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Kit Building / Re: 2020 Build Challenge - FSM kit 145 Coal Tower
« on: February 17, 2020, 10:12:58 AM »

John,


Just got caught up on this thread.  It is yet another amazing build from your workbench. Thanks for sharing this with us and for posting all the photos.

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Kit Building / Re: Builders in Scale G. W. Nichols Wood - build challenge
« on: February 17, 2020, 09:59:31 AM »

Bob, 


I wonder if you would have an easier time soldering if your joints were not sitting against the wood block.  I'm far from an expert at soldering but have found the more evenly I can heat the joint the better it works for me.  Have you thought of making an "X" shaped fixture that holds the sides and diagonal brace in place but leaves the joints to be soldered accessible?  That would allow you to apply the heat underneath the wire rod and touch the solder to the top.

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Greg,


Just getting caught up on this thread.  First, nice to see you back in the game so to speak. 


Walls look really nice, seems like you have started a new trend with the acrylic paint.  Once you get used to using acrylics I think you'll like their versatility.  I really like the changes you made to the roof to make it stronger as well as removable. 

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, February 17th, 2020
« on: February 17, 2020, 09:49:28 AM »

Good morning.
I muddled through morning chores and I'm (obviously) back in the house.  Chiropractor appointment later this morning.  Sure will be good when my back is better and I can go full speed (though obviously not Greg speed).  ;D ;D


You'll be there soon Jerry.....we're rooting for you.  :) :) :)



Thanks Greg.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, February 17th, 2020
« on: February 17, 2020, 08:08:52 AM »

Good morning.
I muddled through morning chores and I'm (obviously) back in the house.  Chiropractor appointment later this morning.  Sure will be good when my back is better and I can go full speed (though obviously not Greg speed).  ;D ;D   

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday, Feb 16
« on: February 16, 2020, 08:54:33 AM »

Good morning.


Planning to visit my friend Jim (whiskeyriver) later today. 

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Dioramas / Re: Dave's Donuts
« on: February 16, 2020, 08:52:55 AM »

Dave,


I started laughing when I saw the police car parked in front!

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Scratchbuilding / Re: Paper Interiors
« on: February 15, 2020, 06:22:16 PM »

Bob,


Thanks for your quick response.  I use Mozilla also but not with your degree of success.  Seems like I need to do a better job when entering my search terms.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday, February 15, 2020
« on: February 15, 2020, 03:06:32 PM »

Dan,


Congrats on the new position.  Being on call can really mess with your sleep and personal life. (Been there, done that, do not miss it.)

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Scratchbuilding / Re: Paper Interiors
« on: February 15, 2020, 02:58:11 PM »

Bob,


Absolutely beautiful!  Any tips on where/how to find the photos of period interiors in color?  I usually find photos that are either period in black and white; or photos that are not era appropriate when in color.  I especially like the teller in "formal" garb.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday, February 15, 2020
« on: February 15, 2020, 06:52:00 AM »

Good morning.


Four degrees below zero here to start the day.  I know that makes the Florida Butty Group envious as they can only dream about negative temperatures.  Sorry, guys.


Chiropractor's appointment this morning.  Hopefully he will be able to help with my sore back.


Stay warm out there, lol.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday, Feb 14 - Happy Valentine's Day
« on: February 14, 2020, 09:12:49 AM »

Good morning. 


It was 14 degrees here this morning.  Pretty appropriate for Valentine's Day.  That's it from here. 

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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« on: February 13, 2020, 10:56:40 AM »

Tom,


FWIW, some research I did revealed that edge striping on roadways was in its infancy in the early 50's, with use primarily on highways or parkways.  Not sure exactly the era you are modeling.  Anyway, just a long way of saying I prefer the road as it is now with the simple center stripe.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday, the thirteenth
« on: February 13, 2020, 10:53:21 AM »

Good morning. 


We got about 2" of snow overnight and it is now raining.  Sure wish Mother Nature would make up her mind.

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: What kind of glue everyone uses's
« on: February 11, 2020, 08:13:43 PM »

Dennis,


I use plain old Elmer's white glue (NOT the school glue) for wood joints.  I have used Elmer's Carpenter glue or Titebond in the past.  I changed after reading a tip from Karl O. He said if you use Elmer's white glue and misalign a joint you can apply water or alcohol to soften the glue so you can realign the joint.  I use Aleene's  Tacky Glue for installing plastic windows into wood walls.  I use Testor's Clear Parts cement for gluing acetate or clear plastic into windows.  I use ACC for metal and some plastic joints where liquid cement doesn't form as strong a bond as I would like.  Metal joints where I need a fillet or more shear strength, two part epoxy.  All glues with the exception of the clear parts cement are readily available at Walmart, Lowe's, Home Depot, Ace, etc., so resupply is easy. HTH

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