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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1245 on: January 08, 2018, 02:24:48 PM »
I wet this down with lots of Alcohol to make a wash.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1246 on: January 08, 2018, 02:25:50 PM »
I then painted it on the wall section with a big brush to blend all the colors together.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1247 on: January 08, 2018, 02:27:48 PM »
The picture above is early on - I used lots of alcohol to darken the mixture and get more of the brick color and then blotted it dry with a paper towel.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1248 on: January 08, 2018, 02:29:04 PM »
This will be my starting brick color that will now be heavily weathered with grit, grime, oil etc. to get that grey color that Dave talked about above.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1249 on: January 08, 2018, 02:30:32 PM »
I have one issue to report.  Since I was using a technique on wood that I usually use on plaster and resin the alcohol warped the wood because it was applied on only one side.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1250 on: January 08, 2018, 02:33:34 PM »
A quick application of clear alcohol to the back side of the wall. Followed by weights as it dried solve the problem.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1251 on: January 08, 2018, 02:34:07 PM »
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1252 on: January 08, 2018, 02:35:38 PM »
Here is a picture of the brick cut to size and glued between the inspection pits.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1253 on: January 08, 2018, 02:36:27 PM »
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1254 on: January 08, 2018, 02:38:11 PM »
There will be brick between the inspection pit and the dividing wall between the machine shop and the pit area.  I need to do some more research on my crane installation before I can add the wall.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1255 on: January 11, 2018, 05:26:14 PM »
A quick update:  Work on the S&S RR has come to a temporary halt while I spend time with my wife Amy (CFO of the Superior & Seattle).  Amy ended up in the ER with appendicitis on Tuesday. All is well - we are hanging out in a hospital room while she recovers from surgery and receives IV antibiotics.  I have been making use of my time catching up with my picture sorting from the Narrow Gauge Convention (see 2017 Narrow Gauge Layout Tours) if you would like to take a look at the pictures.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1256 on: January 14, 2018, 09:31:29 AM »
I got back into the train room very a little while, yesterday.  I made 20 more windows for the Locomotive Works and started building the roof sheds.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1257 on: January 14, 2018, 09:32:23 AM »
The perfect workbench picture - everything in it's place.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1258 on: January 14, 2018, 07:18:46 PM »
Round one of weathering the inspection pits.  It's starting to look like somebody has been working on steam locomotives. I'm assembling the overhead crane so I can determine where the dividing wall will go. Then, I can complete the brick floor on the right side.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1259 on: January 15, 2018, 08:11:03 AM »
That floor is looking great!  So glad Amy navigated the hospital experience well.

 

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