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masonamerican
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Posted - 05/12/2016 :  3:06:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Bob! And that decal will really set of the roof.
I also have had my thoughts on it but as my other cars lack it I thought it would make the other ones look strange

Håkan



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deemery
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Posted - 05/12/2016 :  3:19:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For "Make Believe," this is coming across as incredible!

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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railman28
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Posted - 05/13/2016 :  01:01:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, Dave thank you.

Håkan That's the advantage I have starting with your kit as I build my passenger cars fleet. I'm setting the standard high. We view our layouts from a high perspective. We see a lot more of roofs on our models than when we rail fan. My '0"' is 52" above the floor and still I see a lot of roof so I feel roof detail is very important and often over looked. My other cars will have simpler pen stripping but I want them all to show tin roofing. Stay tuned for other details.

Dave, Thanks again, I want viewers of my work to think it could of been but not something they would find in the rabbit hole that Lewis Carrol sent Alice down.

Thanks again


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 05/13/2016 :  08:16:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I have enjoyed sitting back and watching you build this beautiful model. Not sure the exercise would be as much fun if I were building it myself. You're doing a fine job and I'm interested to see how the roof turns out.

Mike


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railman28
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Posted - 05/19/2016 :  2:14:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike, I'm glad you're enjoying my ride. It is fun and the results are looking good IMH(aughty)O.

Here's a little up date. I'm still snugging down the roof decals. I printed these myself with the artwork that John Ott gave me. (Thanks again John)
My decal film is much thicker than the quality stuff that Hagan's vendor uses, so these have to soak about two minutes (Hagan's about 10 sec's) before they slide off the backing. And then it takes a lot more application of decal set to get the air pockets out. So I have more work yet on the roof decals but I couldn't resit the urge to place the pieces together temporally to see how they work. Also you will note that because of Hagan's excellent customer support the "alace" car is now a Palace car and the other oops have been repaired. I know, shut up and post the picture;




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OK Hogger
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Posted - 05/19/2016 :  6:07:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob:

That is fabulous work on that passenger car! "Master Craftsman" stuff, there bub!



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railman28
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Posted - 05/21/2016 :  01:20:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Andre,
If I stand tall it is because I stand on Giants.


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masonamerican
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Posted - 05/21/2016 :  05:58:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very very nice Bob! And I must contemplate doing something with my roofs.

Håkan



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Carl B
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Posted - 05/21/2016 :  07:24:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
She's a beauty Bob. Well done!


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railman28
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Posted - 05/22/2016 :  12:33:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much Carl.

And Thank you Hagan. Your beautiful passenger cars would be just receiving their tiaras.


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Guff
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Posted - 05/22/2016 :  7:39:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You are a craftsman Bob. The tedious work in building this car and applying decals just blows me away. WOW!!!
Dave



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 05/22/2016 :  7:52:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

The combination of fancy paintwork on the sides and the decals on the roof give your Pullman an appropriately archaic look. Very Victorian, as though the decorators didn't know when to stop.

Mike



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railman28
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Posted - 05/23/2016 :  10:47:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave and Mike, Thank you for your comments. I do appreciate them. Mike, That's why I love this era.

Today I finished adding the details to the roof and covered everything with a coat of Matt varnish. Here's one showing the roof;
and setting the pieces together;

All the decals look better now that they are sealed with the clear coat. I chose to use a Matt rather than a Satin finish to give a little scaling. I found a locale source for canopy glue so tomorrow will start on the window glazing, applying decals for the frosted glass but first the screening for the clerestory. Then all there is a mock interior and final assembly.


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deemery
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Posted - 05/24/2016 :  4:02:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I found those needle dropper bottles (e.g. A-West or the ones that some people have found at craft stores) to be really useful when used with Canopy Glue for windows.


dave


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 05/24/2016 :  6:20:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Gorgeous work.


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