Menards Oakpoint Nuclear Plant Facility-Modifications

Decided to add some faux smoke, a Delorean ”back to the future” car docking to top off its flux capacitor and a simulated nuclear meltdown recording chip and some lights.....Also, I added an  Amazon Alexa into the layout, while I was at it, to turn the layout on and off!   Alexa make a great kill switch.....LMK what you think?

-Pete

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Atomic plants just beg for whimsical mods - nice take on yours!

The real generating stations are rather boring looking. The older plants are little more sci-fi looking.

There is enough realism in this model keeping a small footprint. The fuel storage pools (lighted part on top of model) are actually next to the reactor.

I don't know about giving your layout to SKY -NET (alexa-google). You'll lose control of it on judgment day.

Carl

Arctic Railroad

ptbarnm69 posted:

Pete,

  Very nice job on this project. It looks GOOD.

On another note who makes the Sky Ride I saw passing in the background? Nice touch.

     Marshall

Thanks for the compliment.   The ski lift I purchased while on a ski trip in Switzerland.  The company that sells it is Jaegerndorfer....http://www.jaegerndorfer-usa.com/images/JC_2017-2018_Season.pdf

-Pete

"My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my trains at the price that I told her I paid For them!"

 

 

Hey Pete, my Alexa responded to your commands.  My living room lights went on but she didn't recognize your "turn on trains" command.  I love Alexa because she doesn't argue with me and that's a good thing..

Wild Mary (AKA Nick) Retired & "Riding The Wild Mary"

 

 

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How funny😊. That is one of the drawbacks with Alexa.....you have to keep her away from the TV!  However I do like the convenience in my trainroom to turn on or off my complete layout and all accessories with my voice.....especially when I am not near my transformers or if I have to hurry upstairs.

-Pete

"My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my trains at the price that I told her I paid For them!"

 

 

BFI66 posted:

Decided to add some faux smoke, a Delorean ”back to the future” car docking to top off its flux capacitor and a simulated nuclear meltdown recording chip and some lights.....Also, I added an  Amazon Alexa into the layout, while I was at it, to turn the layout on and off!   Alexa make a great kill switch.....LMK what you think?

-Pete

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UnclePeteRR posted:

Pete Is that the HO or G version of the Jagerdorfer cable lift you used?

UnclePeteRR

That is the G version.  I felt the HO version was a bit undersized.  In my opinion the G version fits in well with my layout.  As a side note, the manufacturer claims that their lifts can be utilized outdoors.

-Pete

"My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my trains at the price that I told her I paid For them!"

 

 

John, you are certainly correct!  Never knew how much steam they put out till I googled the information about them.   The  below pic makes my steam modification with cotton look almost prototypical....😉

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