Skip to main content

Not much happening since the last update........final sign off occurs after the windows are finished and painted, the walls are touched up and a terminal cleaning is done.

No worries though, the additional Mianne Benchwork is on order and the likely arrival is sometime after Labor Day.

I finally settled on a plan and this is it.....the Mianne Benchwork allows for some overhand and I expect it to be about an inch and a half all the way around.

The lift section will be in the middle in the area marked b, c, d, with the open area above it.

Ignore the sidings on the bottom outside the main layout proper for now....they are alternatives to what is already on the plan.....

There is a minimum of 3-4 feet all the way around the layout.

69C97100-CF09-4FDB-BFBC-E4F22C3CDBCA

The wall on the right (the east wall) is wired for a flat screen TV which my kids gave me for Father's day....

E56D57D2-5B24-4545-9E21-0E574929C86246CEC745-4C5B-4C2E-BFB4-CB271D6CE85BEECF7A83-CC17-4046-A741-FD331E45DFFF

A big plus.....when the house was built, the whole house vacuum was extended to the attic.....I just had it  serviced and there are two accessible ports in the layout room.....

86F3159C-8BA5-40FE-8C92-A7765CFC8E59

This is the storage room where are the train boxes will be stored.....

8C3B056F-9517-426A-B2A8-6D8B15F3D738

Once the touch up paint is finished and the place cleaned, the next step is to empty the storage units into the storage room.......then we'll be ready for the Benchwork!

The track order will probably be for York pick up.

One of these days I'll ask Tom (Gilly@N&W) to help me estimate how many Glen Snyder shelves I will need (also, for York pick up)

I suspect the next big update will be after the trains are moved in.

Have a great summer everyone......

Peter

Attachments

Images (6)
  • 69C97100-CF09-4FDB-BFBC-E4F22C3CDBCA
  • E56D57D2-5B24-4545-9E21-0E574929C862
  • 46CEC745-4C5B-4C2E-BFB4-CB271D6CE85B
  • EECF7A83-CC17-4046-A741-FD331E45DFFF
  • 86F3159C-8BA5-40FE-8C92-A7765CFC8E59
  • 8C3B056F-9517-426A-B2A8-6D8B15F3D738
Last edited by Putnam Division

Peter, John has an excellent point!  I too would be happy with the storage room for my layout!  You and your wife have worked really hard all these years bettering countless patients’ quality of life and even length of life.  You really deserve a fantastic space for a layout!  It sounds like you will need a big vehicle to haul the track and shelving back home from York!  😄

That is certainly a magnificent space for the layout, I think I'd be happy to build my layout in your storage room!

One comment, maybe consider more yard space?  I know I wish I had planned for more.

I hear you, John.....I will. In addition, I will also have floor to ceiling Glen Snyder shelving (somewhere between 90-100 6ft sections) as ready tracks.

My goal is to have everything out and available to run.

Peter

Last edited by Putnam Division

I hear you, John.....I will. In addition, I will also have floor to ceiling Glen Snyder shelving (somewhere between 90-100 6ft sections as ready tracks.

My goal is to have everything out and available to run.

Peter

Ditto for me.  I have around 140 feet of Glenn Snyder shelves now, and I'm prepping an 18 foot wall that will be floor to ceiling shelves, looking like 45 six foot sections.  I will probably also put some more over my under construction freight yard as well, that would be another 14 six foot sections.

I'm really looking forward to having stuff out where I can see and enjoy it, and also run it.

As expected, a very quiet summer as far as the new layout is concerned.  I await the materials.....and, the River City 3 Railer's current revision/refreshment projects on the 21x42 modular layout are keeping me very busy.....

Monday, Sept 20th, the storage units get emptied.

Sometime after Labor Day, my Mianne order will be ready and then shipped......it can come whenever, since I'm in  no rush......this is a once in a lifetime project for me......

Track plan set....ordering track and Glen Snyder shelving, soon....

I have moved my "train library and videos" to the attic shelving......and, my current stock of Mianne benchwork has been carried to the attic.....

35D466C4-BCF8-432D-AF62-603B83A30D6E

....i suspect that many of these books and videos are familiar to the group......

A967D5D6-0874-44B6-98C8-AC068361B93B850A9115-70CD-4E1E-8690-F738D40D237F

Have a safe and great rest of the summer, folks......

York or Bust, October 20201.......

