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 Posted: Mon Jun 14th, 2010 06:34 pm
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Woodie, that looks great. Heck I think it even looks better than the photo I sent. Yours is probably more prototypical with the weathering and of course with all the men coming in and out at the Gila hotel you just expect it to look a little used huh?


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I remember them (doors) in Arkansas in the 50's.



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 Posted: Tue Oct 19th, 2010 01:23 pm
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Don-OK, that makes some sense...some may wonder, however, what the devil does a screen door have to do with trains! You can stand inside a place and watch trains through one...is that better?

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Hi all,   Neat looking screen door !   Maybe the mesh is a little large for H.O.   A while back my wife was drinking a cup of tea and I noticed the tea bag was a very fine mesh.  I saved it when she was finished and cleaned it out.  It's some kind of cloth.  I haven't tried to make a screen door or window with it yet: it may be too fine.   It's kind of a gold color so would have to be painted weathered aluminum.  It could be that the color came from being soaked in tea.   I may have to steal one that has not been brewed yet. 

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Jim--

If you are modeling a door  in the '50's era, or earlier, screen was copper, and weathered to a black, with a very slight tinge of green.

Aluminum screen became popular around then (and later still, plastic) because the price of copper was rising.


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 Posted: Sun Jul 22nd, 2012 02:51 pm
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I found some "white" silkscreen material mounted on wooden frames after I did the doors. While the silkscreen would be too small for my scale, it looks to be about right for HO and would work in O also. Being mounted in a frame would make it easy to build the door frame on the screen and then cut it all out in a unit. Yes, I did try pantyhose material but (1) it has a very uneven weave for scale modeling (2) I felt very uncomfortable buying the stuff, the cashier looked kinda funny! I'm glad that I found the coffee filter material.
Now, I will someday make a TRIPLE X ROOT BEER door, this was my favorite drink when I was a kid in Waco, TX. I have the artwork but the inclination is not there yet.

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 Here is some material I found in a thrift store --no idea what it is called or intended for, but I bought a raft of it for a song and dance!  Still have some ( probably lots)  when I get to my new home in Colorado I will be able to dig it out, drop me a note and I will try to send you a bit.

   In the picture look closely and you will see the box of minature screwdrivers it  is sitting on so you can see how transaparent it is.

 

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 Posted: Fri Aug 24th, 2012 02:01 am
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Since there is new life in this old thread, I have decided to do the beloved XXX ROOT BEER (a local central Texas brand) screen door. As I do this one, I will post some pictures and some words...maybe not at the same time however.
That silkscreen looks great, would make plenty of doors!

Woodie



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Woodie, I like the screen door....a lot! I saw this thread several days ago but had not forgotten it. Today a colleague of mine brought in a burned out bulb unit from his Mitsubishi DLP TV. As I was looking at it, I noticed another source for the "Screen" material you used. Take a look at this. There were two of these, one on each side of the unit AND they are metal. I asked him what he was going to do with it and he said File 13. I then proceeded to extract these from it before he did so. One man's junk is {or can be} an O scale screen door. :bg:



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 Posted: Wed Feb 27th, 2013 02:52 pm
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Tim-great find! I am always on the lookout for stuff that can be used and abused. I could go crazee making screen doors and window screens, most times running those stinkin' trains gets in the way. Post a photo or so if you use this stuff, I am interested in how it looks.

Woodie



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