What did you do on your layout today?

In the process of installing the last of five turntables.   With five branch lines snaking around my basement in the steam era, TTs are a necessity if you do not like going backwards.

These Millhouse TTs are neat.

Eternity is a long time to have been wrong.

fl9turbo2 posted:

694AC966-3FA5-4888-89D1-BF3F2B7C4C0194F327BF-6B0D-46F5-B415-A46500C267E7Built my latest construction cranes 

Wow... those are very impressive... looks like you could have actually used them to build the layout!!!

Paul

Techno-Peasant of the First Order

Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

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This morning I took off the clamps what I let dry overnight. Found out during the night one of the sidewalks moved and I had to re do it. For gluing purposes I used Elmer's wood glue. At the same time I laid down the last of the sidewalks. And now that they are in I'll measure for the mirror I want to put in at the end of the road. Now I can focus on the next stage which is putting in the brick retaining walls and two tunnel portals for the lower road. Pics............Paul

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paul 2 posted:

This morning I took off the clamps what I let dry overnight. Found out during the night one of the sidewalks moved and I had to re do it. For gluing purposes I used Elmer's wood glue. At the same time I laid down the last of the sidewalks. And now that they are in I'll measure for the mirror I want to put in at the end of the road. Now I can focus on the next stage which is putting in the brick retaining walls and two tunnel portals for the lower road. Pics............Paul

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I guess the highway crew didn't get the stop work order

Looking good Paul!

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

paul 2 posted:

This morning I took off the clamps what I let dry overnight. Found out during the night one of the sidewalks moved and I had to re do it. For gluing purposes I used Elmer's wood glue. At the same time I laid down the last of the sidewalks. And now that they are in I'll measure for the mirror I want to put in at the end of the road. Now I can focus on the next stage which is putting in the brick retaining walls and two tunnel portals for the lower road. Pics............Paul

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Paul;

Your sidewalks look fantastic. Could you share some details on the paint you used (manufacturer, color name, where you purchased...).

Thanks.

Paul

Techno-Peasant of the First Order

Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

 TCA 15-70689

LCCA RM-39621

LOTS RM-9326

APPLES55, the paint I used is Scale Coat 2 for plastic. It is the old Weaver paint which is now produced by MinuteMan scale products from where I ordered it. It is called aged concrete in flat and I ordered it the airesol cans........Paul

Finally found the large piece of heavy cardboard I wanted so I cut it in to 9" strips about 7' long to put under the indoor carpeting under my loops of O and Standard gauge track. Seems to do the trick and was easy to do. I would prefer light wood but maybe later. What surprised me was the noise level increased but not bad. Also it showed me a 36" length of O gauge was bent and twisted from me stepping on it so that was replaced. Have all my locos out of storage and have been having fun running them. Some will go back to storage-some will be kept out.

paul 2 posted:

APPLES55, the paint I used is Scale Coat 2 for plastic. It is the old Weaver paint which is now produced by MinuteMan scale products from where I ordered it. It is called aged concrete in flat and I ordered it the airesol cans........Paul

Thanks Paul... I'll have to order some.

Paul

Techno-Peasant of the First Order

Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

 TCA 15-70689

LCCA RM-39621

LOTS RM-9326

paul 2 posted:

This morning I took off the clamps what I let dry overnight. Found out during the night one of the sidewalks moved and I had to re do it. For gluing purposes I used Elmer's wood glue. At the same time I laid down the last of the sidewalks. And now that they are in I'll measure for the mirror I want to put in at the end of the road. Now I can focus on the next stage which is putting in the brick retaining walls and two tunnel portals for the lower road. Pics............Paul

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Looks great Paul! Your quite the man, you build roads, side walks, train layouts, and on top of that you do the laundry! Whats next making your paint cans into a coal tower!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

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Greetings Everyone,

Finally got all of the track on the upper level (Track 3 is the last of the 3 independent loops) finished and the wiring completed as well.   I'm using my Pennsylvania Railroad 2-10-4 J-1a (TMCC Version) to test for "Bugs".   I figured that the TMCC is a bit less forgiving as it relates to Track and Signal (I'm using a Legacy 990 for control).   Here's a short video showing a portion of Track 3.  Please feel free to opine (good or bad) and thanks for taking the time to give her a look.

 Chief Bob (Retired)

 

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I put on a happy face with some water based acrylics

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  I thought I would be working on a set of skeleton car/trucks but the brass I bought was softer than I than the last time I bought it there a few years ago. My last piece still has their tag on it, there's about a 130% increase in the price over 6 years too. $1.85 to $4.85 

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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Bob, The run on the upper level looks great!!  Are you going to leave the nice paneling as a background, or put in some kind of sky or scenic backdrop?  Also, the corner looked dark, which may just be the camera; my cell phone photographs always look darker than it really is.  Is there a need for more lighting?  Again, the train runs beautifully on the solid upper level!  

