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    LOL...The parts from Tichy arrived today. Just snagged them out of the mailbox. I'll put that piece on and then it's to the ultrasonic cleaner and then the paint shop. Once everything is painted, it's put together time.
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    Let's all sing, shall we...Altogether now!

    "Nothing could be finer than a lil zinc chromate primer, in the moooooor-ning!"
    "No crane would be completer than a primer when she's painted in the moooooor-ning!"



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    Manny
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    Sweet! Nice train on the shelf in the second photo. Let's see your airbrush setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim James View Post
    Sweet! Nice train on the shelf in the second photo. Let's see your airbrush setup.
    That is part of the MOW train in progress. One little stinking part is holding up completion of the whole line. It will hopefully be available soon. My airbrush set-up isn't anything spectacular. I was using a Paasche VL Double Action, but I couldn't get used to it, so I went back to the single phase Paasche H. I primarily use tips 1 and 3. Tip 1 was used for the chromate primer. I do have a paint booth, but because I don't have a proper set-up for lighting, it stills there as an ornament. I need to get my paint shop in order.

    I fixed the main drive section with that part that went "ping", so she is now drying after her ultrasonic bath. She'll get painted probably in the morning to make sure that it is dry. I'll soon be painting the outside of the cab and the underside of the chassis primer, as it is pretty dry. I like Polly S because it is dry to work with in 60 minutes.

    The chassis will be painted steam engine black. The cab will be painted the same. The main mechanism will be painted oily black. The boom will be steam engine black, with oily black dry brushing. I'm debating how much rust to put on the hoist. More dirt and dust than anything. I wouldn't think that the railroad would let their heavy equipment like this get shoddy. They cost boo-koo $$$, so they'd take care of them a little better than just any piece of MOW.

    Debating whether to paint the grab irons yellow or leave black. Decisions, decisions...
    Manny
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    Primed the other sides. She'll be ready for paint later tonight for the base anyways. Still have upper body priming to do.

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    Manny
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    Manny, Please get your paint booth and ventilation system operational. There are too many stories about model railroaders and brain damage/cancers that can be induced by the VOCs from painting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klrwhizkid View Post
    Manny, Please get your paint booth and ventilation system operational. There are too many stories about model railroaders and brain damage/cancers that can be induced by the VOCs from painting.
    Keith,

    Thank you for watching out for me. I fully understand what you are saying. I'll be working on it shortly and will get it going. I can't use any oil based paints because of my respiratory issues. I only use Polly S acrylics or other acrylics because of that. But you are correct. I need to get my booth set up.

    Thanks again.
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    The Steam Power Black has been started on the base and underside/inside of the cab. It will dry for overnight before the reverse sides are done in the morning. One the paint is dry to the base, I will complete it. This is where the step by step in paint job gets a little weary, but the results in the end will all be worth it.

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    Manny
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    San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad (1884-1925)
    San Antonio, Fredericksburg & Northern Railway (1913-1917)
    "Reflecting the Frisco influence in the railroads of the Texas Hill Country"

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    Looking good as always. One thing about taking photos of what you are doing, one can spot those little areas one missed with the paint. ;-)
    Bob Dye

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    The Frisco's bridge crane BC209 was a similar Brownhoist. I photographed the prototype in Memphis in 1968 (see Mike Condren's Memphis Railroads website) and also built the Tichy model to match. Here's a photo of the crane and its tender in Birmingham's Ninth Avenue Yard on our layout. I love it!

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    That's a nice model and a nice photo! Manny, what's the build date on yours? I bet the grabs were repainted yellow at a later date. I vote for painting them black for our early era. I could be wrong of course. On a side note, I haven't been using a paint booth either. Even though I only spray water based paints I guess that's still bad to inhale. I wonder if using a box fan and a paper dust mask would suffice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldguy View Post
    Looking good as always. One thing about taking photos of what you are doing, one can spot those little areas one missed with the paint. ;-)
    Yep. I only painted the sides in the photo, so I have to go back and shoot the other sides in the morning. I'll touch up a little also. Thanks for the heads up.
    Manny
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenmc View Post
    The Frisco's bridge crane BC209 was a similar Brownhoist. I photographed the prototype in Memphis in 1968 (see Mike Condren's Memphis Railroads website) and also built the Tichy model to match. Here's a photo of the crane and its tender in Birmingham's Ninth Avenue Yard on our layout. I love it!

    Ken McElreath
    Nice job Ken. Yes, I'm enjoying this too. I hope this makes a great addition to the MOW train. Yours is very, very, clean. Great job with the yellow and silver paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim James View Post
    That's a nice model and a nice photo! Manny, what's the build date on yours? I bet the grabs were repainted yellow at a later date. I vote for painting them black for our early era. I could be wrong of course. On a side note, I haven't been using a paint booth either. Even though I only spray water based paints I guess that's still bad to inhale. I wonder if using a box fan and a paper dust mask would suffice?
    Jim, the build is around 1910. No safety colors. Everything is black as black can be. I only intend to add some color on the control lever handles. I am going to add a canvas drape rolled up.

    As for the paint booth, Keith is right. I need to set it up and use it properly. No excuses.
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    Default Re: S.A.&A.P. Wrecking Crane No. X2...THE BIG HOOK!

    In post #29 you were debating on yellow or black grab irons. I figured you would figure it out.

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    Yeah, I chose not to go super safety on it. Now to decide how much to grease and rust her up.
    Manny
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    That's the fun part.

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    I just finished putting the touch up coat of paint on the base. It will be dry tomorrow and can be worked on to completion. Then my attention will turn to the rest of the parts to paint them and complete this project. I have gotten an old Scotia Models 36' wood boom tender kit to go with the derrick. That should be fun to build and will be included with this thread. I will also make a water car to go along with the crane, which will be the last installment in this thread. I'm tossing up between another tank car, or do a flat car with an old tender body on it and pump mechanism. Decisions...decisions.
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    The base of the Big Hook is basically finished. Tomorrow the trucks will be permanently mounted, the couplers installed, and she'll be weathered and sealed. I'll be finishing the zinc chromate primer on the other parts and start painting some of them already primed, black.

    Her base will get some rust and dirt. I think that will really set her off nicely. Here are some pics of the base and how it looks right now.

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    Yes, Sherrel, you can see some primer in the back of the cab still visible, but it is behind the boiler and will not be seen by anyone.... :P
    Manny
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    Great looking build Manny. I'm modeling the 70's and have several Athearns to modify as Frisco cranes, per a build on this forum. May have to add one of these to the fold also. LOL, keep adding projects and may never get layout built! Just time and money, but enjoying every minute of it.
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    Thanks Richard,

    Yes, I'm enjoying building this little wrecker. I understand your dilemma with all cars and no track, time and money. You'll get there. As for me, track is right around the corner. I just ordered my benchwork of a major section from Sievers last night. That's for another thread. LOL...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAFN SAAP View Post
    Yes, Sherrel, you can see some primer in the back of the cab still visible, but it is behind the boiler and will not be seen by anyone.... :P
    I'm lost on this post ... over and out ???????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirfoldalot View Post
    I'm lost on this post ... over and out ???????
    You have a knack at finding missed paint spots in photos...
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    Primed more parts. I'll be starting on decals for the base, weathering and then dull cote today.

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