Saturday, January 18, 2014

Homework

Today seemed like a good time to stay home and catch up on a few things around the house.  Luckily there's always some IRM work I can do at home. First aid boxes for the 36 and 319 recently built by Rich Witt still needed lettering.  After the new ones were completed, we had also found one in the Trolleyville collection, but its paint is badly worn, and it will be kept as an artifact.  Moreover, while the replacements were based on the box from the 318 now installed in the 309, this box from Trolleyville has slightly different dimensions and hardware.  Maybe no two were completely alike.

Be that as it may, lettering is not hard to do with a little practice.  One-Shot enamel is our brand of choice, and I'm using a 2/0 artist's brush, which has nothing in common with 2/0 trolley wire that I can see.  Et voil√°!



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