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Unbent back into reasonable facsimile of original appearance using needle nose pliers. Will pass the 2’ test.  

The repair looks good Mark. I don't know why we strive to have our models look factory fresh/ showroom new when the 1:1 equipment looks like it has been through a war/ hurricane/ tornado/blizzard all the same time.

My father had a saying....

I have a 40 MPH lawn.....meaning that it looked great driving by at 40 MPH.......

Bob

@RSJB18 posted:

The repair looks good Mark. I don't know why we strive to have our models look factory fresh/ showroom new when the 1:1 equipment looks like it has been through a war/ hurricane/ tornado/blizzard all the same time.

My father had a saying....

I have a 40 MPH lawn.....meaning that it looked great driving by at 40 MPH.......

Bob

I used to work on scenery for our church shows. I worked with a man that measured everything and built it like it was meant to last much longer than the 3days. Then I went to volunteer at the Rockaway Theater group. One day I told our leader that the moulding he put up was crooked. He told me that if looks good from the Belt Parkway it’s fine!

@pennsyfan posted:

I used to work on scenery for our church shows. I worked with a man that measured everything and built it like it was meant to last much longer than the 3days. Then I went to volunteer at the Rockaway Theater group. One day I told our leader that the moulding he put up was crooked. He told me that if looks good from the Belt Parkway it’s fine!

I did theater work starting in High School into my mid 20's. Lot's of "Artistic License" in scenery building.......

@MELGAR posted:

Mark,

@RSJB18 Bob's comment is exactly correct. Your repaired and slightly twisted roofwalk looks more like the real thing than when the model was new and perfect. Even knowing that, I still try to keep my toys as new-looking as possible

MELGAR

Agreed Mel. My point being that we strive for perfection that doesn't exist in the real world.

@MELGAR posted:

Mark,

@RSJB18 Bob's comment is exactly correct. Your repaired and slightly twisted roofwalk looks more like the real thing than when the model was new and perfect. Even knowing that, I still try to keep my toys as new-looking as possible

MELGAR

@RSJB18 posted:

Agreed Mel. My point being that we strive for perfection that doesn't exist in the real world.

This is sage advice. I still manage to mess up putting it into practice though. The damage I do to my rolling stock does not look scale accurate and I am not satisfied with the way my worn railway equipment looks. 

@RSJB18 posted:

The repair looks good Mark. I don't know why we strive to have our models look factory fresh/ showroom new when the 1:1 equipment looks like it has been through a war/ hurricane/ tornado/blizzard all the same time.

My father had a saying....

I have a 40 MPH lawn.....meaning that it looked great driving by at 40 MPH.......

Bob

Bob and Melgar, it's good to hear you say that.  Just yesterday I mucked up and broke a railing on a new, perfect shape S2 switcher taking it apart to put a BCR in.  What made me really sad was to get inside and see it already had a BCR installed by the seller    Now the side railing and back railing is broken.  As I lament I am deciding if I should try to repair the metal trim or just paint some rust on it and look like it broke off legitimately.

Melgar, this new S2 switcher is for Union Freight so I'd figure that equipment to be in second hand shape anyway.

Bob and Melgar, it's good to hear you say that.  Just yesterday I mucked up and broke a railing on a new, perfect shape S2 switcher taking it apart to put a BCR in.  What made me really sad was to get inside and see it already had a BCR installed by the seller    Now the side railing and back railing is broken.  As I lament I am deciding if I should try to repair the metal trim or just paint some rust on it and look like it broke off legitimately.

Melgar, this new S2 switcher is for Union Freight so I'd figure that equipment to be in second hand shape anyway.

@EmpireBuilderDave,

Dave,

No matter how careful I am in handling my model trains, they sometimes accumulate minor rash. At those times, I feel like quitting the hobby but I try to forget about the damage and continue.

If it's a Union Freight engine, I'd certainly like to see a picture.

MELGAR

@MELGAR posted:

@EmpireBuilderDave,

Dave,

No matter how careful I am in handling my model trains, they sometimes accumulate minor rash. At those times, I feel like quitting the hobby but I try to forget about the damage and continue.

If it's a Union Freight engine, I'd certainly like to see a picture.

MELGAR

Hi Melgar,

The engine is Lehigh and New England but very close to the S2 shown in the Shoreliner magazine minus an orange nose and the NH logo.  Not sure I'll ever have the guts to repaint the engine.  You can see the railing break near the cab.

It's certainly the right model and size to run through the tight curves and building clearances of my module under construction.

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