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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #375 on: December 05, 2019, 09:37:02 PM »
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #376 on: December 05, 2019, 09:47:38 PM »
Big day for the LBP construction crew of the S&S RR today!

Looking good, John.

I'll hold my tongue on the yellow until all is done.  I know I did one myself in gloss yellow with a hit of Dullcote when done.  At the time it looked so bright (much more so than yours) but when finished it quickly became one of my favourite colour schemes.  (please excuse my Queen's English spelling - two in a row there!)

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #377 on: December 05, 2019, 09:55:59 PM »
Big day for the LBP construction crew of the S&S RR today!

Looking good, John.

I'll hold my tongue on the yellow until all is done.  I know I did one myself in gloss yellow with a hit of Dullcote when done.  At the time it looked so bright (much more so than yours) but when finished it quickly became one of my favourite colour schemes.  (please excuse my Queen's English spelling - two in a row there!)

Cheers, Mark.


Hi Mark


Thank you for following along, yes I spent a few hours in the workshop today.


The yellow looks much brighter in the photograph with the iPhone than in real life to the eye. I don't like how the new iPhones brighten all the colors. I will take some good pictures with my SLR when this build is done. The nice thing about this process is I can always hit it with another coat of A&I if I still think it's to bright when I get the windows and trim on it.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #378 on: December 05, 2019, 11:00:56 PM »
Looking good John.  I like the yellow its different but in the end I think it will blend out very nicely.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #379 on: December 06, 2019, 03:40:46 PM »
Looking good John.  I like the yellow its different but in the end I think it will blend out very nicely.


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Thank you for your comments and for following along.  I took a look at the photographs and the walls this morning and decided to tone them down a little with a light wash of A&I. This wash is 25% of the strength of the wash I normally use.  It did take the edge off the yellow.  I will post pictures tonight.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #380 on: December 06, 2019, 08:45:53 PM »

Here are a couple of pictures after the A&I.









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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #381 on: December 06, 2019, 09:35:53 PM »
I love you wiring  John

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #382 on: December 07, 2019, 07:41:43 AM »
I love you wiring  John

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Thank you for the kind words and for stopping by the thread.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #383 on: December 08, 2019, 12:12:36 PM »
Perfect don't change a thing.  Your eye for coloring is amazing!


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #384 on: December 08, 2019, 03:11:55 PM »
Perfect don't change a thing.  Your eye for coloring is amazing!


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Thank you for following along and the kind words. I really struggle with coloring - I keep buying color wheels and reading books and it still takes a few trials for me to get something I like the looks of. There are some very good eyes on this forum and I really like getting input.  Sometimes they post it and sometimes I get an email - especial if they think it looks like s**t. I'm learning and appreciate the input.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #385 on: December 08, 2019, 03:34:36 PM »
I took a few pictures, yesterday, of the Eagles Nest area of the layout where my current build project will be planted.  I'm making a few track work changes in preparation for the builds and wanted to have some pictures on the iPad to use for sketching. Since they were here I thought I would post a few - it is a build thread.  This is the view from the Eagles Nest.  The hole you see in the foreground is for the pit on the Foundry and Fox Run Builds. The next two builds along this line will be Swakhammer's and G. Wilikers FSM kits. There will be 3 or 4 more builds in the area near the Roundhouse.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #386 on: December 08, 2019, 03:40:37 PM »
I also, cleared and area for the Station and Freight depot in the front of this area. This will also require a few track routing changes.








I never know what I will find when I cut into this benchwork.  The writing you see on the plywood is from my previous layout. You can also see the junction between the old and new benchwork made during one of the expansions a few years ago.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #387 on: December 08, 2019, 04:03:04 PM »
Hey John:

Wow!!! Everything looks just great. Who's roundhouse is that. It's very cool.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #388 on: December 08, 2019, 07:59:32 PM »
Hey John:

Wow!!! Everything looks just great. Who's roundhouse is that. It's very cool.

Karl


Hi Karl


The Stone Roundhouse is from one of Bob VanGelder's Stone Roundhouse castings that George Sellios gave me. If you want to read all the details of the build I chronicled the build in Volume 1 of this build thread. It starts on page 7 and goes for a long time - that was a big build. The locomotive works started with the same seed castings.


http://www.modelersforum.com/index.php?topic=49.90


I plan to start a similar build of Bob's Brick Roundhouse next year that will reside in Superior Yard - the new section of my layout. The new one will be bigger than what I did for the Stone Roundhouse.  I'm looking forward to that build.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #389 on: December 10, 2019, 01:13:23 PM »
Progress picture of the Swakhammer's build. Window and door castings are in the main building. Next up roof supports and roof cards.


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