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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday, Sep 19
« on: Today at 11:52:37 AM »
Curt, replacing a thermostat is sufficiently simple (and cheap) that even I could do it.  Might want to do that, and then watch for the warning light. 

Always great to see F&SM photos, I've been trying to see what's changed since my last visit 2 years ago. 

Back down to the train room in a couple of minutes.  After laying the first wall of the stoneworks against the backdrop, I decided I needed more, so I cut out a 3 story addition, sealed and painted it.  I'll do the spongeworks paint weathering, then the bracing and cut out the windows.  I -think- I'll put a mansard roof on this, I need to figure out how I'll do the mansard... 

dave

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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic & Southern Saturday Report
« on: September 18, 2021, 03:43:52 PM »
I remember seeing a dead coral snake along the road at Ft Bragg (NC)...  I don't mind snakes, but that's one I was glad to see in a "deceased state."


dave

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Scratchbuilding / Re: North Pole Square of The Polar Express
« on: September 18, 2021, 03:41:26 PM »
Nice!  I love seeing builds of large masonry structures.


dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday - September 18, 2021
« on: September 18, 2021, 09:50:13 AM »
I made some progress on "Laird Stoneworks" last night.  I cut the window/door openings, glued on the cornerposts, then started to add bracing.  I'm also pondering the signage.  Today I'll finish trimming the window openings (wanted to get the bracing into position first), and add glazing to the window castings.   

dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday - September 17, 2021
« on: September 17, 2021, 10:43:20 AM »
We have 2 Friday threads to choose from.  I pick this one, since it starts with a steam engine. :D

Yesterday I tried a Pounce Wheel for nail holes.  It was a frustrating experience (and even if I had a Monster Nailer, that would be prohibitive on a structure that is 4" x 12" ...)  So I repainted the wall with the intent of mostly filling the nail holes.  Now I need to re-weather that wall, probably will use Doug Foscale's sponge painting technique for weathered paint... 

dave

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Kit Building / Re: Sierra West Twin Mills Kit
« on: September 15, 2021, 04:25:53 PM »
Gee, Karl, you're not done yet??  You're one of our fastest workers   ;D


Coming along really great!


dave

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Layout Tours / Re: My Indiana Layout - Part 2
« on: September 15, 2021, 03:36:27 PM »
A sawz-all is the most dangerous tool in the hands of the homeowner!  Guys working on our house had some stories about what happens when you find an unexpected wire in the wall when using one...


dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
« on: September 15, 2021, 09:52:45 AM »
A friend was at the Dr Office for a routine physical.  The doctor looked at his EKG, and started calling other doctors and nurses.  My friend was getting really worried.  "What's wrong?"   "Nothing's wrong.  You have the textbook EKG pattern.  None of us have ever seen an EKG that was so perfect."


dave

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Primary colors are hard to pull off without looking toy-like, the yellow here is great! 


dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
« on: September 14, 2021, 11:46:25 AM »
Good luck to Tom's ticker...   I just got back from my quarterly doctor appointment, where the result was "not dead yet."  (I also got a flu shot.)

I'm trying again on the clapboard flat for my 'stoneworks.'  This time, I'm going to do all the coloring -before- I cut the window or door openings.  My reasoning for this is that the openings provide (much) more surface for the medium (water or alcohol) to penetrate and therefore warp the wall.  I started this project by spray-sealing shellac.  Then I applied some Vetero stain.  Today I'll do the (weathered) paint color.  After each treatment, the wall panel dries while being held down by bricks.

dave

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Kit Building / Re: Share your FOS Kit of the Month Builds here!
« on: September 13, 2021, 04:30:57 PM »
Bob, what Paul said!!!


dave

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Dioramas / Re: yard scenery
« on: September 13, 2021, 04:24:23 PM »
Thanks Tom, that's exactly the kind of information I'm looking for! 

I ordered some scenery stuff from Scenic Express, first order shipped to me from Colorado  :)   That includes some 'dark earth' to put into the ditch between the main line and the yard.   I also ordered burnt grass and similar "not from the golf course" foliage.

dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday - September 13, 2021
« on: September 13, 2021, 09:01:29 AM »
Well, if George messes up a kitbash, at least he's not out a highly collectable kit... :-)

Today's question concerns layout wiring....

dave

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Dioramas / Re: yard scenery
« on: September 12, 2021, 08:24:09 PM »
The base layer is stuff I sieved from a bag of 'paver base'.  I think it has a nice industrial look.  I probably should have used a smaller sieve, some of the 'rocks' are a bit big. 

dave

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Dioramas / yard scenery
« on: September 12, 2021, 07:13:53 PM »
Here's a look at my visible staging yard, after laying down a base texture and then 'yard mix' ballast.  I plan to add some brown 'scrub grass'.  I'm after a 'well used yard' look.  Later on, I'll ballast the main line tracks to the right, and the narrow gauge to the left.

Comments and suggestions very welcome!  Since this is a staging yard, I expect the 0-5-0 will be active on at least some of these tracks. 

dave

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