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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 11:07 pm
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All is not lost with GRANDT Line

https://www.grandtline.com

A new outfit "San Juan Models" has purchased the line with
equipment to be moved to Colorado in Sept.



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 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2018 06:14 pm
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Ken C wrote: Reg

All is not lost with GRANDT Line

https://www.grandtline.com

A new outfit "San Juan Models" has purchased the line with
equipment to be moved to Colorado in Sept.


That is really good news.

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Gussied-up.
Yes that is a good thing with Grandt, now we just need the same thing to happen with PSC - YIKES!!!


I sat down for a couple of hours today to get some pretties on the ol' girl.  Get her passel of buttons, ribbons and bows.   A few years back I had some decals made up for this project.  Again an attempt to forecast what I needed before I actually knew what I needed.  A classic case of not knowing what I didn't know.  I missed a couple of things, like numbers for the car, but I punted and created a couple of "ones" for her.    I had also put "glass" in the windows.  But I was very dissatisfied with it.  It was old and had seen some scrapes, so it was pretty scratch and clobbered.  I ripped it out.  I have more Evergreen .010 coming tomorrow.  A new package fresh and clean.  Throwing out the old, there wasn't much left. It is hard to see but I shadowed the yellow lettering with red and then again "BAGGAGE" is black and shadowed with red.  Numbers, the same.




I liked the look, but DANG, something was missing.  It was looking a little plain.  It needed some more geegaws to dress her up.  I had been looking at some "old timey" decals for passenger cars but they only came in gold.  Nice if you have an old Pullman Green car, but this ain't that.  What to do.  Besides those decals were like $12 bucks!  And I wouldn't even use half of them!   :hyp:  YIKES!!!  Two YIKES!!! in one day.  It's a rough day.

So I looked through the scads of decal sets that I have and found "Stripes" listed as 1" and 2".  HEY!!!  MicroScale, probably HO, 1"  would be 1/2 (or so) in O Scale.  :brill:  What a great thing.  I had red and black.  Black, forget about it.  But red.... hey that would look nice.  I don't want to too much yeller so I think I'll just stick with red.  I would have to buy some yeller, but I could.  Tell me what you think.  I kind of like it as it sits. I guess it is kind of hard to see in the photo.  But I could make the red shading like in the letters on the letter board, but I don't really think that I want to be repetitive.  




The ends are not finished off yet.  I will assemble the car and fit the roof.  I have to trim out the car so that the roof sits nicely.  I guessed at the arc of the end.  Once that is done then I will decal (it just gets the number) it then.  :java:

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Superb work Steven! Please finish her up, show more photos, and then maybe one being towed by an H & T Ry loco.

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From my LHS, PSC has been purchased and is currently being relocated to a site in Washington State.

No idea when the company may be back on line.





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Hi Steven  :wave:



How's it goin' pardner ?  :cb:  ???



If you've been as busy as me on 'yard-work' at your new place ...

... possibly  :slow:  ly.  ;)



I'm lookin' forward to the winter ! ... Which I think you also said a while back as well.  :P



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Not Dead Yet...  :P

Just so as there is no question, I am not.  It's been one heck of a fall, since August really.
Be very careful about what you pray for, it may just come your way. 
I asked for a little financial help, and well my life has been chock full of 60 hour weeks, and one 70 hour week.
 
:Crazy:

I haven't really done much of anything but it is snowing like snowmageddon today. 
So before the CFO roped me into doing some housework (really rebuilding bathroom number 2) I got down to the combine and I had stalled out on the interior. 
I picked up a couple of packages of cheap (being cheaper than the scads of metal figures that I have) Woodland Scenics seated people. 
I started fitting the metal ones first and realized, 1) they can't be seen and 2) they sit too high on the elevated floor of the car. 
So the WS people and the Grandt Coach Seats are getting cut down so that when someone looks through the window, the legs can't be seen.  

Another problem is that the people are DEFINITELY NOT from my time frame.  They must be modified. 
And as I began to modify them I thought... Hey!  I haven't posted in a while, I should share.

[whack]





So I tried to choose people that don't have to be modded too much, a quick project as it is back to work again tomorrow. 
This gal was the one that made me think, I should modify. 
Any respectable lady of the 1880s would cover her skin.  So this little lady needed some sleeves. 
She could be wearing a hat, but maybe she got uncomfortable on the 93 mile ride, so no hat. 
I may build one to sit next to her.  I used Squadron Putty to build up the layers.










Then we had the sleeping man.  He was way too modern and in shirtsleeves - EGADS!
Gave him a hat and a coat as well as a beard. 
When they dry they'll get a little paint in they typical H&T tradition.

 








Thanks for the feedback guys... and yes Woodie, the next project will be a loco. 
But at the rate that I build....:pop:




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" Hey!  I haven't posted in a while "



Tsk ... tsk ... tsk ...  ;)



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All Aboard!

Had a couple of hours today to work on my people.  Got them finished and seated them in car.  I was thinking that maybe I need to find a conductor.  That's down the road.  Next up... lighting.  I am thinking battery to avoid having to deal with trying to draw from the track.  I have to play with it some, but I am thinking this might be a good option. Most certainly it will be some small LEDs like what I used in the Saloon a while back.  I will build up lamps, oil style, so that the people, especially the parson can read.
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Yes, I know that the "saloon" (not the one I built in a tent but a head, ah er... loo?) is not square... but I had messed with it too many times and when I finally got to the point of glueing it in, I realized that it wasn't square and... it didn't fit between the windows.  Ugh.  I glued it anyway, I figured once the roof is on, nobody will see it.  And so my head is misshapen.  Some would have pointed that out before I started this car.  
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