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by Kevin_S
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Question: attaching aluminum to plywood
Replies: 15
Views: 3489

Re: Question: attaching aluminum to plywood

Matt, it is not a wash primer. The best way to describe the fluidity of the primer is as follows for a primer surfacer. Mixed as per instructions should have the consistancey of a liquid milk shake. Primer thinned to allow penatration into wood: roughly chocolate milk. Wash primer to get a light coa...
by Kevin_S
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Question: attaching aluminum to plywood
Replies: 15
Views: 3489

Re: Question: attaching aluminum to plywood

Ben, before you mount the aluminimum, I would sand and apply etch primer before you attach it to the box. Also I found for applying automotive paint to wood. Start off with automotive primer and over reduce it a little and spray a couple of coats over the wood. After it dries sand it down lightly th...
by Kevin_S
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Card operations
Replies: 8
Views: 2409

Card operations

Hi all, at my current club we are looking into maybe doing an operational run day. What are other clubs doing to run these type of runs? Any and all information will be helpful.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin_S
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Stainless steel hardware in the chassis
Replies: 16
Views: 2168

Re: Stainless steel hardware in the chassis

Actually, with stainless steel bolts going into stainless holes you want to put on anti sieze. Otherwise the stainless will gall and the only way to remove it is to cut and drill. We did this all the time when I worked for a boat manufacture. We did have have a few sieze up and we had to cut them ou...
by Kevin_S
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: New York Central J1e
Replies: 246
Views: 56692

Re: New York Central J1e

Mike, for tape, I see that Jack is using is 3M 233+ which is the green tape on the paint edge. This stuff is not flexiable enough to bend around the wheel, it was more than likely cut with a razor blade or x-acto knife. A tape that would work for this task would be a vinyl tape, this tape is used to...
by Kevin_S
Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 3" scale D&RG inspired boxcar
Replies: 99
Views: 20415

Re: 3" scale D&RG inspired boxcar

Lookinig nice Mike
-Kevin S.
by Kevin_S
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Building the Southern Railway PS-4 Frame
Replies: 256
Views: 43458

Re: Building the Southern Railway PS-4 Frame

Mattaniah, by epoxy harding I am assuming that you mean adding a hardener to the primer. Most primers take two components that are mixed, some have a very short pot life while others have quite a long pot life. There are different types of primers for different reasons. The etching primer has a litt...
by Kevin_S
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Building the Southern Railway PS-4 Frame
Replies: 256
Views: 43458

Re: Building the Southern Railway PS-4 Frame

Charlie, if you can sandblasting would be the best for preping the metal, if not buy some metal prep and scrub the parts with it. After preping the metal, Get some etching primer, they sell it at auto paint stores, they do sell it in rattle cans. This primer will bite into the metal and allow for th...
by Kevin_S
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: my project
Replies: 960
Views: 170484

Re: my project

Although, they might make some nice wheels for some rolling stock for your Hudson to pull when you are done.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin_S
Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 3" scale D&RG inspired boxcar
Replies: 99
Views: 20415

Re: 3" scale D&RG inspired boxcar

Mike, by chance do you have some bad pieces you can do some paint testing on, as some paint does not do well with plastic unless it is properly prepaired first.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin_S
Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I've got a popped stay!
Replies: 34
Views: 3526

Re: I've got a popped stay!

I would agree with what others have said about at least try and fix it yourself first, but keep in the back of your mind that you might need a new boiler. This is what I did on my CP173. I tried to fix a leaky stay bolt on the side of the fire box ending up chasing a couple of more leaks and got to ...
by Kevin_S
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Machining Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1512

Re: Machining Question

Usally the measure is refered to measeure the thickness of paint.
-Kevin S.