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Completed the MTH flat that I got from my son-in-law.   The car was in a box of trains he recently purchased.   It was a thank gift for the track, switches and transformer I gave him to enjoy with his grand-son.    The car is washed and primed but I may need to work on the color tone while awaiting the arrival of decals.    

Dave, you referenced a "kid with a new toy", did you print the AC units with a new 3-D printer?

Cheers, Dave

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Very nice Dave. The color looks good in the photos, probably needs to be dirtied up to look like a typical MOW car.

Bob

On Saturday I did more work on my freight house/lumber company...

I like the way the tar paper patches on the roof came out, the wood not as much. Not sure if I’ve improved or ruined it to be honest. I may have gotten a bit sloppy in places which is kinda evident close up. It’s gotten so many treatments of black washes I’ve lost count! The photo doesn’t really capture it, but the door has turned out really nicely.

This is the most work I’ve done on a structure in a long time.

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Jesse, the scrap loads are outstanding!

Lee, I am glad that this hobby can still make you feel like a little kid!

Dave Thanks for the A- that is really nice of you, but I think I truly rated an A!

Dave, the flatcar looks Amazing ! It should look perfect once you get the decals on!

John, I really love the headlights shining over the river scene!

So guys I didnt get any thing done yesterday or today as yesterday I have to take down a couple trees and clean up the mess! Today I had to run to town to get parts to change all the breaks on my truck and a little more yard work.

But I do have something to share with you all. If you every think about extending your layout to the outside it really has a wonderful benefits! See photo below!

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@mike g. posted:

Jesse, the scrap loads are outstanding!

Lee, I am glad that this hobby can still make you feel like a little kid!

Dave Thanks for the A- that is really nice of you, but I think I truly rated an A!

Dave, the flatcar looks Amazing ! It should look perfect once you get the decals on!

John, I really love the headlights shining over the river scene!

So guys I didnt get any thing done yesterday or today as yesterday I have to take down a couple trees and clean up the mess! Today I had to run to town to get parts to change all the breaks on my truck and a little more yard work.

But I do have something to share with you all. If you every think about extending your layout to the outside it really has a wonderful benefits! See photo below!

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Cans of Coors Light magically appear???

Woohoo! I'm in. Gotta start tunneling out of the basement for the subway!

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@mike g. posted:

Jesse, the scrap loads are outstanding!

Lee, I am glad that this hobby can still make you feel like a little kid!

Dave Thanks for the A- that is really nice of you, but I think I truly rated an A!

Dave, the flatcar looks Amazing ! It should look perfect once you get the decals on!

John, I really love the headlights shining over the river scene!

So guys I didnt get any thing done yesterday or today as yesterday I have to take down a couple trees and clean up the mess! Today I had to run to town to get parts to change all the breaks on my truck and a little more yard work.

But I do have something to share with you all. If you every think about extending your layout to the outside it really has a wonderful benefits! See photo below!

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I think that’s how we all here stay young at heart.

Good Morning Everyone,

Not anything too exciting today but here is some piping I just constructed. About 4-5 years ago I purchased a refinery from someone on the big auction site. When it arrived the packaging was first rate and had been constructed just for the structure. Unfortunately because of the delivery person's mishandling when I opened the crate the structure was in pieces. Because of the complexity of the structure I didn't know where to begin to rebuild it. Though it was no fault of the seller he filed a complaint and refunded the money back to me. I think he was more disappointed than I. We both agreed we should've met somewhere to make the transaction because of the fragility of the model. It would've been worth the 6-7 hour drive.

Last year I decided to take some of the pieces I had salvaged and use it for detail such as this. I know, long story for a simple project but I thought I'd share to make it a little more interesting,

Dave

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A little fence work on the future cemetery. I did this twice. The first fence was made by Model Power and looked to thick IMO. The second was from a kit that I had a couple of in my for sale pile. I'm glad I didn't sell these used 1&1/2. Lots of woodland scenic T pins holding it while the Plastic weld cement dries.  The area is 24 x 22 on an 054 curve.

