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Re: LL BL-2 to PRR foobie extreme
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2020, 06:11:13 PM »
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Hmm, paint getting into the working coupler parts might give you some more work in the future. It will "gum up" the works.  :|
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Re: LL BL-2 to PRR foobie extreme
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2020, 08:28:09 PM »
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thanks Peteski


as for operations, all will be 0-5-0 left hand
if there is any problem with the coupler's movement
i was thinking of just using some neolube or graphite


unless there is something that such treatment would not free up
i can brush some nail polish remover or alcohol tonight
before heading to bed


i have not had any problems in the past caused by paint on the couplers


clue me in if you wish...rather deal with it now rather than later


thanks!


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Re: LL BL-2 to PRR foobie extreme
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2020, 08:45:09 PM »
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Well Gary, I never even contemplated just airbrushing paint all over the coupler.    If the paint is thin enough (and you spray heavy enough coat), it can wick between coupler halves and possibly between the couple shank and the couple box, and even into the coupler spring.  It will then dry, and make the coupler movement difficult. I suppose since it is slippery plastic the paint might not keep the parts "glued together", but even so, some flakes of the dry paint will like remain between the coupler parts, and it will not swing as smoothly as should.


Hey, but it you have done this in the past and you had no problems then more power to you.  Just because it made me cringe doesn't mean you shouldn't do it anymore.  :D
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Re: LL BL-2 to PRR foobie extreme
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2020, 08:48:11 PM »
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thanks Peteski,


good information and good recommendation
i am going to carefully brush some 91% alcohol
on the couplers and boxes with a soft watercolor
paint brush


your wisdom is appreciated!


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Re: LL BL-2 to PRR foobie extreme
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2020, 09:15:17 PM »
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ok ... some progress


after the second painting
and with decals


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it is good for the 3 ft test
unfortunately the closeup photos show the imperfections


1. the decals seemed to be too brittle (age: 10-12 yrs?)
2. i could not extend the stripe back any further as it kept breaking into little pieces
3, thus, the PENNSYLVANIA on the side in alignment with the stripe
4. those numbers are really difficult to deal with (their size) even with good light and magnification
5. i realize that the decaling really takes this foob to a new level of foobism
6. maybe since this is meant to be a foob just having something that looks a little PRR is better?


going to take a few days and decide whether to try decaling again or if it is good enough and time for some dullcoat


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Re: LL BL-2 to PRR foobie extreme
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2020, 10:07:04 PM »
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I suggest using the dulux gold stripe from the WM microscale set.  It follows the profile of the front curved quarter panel, and would be in keeping with the single stripe PRR scheme.  I might have one floating around if you need it...
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Re: LL BL-2 to PRR foobie extreme
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2020, 03:21:46 AM »
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Re: LL BL-2 to PRR foobie extreme
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2020, 02:55:26 PM »
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Re: LL BL-2 to PRR foobie extreme
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2020, 11:50:24 AM »
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Re: LL BL-2 to PRR foobie extreme
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2020, 11:55:08 AM »
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I suggest using the dulux gold stripe from the WM microscale set.  It follows the profile of the front curved quarter panel, and would be in keeping with the single stripe PRR scheme.  I might have one floating around if you need it...
Lee


Lee, thanks for the idea and offer
i am more concerned with not being able to extend the stripe back further than the cab
but i might try again with newer decals
i think the brittle nature of the ones i used were due to age (bought back in '99)


i will let you know when i decide
thanks!


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Gary
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Re: LL BL-2 to PRR foobie extreme
« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2020, 01:01:57 PM »
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Just a quick rendering since I don't have good base drawings....
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Re: LL BL-2 to PRR foobie extreme
« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2020, 02:59:36 PM »
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Just a quick rendering since I don't have good base drawings....
Charlie Vlk


thanks, Charlie....excellent!
perhaps i can get closer to these on my next attempt
much appreciation


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Gary
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Re: LL BL-2 to PRR foobie extreme
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2020, 07:20:19 PM »
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I like @ncbqguy 's designs, but I'd suggest that the strips end where they cross the break from full-width to narrow hood..   Carrying the stripes back to to the narrow hood would be tricky, and I think it would actually look better not to do that, especially on the 5-stripe version.
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Re: LL BL-2 to PRR foobie extreme
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2020, 08:39:02 PM »
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I’ve observed that most back in the day designs treated stripes to read as if they were on the same plane.  Some of the modern designs do that too with the stripes continuing over walkways (Burlington pre-merger pistol grip SD s and GEs), and some of the Heritage units.  Makes it a bit harder to decal but...
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Re: LL BL-2 to PRR foobie extreme
« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2020, 12:25:17 AM »
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