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Pine Creek Railroad posted:

JD,

  Added some Small Lionel Christmas Ball Ornaments to the Train Room Fire Place Mantle,  the additional larger 8" Lionel Christmas Balls Ornaments for the over head ceiling layout will arrive on the 30th also.

PCRR/Dave

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Hey you never did respond about that Santa did you??

Jim

M. Mitchell Marmel posted:

Step 1) Empty the bottle.  

briansilvermustang posted:

    Step 2)    build a train layout in it...

As someone who used to write procedures for a major Insurance Company, I see an obvious flaw in these instructions... by the time you complete Step 1, you most likely won't be able to remember (much less be able to accomplish) Step 2   

Just a little work today. Had to see what the new Lionel catalog had. Plus had to keep up with the voting for Mark's culverts. This afternoon I did a bit more painting of the oil storage kit. Did the roofs and glued two pipes to the tanks at the bottom. I don't know when I bought this kit but it was some time back. The directions show holes to glue the pipes into the tanks but there are none. I still have to glue the tanks to the stands and then glue the pipes to the tanks. Have Tuesday night get together tonight so I'm done for the day. Pics.....Paul

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Tonight I ran trains to make sure all the track was correct and the trains ran fine!  Was reading some posts about layouts and a statement by a guy about not liking lift gates or swing gates gave me a pretty good idea!    I'm going to raise the two mainlines I am running on now.  Then build another loop or three where it is now with smaller radius turns and do loop to loop track plan. I can duck under the 38.5 height duck under now. The upper mains will cross over at 49 inched if I raise it 7.  I used to do metal fab so I have the equipment and skill to build a steel bridge similar to the one Eric's Trains has.  So take away the 2x4 and plywood, and add 7 or so inches.. I can add 11 inches to the height I have to duck under..  : )     What do yall think? 

Jim 

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Randr- sure is a nice looking table and your wife did a wonderful job on the tote stacker! Are you sure she didn't do the table also! LOL

Paul, your tanks are looking great, maybe next time you could just drill the holes for the pipe!

Jim, I like your idea but just remember were all getting older and duck unders can become a PITA!

12 monkeys posted:
Mark Boyce posted:
mike g. posted:
TedW posted:

                         

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Ted, its not looking very good, whats going on?

I’m afraid Ted has to put it away until next Christmas.  Sad face!

If you flipped it over it would be a smile wouldn't it?

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Mark Boyce posted:
mike g. posted:
TedW posted:

                         

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Ted, its not looking very good, whats going on?

I’m afraid Ted has to put it away until next Christmas.  Sad face!

Is that like a foldaway bed?  Interesting. Has anyone made a Hide-A-Table-layout? "Wheels" R Turning.

R.C. posted:
Mark Boyce posted:
mike g. posted:
TedW posted:

                         

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Ted, its not looking very good, whats going on?

I’m afraid Ted has to put it away until next Christmas.  Sad face!

Is that like a foldaway bed?  Interesting. Has anyone made a Hide-A-Table-layout? "Wheels" R Turning.

Gee Ted- I thought you were going to put this in the middle of the carpet central and keep the Christmas spirit going all year

Bob

Mike, Mark, I agree 100% on the duck under.  The only reason I'm considering it is that I'm short lol  Just under 5'8''.  So its not that hard for me to get under 49 or so inches. Still all in the maybe stage.   Did make a template last night.  Bridge will be in an S turn. It would look cool but which would be the bigger PITA.  A lift/swing gate that has to be moved all the time, and my silly self could maybe forget to close.  Or ducking under...   

Jim

Edit.   Note that Ive "ducked under" around 38.5 inches about 100 times over the last week!  Lots of good exercise lol

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carsntrains posted:

Mike, Mark, I agree 100% on the duck under.  The only reason I'm considering it is that I'm short lol  Just under 5'8''.  So its not that hard for me to get under 49 or so inches. Still all in the maybe stage.   Did make a template last night.  Bridge will be in an S turn. It would look cool but which would be the bigger PITA.  A lift/swing gate that has to be moved all the time, and my silly self could maybe forget to close.  Or ducking under...   

Jim

Edit.   Note that Ive "ducked under" around 38.5 inches about 100 times over the last week!  Lots of good exercise lol

Sounds good, Jim!!  As long as you have thought it all through and tested ducking under, which you have!  I'ld like to see the bridge you build anyway!!!  

carsntrains posted:

Mike, Mark, I agree 100% on the duck under.  The only reason I'm considering it is that I'm short lol  Just under 5'8''.  So its not that hard for me to get under 49 or so inches. Still all in the maybe stage.   Did make a template last night.  Bridge will be in an S turn. It would look cool but which would be the bigger PITA.  A lift/swing gate that has to be moved all the time, and my silly self could maybe forget to close.  Or ducking under...   

Jim

Edit.   Note that Ive "ducked under" around 38.5 inches about 100 times over the last week!  Lots of good exercise lol

LOL its all your choice Jim, but I am 5'9" and 54 and it huts sometime to duck under let alone get back up off the floor! But my fingers are still good enough to throw the switch to raise and lower my bridge! Plus with safety switches in place if the bridge is up the trains stop 5 feet before the bridge!

mike g. posted:
carsntrains posted:

Mike, Mark, I agree 100% on the duck under.  The only reason I'm considering it is that I'm short lol  Just under 5'8''.  So its not that hard for me to get under 49 or so inches. Still all in the maybe stage.   Did make a template last night.  Bridge will be in an S turn. It would look cool but which would be the bigger PITA.  A lift/swing gate that has to be moved all the time, and my silly self could maybe forget to close.  Or ducking under...   

Jim

Edit.   Note that Ive "ducked under" around 38.5 inches about 100 times over the last week!  Lots of good exercise lol

LOL its all your choice Jim, but I am 5'9" and 54 and it huts sometime to duck under let alone get back up off the floor! But my fingers are still good enough to throw the switch to raise and lower my bridge! Plus with safety switches in place if the bridge is up the trains stop 5 feet before the bridge!

YES something else I was considering if I use a lift/swing gate.   MUST have a safety switch of some sort!

Jim

carsntrains posted:
mike g. posted:
carsntrains posted:

Mike, Mark, I agree 100% on the duck under.  The only reason I'm considering it is that I'm short lol  Just under 5'8''.  So its not that hard for me to get under 49 or so inches. Still all in the maybe stage.   Did make a template last night.  Bridge will be in an S turn. It would look cool but which would be the bigger PITA.  A lift/swing gate that has to be moved all the time, and my silly self could maybe forget to close.  Or ducking under...   

Jim

Edit.   Note that Ive "ducked under" around 38.5 inches about 100 times over the last week!  Lots of good exercise lol

LOL its all your choice Jim, but I am 5'9" and 54 and it huts sometime to duck under let alone get back up off the floor! But my fingers are still good enough to throw the switch to raise and lower my bridge! Plus with safety switches in place if the bridge is up the trains stop 5 feet before the bridge!

YES something else I was considering if I use a lift/swing gate.   MUST have a safety switch of some sort!

Jim

Jim, you can just isolate the track going to the bridge, Power the bridge and when the bridge is up it cuts the power and when the bridge is down it makes the connection!

A lot of guys here can explain it better them I can!

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