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by Kevin S
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Who makes 1 1/2" scale Builders and number plates?
Replies: 20
Views: 1708

Re: Who makes 1 1/2" scale Builders and number plates?

Check out Black Hills Designs on Facebook.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Riding Scale 'Diesel" locomotive
Replies: 22
Views: 6170

Re: Riding Scale 'Diesel" locomotive

Wms6, yes it was a diesel engine, if I remember correctly it was a 3 cylinder Kubota engine. Also the generator was also the starter. Another point if you went from forward to reverse too quickly you would fry the generator.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Tender Rebuild
Replies: 35
Views: 8835

Re: Tender Rebuild

You, can take a heat gun or hair dryer to heat up the vinyl to allow it to flex and form to contoured surfaces.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Vinyl vs Waterslide Graphics
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Re: Vinyl vs Waterslide Graphics

I fully agree with Tim, have a paint mask stencil made and paint the lettering on. The problem with both vinyl and waterslide over the rivet is that it will looked domed at the rivet. Personal preference on the paint mask is a positive image, that is it just looks like vinyl lettering. Paint the let...
by Kevin S
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water glass blowdown
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

Re: Water glass blowdown

I was taught to do a LU LU by the late road foreman from the Ca. State RR museum. A LU LU, is to close the lower glass valve and open the drain, close the drain, open the lower valve. Then close the upper and open the drain, close the drain valve and open the upper valve. Repeat the procedure a seco...
by Kevin S
Fri May 01, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 135
Views: 43489

Re: Couple of Shorties

Mold release agent would not have caused the paint to wrinkle. Mold release agent would have caused what is called fish eyes, that is a crater where there would be no paint. possible causes of the wrinkling, the prior layer not fully cured the gassing off of solvents causing the wrinkling of the top...
by Kevin S
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Couple of Shorties
Replies: 135
Views: 43489

Re: Couple of Shorties

Carl, looking good. Yes finding the right ratio of body filler to hardener does take a lot of experimenting to find the ratio that works best for you at a giving temperature. Suggestion for next time get the glazing filler that needs a hardener, the spot putty will usually end up shrinking over time...
by Kevin S
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 27
Views: 10978

Re: Paint help

Adam, what exactly don't you like about the finishes of the samples you have tried? There is different ways to achieve a satin finish with paint. One way is to add flattening agents into the paint to achieve the level of gloss you are trying to achieve, or shoot it in a base coat clear coat and use ...
by Kevin S
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder head material?
Replies: 12
Views: 5087

Re: Cylinder head material?

Richk, lsgod is Ed Youngling. He is still alive just give him some time to respond.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Locomotive model drawings
Replies: 65
Views: 27206

Re: Steam Locomotive model drawings

The Milner 2-8-0 is avalible from A.J. Reeves currently.
by Kevin S
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lettering on tongue/groove
Replies: 3
Views: 4035

Re: Lettering on tongue/groove

John, both the methods mentioned by Tim and Brian will work out fine. One suggestion would be to paint the lettering color first then apply a positive image paint mask followed by the main color. This will lessen the chance for overspray on other parts plus there is less masking to do. And yes you c...
by Kevin S
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Passenger Car Maroon
Replies: 11
Views: 5137

Re: Passenger Car Maroon

One thing you will also need to remember is today's pigments in the color are a lot different then the ones they used. The different pigments will give a similar color but will have different characteristics, like you said brighter deeper red. The suggestions given so far is good advice, another ave...