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JD, Amazing job! Its nice to see you used the plates I am glad they worked for you!

Lee, the plates are from Ted, I just printed them up so you guys could use them! When I get around to it I will install some also! Oh by the way I got my little people today, sure looks like a lot of work, but I will get to them after my fence work for the layout and the house painting for the CEO! LOL

Hi guys, I fell 3-4 pages behind so I'm probably going to miss commenting on a few posts but here goes.

Rich C, thanks for the how to convert a bank post.  I've got two or three I need to do and was thinking along those lines but hadn't quite figured out how to secure the "backing plate".

Ted, Joel; more great restos out of each shop.

Mike, the correct placement makes almost every vehicle work.

Some nice trips down memory lane from the SCCOG (Sports Car Club of O Gauge)

@trumptrain posted:

Corgi Landrover given to me for Christmas by one of my uncles who lived in England ... this was back in the early 1960s .... long ago.  I have incorporated into my present layout several  pieces dating all the way back to my first train layout from when I was 4 years old.  IMG_5856

Patrick, enjoying the numerous colors and detail in your scene...great looking "safari" Rover!  Better call a tow truck to get it off the tracks before the "local" comes along

WOW' we Joel'... that sure is a beauty'... Reminds me of the purple people eater".. A guy in town had the exact vehicle.  On the back it was airbrushed, Purple People Eater'..

I'll be out of commision for a while.  Too many projects on the list from the CO.  Wish me luck'... 😉

Ted, I believe the CO's are calling role because the home projects are mounting up and it's more difficult to find time for the trains, cars, and Forum...but will keep trying to do both

I'll be out of commision for a while.  Too many projects on the list from the CO.

My God, can I relate.

I really think my wife views the pandemic as a golden age as it's just one household project after another (and her whole family are the types that if something enters their mind, Planet Earth WILL come to a screeching halt to go along with it, that very moment). I wanted to spend a day working on my WW2 Jeep but it keeps getting moved back week after week.

The times I was working on my layout projects this spring, I've had to work around her chore schedule, a few hours at a time...

It's getting scary, she's getting more demanding and insistent every day. It's like having the crazier demanding aspects of Sheldon Cooper from "The Big Bang Tbeory" in a cute short middle aged woman.  I now often respond, "Yes, Sheldon," when she decides a project must occur starting that very moment.

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@mike g. posted:

Great scene Patrick! If it was me I would leave the Rover the way it is, it shows all the hard work it's been threw? Just my opinion.

Patrick, I agree with Mike...other than coming out of the showroom, it's hard to imagine a "Rover" with the spare tire on the hood with a shiny new paint job...the flat orange with a few scrapes from the "bush" looks authentic and well used. Just a thought Patrick...you're the master of realistic looking scenery, but it's difficult not to agree with a US Marine

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Patrick, I agree with Mike...other than coming out of the showroom, it's hard to imagine a "Rover" with the spare tire on the hood with a shiny new paint job...the flat orange with a few scrapes from the "bush" looks authentic and well used. Just a thought Patrick...you're the master of realistic looking scenery, but it's difficult not to agree with a US Marine

Yep and look at the tire on  the hood, you can still see the tread. I looks like it has never seen the ground! LOL

Lee, if you run short I have some house painting! LOL

At the Main Street crossing. A switcher hauling a “Roustabout” (what the Lackawanna called a way freight) brings a few cars through. I really like the look of those Walther’s gates, although they never worked automatically as described in the instructions. I burned out a pair, and Walther’s replaced them. They do work well with the supplied manual levers, so I have to be on that side of the layout to work them, unless I hire on a crossing guard! Most children that visit like operating them.1D9AFA90-245D-4847-AF26-5AC40792E042

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At the Main Street crossing. A switcher hauling a “Roustabout” (what the Lackawanna called a way freight) brings a few cars through. I really like the look of those Walther’s gates, although they never worked automatically as described in the instructions. I burned out a pair, and Walther’s replaced them. They do work well with the supplied manual levers, so I have to be on that side of the layout to work them, unless I hire on a crossing guard! Most children that visit like operating them.1D9AFA90-245D-4847-AF26-5AC40792E042

Wonderful scene Artie, I have been looking for crossing gates for my layout. I see you have your new pumper standing by at the station, looks good there!

Okay, here’s the finished Atlantis kit for the tank truck. Altogether, a nice kit, but the cab was a lot of work, and still didn’t fit together well, as you can see. All in all, I like the tanker, and thanks for the painting advice from Lee and everyone. I wound up finishing with Testor’s Dull-coat, which I’ve used for a long time, but warmed it in a container of warm water first to improve the spray.D3EF1153-994F-49EE-94C7-FF46ADF6F703B93D6687-DA9D-4ACE-8E2C-81ACFCC720C31DF04CA2-465A-47A3-BB10-157916633ED1

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Artie, great job on the the Sunoco tanker truck, Looks really nice!

Joel, Outstanding work on the new fire engine restore! I think you did a wonderful job adding the flashing lights and decals. But to be honest I think you have forgotten to take your meds as your son is correct Fire engines are to be RED!Unless your working at some of the Airports! LOL

@JDFonz posted:

Artie, you really did a good job on the Sunoco tanker. I don’t know how many times I had that kit in my hands at hobby lobby, but I never pulled the trigger. Mike, oh my poor man, you too are one of those red fire truck guys....I’m really sorry!😀

Joel, to be honest, I can take a fire truck in any color! It not the color, its the men and women that run them~!

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