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Re: Kitbash Fodder

Lester Breuer
 

Guy Wilber wrote,” .....reporting marks and car numbers are stenciled onto thin metal plates attached over the wood sheathing.”

And, I thought I had studied DMIR  photos well.  Learning makes for a great day!  Guy Thank You for pointing that detail out.  
Lester Breuer


Doors

Armand Premo
 

Looking for a source for different doors.Armand Premo


Revisiting an Older Model

Andy Carlson
 

I have had good results making very thin slices of decals and paper with a good quality paper cutter. I usually make about 5 or more slices before I get the exact width I want.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 6:56:44 AM PDT, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:


Ben, thanks for the tip but I’m afraid your hands might be more steady than mine


On Oct 1, 2019, at 8:57 AM, Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:

Fenton Wells wrote:
"I especially like the finish and the decals with the stencil breaks look very nice.  Too bad we haven't figured out how to do those in HO."

Not difficult at all.  When you paint the car, get some blank decal scraps and shoot them with the car color.  After the paint cures, use a sharp knife to cut thin strips from the decal scraps.  Use as desired after the initial decal application is fully set and cleaned up of bubbles and excess adhesive.


Ben Hom 


Re: Revisiting an Older Model

Michael Gross
 

Very nice, and what I see of the floor and interior is lovely, as well!
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Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA


Re: Kitbash Fodder

Dennis Storzek
 

Yes Don they have a truss rod reefer and boxcar from the DM&IR displayed and several of these single sheathed cars around the property. The Soo 2-8-2 was indeed the 1003, when it was still owned by the city of Superior and stored ar the waste water treatment plant.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Kitbash Fodder

BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

I wonder if that’s a reaction to the winters up there…

 

 

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of "Guy Wilber via Groups.Io" <guycwilber@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:44 PM
To: <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Kitbash Fodder

 

BRIAN PAUL EHNI wrote:

 

Just happened to download a photo of the DM&IR car today.”

 

 

If you look closely at this photo you’ll see that the reporting marks and car number are stenciled onto thin metal plate which is attached over the wood sheathing.

 

Guy Wilber

Reno, Nevada 


Re: Revisiting an Older Model

Eric Hansmann
 

Thanks for sharing your inspiring work, Gene!

 

I see the roof has some possible paint failure. What are your weathering processes for this appearance?

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Deimling
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2019 11:35 PM
To: stmfc <realstmfc@groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Revisiting an Older Model

 

Recently, I have been upgrading older model.  One such project is this 1/4” scale plastic model kit offered by San Juan Car Company.  

I added some weathering using Vallejo acrylic paints.

 

 

 

Gene Deimling 

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Gene Deimling

El Dorado Hills, CA


Re: Revisiting an Older Model

Jim Betz
 


  ... forgot to say I especially like the roof!


Re: Revisiting an Older Model

Jim Betz
 

Gene,

  An excellent example of where less is more!
                                                                          - Jim B. in Burlington, Wa.


Re: Revisiting an Older Model

O Fenton Wells
 

Ben, thanks for the tip but I’m afraid your hands might be more steady than mine


On Oct 1, 2019, at 8:57 AM, Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:

Fenton Wells wrote:
"I especially like the finish and the decals with the stencil breaks look very nice.  Too bad we haven't figured out how to do those in HO."

Not difficult at all.  When you paint the car, get some blank decal scraps and shoot them with the car color.  After the paint cures, use a sharp knife to cut thin strips from the decal scraps.  Use as desired after the initial decal application is fully set and cleaned up of bubbles and excess adhesive.


Ben Hom 


Re: Rusty rivets?

rmink
 

I've been following military modelers and car modelers to learn some of the techniques they use that might be helpful.  One technique I have found useful and I would offer for rusty rivets is to put a few drops of paint on a piece of styrene and use the end of a toothpick to apply paint to each rivet.  This is much easier than using a fine brush or dry brushing.  I have been surprised at how much more control I have for applying small dots of paint.  FWIW

Have fun!!

Rick Mink
Burleson, Texas


Re: Kitbash Fodder

Donald B. Valentine
 

    Were some of these D&MIR cars stitting around in a yard at Duluth, MN in August of 1987? I seem to recall
seeing some single sheathed and double sheathed cars there at that time and possibly a reefer as well that
were seen when in the area while returning from the NMRA National in Eugene, Oregon that year. I've got to
find my photos and believe potos were also taken of a Soo Line 2-8-2, possibly #1003 but that's from memory,
in Superior, WI as well.

