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Title: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 14, 2019, 01:27:04 PM
Hey Guys:

Here's the next kit on my list to build. Sierra West's Loco & Service Shopsd;

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: ACL1504 on December 14, 2019, 01:31:13 PM
Karl,

I'm in of course.

Tom  ;D
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Post by: Bruce Oberleitner on December 14, 2019, 01:41:41 PM
Karl,

I'm in of course.

Tom  ;D

Ditto
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Post by: postalkarl on December 14, 2019, 03:11:29 PM
Hey Tom And Bruce:

Thanks for following along.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on December 14, 2019, 03:30:22 PM
Hi All:

Started working on the laser cut framing walls. I did this by the instructions and want to know how you think it looks.

Wall is coated with clear alcohol and then brushed with chalk powders. I used light brown and rust colored chalk powder.

Let me know what you think.

Karl
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Post by: Jerry on December 14, 2019, 03:53:42 PM
Karl nice.  That is great coloring.


Whose chalks did you use??


Jerry
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Post by: PainTrain on December 14, 2019, 04:12:37 PM
I think the color looks great so far. 

You'll have plenty of opportunity to experiment since this kit has like 2 lbs of strip wood lol.
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 14, 2019, 04:17:31 PM
Hey Jerry & Paintrain:

Thanks guys. Chalks are Bragoen Enterprises.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on December 14, 2019, 04:18:58 PM
Hey All:

Got some more walls done. I didn't think I was going to like this but it is a pretty coll way to color the walls.

Here's another pic.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: mark dalrymple on December 14, 2019, 05:59:44 PM
Walls look terrific, Karl.

Cheers, Mark.
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Post by: jimmillho on December 14, 2019, 07:06:07 PM
Cool looking walls Karl

Jim
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Post by: PRR Modeler on December 14, 2019, 08:01:37 PM
I'll be following  and great looking walls.
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Post by: GPdemayo on December 14, 2019, 08:50:24 PM
I need to add this one to my stash before Brett quits production of the kit. I'll be looking to this build Karl.  ;)
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Post by: S&S RR on December 14, 2019, 10:13:07 PM
Karl


I'm following along, too.  The wall coloring looks good - the big issue with this coloring technique is not getting things too dark.
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: deemery on December 15, 2019, 10:22:42 AM
Karl, what's the plan for floors in the shops?  That's something I kinda agonized over in my roundhouse, and wasn't quite happy with my final solution there.


dave
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: darrylhuffman on December 15, 2019, 11:06:22 AM
Karl,

I look forward to seeing your progress on this kit.

I have seen other versions and think your version will turn out great, as usual.

Sort of curious to see how long it takes as well.

Have fun.

Darryl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 15, 2019, 03:15:06 PM
Hey Mark, Jim, Curt, Greg & John S:

Hey Guys thank for the great compliments. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 15, 2019, 03:16:18 PM
Hey Dave:

Not sure about the floor. I will check the directions and see what I can tell you.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 15, 2019, 03:17:33 PM
Hey Darryl:

thanks for following along. We shall see how long it takes.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on December 15, 2019, 03:23:07 PM
Dave:

The floor is a wood plank floor. Says stain with black alcohol stain and then color with #408.5 Raw Umber chalk p[owder and rubbing alcohol.

Karl
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Post by: deemery on December 15, 2019, 05:34:51 PM
Karl, thanks!    dave
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Post by: Opa George on December 16, 2019, 05:28:53 AM
Cool looking kit. Your beginning work is looking real good, Karl.
George
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Post by: postalkarl on December 16, 2019, 07:38:14 AM
Hey Dave:

You are quite welcome.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on December 16, 2019, 07:38:48 AM
Hey George:

thanks appreciate your compliment.

Karl
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Post by: ACL1504 on December 16, 2019, 07:58:34 AM
Karl,

The framed walls look great, nice technique. Is this something new you tried or something SW came up with, just curious.  Either way, you did a great job on  them.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 16, 2019, 05:01:46 PM
Hey Tom:

Thanks and its by the instructions.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on December 16, 2019, 05:05:26 PM
Hey Guys:

Need an opinion on this. This if peeling paint. What color looks best?

