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  • Larry, I'm going to amend my original comment about the critter.
    I thought the hood was metal and you had added rust.
    Knowing now that it's supposed to be wood, I think you can make it look better.
    Actually, I think you should have the hood be metal.
    Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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    • Rick, I think it has a sheet metal hood & wood cab...my interpretation anyhow ??

      Originally posted by Larryc View Post
      post a "back story" on my vision of the motive power.

      Although sheet metal to fix the Cab was in short supply, so a wood cab would have to be fabricated instead.

      sheet metal hood and a wooden Cab which would hopefully serve the CC&W for years to come.
      What about ya Larry?
      Philip

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      • Rick sorry for the confusion; but yes the Hood is metal and the Cab is wood. I wrote the backstory to
        try and clear up any confusion and probably should have corrected Rob when I replied to his comment...oops.

        Philip you be correct.
        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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        • OK Larry, I reread your back story.
          It was Rob's reply that made me think it was wood.
          Sorry for adding to the confusion.
          Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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          • Larryc
            Larryc commented
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            Rick no worries!!

        • Oh happy day!!!!!!! Now 95% of the track has been painted, glued down, and ballasted. This is my least
          favorite part of doing a layout, but it does add a lot to the overall look:

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          Added a few weeds in between the ties which were all hand painted after being glued
          down with white glue. Each side of the rails were ballasted separately and glued down
          with a 50/50 mixture of white glue and water with a couple drops of dish soap added as
          a wetting agent. After both sides were done and dried then the center of the track was
          ballasted and glued with the same mixture.

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          This is looking down towards the Machine Shop and please ignore the Caboose as it needs to be rescaled and rebuilt.
          The last black track will be dealt with after I figured out the scenery and the wood-coal complex. It's not glued down yet
          as it may need to be shortened a little to accommodate what I think I might do in that area.

          Next will to be finish the Store roof and add the interior details before moving on. I'm also thinking of adding a small
          addition at this end of the layout to pick up some more real estate; but we'll see when I get to that point.

          After the Store is finished, the first 4 ft. of the layout will be almost done; as if they're ever really finished. This has been
          8 months of the most fun I've had in a long time. Thanks for looking.
          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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          • Hello. OK I thought the Hood was wood, but with a poor paint job. I see now you're all saying it's metal.
            But to me the paint job still doesn't look like rusty metal, just messy. With a bit of effort, this could be greatly improved.
            If it's metal, add some rivets and seams. Then paint it a colour and then add rust effects, using the sponge technique for chipping, etc.
            It's one of the easiest & best techniques I've found for doing flaked/chipped paint & rust. Just make sure you remove most of the paint from the sponge before applying......This is a good short video.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNBeRdi_cf8
            Example from one of my boat builds.
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            Last edited by robert_goslin; 12-30-2021, 04:42 PM.
            Regards Rob

            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

            My current build.

            https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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            • CNE1899
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              Rob,
              Nice technique, thanks for posting.

              Scott

          • You got a bunch of real estate to build on. Glad your having fun
            Philip

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            • Larry, nice job on the ballast.
              Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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              • Rob thanks for taking the time to post your examples and the video link.

                Philip thanks and yes I'm having fun. I was looking more to the future for
                adding extra real estate as I have about a foot of backdrop at the end of the
                layout just hanging out in limbo; so it would't be a big add on.

                Rick thank you and I'll have to try your idea with the scenery first when I do
                the last track.
                Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                • Hello Larry. Happy new year. Nice to see you extending the layout. Should be a lot of fun.
                  And good work on the ballasting. One of my least favourite things to do, but have too.
                  Will be looking on to how you handle this section. The photo backdrop really gives it depth.
                  Regards Rob

                  Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                  My current build.

                  https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                  • Rob thanks and Happy New Year to you as well. Yes I have some definite ideas for the left
                    end of the layout as this is where the "business end" of the layout will be. Between scenery
                    and structures, I should be busy for quite some time; that is after I finish the Store.
                    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                    • Larry,

                      The track work on the addition looks great! I agree with Rob on the critter. I felt that everything about the critter looked good, except the hood.
                      It looked to clean and new, even with the rust wash. I also think some rivets and seams will help. I was hesitant to say so because I'm new.

                      Happy New Year!

                      Scott

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                      • Scott Happy New Year to you also. Thanks for posting your thoughts and being new shouldn't deter you from
                        sharing your thoughts or ideas.
                        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                        • The inside of the Store is detailed somewhat; nothing fancy but something to
                          be seen when you look through the front windows:

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                          Here is the birds eye view of the inside while it can still be seen:

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                          The counter was built using scale 4x4's for the frame with 1x4's used to cover the front and sides. The counter top is 1x6's. The
                          counter was then stained and weathered with A&I. The detail parts are from Berkshire Valley Models which were primed and
                          painted. The potbelly stove has a heat shield under and behind the stove with some fire wood nearby. Axes are hanging between
                          the window and the corner with shovels hanging on the back wall.

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                          The counter has a cash register along with a roll of paper to wrap an purchases. The product on the back wall is a print resized
                          to scale of shelves with merchandise on it. Also some 100 # sacks filled with flour, coffee, etc.

                          Like I stated previously, kept it simple and not as much will be seen once the roof in on the Store.
                          Already started on the rafters and hope to make the roof removable. Down the road I may attempt to add lighting in the Store
                          which I have never done before so the details show up better.

                          That's where I'm at presently and will post when the roof is completed. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.
                          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                          • Nice Larry. Inside details are looking good. Your right with light it would be really great!!
                            Jerry



                            "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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