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 Posted: Tue Dec 27th, 2011 11:09 am
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Herb, fellers..

The wagon er self was painted tuscan reddish..I painted the rest black .outsides..tub inner left reddish..

The  black was / is floquil I think...which I like ...for covering and for flattening out

The effect of peeling paint on the rim.....it may be as simple as painting some spots and not others..?..no fancy salt of rubber cement ...?..

The rust is a wash...the wally world acrylic paints are very good pigments..I don't use it as paint..per se..it is a source of pigment for washes  making..

I found some colour such as apricot as I had finally run out of my favorite...."Polly "S" " bugbear fur...some sci fi colour..very nice for  rusting..

I use a spray bottle to "wet" the model..a bit of soap in there.."wet water.."  then the apricot paint is applied to the wet model in dabs where the rust would form..around the rivets in question..the rest of the model is washed ..and wiped with a soft rag..as needed..sometimes the pigment washed on very thick and wiped is a  nice method..leaves streaks under bumpies ..

Really..the thing is ...,...that the pigment lays into the meniscus of the water ..dries there...looks bitchen..

Sometimes the pigment will be shiny upon drying..?..probably a factor if being to rich..or the aire drying evap changes somat,.?..


trial and err..is needed..and sometimes err is the result..I found this method by that precisely...thought I had ruined  a model and came back next morning to pigment laying in very nice...

Hope that helps..

More to follow if needed..






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 Posted: Tue Dec 27th, 2011 10:13 pm
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Using the meniscus to concentrate the pigment sounds like the answer--

Thanks!

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 Posted: Wed Dec 28th, 2011 04:16 am
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Charley,

You wrote that you model on accurate 18" prototype gauge, respectively 3/4" model gauge. So you are going to built your track by yourself? Or is there model track with 19mm gauge on the modelrailway market?

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Juergen-

In the US the "pure" 3' narrow gage folks use 19mm, 0r 3/4" gage track--which, years ago was US OO scale standard gage.

Flex track, and switches are available here--or at least were, last time I looked. Of course using these items to represent 18" gage in a larger scale brings with it the too many, too small, ties problem.


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 Posted: Wed Dec 28th, 2011 06:46 pm
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Herb , Juergen , fellers..

I am hand laying everything,..there is 3/4 gauge track available....for a slightly smaller scale..



I have a plan for the rails.. this goes toward the "look" of what I want..I had thought about casting panel tracks in resin...but no progress..given my situation 

..I am thinking about it...and may start any day when I feel like that is what I wanna..do..course there are some issues with  priorities......

As it goes along I will post..




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  Fine lookin stuff!!

Last edited on Wed Dec 28th, 2011 06:48 pm by Russell Geare

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fellers..

I sarw a foto in the piles../ files this eve..i send it along..to be able to say i sent something in...to add to the general malaise..hey ..I done had the measles...

Or..wisdom is knowing when to go to bed...moo hhahahahah






And these ain't even the fotos I was talkin about..?..










This one looks Like Chisos tram HQ ..ain't it..?.



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Did you pick up that single slip at the local model shop?

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Herb , fellers..

It was custom built by some feller..had a bunch of acetylene and a welder..I suppose...on a bet..?..

100 ton press...
















This is a display in the lander..?..county musuem..Eureka Nevada...




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Charley,

does the title of your thread
"Excelsior halfinch n 18"
mean, that you plan to build a model of the Kerry Tramway Excelsior loco?
A very interesting prototype for modeling a 18" and also a 15" gauge railway.

Juergen



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