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Harsco
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Posted - 11/13/2016 :  12:07:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been told this thread of mine has been languishing a bit, but truth be told there hasn't been a lot of notable progress on the HTRR of late...

Most of my time and effort has been devoted to small, practically unnoticeable stuff like futzing with structure placement and alignment. After weeks of putting it off (and in direct contradiction to my instincts), the backdrop behind Linglestown is no longer held in place with the HTRR signature OBPT (Offensive Blue Painter's Tape).

As mentioned in a previous post, all the structures in Linglestown have been blocked out and for the most part, positioned in place, which will then allow me to lay out scenery features, roads, and other aspects I want to include. Having gotten that done, I've turned my attention to painting track.

After years of searching for that elusive, "just right" track color, I've trying Ceramcoat Brown Iron Oxide as a base color for both rail and ties; under my lighting, it looks a tiny bit dark, but can be lightened or darkened as weathering requires.

Instead of a conventional brush, this time around I tried a sponge brush, which made the process easier, faster, and less wasteful of paint. Granted, you'll need to go back and touch up the rail a little afterwards, but overall the process was a major step forward in convenience for me.

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Another thing I'm going to try is using Pan Pastels to weather the track instead of Floquil paint markers...we'll have to see how that comes out.



Edited by - Harsco on 11/13/2016 12:09:43 PM

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George D
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Posted - 11/13/2016 :  1:27:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did you put the Ceramcoat directly on the rails or did you prime it first? It'll be interesting to hear how the Pan Pastels work out.

George



Edited by - George D on 11/13/2016 1:29:20 PM

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MarkF
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Posted - 11/13/2016 :  9:28:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pssst, Riok. That tie in the second picture needs to be straightened out!

Looks good Rick. Bring that brush down to the Northern Division. I have a few feet of track that need weathering!


Mark

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Harsco
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Posted - 11/13/2016 :  9:58:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
George, I didn't prime before painting....one coat covers the ties very well (and quickly!), but a touch up is usually needed for the rails to eliminate any annoying shiny spots. As far as the Pan Pastels go, I experimented with them a couple of weeks back and thought the initial results were encouraging, BUT (and this is a big "BUT"), I hadn't applied ballasting yet which in theory, would have wiped out the pastels. More to come...

Aw gee, Mark.....I was trying to make the track look worn and beat up. Oh well......




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BN_Fan
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Posted - 11/15/2016 :  8:05:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting concept Rick. It looks far faster than using the markers. I look forward to trying it out soon.


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Dutchman
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Posted - 11/16/2016 :  08:56:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick, I am going to pick up a bottle of that Ceramcoat Brown Iron Oxide. Thanks for the tip.


Bruce

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BessemerBob
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Posted - 02/08/2017 :  2:09:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
dusting off the cobwebs...

"the sleep of a laboring man is sweet"

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MarkF
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Posted - 02/09/2017 :  12:25:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't let his silence fool you. He's been busy on the railroad! Time to share some progress Rick.

Mark

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keystonefarm
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Posted - 03/20/2017 :  3:44:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's been waay too quiet over there in the Garden State !!! is everybody still hibernating ? Busy here changing era's for the last time. --- Ken


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Harsco
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Posted - 03/21/2017 :  6:22:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by keystonefarm

It's been waay too quiet over there in the Garden State !!! is everybody still hibernating ? Busy here changing era's for the last time. --- Ken



Yeah, it's been awhile and to be brutally honest, not a whole lot in the way of results. Been tinkering here, futzing there, fiddling with this, toying with that...unfortunately nothing substantial to report. I'll take a quick, seven mile trip over the line to see if anything of interest has shown up...



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