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 Posted: Tue Nov 14th, 2017 07:23 am
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A few days ago I posted this photo of a styrene test piece for the covers on the engine:





My plan was to make a rubber mold and cast these things in resin. But that test piece was too rough.
Well, I tried a couple more and couldn't get it to look as good as I wanted.

So I tried a different approach, making it out of 1mm Sintra and scribing the indentations.
That turned out even worse:





Even if I could have created a suitable master, I had doubts about how well such thin pieces would reproduce as castings.

So I scrapped the whole idea and decided to come up with a non-prototypical design,
that would be simple enough that I could make all 20 of them individually.

My first test of this was extremely simple, just a flat piece of styrene with rounded corners and a nut/washer in the middle:





But I felt that this was TOO simple. I wanted something that looked a bit more interesting.

The design I settled on was made by layering two pieces of .020" styrene.
Both pieces had the corners rounded, and I beveled the edges of the smaller piece before gluing it on top of the base piece.

Here's how they turned out:











I also did some work on the base for the engine and generator:










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 Posted: Tue Nov 14th, 2017 07:58 pm
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There ya go! Extremely nice, crisp detailing. Can we expect anything less!

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I can smell the fumes from here !



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Having operated more Diesel / Natural gas engine's then I can count on both hands,
the covers you made up are more than suitable for a engine you are working on.

Certain once in place no one will notice.

I put my Diesel project on hold to finish? up a few other project's.
It is a Fairbanks-Morse 3 cly version of the F-B shown on the site you posted.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 2nd, 2018 01:42 am
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After a very lengthy hiatus from modeling, I'm finally starting to get back into it a little.

Currently I'm trying to finish up the two incomplete projects I'd been working on before.
One of these is the Grizzly Bar saloon.
I last worked on this almost a year ago.

Here's where I left off:





Since then I've painted and weathered the upper portion to look like old wood with faded/peeled paint.
The corrugated metal was painted with two-part rust from Sophisticated Finishes.
I also put corrugated metal on the roof of the patio.

Signs were made by printing out the designs onto self-adhesive vinyl, which was then cut out as a stencil:














Because the roof has warped a little, I had to curve the lettering slightly:





The windows and doors were painted separately prior to installing the glass:





I added security bars to the patio door. These were made from styrene:





The building is now complete except for the lights and some interior details:








Enjoy!




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Like your idea of using a stencil.

Went searching and found some vinyl on fleabay:



FDC 4300 Series. Matte Removable Vinyl Film

This product is a calendered vinyl film,
designed for producing specialty graphics, signage and decals,
requiring medium term durability with clean removal.

Series 4300 features a matte finish, which provides maximum visibility,
by eliminating unwanted glare and a grid marked liner for easy alignment.




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 Posted: Sat Jun 2nd, 2018 02:46 am
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Is it inkjet printable?

Here's the stuff I use:

https://papilio.com//inkjet%20waterproof%20adhesive%20film%20media.html

They also have a version for use with laser printers.



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Thanks.  That helped a lot.



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Glad to have you back modeling.  You always inspire me.  Thank you.



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The other incomplete model that I'm trying to get finished is the power house for the Mineral Ridge mine and mill.
When I last worked on it, I had been in the middle of constructing the large diesel generator for the interior.
That part of the project is still on hold, but I'm currently working on finishing up the exterior of the structure.

Here's what it looked like when I left off:





I built two different smoke stacks for the building.
One is for the generator and one for the blacksmith's forge.
The generator stack is made of brass and has a conical cap:














The forge stack is a bit shorter and has a simpler design:





I also decided that the building really needed a pair of ventilation cupolas.
I built these out of 6mm Sintra, with styrene strips for the louvers.
Since I had already covered the roof with corrugated metal, I had to mount them to the metal with Dynaflex 230:














That's about as far as I've got, for now.


Enjoy!




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