Left to right over Black A&I wasH:

All Floquil Colors--- Antique White, Reefer White and Zinc Chromate Primer.

Thanks for your input.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: deemery on December 16, 2019, 07:06:27 PM
For an utility structure, the red on the right looks best.  Save that weathered blue color for an old house.  (Blue pigment wasn't cheap, so it would be unlikely on a railroad/logging structure.)


dave
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 16, 2019, 08:35:49 PM
Hey Dave:

Thanks for the reply. That is not actually blue it Antique white. I sent the picture to my friend I'm building it for. I will let him make the choice. Also said he could do just A&I wash. No peeling paint.

Karl
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Post by: PainTrain on December 16, 2019, 11:04:16 PM
That middle one looks good for an exterior.  Looks like a sun bleached version of the left most paint job.
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Post by: Opa George on December 17, 2019, 05:40:22 AM
They all look good in close-up.  I like the middle sample most, but of course it's up to your friend.
--George
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Post by: PRR Modeler on December 17, 2019, 09:17:21 AM
I like the middle one best.
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Post by: CVSNE on December 17, 2019, 10:50:28 AM
Hi Karl,


Just catching up on this. I got this kit from Brett just before Turkey Day - I haven't even had a chance to crack open the box with all the holiday craziness - but will certainly be following along with your progress.


Marty

Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: Jerry on December 17, 2019, 12:11:21 PM
Karl I like the red to.


Marty will be interesting to see what you do with this kit.


Jerry
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 17, 2019, 05:11:25 PM
Hey Jerry:

 I'm going with the white as that is what my friend chose as first choice.

karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 17, 2019, 05:12:43 PM
Hi Guys:

Thanks for all  the input. My friend chose Reefer White as his first choice.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 17, 2019, 05:14:24 PM
Hey guys:

Ok here are a couple of photos. One is from the instructions with peeling white paint. The other is what I did with the model. Tried to copy what Brett did.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: mark dalrymple on December 17, 2019, 05:27:37 PM
That came out very nicely, Karl.

Cheers, Mark.
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Post by: PRR Modeler on December 17, 2019, 05:30:49 PM
Great job Karl.
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Post by: CVSNE on December 17, 2019, 05:37:26 PM
Looks great. I like the white as well.
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Post by: deemery on December 17, 2019, 06:12:06 PM
That looks a lot more "white" than the sample.  Definitely well weathered!


dave
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Post by: cuse on December 18, 2019, 06:02:09 AM
Looking good!

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Post by: postalkarl on December 18, 2019, 02:07:15 PM
Hey Mark, Curt, Marty, Dave & Cuse:

Wow Guys thanks for all the great compliments. Much appreciated. Glad to have you all along for this one. It's gonna take A while.

Thanks Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 18, 2019, 02:11:34 PM
Hi All:

Here's where I am at this point. 2 walls are assembled and painted.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: ACL1504 on December 18, 2019, 03:19:55 PM
Karl,

Great looking wall fading.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: Jerry on December 18, 2019, 03:22:03 PM
Karl


Great weathering on those walls.  Your off to a great start.


Jerry
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 18, 2019, 04:30:16 PM
Hey Tom:

thanks appreciate it buddy.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 18, 2019, 04:31:03 PM
Hey Jerry:

thanks much appreciate the compliment.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 18, 2019, 04:31:39 PM
Hey Guys:

Has anyone here built this kit? If so do you have any pics.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: sdrees on December 18, 2019, 04:39:13 PM
Karl, here are pictures of my build on this project

https://sierrawestscalemodels.com/gallery_sd.html


http://www.craftsmankituniversity.com/vanforum/index.php?p=/discussion/382/208-locomotive-and-service-shop#latest
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 20, 2019, 02:45:44 PM
Hey Steve:

Thanks for all the great pic . They will be A very great help.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 20, 2019, 02:55:42 PM
Hi All:

Got the left wall finished today. It took me about 2 days to finish it. It was kinda warped. I straightened it out by adding A 1/16th X 1/16 piece of wood top and bottom on on the top and bottom stud. Hope it looks OK. I painted my windows to mach the walls. Instructions call for gray on the outside. I used Earth. Actually Krylon Camouflage Tan.

