I agree with Dennis. The video is very watchable and well done. ... moreI agree with Dennis. The video is very watchable and well done. I especially like the suspense created by the set-up shots before the train actually comes into view moving. Great!
Connies have a long wheelbase, and a large overhang on the front... moreConnies have a long wheelbase, and a large overhang on the front deck, so they eat up a lot of space on curves. It may be a "liitle" loco, but it runs very big.
On my tie painting and rail staining experiments I've been using... moreOn my tie painting and rail staining experiments I've been using 2X as a sealer before using an enamel type color coat. I used left over Krylon Fusion clear uv with no ill affects. Just bought some Clear matte 2X to try...
Living down to it's nick, Home Disappointment has a limited color selection of the Rustoleum line and no Krylon. Ace carries both lines, but is out of my way...
Hi Stan, I hope all is good for you.
Thank you Pete,
Just so you know, Greg E. hosts my material beca... moreThank you Pete,
Just so you know, Greg E. hosts my material because I don't have a Web site, and therefore, I don't need one and prefer not to have one. I had been posting on MLS, and like done here, very little material compared to the full info. on Greg's site.
When you said "I read some of the blogs" did you mean pres... moreGreg,
When you said "I read some of the blogs" did you mean present tense, as in "I just read the blog" or did you mean past tense as in " In the past I have read these blogs, and will continue to read them in the present". Just curious, as our wonderful english language allows for both in the written content. :)
Interesting discussion to say the least.
David Maynard said:
...And I always use a primer coat, again, so... moreDavid Maynard said:
...And I always use a primer coat, again, so the finish coat adheres better.
Yes, yes, yes. I can't stress how important a primer coat is. I've learned my lessons over the years. Now I never paint a model without a primer.
My favorite primer is Tamiya Fine Surface Primer...although I use this almost exclusively for HO scale projects where you don't want fine detailes obscured by thick paint.
I also use Rustoleum Automobile Primer for larger scales, like G. But I do very very quick fine coats. Building up the layers slowly. Takes a lot of time, but the results are definitely worth it in the end. Especially for model cars, where you want an almost mirror finish.
Primer Rio Grande Trucks
Painted Rio Grande Trucks
Oh and I really like the weathering on the hopper. Color choice is very realistic. less
today i found something, that might even be better. the white, w... moretoday i found something, that might even be better. the white, we used in tipe-writer times to hide typos.
why they still sell it, is beyond me. i didn't know, that we got so many blonde secretaries in town, who still paint over typos on computer screens.
Dan is a great guy, knowledgeable and thorough, you might ask hi... moreDan is a great guy, knowledgeable and thorough, you might ask him if you can up the max a bit.
My suggestion is if you can open the smoke box so you can feel the smoke unit housing, you can experiment a bit, and see how the temp of the unit housing fares.
My personal experience is that I can run the Aristo unit much harder than the plastic will afford, but the fan cools the unit at higher speeds... so a lot of slow running at high heat would be the worst case.
I use Zimos myself, and indeed have one in a USAT Hudson myself with the same smoke unit. I have not been running it to tune it to my liking yet, but it was also installed by Dan.
Forrest Scott Wood said:
Speaking of making louvers, at some poi... moreForrest Scott Wood said:
Speaking of making louvers, at some point in past I was pondering making one of this http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/bcf1.jpg or this http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/sksxZM12.jpg
Now why did you have to post these pics! Wasn't my build list long enough already? hahaha what is the story behind the first one? Would be a fun build ;)
the wood came smooth scoring for the boards. i used just a... morethe wood came smooth scoring for the boards. i used just about anything on had to create a wood grain. I mostly used various saws to create the edge.
Caught in the mid morning sun and closer to our 10' rule, I like... moreCaught in the mid morning sun and closer to our 10' rule, I like.
Untreated 'blue' rail on the right is the before... except I pickled it with vinegar washes.... shows some salts.
There you go John P., my version of rusty rail.
....and we are still using RailOps here on the IPP&W, every ... more....and we are still using RailOps here on the IPP&W, every Saturday during the Summer season. There are at least 4 other indoor HO pikes in Ottawa using RailOps. There is a RailOps email List, where anyone with a problem can post. As was said; if it isn't "Broke", don't fix it.
Ray Dunakin said:
That copper sign is really neat!
Thanks Ray. T... moreRay Dunakin said:
That copper sign is really neat!
Thanks Ray. That was a fun project. I have never done anything like that before. The technique is rather easy but stinky. The phenomenon of the blue/green patina being heavy at the top and bottom and light in the middle was a complete accident that came out cool. My gas chamber is not big enough to hold the sheet flat so it bowed in the middle So the liquid ran to the center. As near as I can figure that meant more exposure to the oxygen. I have tried a smaller piece with less success and it lays perfectly flat so now I am wondering if I need to tilt it so the liquid runs off. The liquid might be only to dampen the salt so it sticks. HMMM I wonder. less
Eric Schade said:
....................that would be cool vs spen... moreEric Schade said:
....................that would be cool vs spending thousands on a laser...if it actually works. the veneer is thin,
LASERS... You can now buy them (blue beam types) for about 150 to 500 dollars from Banggood. and others...(depending on wattage of the laser head). Max they have is 5 watts...but it does a decent job on up to 3mm proper LASERPLY with a couple of passes.
Ordinary ply has different glues and is very difficult to cut with these smaller machines.
They can also cut/engrave other materials. Prices vary vendor to vendor so look around. being Chinese don't expect any technical help that's why a d... less
Thanks, all. I will make it a general store or a grocery. Bruce,... moreThanks, all. I will make it a general store or a grocery. Bruce, your store with the inset doors is exactly what mine has. It looks terrific. What a bee@+&% to model those double inset doors. I must have cut and pasted a zillion times to get the proportions right and finally made the doors a plug in module that fits between the windows. I still need to make the porch pillars, attach the shutters on the front upstairs windows and figure out how to make the front porch, which is "concrete" look more realistic. I painted it Aged Concrete and the color is OK, but there's no texture to the surface. On the interior, I think I will make a plug-in so's I don't have to stick my hands into the store to mess around. BTW, it's a two story structure. And no, I'm not gonna detail the upstairs living space except for curtains and maybe a candle in the window. When I was at Strasburg Railroad one year, I noticed them folks down there like to have a single candle in every window, Christmas or not. Maybe it's ... less