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  • Fence looks great.

    Nice little tool you have there.
    Looking forward on how you weather the roofing panels.
    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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    • Great job on making those missing pieces of the fence fit in - both physically and visually!

      Great find on the corrugation dies.
      Bruce

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      • Ron the fence looks very good and doesn't look like you installed
        sections at different times. Nice die set too.
        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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        • Ron, thanks for sharing your roofing material techniques. Very cool. ~mike

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          • Thanks for the comments Almostretired, Scott, Rick, Jerry, Bruce Larry and Mike (hope I got everyone).

            Scott the item on the left is a template to cut the foil to size to fit in the dies.
            Ron Newby

            General Manager

            Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

            http://cvry.ca

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            • CNE1899
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              Ron,
              Thanks,
              Scott

          • Good evening everyone,

            It's been almost a week since I last posted here and I finally have some progress to report. So do I show the finished product first or save it till the end?

            hmmmmmm............

            Lets save it till the end.

            I have been asked how I rust up things, so seeing as I did a corrugated roof, what better time to show how I do it.


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            First up ... the tools of the trade. This is by no means all I use to get a rust effect, but this is what I had on hand.



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            First thing I did was apply a wash of light rust to dull down the metal look. Step two is to rub in some light rust pigment with a still brush. I use an old warn out brush for this stage. Once applied I spray everything with Dullcote (any mat finish will do). If you only want light weathering you could stop there.

            Me I have a hard time leaving well enough alone so on to heavier weathering.



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            Next up I applied a darker rust wash.



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            I then used a darker rust colour to highlight the raised part of the panels. I used Pan Pastels for this.



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            I then dabbed on some rust coloured pigments using a brush to give it some textures, this roof has been on for awhile.



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            Here is what it looks like on the lumber shed. For the record I used 5-minute epoxy to glue the metal panels to the roof.

            And now a preview of my next project....



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            Thanks for looking in.
            Last edited by elwoodblues; 03-01-2022, 09:40 PM.
            Ron Newby

            General Manager

            Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

            http://cvry.ca

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            • Thanks for the how to Ron! Great job on the rust I like the coloring.
              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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              • Nice results and thanks for the how-to.
                Next up an outhouse?

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                • Ron like the others have said...thanks for the tutorial on the metal roof...need to file
                  that one away for future use. Yup that roof has been on the a long time alright.....
                  great job and nice coloring.
                  Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                  • Thanks for the comments Jerry, Rick, and Larry. Glad the how-to was welcomed.

                    Rick, that's right, the outhouse is next.
                    Ron Newby

                    General Manager

                    Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                    http://cvry.ca

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                    • Ron,
                      Thank you for the rust tutorial! Nice technique!

                      Scott

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                      • elwoodblues
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                        Scott, you are welcome.

                    • It's been awhile so I figures I post an update.

                      Was hoping to get the outhouse close to finished to day but, I got distracted , but I did get my 15 minutes in today.



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                      There we are before and after the explosion, you can say I built this twice. ‚Äč


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                      Today's progress.... added the front wall and made the sitting area more comfortable. To bad no one is going to see it when finished with the door closed, but I know it's there.

                      Next up , roof rafters and siding which is stained but needs colour and weathering.

                      Ron Newby

                      General Manager

                      Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                      http://cvry.ca

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                      • Wow modern day one! Houston we have toilet paper!!

                        Very nice Ron looking forward to the rest of it complete.
                        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 you must be making the "Cadillac" version.....Tp and a seat?
                          Nice job so far despite the explosion....looking forward to the rest.
                          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                          • Ron,
                            Nice jon.

                            Scott

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