- Dec 5, 2003
Yep that is truly SP'ish.
The picture just doesn't capture how cool this 'boose looks. I'm going to add some dry transfers and a coat of flat and leave it at that. It was actually found in a shed pretty much as I described it, on an old modeler's farm. I've got an Athearn SW1500 shell, lettered for the L&N and weathered the same way, waiting for a mechanism to mount it on. Just gotta kinda remind the creepy crawlies currently occupying said 'boose and shell that they are no longer welcome.Originally posted by Matthyro
Well to me shaygetz
it looks like you just recovered it from the depth of the seas. Did you forget you even had it?
Will the copper foil age or tarnish like regular copper ? Or do you have a technique for that ?philip said:Ladies and Gentlemen: For roofing material I use copper foil. Copper foil can be purchased at any stained glass art supplier. It comes in a large roll and is sticky on one side. About 8 bucks per roll.
yea, I remember reading an article in MODEL RAILROADER some time ago about that one about making the hopper or gondola loads out of it.2slim said:Well OK more like sponge... Athearn packs their HO locomotives in a dark grey sponge material. This material can be used in some pretty interesting ways. Most of us disguard the stuff with the box, unless you keep the box, that's another story. Here are some of the ways I've used this stuff.
* I have used a piece of the sponge as a part holder for painting things like grab irons, lift bars or anything that you could stick into the sponge to hold it while you paint.
** I have cut off small squares of the sponge, (about 1/4 x 1/4) and mounted toothpick handles on them for use as paint brushes for water based paint, chalk applicators, wheel tread cleaners, (have used RailZip and alcohaul with no adverse effect).
*** Have created N scale hopper car loads, cut sponge to fit car, paint with water based paint and stick fine material to wet paint. Load is removable and cheap!!
**** Have used a long piece of sponge as a paint handle for N scale freightcars and locomotive shells. For HO I glued a 2" strip of the sponge around a paper towel cardboard tube, which you can squish down to fit in a loco or freightcar shell.