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Sunday, June 14
« on: June 14, 2020, 06:40:07 AM »
Me again to lead off???

Well, another night of good sleeping weather may have many enjoying and catching some extra ZZZZ's. 

Going to mass in a few minutes.  Last evening, we dined out for the first time in months.  Today's church event will be with distancing and a reduced number. 

We're playing this carefully and choosing our spots. 

You all be safe and smart.  Going to be another really nice day in SE PA.  Outside work opportunities abound.

Bob:  Good to hear you're bouncing back, albeit slower than you wish. 


Larry

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Re: Sunday, June 14
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2020, 07:10:28 AM »

Good morning Larry, and those checking in later.


It is a brisk 40 degrees outside, and only 62 inside so I thought it would be more comfortable if I added a little indoor heat.  I'm still plugging along a few minutes a day on some Jordans.  Once again, outside work on the agenda. 


Bob, I feel your pain.  I hurt my back in March and am still not 100%.  Slower healing is one of the "benefits" of aging.  ;D   Glad to read that you are making progress in your recovery.


Everyone have a wonderful and safe day!
Jerry

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Re: Sunday, June 14
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2020, 07:21:49 AM »
Good morning. I was up 'til 3 and thought I would sleep in today. at 530, the dog had a different idea.

Guess I'll work some more on my build thread.....
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Re: Sunday, June 14
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2020, 07:44:56 AM »
Good afternoon , doing some garden work , and then some modeling , have a great day all.
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Re: Sunday, June 14
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2020, 08:04:09 AM »
Good morning! Bob good to hear you are on the mend. Very cool here this morning - actually my kind of weather - getting up in the 60's and low 70's, with low humidity during the day and cool for sleeping at night. I'm working on the railroad today. Interior framing on the Brick Roundhouse build.
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Re: Sunday, June 14
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2020, 08:11:40 AM »
Morning all,

Glad to hear Bob is doing better.

Not cool here this morning as it is a muggy 81 already. I walked this morning so I know for what I speak.

Have a great day ya'll.

Tom ;D
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Re: Sunday, June 14
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2020, 09:12:45 AM »
Good Morning All,

Slept much better last night. Have some inside chores then I'll be working on the layout. Glad you're feeling better Bob.

I hope everyone has a good day.
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Re: Sunday, June 14
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2020, 09:15:19 AM »
Morning all.....
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Re: Sunday, June 14
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2020, 09:18:20 AM »
Good Morning All;

Had a great day yesterday, shot four over golf for nine holes, can't remember how long it has been since I did that. There was a time when I would call that a bad round, boy how times change.

Today taking the Boss and pup up to the Silver Springs area to check it out. I plan on incorporating the spring in my small layout when it was a prominent vacation destination in 1900. Paddle wheel steamers brought people in and a two rail siding was provided for freight, people and lumber.

Hope everyone enjoys a great Sunday. Bob, hope the back is better.

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Re: Sunday, June 14
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2020, 09:24:06 AM »
Morning all.

Bit cool, for June, this AM, but sure it will warm up.

Re-arranging my hobby room, right now can hardly get through it.

Be safe, all.

Jim

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Re: Sunday, June 14
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2020, 11:31:40 AM »
Morning,
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Re: Sunday, June 14
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2020, 12:11:24 PM »
Afternoon all,

Thanks again for the well wishes and offers of assistance.  The back is slowly getting back to normal.  I had trouble with it before and expect it'll continue to bother me for quite some time but I should be able to do most things I need to do without too much difficulty.

Looks like I'll have to spend another afternoon at the workbench.   :D  I need to do some more yard work (no ladders involved) but I'm still on vacation for another week so I can defer it until tomorrow or the day after without feeling guilty.

I spent time at the workbench yesterday trying out some things I've never done before.  These were based on tips I picked up on the FOS Scale Models / Blog.  The 55 gallon drums were first airbrushed with a mix of Floquil Rust with a little Grimy Black mixed in.  Then I gave them two coats of AK Interactive Heavy Chipping Fluid.  When that dried I brush painted them with Polly Scale paints (Reefer White, Dark Green, Grimy Black and Soo Line Red).  When that set up a little bit I took a damp, stiff brush and poked at them to get some of the paint to chip off.  Afterwards I gave them a wash with a rust color oil paint heavily thinned with mineral spirits.  I also made a batch of scrap boards which were enhanced a bit by splattering them with Polly Scale Oily Black, hitting a few with powders, apply thin stains of AK Interactive Moss Deposits, etc. Not the best picture but it gives the general idea that the drums and boards have been around for a while.   ;)



Have a great one!
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Re: Sunday, June 14
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2020, 01:01:27 PM »
Bob, when I fell through the open stairwell and hurt my back (a similar fall to yours, I suspect...), the physical therapist recommended I get one of these 3' long foam rolls:  https://www.amazon.com/Physical-Therapy-Ongoing-Products-Softpro/dp/B07BYHRLPT  I still use it to work out kinks on my back and butt.  For the back, I lay on this and gently roll left and right.  I also stretch my arms over my head and then slowly move them perpendicular, then bringing them up so my hands meet. 

Today's project continues to be the Walthers brick kilns.  Gluing the iron/steel braces is an exercise in patience and clamping.

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Re: Sunday, June 14
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2020, 04:22:02 PM »
Bob:  How long did it take you to do that work on the drums?

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Re: Sunday, June 14
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2020, 05:54:40 PM »
Bob:  How long did it take you to do that work on the drums?

Larry

Good question Larry.  I have to guess at the answer a bit since I get distracted a lot watching movies at the same time I work on things.   ::)  I also prepped a bunch of barrels (not shown).  I bought two packs from Tichy and prepped those along with the three that came with the kit.  Maybe ten minutes or so to nip them off the spures and clean them up.  Another ten minutes or so to airbrush them the dark rust color.  Ten minutes to clean up the airbrush afterwards.  Then to do the experiment with the five barrels shown it took about ten minutes or so to brush on two coats of the AK Interactive Heavy Chipping mix.  After it dried I probably spent twenty minutes painting the top color then another ten minutes stabbing at them with a damp brush to knock some of the paint off.  Finally the oil paint wash only took about five minutes.  So roughly one and quarter hours total. 

I'll do the remaining barrels another time and set them aside for future use.  I just did five this time because it was the first time I tried this technique and wanted to see it worked.  ;)
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