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 Posted: Sun Mar 10th, 2019 05:51 pm
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Tom Ward wrote: So, my question here is this; do I need to remove the emblems ("McDonalds", hamburgers, etc) before I paint or just cover everything with primer or what?  Anyone here had success doing this?  No decals, just print or paint.  Probably just like changing road names on a tender but I've never done that either.  What's the best technique for this?
- Tom

I discovered that the "decorations" on my McTrain are all raised so that cancels out simply painting over it.  I was concerned about using sandpaper and not being able to get into crevices and around details with doing too much damage.  To answer my own question I found the suggestion of using Testors ELO (Easy Lift Off) in another section of FR (http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=6885&forum_id=18).  Sounds like it works well so I ordered some from Amazon.  8oz for $20 with free shipping.  I'll see how far 8oz goes on the McTrain.
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 Posted: Sun Mar 10th, 2019 06:33 pm
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you should have a lot of people waiting to read the post next about how it works.  I am definitely in line.
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Howdy Tom, on stripping paint from plastic, the ELO seems to work fine. For many years, I have used regular old (not silicone) brake fluid which can be had at the dollar store for...a dollar. What you might do is use a Q tip and try the ELO or brake fluid on a small area of the paint to see how it works. The ELO won't eat plastic nor will the brake fluid. You will need to submerge the car body, etc. in the fluid and I would use a large ziplock plastic bag for this. You may need to use an old tooth brush also to get bits of paint from around rivets or other details. It should work just fine, give the stuff a while to work. I have had paint begin coming off right after it goes into the fluid and sometimes it may take a day or two until you see something happen.
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 Posted: Sat Mar 16th, 2019 07:07 am
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The ELO came in yesterday's mail and I spent a few hours last night trying it out.  I used Q-tips dipped in ELO and gently scrubbed the surface with a swirling motion.  I think the decorations on the loco and tender were decals since they cleaned up quickly with little effort.  The number boards on the front of the loco were paint though and they took more effort.  I think I spent about 40 minutes cleaning both the loco and tender.  The tender had large side panel decorations (decals) and when finished scrubbing had an oily residue which cleaned up with soap and water.  I'll also wash the loco after I dismantle it to prepare it for paint.  No damage to the underlying surface and already a huge improvement.  $55 well spent just for these two pieces.
- Tom

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 Posted: Sat Mar 16th, 2019 07:14 am
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The tank car and box car are a different story though.  The McDecorations are painted on and require much more effort to get rid of.  Woody had suggested soaking in an ELO bath so I'll try that next.  For the cars I mean.  For myself I prefer Barby Bubbles.- Tom

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I've also been making making progress on the roundhouse.  The interior mainframes are completed and I'm now working on the floor and inspection pits.  I'm having such a good time developing the roundhouse and shop area that it's caused me to rethink the entire layout.  I would like to expand the area around the shop a bit to make room for several storage tracks and a small outdoor bridge crane.  With real estate at a premium in this 11' X 12' room I would have to beg, borrow or steal some land from either the mountain/helix or the smelter.  I think my new design for the smelter could afford to lose a few acres but I'll need to spend some time with the AnyRail program to see what I cab do.
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W C Greene wrote: Howdy Tom, on stripping paint from plastic, the ELO seems to work fine. For many years, I have used regular old (not silicone) brake fluid which can be had at the dollar store for...a dollar. What you might do is use a Q tip and try the ELO or brake fluid on a small area of the paint to see how it works. The ELO won't eat plastic nor will the brake fluid. You will need to submerge the car body, etc. in the fluid and I would use a large ziplock plastic bag for this. You may need to use an old tooth brush also to get bits of paint from around rivets or other details. It should work just fine, give the stuff a while to work. I have had paint begin coming off right after it goes into the fluid and sometimes it may take a day or two until you see something happen.
Give us an update.

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Woodie - I suspect the ELO is similar in make-up to brake fluid.  It's not caustic, has an oily feel but cleans up easily with soap and water.  After I go through this $20 can of ELO I'll visit the Dollar store for some brake fluid for a comparison.  Thanks for the info.
- Tom

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Progress report on the roundhouse.  Most of the interior framing for both the shop and the roundhouse is complete.  I spent some time today positioning doors and windows.  Originally I had planned to use Grandt Line parts for the skylights but was unable to find enough for this project.  Bummer they went and retired.  Anyway, I came across the Tichy Train Group in my search for windows and doors.  I had never bought anything from them before and was pleased to find they had everything I needed.  In stock no less.  I had my parts in less than a week and paid much less than I would have for old GL parts on eBay.  Woohoo!  I actually think the skylights I got from them work better in this model.  I was still able to add some vents here and there to get the correct spacing on the windows.  54 windows in all for the skylights.  The stall doors are Grandt Line and work well with the spacing between tracks.  Floors and service pits are next on the list.
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I think I'm gonna replace the rear walls in the roundhouse with cut down sections of side walls.  The rear walls use small windows, about 1/3 the size of the windows in the side.  I'll need to make four castings to get six windows across the back.  I'll hafta study up on Mike's suggestions for plaster castings.  The picture below shows the original wall castings that came with the kit.  
- Tom

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WOW, YOUR REALLY ON A ROLL !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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