Brackets for hanging permanent Train layout near ceiling level.

Mark and guys,

Try one of these.  Very light, very strong.  A lot easier than lugging my short step stool around.  Couldn't do the overhead layout without it.  Can't get the trains on the tracks easily without it.

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I was trying to clear out some old train boxes and found these two old green Lionel lamps.  They were on the huge layout in our first house.  Haven't been used in 30 years.  Didn't take much to solder them together.  I used suitcase connectors to access the bus line power.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all,

Jerry

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Jerry, That one certainly does the job; like you say, light but strong.  Here is what I have been using.  I 'inherited' it from my father-in-law.  It's pretty easy to stash away.

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The green lamps do enhance your station area.  Well done!

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Mark & Larry,

   I believe my ceiling is a might higher than yours, I had to use an 8' ladder to build the shelving, the short ladder and nice plastic type step stool would only work if I was 6'9" tall.  

Mark if you look at your smaller Aluminum ladder the main side channel is what hooked on the buckle of my shoe and caused the fall.  It will not happen again, I removed the buckles from those work shoes.

Work Continues.

PCRR/Dave

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Larry, George, Mark and everybody,

   We test ran the FasTrack Ceiling layout this evening, everything works great the big Scale Lionel TMCC JLC GG-1 ran perfectly smooth, pulling 8 or 10 Lighted PRR Passenger Cars, just using an old 250 ZW.  All the different Engines run smooth as silk on the 1st and 2nd Generation FasTrack we used.  I used no sound suppression and up as high as the layout is, there is less noise than on a normal height platform.    

Thanks everybody for all the advise on the construction of the ceiling layout, the OGR is still the best Forum on the Net, because of it's great members.

PCRR/Dave

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Next the Hallmark/Lionel Toy Maker Santa Express for the Formal Living Room layout, needs to be worked on.

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Big Mike G,

   Thanks much for then nice comment and I need to do a nice little village for the Formal Living Room layout for my wonderful wife.  Lana Kay gets to pick how she wants it to look.  

PCRR/Dave

Got to work this in somehow.

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Big Mike G,

   Thanks much for then nice comment and I need to do a nice little village for the Formal Living Room layout for my wonder wife.  Lana Kay gets to pick how she want it to look.  

PCRR/Dave

Got to work this in somehow.

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Hum Dave I think that is going to be easy for you from what I have seen fallowing you for a couple years now!

Mike

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Dave,

Congrats.  Nothing like seeing those trains going around the room, running smooth and looking good.

Love to see that bar area when you get a chance to organize after the holidays.  That cool baseball stuff you have will make the room look even better. 

Jerry

Jerry, 

   It is definitely in the planning stages, 1st the DCS and Legacy Power Station and the floor type layouts need to be worked on.   Finding the time to build all this is robbing my sleep.  

Plan to add the 60's Pirate pictures and the 70's Steelers Super Bowl pictures also.  I have Andy Russell's original picture from the 1st Super Bowel, along with Joe Green's, Jack Ham's and others.  Can't find my signed original picture of the Rock, maybe I can get him to sign another one.

Need to find my originals of Bing Crosby and Phil Harris Quail Hunting pictures to put up also.  Along with Jimmy Dean hunting on his ranch, and Andy Devine bird hunting in AZ with his wife.  The original B&W Roy Rogers pictures will definitely be there also.

The original Frank and Bing Christmas show will get put on the DVD machine in the sitting area during the Christmas season.  

If you will make me some copies of your NY 60's team members I would sure love to put them up also!

 

Big Mike G,

   Working the Lionel light into the Formal Living Room layout might not be as easy as you think, the lady has some definite idea's as to the kind of look she wants in the Formal Living Room!  We will see what happens.

I need to get busy on the village and put the Lionel/Hallmark Toymaker Santa Express under the Christmas Tree, which we need to decorate also.  Maybe today I can get started on the living room project.

PCRR/Dave

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  Dave,

Well, here are a bunch.  All of these are on the train table or around the rec room.  I put in captions to indicate who/what they are. 

        

 

       

             

Here is an idea for you.  I saw this Mantle bobble-head, but it is much smaller than the ones I had from the Stadium.  I made a base, downloaded a dozen images of his baseball cards, sized them the same, printed them out on photo paper, cut and glued them on all sides of the base.  You could get a Maz or Groat one and do the same.

    

When someone says something stupid during happy hour, like the Red Sox aren't lame, we play "Ask the boys."  You say, "Do the sawks suck?," tap the heads all in a row and you have the answer.

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Not sure if you can use any of these images.  You'd have to cut, paste, size, and crop them.  If you really like any of them, I could try scanning them for you.  Not sure if that would produce a better image.  Either way, I always use the best quality photo paper. 

Looking good, keep us posted on your progress.

Jerry

 

        

       

 

 

 

                 

 

               

 

                        

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Jerry,

   Now the one I like best is the signed picture of Whitey Ford, but it's the wrong era uniform.

Great pictures all of them.

Only one Picture beats them, they put it on the cover of the Book!  (Twin Killing)  Note who Maz is doubling up in the picture.

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Yankees World series Baseball is like Steelers Super Bowl Football, very hard to beat it.

PCRR/Dave

New Ceiling layout testing with the Lionel TMCC Scale GG-1.

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Dave,

Nice.  Big engine.  Looks good up there.  TMCC works well all around the room?

The Maz pic?  The great Roger Maris.  Terrific all-around player that could do everything.   Like so many, injuries kept him down, but he had a pretty good year in 1961, winning his 2nd AL MVP in a row.

Whitey's uniform?  There are no eras.  The Yankee home uniform (white pinstripe with interlocking NY) and the Yankee road uniform (plain grey with New York and Yankee blue piping on the sleeve) hasn't changed look or style since the days of Babe Ruth.   Another reason why they're the Yankees.

No longer a football fan, but, can't believe that stinking Steeler football game.  The wife and I were screaming for that last TD.  Can't stand those cheating pats.

Jerry

Jerry,

   Yep the Maz picture, Roger was out at 2nd and Micky was out at 1st.  I really like Roger's brand of baseball, he was the real deal.  Pie would have been proud of him.  

If the Steelers had a Head Coach like Chuck Noel was, (Tony D was the right man for that job), the game would have ended in a much different manner.  We definitely have a discipline and head coaching problem, here in the Burg.  Add in the poor officiating and you see what happens.  No way the Pats should have won that game, not the 1st time it has happened to the Steelers.  

PCRR/Dave

 

 

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I teased Jerry yesterday, but there is no doubt all those photographs of Yankee greats are wonderful!!  Speaking of Whitey Ford, my dad saw him play for the Butler Pennsylvania Yankees when he first started pro ball!  I saw Roger Maris at Forbes Field playing for the Cardinals.  That was late in his career of course.

Dave, the GG-1 looks great again!!  Yes, you have inspired me to do an upgrade on my Ceiling Central RR curves!

Mark & Jerry,

   I got to admit building the formal living room layout was way easier!  Isn't what he use to be?  You sound like my younger brother.

PCRR/Dave

My better half's idea of what a formal living room layout should look like.

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