Author Topic: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17  (Read 20827 times)

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2017, 09:00:05 AM »
John, the colors make every thing pop. looks great


Andy


Thanks - I learned something about my lighting too.  I think all of the overhead florescent lights are going to go and will be replaced with spot LED's from the valance. I need to do some experimenting.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2017, 11:52:32 AM »
John,
Be sure to keep us up to date on the light changes.

I have florescent lights with UV filters on each tube.

Jim
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2017, 02:51:54 PM »
John,
Be sure to keep us up to date on the light changes.

I have florescent lights with UV filters on each tube.

Jim


Jim


Thanks for stopping by - I will.  This project will be a few months but I have already bought the light fixtures to implement it. The LED's just produce much better light.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2017, 08:28:45 PM »
Today, I got to test a tip I read in Steve Custer's O'Neal's build thread.  Steve mentioned that he used a Mortar & Pestle to grind the sand finer for his pathways.  Light bulb went off in my head and I had to try it.  So off to Amazon and found a granite Mortar & Pestle on sale so I bought it. I have just about every color sand I could need between my place here in Clarkston and my Cabin in Northern Michigan.  The problem is the texture - the sand is to coarse. The sand pile I have in the woods from digging the basement under my gazebo is just the right color but fits into the too coarse category.  So here's pictures of the test. 


Here is a picture of the sand that has been run through 3 different sizes of screen to remove the big chunks.



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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2017, 08:34:09 PM »
Here is a picture of the process and the end results.  I only worked on this about a minute.  It was amazing how fine I could grind sand. Thanks for the tip Steve.  I will have all the sand I need for modeling in just a few days work. I really like being able to collect scenery materials on my walks.









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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2017, 08:37:54 PM »
That will work great for silt.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2017, 08:45:57 PM »
I'm glad it worked out John. It definitely makes it easier to get the really fine dirt without sifting through screens and stockings etc..
I can't take credit for the idea, I got it from Brett Gallant but I'm glad I could pass it on.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2017, 09:07:15 PM »
I still think we need a LIKE button on the forum.

I kike this idea.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2017, 09:45:55 PM »
That will work great for silt.


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Yes it will - Thanks for stopping by the thread.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2017, 09:46:58 PM »
I'm glad it worked out John. It definitely makes it easier to get the really fine dirt without sifting through screens and stockings etc..
I can't take credit for the idea, I got it from Brett Gallant but I'm glad I could pass it on.

-Steve


Steve


Thanks again for passing it along - great source.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2017, 09:47:57 PM »
I still think we need a LIKE button on the forum.

I kike this idea.

Jim


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Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you liked my third hand tip of the day.  It does really work nice.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2017, 10:13:37 PM »
John:

Just make sure there are no iron particles in the sand. Run a strong magnet over your pulverized sand. Iron particles ruin locomotive motors.

Stay cool and run steam...... 8) 8)

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2017, 11:03:44 PM »
Great idea! I have been adding a bit of earth colored pastel chalks to my sand , got some nice coloring with them...
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2017, 07:49:30 AM »
Hi John:

Cool idea. Looks the the sand came out real fine. I might have to look for one of those.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2017, 08:28:48 AM »
John:

Just make sure there are no iron particles in the sand. Run a strong magnet over your pulverized sand. Iron particles ruin locomotive motors.

Stay cool and run steam...... 8) 8)


Good point Bob.  I need to do that.  I do it with the materials I bring back with me from Michigan's Upper Peninsula - lots of iron up there. 
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