Karl
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Post by: GPdemayo on December 21, 2019, 10:52:29 AM
Shaping up nicely Karl.....
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Post by: postalkarl on December 21, 2019, 11:36:21 AM
Hey Greg:

Thanks much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 29, 2019, 02:39:56 PM
Hi guys:

Sorry haven't posted any photos lately but I'm just building more walls. Maybe I'll post something tomorrow.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: ACL1504 on December 29, 2019, 03:32:19 PM
Hi All:

Got the left wall finished today. It took me about 2 days to finish it. It was kinda warped. I straightened it out by adding A 1/16th X 1/16 piece of wood top and bottom on on the top and bottom stud. Hope it looks OK. I painted my windows to mach the walls. Instructions call for gray on the outside. I used Earth. Actually Krylon Camouflage Tan.

Karl


Karl,

Great looking wall and windows.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on December 29, 2019, 03:33:34 PM
Hey Tom:

thanks buddy appreciate it.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: sdrees on December 29, 2019, 04:11:56 PM
Your weathering is spot on Karl.
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Post by: postalkarl on January 04, 2020, 09:57:20 AM
Hey Steve:

thanks buddy much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 04, 2020, 10:02:28 AM
Hi All:

Just tried to post a photo and it won't post for some reason.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 04, 2020, 05:04:05 PM
Hey Guys:

Tried to post a photo and is still not working. anyone else having this problem .

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on January 04, 2020, 05:08:44 PM
Hey All:

Here's A photo of what I'm working on.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on January 04, 2020, 05:12:20 PM
Hi All:

Been working on the outside walls. They are finished except for some details. The bottom wall is an interior wall and and not finished.

Here's A Photo.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on January 04, 2020, 05:12:52 PM
Hey Guys:

got it that time guess it was to big.

Karl
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Post by: Jerry on January 06, 2020, 11:24:56 AM
Karl great weathering.


Your a real master on getting your weathering just about right not to old not to new.  PERFECT!!!


Jerry
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Post by: postalkarl on January 06, 2020, 12:14:56 PM
Hey Jerry:

thanks buddy very much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: S&S RR on January 06, 2020, 01:00:10 PM
Karl


Looking great!
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Post by: NEMMRRC on January 06, 2020, 07:02:26 PM
Thanks for sharing your build, Karl.


The more I build these kits the more I want to make them look like the landscape I see daily in my part of the country. It's funny how wood and metal weather differently in different areas of the country. Out here where I live metal roofs end up rusting a deep burgundy. You hardly ever see that in craftsman kit pilot models.


Anyway, your model will turn out fantastic, Karl.


Jaime
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Post by: Opa George on January 07, 2020, 05:30:41 AM
Nice work on the walls, Karl. 
--Opa George
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Post by: postalkarl on January 07, 2020, 11:55:00 AM
Hey John:

Thanks buddy much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 07, 2020, 11:56:53 AM
Hey Jaime:

Thanks for the great reply. I have to say I've never seen a roof rust A deep burgundy. Feel free to post a pic of one here if you want. Would love to see how it looks.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 07, 2020, 11:58:07 AM
Hey Opa George:

Thanks for the compliment. Glad you like how they turned out.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 08, 2020, 02:20:09 PM
Hi All:

Finished the doors on one of the side walls. here's a Photo.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 09, 2020, 05:16:39 PM
Hey All:

Been working on the engine house doors today. Quite A job. All separate boards.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 10, 2020, 02:50:54 PM
Hi All:

 Got the doors done for the side shop done. All separate boards stained with A&I the each board is dry-brushed with peeling white paint. Hinges are laser cut and are rather fragile. So they take A little time to install.

On to the Loco Shop Doors.

