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The latest string of lights will go into the station. I cleaned the roof upwith rubbing compound. I figured out how to remove it.





It needs a second chimney.
 

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A little rubbing compound and green scotch brite. The first side is half done. The base to show some difference.



The second side dall done and the front to be cleaned.

 

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Update

I cleaned it with painy thinner and applied some Acrylic wax. Ready for lighting.
The first picture has the rubbing compound on the right to the left is dirt by the door.

 

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Nice job, T-Man. Redemption work is some of the most rewarding, to me.
 

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Are you planning on painting it?
 

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I just wanted to get rid of the dirt and brighten it up. It's old, so scratches are expected. How can I paint over the roof?
SO Idid a clean up like the 6111 cars. I didn't want a full paint job. I did notice red paint under the green trim. I may try to touch up the cream color.
 

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I just wanted to get rid of the dirt and brighten it up. It's old, so scratches are expected. How can I paint over the roof?
SO Idid a clean up like the 6111 cars. I didn't want a full paint job. I did notice red paint under the green trim. I may try to touch up the cream color.
What do you mean how can I paint over the roof?


Did you scratch the T's in it?:laugh:

I thought you repaint all your stuff. The scratched look gives it character.
But then why did you use solvent as it will dull the finish?

Spray paint will get the underside of the roof under the braces, though when the roof is on you can't really see the underside anyway.
 

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When I don't repaint, I clean the paint with a rubbing compound, wash with thinner and seal with a floor wax (shine!). The scratch is a name. I just keep the other side visible. I can always paint in the future. This way it is cleaned up. I am working on some prewar manual switches. Those I am repainting but I need to find that awkward green.

Normally I rpaint the rusted pieces this one just has a few scratches.:rolleyes:
 

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Chim, Chim, cheeero

Mary Poppins insisted on a chimney.



Scotty got to me today. Beamed him up, and yes ED I repainted the roof!:eek:hwell:
 

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Repaint Roof

Ugly on the inside. The only purpose for the roof insert is to hold the chimneys.



Cleaner up.


PSST PSST here, PSST PSST there, Old MacDoOnald has a red roof, EI,EI OOOH!


Painted up. I placed milk jug glass on the windows. Lighting is next and last.
 

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The roof looks like new. Very nice.

Now you know you got to paint the rest.:D
 

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Nice job of restoring it. I have one suggestion, though, if you decide to paint the roof. Those chimneys would look great if they were brick. They make the stuff to go directly onto walls you are modeling----should be a painless way of changing the chimney from metal to brick. Besides, you need more work. *L*
 

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Budget time cut

I got the 8 LEDs installed, two are high in the roof that points to the gables. My picture left out that window. I did have a short. One LED had too much solder and boy it was hot!!! That's how I found it. The wall paint is very brittle from doing the chimney. In the future I may tackle it. Now I am suppose to be working on some 021 prewar manual switches. I can't find the right paint. So far John Deere green is closest. I may show pictures of those. Here I used the water jug plastic. The plastic is held in place with stiff wires,same as the LEDs. The post on the side of the building are kinda useless they are #4 36 thread. The common today is 4 40.
If the frustration with the short wasn't enough, I found a black dot on my nicely painted roof. I got it off and ruined the sheen. I will have to live with it for now.

 

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*LOL* I have one shell left to work up, then I have to start looking for parts. I have frames for 3 of the 4, trucks for two. I need to locate car ends, the tail end of the observation car, doors, and rig the lights. Did I mention my girlfriend wants to see people-silhouettes in the windows? Anyway, I just priced the stuff and, if I buy it from one of those parts places on the web, it's really ugly. I may have to make wooden wheels for them.
 

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Nice Job T-man, any chance you can show us a picture of the LED's and how you arranged them. I like the idea of putting up LED's in place of standard bulbs. Saves on Burn out replacement and lets you have far more lights off your accessory power supply.

I have a bunch of remote switches I won on Ebay. Looking to put LED pilots in them
 

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Forgot to mention----I really like the lighting in the building. Great color choice.
 
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