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 Posted: Wed May 22nd, 2013 09:21 am
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Looking good Dave, really like the look of this one.



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 Posted: Thu May 23rd, 2013 02:34 pm
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Been crazy busy at work this week but did get to put some material on the roof and added a little color to the cabs sides.





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 Posted: Thu May 23rd, 2013 02:40 pm
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Fan...tastic! How on earth did you accomplish that crackled effect on the finish?



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 Posted: Thu May 23rd, 2013 10:46 pm
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Thanks Mike.

The cool thing is..... it's in the material. :bg:

That's plain brown grocery bag cut into strips, glued on, then painted with Floquil Grimy Black.

When that's dry, you dry brush over it and viola! :pimp:

For dry brushing it I used craft paint, Sandstone from Ceramacoat. :cb:



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This is great stuff.

Thanks,

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Beautiful... just beautiful



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 Posted: Sun May 26th, 2013 08:21 am
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Glad you like it! I do too!:bg:

I was looking for a way to dress up the steam chest tops.

I tried to do the toothpick in the Dremel tool thing, but while it works for a one of bit, I had a hard time doing a matching set.

I was about to try to cut a profile out of a used up chisel blade and try that, but then I picked up a common nail for a project around the house, and noticed the shape of the head.

I grabbed two, and cut the heads off leaving a little of the nail below.

For strength, I drilled 2 - .020 holes in the bases, and inserted brass wire.

Then, I glued them to the chests.







Works for me! :2t:

I'm almost ready to do paint and weathering on the chassis.

I have been putting it off, because I have needed to open and close it up a lot while working on the boiler.

Gotta go under the hood one more time yet.

I like DCC, sound and lighting effects in my locos.

Even the micro Tsunami is way to big to hide in this one.:sad:

But, I am going to build a tender for it, and can put sound in that. :glad:

But I want a headlight, a cab light, and one other.L:

If I use a Tsunami, I will have to run wires from the wipers to it, and then from it to the motor, as well as wires to the head light, cab light and the other.

I don't like a couple wires between the tender and the loco, and that's waaay too many.:sad:

I figured out a way to do it all, without the wires between them, AND..... for less than the cost of a Micro Tsunami.

Digitrax offers a sound decoder with generic steam and desiel sounds for 50 bucks. That will go in the tender.

They also have a standard DCC decoder that runs the loco, and has light effects for the headlight, backup light, and an Fx output wire. I won't have a backup light so that will be the cab light, Just need to change the CV so it will work anytime not just reverse. Its also small enough to fit in the boiler..... I think.:w:

One way or another, it goin in there! :dt: :)



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 Posted: Sun May 26th, 2013 10:29 am
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Sounds like a large helping of Woodrow's "creative cramming" is in order, Dave!


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 Posted: Mon May 27th, 2013 10:01 pm
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Herbie,
I commenced the creative cramming and completed it this morning.

That allowed me to paint and weather the chassis.

With the DCC installed I wont need to remove the cab any time soon so I added a steam line on the drivers side.






I added the headlight effect as well as a cab light.

http://s3.photobucket.com/user/ThunderMountainRR/media/Old%20school%20On30%20Porter/IMG_0995.mp4.html



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 Posted: Fri May 31st, 2013 09:43 am
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Have been working on a tender.



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