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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2017, 01:16:59 PM »
Hey Dan
I'll be following along as well.  Really neat shingled walls for sure.  That must take up some laser time!  I also like the way Jimmy includes the 3-D exploded images. 
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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2017, 06:26:18 PM »
John,Bob,Paul,Rich,Karl, and Mark, Thanks for also following this thread. There's a couple seats up here near the front. Back to work...

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2017, 06:34:03 PM »
I started by going through the wood pieces by removing the window pieces left in the walls made by the laser cutting process. Then the strip wood that is supplied for bracing was cut and glued in place. I followed the bracing diagram that came in the kit.

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2017, 06:41:36 PM »
I decided to paint the walls with some Floquil CN #17 Grey. The trim will be painted with Testors Model Master Medium Green FS 34102. I painted a couple of the pieces removed from the wall to check the colors.

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2017, 06:45:12 PM »
After the glue dried on the bracing, I went over the walls and removed the kerf left behind from cutting the walls, and trued up the edges.

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2017, 06:48:04 PM »
Sorry if I'm getting too basic on the assembly of this kit. I think Jimmy wants to use this build as a reference for it's directions.

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2017, 06:50:55 PM »
I removed the windows from the sprues and cleaned them up with a #11 blade and a sanding stick.

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2017, 06:53:29 PM »
I gave them a nice bath to clean any sanding dust off of the plastic

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2017, 06:56:23 PM »
I shaved down a piece of stripwood to hold the chimney casting for painting.

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2017, 06:56:48 PM »
Nice modeling.
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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2017, 07:01:25 PM »
I cleaned up the garage door pieces so they could be assembled. It was at this point I realized that I only had parts for 2 doors on not 3. :o  An e-mail was sent to Jimmy for the 3rd.

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2017, 07:09:11 PM »
When you receive a kit you ordered or see one of the many of the fine manufacturers on this forum at a show, they always seem to have these nice postcards that are perfect for holding small parts for painting. The windows and doors were attached to loops of tape and painted with an air brush.

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2017, 07:12:45 PM »
The edges of the roof (rooves?) panels were painted by brush, as was the strip wood for the corner trim with the green.

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2017, 07:16:06 PM »
The back side of the walls were painted with Flat Black to help with keeping the walls from bowing when the top color is applied.

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Re: RailroadKits Franklin Electric Power & Light
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2017, 07:17:59 PM »
That's it for now, more later.... 8)

 

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