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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/29/2015 :  1:16:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello, here's some newer night shots with the sign lights toned down. It's better, but still
not good, however, it will have to do for a while.

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/29/2015 :  2:12:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Bob, I love it'. You can see and read the sign beautifully. The only way to avoid those
bright spots from the bulbs would be to use led strip lights on the inside walls of the sign.
I like the fact that you can see the top glass window sign just above the doors. That is quite realistic'....Beautiful work Bob, Simply beautiful'....



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JeffB
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Posted - 07/29/2015 :  2:55:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's fantastic, Bob!

I can feel the weight of my bags as I carry them to the bus with the cargo doors open waiting for the passengers to board. I can hear the bus idling and the smell the diesel fumes in the air as I board the 'red eye' to the next city. It'll be an all night ride but the seats are comfy and there's someone waiting for me on the other end.

Great modelling! Thanks for sharing, Bob.

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/29/2015 :  4:52:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, The lit GREYHOUND sign is definitely getting better! Is it possible to paint around the letters on the back (inside) of the signs with an opaque silver to block the bright spots??


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 07/29/2015 :  6:35:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Much better! Thanks for the improvements!

Pete
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Ensign
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Posted - 07/30/2015 :  08:45:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Bob, the toned down lighting looks much better now, you can easily read Greyhound now.
Going back and looking at the brighter sign it was hard to make out the lettering from the brightness of it.
So where is this bus headed too now?

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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/31/2015 :  08:06:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ted, Jeff, Bill, Pete, and Greg, Thanks much for your posts, I love 'um.

Bill - No, I cannot get into the back of the sign without wrecking it. Maybe some time I will bite
the bullet and do so. It actually looks pretty good to the eye, the camera exaggerates the problem.
At least MY camera !!

Greg - Next stop is New Bedford, my home-town.

Bob






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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 08/13/2015 :  12:54:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ever since I got back from Nevada I've been really busy with sorting and organizing all the photos and getting them posted to my website. Still working at it but finally took a little break to check in here. The bus depot looks great with the new, improved lighting!



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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/14/2015 :  10:16:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ray.

I have been too busy to do much modeling lately but when I have a few free moments I have been
researching my next build. Let me just say at this point that it will be a barn.

DAVE VANDERWAL, if you are reading this as I know you sometimes do, I want to email you but your old
email address does not work.

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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 08/14/2015 :  10:37:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Love the mood conveyed with the night shots Bob! They take me back years when I was younger and rode the bus a couple of times. I recall being in faraway places with the uncertain feeling that night time brings and having the lit passenger station offering a hint of the brightness and joy knowing you will be back home in a little (or long) while.

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Guff
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Posted - 08/14/2015 :  9:28:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
A barn will be a great subject to model...looking forward to the next build.
David



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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/15/2015 :  09:25:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys.

Mike, I remember those times too, I guess that's why I model that era. My model railroad is a memory trip.

David, good to have you along. Maybe your bull will make it from your railroad tracks to my barn.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/16/2015 :  09:51:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's funny what starts the process of every scratchbuild. Could be a photo, a model you
like, a memory, etc.,etc. This one started with the desire to do something with stone. I live in
South Central Pennsylvania and the area between us and Philadelphia is loaded with Pennsylvania
German Barns. They are constructed with various materials but I have always liked the ones that
had stone ends and foundations with wooden planks above the foundation. Just to get
something cleared up, I am a New England Yankee but my wife is descended from the early
migration to this area from southern Germany and Northern Switzerland, her family was from
Switzerland. The terms Pennsylvania German and Pennsylvania Dutch are the same, used
interchangeably. I used to think that "dutch" was a corruption of the word "deutach" which in
German means german but I find it's easier than that, it seems that all German speaking people
coming to American were simply called Dutch.

It's going to be a while until I really get started on this build due to conflicting work
schedules even as a retired person. Whenever I get a few minutes I have been trying to decide
exactly what details I will use, what building materials to use, what season (I am tempted to
make it a winter scene) and dozens of other details. As usual I am also determining which
details I can make styrene masters for and then cast in resin to speed up the build.

One of the things that started the whole idea in my head was that I was going through my shop and
found two old pieces of MFP-5 which I think was what we today call balsa foam, I want to use
these to make the stone ends. Below is a photo of a building that I made from this material
back in the 1970's.

That's it for now, I hope to get to the actual building soon.

Bob





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Guff
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Posted - 08/16/2015 :  12:00:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
An Amish Hex Sign on the wall would be a nice touch.
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sgtbob
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Posted - 08/16/2015 :  12:37:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
David, I plan to, however, the Amish do not use hex signs, the Pennsylvania Germans do. They say
they are "Chust for pretty" which is a no-no for the Amish.





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