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railman28
Fireman

USA
5550 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2014 :  09:39:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Man, that car looks good. And it matches the reefer in the back. Rods look good too.

It's only make-believe
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Jerry Williams
New Hire

USA
22 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2014 :  10:00:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Beautiful work on that coffin car Håkan.

Jerry
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8723 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2014 :  10:57:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

Nice paint and decal work, Håkan.

George



I agree with George! Very nice work Håkan!

Greg Shinnie

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kirk
Fireman

Sweden
4927 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2014 :  11:09:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful car!

Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden
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grlakeslogger
Crew Chief

USA
870 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2014 :  12:12:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan,
That car is looking wonderful!

--Stu--
It's a great day whenever steam heads out into the timber!
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LynnB
Fireman

Canada
2365 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2014 :  12:40:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow the car looks great.
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2014 :  06:15:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys! The decaling softening solution went alright and the future did not mess things up. Now its application of a matt varnish and then some weathering. It does not take much time to build such a kit. The work only have to be spread out over time because of all the drying.

Håkan

Edited by - masonamerican on 01/05/2014 06:16:47 AM
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Martin Welberg
Fireman

Netherlands
6727 Posts

Posted - 01/05/2014 :  09:03:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lovely, like it a lot !!
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2014 :  11:06:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Martin!

After some home chores I continued today on the car. I applied a layer of equal parts Vallejo matt and satin varnish. The sandpaper surface disappeared more or less. I also applied a layer of Polly Scale roof brown to the couplers. After previously making a lot of couplers more or less useless by gumming them together with paint I have now a method that works quite well. I apply the paint with high pressure in the air brush and in bursts which makes the paint dry almost immediately as it hits the coupler. It eliminates most of the possibility that the wet paint is pulled into the working parts by the capillary effect. I'll then apply some rust colored chalks.

On the bridge I have made two abutments from plaster that I casted with LEGO molds. After 15-20 minutes I released the plaster from the mold and applied a thin coat of plaster with a brush which I worked into the surface to get a better texture. After that I used a small screwdriver for the mortar lines. One thing I'm not happy with and that is the size of the stones which now is approx. scale 1-2' high and 3-4' long. I just forged ahead with a Chooch retaining wall as inspiration and I feel that the stones came out too large. What do you think? Are the stones too large or are they ok?

Håkan



Layer of Pollyscale roof brown


The abutments looks very high but the bottom part will be covered mostly with rocks and soil.
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8723 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2014 :  12:45:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Håkan,your new bridge looks beautiful sitting on it's new abutments.
And I don't think the stones look to large,I think they look perfect in proportion to their surroundings.

Greg Shinnie

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grlakeslogger
Crew Chief

USA
870 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2014 :  1:46:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan,
I agree completely with Greg. It looks great as you have built it.

--Stu--
It's a great day whenever steam heads out into the timber!
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deemery
Fireman

USA
8259 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2014 :  1:52:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a prototype for deep abutments:

Quechee Gorge, VT, see this website http://holeinthedonut.com/2008/10/17/speechless-in-the-presence-of-vermont-fall-beauty/

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5550 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2014 :  3:09:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, the stones are fine, but to yourself be true. The bridge looks super sharp as does the coffin car.

It's only make-believe
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2014 :  4:43:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Greg, Stu and Bob for your opinions. Much appreciated as sometimes I'm having trouble seeing the proportions. I'll keep them as they are.

Thanks Dave for the link. Hard to see in the photo but the stones seems to be quite large. I reflected also on the pronounced slope. Also a very nice homepage with those autumn photos.

Here are pictures of the finished Coffin car. I kept the car low on the trucks as it looks that way on the 1894 photo. I also weathered it more then usual as it probably came a long way and accumulated a lot of grime on the way.

Håkan




Edited by - masonamerican on 01/06/2014 4:45:32 PM
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Ensign
Fireman

Canada
8723 Posts

Posted - 01/06/2014 :  5:12:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan,I've been dying to say this,your coffin car looks deadly!
In a good way.

Greg Shinnie

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