No Ted, it is everyone else on here that is nice for sharing what they do, so people like me can learn! Thank you all!

Mike

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Semper Fi !

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mike g. posted:

Bruce, that looks great, may I ask where you learned to do that?

Gandy, nice looking addition to the layout!

Paul, next thing we know you will be running autos up and down your road! Looks good!

Mitch, its coming along, keep up the good work.

Ted, with the work you do, just keep the pictures coming, you have a wonderful layout there!

Thanks mike g.  This is my first attempt at a trestle and of course it had to be curved! As for learning: I read every article I could find on the forum with "trestle" in it, I watched every youtube video I could find and then searched the internet for anything else related. As a side note I hand milled and stained every stick of oak. I ended up with 700 feet of 1/4 x 1/4 oak sticks and have used almost all of it.

 

Bruce

Wow Bruce, that's alot of cutting. I won't be building anything for a while now. At the hospital cause I ran my thumb threw the table saw

 Waiting to get it fixed! Lol stupid me!

Mike

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mike g. posted:

Wow Bruce, that's alot of cutting. I won't be building anything for a while now. At the hospital cause I ran my thumb threw the table saw

 Waiting to get it fixed! Lol stupid me!

I have almost done that several times. I hope it is not serious and you have a quick recovery. I am having major gum surgery on Tuesday, so I probably won't be in the shop for awhile also.

Oh dear, Mike!  Hope your thumb is feeling better soon!  

Here's the thrilling conclusion of the DeWitt Clinton build...

At first, I was going to put wooden railings on, but they would have been either too delicate or too thick, so I opted to bend a pair from steel music wire. 

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First coat:  Krylon "Gloss Bright Idea".  The drawbar was brushpainted with Testor's Flat Black.

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The deck was masked and painted with Krylon "Satin Brown Boots". 

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 For Walleyworld rattlecan, it's not a bad match for the factory colors! 

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Mounting holes for Lionel wood barrels. 

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Barrels and railings installed. 

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Final assembly! 

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Since the intended motive power is a postwar Lionel Vulcan switcher, I dusted off the Giraffe Express's "Junior" for the inaugural run of the completed product:

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A complete success, running flawlessly in forward and reverse!  

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Mitch 

It's crackers to give a rozzer the dropsy in snide!

 

Remember, SCROUNGE!

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Was at a train show all day but I finally had a chance to open the package I got on Friday. New additions to the basement layout. After dinner I'll head back down to make up some supports for the two small table extensions. Pics............Paul

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Nice stuff there Paul, I hope you had a good time at the train show!

Great pictures Brian, Keep them coming!

Just putting it out there, if you buy a tool and it has a guard. USE IT! LOL I learned 4 stitches later!

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Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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TedW posted:
mike g. posted:

Bruce, that looks great, may I ask where you learned to do that?

Gandy, nice looking addition to the layout!

Paul, next thing we know you will be running autos up and down your road! Looks good!

Mitch, its coming along, keep up the good work.

Ted, with the work you do, just keep the pictures coming, you have a wonderful layout there!

Thanks Mike, you’re starting to bump Mark B for that nice guy title...  

mike g. posted:

No Ted, it is everyone else on here that is nice for sharing what they do, so people like me can learn! Thank you all!

Mike,

I agree with Ted!!  You certainly appreciate all the fine work here, and those that share are really nice to us!

Bruce,  Your hard research sure shows!  That's a lot of work hand cutting the timbers.

Mitch, that is a great looking little project!

Mike, I am certainly glad it wasn't any worse than that!!  You'll be good as new soon!

I still have a scar on my thumb from my Boy Scout knife!  I learned to cut away not towards me.

Two words; sacrificial push-stick  ( )

Or is that three words? ,

This is two; "long ones"

 I've seen enough of those to have a very healthy fear of all circular saws . The worst part is waiting to get strong nails again. Get used to needing a pocket knife with a pick .

 

I ran trains and showed operating accesories to a young guy who was picking up an old aquarium I had. He'd seen the trains before but never knew about the accessories. He's bringing his nephew by to run them in a few days.

Other than that I just hung out......IMG_20171028_200516

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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p51 posted:

Got the final stuff ready for the Saturday op session, this sign is for the hardwood floor my wife protects more ferociously than many women look after kids...

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As our front door is metal, it'll go up with magnets.

LOL Lee- I grew up with wood floors. Mom's rule was no shoes in the house- PERIOD!

PS- those slip on shoe protectors are a good alternative to removing your shoes.

My solution was when we remodeled our house two years ago to specify a separate outside entrance to the train room (the red door). It will be especially useful whenever i host a NMRA open house in March aka "mud season" in Upstate NY.P1010259

jackson, CEO, Not-So-Great Eastern RR, aka The Never Done Line

          Division of the Southern Adirondack Railway Cartel

 

 

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mike g. posted:

Just putting it out there, if you buy a tool and it has a guard. USE IT! LOL I learned 4 stitches later!

