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I have been working on my tinplate layout this week and really haven't took pictures of my trains on the layout. What I have created is what appears to be a tinplate club house under the layout. Of course this being a tinplate layout we might as well paint the base in tinplate colors.
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Most of the layouts I have built have been a pile of junk under the table. I decided not this time.
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Let's see your pictures.

Scott Smith

 

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Have been working on scratch building a rather unique caboose that was used on a local short line railway. From the plans and photos I have finished all the sides cutting out the windows etc. with a knife from patterns I made up. Now the real challenge I need to match a curved roof flush to the angled cupola windows. I picked up a chunk of curved PVC for a vertical house blind. It has a near perfect curve for the roof. I now need to cut the sections at an angle to get the right curve to match.

Here are some trains I was running on the outdoor garden railway. The C&O Challenger is a K-Line pulling a string of C&O and B&O cars and nicely detailed K-Line caboose. And my Rio Grande train, I really liked this paint scheme and had picked up a LionChief FT B unit so I  custom painted an old Atlas 1970's F9 O scale model to match as closely as I could and removed the motor and gears. It has LED headlight and a speaker mounted in a cardboard tube in the A unit for better sound more bass sound. Wires run to the powered B unit LionChief board for the sound. I custom painted some of the C&O and RG freight cars like the 2 silver/orange box cars from old 2 rail Atlas 1970's box cars. I really like the bright colors of the C&O and Rio Grande trains. 

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A 2019 Christmas Layout memory 

As the sign indicates, I have  been hosting my families' for what we call "The Train Party" for 24 years.  If you can imagine in a house that's only 625 sq. ft. of living space with the biggest room, the living room, being totally used for a train layout short of small 2' wide walk-thru area, 28 people enjoying the company of each other.  Someone they've managed to make it all work.  

Sadly, 2019 was the last one that we will have, so this is truly a 2019 Christmas Layout MEMORY

Here's one sample image but it only shows part of the group

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- walt

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I have been off this week and I took advantages of chances to railfan when there was an opportunity:

Norfolk Southern out of Richmond that goes to the southwest.....

Amtrak moving south towards Richmond through Ashland VA in the evening (circa 7:45 PM)....

Have a great and safe weekend, folks!

Peter

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I have been off this week and I took advantages of chances to railfan when there was an opportunity:

 

Norfolk Southern out of Richmond that goes to the southwest.....

Amtrak moving south towards Richmond through Ashland VA in the evening (circa 7:45 PM)....

 

Have a great and safe weekend, folks!

Peter

Great videos, Peter. In the NS video, the almost stationary shadow of the trees passing across the various freight cars is almost hypnotic!!!

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