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 Posted: Thu Aug 19th, 2010 08:02 am
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Looking good John!



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 Posted: Sat Aug 21st, 2010 06:25 pm
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progress so far

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 Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 03:30 pm
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:bg: John this looks great:thumb:. What is the metal on the backdrop and what thickness? By the way I sure like the engine even though it's got some weird kind of coupler to my Colorado eyes.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 06:17 pm
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Clif,

AluminIUM, quite thin, is used . I am given to understand that aluminum works almost as well in the USA. The couplers (Greenwich) only look strange to those who drink too much unpasturized Coors beer!

 

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Check out the offset  ( Lithographic ) printers in your area.

They use aluminium printing plates that are about 40 inches x 25 inches in size and 20 to 24 thou thick.

Ask if you can purchase some of their used plates, good chance they will give you a few. Sure they will have a image on one side and be rather dirty, the reverse side should be reasonably clean and a wipe down with solvent and water will give a good clean finish.

Printers sell the used plates as scrap metal and guess for about 10 cents each, like I said ask nicely and they may give them to you.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 23rd, 2010 02:31 pm
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rear detailing now complete

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:rah:Oh Boy! Xmas in August. Makes me cold just thinking about it. Looks really good though.

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I have to be careful not to get frostbite when working on it! Considering the August we are having in the UK, a snow scene is not so inappropriate!

 

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wclm wrote:  What is the metal on the backdrop and what thickness? 

                                                                

Aluminum "flashing" should work, find it at Lowe's or Home Depot.  About .005 thick as I recall.  It comes in a roll-various widths.  Look for it in the roofing dept. 

 



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