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Old 07-21-2020, 11:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i use tissue handkerchiefs.
just one layer.
lay it over a frame, wash it with coffee (for color and the typical "hanging".
let it dry, then soak with varnish.

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Old 07-23-2020, 02:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Can I get some measurement on that lovely tent-building. Just anything so I can scale it out.: maybe the width of a board on the door or even the skid dimension.
I've drawn out a few examples, but the proportion does not look right.
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Old 07-24-2020, 01:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I used the material from men handkerchiefs and glued on with titebond III worked well
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Old 07-24-2020, 10:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
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[IMG]image by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr[/IMG][IMG]image by Dennis Rayon, on Flickr[/IMG]
Now this design is not for outside but with the proper wood it could be used outside, the tent cover is just a white material painted with titebond type 3 glue
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Old 07-25-2020, 08:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I used a fine grit sandpaper epoxied to my Sandy River cab roof to represent canvas.. Painted light gray. It's held up for twenty years.
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I built a plex structure using 1/8" plexi, the fabric was a tea stained old undershirt. I stretched the shirt while still wet over the structure and set it out in the sun to dry. I then sprayed the structure with lightly to weather and clear coat to seal. This bonded the fabric to the plexi. The structure has been out in the sun for over 12 summers (6months) and twice weekly sprinkler attacks. It has now started to show deterioration. I bring all my buildings in during our winter months.
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Old 07-26-2020, 05:18 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Really nice looking paymaster building. Love the humor.... CNC signage?
I found a large piece of flannel-like cloth that came with one of my wife's handbags. Eager to give that a try, as soon I reach the next wall with my bashed tank engine and "sorta" tender. No big hauler, aristo tank, Stainz have given lives for a better cause.

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