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#3536 Feb 5, 2010

I am installing a Masonite fascia board around my layout. I amthinking of painting it a neutral earth tone. What colors have others paintedtheir fascia boards?I will also be installing curtains under the layout and againthinking about a neutral earth tone. Any ideas or suggestions? Jeff SmithRailMaster HobbiesLakewood, CA



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#3538 Feb 5, 2010

The color you showed us looked very good to me.

On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 10:38 AM, Jeff Smith jeff@...> wrote:

.I am installing a Masonite fascia board around my layout.. I amthinking of painting it a neutral earth tone.. What colors have others paintedtheir fascia boards?I will also be installing curtains under the layout and againthinking about a neutral earth tone..Any ideas or suggestions?.Jeff SmithRailMaster HobbiesLakewood, CA



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#3539 Feb 5, 2010

Mine will be black. Cheers, Jim CCRR

--- In Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Smith" jeff@...> wrote:

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> I am installing a Masonite fascia board around my layout. I am thinking of

> painting it a neutral earth tone. What colors have others painted their

> fascia boards?

>

> I will also be installing curtains under the layout and again thinking about

> a neutral earth tone.

>

>

>

> Any ideas or suggestions?

>

>

>

> Jeff Smith

>

> RailMaster Hobbies

>

> Lakewood, CA

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> www.railmasterhobbies.com

>



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#3540 Feb 5, 2010

Black makes it effectively "disappear" so 100% of the observer's attention is focused on the scene above.. But.black sucks up a lot of light, so you need more top lighting which is good to highlight the scenes anyway.. I have also seen green, sky blue (yes!), and tan or earth (or plain wood).. I would go with black or earth.. If you want some attention on the fascia, as for toggles, diagrams, etc. then maybe earth is better.. Just MHO.On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 10:38 AM, Jeff Smith jeff@...> wrote:.I am installing a Masonite fascia board around my layout.. I am thinking of painting it a neutral earth tone.. What colors have others painted their fascia boards?I will also be installing curtains under the layout and again thinking about a neutral earth tone..Any ideas or suggestions?.Jeff SmithRailMaster HobbiesLakewood, CA







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#3541 Feb 5, 2010

Our club uses "Hunter Green"

DougWagnerGolden Empire Historical & Modeling SocietyBakersfield,CaliforniaIn a message dated 2/5/2010 1:20:05 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,jeff@... writes:

Iam installing a Masonite fascia board around my layout. I am thinking ofpainting it a neutral earth tone. What colors have others painted theirfascia boards?Iwill also be installing curtains under the layout and again thinking about aneutral earth tone.

Anyideas or suggestions?

JeffSmithRailMasterHobbiesLakewood,CA



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#3542 Feb 5, 2010

My overall base ground cover color was a light tan and my flat surface castings wrapped over the top edge of the fascia. I painted the Masonite with the base color.

Bill UffelmanLas Vegas NV

From: Jeff Smith jeff@...>To: Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.comSent: Fri, February 5, 2010 10:38:37 AMSubject: [Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] Fascia Board Color

I am installing a Masonite fascia board around my layout. I am thinking of painting it a neutral earth tone. What colors have others painted their fascia boards?I will also be installing curtains under the layout and again thinking about a neutral earth tone.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Jeff SmithRailMaster HobbiesLakewood, CA



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#3543 Feb 6, 2010

After watching Mark Lestico's videos of his n scale layout I switched to black for my fascia.

Here are the links quoted from Mark's earlier post to this group:"The Cascade Sub was also featured in a recent BLMA Models photo shoot of Craig's new PS-4000 hoppers. All the links are listed below. Enjoy!

