Yard Master & Research
I have the jewels but what to glue??? Super, epoxy, or Elemers?As normal great work "Epoxy Man!
I think your not done yet T, are you missing some things (< plural is a hint) on the front of the engine.
Do you know what it is?
Walmart flat black spray.Hey T-Man,
What type of black paint are you using?
I've been under the (false and naive) impression that old black cast (i.e., Bakelite) Lionel locos were simply the raw plastic-like material. But I've now read that most of these were factory-painted black.
So what are you using to match up pretty closely?
And are you air-brushing?
I think you're basically on the right track. Try these links:
Coincidentally, I've just been reading (and learning for the first time) about steam TURBINE locos ... turbines driving gears driving wheels ... no pistons. I didn't know there was such a thing! Wiki says that only a few developed in the US ... they had great efficiency at high loco speed, but had their death-call if tasked to operate at low speeds.
The reason I bring this up is that I was wondering how one would engage "reverse" on a turbine loco? I'm assuming that the turbine itself would always spin in the same direction (the impellers were designed to be uni-directionally efficient, like airplane wings), and that a gearing mechanism would shift the torque direction from fwd to reverse. But that's just a guess on my part.
Any thoughts? I'll do a little digging ...
I went with yellow. It would be easier to clean out if I go to red.
I have more to do also. I just was never shamed into doing it.
DID you see the repair kits for the markers on ebay?
I guess you cut a section off the front and glue or solder a replacement.