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 Posted: Fri Jun 29th, 2018 01:42 am
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Woodie - Thanks. 

When I first saw this on eBay I knew it had the look I wanted.
 
I agree.  Keep it fresh and clean like it was being taken care of. 
Dust on the running gear would bring out the details that are lost in the black paint right now.
 
I do plan to add a headlight as well as glazing for the windows and door knobs. 
Maybe some more details that I can't think of right now.
 
- Tom


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For window glass I used clear plastic "printer paper". 
I sprayed the backside with Dullcoat and glued it in with super glue. 

Also added a bell and light.
 
The light is a work in progress. 
It looks kinda huge and the lens is about 6" thick.

 - Tom





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I had less than stellar results using ACC to attach clear window material.
After some time a white haze developed around the edge of the windows that was impossible to remove.
Switched to Testors clear cement and everything has been good.
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Wow Tom, this is really coming along. 
I really like how it is coming out, good colors too. 

This is a SWEET build!  :rah:

I use a water based canopy glue to glue up my windows. 
This is something that airplane modelers use to attach... wait for it... canopies.
 
I first used CA on windows in the 1980s and about cried when it wrecked a prized models "glass". 
I also found that if I use it anywhere inside a model (again through a terrible experience)
that it would craze my glass in its off gassing as it set. 
I ended up not using it in any interior applications after that. 

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Hi Guys  :wave:



When I was working for 5-O ...  :cool:

... a popular & effective way of detecting 'latent' fingerprints ...

... was to expose certain types of 'evidence', particularly plastics, to Super-Glue fumes in special cabinets.



The ACC vapour clings to the greasy enzymes in fingerprint oil & becomes white, as ^^ described above.

If the modeling item being ACCed is clean & free of all oily substances, this 'should' not happen.  :)



A glazing component cleaned in meths before ACCing, 'should' not fog up.

It MUST be really clean though & kept free of fingerprints etc. during the gluing process.

A small fan can also help matters, as it will blow away any concentration of fumes from near the items being glued.

Try it on some scrap material.  :P



This is also why ACC used close to oily train mechanisms & gears etc. can sometimes 'seize up' the components.  :f:



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Eddie Murphy detects fingerprints like this, using some ACC and a fish-tank, in the movie 'Beverly Hills Cop' ...

... the funny thing is, the prints on his 'evidence', come out black !  :shocked:

Hollywood ... Eh!  ;)



In the 'real world' faint ACCed latent fingerprints developed this way ...

... are then usually stained with a flourescent dye & photographed under U.V. light.  :!:  :shades:

The resulting photo is then printed as a reversed B&W image ...

... giving a black 'ink style' fingerprint, that the I.D. guys can work with.  :thumb:




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Hey guys, thanks for the heads up on the ACC. 

It's been about 24 hours since I glued them in and so far so good. 
I'm thinking maybe the fact that I sprayed the backside of the glass with Dullcoat maybe saved the day. 
Or maybe it just hid the damage. 

I did try using Plastruct's Bondene which is a clear solvent for plastic but it wouldn't weld with the plastic that the kit is made of. 
The body for the doodlebug had to be built with ACC. 

Anyway, I appreciate all the input. 

Still working on the headlight. 
I think it looks goofy so I plan to start over with something built from scratch.

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I came up with a smaller headlight made from the plastic handle of a kitchen utensil.
Shhhhh, don't tell Cheri. 

This is pretty much completed now except for numbering and lettering which will come when I decide on a name for my short line. 

I know the trucks aren't correct and that'll probably drive someone nuts,
but I really like the final look of this little doodlebug. 

This'll be the primary passenger transport for this small mining district. 
I'm thinking of just using it for running interference while working on switching operations.

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.  Shhhhh, don't tell Cheri
Bribes taken discretely here...
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