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    • March 14, 2019 10:33 PM EDT
    • [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      First coat of paint, I do 3 plus coats of a good quality of spray paint. And Brush with paint brush between coats, so the brush will set the paint in areas the spray can't go. 

      I like to do a dark brown, to give the joints and as the paint fades a little it will stay darker than getting light colored. I try to keep them sprayed with a UV stopper , but still the sun can be a crisp killer.

    • March 14, 2019 7:17 PM EDT
    • Wow Dennis, sorry I've missed this thread ---- AMAZING!!


      I admire how you keep finding new techniques, and appreciate how you share what you learn. 


      On your 2nd building, I suppose you're going light and quick with the laser for all the "seams" and other grooves. I just looked up their page on engraving, very cool.



      I'll be watching more carefully now! 


    • March 14, 2019 3:47 PM EDT
    • BUILDING No 2

      Thanks Guys for Your ideas, they were definitely thought provoking.

      Thank you for your complimentary words 

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      Back Side

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

    • March 14, 2019 1:08 PM EDT
    • Denis

      Do you have a link or any resent photos of your layout ?

    • March 14, 2019 9:45 AM EDT
    • Hmmm .... Black Powder Gun company : Wiley Coyote proprietor

    • March 14, 2019 9:36 AM EDT
    • The high pitched roof yields Acme Dunce Cap Company or Merlin's Wonderful Witches and Wizards Ware.

      A real buisiness in Maine "Yankee Shooting Supplies"  with a fictitious branch in Tennessee.

       Wonderful work by the way!

    • March 14, 2019 6:36 AM EDT
    • Near Miss gun and tack shop.

    • March 13, 2019 11:27 PM EDT
    • bakery? butcher? tack shop? feed store? tailor? candlestick maker? ceiling wax? undertaker? vet? newspaper?

    • March 13, 2019 11:01 PM EDT
    • BUILDING No 2

      This next picture shows the structure that has been corners mitered and glued and pinned together. I use titebond 3 glue because it is

      water proof. I use headless pins to hold corners together and help the glue to hold. 

      Title of the business 

      Not sure of the name of the business, if you have any suggestions, so far I am thinking of a gunshop / gunsmith.

      So if you have any thoughts of a good business for this type of structure, please let me know.

      Back Wall

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

    • March 13, 2019 10:49 PM EDT
    • BUILDING No 2

      I have started another Precision Board Structure, this one is going to look like brick. The brick is for sure much easier to build be cause it requires 

      no hand carving of each stone.

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]Untitled[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr


      This picture is the 4 walls after they have been lasered out

    • March 14, 2019 8:48 PM EDT
    • Barber S-2's are all the rage anymore  !

    • March 14, 2019 7:39 PM EDT
    • I've been working on the next two cars which I hope will see paint in another week or so. They are both CN, including the early version. While working on the 1970 version, the car  shops discovered a bad axle, so it's been swapped out and is ready to go.





    • March 13, 2019 10:37 PM EDT
    • Seeing if anyone has any (2) of the Chili Line Bay Windows for an AMS Accucraft passenger car 1:20.3? The one's from Rio Grande Models UK. Or something like it That would be willing to part with.


      Thanks Jason 

    • March 13, 2019 9:21 PM EDT
    • Jim, that is a cool looking truck.  Looking forward to watching it come to life and I agree on the weathering, beat it up and rust it up 

    • March 13, 2019 10:26 AM EDT
    • this is fun.

    • March 13, 2019 11:41 AM EDT
    • Geee  ...  I hope Dave doesn't call in sick....  It would be hard to out doo those two....

    • March 13, 2019 11:30 AM EDT
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      John Caughey said:

      I'm proud to be a crew member on such a fine model, truly a dream job come true!

      Me too. I look forward to finding a nice comfy spot in a corner and sleep while everyone else works.


      Since they've got me on steroids right now, that's a; Can Do, younger buddy!

    • March 13, 2019 10:23 AM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      I'm proud to be a crew member on such a fine model, truly a dream job come true!

      Me too. I look forward to finding a nice comfy spot in a corner and sleep while everyone else works.


    • March 13, 2019 6:05 AM EDT
    • Max, you ain't seen nuttin' yet.  With the Type B I did some extra work, using Phil's Narrow Gauge steps, and scratch-building the over-door catches et al.  With the DZ all I've done is to put nuts on the handbrake staffs.  I had to make a replacement end overlay in styrene.  Having done it, I then found it. underneath the work mat.  As for David, he has a very fine 16mm layout that he might tell you about, and add to that his occupation as a fireman on the WHR and the connection is deep-rooted.


      As for our US/Canadian pals here, you'd be surprised how many of them actually model British NG.  If there was no interest, then you wouldn't have Jason Kovacs independently producing his 'Dolgoch', right?  Over in Ontario, Geoff Young has been modelling the UK NG scene for around 25 years or so.


      A link to that site would be good to have, please.


    • March 13, 2019 5:07 AM EDT
    • I arranged to meet David up at the big Warley show in November, having heard about his initial class B wagon offering via FB. Took one look at his built samples, an unbuilt boxed kit and the other work of his "cutter", on the shared stand, and went "YES, at last !". Ordered some coaches and a selection of wagons there and then. The guys service and commitment is exemplary. He also gave me a link to a web site that had a wealth of picture information on SAR 2ft gauge lines - including pictures of typical mixed consists (great sales aid )


      When I opened the kits I was staggered by his understanding and use of laser cutting technology and materials, that will build to make precise fitting and staggeringly detailed models. They are some of the best I have ever seen. Think Hartford. One to watch in the future. Now can we get him to expand into 1:20.3 to fill the gap seemingly left by Rio Grande Models UK. Another UK supplier seems to be encroaching on the territory with what appear to be "budget" offerings. For ages it has been difficult to find suitable stock for the impressive Acucraft made SAR Garratt and Mikado locos, either very limited availability or attempts that did no reach fruition for one reason or another. Now there is a glut of product.


      I understand that David is a past editor of the UK based Garden Rail magazine. Seems he has a bit of "form" in this hobby then. I have a funny feeling a few of the, mostly Stateside, members of this forum might be scratching their heads by now and thinking, "What are they going on about ?". Tac, I am impressed at your patience and obvious skills. I take it an internet connection is available at the rehab centre when you book in to be weaned off your possible rivet addiction.