The "Helicopter Ride over the Cascade Sub" comes in two parts due to it's length and is located at:

---Links-Are-Forbidden--- com/user/ marklestico# p/a/u/1/4RJ_ PJkDuZg

and

---Links-Are-Forbidden--- com/user/ marklestico# p/a/u/0/lCoLTauI g10

There is also a "Cascade Sub Overview" that shows you what it's like inside the train room at:

---Links-Are-Forbidden--- com/user/ marklestico# p/a/u/2/Bu2XCIeV hCE"

Michael Gardner

On Feb 5, 2010, at 1:38 PM, Jeff Smith wrote:

I am installing a Masonite fascia board around my layout. I am thinking of painting it a neutral earth tone. What colors have others painted their fascia boards?I will also be installing curtains under the layout and again thinking about a neutral earth tone. Any ideas or suggestions?







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#3545 Feb 6, 2010

I have black curtains underneath and a near blackfor the fascia on the lower level.

I have an extra question for multilevellayouts. What color do you paint the fascia for the second or upperlevels? Do you use the same color? For those of you who only haveone level but have visited multilevel layouts, I would welcome yourobservations.

Thanks.

Bruce MordenCarpinteria, CA

----- Original Message --------------------2a.Fascia Board Color Posted by: "Jeff Smith" jeff@...upjeff Date: Fri Feb 5, 2010 1:19 pm ((PST))

I aminstalling a Masonite fascia board around my layout. I am thinkingofpainting it a neutral earth tone. What colors have others paintedtheirfascia boards?

I will also be installing curtains under thelayout and again thinking abouta neutral earthtone.



Any ideas or suggestions?



JeffSmith

RailMaster Hobbies

Lakewood, CA

www.railmasterhobbies.com



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#3547 Feb 6, 2010

Upper levels. I do not know that I have seen this, but what I would do...

I would paint a band across the bottom of the top fascia that matches

the back drop of the bottom section. I would try to continue the

backdrop painting across the bottom of the top and onto the edge of the

top fascia.

I would then use a base color from the scenery for the balance of the

fascia.

Another thought I have need tried yet. If you fascia flows up to cover

the back of a mountain or hill, paint it like a back drop of the hill.

The concept is that fascia should blend in with the scenery.

Take a picture and let the fascia come into the corner of the image,

what color would make it disappear?

Bob Schrempp

Bruce Morden wrote: >

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> I have black curtains underneath and a near black for the fascia on the

> lower level.

>

> I have an extra question for multilevel layouts. What color do you

> paint the fascia for the second or upper levels? Do you use the same

> color? For those of you who only have one level but have visited

> multilevel layouts, I would welcome your observations.

>

> Thanks.

>

> Bruce Morden

> Carpinteria, CA

>

>

> ----- Original Message -----

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> 2a. Fascia Board Color

> Posted by: "Jeff Smith" jeff@...

> mailto:jeff@...> upjeff

> Date: Fri Feb 5, 2010 1:19 pm ((PST))

>

> I am installing a Masonite fascia board around my layout. I am

> thinking of

> painting it a neutral earth tone. What colors have others painted their

> fascia boards?

>

> I will also be installing curtains under the layout and again

> thinking about

> a neutral earth tone.

>

>

>

> Any ideas or suggestions?

>

>

>

> Jeff Smith

>

> RailMaster Hobbies

>

> Lakewood, CA

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> www.railmasterhobbies.com ---Links-Are-Forbidden---

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Bob Schrempp

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#3548 Feb 6, 2010

I have to disagree, black only works if the background you are looking

into is black too. The question is what is the color below the fascia?

Do you have control over it? If not a base color selected out of you

scenery pallet can work better.

A picture...

---Links-Are-Forbidden--- Schrempp



Bob Owens wrote: >

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> Black makes it effectively "disappear" so 100% of the observer's

> attention is focused on the scene above. But black sucks up a lot of

> light, so you need more top lighting which is good to highlight the

> scenes anyway. I have also seen green, sky blue (yes!), and tan or

> earth (or plain wood). I would go with black or earth. If you want

> some attention on the fascia, as for toggles, diagrams, etc. then maybe

> earth is better. Just MHO.

>

> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 10:38 AM, Jeff Smith jeff@...

> mailto:jeff@...>> wrote:

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>

> I am installing a Masonite fascia board around my layout. I am

> thinking of painting it a neutral earth tone. What colors have

> others painted their fascia boards?

