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Dutchman
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Posted - 12/29/2015 :  4:46:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another beauty, Martin.


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George D
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Posted - 12/29/2015 :  6:04:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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mwbpequod
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Posted - 12/30/2015 :  1:30:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This was a pretty easy one to put to rights - just needed a little cleaning, a new brake wheel and shaft and a few nicks tidied up.


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 12/31/2015 :  09:10:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Next up......before:



After:


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  11:10:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 2nd one of these to rebuild...maybe next month?






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Nelson458
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  12:12:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mwbpequod

Next up......After:




Nice! Makes me want to get back into some of these myself. Is that a Clover House dry transfer? Looks like one I have.

Tony Burgess
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  12:59:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Martin,

Nice models once again. I like the bulk and precision you get in the larger scale, especially with the care you take in building.

I am also wondering about the lettering.

Mike


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  2:54:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks!

Yes! Clover House set. Was a bit harder to apply than expected- kind of crackled off the backing onto the siding - but then it turned out "good enough" over that siding in O scale.

Still, the lettering sets that Clover House has available just encourages me to make use of them for these projects. Great fun and "cleaner" than decals.

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deemery
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  3:26:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Try warming dry transfers beneath a hot desk lamp for a while before applying them. That's supposed to help them release more easily.

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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Nelson458
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  3:34:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Nelson458's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

Try warming dry transfers beneath a hot desk lamp for a while before applying them. That's supposed to help them release more easily.

dave



Unless we have LED lights that offer very little heat. Maybe a warm oven top? Hair drier?

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mwbpequod
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USA
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Posted - 01/01/2016 :  4:05:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

Try warming dry transfers beneath a hot desk lamp for a while before applying them. That's supposed to help them release more easily.

dave


Worth a try unless they never come off at all...

Clover House has changed printers and the new backing is much thicker than the old and the print is also somewhat different and has some sensitivities to some brands of clear coating as well.

The set that I used on this specific car was probably older stock as it was on very thing backing material.

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mwbpequod
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USA
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Posted - 01/02/2016 :  10:39:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not a lot of work invested here.......but another CVRR hopper joins the fleet...


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mwbpequod
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USA
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Posted - 01/03/2016 :  11:47:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Spotted this one on eBay with another flatcar - either a Chooch or Berkshire Valley resin car that needed a little TLC to put back into action...


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mwbpequod
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USA
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Posted - 01/04/2016 :  09:25:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Picked up an old unfinished Walthers kit as a last second decision at an NMRA event just for fun....


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/28/2016 :  10:49:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These are coming along decently....and should make serviceable cars for the CVRR.










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