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by Kevin S
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Passenger Car Maroon
Replies: 10
Views: 449

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...
by Kevin S
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Painting graphics on plywood - advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Re: Painting graphics on plywood - advice

I would wait roughly 15 between coats and remember to keep the coats light. You can remove the stencil about an hour after apply the last coat. You want the paint to be dry but still soft.
_Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint Didn't Stick
Replies: 7
Views: 2129

Re: Paint Didn't Stick

First a couple of questions, what type of paint did you use? How long did you let the base color dry before applying the paint mask and lettering color?
-Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's
Replies: 21
Views: 4624

Re: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's

Sorry to hear about your Dad Brian. He was always helpful to me when I came to the shop in Paradise.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's
Replies: 21
Views: 4624

Re: LALS 8mm movie from the mid 60's

I remember your Dad Al. He helped me with making new slide valves for my American as well as show me some basic machining. How is he doing?

-Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 94
Views: 29593

Re: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale

I have found with painting letters it is easier to spray the lettering color on first. After it is dry, apply the paint mask lettering (use positive image lettering like that of vinyl lettering), spray the rest of the car, remove paint mask once paint has set. this way has a lot less masking to do a...
by Kevin S
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Coloured graphics?
Replies: 10
Views: 2704

Re: Coloured graphics?

One thing with water slide decals is that you need something with a white backing otherwise the background color will blend with top color give you a muddled color as opposed to something bright and vibrant. Defiantly apply a clear coat over the water slide decal. As you can see on my reefer I used ...
by Kevin S
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Night Running & Lights?
Replies: 34
Views: 9595

Re: Night Running & Lights?

One note on the cab lights, make sure the white ones are not too bright, they will make it harder to see out into the dark. Suggest using red leds as they will not mess with your night vision as much.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help With Painting Using Mask
Replies: 8
Views: 2164

Re: Help With Painting Using Mask

One trick to get the paint mask over uneven surfaces is to take a hair dryer and heat up the vinyl and push it down to conform over the uneven surface.
-Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: dual crosshead pump plumbing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1844

Re: dual crosshead pump plumbing?

On my American, I have them plumbed separately and each go into the boiler separately. On one side I have my hand pump plumbed into the supply side, so this side will always put water in. On the other side, I have a bypass plumbed in between the pump and the boiler check valve, so I can regulate how...
by Kevin S
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Preserving Old Cars
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Re: Preserving Old Cars

Pat, there are clear coats with different shine levels. The standard is gloss, then you have satin, and finally a flat. The flat would give you the look you want without that old with clear coat look. Are the decals a waterslide or a vinyl ?
-Kevin S.
by Kevin S
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Can you test a Superscale economy injector on air?
Replies: 13
Views: 3331

Re: Can you test a Superscale economy injector on air?

If you do have some stubborn deposits that the vinegar does not remove, take some stranded copper wire and strip a small section of insulation off. Use the wire as a brush with the vinegar. Barry had told me to do that with a safety valve a few years ago.
Kevin S.