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 Posted: Thu Nov 15th, 2018 07:33 pm
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Scored today on a brief trip to Harbor Freight.

My Badger airbrush is a fine instrument, with "fine" being the descriptive term.

Above I discussed the HF airbrush I bought on impulse a couple of years ago.  
It was on sale for $9.95 and for some reason I thought it a good idea to buy it.

Only to find out, after getting it home, that it's air hose connection did not match anything I had.  
So the thing kind of went in to cold storage.

With the mill project, and vast expanses of scribed siding to paint, I thought to resurrect it.  
I started pawing through the HF website in hopes that they might have the adapters necessary to make the thing useful.  

No luck on adapters, but while reading some reviews,
it was mentioned the hose came with adapters that match the Badger connection.

So I went and got one.  Best under $10 purchase I have made in a long time.  It is a REALLY nice hose, and 10 feet long.  
In the raw, it connects to the HF airbrush.  But includes the adapter to attach the Badger.  
PLUS, another adapter that mates it up with my little Binks air compressor.  

Success.  It will be awhile before I get to try it out.  
Installing the windows on the right side wall is going to be a lengthy process.  

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Hi Reg  :wave:



WOW !  :shocked:

Awesomely FAST ! and GOOD lookin' work on the new mill.  :thumb:



The 'Henderson Bay Timber Co.' branch seems like a WINNER of an idea to me.  :)

I could seriously drop large scale narrow gauge, for HO mooodern diesel logging ...

... but I aint going to, due to reasons of the RUBBERGAUGINGitus it would cause me.  :f:



But HEY ! ... I got you & Alan to watch !  :bg:

Alan swears he's gonna stop playing trains for a few mins. & whack some more scenery in as well.  :slow:

Great to see you two mooodern day loggers showing us vintage narrow gaugers how to do it !  ;)



I totally LUUUVE this proto photo of Alans !





Back-to-back mini mooodern deseisels in glorious Caterpillar ? yellow ... T :cool: :cool:  FREAKIN'  C :cool: :cool: L  !



Your pic. aint too bad either Reg.  :P






N  I  C  E  !



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Thanks, Si.


Of course, now I have to stage a photo op for you.   :)

I hope to get a couple of windows in the right side wall this evening.  It will depend on the "honey do" list.

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For Si:





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Spent some time on the mill, but didn't get as far as I wanted.

My heart!  These parts are small.







These parts are the upper and lower sash for one of the MANY windows.  
I spent about 1/2 hour wiggling the parts from the sheet, sticking them on the clear plastic, and trimming them to size.   
The window opening required a bit of work, too, getting things to fit right.

I had to stop here because I found that I was out of ACC.  I am never out of ACC.  How did that happen?  

Though the instructions don't address it, clearly the best way to install the lower sash
(which installs from the back side of the wall using the bit of clear plastic as a mounting flange) is with ACC.  

Rather than experiment with something else, I decided to move on to other things.

Probably a good idea.  I should test fit everything for the window installation before gluing anything in place.  
In addition to the parts shown, there is the casing (one piece) and the trim, which consists of four pieces. 

I moved on to painting the left side wall.  I used the aforementioned Harbor Freight airbrush.  It works just fine.  
I experimented around with it, and it seems to work as well as my $100 Badger.  

Harbor Freight still has them, but at the "regular" price of $19.95.  
Really, if you are strapped for funds and would find an airbrush useful, I would highly recommend this product.   
I guess I should post a photo and SKU.  Soon.

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Looking at Alan's photos of the GE locos, it appears that just a few small upgrades would really spiff things up.


Black stacks, screens over the radiators, 5-chime horns, and visors.


Yep.  No doubt about it.  I am better at coming up with projects than I am at getting them done!

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As promised:





The SKU is 95810.

Of course, you will need a hose and an air supply.  
Get the hose from HF.  Less than $8.00, and it is nice hose.

In the reviews one of the comments was that HF did not have any additional bottles available.  
Not a problem.  The bottle connection is industry standard.  
You can order bottles, paint cups, etc.  from any airbrush supplier.  

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Hi Reg  :wave:



Thanks for the great photo op !  :)  :cool:  :P  :shocked:  :bg:



Railfaning the 'Henderson Bay Timber Co.' looks like pretty good FUN !  :thumb:





I like yours BETTER than Alans 1:1 photo now.  :P

His doesn't have the WASP STRIPES !  :shocked:



Yer gotta have them yer know.  ;)



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This is fun.  But there is a lot of work to be done before exciting railfan opportunities will be available.

Track, for instance.  At this point the HBTCo. operates exactly 0 miles of track. 

This photo was taken in LeBam on a Henderson Bay Branch (GN) owned industrial siding.

;)


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Refer back to the photo of the window sash parts.







Here is the first completed window.   There are seven individual parts to each window.

I have completed six windows.  Which leaves 21 more to go...on this wall!!!

It took me about an hour to assemble and install this first one.  The next five went much faster.  
And I have figured out a way to speed the process up just a little bit more by modifying the sequencing slightly.

I will be an expert on assembling B.T.S. windows by the time this kit is complete.

Looking at the photo I see that I didn't get the drip strip quite centered on this window. 
I hope I did better on the subsequent five.  
I guess I better take some photos to check.

I was asking just the other day, "doesn't everybody downsize their scale when they turn 70?".

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