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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:52 am

Doing more planning for the station modules.
Station Module Planning.jpg
It looks like what I want to do will work. Although the images shows bedding track throughout, I will be using flex track on the two four-foot modules.
The platforms will be three inches wide - thirty feet, and close to six feet long in the extended version or about eight long passenger cars.
I was going to make the centre extension module two feet long, but decided that a standard module would be easier to transport.
The station, if it is modelled, will be behind the modules. Access to the platforms will either be by an overhead walkway with stairways down to the platforms or a subway with stairs up to the platforms. An overhead walkway will be more visually interesting, but a subway will be easier to model. As the overhead walkway would be something else to transport, the subway will be implemented first.
Because the platforms will make it hard to rerail equipment, rerailers will be built into the track at the centre module joints.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:11 pm

Bill Dixon wrote:
Bill Dixon wrote:Now working on a Maisto caboose. Stripped the paint and then painted it. Fail.
Stripped it again, primed its and repainted it again. Not sure about the result yet.

Going into the stripper again.
Don't like the colour - too canary yellow. CP Rail cabooses are more an orange yellow. Found a Vallejo colour I like better.
Don't like the finish. I was using a spray can of Tamiya paint- getting an uneven orange peel effect.
Found some HO scale Micro Scale decals with the right sized Multi Mark and lettering that will do.
Will post a picture when I get it painted again.

Got a date with the paint stripper again.
20190913_try number three.jpg

Brushing Vallejo over Tamiya primer. Too many coats to get a good yellow and still not orange enough.
Going to start over with a can of Tamiya Camel yellow after priming.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:24 am

Bill Dixon wrote:Got a date with the paint stripper again.
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Brushing Vallejo over Tamiya primer. Too many coats to get a good yellow and still not orange enough.
Going to start over with a can of Tamiya Camel yellow after priming.

Striped and primered again.
IMG_20190913_234059.jpg
will dry overnight. Will spray first coat of Camel Yellow tomorrow morning.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:29 am

Bill Dixon wrote:I am looking for a few spare plugs for my Z21.
The attachment IMG_20190907_082250.jpg is no longer available
I checked my two usual sources ( RP and MRO) but neither had that size.
Does anybody have a soutce for them?

Terry found these.
20190913_unmodified.jpg
These have side mounting screws.
Cutting them off gave a plug that was a bit larger than the plugs on the Z21 but they work ok.
IMG_20190913_233939.jpg
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Rich1853 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:04 am

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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Rich1853 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:57 am

Bill Dixon wrote:
The attachment 20190913_try number three.jpg is no longer available

Brushing Vallejo over Tamiya primer. Too many coats to get a good yellow and still not orange enough.
Going to start over with a can of Tamiya Camel yellow after priming.

Bill I believe you are using a too dark of a primer. All primers that I've seen for models/hobbies are either white or a light gray (both matte).
Bill try these top coat colors
One of the paints mention in the following link is Tru-Color TCP-112 CP Rail Action Yellow
https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/34106
And you could fine the color chip link in here via color chart near top
https://trucolorpaint.com/products/paint/
my local train hobby store (<1 mile away) carries this brand of paint
Also listed in that link is Vallejo Model Color 70953 Flat Yellow (RLM04) which is for brush applications. The follow Vallejo paint that I use is for airbrushing.

This is the Vallejo Model Air 71078 Golden Yellow (color RAL1004, FS33538, ANA614, BS356, RLM04) that I've been using to repaint the dining cars into the DB Bahnbau Gleisbau crew cars
Color RAL 1004 per the following link
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Uto73s ... p=drivesdk
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby CFRiad » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:14 pm

This weekend I drove down to Point Roberts to pick up Rich's parcel. It's like Christmas. Thanks Rich. Now the real work begins on the chemical terminal.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Rich1853 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:43 pm

CFRiad wrote:This weekend I drove down to Point Roberts to pick up Rich's parcel. It's like Christmas. Thanks Rich. Now the real work begins on the chemical terminal.

No problem Tibi
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Rich1853 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:07 pm

Bill is your CP Rail caboose going to have the multimark (pac-man) logo. Here are the geometric layout

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