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  • MAP
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    Hey Russ,

    Sorry to hear about the set-back. Working with such tiny components has to be nerve wracking. Any progress/news you can share with us?

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  • Frederic_Testard
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    Sorry to read about this bad event, Russ.

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  • slimrails
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    Thanks, Guys...I appreciate your kind comments. I did, however, have a major set back last night. The rear weight screws into the frame, but half of the screw hole is hidden by the motor mount. The manufacturer must have forced the screw in somehow although I've had it screwed in a few times. I figured that it would just be easier to trim back the excess stock on the motor mount, being totally careful NOT to snag any wires leading to the DCC module. Guess what? One of the [:-censored] wires from the module pulled right out of the [:-censored] thing...it must have drooped in the way and got snagged in the spinning cut-off wheel or whatever. So much for THAT module! [:-bigmouth] [!] [:-dunce] [:-paperbag] Boy, did that kill my evening. I went on-line and ordered another one...got a discount...cost under 120.00 to get a new one. [V] Hey...mistakes and expensive setbacks happen, ya know? Well, I'm going to lightly sand out those dark touch-up spots and re-spray that side. I'm also going to take George's suggestion and re-install the sun shades, but this time with very fine fabric. I have the headlight fixture installed and will post photos later!

    Russ

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  • Neil_M
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    Looking good Russ. It's still very clean [:P]

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  • Frederic_Testard
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    Nice paint, Russ. A pleasant change, not only from the D&RGW look of the donor model, but also from the ubiquitous all yellow look of so many other critters.

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  • MAP
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    Looking good Russ! You have the airbrush technique down nicely, and your hand brushing is looking good on that critter. I like the custom decals! Any more progress on the switcher or your trackwork? More Photos!!

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  • Dutchman
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    Russ,

    The paint job and lettering are coming along nicely. Your 'fussiness' pays off.

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  • slimrails
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    This is the (almost) final paint and detailing job on the frame and body. I spent a good part of yesterday putting in the glazing, re-seating the stanchions, and making up handrails. I then hooked up the rear headlight to the decoder and have yet to get it either a) programmed correctly, b) wired correctly, or c) both a and b. [:-paperbag] I'm debating over what to do for a headlight. The one I got from Precision Scale doesn't look good with the LED mounted in clear silicone...an old modeler's trick that may have backfired on me. :erm: I have some brass tubing that I used for the reverse headlight; maybe I can come up with something. When brushing on the black paint for the handrail on the side in the photo, some of the bristles spattered black dots all over the hood, so that's why there's touch-up spots on it. :erm: :erm: I'll spray over that side this week sometime. I also trimmed down the adhesive build-up at the base of the handrail stanchions (I sweat over stuff like that [:-scared] ) and I'll get that touched-up, too. Sometimes projects like this take one step forward and then two steps back, ya know? [8] Gettin' there, so stay tuned!






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  • slimrails
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    Originally posted by Frederic Testard
    Nice paint job, Russ. Let's wait until Mr. Sherwin Williams repairs his globby work for the front of the critter.


    Hey, Frederic...

    I got rid of the gloppy front with my trusty ol' Paasche air eraser. I then resprayed it with the body color and painted in the grille bars with a spotter brush. I put the medium-sized Catskill & Ramapo 'target' herald on the cab, did some more touch-up, and have to put the stanchions and railings on the sides. I have the glazing material for it and the headlight is in 'the works'. I'm also going to add canvas awnings over the cab windows. If the weather is good tomorrow, I'll spray it all down with a light application of 'dull coat' clear. Finally, the DCC module and speaker will have to be installed when the front and rear lights are hooked up. Whew! Here's what it looks like so far...



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  • Frederic_Testard
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    Nice paint job, Russ. Let's wait until Mr. Sherwin Williams repairs his globby work for the front of the critter.

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  • slimrails
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    I did some sandblasting and painting today. I'm pretty fussy with the paint jobs on my models and try to give it the best I can. Here's a shot of the rear of the cab so far. The radiator front has to be blasted and painted again because Mr. Sherwin Williams here globbed paint all over the radiator screen trying to to intricate work with a brush. [:-paperbag]




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  • slimrails
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    Originally posted by MAP


    Thanks for the bread & cigars!


    Well, anyone who shows up with a Hoya de Monterey Excalibur No. 2 in a claro wrapper for me DESERVES gifts in return! [:-bigmouth] Yeah, I did some more work on it...I'm going to blast the 'paint test' paint job off, re-prime, and do the whole thing with my airbrush. I have an Iwata Eclipse double-action airbrush with terrific control that will let me put the paint where I want it without having the paint make 90 degree turns onto other surfaces. Great for spot painting! [:-magnify]

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  • MAP
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    Hey Russ,

    You've done a lot since I saw that little critter last Saturday. Looking GREAT! I can't believe how SLOW that switcher could creep down the track! [:-turtle] Keep us posted on your progress. Thanks for the bread & cigars!

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  • slimrails
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    Today was such a beautiful day...warm, just a tad breezy, low humidity...so I blasted and primed my loco outside. Priming not only provides an undercoating for the color coat, it also will expose areas that will have 'show-through' like glue gobs or sanding marks. I have an area around the rear headlight that needs to be leveled out, so I'll do that tomorrow and shoot it with primer again. I did a 'paint test' on the front of the frame to see how the yellow would look. I did this with a small brush force drying it as I went along with a hair dryer. I painted some of the details black and the tool box 'mineral brown' to make it stand out. If the paint looks good in the morning, I'll leave it and do the rest of the frame in black and yellow. The cab and hood will be in a medium gray.




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  • slimrails
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    Originally posted by Frederic Testard


    So, you love masking tape, don't you...





    I'll paint the frame and cab separately, so that will take care of most of the difficulties. I have striping tape that I use and, combined with my trusty Iwata airbrush, it should come out OK.

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