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sierra west scale models railroad camp-O scale
Posted by kebmo On 03/18/2019 At 1:28:02 PM
Finished up O'Neil's (waiting for a friend's wife to bring photog lighting etc over to take final pics.
yesterday I started on the SWSM Railroad camp.

i grained and stained the boards yesterday:



and this morning i damp brushed the boards with red iron oxide acrylic craft paint:

Rookie takes on RDA's J&J Tool
Posted by JWNoank On 03/17/2019 At 8:13:45 PM
New Here, and to repeat just a wee bit from the arrival track, I've been accumulating kits and equipment for over 30 years and the time as come to slay one of the dragons. I selected from the collection RDA's J&J Tool because, to be honest, if I make a complete hash of it I can live with the loss, and if I feel bad about it, an injection molded version still is available. So, without further ado, assuming I can figure out the arcane procedures for posting photos I'll get on with it.

But first a bit of warning: work will probably proceed sporadically at best. I welcome any and all constructive criticism, if you think it might offend then please contact me off line.

OK then:

Hopefully there are two photos of the main stone structure in the clamping stage on the kitchen table. This is one of the first kits I acquired and it has substantial urethane resin castings of no fixed thickness. First step was to square up the backs of the four walls, which prompted my wife to dub this project "The Stinky Building." There was a lot of truing and sanding in an attempt to get opposite sides to match, and a fair amount of material had to be removed. In the end, I think I got fairly close. I used 5-minute epoxy to bind everything together, and used 1/4" strip wood in the corners to reinforce things. Squadron green putty was then applied to disguise the seams. Once that hardened I chipped away at things to try and blend things into a hopefully harmonious whole. I also tried the old plastic ship modelers dodge of using white glue to try and hide a seam where the putty was insufficient or else would contribute to rather than alleviate the problem (I think). I live in hopes that the prime coat will hide a multitude of sins.
And here we arrive at something that I'm not sure about. How best to proceed: should I prime with grey auto primer, or a flat white enamel? Should I then follow with a tan paint? The structure will be sited in Southern New England and I'm sort of using the Bradford Soap factory in West Warwick, RI as a guide (the old Valley Queen Mill: more on that at a later date) and that building is more brownish gray than grayish brown, if that makes any sense.

Ah, bugger it! Can't upload pictures keep getting Operation not allowed. As they say, more to follow
Bret's Brewery
Posted by txdyna65 On 03/11/2019 At 02:51:34 AM
Ive seen a few very nice builds on this and had the kit so I thought Id give it a try. I used cedar cut from cigar wrapper for the shingles instead of the campbells shingles. I just never have good luck with those shingles. I also put a top on the water tank with a small hatch and handle. Added a few barrels and did some light weathering. Im happy with the way it turned out. Now to get my layout built so I can place it somewhere.







HO scale 1950s pharmacy interior
Posted by Bill Gill On 03/05/2019 At 11:12:22 AM
I've been working on this model for quite awhile and still am less than halfway done, but here are a couple shots of some of the interior pieces posed against a scrap piece of matte board that is about the same color that the wall will be. Everything is scratchbuilt. In the first photo the posters above the cabinets are GIMPed in, but will be added when the interior is installed. The magazine rack on the far left is just posed in the photo. It will be on the opposite wall of the pharmacy, next to a soda fountain.



Brush painting with acrylic paint (Walthers Kits)
Posted by jlg759 On 03/01/2019 At 3:44:43 PM
I am working on a Walthers kit and wanted to brush paint with craft paints or model master acrylics. My question is what can I prime the plastic with to make the paint adhere better to the plastic. I read the sticky and did not see this addressed.
HO Window Panes with Canopy Glue - A Trick
Posted by darrylhuffman On 02/27/2019 At 01:20:27 AM
I hate cutting acetate for windows in HO and have been using Canopy Glue for the window panes for a few weeks.

But I found I could not avoid having problems with the liquid settoling with the window facing down on wax paper or up on wax paper.

Wrinkling the wax paper helped--but not much.

So I cut two pieces of 1/8 inch basswood and glued them to a piece of cardstock with a gap of a little over 1/16 inch between them.




Now I put the canopy glue in the top half of the HO window, set it in this rack and let it dry.

3 hours later I do the bottom half and let it dry.



This simple to make tool really solves the problems I was having with Canopy Glue.

You will notice the traditional red label glue and the new green label glue. Both are the same, just new labeling.

I also experimented with the Microscale and Testors products which are designed to do the same thing.

The Testors bottle was useless. The water had separated from the emulsion. When I squeezed the bottle, lots of water came out and then the emulsion came out in a lumpy, useless mess.

The MicroScale product was way too thick to be of use to me.

But the Pacer Canopy Glues work great.



It may be that I got two defective bottles of the Testors and Microscale products, but as expensive as this stuff is I did not want to buy more bottles to try.

I have also started using the canopy glue as a "fast grabbing" white glue.

It is thicker than the Elmers I usually use, but it grabs quickly and is stronger.

A valuable tool.
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 Posted By: Claude Spear 
On the forums I can't get pictures to show up where the little Xs are ( you can see I'm not too computer savvy )

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 Posted By: Kim 
Has anyone have any information or instructions on how to convert a Hornby R159 Diesel Locomotive to DDC. This is the double ended model. Thanks
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 Posted By: Bob Phillis 
need info on building a track side water supply tank
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 Posted By: Anthony Vanderbloom 
I found this web site when I was looking for info about The Eureka Mill RR In Mound house Nevada as I live in Dayton Nv I wanted let UASF Andy know I went into Eureka Canyon last weekend and I have taken pictures of the area. If he wanted to see them. I register a week ago but still can't post on the forums.
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 Posted By: Ed Gebhardt Jr 
I stumbled across this website and thought I should leave a comment about my Dad who was a man that lived railroad and dedicated his knowledge to anyone interested in model railroading. Ever since I was a baby, we went on every vacation involved with Steam and rode in many cabs around the US. I have many great memories of my Dad living his Rail Life.

If anyone involved in the model railroad life ever met my Dad, they would never forget him.

Ed Gebhardt Jr.
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 Posted By: george courage 
NEW TO MODEL RAILROADING AND WAS TRYING TO MODEL THE B&M Eastern line in Everett,MA.during the 1940s&50s,I use to live up the street from the rail road station just in back of paris st.!I was wondering if anyone had old photos of the area during that time as the city of Everett,ma. has few?thank you! George
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Looks like you have an interesting and enjoyable forum, tried to sign up, something got goobered up somewhere.
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Hi All, I have registered on the website but have forgotten my Username. If I try to re-register it says my email address is in uses. I need help so I can post to the website some questions I have. I need a forgot username link. What should I do because this the only way I can find to contact some one on the site. Thank You, Jeff
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 Posted By: sam tarallo 
i like railroads,my grandfather was either a fireman or brakeman on the raritan fiver railroad in 1960s to 1979,i am trying to get past imformation on him and about his work experiencs with this company.my only memory wnen i was a little boy the raritan river railroad would come by stevens ave i8n south amboy,when it came by the overpass by feltus street,my grand father blew the train horn and my older brother joe use to get pickit up there and be bought back to the train yard on stevens ave,up on top of hill was the raritan diner.i still have vivid memories which i think were good memorys i will never forget.
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thankyou
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