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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 04/01/2018 :  7:35:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl, I think you are trying to make April fools of us.

Greg Shinnie



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John B.
New Hire



Posted - 04/04/2018 :  7:31:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, What would give you that idea?? Karl and April 1st??


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Karl Osolinski
Fireman



Posted - 04/04/2018 :  10:21:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hello, John B & Greg,

Well, fellas, just trying to have some goofs and yucks on April 1st...in the spirit of John Allen and his amazing Gorre & Daphetid RR. From everything I've read about John it seems he was quite the jokester! Guess I better just go back to the workbench...

Cheers,

Karl O.
Berkley, MI




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Karl Osolinski
Fireman



Posted - 04/30/2018 :  5:08:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello folks,

Started the final buildings for this project and then I can begin the setup for everything.

This is a scratch build from an article in the October, 1955, Railroad Model Craftsman by Lloyd Geibner (I showed the buildings in an earlier post in this thread).

I've got a pretty good start on 2 of the structures and hope to start the other 2 this week. The second photo is a pretty extreme close up of the new peeling paint I'm trying out.

Here's where I'm at...

EDIT - I shot the close up with the wrong lens and got some barrel distortion at the bottom of the frame (brick is bowing out in the first photo). I changed to a flat-field macro lens and reshot it.

Cheers,

Karl O.
Berkley, MI



Brick and bottom of the wall are bad in this shot...



New shot with macro lens...








Edited by - Karl Osolinski on 05/01/2018 12:02:29 AM

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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 04/30/2018 :  11:27:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl very nice. Great job on the peeling paint.

Just what did you use and how did you do it?


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Karl Osolinski
Fireman



Posted - 05/02/2018 :  9:58:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Carl very nice. Great job on the peeling paint.

Just what did you use and how did you do it?



Hi Jerry,

I used the old typing correction paper Ko-Rec-Copy and burnished it on with a dull pencil. I like it better than any other way that I've tried for weathered paint. Also, I found some different colors of the stuff (green and yellow)that I think will look OK, too.

Karl O.
Berkley, MI




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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 05/02/2018 :  11:16:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Karl.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Karl Osolinski
Fireman



Posted - 05/23/2018 :  12:04:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi fellas,

Pretty sure that most folks are probably getting tired of this old thread here but, unfortunately, it's all I've got going on at the moment.

I wanted a slightly sagging roof on this model and I recalled reading an article probably 20+ years ago in MR or RMC...don't remember which one so I don't have the article to refer back to.

Anyway, instead of the usual simple way of doing the sag by just trimming a chipboard roof
at the peak to get the sag he instead put the roof cards on the inside of the building and added the eaves on the sides of the walls. The problem with the simple sag is that the eaves wind up with uneven overhang on the walls.

Here's what I figured would solve the problem with the eaves...

First I cut the roof panels from 1/16" Taskboard
and made sure they fit snug inside the building.

Next, I needed to cut the Taskboard edges to accept the 1/32" chipboard eaves. Trying to cut the 1/16" board thickness in half by hand would have been a sloppy solution at best so instead I used a dado wobble washer in my small table saw and adjusted it to remove 1/32" off the edges of the roof panels...here's what it looks like after the dado cuts...





Next I cut the 1/32" chipboard eaves to fit in the slots on the roof panels...the first photo has the roof sitting on the wrong side of the building - it's bass-akwards.



Finally, I fit the eave panels onto the roof and it's done. Now all I have to do is sand the sag in the roof peaks and decide what roofing material to use.



Cheers,

Karl O.
Berkley, MI



Edited by - Karl Osolinski on 05/23/2018 12:12:28 AM

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kebmo
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Posted - 05/23/2018 :  08:26:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
you're like a model building scientist.....

if you suck at playing the trumpet...that's probably why.

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Jeff Compton
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 05/23/2018 :  09:06:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl,
I doubt anyone is getting tired of this thread. It's like we are sitting in our favorite class with our favorite professor, learning some great stuff on our favorite subject!
Great stuff as always!
Jeff



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Rick
Administrator

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Posted - 05/23/2018 :  09:29:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't think anyone is getting tired of this thread either.
Another excellent how to.
Thanks Karl.


As you think, so will you be.

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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 05/23/2018 :  10:34:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great info on a new way to do things.

Keep them coming Karl nobody's tried yet!!


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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sgtbob
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Posted - 05/23/2018 :  11:19:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I echo these guys, keep um coming, Karl

Bob


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http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371
http://www.freewebs.com/santmod/

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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

Posted - 05/27/2018 :  12:08:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Karl,

I'm still a relatively new guy here in the forum, and from that perspective I can assure you I am not at all tired of picking up whatever you're putting down. Keep on sharing, please!

Galen


My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/

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John B.
New Hire



Posted - 06/03/2018 :  4:32:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Karl, Hoping we can see some more of the "sagging roof"? #129300;


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