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Pennman
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Posted - 01/11/2019 :  8:03:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank,

This is a superb project, looks great. It is farout !

Rich



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  07:12:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  09:05:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Carl, hey 3rd time is a charm.

Thank you Rick, Rich and Mike.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  5:02:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  08:06:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have to say I'm not crazy about the signs on the tanks but other than that it's most excellent!


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  09:37:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike. You and Rick had the same opinion on the signs. Sometimes I buck tradition.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  11:56:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sometimes Frank you mean most of the time!!!

Looks great. What will be your next project??


Jerry

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  12:55:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jerry, I'm going on track with the next project. Dave gave me an On30 Bachmann Whitcomb switcher to work on. He included a Backwoods modification kit. That's not going to be enough modifications. I almost pity the poor little thing.


Edited by - Frank Palmer on 01/13/2019 12:55:32 PM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  4:23:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sounds like an almost complete replacement of the switcher is in the works.

Meanwhile, you can drink to another fine project completed.

Mike


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Tampa Jim
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  12:43:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Tampa Jim's Homepage  Send Tampa Jim an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I finished the re-lettering and weathering on an Atlas O-Scale SW-8/9 in the last week. It is now a well-traveled, former GN unit purchased and badged for the Lakeshore Industrial Railroad. There is some rust on the locomotive at strategic locations, but my primary focus was fading the GN colors to make the unit appear as it has only been painted once in its long life. The cab roof and long hood surfaces as especially sun faded and also dusted to show the harsh conditions under which the locomotive operates.

You will also see on the close up pics of the sides I painted the fuel caps red and used AK Interactive Fuel Stains to show the spilled diesel fuel where appropriate.

For repainting, the sequence was:

1. I mixed my own version of GN Green using acrylics and covered over the reporting marks
2. Masked and painted yellow to allow the LSIR decals a light background for contrast
3. Masked and painted gloss coat to provide a good base for the decals I printed
4. Applied many coats of Solva Set to get those decals to lay down on all the louvers on the hood sides.

For weathering, the sequence was:

1.Initial coat of Krylon dead flat
2.Strategic rusting using Frankís diluted white glue mixed with powders applied with aquarium sponge material
3.Pan pastels for paint fading and grime
4.Transparent Orange Iron Oxide for streaking the rust spots
5.Sealed with dead flat.














Jim

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  4:58:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job Jim.

Jerry

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  5:44:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jim,

Very effective faded and weathered paint job. Good job on giving your locomotive a history; modeling in 4D.

Mike


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  08:39:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done!


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Carl B
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  09:25:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very well done.


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Pennman
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  10:05:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim,

Nice work. One question, what is "Dead Flat"?
A clear lacquer spray or Flat Matt?

Rich



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