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« Reply #600 on: Mar 3rd, 2017, 6:13am »
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Busy in the paint shop.  Who's silly idea was it to have 3 colors.

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« Reply #601 on: Mar 3rd, 2017, 6:20am »
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Now for the graphics. Signwriter sat on it for 2 weeks then rang and said he couldn't do it. He gave me some vinyl sheet no charge.  Oh well, how hard can it be.

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« Reply #602 on: Mar 3rd, 2017, 6:22am »
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3 solid days later.....

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« Reply #603 on: Mar 3rd, 2017, 6:26am »
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And a few more with the clearcoat.  I've discovered I hate clearcoate!  Tomorrow The body and chassis meet if I get some help.  Pete

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« Reply #604 on: Mar 3rd, 2017, 12:12pm »
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That looks great Pete!


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« Reply #605 on: Mar 3rd, 2017, 4:20pm »
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Hmmm....wonder what the freight charges would be to have Pete paint my future equipment....
 
Nice work Pete!!
 
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on Mar 3rd, 2017, 4:20pm, moose_the_caboose wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hmmm....wonder what the freight charges would be to have Pete paint my future equipment....
 
Nice work Pete!!
 
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I'm sure a passenger air ticket would be cheaper  Pete


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« Reply #607 on: Mar 5th, 2017, 12:59am »
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Got help today. Body on but needing a bit of adjustment.

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« Reply #608 on: Mar 5th, 2017, 1:02am »
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and with Elvis at the controls!   Pete

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« Reply #609 on: Mar 5th, 2017, 10:26pm »
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Pete, lookin good.  I am kind of surprised that Clear Coat was more of a problem than the multi-colors and decals.  What trouble does it cause you?
 
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« Reply #610 on: Mar 8th, 2017, 12:23am »
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Main prob with clear is that it is clear!!   Difficult to see the fan and difficult to gauge how thick the cover is and difficult to know when the gun is clean.  But then again as a painter I make a great bricklayer  Pete
 
final pic, tidied up and only missing the radiator intake grilles.


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« Reply #611 on: Apr 14th, 2017, 10:44pm »
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Pete, you are having waaaaayyyy too much fun!  Looks gorgeous!  Congrats!
 
We are in the middle of beer competition season already and we've already won a couple of silver medals.  Just found out last week that we scored high(Gold Medal in fruit beer) in the first round of the Nationals and are being invited to submit samples to the 2nd and final round competitions.  So Pete, if we make it Australia in the next couple of years, does your national mail service allow yeast samples to be sent? Pete and all, CHEERS!
 
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« Reply #612 on: Apr 26th, 2017, 9:27pm »
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Peter, the Diesel looks "spot on!"    How did you attach the door panels? Did you weld them or glue them?

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Bobby, Doors were glued on with construction adhesive, then corners pop riveted with countersunk heads. Works well on unstressed panels.  
Finally took the diesel on a long trip South to the National Convention. All went well and I came home with trophy for "best non steam locomotive"  I'm very proud of that, it makes the long hours worthwhile. Here's the pose shot.


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« Reply #614 on: May 16th, 2017, 3:22am »
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Pulled the new steamer project out into daylight. Mike has had the chassis for over a year now, and while it is coming along, it is painfully slow.  "Quick, good or cheap, pick any two" still holds good!
After starting the tender I found out that the loco is built to "true scale" which is about 2 1/8" for 3' 6" gauge. The tender frame bit the dust and I have started again, with a bit more confidence and improving skills.  Here it is with Clippard type air brakes and correct rivet detail.


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« Reply #615 on: May 18th, 2017, 3:56am »
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And with a splash of satin black

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« Reply #616 on: Jul 8th, 2017, 2:03pm »
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Pete,
 
She is a beauty for sure!!!  Congrats on the award, your hard work paid off!!!
 
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Bobby, Doors were glued on with construction adhesive, then corners pop riveted with countersunk heads. Works well on unstressed panels.  
Finally took the diesel on a long trip South to the National Convention. All went well and I came home with trophy for "best non steam locomotive"  I'm very proud of that, it makes the long hours worthwhile. Here's the pose shot.



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