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Author Topic: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.  (Read 19715 times)

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #420 on: November 15, 2017, 06:48:19 am »
That's some nice neat ballast Rich - what did you use on the side of the rails for weathering - woodland scenics pen or something else??
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #421 on: November 17, 2017, 03:58:05 am »
That's some nice neat ballast Rich - what did you use on the side of the rails for weathering - woodland scenics pen or something else??

Hi Neil, I used Polly Scale Rail Brown and Roof Brown to paint the sides of my rails. Some spots I used Polly Scale Engine Black just to simulate a greasy spot.  Unfortunately Testors discontinued the Polly Scale Paint line, but according to a conversion chart I have a close match for Rail Brown is Model Master 4708 or Model Flex 16-175 and a close match for Roof Brown is Model Master 4884 or Model Flex 16-176.



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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #422 on: November 17, 2017, 12:41:29 pm »
Hi Rich - model masters is another hens tooth in the UK - I managed to get 2 bottles of the rust,( recommended as a replace the for testors bnsf red/brown ) last week - bit nobody at IPMS Telford even had one bottle!!!  It's either Vallejo or Ak interactive these days!  I tried to get some ttx yellow in polyscale to no avail - and the vallejo alternative is to pale a yellow!!  Have to mix my own batch for those n scale kits I'm doing! Looks like a woodland scenics pen or is!
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #423 on: November 17, 2017, 02:16:40 pm »
Hi Rich - model masters is another hens tooth in the UK - I managed to get 2 bottles of the rust,( recommended as a replace the for testors bnsf red/brown ) last week - bit nobody at IPMS Telford even had one bottle!!!  It's either Vallejo or Ak interactive these days!  I tried to get some ttx yellow in polyscale to no avail - and the vallejo alternative is to pale a yellow!!  Have to mix my own batch for those n scale kits I'm doing! Looks like a woodland scenics pen or is!

Hi Neil, In that case according to the paint chart I have

Vallejo 71.249 is suppose to be a match for Polly Scale Roof Brown.
Vallejo 71.139 is suppose to be a match for Polly Scale Rail Brown.
Vallejo 71.037 is suppose to be a match for Polly Scale Rust.

Vallejo 72.705 is a match for Polly Scale TTX yellow, whereas Vallejo 72.706 is suppose to be a match for Polly Scale Railbox Yellow.

My chart does not list a BNSF brown, but Vallejo 71.080 is suppose to be a match for Polly Scale Santa Fe Mineral Brown.

Polly Scale Boxcar Red can be achieved by mixing one part each of Vallejo 71.038 and Vallejo 71.105
A close match for Polly Scale Oxide Red is Vallejo 72.712

Hopefully these will help? Again Sorry Dats, not trying to steal your thread just trying to help out fellow modelers  :wave:

   
« Last Edit: November 17, 2017, 02:18:35 pm by Rich_S, Reason: correct spelling »
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Rich S.

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #424 on: November 17, 2017, 08:32:32 pm »
Great information, Rich!
How about matching colours for SP bloody nose scheme?
I think it's called Dark lark gray and some kind of red. I don't need them now but nice to know just in case.
Are those Vallejo available anywhere in US now?
I've been using $0.65  per a bottle craft colors (Sometime they are on sale for $0.50 each. Yay!) for a long time so I don't even know.

My brother in law gave me these.


And I just realized that lamp posts are normally on the sidewalk(?). (I might research LA streets more.)
That means I have to make holes on the sidewalk.
Problem is my sidewalk is really narrow and I don't have any tool to make less than 1" diameter hole on more than 2" thick pink foam.
Probably there are tools out there but I'm reluctant to buy it for making just 5 holes.
What I need is very stiff and very thin everyday item that can make more than 2" deep hole.
My brother in law gave me bamboo sticks but even those are too thick!

If you can think of anything, please let me know because I can't think anything.

