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First attempt at trestle bents
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 Posted: Mon Apr 20th, 2015 09:18 pm
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Mark C
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Here is my first attempt at building trestle bents with Blackbear kit.

After building a test bent I have cut some wood and stained it. I learned an easy trick to do all the wood staining at the same time. I made a stain by mixing burnt umber, grey and black diluted with water. Couldn't tell you the exact mix but the color looks great to me. Once it was ready I took all the wood and placed it in a large ziplock bag. I then poured all the "stain" mix in the bag. Shook it around to make sure every piece was covered completely. After I used a stariner from 99 cent store to catch the pieces as I poured it out into a clean bucket. After wiping the wood off I saved the remaining paint mix so I will have it when I am ready to stain my ties on the trestle.
Here is my first bent being built with the newly stained wood.
Mark

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 Posted: Tue Apr 21st, 2015 03:43 pm
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Mark

Good idea with the Ziplock bag--I have done the same thing dying foam. Trestle bent is looking good, but you should add a diagonal going the opposite way on the other side.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 22nd, 2015 12:03 pm
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Looking good Mark.

Nice colouring.

Cheers.

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 Posted: Sat Apr 25th, 2015 03:32 am
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Here is where I am at now on the trestle. Still need to finish the ties on the deck. Then finish the scenery under the trestle.
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