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Title: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: Raymo on July 14, 2019, 05:47:20 AM
Morning. Checking out the threads this morning, figured I'd open. Congratulations go out to Bob &Steve on their awards. Had a good turnout at the reunion yesterday, I enjoy looking at Junk 😄
Title: Re: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: MAP on July 14, 2019, 06:21:15 AM
Good morning Dan and all of the sleep-ins.  Going to hit the local flea market this morning, then some train stuff this afternoon.  Enjoy the day!
Title: Re: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: DennisBourey on July 14, 2019, 07:02:11 AM
Good Morning all, I hope everyone enjoys there Sunday?  Dennis
Title: Re: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: BandOGuy on July 14, 2019, 07:21:54 AM
Happy Bastille Day! Celebrate with red, white and blue donuts this morning.
Still getting sand on body parts "down shore", and actually itching to get home.
Check the Tichy website today if your need scratchbuild parts. There's a 20-40% off sale that ends tonight.
That's my contribution for today, guys.
Title: Re: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: NEMMRRC on July 14, 2019, 07:43:18 AM
Howdy.


Any exciting products announced at the NMRA convention?


Jaime
Title: Re: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: JusticeCity on July 14, 2019, 07:47:07 AM
Good morning, more gardening and then complaining about sore muscles, then no sympathy from anyone.
Title: Re: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: S&S RR on July 14, 2019, 07:48:46 AM
Good morning! I'm going to spend most of the day working on the layout. I need to mow the grass but I shouldn't bother the neighbors on Sunday. Sorry, I'm practicing for when the CFO asks me when I'm going to mow the grass.  ;) ;D ;D ;D  I hope everyone has a great day.
Title: Re: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: GPdemayo on July 14, 2019, 08:16:57 AM
Morning all.....
Title: Re: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: ACL1504 on July 14, 2019, 08:24:48 AM
Morning all,

I'm working on the layout today as long as I can. I've been fighting a slight sore throat since Thursday evening.

Ya'll have a great day.

Tom   ;D


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Title: Re: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: Zephyrus52246 on July 14, 2019, 08:52:00 AM
Morning, all.


Did some layout work yesterday.  Started replacing more of the velcro attached tortoises after having the one fail in June.  Also added plywood to the base of an area wher a town and some structures will eventually go.  Still painting the flatcar as well.  Probably will mow later, though we haven't had any rain for over a week and the growth has slowed, but I work 5 of the next 7 days so I'll at least level it off.


Jeff
Title: Re: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: PRR Modeler on July 14, 2019, 09:04:00 AM
Good Morning All,

Heading out in a little bit to help out with the club open house.  I hope you feel better Tom.

I hope everyone has a good day.
Title: Re: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: Jerry on July 14, 2019, 09:23:41 AM
Morning everyone

Weather in South Jersey sunny/89!

One of the granddaughters showed up last night with her boy friend.  So it looks to be a beach day!!

Maybe some train tonight if my room cools down a bit!

Everyone have a great day!! :)

Jerry
Title: Re: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: ReadingBob on July 14, 2019, 11:05:58 AM
Morning all,

Great picture Tom!  Hope the throat doesn't bother you too much and gets better soon.

Should be able to start working on the second floor porch for Avram's today the front and side porches are almost wrapped up.  A lot of board by board construction but it looks nice when it starts coming together.

(http://www.modelersforum.com/gallery/56-180619120611-39108148.jpeg)

Have a great one!
Title: Re: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: deemery on July 14, 2019, 04:00:53 PM
Started coloring the foundation castings (NE Brownstone).  I wanted a color that contrasted with both the stone mill walls (stone mill is just sitting there for the color test, that's where the brick mill normally goes) and with the stone RR bridge in the foreground.


The other foundation is on the workbench, I added another piece and it needs to dry overnight before I can paint it to match. 


This is my usual sponge painting various craft paint colors on top of the mortar color primer.


dave
Title: Re: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: DennisBourey on July 14, 2019, 04:08:30 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dave Amazing.................Dennis
Title: Re: Sunday the 14th of July
Post by: deemery on July 14, 2019, 05:47:25 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dave Amazing.................Dennis


Actually, this is really easy to do.  (1) prime the mortar color.  (I used grey for these, I've also used white or cream.)  (2) get some 'stone colored' craft paints (I used light tan, beige, orangey-brown, light blue-grey and medium-dark grey).  Get some make-up wedge sponges.  (3)  Put some paint on a plastic lid (mine came from a can of coffee).  Add a little bit of water and mix it up.  (4) put some paint on the edge of a make-up wedge, wipe some of it off on a paper towel (like you do with a brush for dry-brushing.)  LIGHTLY rub the sponge over the wall.  With each color, I vary the direction I move the sponge,( back-and-forth, diagonally, vertically and even in circles.)  The idea is to get the paint on the top of the stones, but not into the mortar cracks. 

It's a really easy technique.  It works particularly well on NE Brownstone castings because the mortar lines are deeply cut.  You can do this on brick siding, but you have to have a much lighter touch to keep the paint out of the mortar lines. 

dave