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  • Thanks Rich, Hope to see you soon again. Thanks for your thoughts comments and Ideas, both public and private, I greatly respect your skills.
    Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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    • Thanks Dave, I appreciate good friendship. If I can free up some time, I would like to get back with you on what we talked about when we last saw
      each other, that's if you still have the walls in mind. Let me know your thoughts.

      Rich

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      • Originally posted by David_J_Buchholz View Post
        Swapping decals is the easiest way. Mine are officially on order as of this morning.

        Then they can time travel in the mail.

        For the " interstellar space time condominium interchange", I was thinking it would be Sterling NY, where our mythical lines would have crossed.

        Off to the far right of my track track past the 1:1 steps, I have room for about 9" of yard space for storage and Standard to Narrow Gauge transfer.
        I'm narrowing in on an idea. I need additional decals for my own era and was just needing to decide what size lettering to use. I think whatever I come up with could be used on both narrow gauge and standard gauge cars. I don't have nor need a logo.

        I wonder how Bernd's coming along on his? I suspect he wants to fill out his roster with cars lettered for our railroads.

        Mike
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        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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        • Originally posted by Michael_Hohn View Post
          I wonder how Bernd's coming along on his? I suspect he wants to fill out his roster with cars lettered for our railroads.

          Mike
          Well I've got a logo, and I have an idea about lettering but haven't put anything together yet. I still need to pick somebody to do the decals. I figured I'd wait and see how Dave likes his.

          Bernd

          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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          • I went with 4mm in a straight line for passenger cars and flats,

            North Coast Railroad

            and 6mm stacked as two lines for boxes

            North Coast
            Railroad

            Waiting for a proof set to be viewed soon.

            Dave.
            Last edited by David_J_Buchholz; 11-09-2021, 12:11 PM.
            Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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            • I discovered yesterday that when I had to move to a new computer earlier this year I left some fonts behind. I'll have to download the one I used and update my decal file.

              Like you, Bernd, I'll be interested in your experience Dave.

              Mike
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              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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              • Decals are approved and in production. Shipping next Wednesday.

                ...stay tuned.
                Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                • Here's a few pics of the red brick building cosen as the winner of the questions posted in a separate thread

                  One thing I noticed about local cold storage facilities near by is that they don't seem to be just a big flat wall. there is an offset. It is likely a sorting or prep area for incoming and out going loads. So I created a slight offset to the dock area to give structure a bit more character than a flat wall could provide.

                  You see a whole wad of DPM parts strung about that I created the basic structure from. They gray building will become Kingsford Starch , an actual major business in Oswego NY.

                  I was thinking of modeling another iconic Oswego business, the Diamond Match Company, but in an ironic twist of fate, it burned to the ground. Go figure. Ruined a lot of picnic plans that summer.

                  DOH!


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                  A little further in the process, adding the off set, load prep area.


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                  Last edited by David_J_Buchholz; 11-13-2021, 10:38 PM.
                  Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                  • Great start Dave. I'll keeping an eye on how this structure develop. I have to say that first picture looks like your kit exploded scattering parts all over your bench top.

                    Bernd
                    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                    • Dave,

                      I like what you've done with adding the offset and all.

                      Mike
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                      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                      • Made some progress today. Got all the brickwork attached. Started fitting the "coolant pipes" to give the building more character. You can see all I'm really using is runners from other kits, and squares of plastic to indicate joints and points of building penetration.

                        The pipe on the left has squares to simulate pipe joints. In the center us a sprue in progress. On the right is simply an unmodified sprue, to show what I started with.

                        There will be other pieces fitted up but not attached, until I get the building itself painted up. Wondering if I should pin the piping together rather than only rely on the glue?



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                        Last edited by David_J_Buchholz; 11-15-2021, 07:50 AM.
                        Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                        • Off to a good start David. I have a lot of DPM kits on my layout. Most are heavily modified to look totally different.
                          The DPM modular wall sections give a lot of scope to make you own style and shape structure. Really looking forward to seeing how this one comes out.
                          Good use of recycling the sprues for the pipes. Very convincing.
                          Regards Rob

                          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                          My current build.

                          https://railroad-line.com/node/979864

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                          • Hopefully some progress pics tomorrow.

                            Got some painting done on the red DPM building pictured above. Used some washes to tone down the molded shiny red color. Aldo added hundreds of touches of colors to individual bricks, along with a few touches of brick design that a brick mason of 1901 would be proud of. ( Since they are all dead by now, no one is around to dispute that point)

                            Dave
                            Last edited by David_J_Buchholz; 11-18-2021, 08:26 AM.
                            Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                            • It seems I have lost all memory as to how to post a picture from my laptop to this new version of the forum. Took over an hour to get rid of the dreaded 'Error" message that although I could see in preview what I wanted to post, when submitting it would tell me nothing was there.. Stilldon't know what I am screwing up between the camera vs attachmentss vs up loads. I apparently don't get which is what or why?



                              Anyone, if you see three pictures below, whatever I did finally worked. Let me know it you see something or nothing

                              Pic #1 is the previous Option 2 from another thread, the winner of the arrangement questions. Pics #2 and #3 are after glue, washes, and highly myopic brick painting skills. If is wasn't for three shots of Tequila, my hands would never be that steady for this stuff..

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                              You can see the expanded storage are, with the face off set, as well as some detail in the last pic.


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                              Last edited by David_J_Buchholz; 11-18-2021, 11:45 AM.
                              Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                              • Yup, seeing all three pictures. Great job on that building. I really like the way it looks.

                                For your laptop question. If you click on "Upload Attachments" it'll open a window on your laptop in the "Picture" area of your files. If you click on "Upload from URL" it'll a window opens up asking for a link to a picture that might be stored at another sight, like "Photobucket" or one of those types of places. Or you can click on the picture icon next to the two chain links in the bar above the posting area. It'll ask for a URL just like the one below the emoticons. Hope this clears things up a bit for you.

                                Bernd
                                New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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