Peter

Attachments

Images (3)
  • 35D466C4-BCF8-432D-AF62-603B83A30D6E
  • A967D5D6-0874-44B6-98C8-AC068361B93B
  • 850A9115-70CD-4E1E-8690-F738D40D237F

The trains came home today......I had the storage units emptied.....3 poor fellows had to do it.....but I tipped them well and they were very happy....

Loading at the storage facility:

4F12A085-E731-4E60-8291-6A8CED65A842F3B2D40C-CE5B-41EB-9CD5-A75B5C0A6F70

The two 10x10 units are now empty......

CE9EFDCC-09DF-4382-8920-3A5DC3DCB9EBF966065A-9BB9-4CB7-AEF9-4BB5570FF8E9

Going home with views from the attic:

9DBD814B-94E8-4ECD-A22B-1C1FAF4B4B81

The stuff on the far end belongs to my kids.....

524F1237-B7A3-4855-9876-9BCC0292C6B0

A few views "from the attic window" are provided to track progress......

00A002FE-B364-4609-8B0D-CD8E9C7A665B49064643-431C-442E-AF30-65FDACB11A0CDE4C3A62-197C-4AAB-8197-6FFAC0F02ED2AF50B7D2-B547-49D6-83FD-368F0C4872468BDA3BBF-EA9C-43FB-A687-8E454CA2B741346CE767-B78B-440F-973D-A57A21C2FD0D85CB8924-71B3-449A-B2A6-4B2011126BEDB4CC81E9-7C61-451B-85F8-389C781E09E8092A1F9D-A6D6-4DED-8491-C8EFED6DE833

A major step in the new layout has occurred........and, at the very least, my trains are now available for our upcoming holiday displays!

Peter

Attachments

Images (15)
  • 4F12A085-E731-4E60-8291-6A8CED65A842
  • F3B2D40C-CE5B-41EB-9CD5-A75B5C0A6F70
  • CE9EFDCC-09DF-4382-8920-3A5DC3DCB9EB
  • F966065A-9BB9-4CB7-AEF9-4BB5570FF8E9
  • 9DBD814B-94E8-4ECD-A22B-1C1FAF4B4B81
  • 524F1237-B7A3-4855-9876-9BCC0292C6B0
  • 00A002FE-B364-4609-8B0D-CD8E9C7A665B
  • 49064643-431C-442E-AF30-65FDACB11A0C
  • DE4C3A62-197C-4AAB-8197-6FFAC0F02ED2
  • AF50B7D2-B547-49D6-83FD-368F0C487246
  • 8BDA3BBF-EA9C-43FB-A687-8E454CA2B741
  • 346CE767-B78B-440F-973D-A57A21C2FD0D
  • 85CB8924-71B3-449A-B2A6-4B2011126BED
  • B4CC81E9-7C61-451B-85F8-389C781E09E8
  • 092A1F9D-A6D6-4DED-8491-C8EFED6DE833

.......ah! Finally located some Rustoleun gray stone spray paint.........none local for months, but an excellent deal on Amazon....

Today was bright, sunny and warmer than earlier this week......the ceremonial 1st spraying.....

52C6E548-90D1-45DC-8559-16F6CC394B0314867C70-0530-4D17-9FC2-279E156432DB19F17028-1234-4DAD-B469-BC4DF8202309E3F8EA45-7877-443A-A7CF-B9913263223C70DA25D3-EFDC-43F0-956F-8E52AE8E5975

....it's going to be a slow process  because, now, it's train display season.....and, the modular group is booked the next 9 weeks/weekends....but, it's a start!

Peter

Attachments

Images (5)
  • 52C6E548-90D1-45DC-8559-16F6CC394B03
  • 14867C70-0530-4D17-9FC2-279E156432DB
  • 19F17028-1234-4DAD-B469-BC4DF8202309
  • E3F8EA45-7877-443A-A7CF-B9913263223C
  • 70DA25D3-EFDC-43F0-956F-8E52AE8E5975

.......ah! Finally located some Rustoleun gray stone spray paint.........none local for months, but an excellent deal on Amazon....

Today was bright, sunny and warmer than earlier this week......the ceremonial 1st spraying.....

