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Re: Railroad Kits Westboro Sandhouse
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2021, 12:24:15 PM »
Thanks Mark, Lynn and Curt for following along.
Mike

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Re: Railroad Kits Westboro Sandhouse
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2021, 12:25:40 PM »
Mike,
Thanks for the "just in time" bricks and mortar tip!
I think the chimney came out well. Many folk paint the brick and then add the mortar colour after. I think this is a better way.
Mike

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Re: Railroad Kits Westboro Sandhouse
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2021, 12:29:54 PM »
Continuing..............four of the walls require outside bracing. The instructions call for 60 braces of 8x3's. However there was only enough material to cut 42!I checked my stash of wood and the nearest I had were 8x2's. I cut an extra 18 and in the scheme of things it is hard to tell the difference. Except I
owned up! Oops........
Mike

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Re: Railroad Kits Westboro Sandhouse
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2021, 02:52:11 PM »
I've found "mortar first, bricks later" works best when the brick (or stones) are reasonably well incised.  When the edges of the bricks are rounded, it's harder to keep the brick color out of the mortar lines.  I like using acrylics for the bricks, and gouache (opaque watercolors) for mortar lines.  That's in part so I can easily wipe off any accidental spills/bleed over with a slightly damp towel.  But since watercolors can be washed off even when they're dry, you have to seal the result when you're happy, or else run the risk of having the mortar colors wash off.


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Re: Railroad Kits Westboro Sandhouse
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2021, 12:59:08 PM »
Looking good, I hate when I run short on lumber, puts me at a standstill.
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Re: Railroad Kits Westboro Sandhouse
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2021, 04:20:13 PM »
Hey Mike:

the walls look just great.

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Re: Railroad Kits Westboro Sandhouse
« Reply #21 on: Today at 10:18:12 AM »
Thanks Lynn and Karl.
With the walls completed it is time to start erecting them...................
Mike

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Re: Railroad Kits Westboro Sandhouse
« Reply #22 on: Today at 11:31:35 AM »
I like the colors you have used for the walls. Nice shade of green on the windows and trim. 

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Re: Railroad Kits Westboro Sandhouse
« Reply #23 on: Today at 11:58:58 AM »
Unfortunately, the prototype was just torn down last week  >:( :(   I remember taking a long, hard look at that kit, particularly when it was on sale, but just couldn't fit it into my engine terminal.


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