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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1050 on: December 04, 2017, 07:03:14 PM »
Hi John:

If you are using commercial spray cans from the hardware store they a few colors of gray primer. I have a dark and a lighter gray primer.

Karl


Hi Karl


Thanks for stopping by the  thread. I'm currently looking for the lighter shade of gray that I used for years. 
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1051 on: December 04, 2017, 07:58:27 PM »
That is a lot of casting John.


Yes it is.  A few hours of painting ahead of me. And I still have more to prepare for painting. It's all about the details - right?
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1052 on: December 04, 2017, 08:03:44 PM »
John...

So what rattle can are you using. 

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Here is a picture of the can.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1053 on: December 04, 2017, 08:09:04 PM »
I managed to get most of the castings through the paint booth and primed. I made a test casting out of piece of scrap to test my new grey primer color for a match after the chalks are applied with the Stone Roundhouse.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1054 on: December 04, 2017, 08:09:54 PM »
Here is what was drying in the paint booth at the end of the day.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1055 on: December 04, 2017, 08:11:25 PM »
I also made a couple more painting fixtures for the round pulleys and flywheels for the overhead belt system. It is basically a piece of wire strung between two posts. I think it will work just fine.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1056 on: December 04, 2017, 08:11:56 PM »
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1057 on: December 04, 2017, 09:25:08 PM »
I just spent the last hour trying to figure out why sometimes the pictures are big and sometimes they are very small in my last few posts. I used the same process with the same settings. I don't know? It has to have something to do with the higher resolution pictures I'm taking now. Some of them are starting out at 30Meg. When I size them down I think the software is getting carried away with the down sizing - but only sometimes.
One of those computer mysteries that needs to be solved.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1058 on: December 04, 2017, 10:59:45 PM »
John...

I use photoshop. I set the horizontal size to 4-5 inches and 120 dot resolution.  I get pretty consistent results.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1059 on: December 05, 2017, 12:05:53 PM »
John...

I use photoshop. I set the horizontal size to 4-5 inches and 120 dot resolution.  I get pretty consistent results.

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Bob


Thanks Bob


I'm not sure what is triggering my picture sizing problem.  I have been taking the pictures lately with my iPhone and about every 20 pictures, I get a small one popping up. Last night,I tried resizing the same picture without changes the setting on my end and it worked just fine the second time.  It may be something on the forum end with what is happening to a picture when you add it to the gallery.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1060 on: December 05, 2017, 12:07:17 PM »
I will have a few more progress pictures to try, tonight.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1061 on: December 06, 2017, 08:04:14 PM »
Today, I spent most of the day preparing castings. The work bench is getting full - I have another day or two to get through this phase of the projects. I'm either priming them or using a blackening agent as the first step.







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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1062 on: December 06, 2017, 08:06:43 PM »
I also got started on cutting the walls for the roof sheds for the Locomotive Works.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1063 on: December 06, 2017, 08:07:07 PM »
Yes - I have a lot of window openings to cut.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 2) Started 2/25/17
« Reply #1064 on: December 07, 2017, 10:05:06 AM »
Looks like great progress.
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