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Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« Reply #60 on: March 25, 2020, 02:17:41 PM »
Great post Tom - brought back some great memorys of the stuff we used to cram inside things. The modern day DCC decoders and speakers are a real god-send. I wonder how many of those engineers and firemen Weston sold.
Doug


Doug,

Thank you. Yes, it does bring back  some memories. It was a pain to install the PFM analog sound but it did sound good when finished. Weston/Campbell Scale Models still sells the engineer but they are a bit pricey. They sold a ton of the engineer and fireman.

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Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« Reply #61 on: March 25, 2020, 06:28:24 PM »
Yesterday and this morning I got some of the painting done. I got all the painting finished on the loco chassis and main frame. As I mentioned earlier, I only use Scalecoat paints for painting brass locos.

For the loco black here is my formula for Langford Black.

14 parts loco Black
  2 parts White
  3 parts Scalecoat Thinner

The three drivers, side rods, brake shoes, steam chest, pilot assembly and reverse levers support bracket reassembled.

This baby rolls smooth as glass. When I did the glass test video the old 45+ year old lube was still on the axles. Now they are clean and fresh LaBelle #108 oil is on the axles at each journal.



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Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« Reply #62 on: March 25, 2020, 06:35:21 PM »
I painted the smoke box and smoke box front with a special blend as well. I call this Smoke Box Gray.

2 parts Scalecoat Black
1 part   Scalecoat Graphite and Oil
1 part   Scalecoat Thinner

If you want the color a little darker, just as 1 or 2 more parts of black to the mix.

NOTE: The smoke box is much darker than the photo shows.

For the cab roof, I used full strength Scalecoat Oxide Red.



I'll work on the boiler paint tomorrow.
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Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« Reply #63 on: March 25, 2020, 08:00:38 PM »
If convenient, could you dab a bit of that Scalecoat graphite onto a white card and send me a photo?  I have some on order, but it'll help me to see what that color looks like.  (I'll be using it for oil tanks painted "graphite.")


Thanks in advance!


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Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« Reply #64 on: March 26, 2020, 07:09:28 AM »
If convenient, could you dab a bit of that Scalecoat graphite onto a white card and send me a photo?  I have some on order, but it'll help me to see what that color looks like.  (I'll be using it for oil tanks painted "graphite.")


Thanks in advance!


dave

Dave,

Send me a PM with your address and I'll send it out - when the paint on the card dries!  8)


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Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« Reply #65 on: March 26, 2020, 09:19:01 AM »
.....and the A&S paint shop is open for business. Looking good Tom.  8)
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Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« Reply #66 on: March 26, 2020, 01:00:19 PM »
If you want to air dry that paint let Greg take it for a lap or two around the layout.   ;)
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Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« Reply #67 on: March 26, 2020, 01:56:35 PM »
If you want to air dry that paint let Greg take it for a lap or two around the layout.   ;)


He won't want that Bob.....I'd have the paint flowing off the front of the boiler and flying past the tender.  ;D
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Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« Reply #68 on: March 26, 2020, 03:36:08 PM »
Hey Tom:

There's something I haven't in years. I custom painted HO trains for many years back in the 70's & 80's. Also painted for the Hobby Shop I worked in. I was very good at it and I also enjoyed it much. I did that in those days instead of build wooden structure kits.

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Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« Reply #69 on: March 26, 2020, 05:10:08 PM »
.....and the A&S paint shop is open for business. Looking good Tom.  8)


Greg,

Yes, it is. A busy shop with Covid-19 locking me in.

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Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« Reply #70 on: March 26, 2020, 05:11:17 PM »
.....and the A&S paint shop is open for business. Looking good Tom.  8)


Bob,

Good idea but, no. He also might chip what I've already done.

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Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« Reply #71 on: March 26, 2020, 05:11:48 PM »
If you want to air dry that paint let Greg take it for a lap or two around the layout.   ;)


He won't want that Bob.....I'd have the paint flowing off the front of the boiler and flying past the tender.  ;D


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Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« Reply #72 on: March 26, 2020, 05:15:25 PM »
Hey Tom:

There's something I haven't in years. I custom painted HO trains for many years back in the 70's & 80's. Also painted for the Hobby Shop I worked in. I was very good at it and I also enjoyed it much. I did that in those days instead of build wooden structure kits.

Karl


Karl,

I did the same back in the mid 70's and well into the 80's. I painted brass to supplement my rookie income and later took it out in hobby shop supplies.

Although it isn't as fun as it was in the day, I'm enjoying this last little excursion in brass painting.

Tom ;D
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Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« Reply #73 on: March 26, 2020, 05:19:06 PM »
I put blue painters tape on the cab roof. I also started covering the smoke box with the tape. At this point I got busy and forgot to take more photos but I'll have the final paint photos on the boiler tomorrow afternoon.





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Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« Reply #74 on: March 26, 2020, 05:22:50 PM »
I finished the smoke box front this afternoon. The hand rails, headlight, keystone and brass around the red portion of the keystone were all hand painted.

If you hate plan A, you are certainly not going to like plan B!

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