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Hopeless
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Posted - 05/29/2012 :  5:35:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mario and Marty. The blades are just sitting on the shafts for the photos. No thought to direction, just checking the height of the top blade to the bottem one. I still have to built a bumpout on top of the frame so both will line up. Right now they are about a scale foot apart. Thats the next thing I will add. Sorry for any confusion.

Thanks for the pictures. Nice closeup of the sawblades. Any ideas on how to paint them to match would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks to all for taking the time to reply.

Roland



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brownbr
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Posted - 05/29/2012 :  6:51:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There was a tutorial on sawblade painting a while back. Attach the blade to a dremel and paint your color of choice and slowly spin to get the circular banding.

Bryan

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Hopeless
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Posted - 06/11/2012 :  4:52:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Back again with a little more progress. The upper part has been completed. I need to add another pulley on the bottom so the belt will clear the drive pulley for the upper blade. Then I can add the belt.

Several more details to go then I can't avoid painting the blades. Not sure how that will go. also need to finish painting the upper parts.

Roland



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MinerFortyNiner
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Posted - 06/11/2012 :  5:47:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit MinerFortyNiner's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking very good, Roland. I can see why painting the blades might give one pause to consider technique. I have never painted a large saw, so here's some 'helpful hints' from my armchair!

1. Are the blades metal? If they are stampings that would tolerate some heat, would hitting them with a torch to give the metal a 'heat tempered' look be an option?

2. How about gun bluing solution? Just a little bit, and then...

3. Looks like they are big enough to mount them on a motor tool mandrel and give the a slow spin while you replicate the circular weathering patterns using washes, or perhaps drybrushing?

Anyway, you have a fine model there, and look forward to whatever you come up with!




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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 06/11/2012 :  6:20:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful assembly, Roland.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/11/2012 :  7:29:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job, Roland. Can't wait to see how you do the saw blades.

Jerry



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Ohio_Shay_2008
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Posted - 06/11/2012 :  7:50:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
awesome little layout...

can you share some up to date photos of your layout progress?

thanks

Dave



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Hopeless
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Posted - 06/12/2012 :  6:58:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, The photos are the latest progress. Nothing has been done to the actual layout for quite a while. I have been working on buildings and someday will put it all together.

Verne, The sawblades simular to the material you get from Vector Cut. I have 4 blades and only need two so I can practice.

Thanks for the comments Frederic and Jerry.

Roland



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milocomarty
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Posted - 06/12/2012 :  7:29:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice job Roland, still love your coloring.
About the blades, if they are in a humid / moist environment the could be slightley rusted, but not at the outside. Don't forget the tip of the teeth is the widest point on a sawblade and in full use the would have a shiny metal look..


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Geezer
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Posted - 06/13/2012 :  08:12:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roland!! You sure have the knack with the small detail...
Great looking macnine is growing here...Do you use "Tyvek"
paper for your belts? I think that type of paper has the
"grain" look of leather.
On the saw blades: I wouldnt make them too rusty, as there
would be constant maintenance (sharpening) done on them.
Center, where they are attached to the shaft would be
shiny metal from use of tools to attach the blade.
From center out, I would use either gun blueing as
suggested, with fine streaks of aluminum coloring
in a circular pattern twards the outter edge. The tips
would be shiny as well.....JMO
Keep it going......


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andykins
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Posted - 06/13/2012 :  10:31:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
looking great roland!


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Hopeless
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Posted - 06/14/2012 :  5:40:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for all the tips on painting the blades. With all the advice I have recieved I'd better not mess it up.

Geezer, The belts are just cut from a paper bag then colored with a little chalk. I use sandwich bags, the big grocery bags are to thick.

Last night I added the final pulley and added the belt to drive the upper blade.



Roland



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Geezer
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Posted - 06/15/2012 :  05:23:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks believeable Roland....nice
craftsmanship!!! I think the coloring
is spot on as well.....Looking fwd to
the sawblades install & weathering....;-)


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/15/2012 :  08:48:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roland

Right on great coloring. The belts look like the real thing. Looking forward to the blades.

Another fine job.

Jerry



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Rick
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Posted - 06/15/2012 :  09:17:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"The belts are just cut from a paper bag then colored with a little chalk. I use sandwich bags, the big grocery bags are to thick. " Now that's an idea I need to try and remember.
Looks's great.
Thanks Roland.


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