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Keith Hayes
And we are making progress on the Leadville Freight Depot too.
Keith Hayes
Leadville in Sn3
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Jim Courtney
Looking forward to that painter climbing the ladder to paint your version of the sign!
Jim Courtney
Poulsbo, WA
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Keith Hayes
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And the chimney...
Keith Hayes
Leadville in Sn3
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Jeff Young
Clever bricklayer you’ve got there.  Much easier to do it on the ground and then stand it up….
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Keith Hayes

Oh, man, you would think long, straight rows with no trimming would be a pleasant change and go quickly. Not so--this is exhausting.  This roof eats up shingles!

But the results are exellent.
Keith Hayes
Leadville in Sn3
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Paul R.
Keith,
How do you fix the shingles, I used doublesided tape except for the water tank they had to be handcut from veneer. I agree a tedious job but looks good when done. Paul R.
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Jim Courtney
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I know your late 1930's version of Leadville is stuck in the B&W era, but how about a couple of color photos of  the depot and freight hose, so's we can appreciate those shingles?
Jim Courtney
Poulsbo, WA
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Keith Hayes
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I use Eileen's Tacky Glue. A thin layer along each strip seems to work well. The sub-roofs on each building are styrene. On the Passenger Depot, I painted the corners and the bottom; I should have painted the whole works a dark color. On the Freight, I painted the perimeter red, but the field is black, much better.

The Passenger Depot is the -20 series shingle, a darker black. The Freight Depot is the -14 series shingle. An issue we have found with full size sheet goods (plywood, MDF and even paper) is that the color of one side is different from the obverse. The shingle batches for the Passenger Depot were all quite uniform, but I started into a new sheet on the Freight Depot today and it was a slightly different color than the previous shingles, and I think this was due to using either a different batch of paper, or placing the paper other-side-up in the copier/ laser cutter. This is more obvious in color (Jim!) than in the posted view.

At the recommendation of another contributor, I will provide a wash of pan pastels to even everything out. I already tried this on the Freight Depot and it worked nicely.

Now...to wait for some decal film from MicroScale. I was hoping this would come in late last week, but not so.

As with trees, the effect seems to be reinforced when you stick to a single technique/ brand. I have a Banta Silverton depot (a stand-in for the D&RGW Leadville Depot) with the paper shingles. These are thin and small, and I did not seem to use enough adhesive. When I recover a bit from the Freight Depot, I am considering redoing the D&RGW roof with Wild West shingles. Even in a different color, I think it will be an improvement. Trouble is, these models eat up shingles to the tune of about six sheets per building. Ka-ching!
Keith Hayes
Leadville in Sn3
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Jeff Young
I got some double-stick tape for shingles, but I think I prefer using wood glue.  Takes a bit longer to shingle a building, but it’s more relaxing as you have plenty of time to adjust them.

I stick pretty much exclusively to Wild West shingles.  I check the sheets first, and if the colours wander a bit then I cut the sheets up before-hand and mix the strips.

I agree that they’re a bit on the expensive side, but at least I’m in HO scale. ;)

Cheers,
Jeff.

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Keith Hayes
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Mike McKenzie
Very nice, could we get a closer view of that sign or do we have to wait to see it in person?

Mike
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Keith Hayes
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Leadville in Sn3
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Jim Courtney
Well done!

Did you stretch the decal over the battens or apply the battens after the decal with touch up?
Jim Courtney
Poulsbo, WA
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Mike McKenzie
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Very nicely done, thanks for posting, will come see it in person anyway!

Mike
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Keith Hayes
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Doctor:

I painted the wall with what is my last bottle of the venerable Polly S Boxcar Red. Then I masked off the approximate outline of the sign and applied an uneven coat of Vallejo white, which I may have cut with a drop of grey. After a week, I gave the building a workout with my fiberglass eraser. The decal uses Mr. McKenzie's fine artwork laser copied onto MicroScale decal paper (I put a whole bunch of signs on a sheet, including multiple Freight House signs, one set stretched a bit). The decal was applied over the painted styrene and lots of Micro- setting solution applied. After about the 10th application I used a razor to cut the last bit of decal film to get it to settle around the battens.

I have some MicroScale stripes, but this may result in too white a stripe. I am pondering other solutions.

Pretty simple, really.
Keith Hayes
Leadville in Sn3
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Keith Hayes
The glass is in and I am calling this one.

In color for those of you who like it. I added some Pan Pastels to the roof, and they nicely blend everything together.

On to the next project.
Keith Hayes
Leadville in Sn3
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John Schapekahm
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Re: Leadville Freight Depot

Jim Courtney
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Indeed, well done.

I don't recall anyone, in any scale, building the Leadville "Pass'gr" depot and freight depot.
Jim Courtney
Poulsbo, WA
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Robert McFarland
When as IT built?What happened to it after the new brick one was completed?
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Keith Hayes
Rest assured, Robert: both of the prototypes survive, and not have now been modeled.
Keith Hayes
Leadville in Sn3
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