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Date: 04/18/17 17:57
Yavapai Midland
Author: Brakeman

sw 1500 has ivory trucks but I am going to paint them silver. Any thoughts? Ivory or silver?





Date: 04/18/17 18:41
Re: Yavapai Midland
Author: Milwaukee

Silver trucks. Nice job with the paint.



Date: 04/18/17 18:41
Re: Yavapai Midland
Author: SPED

Silver



Date: 04/18/17 18:49
Re: Yavapai Midland
Author: fbe

Silver paint commonly has a metalic base with something like aluminum. This might be more durable in the oily and dusty environment trucks function in. Go silver.



Date: 04/18/17 21:01
Re: Yavapai Midland
Author: MojaveBill

I will probably get in trouble for this, but why do folks post pix of really great models in front of a bunch of "stuff!" Get a piece of poster board or a sheet or whatever will not distract our eyes from your wonderful craftsmanship!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 04/18/17 22:59
Re: Yavapai Midland
Author: Fizzboy7

MojaveBill Wrote:
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> I will probably get in trouble for this, but why
> do folks post pix of really great models in front
> of a bunch of "stuff!" Get a piece of poster board
> or a sheet or whatever will not distract our eyes
> from your wonderful craftsmanship!


That's a fair question, but I think it's a work in progress, not a layout scene or finished product. Hence the background not mattering. If he were running trains or displaying the finished product, then I'd agree.
So my vote would also go for silver. Always adds a touch of class to an industrial look. Nice scheme btw!



Date: 04/18/17 23:30
Re: Yavapai Midland
Author: BigDave

Is the front truck on 21 shorter than the rear one, or is that just a trick of the eye?



Date: 04/19/17 05:00
Re: Yavapai Midland
Author: WrongWayMurphy

BigDave Wrote:
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> Is the front truck on 21 shorter than the rear
> one, or is that just a trick of the eye?

I noticed that too, then looking at the switcher it almost looks like the rear truck is shorter than the front.
Must be something with the camera shot.

Oh, and silver is better.



Date: 04/19/17 07:47
Re: Yavapai Midland
Author: pal77

BigDave Wrote:
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> Is the front truck on 21 shorter than the rear
> one, or is that just a trick of the eye?

Yes and no the front truck is Blomberg M truck typically found on dash 2's the rear truck has full brake clasps so the appearance is longer but the wheelbase is identical



Date: 04/19/17 07:58
Re: Yavapai Midland
Author: fbe

No, they are the same truck, neither has clasp brakes though the rear truck has mounts for the sander pipes.

Note the rear of the long hood under the fans is taller than the long hood behind the cab. Chalk this up to wide angle lens distortion from the camera.



Date: 04/19/17 08:01
Re: Yavapai Midland
Author: Dilworth

looks great i think a silver roof would set those colors off



Date: 04/19/17 15:00
Re: Yavapai Midland
Author: Brakeman

I live in a "temporary" apt. No layout/diorama yet; just working on my loco's for now.



Date: 04/19/17 16:56
Re: Yavapai Midland
Author: Brakeman

Thanks for the info...I did not know that.



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