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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« on: May 05, 2021, 06:53:47 PM »
I was thinking about this:  given how similar the products are, I'd be surprised if this new company did NOT buy the tooling from Homabed.  Those diagonal cuts in the roadbed strikes me as distinctive and presumably done by some special tool...


dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« on: May 04, 2021, 05:10:46 PM »
Nice!  I liked Homabed, although shipping times could be a bit uncertain. 


dave

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Send that rain up northeast, we are still well under normal rain.  I heard the gummint just updated its weather standards to include the last decade's results, so now temperatures will be less "hotter than usual" because "usual" temperatures went up. 


I sent a package to Tom "on approval" for addition to his layout.  I'm looking forward to seeing it when he finds a good location for the Judges Chambers. 


dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday 02MAY2021
« on: May 02, 2021, 08:38:51 AM »
Marty, I usually get my Tichy orders in 2-3 days.  Sounds like USPS lost yours.  These days it's probably worth paying extra for UPS, although I've had problems with them, too.


dave

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I've had some problems when using epoxy with the bracing not staying in position, particularly when gluing the whole box together.  Titebond has good initial tack, so you're probably not having the same problems.  I enjoy seeing how you clamp up your assemblies. 


dave

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Any tricks for gluing that 1/4" bracing in place after the walls are glued together? 


dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: priming metal details....
« on: April 29, 2021, 05:17:56 PM »
I like to soak metal castings in a solution of dishwasher soap, water and vinegar.  The idea is that the vinegar etches them a bit for better adhesion.  Then I use my airbrush to prime them.  I've had the best luck lately with the Badger Stynelrenz primers:  http://www.badgerairbrush.com/Stynylrez.asp   The only issue I have with these is the GawdAwful name that I can never spell correctly!! 

Floquil primer is still the best, if you have the primer, the solvent AND a good outside-venting spray booth. 

dave

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Tom, sent you a PM on Judge's Chambers, but I'm not quite sure if it made it.


dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday 27APR2021
« on: April 27, 2021, 01:34:20 PM »
Best to Diane.  Try saying "wrinked retina" 5 times fast!

More work on the geology project today, then maybe some poking at scenery.  I like that 'coal' photo, it's probably from around 1905, given mostly wood hoppers but an early steel hopper just on the right side of the photo.  Love those semaphore signals!

dave

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Tom, I still have that "Judge's Quarters" building for you if you want it.

dave

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Kit Building / Re: Barlow's Bar B Que build
« on: April 26, 2021, 08:41:07 PM »
Jeff, I always put a sheet of wax paper between the wet side and the weights, or the wet side and the table (if I've painted a wall that has bracing, I'll put the wax paper on the table, the painted side down, then the weight on the bracing.)  The paint does take a bit longer to dry that way. 

dave

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Kit Building / Re: FSM Crocker Bros Feed Mill
« on: April 26, 2021, 11:06:07 AM »
The weathering on both siding and foundation boards is spot-on, the contrast between the two is particularly appealing.


dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, April 26, 2021
« on: April 26, 2021, 11:05:09 AM »
That IB stuff was new to me when I first read about it maybe 20 years ago, when did it start?   (I went to a high school where I would have expected this to Be A Thing if it was around in the early '70s.  I do remember Advanced Placement exams, but my college wasn't interested in them.  Instead, I talked my way into Sophomore Calculus when I got there, without the hassle of the exam :-) ) 

I started today with more work on my geology project, handing off more data to my lab partner to look at.  She's wrapping up her Senior research project for another course, and then we'll turn to the project in Tectonics.  I've been with the same 2 or 3 kids for all of the courses the last 3 years, it'll be sad to see my "classmates" graduate.   Speaking of the geology, here's 2 live volcano cams from Iceland.  Be sure to check them late in the evening, the nigh time images have been really spectacular:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgyr3-DI5pr5Cnnv2A8shg

Maybe some time in the train room this afternoon, pondering a new project.  (But I've said that before.)  Since the backdrops are in place under the stairs, I think I'll try to do scenery work there.

dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday, April 25th
« on: April 25, 2021, 04:21:40 PM »
Happy ANZAC Days to those Down Under.  I enjoyed a package of ANZAC Biscuits with the morning coffee.


dave

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Kit Building / Re: Barlow's Bar B Que build
« on: April 25, 2021, 11:49:07 AM »
Jeff, I've seen that problem on siding sheets, too.  I suspect a coat of shellac as the starting point would have helped, but that's "water under the bridge" now.  Streaking some thinned craft barn red craft paint might be the best solution, so you're laying down pigment rather than just a stain. 

Another option might be to apply a light-medium thin coat of grey paint (weathered wood color), and then some red on top of that.  Just some thoughts... 

I always try to weigh down siding sheets after I paint or stain them.

dave

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