SL-SF caboose 1291

Discussion in '1260-1292' started by paul slavens, May 2, 2014.

  1. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Looking great Paul!
     
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  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Sure looks like the right color to me Paul, sure looks good.
     
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  3. paul slavens

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  4. paul slavens

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    I got a clear picture of the new paint shining in the sun. I am extremely happy with the color, it is very close to the original. I have noticed that the 1968 and 1969 series of cabooses (1276-92) are a darker color than the earlier series built in 1957 (1200-74) and now I am excited and looking forward to those aluminum framed windows and the lettering. I will post pics of the other side later today after the sun changes.
     
  5. Color looks spot on Paul. Great work. Tell me you got the Baldwin too! LOL
     
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  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    SLSF 1277 looked great when new, and your restoration looks like you will bring her back to her new appearance. Nice job!

    Ken
     
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  7. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Paul, if you have any paint left, I have a caboose...
     
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  8. paul slavens

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    I have some left ! It may be enough for your caboose, depending on the size.
     
  9. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Actually I was thinking about an HO caboose (or two), so a pint would be more than enough.
     
  10. paul slavens

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    I will be happy to send you some, but think about this. The paint is PPG industrial urethane enamel and it has 4 parts made up of color, hardener, reducer, and accelerator. I mix it 3 parts color to 1 part hardener, 1 part reducer and then 6 ounces of accelerator for every mixed gallon. The paint is pretty heavy so you would need to mix maybe 4 parts color to 1 part hardener and then possibly 5 parts reducer to get it thin enough to paint models.....you just have to trial and error to get the mix correct. I f you want some just say yes and I will find some suitable containers.
     
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  11. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Paul, in that case, I think I will pass.
     
  12. WindsorSpring

    WindsorSpring Member Frisco.org Supporter

    On the other hand, a sample chip for comparison might be handy to get a color blend right for the HO caboose. If it was possible to go back in a time machine, I suppose a couple 3" x 4" pieces of primed metal could have been sprayed with the color coat while painting the caboose. Retaining these in the classic "cool, dark" place would provide a record of the original color as well as a sample to aid mixing for someone trying to duplicate the color.
     
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  14. paul slavens

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    This yellow border is the mask for the white letters. We plan to put all the masks on in the next couple days and are looking forward to seeing the original FRISCO letters and numbers back in place !! I am really getting excited.
     
  15. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    We all are, Paul!! :D :D :D
     
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  16. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Paul, you have come a long way since I saw 1291 for the first time. It was a real mess, but now looks like a million bucks. We have enjoyed the progress reports along the way and are excited to see it completed soon. Great job!!!

    Joe
     
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  18. paul slavens

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    We put all the masks on today for the graphics that get painted white, even the SOUTHEAST...SOUTHWEST on the cupola and also the high numbers on the ends. We will do the coonskin at a later time since it is two colors. I was very happy to get the large ship it logos on there without a hitch, they are pretty big and intimidating. I had my wife come by and give us a hand placing them. We are now covering all the rst of the body and will be painting the white on tomorrow. fun fun fun
     
  19. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Paul, Looking forward to seeing the completed application of paint. It won't be long before your done. Are you going to have a christening party when you finish the caboose?

    Joe
     
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