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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #555 on: January 25, 2020, 04:47:37 AM »
Hey John:

Your build is looking just beautiful. Keep the pic coming.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #556 on: January 25, 2020, 07:16:56 AM »
Hey John:

Your build is looking just beautiful. Keep the pic coming.

Karl


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Thank you for following along and the complements. It's all about the details, many more to come.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #557 on: January 25, 2020, 07:24:11 AM »
That L shaped galvanized pipe looks perfect!  How did you do that?


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #558 on: January 25, 2020, 02:53:58 PM »
That L shaped galvanized pipe looks perfect!  How did you do that?


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The galvanized piping and roof vents are all castings that were supplied with the kit.  I primed them with grey primer and then added two different shades of grey chalk - first coat is put on with alcohol to get a good coating. Then dry chalk is added over the top - two slightly different shades. I will be adding some rust highlights so they don't look like the building was just built.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #559 on: January 25, 2020, 07:11:27 PM »
I spent most of my time today working on the mainline track changes, but I did add a few more details to the Swakhammer build.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #560 on: January 26, 2020, 07:12:21 PM »
After working on my F&SM track side pictures thread I turned my Swakhammer's build around to add all the details to the back side. I originally was thinking about only adding the details to the front, visible to the viewer, side of the buildings. The only builds that can get away with that, now with cameras mounted in rolling stock, is the structures that are right up against the backdrop with no track work in-between. It is all about the details.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #561 on: January 26, 2020, 08:43:41 PM »
Beautiful build.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #562 on: January 26, 2020, 09:02:49 PM »
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #563 on: January 27, 2020, 07:55:12 PM »
Update:  The back side details are going on the Swakhammer's build.  It needs to look good when the camera goes by on the mainline behind it. ;)


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #564 on: January 27, 2020, 07:56:03 PM »
The track work is going in for the town of Sellios.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #565 on: January 27, 2020, 08:17:52 PM »
While I'm working on track work improvements I also have a mainline shift and sidings going in for the Locomotive Works and Brownsville Depot (a build that's getting close to the top of my list), in the Eagles Nest Yard.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #566 on: January 27, 2020, 08:21:01 PM »
I will be using servo motors to control the turnouts in this area.  The holes in the facia that you see are for the motors, a wire runs from the servo motor to the turnout.  I will take some pictures tomorrow. ;)
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #567 on: January 27, 2020, 08:23:36 PM »
The track laying crew is limited by the number of weights I have available. I put down as much track as I have weights for and then go back to structure building. I really like going back and forth between projects. 


The phone call from George Sellios really put a spring in my step, this morning. See


http://modelersforum.com/index.php?topic=4952.msg133769;topicseen#new


for the details.
John Siekirk
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #568 on: January 27, 2020, 09:34:21 PM »
My God I can't believe this layout. Thanks my friend.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #569 on: January 28, 2020, 04:06:06 AM »
Swakhammers looks awesome, John!

Cheers, Mark.