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Kit Building / Re: KC's Workshop X's 2 - Third build Challenge
« on: January 23, 2018, 05:12:04 PM »
Tom,
Very Nice so far, and I really like the modification you made to the exterior of the board & batten.  Will provide a clean and appropriate separation for your pending two color scheme.
I'll be following along,
Thanks,
--Paul


Paul,

Thank you for the kind words and for stopping by for a look. The belt rail adds a little individual touch to the kit.

Tom ;D

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Kit Building / Re: KC's Workshop X's 2 - Third build Challenge
« on: January 23, 2018, 05:10:26 PM »
After the white paint was dry and not yet cured, I painted the belt rail and the bottom portion of each wall in Floquil Weyerhauser Green. I thinned the green as I did the white. Two coats of green were applied.



The green now appears very sun bleached.



I've started assembling the walls and I'll show that tomorrow. The windows aren't glued in place, yet.


Tom

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Kit Building / Re: KC's Workshop X's 2 - Third build Challenge
« on: January 23, 2018, 05:05:22 PM »
I'm going to take a little literary license here and do some fast forwarding.

I started with the Floquil Reefer White and stained the top section of each wall. I dipped the brush into the white and then into clean thinner, dabbed the tip of the brush on a paper towel and removed most of the paint and thinner.

The walls were then painted with the thinned white. I did this three times for each wall and let the walls dry between the coats.



The wall aren't as white they appear in the photos.

Here's a better look at the white wash on the wall.



More in a few.

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Kit Building / Re: KC's Workshop X's 2 - Third build Challenge
« on: January 23, 2018, 04:56:34 PM »
I only had five windows to paint. Instead of bringing out the air brush, I simply brushed the white on with a brush. I used Floquil Reefer White. When the window paint was dry (not cured) I dipped each into the Creosote Black and set them aside to dry.

The second photo shows the stain on the window on the left.





Diet Pepsi time. Back in a few.

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Kit Building / Re: KC's Workshop X's 2 - Third build Challenge
« on: January 23, 2018, 04:52:28 PM »
I painted the rear of each wall black. The areas not painted are where glue will be added to glue the walls together.



I then used Hunterline A&I Creosote Black and stained all the front walls. I set them aside to dry.



More in a few.

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Kit Building / Re: KC's Workshop X's 2 - Third build Challenge
« on: January 23, 2018, 04:48:28 PM »
Here you can see the batten has been removed.



In the next photo you can see where I braced the peaked wall section. I glued the brace the width of the side wall from the edge.



More in a few.

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Kit Building / Re: KC's Workshop X's 2 - Third build Challenge
« on: January 23, 2018, 04:44:26 PM »
The inside peaked wall has a slot cut in and the front loading dock wall has a tab. The tab fits into the slot for proper alignment.

I wanted to add an interior brace to the rear of the loading dock wall as shown below.

The two wall sections and the 1/8" bracing are not glued. They are there for your reference as to my comment.



However, if you do this, the 1/8" bracing won't fit flush to the peaked wall section. I've marked in red where you need to remove the batten in this location for this brace to fit flush to the wall. If you decide not to add a brace in this location then you don't need to remove the batten.



More in a few.

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Kit Building / Re: KC's Workshop X's 2 - Third build Challenge
« on: January 23, 2018, 04:35:57 PM »
In the instructions Kenny mentions bracing and corner trim. He suggested placing the bracing along the side edges of the peaked walls.

However, the front and rear wall sections fit between the two peaked ends. If you place the bracing along the side edges, the front and rear walls won't fit.

The instructions show the front and rear walls set INSIDE the two side/peaked walls.

Corner trim is mentioned as well but no corner trim is shown in the instructions. So brace your walls where the bracing does not interfere with the adjoining walls.

If you choose not to use the corner trim as I did, then be sure to paint the corresponding wall edges accordingly.

Here is how I braced the back of the walls.





Prior to bracing the walls, I test fit the walls to each other to determine where the bracing should be glued.

More in a few.

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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: January 23, 2018, 02:49:21 PM »
Very impressive Mr. Langford....


Thank you Mr. Donato. ???

Tom ;D

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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: January 23, 2018, 02:48:45 PM »
I hate organized people!  :-) :-)

dave


Dave,

Didn't mean to leave you out, just missed your post. I'm definitely not organized but I give the appearance that I am.

Smoking mirrors and all that.

Tom ;D

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Kit Building / Re: KC's Workshop X's 2 - Third build Challenge
« on: January 23, 2018, 02:05:20 PM »


Donato,

I'd say you are all eyes on this one. Look it over by all means. ;D

Tom ;D

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Kit Building / Re: KC's Workshop X's 2 - Third build Challenge
« on: January 23, 2018, 02:03:59 PM »
Very well done Tom.
ed


Ed,

Thank you kind sir, appreciate the kind support on the build. I twas a fun build.

Tom ;D

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Kit Building / Re: Build Challenge 2018 #2 - Bar Mills Sweaty Betty's
« on: January 23, 2018, 02:02:40 PM »
Wonderfully executed build Tom. You made Betty's look better than it should....(can I stop looking now?)


Donato,

You are very kind and generous with your compliment, thank you.

Look as long as you like.

Tom ;D 

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday, Jan 23
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:22:01 PM »




Bill Fagen is coming over at 10 AM to do a video of the layout. Should be fun.

So the Phila Division's ever able videographer is lurking in the Sunshine State these days? Smart man. And a very easy person to be around.


Yes, Bill was here and wearing his Phila Division NMRA shirt. We had a great visit and he really was very pleased with what he saw. The video will be out soon. You know how fast he is at getting the videos out.

Tom ;D

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Kit Building / Re: KC's Workshop X's 2 - Third build Challenge
« on: January 23, 2018, 12:14:57 PM »
Tom,
Now I have yet another reason to follow your build closely.  The Delaware & Northern, which I model loosely, used a belt rail on all their stations.  The smaller stations were of board and batten construction, both above and below the belt rail.  The siding was all one color, but the belt rail was painted in the trim color to match the doors and windows.  So, while you are using the belt rail to get a clean color separation, the procedure you used to construct it is something I can adopt when modeling the D&N stations. 
I love following your build threads, they are always a learning experience for me.  You continue to not only think outside the box, but to expand the box with your modeling.


Jerry,

"Belt rail" was the term I was trying to think of. I could only think of chair rail and didn't want to say that.

Thank you for the very generous and kind compliment on the build and the added belt rail part. I always try to make a structure "my version" when building.

I'm glad you are able to use this for your D&N RR board and batten stations.

Tom ;D

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