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Date: 06/13/19 08:45
Southern Pacific S8 1125 a 7 month journey
Author: superchief73

I mustered up enough courage to actually make a hobby workshop in my journey to become a Steam Brass tinkerer. That was 5 years ago and since then i have spent time and money buying and collecting. Last year i came to the realization that i lost my path of using what i purchase.  Collecting for some unrealistic idea that i would someday have a rendering of Southern Pacific Operations in  the Los Angeles area. SP1125 is a tiny 0-6-0 S8 that was based in the Wilmigton area in the early 1930's-1950's. My idea is now to have a frelanced layout based on prototype equipment with scenes of my favorite railroads ATSF and SP. 
SP 1125 is a early Sunset model that will be equipped with Tsunami 2, NANO LED's and a Iphone Speaker i removed off of a old phone. The forward and aft Lights were drilled and modified to accept magnet wire through the mounting holes. I used a smaller NWSL motor and N scale Fly Wheel. Decals are from San Juan  and Thin Film. I plan on sealing the Scalecoat paint using Deft Lacquer Satin for two reasons; it will accept artist oils and washes and also creates a better barrier for handling and running. Id like to hear feedback on your experience and approach with weathering steam. Between business travel and raising kids i do not have much time for the hobby bench these days. In fact, i need to finish a couple of engines for a local friend MCDEO.. 

Javier Cervantes
Castle Rock , CO



Edited 10 time(s). Last edit at 06/14/19 07:34 by superchief73.








Date: 06/13/19 19:38
Re: Southern Pacific S8 1125 a 7 month journey
Author: atsf121

I haven't done any steam weathering, but your model is outstanding Javier!  Based on your modeling and painting work, I think you'll do just fine with weathering.

Nathan



Date: 06/13/19 19:58
Re: Southern Pacific S8 1125 a 7 month journey
Author: MojaveBill

Beautiful!!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 06/14/19 11:12
Re: Southern Pacific S8 1125 a 7 month journey
Author: wingomann

It's interesting that you are using Deft for the seal coat.  This is the first time I have ever hear someone doing that.  How much do your thin it before use?  Are you using laquer tihinner?  Any other tricks to use it?
​I happen to have cans of it in my garage for working on furnature.



Date: 06/16/19 15:04
Re: Southern Pacific S8 1125 a 7 month journey
Author: superchief73

wingomann Wrote:
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> It's interesting that you are using Deft for the
> seal coat.  This is the first time I have ever
> hear someone doing that.  How much do your thin
> it before use?  Are you using laquer tihinner? 
> Any other tricks to use it?
> ​I happen to have cans of it in my garage for
> working on furnature.
Yes Deft Clear as a satin cote over testors glossafter decaling. Use Deft Lacquer with laquer thinner. I do 60% Deft 40% laquer thinner. test on scrap material first. Then i bake 180 for 1 hour. (Brass Models) 

Javier Cervantes
Castle Rock , CO



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