Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

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JBodenmann
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by JBodenmann » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:02 am

Hello My Friends
Magnificent! 611 has always been one of my favorites, and you have captured her beautifully. Bare metal is cool to look at, but a model isn't finished until it's painted. And you are correct, bad painting and finishing can diminish a good model.
Jack

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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Asteamhead » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:34 am

Hello friends,
Be sure the J 611 will look perfect like the Y6b, once it will be painted :!:
Luckily a good friend with proven skills on complicated painting jobs will help to paint the J, too :)
Some photos taken when the Y6b had it's paint just dry will illustrate the very thin and precise coating which is showing all the fine details 8) .
And another photo taken just a year ago shows sustainability of the coating after several years in service.
Have fun!
Asteamhead
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Y6b front sight red.jpg
Y6b painted
Y6b with their builders red.jpg
Y6b after finishing the paint job shown with their proud builders
Y6b on exhibition at Dresden 2019 after some years in use red.jpg
Y6b on exhibition at Dresden in 2019 after several years of service

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Andypullen
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Re: Project: N&W class J on 5"gauge

Post by Andypullen » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:52 pm

Hey Chris!
See if you can make a detour. PM me and maybe we could meet somewhere.
Andy
Clausing 10x24, Sheldon 12" shaper, ProtoTrak AGE-2 control cnc on a BP clone, Reed Prentice 14" x 30", Sanford MG 610 surface grinder, Kalamazoo 610 bandsaw.

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