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Owie.  Funnily enough, I just finished portraying Dr. Waldman in an adaptation of "Frankenstein", and that stitching reminded me of it.

Anyone interested can hear me on the radio on Sunday, 29 October at 3PM Central time here:  http://kuaf.com

Mitch 

It's crackers to give a rozzer the dropsy in snide!

 

Remember, SCROUNGE!

            about two weeks ago,  started raising the center part of the layout.....

OK, what are we doing today.....     We are going to cut all these braces out to make room for the new bottom level.......

                 Really ?    I thought we were going to run some trains.....

                     raise it up, put in a new header, then cut out all the braces.....

                              found a new great knee pad.....pink foam......

                                                   new bottom level area.....

                             knees are pretty sore working down here....

                             starting to rough in the different levels.....

     trains will be be coming up a 1% grade, the black boards on the wall.....

                                     turn here, then around the center.....

                                                   the middle level.....

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Tonight, I cleaned the track, changed the car cards to correctly reflect the purpose of the sidings. I also arranged the cars so I know where all going to wind up at. Then I placed the fake switch stands so everyone will know which turnout is which from the fascia pulls.
I think everything is ready for the op sessions on Saturday.
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I also took some shots for the heck of it:

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Looks amazing Lee!

Henry J.

TCA 10-65709

 

D&H, WMRy & Reading RR Fan

I've been working on some signals for my layout using some signal heads I got off the bay. I've made some single and double head  lights on a single pole and a few bridges for the lights.102_1962102_1964102_1959102_1969102_1959102_1961102_1971

 

 

 

 

I've also made some small brackets to attach them to the girders on my bridges.

 

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I am trying to trigger the lights with an arduino and IR detectors and emitters but I'll be ****ed if I can get them to work or even get the code to work, If anyone knows how to do it I could sure use the help

There are no atheist in a fox hole

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briansilvermustang posted:

 

            about two weeks ago,  started raising the center part of the layout.....

 

 

OK, what are we doing today.....     We are going to cut all these braces out to make room for the new bottom level.......

                 Really ?    I thought we were going to run some trains.....

Brian - it's an odyssey!  Love your helper.

 

Matt

 

CEO of the SENHRR - The Live Free or Die RailRoad.

Life is short, play with TRAINS!

mike g. posted:

Brian, you sure get a lot done! are you doing this by yourself or do you have help? Sure is a big undertaking! 

Remember the story of the shoemaker & the elves?

I figure with factories making shoes, they have rode that dog to Brians  because the daily progress is too large for a normal nights work; it's like magic.

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"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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Home from the Medina Ohio show today. Picked up a Weaver boxcar and more ballast. This afternoon going to work on the two table extensions. Pics of my buys...............Paul

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Paul, I am thinking you brought some money home from York! Either that or Dad floated you an advance on your allowance! LOLGreat finds!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

MIKE G, nasty slice you got. Hope it heals fast for you. I did come back from York with "a little money left" LOL. Did not go to Dad to float a loan. I got a better interest rate from the Mob LOL. Lee, that last pic was great. I made it my desk top pic. I think I am looking at the real thing. Brian, I am calling you the flash. You are moving like a Tornado, looking good. Well you think I am not working but I have been. I am waiting for the glue to set up on the wood to hold the extensions on the table. And I am proud. I measured the girder right. I knew I had to cut a bit off the foam at both ends and I painted the ends. Fits like a glove. In a bit I hope I can add screws to the wood. Pics.................Paul

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Looks good Paul! The thumb will be fine it time!  I am glad it sounds like you had a good time this weekend at the train show!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

mike g. posted:

Old Toymaker, those looks just great! I might have to try one day!

Brian, love the NASCAR train!

Watching NASCAR now!  I'd like to see Bill Eliot's son win in that #24 car!!!!!!

Matt

 

CEO of the SENHRR - The Live Free or Die RailRoad.

Life is short, play with TRAINS!

M. Mitchell Marmel posted:

While in the Philly area, I hooked up with forum member John D and we visited Henning's Trains in Lansdale!  

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Mitch 

Mitch, 

I think I caught some kind of fever from you...

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The young lass on the right is asking about Fortescue. Her eyes glow when I tell tales of him. 

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briansilvermustang posted:

 me, my GF and pup, a couple hours a night, and soon Dad when he gets better

Brian,

I know you have a good plan, but what you are doing is almost overwhelming me.  I think I would have to see it all in person to really get a good handle on it all.  Keep on posting the photographs; and take care of your knees!!

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