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 Posted: Wed Apr 6th, 2022 08:31 am
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I use Velcro (hook Tape)
to hang my controllers.

There is some Velcro tape
that is self-adhesive on one side
and the hooks on the other side.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 6th, 2022 09:39 am
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Thanks Peter.

That's a wonderful suggestion.

I'll have to see if I can make that work.

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Installed the Velcro and it works a treat.

I added a thin wooden border to the Velcro
to give me something to feel for
when I stick the controller to the side of the electrical box.

Looks much better
and makes it look more finished.

Thank you Peter.



Latest project is a little coach.
Based on the Bachmann Lil Big Hauler coach.

A quite nice moulding and very inexpensive
except for the cost to ship it to Australia.


Overall I was pretty happy with it out of the box
but I didn't like that it had no glazing for the windows
so bashed up an interior out of plastic card and strip.

To fit the glazing there is a thin gap
between the interior wall and the car body
for me to add clear plastic glazing after painting.


The car was very light and didn't track too well
so added some large lead fishing weights to the underside.
It's much better now.


While I was at it I carved off the moulded handrails
and made replacements from 1mm stiff brass rod.

Added some 3D-printed seats and link and pin coupler pockets
and some athletic tape for the canvas roofing.


Pretty close to going to the paint shop
and shooting some Maroon colour for the exterior
and I'll do oil paints over acrylics for the wood grained interior.

Lettering will be done with vinyl masks
cut on the Silhouette cutter.










Thanks for looking in.

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Glad the Velcro worked out for you.

Can you post a pic. of the wooden frame you made ?


Sounds like a good idea,

anything to make things easier.

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 Posted: Sat Apr 9th, 2022 02:36 pm
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"I'll do oil paints over acrylics for the wood grained interior. "


Dan

I'm not familiar with this technique.  ???

Please tell us the reason for painting in this manner. 



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Hi Larry.

I would like to have a clear lacquer finished
wooden looking interior.


The best way I know to get this wood grained finish,
is to first spray a light tan or flesh /pinkish colour base coat overall.
I tend to use Tamiya flesh.

Over this you then brush a thin coat of brown oil paint.
I like Vandyke Brown,
but Umber's and Sienna's work too and give differing results.


You will need a fairly stiff flat brush,
and work the paint pretty hard into all the corners and nooks.
You will leave brush marks but that's the method.
Just be careful brush strokes go in the direction of the woodgrain.

Once you are happy with the results,
leave the paint for a week or more,
then clear varnish to protect/seal the oil paints.

You can use Tamiya acrylic clear,
or mix in clear yellow or orange to warm the finish a bit.


I have used the technique a lot in large scale WWI planes,
usually for props, struts and the unpainted wooden bits.

Here is a sample of my poor efforts.
A 1:28 scale Sopwith Camel.










I hope I explained that well enough.
It's pretty easy to do, but like all techniques takes practice.

The important thing is to give the oil paint plenty of time to dry,
as it is a pretty fragile until sealed.

IHTH.

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Here are those pics. you asked for Peter.










I just made a little two sided pocket out of 12x12mm pine,
so that when I blindly place the controller on the side of the electrical box,
it's guided to the Velcro spot.

Works pretty well,
and keeps the controller from twisting on the Velcro.

IHTH

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Thanks for the pics. Dan.

It's a good idea.


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 Posted: Sun Apr 10th, 2022 02:37 pm
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Thanks for explaining your wood graining technique.

Don't have a need for this at the moment,

but could, in the future.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 11th, 2022 08:11 am
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Silly question time.

I am working on my little Lehmann Porter,
specifically the lights, and have run into a problem.

I bought the little guy many moons ago 2nd hand,
and it never did have any light bulbs fitted.

I thought since I'm tarting up the little fellow,
I'd add some lights.


On looking around I found I could get
some small white LEDs already in Edison E5 fittings.

Simples I thought.

They just screw right into the factory fitting,
and do work great, but only in reverse ?!!

Messing about with the track wiring made no difference.
The lights both only come on when the loco is in reverse.


Am I missing something ?

Someone out there must know what I'm doing wrong.
Any ideas ?

If you have any ideas please let me know,
as I'm totally stumped.

Thanks.

Dan


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