Chief Bob

That PRR J runs nice . If you are running it with the Legacy controller and command base, using the TMCC mode for this one gives nice performance over Cab-1 mode. I like to use a momentum setting of 5or 6 and then using the speed steps to let it accelerate and decelerate with momentum. Tis engine has a long wheelbase, likes and looks good on wide radius curves. I have a S curve that it does not like all to well so that's on the list for layout improvements. Thanks for sharing

 

LIRR Steamer

                                no, the camera is not crooked........

                                                    a change of plans.....

                              moving and raising the 12' x 32' peninsula.....

                                            had a tire blow out.....

                                    the chief inspector checking things out.....

    kinda like being at a fun house walking up here...   didn't even spill my beer.....

                            hopefully will finish moving it tonight.....

                                       time to run some trains.......

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I agree with Mark WOW, what an undertaking!  Good thing you had an inspector on site, around here it takes weeks to get a building inspector out! LOL

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Actually I haven't worked on the trains all summer   I'm recuperating from an incident in the garage. That involved a ladder, paint scraper, unconscious, nervous neighbors, ambulance ride, stitches  and told to take it easy.      All I could was my physical therapy and run trains

Clem 

Mark Boyce posted:

Bob, The run on the upper level looks great!!  Are you going to leave the nice paneling as a background, or put in some kind of sky or scenic backdrop?  Also, the corner looked dark, which may just be the camera; my cell phone photographs always look darker than it really is.  Is there a need for more lighting?  Again, the train runs beautifully on the solid upper level!  

Hi Mark,

Thanks again for the compliments.   The paneling will be covered with a Sky/Scenic Backdrop attached to 3/16 MDF Board so as not to damage the paneling should the need arise to dissemble the layout (Heaven Forbid).  There definitely are dark spots in the video because the LED track lighting hasn't been installed in that location yet.

Chief Bob (Retired)

PUFFRBELLY posted:
Mark Boyce posted:

Bob, The run on the upper level looks great!!  Are you going to leave the nice paneling as a background, or put in some kind of sky or scenic backdrop?  Also, the corner looked dark, which may just be the camera; my cell phone photographs always look darker than it really is.  Is there a need for more lighting?  Again, the train runs beautifully on the solid upper level!  

Hi Mark,

Thanks again for the compliments.   The paneling will be covered with a Sky/Scenic Backdrop attached to 3/16 MDF Board so as not to damage the paneling should the need arise to dissemble the layout (Heaven Forbid).  There definitely are dark spots in the video because the LED track lighting hasn't been installed in that location yet.

Chief Bob (Retired)

That sounds great, Bob!!  I don't want to attach anything to my walls either.  I've said I wasn't going to move again, then lived to eat those words.

LIRR Steamer posted:

Chief Bob

That PRR J runs nice . If you are running it with the Legacy controller and command base, using the TMCC mode for this one gives nice performance over Cab-1 mode. I like to use a momentum setting of 5or 6 and then using the speed steps to let it accelerate and decelerate with momentum. Tis engine has a long wheelbase, likes and looks good on wide radius curves. I have a S curve that it does not like all to well so that's on the list for layout improvements. Thanks for sharing

 

Hi LIRR Steamer,

First, thanks for your comments.   You are absolutely correct operating in TMCC Mode with the Legacy 990 for this engine.   I tried the CAB1 Mode but I didn't like the way "J" responded.  The upper level loop (Track 3) has 072 curves which she likes and a small "S" curve (with slight easements) that she doesn't mind.  I'm thinking about having her smoke system upgraded sometime in the future.   I really like this locomotive as well.

Chief Bob (Retired)

clem k posted:

Actually I haven't worked on the trains all summer   I'm recuperating from an incident in the garage. That involved a ladder, paint scraper, unconscious, nervous neighbors, ambulance ride, stitches  and told to take it easy.      All I could was my physical therapy and run trains

Clem 

A fall off a ladder WOW- glad you're on the road to recovery. PT and train running......If I had to choose two things to do these are not the worst.

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

clem k posted:

Actually I haven't worked on the trains all summer   I'm recuperating from an incident in the garage. That involved a ladder, paint scraper, unconscious, nervous neighbors, ambulance ride, stitches  and told to take it easy.      All I could was my physical therapy and run trains

Clem 

I'm glad you are recuperating!

All the sidewalks are in. I do see now on the small section I will have to kind of fill in where the corners meet the straight sidewalk with something on the short roadway. I didn't see that till today. The two sections of plywood were not the same height. But moving on I measured for the mirror and I'll pick that up tomorrow. Decent price of 6 dollars plus tax. I just ordered all the brick walls, two tunnel portals, a girder to span the opening over the tracks. So when that gets here I can brick in the upper level. Oh and MIKE G I am also the chief cook and bottle washer and grocery shopper LOL..........Pic............Paul

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