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: Revisiting an Older Model

Benjamin Hom
 

Fenton Wells wrote:
"I especially like the finish and the decals with the stencil breaks look very nice.  Too bad we haven't figured out how to do those in HO."

Not difficult at all.  When you paint the car, get some blank decal scraps and shoot them with the car color.  After the paint cures, use a sharp knife to cut thin strips from the decal scraps.  Use as desired after the initial decal application is fully set and cleaned up of bubbles and excess adhesive.


Ben Hom 


Re: Revisiting an Older Model

O Fenton Wells
 

Looks good Gene.  I especially like the finish and the decals with the stencil breaks look very nice.  Too bad we haven't figured out how to do those in HO.
Fenton

On Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 12:35 AM Gene Deimling <proto48@...> wrote:
Recently, I have been upgrading older model.  One such project is this 1/4” scale plastic model kit offered by San Juan Car Company.  
I added some weathering using Vallejo acrylic paints.

 

Gene Deimling 
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Gene Deimling
El Dorado Hills, CA



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


Re: Revisiting an Older Model

Paul Doggett
 

Gene 

Very nice with very subtle weathering.

Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 1 Oct 2019, at 05:34, Gene Deimling <proto48@...> wrote:

Recently, I have been upgrading older model.  One such project is this 1/4” scale plastic model kit offered by San Juan Car Company.  
I added some weathering using Vallejo acrylic paints.

 

Gene Deimling 
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Gene Deimling
El Dorado Hills, CA


Revisiting an Older Model

Gene Deimling
 

Recently, I have been upgrading older model.  One such project is this 1/4” scale plastic model kit offered by San Juan Car Company.  
I added some weathering using Vallejo acrylic paints.

 

Gene Deimling 
--
Gene Deimling
El Dorado Hills, CA


Re: Kitbash Fodder

Guy Wilber
 

BRIAN PAUL EHNI wrote:

Just happened to download a photo of the DM&IR car today.”


If you look closely at this photo you’ll see that the reporting marks and car number are stenciled onto thin metal plate which is attached over the wood sheathing.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada 


Re: covered hopper grays take 2

Greg Martin
 

I agree with Jim, this the color match recommended to the PRRT&HS for the Paint committee.

I still have a bottle or two left.

Greg Martin


Why Yes I have done some modeling...

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In a message dated 9/16/2019 2:50:18 PM Pacific Standard Time, jekuban@... writes:

I have used a gray called SP Lettering Gray, available from more thane one model paint supplier. This is a mid-tone gray that looks good under a weathering coat of cement color.

Jim Kubanick
Morgantown WV

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Hey Boss,


Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.

Greg Martin 


Re: Kitbash Fodder

Greg Martin
 

 Hey Yuze Gize,


A good look at Fenton's photo looks like the rib in the center of the flat panels is missing. This has been something that has been debated many times with Pennsy modelers on the X 26. Richard and my brother did extensive research show that it appeared as the cars went into the shops for overhauls in or about 1934 the re-roof that were applied were devoid of the crimp or rib. This may have been the case with other roads.

Greg Martin 


Why Yes I have done some modeling...

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In a message dated 9/30/2019 7:41:09 PM Pacific Standard Time, richtownsend@... writes:

Here's one: http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Elliot Courtney via Groups.Io <ecourtne@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 7:37 pm
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Kitbash Fodder

Hello All,
I have a couple extra accurail double and single sheath wood boxcars and was wondering if anyone has some good kitbashes to work with these cars. I am modeling 1949 in the northeast.
Thanks!
Elliot

--
Hey Boss,


Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.

Greg Martin 


Re: Kitbash Fodder

BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

Just happened to download a photo of the DM&IR car today.

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of "Richard Townsend via Groups.Io" <richtownsend@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 9:41 PM
To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Kitbash Fodder

 

Here's one: http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

Richard Townsend

Lincoln City, OR

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Elliot Courtney via Groups.Io <ecourtne@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 7:37 pm
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Kitbash Fodder

Hello All,
I have a couple extra accurail double and single sheath wood boxcars and was wondering if anyone has some good kitbashes to work with these cars. I am modeling 1949 in the northeast.
Thanks!
Elliot