52C6E548-90D1-45DC-8559-16F6CC394B0314867C70-0530-4D17-9FC2-279E156432DB19F17028-1234-4DAD-B469-BC4DF8202309E3F8EA45-7877-443A-A7CF-B9913263223C70DA25D3-EFDC-43F0-956F-8E52AE8E5975

....it's going to be a slow process  because, now, it's train display season.....and, the modular group is booked the next 9 weeks/weekends....but, it's a start!

Peter

Ah, the advice you gave me some time ago in action. Gotta love that. Looking great Peter.

.......ah! Finally located some Rustoleun gray stone spray paint.........none local for months, but an excellent deal on Amazon....

Today was bright, sunny and warmer than earlier this week......the ceremonial 1st spraying.....

52C6E548-90D1-45DC-8559-16F6CC394B0314867C70-0530-4D17-9FC2-279E156432DB19F17028-1234-4DAD-B469-BC4DF8202309E3F8EA45-7877-443A-A7CF-B9913263223C70DA25D3-EFDC-43F0-956F-8E52AE8E5975

....it's going to be a slow process  because, now, it's train display season.....and, the modular group is booked the next 9 weeks/weekends....but, it's a start!

Peter

Peter, we learned this one the hard way....

Spray the ross bed with plain grey primer before you spray it with stone paint.

That foam is very porous and you'll spray it with the stone paint, think you got it all and once it dries its full of white spots.  You'll get a lot more mileage out of the expensive stone paint if you paint the foam grey first.  

Also, if you paint the stone finish on real thick, its harder to fit the track into the roadbed (its a snug fit to begin with).  We've painted tons of that stuff.  Primer first is the way to go.

Peter, we learned this one the hard way....

Spray the ross bed with plain grey primer before you spray it with stone paint.

That foam is very porous and you'll spray it with the stone paint, think you got it all and once it dries its full of white spots.  You'll get a lot more mileage out of the expensive stone paint if you paint the foam grey first.  

Also, if you paint the stone finish on real thick, its harder to fit the track into the roadbed (its a snug fit to begin with).  We've painted tons of that stuff.  Primer first is the way to go.

Thank you.........the gray primer is a great idea.........I agree....sometimes I have to use my rubber mallet when it hardens....

Peter

Peter, we learned this one the hard way....

Spray the ross bed with plain grey primer before you spray it with stone paint.

That foam is very porous and you'll spray it with the stone paint, think you got it all and once it dries its full of white spots.  You'll get a lot more mileage out of the expensive stone paint if you paint the foam grey first.  

Also, if you paint the stone finish on real thick, its harder to fit the track into the roadbed (its a snug fit to begin with).  We've painted tons of that stuff.  Primer first is the way to go.

Thank you.........the gray primer is a great idea.........I agree....sometimes I have to use my rubber mallet when it hardens....

Peter

I decide to check my supply closet before I went to Home Depot or Lowes.......look what I found!

Usually what I do is go out and buy some and then find out that I already had some in the garage......I suspect that this is common amongst us......

6F3D3958-9BFD-4211-AA82-0761F357AC7F

Justin.....thank you for the idea.......it will cut down on the about of stone paint need and I suspect I won't need to use the rubber mallet as much.......this is why this Forum is such an asset.....I didn't realize that stone spray is wasted on areas that are covered by track anyway...

Here goes......

6BFCF27B-33C7-4412-9F8F-6FD7355F669F

Peter

Attachments

Images (2)
  • 6F3D3958-9BFD-4211-AA82-0761F357AC7F
  • 6BFCF27B-33C7-4412-9F8F-6FD7355F669F

Peter, about looking in your supply closet before going out to buy, smart move. My maternal grandfather was notorious for looking for tools, nails, screws or anything under the sun but not finding what he needed. So, a trip to the hardware store he come back with a bag of what he needed, only to find more of what he bought some time ago. I can remember my uncle looking for something a number of times just like his father, stumbling upon a tool that was needed the time before. After we moved my grandfather and his stuff, there was countless amounts of nails, screws, nuts, bolts and any other thing you couldn't even possibly think of. I don't know how many times I've ventured out to the shed and found something I could use for a project within a couple of minutes. Unfortunately there is a good number of things that will never be used just because there is no practical application I'd need them for.

Nice to see the trains all at home again Peter. Did the movers have any interest or was it just another day of moving boxes for them?

The track bed is going to look nice. A little spray paint now will save A LOT of ballast later.

Oh- If I had a buck for every time I found something (tool, hardware, etc), right after returning from the store........

Bob

Add Reply

Post
OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×
×