>

> I will also be installing curtains under the layout and again

> thinking about a neutral earth tone.

>

>

>

> Any ideas or suggestions?

>

>

>

> Jeff Smith

>

> RailMaster Hobbies

>

> Lakewood, CA

>

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>

> --

> Best regards,

>

> Bob Owens

> Allstar Realty, Inc.

> Cell phone: 310-892-0280

> E-fax: 424-298-4321

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Bob Schrempp

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#3549 Feb 6, 2010

In Free-mo we use a beige.

There are a couple questions that need to be asked. What is the base

color of your layout? You want to pick a neutral base color from the

pallet of colors used in your scenery.

What is the color under the layout? If it is black, a band of black

across the bottom can look good.

Check out these picture samples I have been collecting.

---Links-Are-Forbidden--- Schrempp

Free-mo SLO

carldw@... wrote: >

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> Our club uses "Hunter Green"

>

> Doug Wagner

> Golden Empire Historical & Modeling Society

> Bakersfield, California

>

> In a message dated 2/5/2010 1:20:05 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,

> jeff@... writes:

>

>

>

> I am installing a Masonite fascia board around my layout. I am

> thinking of painting it a neutral earth tone. What colors have

> others painted their fascia boards?

>

> I will also be installing curtains under the layout and again

> thinking about a neutral earth tone.

>

> Any ideas or suggestions?

>

> Jeff Smith

>

> RailMaster Hobbies

>

> Lakewood, CA

>

>

--

Bob Schrempp

mailto:bschrempp@...



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#3551 Feb 7, 2010

Bob,

Thanks, I spoke to Gary Green today in San Bernardino and he gave me the paint color for the Free-mo modules. I liked the way it looked and this is the type of color that I am looking for. I am also looking at having curtains a earth color also. I do not want black as I do not want the room to look any smaller than it is.

Jeff Smith

RailMaster Hobbies

Lakewood, CA



-----Original Message-----

From: Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Bob Schrempp

Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2010 8:46 AM

To: Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] Fascia Board Color

In Free-mo we use a beige.

Bob Schrempp

Free-mo SLO







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#3552 Feb 7, 2010

---Links-Are-Forbidden--- see the Scenery Section here

---Links-Are-Forbidden--- the Miscellaneous section for what we are using for skirts.

the Vinyl skirts work well, but the vinyl will hold creases more than

cloth. Cloth flows better, but the vinyl is fire marshal approved.

Bob

Jeff Smith wrote: >

>

> Bob,

>

> Thanks, I spoke to Gary Green today in San Bernardino and he gave me the

> paint color for the Free-mo modules. I liked the way it looked and this

> is the type of color that I am looking for. I am also looking at having

> curtains a earth color also. I do not want black as I do not want the

> room to look any smaller than it is.

>

> Jeff Smith

> RailMaster Hobbies

> Lakewood, CA

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com>

> [mailto:Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com>] On

> Behalf Of Bob Schrempp

> Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2010 8:46 AM

> To: Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com

> mailto:Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com>

> Subject: Re: [Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] Fascia Board Color

>

> In Free-mo we use a beige.

>

> Bob Schrempp

> Free-mo SLO

>

>

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Bob Schrempp

mailto:bschrempp@...



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#3554 Feb 7, 2010

In addition to using Photo Shop to simulate fascia colors I also used small bottles of craft paints to paint small sections with sample mixesfrom the same color palette as the main scenery. The base color was Delta's "Trail Tan". This allowed me to see how the color looked on the layout with actual room lighting. I then took a sample of the selected mix to Home Depot and had them mix up a quart in a flat finish. I ended up going with a somewhat darker shade of the main scenery palette, see attached photo.

Ron Sipkovich

--- On Fri, 2/5/10, Jeff Smith jeff@...> wrote:

From: Jeff Smith jeff@...>Subject: [Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] Fascia Board ColorTo: Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.comDate: Friday, February 5, 2010, 10:38 AM

I am installing a Masonite fascia board around my layout. I am thinking of painting it a neutral earth tone. What colors have others painted their fascia boards?







