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Forum: Structures Forum 11-01-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By Steve25
Thanks for your kind words! I learned and...

Thanks for your kind words!
I learned and relearned I few things along the way with this kit in regards to the paint that I posted about and then this, read the instructions!

I had a good part of...
Forum: Structures Forum 10-31-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By Steve25
Ok, so for the most part the kit is done but for...

Ok, so for the most part the kit is done but for some weathering to the roof after finally settling on what chimney's I will use and where they will go along with some details on the front porch and...
Forum: New Member Introduction 10-31-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By Steve25
Hello to ya! With Winter at hand it's a great...

Hello to ya!
With Winter at hand it's a great time to start a layout with family, enjoy!
Forum: Structures Forum 10-27-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By Steve25
Hi all! Another thing I have been meaning to...

Hi all!
Another thing I have been meaning to post about what took place with this build is with the painting of it.

Here's a warning, and a word to the wise!

I was not thinking when I was...
Forum: Structures Forum 10-25-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By Steve25
For any of you who may purchase and build this...

For any of you who may purchase and build this kit please make note that the Tower walls parts 14 and 15 have there numbers molded in them reversed, i.e. Part 14 is part 15.

Sorry I ment to post...
Forum: Structures Forum 10-24-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,454
Posted By Steve25
Nice work there! It pays to keep at it I have...

Nice work there! It pays to keep at it I have found and taking a break for a bit is always a good way to regroup and recharge!
Forum: Structures Forum 10-23-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By Steve25
Hi there Mark and thanks for the info ! As it...

Hi there Mark and thanks for the info !
As it happens I already have 2 of the Polar lights Bates kits sitting on my shelf now for 3 years waiting for the construction crew to show up so to speak,...
Forum: Structures Forum 10-21-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By Steve25
I have made a but more progress on the kit to...

I have made a but more progress on the kit to report to you folks on.

The foundation of the kit had some pretty good gaps between section so I have filled those in with Durhams water putty and...
Forum: New Member Introduction 10-14-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Steve25
Welcome to you! How much room do you have for...

Welcome to you!
How much room do you have for your starter set and what era is it from , Steam ,diesel or electric?
Forum: Union Station 10-11-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By Steve25
I am a musician and play guitar since I was 9 and...

I am a musician and play guitar since I was 9 and I live only a 1.5 hours drive from there.

That weekend was desperate at first to go there, but I was 2 years too young to drive myself there...
Forum: Structures Forum 10-07-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By Steve25
Hi there folks , how are ya all? Here's a...

Hi there folks , how are ya all?

Here's a update on the build here.

Just for this photo I taped together some of the front wall sections that I have near to being all done.

They all still...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 10-02-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Steve25
Diesel vs Steam question

Is the Modeling of the Steam era and Steam engines going out of model vogue?

I went thru the 2019 Walthers catalog last night with this question in mind and has 7 HO scale Diesels in it for...
Forum: Structures Forum 10-01-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By Steve25
Thanks for the kind words Cole! I started to...

Thanks for the kind words Cole!

I started to use my Testors flat enamel white on the windows last night and it covers atleast a little better, but is a bit thicker then the folk art brand paint I...
Forum: Structures Forum 09-30-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By Steve25
Getting back to it again here over the weekend. ...

Getting back to it again here over the weekend.

Moving along with the front side window rework which is time consuming as it seems to take me some 35 minutes each to get them done and looking...
Forum: New Member Introduction 09-24-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Steve25
Hello there! One big tip I can offer to you is...

Hello there!
One big tip I can offer to you is to rig up a cover/ tarp/ big bed sheet or whatever ( like a Tee Pee) that the layout goes up into when stored away otherwise at some point you will...
Forum: Structures Forum 09-21-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Steve25
Hi JA! Before the NYC Putnam division shut down...

Hi JA!
Before the NYC Putnam division shut down its passenger service in Sept of 58 this switch cabin was located between Baldwin place station which was on the border of Westchester county and...
Forum: Structures Forum 09-20-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Steve25
Thanks folks! Cole I could not agree more that...

Thanks folks!
Cole I could not agree more that it's the small buildings that add a lot of detail to the overall area of our RRs also!

They give a greater sense of size/ scale to the trains and...
Forum: Structures Forum 09-20-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Steve25
Thanks gang! Cole a agree with you 100% as...

Thanks gang!

Cole a agree with you 100% as the small buildings to me are a important detain all on there own!

I did misprint something though, as I had 3 photos I used to build XC cabin from...
Forum: Structures Forum 09-19-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Steve25
Think I got it right now!

Last night I had to finish up on a build I had started before Summer kicked in, but now need the room on the work bench for the Munsters house I am building and reworking.

This litter Bugger is XC...
Forum: Structures Forum 09-14-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By Steve25
Yes, I have found the same thing , it's just that...

Yes, I have found the same thing , it's just that it's setting time is so slow even when used sparingly that I get impatient.

When I do have the time to sit down and build I most times need to go...
Forum: Structures Forum 09-13-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By Steve25
So I think I have settled on using these 3 main...

So I think I have settled on using these 3 main colors plus White in places .

Light tan , Purple and Sky Blue.

The Purple and Blue are a gloss enamel so the whole structure will need a top coat...
Forum: Structures Forum 09-12-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By Steve25
I only had Testirs plastic glue in the bottle on...

I only had Testirs plastic glue in the bottle on hand and I could not in 4 attempts get a bond to happen as strange as it sounds so it switched to the super glue.

I have some Tenx on order that I...
Forum: Structures Forum 09-11-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By Steve25
Thanks, I will give it my best shot for all of...

Thanks, I will give it my best shot for all of you!
Forum: Structures Forum 09-11-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By Steve25
Well Summer is cooling down so it's back to...

Well Summer is cooling down so it's back to modeling!

Here's some shots where I have started to get the windows to look better and boy it ain't easy getting those cut out sections of better scaled...
Forum: HO Scale 08-23-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Steve25
I would love to know on the prototypes ( since...

I would love to know on the prototypes ( since trains are so long now) how much fiction and in turn fuel savings could be had no less ware if the inside and outside wheels where not locked together...
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