Karl
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Post by: Opa George on January 10, 2020, 03:20:44 PM
Karl, fantastic job. The wood grain is very nicely done--I think I see some knotholes and everything. The peeling paint look is very effective.  The old strap hinges look authentic.
--Opa George
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Post by: postalkarl on January 15, 2020, 02:45:55 PM
Hey Opa George:

Thanks much for the compliments much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 15, 2020, 02:47:56 PM
Hi All:

All the doors are finished up. Been suffering with A cold so laid up for a few days. Here's a picture of both sets of doors. These are also board by board and take A little time to assemble. On to the inside wall.


Karl
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Post by: PRR Modeler on January 15, 2020, 05:09:32 PM
Doors look good.
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Post by: postalkarl on January 16, 2020, 01:16:22 AM
Hey Curt:

thanks buddy much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on January 16, 2020, 02:58:55 AM
Hi All:

Got the walls assembled today. Here's A few photos.

Karl
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Post by: Opa George on January 16, 2020, 05:24:44 AM
That looks really nice, Karl.  Good coloring. 
Hope your cold is better.
--Opa George
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Post by: postalkarl on January 16, 2020, 08:17:40 AM
Hey George:

thanks buddy much appreciated. The cold is still hanging on.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 16, 2020, 05:23:19 PM
Hi All:

Finished the floor today Here's a few pics. Any word on fixing the original opening page? The floor is not glued down. It is assembled with 3M double faced adhesive tape. I also added a piece of card stock uder the template to stiffen it. I will also not be adding it to the diorama base. All the rest of the Sierra west kits I assembled are just loose so we can install them on the layout as we wish.

Karl
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Post by: Oldguy on January 16, 2020, 09:28:18 PM
Very impressive work. Very impressive.
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Post by: Janbouli on January 17, 2020, 05:39:33 PM
As usual you are building a great structure, is it talent or lots of practice or a little bit of both.
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Post by: carl b on January 17, 2020, 07:21:37 PM
Nice work Karl.
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Post by: postalkarl on January 18, 2020, 08:34:31 AM
Hey Janbouli:

Thanks for the great compliment. Yeah I guess it's A little of both.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 18, 2020, 08:35:26 AM
Hey Old Guys:

Thanks much buddy much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 18, 2020, 08:36:13 AM
Hey Carl B:

Thanks to you also for the great compliment. Much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: Jerry on January 18, 2020, 09:27:05 AM
Well Karl seems you have mastered the peeling paint effect perfectly.


Your really doing an excellent job on this one but you always do.


Jerry
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Post by: postalkarl on January 18, 2020, 03:19:34 PM
Hey Jerry:

Thanks for the compliment. very much appreciated,

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 22, 2020, 12:31:21 PM
Hi All:

Finished the sand house today. It is colored per the instructions. Just wondering how you guys like the color scheme. Let me know OK. Water Tank is next.

Thanks:
Karl
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Post by: Jerry on January 22, 2020, 12:51:51 PM
Looks like old wood.  I like the brown and then the gray starting to start on the trim pieces.


Jerry
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Post by: sdrees on January 22, 2020, 04:16:17 PM
this is coming along very nicely Karl.  The weathering on the main structure looks great
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Post by: postalkarl on January 22, 2020, 04:40:20 PM
Hey Jerry & Steve:

Thanks for the great compliments. Much appreciated. Started working on the water tank today. Will post pics soon>

Karl
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Post by: S&S RR on January 22, 2020, 11:03:45 PM
It looks great Karl.
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Post by: JimF on January 23, 2020, 09:05:50 AM
Texturing and colors look great, Karl.

Jim
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Post by: postalkarl on January 23, 2020, 10:11:14 AM
Hey John & Jim F:

Hey guys thanks fro the great compliments. Much appreciated

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 23, 2020, 10:12:16 AM
Hey Guys:

Been working on the water tank. The base is finished. here's a photo.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 23, 2020, 11:25:08 AM
Hey Guys:

the tank is painted.

Karl
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Post by: ACL1504 on January 23, 2020, 12:54:57 PM
Karl,

Haven't been here in a few weeks. Everything is looking fantastic, great job.

