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  • I can't watch anything close like wood work, without bifocals... it hurts my eyes.


    Needs some paint and grass...

    ..... to watch one dry, and the other to grow.


    ..... without bifocals!







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

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    • Rich, Carl, Pete, Mike, Fred, Dave, Scott, and David, thanks for your posts, they keep me going.

      Here's a little change of pace, I set the front aside for a bit. Back in the 30's many store fronts had
      some of the window panels in stained glass (such as above the show window and upper window sections).
      I googled "vintage store front stained glass" and got hundreds to choose from. Most were not usable but I
      picked a few I liked, cut them in pieces, stretched and resized them, an made a few corrections.

      I used to print this kind of stuff on overhead slide material on a laser printer but I noticed lately that the company
      that I buy my LEDs from is offering some paper materials and one of them is sheets of clear plastic suited for
      ink-jet printers so I tried some. I think they worked out great.

      I printed them on paper and was able to check them for size and fit on the front. I made some adjustments and
      then printed them on the new material.

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      I always make more than I need because I usually mess up a few.

      Bob
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      • Bob, those stained glass accents are going to look terrific . Do you have to spray the inkjet prints to keep them from smearing?

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        • Bill,

          The real answer is I don't know. The instructions say it is optional to spray with a fixative, I simply sprayed them with clear gloss.

          They do not smear or rub off. Next time I print some I will test one without spray.


          Bob
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          • Bob, "WOW!!!" doesn't seem to cover this, but it's all I have right now, so "WOW!!!

            Very nicely done!

            Pete
            in Michigan

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            • Bob,

              Amazing job making the windows. You're going to have a very classy storefront.

              Mike
              _________________________________________________

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

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              • Bob, those stained glass windows look amazing! Wonderful work!

                Greg

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                • the company that I buy my LEDs from is offering some paper materials -

                  Looks great Bob! Can you share who that company is?
                  Carl

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                  • Bob,
                    Very impressive stained glass windows!
                    Dave
                    Dave

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                    • Great looking stained glass windows. Some info for future use.

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

                      Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

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                      • Pete, Mike, Greg, Carl, Dave, and Bernd, thanks for your posts, much appreciated,
                        I too am impressed by how well it took the ink-jet printing.

                        Carl, The company is evandesigns.com

                        Bob
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                        • Very nice! I've wanted to include some stained glass on my models for a long time but haven't yet figured out a way to do it that could handle being outdoors and exposed to the elements.

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                          • Ray, That has always been an added problem for you to overcome, I do not know how weather resistant these would be.

                            I have discovered what might be a problem with these stained glass windows for some modelers. As I have said, the instructions
                            mention an optional last step of spraying the printing with Krylon 1305 UV resistant Clear, that might be the answer.

                            However, a warning. If you want to have a plastic sheet representing a clear window with some areas printed as stained glass
                            or any signage, spraying with regular clear gloss as I did is not the answer. While the printed stained glass looks fantastic
                            (I am still going to use mine as is) I have noticed that the clear areas outside the printing have turned whiteish.

                            Please note that even without spraying the clear areas do have a very slightly foggy look but I do not thing it will be noticeable
                            when used as a clear window.

                            Bob
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                            • I'm looking forward to the build and the whatever follows in Volume 5, Bob.
                              Bruce

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                              • Bob,

                                Those stained glass windows are beautiful! Thanks for mentioning who sells them.

                                Scott

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