N scale "What's on your workbench?"

Mark Watson Oct 28, 2009

  1. WFOJeff

    WFOJeff TrainBoard Member

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    I've been mainly using (Graffiti decals) paints and solutions to weather cars.
    I recently have come across a dry weathering powder at a train Show, the getting used to the multi variations of powder in this kit and the applications depending on the material is a bit tricky but fun to work with.

    I recently picked 4 small tankers to test- to remove the "newness" and on a couple of them to add some rust affects. The powder is much more forgiving than the wet applications. Some before and after's.

    1 new ATSF #100823 UP #69019.jpg ATSF #100823 Dry Weathered.jpg UP #69019 Dry Weathered.jpg 1 New Shell #1100, #1114.jpg 2 Dry Weathered Shell #1100, #1114.jpg
     
  2. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Do you find those powders eventually wear off due to handling?
     
  3. marty coil

    marty coil TrainBoard Supporter

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    Decaling a WP 'chi car' (trainworx) and building a Milw. ribside 'veneer car.
     
  4. wpsnts

    wpsnts TrainBoard Supporter

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    Pictures when you're done?
     
  5. WFOJeff

    WFOJeff TrainBoard Member

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    Not really, it instructs you to apply and there will be some adherence, I use a coarse paint brush to dab on the powder to my visual feeling and there is some of the powder that drops off in the bucket during application.
    I did not see any powder on my fingers nor fingerprints on the cars except when applying and holding for tight areas like trucks but I also used care in placing cars on the track and don't really expect to handle them much.

    The tankers I handle by the outer platform edge to avoid over handling the tank.

    I would imagine some of it what did not adhere could come off over time if you transport a lot, but it is easily reapplied. They mention you can also spray clear coat to insure the weathering you want will stay. I've not decided to do that yet.

    Anyhow I think with the combo of my airbrush and powder I can have more options. Here is the little set up I made to apply powders and catch excess, the mixture of powders that falls is actually re-useable and a nice blend over time.
    Weathering Powders and catch.jpg
     
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  6. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Jeff, that's good information! :)
     
  7. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice set-up for the catch basin.
     
  8. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    Just came off of the workbench...
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  9. Thieu

    Thieu TrainBoard Member

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    Have just finished this red house, based on examples from Connecticut.

    (7) The Red House, 7 januari 2018.jpg
     
  10. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    WFOJeff, that powder catch setup is brilliant.
     
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  13. logging loco

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    Tea and ties after a long day.
    Over the weekend I stained some Nn3 ties with Campbell tie stain. I'm not happy with the light shade. They only soaked a short time.
    I'm going to soak them again as soon as I finish my cookies.
    I found the old twist drill holder at a thrift shop today.
    I've had the can of stain forever. The price tag is from Broadbents in Southampton Pa. I think they sold around 1980 and the store became Southampton Hobbies. I don't know what is there now.
     
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  14. Ira Goldberg

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    I have added the conversion of a C44-9W into an AC4400C6M on my workbench. I am waiting for parts to arrive from Kato.
     
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  15. jhn_plsn

    jhn_plsn TrainBoard Supporter

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    A 4'x16" module of food grade liquids. Hopefully I will have it running by lunch tomorrow.
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  16. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Broken image?
     
  17. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett TrainBoard Member

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    I don't see anything either.

    Joe
     
  18. jhn_plsn

    jhn_plsn TrainBoard Supporter

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    What post are you talking about?
     
  19. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I think they are referring to your module post above. All I see as well is "[​IMG]
     
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