Tom  ;D
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Post by: postalkarl on January 23, 2020, 05:13:30 PM
Hey Tom:

Thanks buddy much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 23, 2020, 05:34:12 PM
Hi All:

Got A little more done on the water tank. Here's a progress photo.

Karl
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Post by: Opa George on January 24, 2020, 07:08:17 AM
Nice water tank, Karl. Very massive and substantial look to it.  I like it.
--Opa George
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Post by: GPdemayo on January 24, 2020, 09:07:59 AM
Great progress Karl..... 8)
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Post by: postalkarl on January 27, 2020, 11:12:40 AM
Hey George & Greg:

Thanks guys compliments much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 27, 2020, 11:14:31 AM
Hey Guys:

Finished the water tank today. Had to use different weights at end of the chains as I dropped one of the kit ones on the floor and just couldn't find it. Here's A Photo. On to the Oil tank.

PS: Got rid of the ugly rust spot the showed up under the left weight in the photo.


Karl;
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Post by: ACL1504 on January 27, 2020, 11:25:47 AM
Karl,

Perfect, just wonderful.

Tom  ;D
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Post by: postalkarl on January 27, 2020, 12:10:49 PM
Hey Tom:

Thanks buddy much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: Opa George on January 28, 2020, 05:26:08 AM
Nice sturdy looking water tank, Karl. Beautiful job.
--Opa George
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Post by: PRR Modeler on January 28, 2020, 09:08:25 AM
Great looking tank Karl.
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Post by: Oldguy on January 28, 2020, 10:07:35 AM
So far, so Goooood.
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Post by: S&S RR on January 28, 2020, 10:39:19 AM
Karl


Beautiful work, my friend.
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Post by: postalkarl on January 28, 2020, 05:51:51 PM
Hey George, Curt, Bob D and John S:

Wow thanks so much for the fine compliments. much appreciated as always.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 30, 2020, 12:01:22 PM
Hi All:

 Started working on the Oil storage tank. I epoxed the three pieces together and painted the Model Master's Flat black. Here's A photo. On to the framing for it.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on January 30, 2020, 05:29:28 PM
Hey All:

here's where I am on the oil storage tank.

Karl
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Post by: ACL1504 on January 30, 2020, 05:45:25 PM
Hey Karl,

Looking very good my friend.

Tom   ;D
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Post by: PRR Modeler on January 30, 2020, 07:37:54 PM
Looks good so far.
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Post by: Opa George on January 31, 2020, 06:46:06 AM
Karl, really cool structure so far. I love the beat up doors and the warning signs.
--Opa George
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Post by: postalkarl on January 31, 2020, 07:52:41 AM
Hey Tom, Curt  & George:

thanks fore the great compliments. Much appreciated.

Karl
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Post by: GPdemayo on January 31, 2020, 09:08:01 AM
Great progress Karl..... 8)
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Post by: postalkarl on January 31, 2020, 12:45:54 PM
Hey Greg:

Thanks much appreciated. Just finished laying the rails on the floor. Here's A pic.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 31, 2020, 04:00:48 PM
Hi All:

doors have been added and the engine house has been glued to the floor.

Karl
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Post by: postalkarl on January 31, 2020, 04:02:08 PM
Hi All:

Opps added the same pic twice.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: PRR Modeler on January 31, 2020, 04:56:28 PM
Beautiful modeling and color.
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on February 06, 2020, 12:52:54 PM
Hey Curt:

thanks for the compliment much appreciated.  The oil tank is almost finished. I have one more pipe to add to the back.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on February 07, 2020, 01:39:41 PM
Hey All:

Oil tank is finished. I you have any suggestions let me know ok.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: PRR Modeler on February 07, 2020, 03:21:34 PM
Looks great Karl. Should it have a mounted ladder?
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on February 07, 2020, 07:10:54 PM
Hey Curt:

Thanks buddy much appreciated. No ladder in the instructions but it's A good idea. I shall have to build one.

