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"The Original" Kittom Lumber Co. PART TWO
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 Posted: Mon Nov 14th, 2016 12:40 am
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Salada wrote:
Hello Doc,

That's the first example I've seen of Sculptamold in use - it looks impressively natural. No shrinkage gaps or cracking ?

Regards, Michael


Hello Michael,

Not a bit of cracking. And this is the first layer of scenery. Next up will be real sifted dirt and ground up leaf cover, weeds etc....all set in wintertime.

I wondered how much it would cost for you to buy some Sculptamold in the USA and ship to London??

Doc Tom;)

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 Posted: Mon Nov 14th, 2016 12:48 am
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Hello again Doc,

More bucks than it' s worth !. Her Britannic Majesty's tax collectors view self imports of U.S. Origin as a bonanza.

Ah, so this is not the final finish coat, despite looking very good. I'll make sure to stay tuned !

Regards, Michael

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Hi Michael,
Can I suggest you check out the nearest art store for something similar?. They might be worth a shot.

Don't forget the graphite pencils while you are there.
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 Posted: Mon Nov 14th, 2016 01:04 am
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Thanks John. Unfortunately decent art stores are going the same way as proper modelling shops over here; the fixed premises costs are killing them off in favour of the purveyors of cr*p coffee & cheap 'fashion' stores.

I am no way near to the scenery stage yet, for which I was thinking about hacked & carved styrofoam as a finished surface but Docs stuff looks good to me. Currently I have more basic problems to solve.

Regards, Michael

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Salada wrote:
Hello again Doc,

More bucks than it' s worth !. Her Britannic Majesty's tax collectors view self imports of U.S. Origin as a bonanza.

Ah, so this is not the final finish coat, despite looking very good. I'll make sure to stay tuned !

Regards, Michael


Sir Donald T. (self-knighted) wants to make the UK a prime trading partner....might help lower some of that tariff/tax stuff???:bg:

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 Posted: Mon Nov 14th, 2016 01:14 am
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Only "Sir" T ?
Surely he'd want a Lordship ?!

Regards, Michael

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Salada wrote: Only "Sir" T ?
Surely he'd want a Lordship ?!

Regards, Michael
Very GOOD:glad:

Doc Tom

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Sidetracked

Before taking brush in hand to paint rails, ties and spikes in a hopefully prototypically correct fashion, I decided to"Screw around" and kit mingle an”O” scale log donkey.



The sled is a resin kit from Wiseman model services. and the steam donkey Is from a RTR Bachmann On30 log loader.



Acrylic paint, acrylic paint washes, India ink/alcohol wash and acrylic dry brushing was used to paint the model.



Here is placement of the loader on the layout. Electrical wires coming up from the ground will be used to power an ITT sound module of a steam log loader at work. I am looking for any advice about these sound modules and how you used them on your layouts.



The painting experience has made me a little less fearful in painting the track and rails. Any ideas on track brush painting appreciated also. I want the track to be a prototypical model too.

Thanks for looking. Doc Tom

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I use brown paint on my rail. Since my track is handlaid I have the advantage of being able to paint the rail before laying it.

I have hand painted already laid rail. It is a little tedious.

I use whatever brownish paint I can find on sale at the local hardware store. Rail around here weathers from black (brand new) through various shades of brown, often with just a tinge of red.

I remember an article from many years ago (I will see if I can dig it up) in which the author spray painted the track in varying shades.

Actually, I found it. I will see if I can scan it and post if.

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I use brown paint on my rail. Since my track is handlaid I have the advantage of being able to paint the rail before laying it.

I have hand painted already laid rail. It is a little tedious.

I use whatever brownish paint I can find on sale at the local hardware store. Rail around here weathers from black (brand new) through various shades of brown, often with just a tinge of red.

I remember an article from many years ago (I will see if I can dig it up) in which the author spray painted the track in varying shades.

Actually, I found it. I will see if I can scan it and post if. He uses Floquil paints, which are no longer available, but the concept is still there.

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