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 Posted: Fri Feb 5th, 2010 09:18 pm
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W C Greene
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Herb-remember that if you want a first rate paint job, I personally know someone who would do it right!

                                        Woodrow



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 Posted: Mon Apr 5th, 2010 10:12 pm
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Well- I took things in my own hands and did the paint job myself.

Woodie- i know dang well that you would have done a better job of it, but you seemed to be having too much fun with building the little layout, and I wanted to give Humbrol a try. I blackened the whole body and frame with a commercial version of Hobby-Black, sprayed and brushed (and baked) the Humbrol and it seems to be wearing off the edges from handling already. I don't think that it is as durable in that respect than baked Floquil.



The R/C fleet is now doubled in size



The Ingersol is geared to go a ballast-scorching 6.5 scale MPH. On one of it's trial runs a stink bug ran down the track ahead of it, and was in absolutly no danger of getting run over.





I see that one step on the end is cockeyed--oh well!


Herb:old dude:



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 Posted: Mon Apr 5th, 2010 10:37 pm
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looks pretty good from where I am standing.

Like the colours.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 5th, 2010 10:48 pm
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Herb, that is one fine looking piece of MOchinery
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 Posted: Mon Apr 5th, 2010 11:32 pm
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Fantastic Herbert!!! I just love it! I think you did a bang-up job on the paint..she looks just fine. On the Humbrol durability..I have been using the gloss Humbrol on brass stuff and when baked it is pretty good. You are right, it ain't like old lacquer Floquil but it will do for me. I used to paint brass with SPOT ON automotive lacquer but it has been banned by the EPA or maybe the DAA (dumbass assn.). When baked on brass, that old paint wouldn't rub off unless you used a knife or moto tool to mess with it.  Again, she looks nice and cool...that front step may be a little "off" but that's called character. Way to go!

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Herb,

I think the paint job looks pretty darn good. And if it's starting to wear a bit...well, things do that in the real world.

As to the step...

Everytime I take a picture of my stuff and post it for all the world to see and critique, I see more wrong with it than anyone else. Either that or the folks on this forum are just really nice guys.

Like Woodie said, character.



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 Posted: Tue Apr 6th, 2010 09:27 am
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Thanks guys!

Before the paint, I gave everything the twice- over, and never noticed the step, until I posted the pix.

I know that it has happened many times before, to others--but DANG!


Herbie :dope:



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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2010 11:48 am
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Herb,

she's really a beauty, especially the radiators and the equally riveting are adding a lot of character.  Just my cup of tea... :thumb::thumb::thumb:

Michael

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 Posted: Thu Apr 8th, 2010 09:13 am
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Cockeyed step?  I don't see no stinkin cockeyed step, I see a beautiful loco Herbie.

Sweet!:2t:



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 Posted: Fri Apr 30th, 2010 05:46 pm
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Outstanding work Sir!!  Great to see the action shots of the machining process. I couldn't find the details on the chain drive, did I miss that?

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