Thanks:
Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: S&S RR on February 07, 2020, 08:47:14 PM
Karl


Fantastic modeling!
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: Oldguy on February 07, 2020, 09:12:45 PM
Okay.  That is really fantastic work.
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: Opa George on February 08, 2020, 07:35:26 AM
Wonderful details on the oil tank, Karl. Exceptionally well done.
--Opa George
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on February 08, 2020, 08:20:09 AM
Hey John S., Bob D., And Opa George:

Hey Guys thanks for the great compliments. Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: carl b on February 08, 2020, 12:29:50 PM
Looks good so far Karl!
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: mark dalrymple on February 09, 2020, 07:22:42 PM
Looking great, Karl.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on February 11, 2020, 02:38:42 PM
Hey Carl B & Mark:

Thanks guys glad you like how it's turning out.

karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on February 11, 2020, 02:40:10 PM
Hey Guys:

Most of the structure build is finished excep for the engine house roof. It's on to paint the casting and there are lot of them.

Here's of pic of what I primed with Earth yesterday.

karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on February 12, 2020, 02:12:57 PM
Hi All:

The interior of the engine house is details. Here's a few photos.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: ACL1504 on February 12, 2020, 02:24:23 PM
Karl,

Fantastic job on this one.

Tom  ;D
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on February 12, 2020, 03:12:03 PM
Hey Tom:

Thanks buddy much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: ReadingBob on February 12, 2020, 03:30:14 PM
Wow Karl!  That's quite a build.  :o  Very well done.   ;)
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: Jerry on February 12, 2020, 04:42:46 PM
An a beautiful job it is!!


Jerry
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on February 13, 2020, 07:37:53 AM
Hey Bob And Jerry:

Thanks for the great compliment much appreciated. It's quite a kit and lots of work.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: JimF on February 18, 2020, 02:28:39 AM
Karl,

As always, amazing work. Thanks for sharing.

Jim
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on February 18, 2020, 02:25:11 PM
Hey Jim:

Thanks buddy much appreciated. Got the drive belt system done for the lathe today. heres A photo.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: deemery on February 18, 2020, 04:53:04 PM
What are you using for belting?  Any suggestions on how to hook up the belts to the pulleys??


dave
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on February 19, 2020, 11:43:19 AM
Hi Dave:

Bret provide a piece of some type of paper to use for the belt. You cut it to the width of the wheel on the shaft. I used Aleen's Tacky Glue on the belt. It worked quite well. Tried Elmers first and didn't for this application.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on February 19, 2020, 11:44:15 AM
Hi All:

Rafter tails have been added. On to the roof.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on February 19, 2020, 03:44:33 PM
Hi All:

Working on the roof. Here's the first photo.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: carl b on February 19, 2020, 04:20:08 PM
Looking good Karl.
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: Oldguy on February 19, 2020, 09:47:35 PM
Karl, your talent continues to amaze me.
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Post by: GPdemayo on February 20, 2020, 09:39:23 AM
Looking good Karl..... 8)
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Post by: Opa George on February 20, 2020, 05:04:14 PM
Beautiful, Karl. I've missed posting a few comments and am catching up now.
--Opa George
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on March 25, 2020, 01:04:19 PM
Hey Carl B, Bob D, Greg and Opa George:

Hey guys thank for the great compliments Much appreciated.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on March 25, 2020, 01:13:00 PM
Hey All:

main roof section have been built and glued to the structure. Here's a few pics.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: S&S RR on March 25, 2020, 10:14:38 PM
Karl


It looks great my friend.
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: GPdemayo on March 26, 2020, 09:21:49 AM
The peeling paint effect really pops with the roof on.....looks great Karl.  8)
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: postalkarl on March 26, 2020, 02:33:10 PM
hey John & Greg:

Hey guys thank for the great compliments. This side of the roof is finished. It is all separate boards. 227 pieces to be exact. It took a while to do. the corrugated is Paper Creek Model Works.

Karl
Title: Re: Sierra West Loco & Service Shops:
Post by: Lynnb on March 27, 2020, 08:29:39 PM
This is another of your fantastic builds.