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 Posted: Wed Sep 18th, 2019 04:29 pm
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" I'd imagine a church would have something in place,
to keep people from walking right off the short cliff "


Perhaps Gods guidance directs all the sinners over the cliff edge onto the tracks

Whilst those who follow The Good Book exit the safe way by the back door


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 Posted: Wed Sep 18th, 2019 04:55 pm
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Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Perhaps Gods guidance directs all the sinners over the cliff edge onto the tracks

Whilst those who follow The Good Book exit the safe way by the back door


Thanks Nice Guy!

You just saved me a ton of work.  :apl:


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Lee,

Whilst Nice Guy has the perfect solution,
I think your idea is a good one, since most of us would need to use the side door,
and it doesn't have one!

It will get a railing, or something...

I think I may try to widen the church area a little to move it back a half inch or so,
and I'm investigating the practicality of a foot bridge,
from the town center, over the tracks to the church.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 18th, 2019 05:01 pm
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Woodie,

Here is a better shot of your sign:





And how it all fits together:





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 Posted: Wed Sep 18th, 2019 05:34 pm
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Tom Harbin wrote:
I think I may try to widen the church area a little to move it back a half inch or so,

and I'm investigating the practicality of a foot bridge,

from the town center, over the tracks to the church.


I really like that idea, and you'd do a great job on it, I'm sure!



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Aww, just build more stairs! 

You're a pro now!   ;)


"Junqueologist".. hmm interesting bidness to study.  :thumb:







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Steven,

What a great shot.  Thanks.


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Hi Tom,


Nice work and colors on all of the buildings,
but I keep admiring the tarpaper on your meat market building.

Since I will be embarking on attaching a lot of tarpaper on one of my buildings,
I need to know how best to attach it.
Rubber cement, or 3M spray, or something else?

I am in HO scale so I don't know if that would make a difference.
I think I saw an answer on another forum but can't seem to find it.


Also, you are using neutral grey on the building?
Is that your mix, or are you buying the paint from a manufacturer?

Your interior floor has a nice color.
Could you tell me what that is also?


Thanks,

Kevin


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Hi Kevin,

I didn't do anything fancy with the tar paper. I just used wood glue.
I don't remember whether I used Ailene's or Elmer's Carpenters but either one would work.
I just applied a very thin coat on the building and smoothed it with the side of a toothpick.
The key is to keep it thin and then smooth it. Then I let it start to set up.
Kind of a contact cement tackiness and applied the tar paper.
It will stick pretty much like it would with contact cement but be a little more forgiving of mistakes.
Biggest thing with tar paper, I think, is sanding it thin enough before applying it.

The neutral gray is actually a Pan Pastel neutral gray applied over a Hunterline driftwood stain.
You can vary the color by how dark the stain is.
I just brushed the driftwood on so it was a light to medium stain.
Pan Pastels can work very well and you can "kind-of" erase mistakes.
They are a little expensive (you can find them for between 5 and 8 dollars each) but they last forever.

The floors were stained with Copic ink markers.
Mainly I used a W4 marker but used a W5 and a W3 in a few spots.
I also used a W5 or a W6 where I wanted a little more emphasis.
The back walls of the meat market are also stained with the Copic markers,
but the battens are all driftwood stain.

Good luck and don't forget to show us your building. If your other work is any indication, I'm quite sure I will be asking you advice on how you did your tar papaer. Your layout is just superb. I really like your trestles. Well, and everything else.

Tom


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Kevin,

One more thing, I didn't really explain well.

Whatever glue method you use (I would not use a double sided tape,
very hard to avoid seams showing and zero tolerance for application mistakes),
make sure it is fairly dry before applying the tar paper,
or it could stain the tar paper, ruining the effect you are trying to achieve.

Tom


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