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Mar262014

Lets get back to a few pix

DaveRarig sent us these pix of his N scale “Acron steel”. Some very small and fine work.

I can’t imagine making the roof vents. Maybe Dave was a surgeon in his working life.

Dave built these all the way. No cut corners here. Thanks for sharing Dave.

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All I can say Dave, is WOW! I've attempted this build, in N scale, and failed 3 or 4 times. You have come up with a really top shelf build. Hi Praise, my friend. Just doing those vents in N is a real accomplishment. In the first pic, the side windows look shiny, to me. Did you glaze them? And if so HOW!? Keep up the fantastic work.
March 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDave Miecznikowski
I also like this building very much and plan to do one of my own over the summer.

Dave, you did a very nice job on the windows, even in O scale, this will be a difficult, but in N you did an outstanding job. Can you share of your tips and techniques?

Thanks

Charlie
March 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie
Glad you guys like it. Believe it or not - this was my first try at this model. I was so intrigued that I couldn't wait for the download, so ordered the DVD (in HO) and printed it in N scale. I printed the walls on a matte finish photo or presentation paper about 32# or .006" thick. The main problem with coated papers is they crack when folded; so I like to use a thin paper which minimizes the cracking. The windows are printed on GLOSSY photo paper so they would reflect like glass. The whole model is heavily reinforced on the inside with chipboard, about .050" thick, including the windows, which had developed an inward bow after being glued in place. The roof vents are from your Turbine house model. I have constructed several of your designs using plain card stock but I like the detail and clarity of print on photo paper much better, makes it hard to tell the scale when photographed.
March 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDave Rarig
Thanks for the information Dave:

I agree with you about the photo paper and cracking issue, but I still like the look and "depth" that photo paper can provide.

As for the windows, that is a great idea to print on glossy stock. I never thought of that and it makes total sense as windows would be more reflective anyway.

Thanks again for sharing.

Charlie
March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie

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