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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11487 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2018 :  5:23:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave

My computer says its brown. Unless my view is way off I think its perfect.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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wvrr
Fireman

6492 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2018 :  8:09:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It looks brown to me, too, Dave.

Chuck
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5172 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2018 :  8:44:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Iím in the Rail Brown camp and canít be trusted. Suffice it to say I think your track looks really good. *

Mike

* maybe should be a little more brown? Perhaps?

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tloc
Fireman

USA
2906 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2018 :  8:45:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks brown enough for me

TomO
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5186 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2018 :  12:14:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Agreed, that is, looks like a good brown to me.

It's only make-believe
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jbvb
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USA
5866 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2018 :  9:27:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
IIRC you were aiming for a pre-creosote (pre Chestnut Blight in your area) look. I think that's a little dark for fresh or weathered chestnut or oak. For rails, I'd think a bit more gray from ash etc.
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deemery
Fireman

USA
7686 Posts

Posted - 06/23/2018 :  6:56:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I lightened the ties and got a better match to "Rail Brown" for the rail. About 1/2 of the track is painted, I'll finish the rest tomorrow.


dave

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

USA
5172 Posts

Posted - 06/23/2018 :  8:06:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Even better!

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railman28
Fireman

USA
5186 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2018 :  12:35:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, too me this latest version looks older and less used.

It's only make-believe
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deemery
Fireman

USA
7686 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2018 :  8:07:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trackwork started today. Of course, I discovered the points of the near turnout are -exactly- over a joist, so I'll have to do some benchwork rearranging too.

Not my favorite part of the hobby, but this is going as well as can be expected.

dave

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

USA
5186 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2018 :  12:23:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, you're at the perfect point of this project to make these changes. Do it now when it will be much easier.
And, the above view is going to look realy good when you're done.

It's only make-believe

Edited by - railman28 on 06/27/2018 12:26:03 AM
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deemery
Fireman

USA
7686 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2018 :  08:16:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There'll be a station about where that white board is, and the terrain will slope up to the right, with the track entering a tunnel somewhere around the "5 o'clock" position on the near blob. That'll all be cityscape.

dave

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

USA
7686 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2018 :  08:40:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made a little jig to help me draw the center line for the homabed. (shown upside-down). The distance between the posts is about 1/8" more than the (1 1/2") width of the spines, so I hold the jig at a slight angle to keep the center aligned. (This accommodates bump-outs where there's a joint in the splines.) A fine point 'Sharpie' fits in the center hole.


dave

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

USA
5172 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2018 :  09:43:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think YOU are the ďSharpieĒ in this picture, Dave.
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5186 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2018 :  1:33:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To point that jig is.

It's only make-believe
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