Dats

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #425 on: November 17, 2017, 08:47:42 pm »
Do you have any needle files Dats?  That's what I have been using to poke holes in the foam on Cascade.

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #426 on: November 17, 2017, 09:00:15 pm »
Hi Andy

I have a needle file set. Actually mine is called jewelers files, I think. Are they same thing? Anyway, even my files are too thick. Tip of them are fine but when I go deeper in the foam, the middle of the file makes too large hole.  :'(

Nice locomotive, by the way!!  :claphappy:
More photos please!!
Thank you for your help, Andy!!

Dats


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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #427 on: November 17, 2017, 09:58:10 pm »
OK, well if needle files are too thick, try asking the wife if you can borrow one of her knitting needles.  Don't laugh, it's something I've done in the past!

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #428 on: November 18, 2017, 12:47:56 am »
Great information, Rich!
How about matching colours for SP bloody nose scheme?
I think it's called Dark lark gray and some kind of red. I don't need them now but nice to know just in case.
Are those Vallejo available anywhere in US now?
I've been using $0.65  per a bottle craft colors (Sometime they are on sale for $0.50 each. Yay!) for a long time so I don't even know.

My brother in law gave me these.


And I just realized that lamp posts are normally on the sidewalk(?). (I might research LA streets more.)
That means I have to make holes on the sidewalk.
Problem is my sidewalk is really narrow and I don't have any tool to make less than 1" diameter hole on more than 2" thick pink foam.
Probably there are tools out there but I'm reluctant to buy it for making just 5 holes.
What I need is very stiff and very thin everyday item that can make more than 2" deep hole.
My brother in law gave me bamboo sticks but even those are too thick!

If you can think of anything, please let me know because I can't think anything.

Dats


Hi Dats, Do you have a drill bit index? Hopefully you'll have a drill bit that would work for mounting your street lights?

Vallejo paints are sold by internet shops here in the USA, but you should also be able to get Testors Model Master paints as well.

For the Espee Bloody Nose paint scheme, 

Polly Scale (SP Lark Lt  Grey)  Model Master 4886  Vallejo 71.128
Polly Scale (SP Lark Dk Grey)  Model Master 4752  Vallejo 71.048
Polly Scale (SP Scarlet         )  Model Master 4629  Vallejo 71.003


Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #429 on: November 20, 2017, 11:35:34 pm »
Hi guys

You can see the size of my main layout section.
Thank you for waisting 3 minutes of your life with me.

You've been scammed.

Dats

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #430 on: November 20, 2017, 11:51:43 pm »
Hi Dats,
   I'm impressed those 6 axle units will negotiate your 9 inch radius curves on the Closet Branch, very impressive  :D Be very careful not to give away too many secrets, I once heard there is a Closet Branch God with big hairy hands, he might steal your camera if you give away too many Closet Branch secrets  :laugh:  :D


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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #431 on: Yesterday at 12:31:18 am »
Hi Rich

Thank you for waisting your 3 min. with me!  :laughabovepost:
Actually my radius are less than 9", Rich.
This section is 18" deep and I think radius is 7.5" or something like that. Believe it or not it had easements in there.
6 axles look ridiculous but the owner itself is a ridiculous person so it compensate (?) themselves!
GP9 and switchers are normal engine that I run on it.

Yeah, I shouldn't make the Branch God mad.
I'll worship him by cleaning the rails more often.

Dats
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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #432 on: Yesterday at 06:34:08 pm »
Speaking of wrong, one of turnouts got false electrical contact.
And everytime an engine run over the switch, it would stall.
It was working before but when I ballasted it became problematic.
So I soldered a thin jump wire.
To my surprise, it's working so good now!

Brave man!

If you're bugged by the solder, maybe file flat, or better, paint it rail-colour!

Or even the colour of Class A Biosolids!

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Re: The Closet Branch - A layout in my closet.
« Reply #433 on: Yesterday at 07:34:59 pm »
Apparently the couple are still watching that train going past, wondering when the back of the train will go through....

 :D

Andy
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