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ConCor Bakery: Part 3, weathering brick
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After wiping off the excess paint to color the grout in between the bricks I glued the acetate on the window frames and doors.  The reccomendation from most sources is to use some form of white glue to hold it in place, but as I intended to weather the building so that the glass would not really be clear anyways, I used Zap-a-Gap.  This...

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Review of Kato NW2 switcher
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At the San Leandro Historic Railway Society’s winter show I won a Kato NW2 switcher from the raffle.  I am happy to say that this model turned out pretty well, and runs nicely on DC.  Unfortunately is was very difficult to install the decoder for DCC in this model, as no room is available inside of the model.  I was forced to mill out...

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Product Review:  InterMountain Railway Company Steel Sided Ice Bunker
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This kit is the first one from InterMountain Railway Company I have built.  Having only built simple Athearn kits before I was pleasantly surprised to open the box and find a model of so many parts, all of which were crisply molded.  The sprues contained no flash  The multi-page assembly instructions and the included exploded diagrams made for easy identification and installation location of...

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Lobby Interior and Roof for Fryxell Feed and Seed
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I have finally taken the Fryxell Feed and Seed kit from JL Innovative Design as far as I intend before putting it on my (as of yet not built) layout; with the exception of the porch roof and the completion of the lobby roof.  I intend to leave the final weathering and details until that time to make sure that it will fit into...

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Rusting Metal Roofing
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I decided that I needed the corrugated metal roof to be rusted and corroded to match the peeling paint of the Fryxell Feed Store.  I used Ferric Chloride to “rust” out the individual panels once I had cut them to the needed size. -Safety Note- Make sure to fully read the directions on the bottle when using chemical etchants.  Use safety equipment as directed...

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