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Re: ATSF Los Angeles Division, circa 1949
« Reply #180 on: April 23, 2020, 02:26:40 AM »
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Playing with fascia colors tonight. And the winner is...drumroll...”lead cast” I think. (who comes up with these names, anyway? :facepalm:).
Light enough to not be too contrasty, picks up hues from the layout and backdrop, I like it. I think I will stare at it for a few days and see what I think...
Otto K.

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Re: ATSF Los Angeles Division, circa 1949
« Reply #181 on: April 23, 2020, 08:29:09 AM »
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... (who comes up with these names, anyway? :facepalm: ). ...

I was working on fascia color yesterday, too, and had the exact same thought about the silly names as I was browsing color chips.

The gray I picked is called "Improbable". Robyn quipped, "Fitting. Describes this whole project."
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Re: ATSF Los Angeles Division, circa 1949
« Reply #182 on: April 23, 2020, 01:48:50 PM »
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I was working on fascia color yesterday, too, and had the exact same thought about the silly names as I was browsing color chips.

The gray I picked is called "Improbable". Robyn quipped, "Fitting. Describes this whole project."
I just went with Machine Gray

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Re: ATSF Los Angeles Division, circa 1949
« Reply #183 on: April 26, 2020, 11:41:16 AM »
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I’ve been working on Devore. It’s an triangular area 8’ long by 4’ deep in the corner, where the helix used to be...well, still is, buried.
There was a little community there at the foot of Cajon Pass, with a handful of modest homes, a couple of stores, a one-room schoolhouse, and of course the two-story depot, much more substantial than it needed to be, in anticipation of John Devore’s real estate scheme that never quite materialized. There are two sidings, one in each direction, with the eastward one placed behind the depot when the line was doubletracked. There was also a wye there to turn helpers in single track days when the ruling grade above Cajon was 3%; Devore was the first place flat enough to accommodate a wye. In later years, the wye was abandoned, water tank removed, and a materials/equipment/junk yard was located there. I’m still looking for photos and additional historical info, but it’s coming along, pics below.
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Re: ATSF Los Angeles Division, circa 1949
« Reply #184 on: April 26, 2020, 11:59:48 AM »
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Always stunning work, Otto. Beautiful. 'Cept for that second pic with the out-of-scale figure.  :D
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Re: ATSF Los Angeles Division, circa 1949
« Reply #185 on: April 26, 2020, 05:00:18 PM »
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Hey Otto, what's that to (our) right of the Elmer's glue bottle?  Some kind of "wash" for the ballast????   :P

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Re: ATSF Los Angeles Division, circa 1949
« Reply #186 on: April 26, 2020, 05:32:30 PM »
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Dang, @MK, my secrets are out.
It’s  liquid courage and inspiration for blending scenery colors onto the backdrop. Scary stuff. This particular mix is M&R sweet vermouth and tonic, but I have other blends, as appropriate for the kind of work at hand. For ballasting, I go straight to hard liquor, which is probably why I don't ever get much ballasting done..😜
Otto

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Re: ATSF Los Angeles Division, circa 1949
« Reply #187 on: April 26, 2020, 07:53:12 PM »
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Sweet vermouth and tonic? Very interesting sounding combo. I might just have to try that out.

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Re: ATSF Los Angeles Division, circa 1949
« Reply #188 on: April 26, 2020, 09:52:25 PM »
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Yes Ed,
very refreshing over ice on a hot day. Just make sure you get Martini & Rossi Rosso, not the cheap crap...and good Tonic, too.
You’re welcome...
Otto

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Re: ATSF Los Angeles Division, circa 1949
« Reply #189 on: April 26, 2020, 11:25:57 PM »
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Otto-
Any recommendations on what to pair with an afternoon of wiring feeders?
I’ve long admired your modeling -  I’ll gratefully have what you’re having!
Michel

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Re: ATSF Los Angeles Division, circa 1949
« Reply #190 on: April 27, 2020, 12:44:46 AM »
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Yes Ed,
very refreshing over ice on a hot day. Just make sure you get Martini & Rossi Rosso, not the cheap crap...and good Tonic, too.
You’re welcome...
Otto
I'll stick to my whiskey and beer

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Re: ATSF Los Angeles Division, circa 1949
« Reply #191 on: April 27, 2020, 02:34:47 AM »
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Thanks for your kind comments, guys. @MDW, thanks, and depends on how early you start, I don’t until late afternoon. When working with hot solder, and electricity in general, maybe just a little light Sauvignon Blanc? Or a good beer on a hot day? I’m partial to the original Budweiser from Budweiss, Czechia (not that awful stuff whose name Anheiser-Bush hijacked for marketing purposes).
Otto

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Re: ATSF Los Angeles Division, circa 1949
« Reply #192 on: April 27, 2020, 02:42:28 AM »
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Yes Ed,
very refreshing over ice on a hot day. Just make sure you get Martini & Rossi Rosso, not the cheap crap...and good Tonic, too.
You’re welcome...
Otto

Yes I like that one, on ice (no Tonic).  Then there is also nice sweet Bianco version.  But with that one, I prefer Cinzano brand.
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Re: ATSF Los Angeles Division, circa 1949
« Reply #193 on: April 27, 2020, 03:47:02 AM »
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Got it, Otto
Beer is a given - any time of the day, but I may just try a bit of white wine the next time I start working after lunch.
Cheers!
Michel

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Re: ATSF Los Angeles Division, circa 1949
« Reply #194 on: April 29, 2020, 12:18:45 AM »
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Many, many years ago -decades?- there was a kit of a little one-room schoolhouse based on the one in San Timoteo Canyon near Redlands, CA. I could use one for my Devore scene. Anyone know who made it and where I could get my hands on one?
I know, a long shot....and I can always scratchbuild it, but have enough on my hands as is...
Otto K.