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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2017, 06:26:18 AM »
Welcome aboard Gerald!  I'll be following along as well.  Always fun watching a FSM build. 
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2017, 11:50:57 PM »
Ok guys, I have a question. Does Mr. Sellios still sell parts to these old kits. I can't seem to find one of the larger doors to the main building. I am pretty sure I started with it but........well you all know the deal. I am sure this happens to everyone...... Right?

Pictures to come soon..

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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2017, 03:07:46 AM »
That's a good question Gerald. I wish that FSM door and other castings were sold, I would certainly buy them!
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2017, 07:33:39 AM »
I can tell you that I (and Frank Bernard to hear George tell it) have been requesting George to cast some freight doors to no avail.  So you will probably not hear from George on that question. He gets emails and letters from folks all the time who have purchased a kit that has 'no' castings in it. He just does not answer them. You might, and it's a pretty big 'might,' help you out should you go all the way to Peabody for an open house.

The other possibility - purchase his molds and casting equipment. If you do Frank & I will be first in line!
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2017, 11:06:02 AM »
Thanks guys, I will figure something out. It will still be cool.
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2017, 07:03:33 PM »
Gerald, if you're looking for a cast replacement door, try here. They make some that are very close to FSM.

http://besttrains.com/products_4-0000.html      4-0179 to 4-0183   and here

http://besttrains.com/products_4-0001.html      4-0349 to 4-0351

Their castings are very good quality.

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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2017, 08:42:42 PM »
Hi all,
           I've been perusing along from time to time.  Very captivating.  Just a side note here with regards to FSM selling castings.  As some may know George always thought to be generous with lots of good quality castings.

George many years ago released extra castings sold separately for a few years off and on.  To no avail, the castings never took off.  George also used to offer at open houses for many years have big boxes filled with castings (what he called imperfect) to which the imperfections were so minor to the average modelers.  Again to no avail.  George use to have windows, doors, chimneys etc.  Customers mostly didn't give a hoot.

Now a days for the last several years I tried many times to get George to put out some more castings sold separately.  He said no due the high costs of metal for years.  So those days are over sadly enough.

Now that George is fully retired, I only think what a unfortunate void this hobby will have going forward.  I agree it would be convenient to simply order up or go out and buy parts to any past FSM kit.  Now back to reality,  Still I thank George for his progressing this hobby forward since John Allen's inspirations help guide the hobby's imagination explosion.

Can't wait for the next George Sellios to start progressing new hobby bars for the rest of us imaginative hungry modelers.  My 2.  Thanx Thom...

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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2017, 08:50:19 PM »
Thanks Tim and Thom, I appreciate your input.

Gerald
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2017, 08:43:41 PM »
I have a couple pictures of the weekend progress. Wall color finally chosen, windows in and I have the storage building started. Still haven't found the missing door but have a couple options thanks to you guys. As a last resort I may substitute with the freight door you can see in the picture.

I am not fast as some here but still having a great time with this build. Work tomorrow so not sure how much progress will transpire this week.
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2017, 09:52:55 PM »
You're doing a great job.
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2017, 11:05:31 PM »
Thanks Curt
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2017, 03:12:27 AM »
Looking good, great wall sign, where did you find it?
I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2017, 11:47:51 AM »
Hi Gerald:

Look like you are making nice progress. Will be following Along with interest.

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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2017, 05:43:48 PM »
Looking good, great wall sign, where did you find it?
It came in the kit Jan. It is a cool sign
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Re: FSM The Depot #110
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2017, 06:09:45 PM »
Gerald, yellow is the worst colour to get to look just right! (it depends what is right IMHO).

Yellow tends to be a saturated colour on a house wall if coated a couple of times. If the structure is to be older and weathered the yellow looks more like a stain with the grey weather wood peeking through. You could chalk it, however you may not get what you want.

You could use a dilute white paint and dry brush the tips of the boards to get a faded look.

Or you could just take some water on a brush hold the wall vertically upside down and lightly brush the wall from the top (actually the bottom) to the bottom (which is the top). This will dilute the yellow and cause it to puddle under the edges of the clapboard. Let it dry in that vertical position. When it dries you will have a concentration of yellow under the lip of the clapboard fading to the real bottom of the clapboard. Don't oversaturate the wall with the water just wet the yellow paint enough to allow it to flow.

Experiment, remember you can just re-paint.

Enjoy.
Marty

 

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