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  • Ron,
    Yes, beautiful work! Clean , precise and realistic.
    I have a question regarding your boiler. How did you attain such a nice rust patina? (post#135)
    I am looking for techniques for the stacks on my Canfield Lime Co., and I like your technique.

    Scott
    Last edited by CNE1899; 01-26-2022, 11:30 AM.

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    • Looks great. I would like to order 2 myself.

      Roland

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      • Great work Ron! Just wow!
        Philip

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        • Ron, I love the chronology of constructions. Persist! ~mike

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          • I'll echo everyone else's comments on your clean and precise construction.
            Well done.

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            • Yup, like everyone else has said; very clean and precise. Nice job.
              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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              • Ron,

                Very nice.

                Amongst the details, are you going to add the various tension rods that these old boxcars had? They were hidden by the sheathing so rarely modeled except for stock cars.

                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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                • Thanks for the comments Jerry, Scott, Roland, Philip, Mike, Rick, Larry and Mike H.

                  Jerry, yes the car is On30.

                  Scott, I am not an expert when I comes to rust, it is a trial and error process for me. Basically I start with washes, let them dry, add pigments, fix them with dullcote and then apply more washes. All the products used were to weather the boiler are made by Vallejo.

                  Mike & Rick, glad you like the chronology of constructions. It is a bit of work editing the pictures to post but they explain things better than words.

                  Mike H, never even thought of the tension rods that are on the inside of the car. Will have to find some plans that show where they were installed inside the car to see if it is to late to add them.
                  Ron Newby

                  General Manager

                  Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                  http://cvry.ca

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                  • Here are some examples to show you what I meant and give you ideas if you elect to add the rods.

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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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                    • elwoodblues
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                      Thanks Mike, that is very useful.

                    • CNE1899
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                      Mike,

                      White's book?

                      Scott

                  • OK, a little progress to report, but first...........


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                    My order from Tichy arrived, I ordered most of the NBW sizes that Tichy make. But I prefer to keep my detail parts organized so I can find them in the future.



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                    And Voila, all organized.

                    And now back to the build...........

                    After staining a bunch of 4" x 4" for the fence posts and stringers, it wasn't till I was cutting everything to size that I realized that I didn't stain enough 4" x 4", so some more were stained and cut to size.


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                    Most of the fence posts and stringers glued together. The fencing will go along the front and sides of the diorama, there will be fencing along the back. Some filler stringers will need to be cut for where the corners are and along one side where the angle of the fencing changes along one side.



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                    The fence boards cut and stained ready to be installed on the fence. I have a bad feeling that I will be staining more fence boards before I'm done.

                    Ron Newby

                    General Manager

                    Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                    http://cvry.ca

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                    • Looks great Ron. I like the box to keep the parts in their proper place!
                      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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                      • Ron,

                        Your fences look good. They are always useful for piling junk against.

                        I like your way to organize parts. It beats mine of simply cramming them in a box.

                        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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                        • To answer Scott’s question from earlier, the illustration of boxcar framing is indeed from White’s book.
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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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                          • Ron,

                            Nice organization, I'm trying to be better at this. Your fence looks real good so far.

                            Scott

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                            • Ron, nice job organizing those detail bits. The fence looks like it is ready for boarding and installation, nice. ~mike

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