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Started mocking up a possible idea for new industry/factory in the open lot in front of the new retaining walls.  Figured I needed to take some photos, step back eat some dinner and think about it.   Right now it's a combination of the IHC Engine House kit end walls with sidewalls from some Lionel Factory buildings.  Obviously, I had weathered them at two different times in the past, they'll get completely new weathering if I decide to go that route, for now I am just trying to determine whether it's the right

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I now have everything I need to set up my Legacy 990 thanx to Mario’s Trains in Va. Kudos to the staff there. I received my items two days after ordering. I had conversations with two of the staff members.  They were kind and courteous. I also made progress on the shelf for it. Waiting patiently on paint to dry to finish it. If anyone is interested, I made my joints with a biscuit joiner. There won’t be much weight to support so the biscuits and glue should hold nicely. Getting anxious about finally after a years work finishing the TT and RH area.

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@obxtrainman posted:

I now have everything I need to set up my Legacy 990 thanx to Mario’s Trains in Va. Kudos to the staff there. I received my items two days after ordering. I had conversations with two of the staff members.  They were kind and courteous. I also made progress on the shelf for it. Waiting patiently on paint to dry to finish it. If anyone is interested, I made my joints with a biscuit joiner. There won’t be much weight to support so the biscuits and glue should hold nicely. Getting anxious about finally after a years work finishing the TT and RH area.

That shelf really looks sharp!!

Well tried a few more ideas for the scratch build,  I think I am going to ditch the Engine House roof and add the roof from an old Korber small factory ..  It's a "saw tooth" roof design that was made to let ambient daylight into factories.  DSC00410DSC00411

Then waiting for the blizzard to show up I decided to open up my Lionel TMCC M1a Mountain 4-8-2.  Bought it new and haven't had it out of the box in over a decade.   Like Christmas on 1/28 !   Now I remember why this was only one of two steam engines I bought brand new.   Of course I threw a traction tire within 10 minutes of running it, but fortunately I just got some from Lionel, so put on 2 new ones and it's running great. 



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@Mark Boyce posted:

Here is the Altoona Model Works Branch Line Station in place on the layout.  I still want to streak the roofing some and tone down the wooden loading dock decking.  I think this station is actually a small freight and passenger station.  It will look pretty good there until I get LEDs and items to finish the interior and dock.

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Nice work Mark. 👍👍

Bob

@RSJB18 posted:

Looks good Lee. I'm sure you will add your special touches.

Thanks!

I got it all in place, but I found the roof is too thin for the interior lights, so I'll have to line the interior ceiling with opaque tape as well as hitting the interior with a blast of dull coat tomorrow. But for the most part, it's done:

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If you notice, the CO and 1st SGT are named as they often would. J Stuart is my nephew's first and middle name. Like me, he's also an Army Captain but he's still in the reserves (whereas I resigned my commssion when he was still a kid). R Sayes is one of my best friends and the most imaginative model railroader I've ever known.

I consider myself the Battalion Commander, as it's all a fictional unit anyway...

The foundation was glued in place after the scenery was scraped to the baseboard. The hole is for the wiring for interior lighting, you won't be able to see it from the outside. I lined the interior with prints of plywood in scale.

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Note the weights, including a section of White Pass & Yukon rail...

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@Jay Francis posted:

That looks great Bob. The trucks, barrel, crew, and debris really enhance the area.
Given that you had to give time to your snow removal efforts, you had a very productive day.

Thanks Jay. And just when I thought I was done for the night, the town plows came through again and buried the driveway and sidewalk. I'm covering 3 houses at the moment too. My in-laws are a house away and I always shovel them out along with my son. He's getting paid to do the neighbors in between who are in Florida until the end of February.

@RSJB18 posted:

Thanks Jay. And just when I thought I was done for the night, the town plows came through again and buried the driveway and sidewalk. I'm covering 3 houses at the moment too. My in-laws are a house away and I always shovel them out along with my son. He's getting paid to do the neighbors in between who are in Florida until the end of February.

Same thing here Bob.

22.4 inches of snow, I cleared it twice yesterday in order to make it manageable for my blower. 10:00 PM plows pushed snow on my driveway skirt (which is 25 feet wide) 3 feet deep by 6 foot wide. I have a good neighbor who came with his tracked blower to remove it - or I could have never cleared it.

Plows came again this morning, but this time it was manageable with my blower.

I'm gonna spend rest of the day downstairs, after I dig a path in the back for my dog, the show is over her head!

Lionelski:  Know this is not exactly trains...but take your time with that snow...22.5 inches is heart attack levels.

RJSB18 You too...keep safe and take your time don't overexert.

Keep safe, the snow will melt (eventually)

Best Wishes

Don

Right you are Don! BTW, final local count came in at 24.7 inches.

My friend Mike C. was prepared - here is a pic from one of his layouts yesterday:Mike T snow plows

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