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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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@Artie-DL&W posted:

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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