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 Post subject: Re: C&NW 284 saved; will be restored to operation!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:11 pm 

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Les,

I have to say, you and Mark have made the world a better place. Please send my regards.

Take Care & WORK SAFE,
Sammy

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 Post subject: Re: C&NW 284 saved; will be restored to operation!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:40 pm 

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Thanks for the kind words Sammy.

Here is a photo taken earlier today at HVRM of Mark working on the "The Overland Route" slogan on the OTHER side of the car. Very labor intensive as I have said.


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Mark's photo from 12/13. Been a long haul but lettering nearing completion!

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The "Overland Route" slogan has been finished. Today Mark put some "special tape" on a number of pin holes in the roof of CNW 284 (see photo). I looked at the metallic looking tape and read "Scotch Brand" on the inside of the roll, but no other description. Mark was impressed with its installation and eventually will put some "mineral (box car) red" on it. Perhaps someone can advise if they recognize the tape.

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If it's on a roll, look at the inside of the cardboard spool. There may be ID info there.

It kinda looks like metal duct sealing tape which is basically a soft, heavy aluminum foil with acrylic adhesive on one side. If that's what it is, you may have adhesion problems with painting it. Paint typically doesn't like to stick to aluminum without special treatment. Also, I'd have no idea how long the adhesive would last outdoors. It may turn out to be a good "temporary" patch, though. Keep us posted.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:52 pm 

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jayrod wrote:
If it's on a roll, look at the inside of the cardboard spool. There may be ID info there.

It kinda looks like metal duct sealing tape which is basically a soft, heavy aluminum foil with acrylic adhesive on one side. If that's what it is, you may have adhesion problems with painting it. Paint typically doesn't like to stick to aluminum without special treatment. Also, I'd have no idea how long the adhesive would last outdoors. It may turn out to be a good "temporary" patch, though. Keep us posted.


Eric -

I looked on the inside of the roll and all I saw was "Scotch Brand Tape" printed a number of times. No indication of what it might have been called. The outside (cellophane?) wrapper which would probably have advised, is no longer there of course.

I believe Mark plans to prime it and then paint it. How that sticks to the "shiny" surface we shall have to see. Will of course, advise what he finds out.

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