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@Mark Boyce posted:

Thank you Endless Track and Dallas!

Get the glue off my fingers?  Get my stuck together fingers unstuck is more like it.  Yes I have trouble manipulating tweezers and small pliers, so fingers are sometimes better.

Reminds me of a guy I worked with 30 years ago.  He built model airplanes.  One evening he accidentally squirted glue in his eye and his eyelids were immediately glued shut.  He laughed telling the story how his wife laughed the whole trip to the hospital to get him unstuck.

Reminds me of a Comedy of Errors...........I guess that is the fun part of being married.  😉

Hi there guys!

CR Cole, Nice little putting green, George looks good and don't worry were not nit pickers here! You can show us the front of George, He cant be any worst the most of us here! LOL

Carl, for all the work you have put into this project, I think they look outstanding!

Endless Tracks, Looks GREAT!

Tom nice job on the shelf and even better that you have your dad's train to display on it!

Well guys I wen tout a painted some of the plywood for the layout and started work on a special project, I am working on a setup to try and make my jet take off from my runway, if it works out I will share with you good folks. It was all brought about FarmerJohn and his plane with the turning prop! I hope it works as I really want to share it with him so his plane can fly also! Here is a photo of the beginning .IMG_20211007_124941IMG_20211007_143851

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@Dave Ripp. posted:

I got my allys painted and a few more buildings in place. I was having trouble picking the next row so I'm done for today. I also took a front picture of a building I've had questions on. It is half Woodland Scenics Davenport and half Menards Mercantile .

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Hi Dave, so I was correct that it was two buildings, but they are not back to back, but rather left side to back. You must have removed the wrought iron balconies on the left side of the Menards building? Woodland Scenics and Menards must share tooling and manufacturing?!

I did a little interior work on my Davenport building by enclosing 4 rooms on the second and third story and installing LED's in each room. I used 4 WS LED stick-on lights and a WS sequencing hub, so the lights go on and off in each room. The sequencing hub has an adjustment to increase or decrease the speed at which the lights go on and off. It looks like somebody is actually home.

Really looks great Dave, I'm having a blast watching your layout grow! Thanks for taking the time to photograph your progress!

@mike g. posted:

Hi there guys!

CR Cole, Nice little putting green, George looks good and don't worry were not nit pickers here! You can show us the front of George, He cant be any worst the most of us here! LOL

Carl, for all the work you have put into this project, I think they look outstanding!

Endless Tracks, Looks GREAT!

Tom nice job on the shelf and even better that you have your dad's train to display on it!

Well guys I wen tout a painted some of the plywood for the layout and started work on a special project, I am working on a setup to try and make my jet take off from my runway, if it works out I will share with you good folks. It was all brought about FarmerJohn and his plane with the turning prop! I hope it works as I really want to share it with him so his plane can fly also! Here is a photo of the beginning .IMG_20211007_124941IMG_20211007_143851

I'm makin' the popcorn.....😁😁

@mike g. posted:

You both know it's going to be crude, but if it works I will be happy. The problem is it's all in my head and I'm playing it by ear! I have to be careful if I shake my head to hard I could lose the master plan! 😂 LOL

Less crude than anything I can come up with!    Maybe a shake of the head will come up with a better design!! 

You would think having trained as an electronics technician, draftsman and working as a technician, designer, and field engineer, I would be better able to put my ideas on paper than I am.

Leeroof, Thats quite the undertaking! I mean for both projects, They both also look great! I dont think I could ever do anything like that!

Well guys I went out to work on my airplane lift and found out that 1/8" paneling is to week! So I am back to the start, this time I am using 1/8" plexi glass. I am here writing cause I am letting the glue dry.

While its drying I painted more of the table top of the layout and I am getting ready to do the girders for my lower loop, I will post photos later!

I hope everyone is all set to have a great weekend!

Didn't get much done today about an hours work this morning and another hour and 1/2 when I got home. I extended the down town base with ramps and sidewalks and 2 coats of paint one still wet. Perliminary plans are parking for the train store,movie theater and Woodland Scenics J. Frank's Grocery store. This may be it till Monday I have a busy weekend planed.

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Hi Guys hope your all having a wonderful Friday!

Scott, dont worry its going to be nice and slow!

Dave, looks like a great start on your town addition!

Leeroof, your work looks just amazing!

Well guys the glue is still drying so no photos of that, we all know what glue drying looks like!

