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wclm
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Hey All
  Just got the new book by Tom Yorke "Frijole Flats Sketchbook" It is soft cover and to me worth the 25 bucks. Has Tom's art work and ideas. To me it really revs up the mind on building some south of the border things. It is worth a look. It says that this is volume one. If your a fan of his structures it's a must.   
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I bet you bought it at the same place I did. I was walking around Caboose Hobbies and it caught my attention.

Yeah it's an interesting book. Volume 1 (Frijole Flats) covers mostly the town and Volume 2 "Pepitos Pintos" will apparently cover more of the industrial portion.

I like the sketches and how they include some design comments. My one thing is I'm now trying to figure out how to make the stucco over brick walls. There's some construction and painting notes in the back and it sounds like Yorke uses the green floral foam and carves it then puts some gritty gesso over it. Seems reasonable.

One of these days I'm going to try making something from it haha.

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Titus

 I have had some decent results by just using hydrocal on the whole wall and the carving in sections where the stucco appears to have fallen off. It is  very easy to draw on some brick work in the bad section and carve the coarses of brick or stione in.

                                                                                        Clif Korlaske

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Actually, I use an expanded urethane foam of the ten pound variety. That green stuff is way too soft to use. Spackling Paste is used for the stucco. I have just finished patterns for the Depot and I'm working on patterns for the Barrio section. Volume 2 is being worked on. Some day soon I hope to get back to my own Hn18 Grande Barbosa Island Railway. Finishing up several pieces of motive power for that.

Tom

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Tom,

What means Hn18?

n for narrow gauge and 18 for 18 inch prototype gauge ok, but what scale means H?

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Ah, I think I know

H means "half inch scale", 1:24 right?

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That's it; 1/24 scale running with 18" gauge. I actually use On30 gauge which is a tiny bit over 15" and I cheat the extra little bit. Your eye cannot pick up the difference. I like larger equipment than most Gn15 people run, so the extra (supposedly) 3" means I can easily add 9" or so more in width. That helps!

I have quite a collection of resin loco parts I have been making for myself to use because I don't particularly like to make the same parts more than once. I'm working on four steam locos right now.

Tom

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Tom I love seeing your stuff.

Please post some photos of your locos when you are ready or let us know if and when you post them on your site.


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