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Added a turn around in the future cemetery, added a grade crossing. Then I cleaned up the mess in the corner and added a gravel road, fence,grass and a mobil home with car I weathered. Needs a little touch up and some trees and shrubery but I was happy to get this done in 3 hours.

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WP2217 the welders really look great and enhance the scene.  Super work!

Dave Ripp:  I was admiring your "cemetery" and how well it was coming along, but the bike shop really looks terrific.  Great job!

Don

Thanks Don, I'm always looking for ways and things to bring the layout to life! You know how it goes, no train layout is ever done! :-)

Scott

Hi Dave, cool building, amazing what Menards can do for the price!!! Awesome motorcycles, where did you pick those up, I want to put a motorcycle out in front of Miss Molly's Diner. Thanks for sharing your layout.

Scott

Thanks Scott, The moter cycles came with it. I coming back Andy's Frozen Custard and was thinking whle driving I have to find a few more. They fit my 1971 era very well.

Morning guys, its been a couple days from the last time I checked in and wow what great work being done. I did get some time in the train room, but first I want to call out some guys! LOL

Dave, great job on the piping are you sure your not a pipe fitter? Really looks great but the next question is what are you going to use it on?

Dave Ripp, You Sir sure have been burning the midnight oil with all the work you have been getting done! The Cemetery has turned out looking outstanding! I would think about doing one but with my luck it would be haunted ! Its nice to see you have room for a mobile home area along with the Menards bike shop! I like the Menards stuff also!

Victor, the control panel looks like its ready to go! Nice to see projects like that come together!

Bob, sounds like fun! Nothing wrong with just sitting back running trains, But also nice way to get yourself motivated! The flatcar is looking great!

Scott, Outstanding job on getting the welder back to work! Looks Great!

Well as for me I have been working on the town area and the roads system along with parking lots. Of course everything on my lift section has to be fasten down so it doesn't fall off when raised and lowered. Here are a couple photos for your enjoyment!IMG_20210916_122546IMG_20210916_125855IMG_20210916_125901

I still have to work on the RR crossing and the road heading down to the future park area!

I hope you are all well and finding time to have fun with your layout and trains!

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Hey @mile g.

I enjoyed seeing bike shop and cemetery as well. Your town is coming together really well as well as the lift out section. I especially love the Lionel store sign on your downtown building.  I recall a group driving from Morehead to Missouri for a load of Coors for the Saturday night Coors Party.  And Dave I have ordered one of your track cleaning cars, thanks for the help.

My Woodlands Amilio’s spaghetti house had transformed into our downtown Greyhound Bus station.  This was the central meeting place for my crowd on Saturday mornings as we grew up.  I purchased a 1938 Greyhound from Die Cast so we can have the new weekly movies delivered for the Dixie Theatre.  We had our strawberry shakes and read Superman an Archie comics at the Station’s sandwich bar…  I only do adult things, I’ve not grown up.

The windows on the Sewell Big House are slowly being decorated and getting ready for final placement near Railroad Street on the layout.

Have a Good Friday Guys!

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Hi guys, thanks for all the nice words!

Seth, I remember riding with my Dad in his pickup to Idaho to get a truck load of Coors as back then they didn't sell it here in Washington State back then! The funny things you remember as a kid!  Amilio’s spaghetti house transformation to the gray Hound station is great looking! Also what a wonderful job on the blinds in the Sewell Big House! I really love to see the work you do!

Tom M, Those look so cool! Its great that you were able to get something you got from your dad working again!

Dave - The cemetery is a piece of art. Are you going to add a person to cut the grass or plant flowers? Nice to see the living as well.

Did an overhaul on a 250W ZW transformer with new rollers, cord, circuit breaker and diodes. It should last another 70 years and certainly will outlast me!

I also painted the two ZW support(s). One is a bracket below the layout and the  ZW Bracket PaintedZW Shelfsecond is the platform extension in the coal yard. Coal Yard ZW extension painted

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