But here are a couple photos of my table top painting and I was able to get my printed girders put up!

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I would have to say one of the best $16 spent on decal paper!

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I hope you all have a great weekend and find time for your layout and trains! But most of all I hope you all have fun!

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@mike g. posted:

Hi Guys hope your all having a wonderful Friday!

Scott, dont worry its going to be nice and slow!

Dave, looks like a great start on your town addition!

Leeroof, your work looks just amazing!

Well guys the glue is still drying so no photos of that, we all know what glue drying looks like!

But here are a couple photos of my table top painting and I was able to get my printed girders put up!



I would have to say one of the best $16 spent on decal paper!



I hope you all have a great weekend and find time for your layout and trains! But most of all I hope you all have fun!

Mike the girders look great!

@Leroof posted:

My O scale news
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today I airbrushed (scalecoat 1) the chassis, removed the mask, and baked it as well. This was my first brass painting project. It sat on a shelf in a box un decorated for 7 years!  Tomorrow I will paint the shell Pine tree MEC Green.



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@Leroof posted:

What I did on or towards my layout today, the MEC 44 T body was painted today.

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Have a good weekend forumites!

Nice stuff Leroof. 👍    This kind of work  ( play ) takes  LOL and patience.   ( I always get in too much of a hurry  😶 )

The finjsh on the MEC44-T looks first rate .    Do you apply a protective coating or is it the baking that makes it more durable ?

Look forward to seeing the end product.                                         

@mike g. posted:

Hi Guys hope your all having a wonderful Friday!

Scott, dont worry its going to be nice and slow!

Dave, looks like a great start on your town addition!

Leeroof, your work looks just amazing!

Well guys the glue is still drying so no photos of that, we all know what glue drying looks like!

But here are a couple photos of my table top painting and I was able to get my printed girders put up!

IMG_20211008_112106

I would have to say one of the best $16 spent on decal paper!

IMG_20211008_144124IMG_20211008_144129

I hope you all have a great weekend and find time for your layout and trains! But most of all I hope you all have fun!

There for awhile Mike , I was wondering if you were going to really get back into the swing of things after your issue..............boy are you flying into it !

I thought you were getting into a big job trying to put detail pieces in the girder ,but that printed girder looks really 3d.  What a cool idea.

Is that board hanging out over the paint job the mechanism you climb out on to get to that area !?! 😨😉

@mike g. posted:

Hi Guys hope your all having a wonderful Friday!

Scott, dont worry its going to be nice and slow!

Dave, looks like a great start on your town addition!

Leeroof, your work looks just amazing!

Well guys the glue is still drying so no photos of that, we all know what glue drying looks like!

But here are a couple photos of my table top painting and I was able to get my printed girders put up!

IMG_20211008_112106

I would have to say one of the best $16 spent on decal paper!

IMG_20211008_144124IMG_20211008_144129

I hope you all have a great weekend and find time for your layout and trains! But most of all I hope you all have fun!

Awesome! Great work and look.

Hey Dallas Joseph, thanks for the kind comments. The Scalecoat 1 paint dries somewhat glossy but if you bake it and it cures the finish is glossy enough to support decaling. There is no protective coating (yet). I plan on doing some weathering and apply  a final protective coat This is my first brass paint job. I took it slow and learned a lot. I  overcame a multitude of mistakes with corrections.  The finish in person has its flaws. It has taught me to s l o w down and enjoy modeling ing in the moment.  I will post progress when that occurs. Thanks again!

@E-UNIT-79 posted:

Mike G. That decal paper looks awesome.  Was this something off the shelf or did you have it custom made.  And if so how.

Hi @E-UNIT-79, Its a pattern I pulled off the internet and just printed it on white decal paper from Walmart, the package comes with 3 sheets in it and I bought 2 packages and printed 6 copies. But as I said before its the best $18 I have spent in a long time. Well worth it.

The paper is called AVERY DYI Decals

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@RSJB18 posted:

I've done lot's of printed scenery. Cheap and easy to work with. I typically print on card stock and then glue the images to heaver stock for assembly. These background flats are all made from prints.



The fence is a print and I added balsa detailing for the posts and stringers.



@mike g.- I agree that the bridge girders look great.

Bob

Bob, It's amazing how good those look even close up. I find what I need and my wife prints it to size. So far just  signs to change business names.

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