RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:27 pm

:thumbup: thanks for the build updates.
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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby Bernd » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:15 am

ConducTTor wrote::thumbup: thanks for the build updates.


No problem. I hope it encourages some of the members to do the same.

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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby Sventton » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:52 am

A very Lackawanna Railroad (DL&W) choice of colors, but I'm sure that's not the story behind your choice. John
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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby WillYart » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:02 am

Well I think the windows are nice. Last time I built a model some of the windows ended up crazed with model cement; you have a good way to keep them nice.
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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby Bernd » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:50 am

Sventton wrote:A very Lackawanna Railroad (DL&W) choice of colors, but I'm sure that's not the story behind your choice. John


Hi John,

Here's the story behind the colors. I have two or three color schemes for my railroad name, New York, Vermont & Northern Railway. It started many years ago. In the city of Rochester New York there was a telephone company, Rochester Telephone Co., that had a fleet of trucks with the color of yellow at the top, a black rail belt and the lower half was green. I like that combination.

This is the first piece of equipment I ever kitbashed. I reversed the yellow and green on the caboose. These are HO scale BTW.

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My second color scheme sort of follows the early NYC Pacemaker Box Car colors with an added twist.

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The engines get the Lighting Stripe paint scheme in three different colors.

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The green, yellow and black is the early paint scheme and the red, white and dark gray is the later paint scheme.

Here's a laser kit of a small station with the green with yellow trim color scheme.

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The railroad buildings colors can very any were in between with these colors. That's why this project is green with red trim. These paint schemes have sort of self developed over the years. They were not thought of in one sitting.

That's the story of the paint schemes.

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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby Sventton » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:38 am

Thanks for the explanation. Nice models also.
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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby Bernd » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:38 am

Sventton wrote:Thanks for the explanation. Nice models also.


You're welcome and thank you.

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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby Bernd » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:27 pm

Getting there. Getting closer to the finished project. Also close ups of the model show some builder flaws, such as not getting paint on the sides of the window frames. Can't see it at 3 feet away though. :roll: :lol:

I painted the inside black, should have done that when the walls were flat on the workbench, The roof is glued on and is awaiting the rolled tarpaper. Painted the thick roof edges red to make it look like large eve boards.

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I'm thinking of getting another kit sometime in the future and doing a better job. Guess I was in to much of a hurry to get it done. Perhaps with some weathering it will blend all the mistakes so they are not a noticeable.

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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:58 pm

Looks good so far, Bernd. Thanks for pointing out sticking points on the model. I look forward to getting one or two of those kits in 2017.
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Re: RS Laser Kit - Greg's Saloon & Repair Shop

Postby Bernd » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:16 am

AstroGoat760 wrote:Looks good so far, Bernd. Thanks for pointing out sticking points on the model. I look forward to getting one or two of those kits in 2017.


Thanks James. That's one of the purposes of a thread like this, to point out the pitfalls and successes of a project like this. I'm hoping others will eventually join in with there projects.

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