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#3558 Feb 8, 2010

Thank you, the photo is not of a module but the Devore sectionof my N scale Cajon Pass layout. The back ground was hand painted on a styrene backdrop. I also forgot to mention previously that my curtain color will be a darker shade of the fascia's.

Ron Sipkovich --- On Sun, 2/7/10, dpharris@... dpharris@...> wrote:

From: dpharris@... dpharris@...>Subject: Re: [Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] Fascia Board ColorTo: Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.comDate: Sunday, February 7, 2010, 5:37 PM

Nice module! Great colours -- is that a real background or a photo backdrop? Gives a real sense of place, well-done.

David

Quoting Ron Sipkovich sipkron@yahoo. com>:

> > In addition to using Photo Shop to simulate fascia colors I also used small> bottles of craft paints to paint small sections with sample mixes.from the> same color palette as the main scenery.. The base color was Delta's "Trail> Tan".. This allowed me to see how the color looked on the layout with actual> room lighting.. I then took a sample of the selected mix to Home Depot and> had them mix up a quart in a flat finish.. I ended up going with a somewhat> darker shade of the main scenery palette, see attached photo.>.> Ron Sipkovich> > --- On Fri, 2/5/10, Jeff Smith jeff@railmasterhobb ies.com> wrote:> > > From: Jeff Smith jeff@railmasterhobb ies.com>> Subject: [Model_Railroads_ Of_Southern_ California] Fascia Board Color> To: Model_Railroads_ Of_Southern_ California@ yahoogroups. com> Date: Friday, February 5, 2010, 10:38 AM> > >. > > > > > > I am installing a Masonite fascia board around my layout.. I am thinking of> painting it a neutral earth tone.. What colors have others painted their> fascia boards?> I will also be installing curtains under the layout and again thinking about> a neutral earth tone.> .> Any ideas or suggestions?> .> Jeff Smith> RailMaster Hobbies > Lakewood, CA > > > > > > > >







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#3565 Feb 10, 2010

As far as colors go, I used black on my layout. I have built shadow boxes to house my layout, so my layout looks like it is in a picture frame. All the pieces were painted black: the fascia, the valance overhead and the side pieces that join these together. I put three pictures in my photo album, "JD's On3". These pictures are over a year old, alot more has been done to the layout. But I think it gives you and idea of how black can draw the viewer into the layout. Jeff.



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#3566 Feb 10, 2010

When I re did my kitchen Iused pergo type flooring for the fascia ,the previous owner put this on thewalls below the window line so I had a bunch of these 30 inch panels the greatthing is that they are real oak wood all they need now is a little finishwork

am going to try to put some pics up in the pic filesection.



"I know exactly what I think I am talkingabout"

Mel the trainguy



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#3595 Feb 22, 2010

--- In Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Smith" jeff@...> wrote: >

> I am installing a Masonite fascia board around my layout. I am thinking of

> painting it a neutral earth tone. What colors have others painted their

> fascia boards?

>

> I will also be installing curtains under the layout and again thinking about

> a neutral earth tone.

>

>

>

> Any ideas or suggestions?

>

> Jeff,There are a million opinions on this subject, so here is mine. I am building my third layout, first two published, and the color is only one part of the formula. I have painted my ceiling, fascia, valance, and the covering below the fascia black. The ceiling and below the fascia are flat. The fascia and the valance are semi gloss. The floor is a rubber/PVC interlocking tile in a charcoal grey color. The only thing you see in the room is the layout. It POPS out like a color TV. Think of sitting in a small theatre/playhouse. Everything in the theatre is black and when the lights go down and the play starts you only see the actors and the set. You are welcome to visit or contact me offline if you would like more info. Good luck.

David Balser

Encinitas, California

ON30MAN@... >

> Jeff Smith

>

> RailMaster Hobbies

>

> Lakewood, CA

>

> www.railmasterhobbies.com

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