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Had to run errands this morning so I got a late start. But my package arrived a day early. I got a Weaver TOFC that I had been looking for but they are sort of hard to find. I think it had just been posted on the Bay and I jumped on it right away. Learn that those that hesitate can lose out. After the excitement of opening it up I went back to working on the fence. Yesterday I got all the fronts painted. And today I started gluing fence post the the backsides. Once the glue dries I can paint them. I also painted the one side of the two gates. I am going to glue them to the posts so they can actually be opened or closed. So a little lunch then back to working on the fence this afternoon. Pics........Paul

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paul 2 posted:

Had to run errands this morning so I got a late start. But my package arrived a day early. I got a Weaver TOFC that I had been looking for but they are sort of hard to find. I think it had just been posted on the Bay and I jumped on it right away. Learn that those that hesitate can lose out. After the excitement of opening it up I went back to working on the fence. Yesterday I got all the fronts painted. And today I started gluing fence post the the backsides. Once the glue dries I can paint them. I also painted the one side of the two gates. I am going to glue them to the posts so they can actually be opened or closed. So a little lunch then back to working on the fence this afternoon. Pics........Paul

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I'll have a tastykake and about 2000 miles of fencing please!!! LOL

Looks good! And that is a super cool flat car and trailer! 

Jim

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Added 2 older Atlas switchers to the roster and immediately tore into one in an attempt to improve it's looks.  The black NYC SW8 became an experiment to see if mounting the windows flush could be accomplished.  By separating the clear plastic into individual panes, they can be massaged with a file to tight fit back into their appropriate openings.  Once installed they also give the slight illusion that the plastic cab walls are thinner than they actually are.

Next on the agenda is to replace all the yellow colored plastic railings and grab irons that almost look translucent.   NYC practice never painted the coupler cut levers yellow anyway.  I hope to fill in some of the nothingness of the coupler opening in the pilot for more realism too.  Loads of fun in store while I wait on my ERR order that both these little jewels will receive.

Bruce

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Taking a little afternoon break. Tiresome cutting fence posts. At least I got an assembly line going. Cut posts, glue posts then paint the backsides after the glue dries. I think I can work into the evening. Pretty sure the wife has a game. But woe is me when I get the fence done and in place I then have to figure out where to put all the stuff I took off that table to work on it. LOL Pics..............Paul

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paul 2 posted:

Taking a little afternoon break. Tiresome cutting fence posts. At least I got an assembly line going. Cut posts, glue posts then paint the backsides after the glue dries. I think I can work into the evening. Pretty sure the wife has a game. But woe is me when I get the fence done and in place I then have to figure out where to put all the stuff I took off that table to work on it. LOL Pics..............Paul

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Look on the bright side Paul. They are only 1:48 scale. My arms would have fallen off if I had to bury that many posts.

Mark Boyce posted:
Big_Boy_4005 posted:

Thanks Mike, but one gallon will more than cover the rest. Remember, I'm still working on the first gallon, and I'm about 80% of the way done.

Thanks Mark, seems like just a couple weeks ago that I said that. In reality, it was 5 weeks ago. I believe I said that as part of a caption with this picture, and of course pictures have dates. This one is from January 31st.

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Ah ha, that's it!!  Thanks for looking that up!  I wasn't crazy then!  

Actually Mark, that wasn't it. That pic was from the January update. The comment was made prior to that, most likely here, but I couldn't find it. I know I said it, so you aren't crazy, but maybe I am. 

I carried another bag down yesterday, and it was another dark one. Now there are eight bags left in the garage, and I suspect three are bad. That would leave five good ones. I want to say my original estimate was very good, but having six bad bags, makes a serious dent.

Anyone need nearly black ballast or coal? As much as you care to spend on the postage. Take advantage of a flat rate box!

I checked the website, and it looks like my guy is still there, after three plus years. I'll send him some pics, and see if he "needs more coffee".

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, looks like all that painting I did on Tuesday is going to need serious touch up. There are a bunch of spots where it didn't quite cover. You can kind of see the lighter area by the points. It's much more obvious in person.

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More of the same, its all over the place.

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Yesterday, I carved roadbed over at Western Avenue...

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and East Minneapolis...

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and at Midway.

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I'll be happy when the carving is done. Getting closer.

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Finally, I did a very small amount of ballast gluing. Patrick and I will be making sawdust in this area tomorrow, so this will protect my "precious" ballast.

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Found a loose spot on third track in, so I fixed it.

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We'll be filling in the remaining holes at Western tomorrow, and maybe even get the carving done on the whole upper deck. I have two carpet knives. Divide and conquer!

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Elliott, looks great even though I know it's frustrating to have to go back over it.

 I saw some pictures you posted in another thread about the modular tables and you mentioned EnterTRAINment. What's the history of EnterTRAINment? What was it exactly? How did you start it? Were you solo?  How long did you do it? What was its demise?

Sounds like a conversation to have around a campfire/fireplace, so I'll pull up a seat and have a listen if you would kindly oblige my request

Elliot, hope your ballast situation works out. If not when I look at photos of ballast sometimes double track has two different colors of ballast. Just a thought. I was able to glue all the fence posts on. I'll let them setup. I have some wire I bought at Michael's that I used on the pawn shop but I had a lot left over. My thinking is seeing the fence post are hollow I would run the wire through them leaving a bit out at the bottom of the post. That way I would have an anchor to hold the fence in place. And the wife does not have a game till late so I may not make it back down tonight. Pics Paul

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Disassembled almost  entire layout....For about a year after my expansion plans took form, I could never get the affected part in correct alignment. It just didn't line up squarely on the table,  and one side was always some what longer FOR NO REASON I COULD DETERMINE.......Today, during disassembly, I found out why...I had ordered 12 pieces of 0-48 curve Fastrack for a larger outer loop. Sorting it out today I found 11 pieces of 0-48 and 1 piece of 0-60 !!! NEVER NOTICED UNTIL NOW...

I'll get another 0-48 and rebuild !!!

(ever feel like a dummy ?)

This evening on my layout I just had a great time with my 6 year old granddaughter, Karina. See her with remote in hand running the LC+ NJ Central Pacific and Postwar passenger cars around Yankee Stadium:

Like many of you know who have young children and grandchildren who get excited about our trains, it just doesn't get better than this.

Arnold

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:

This evening on my layout I just had a great time with my 6 year old granddaughter, Karina. See her with remote in hand running the LC+ NJ Central Pacific and Postwar passenger cars around Yankee Stadium:

Like many of you know who have young children and grandchildren who get excited about our trains, it just doesn't get better than this.

Arnold

That’s great Arnold!!!  Our girls were never interested in trains.  Maybe we will have a grandchild who is someday.  Mrs. B. keeps buying train stuff for him or her.  LOL

M. Mitchell Marmel posted:

First phase of RDC to EMU conversion:  Rooftop horns + overhead wires are a poor match, so...  

Nice to see you are branching out from gi-raffs and pink flamingos to emu's...

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My Phillies consist, masked off and ready for a nice coat of Razorback Red:

As a legally qualified long suffering Met's fan, I can't think of a better fate for anything Phillies (or Braves for that matter).

Meanwhile, on the Tastykake front,  Fortescue was busy too: 

"(burp)"

Guess the little guy was hungry!   

So, if you are found deceased under mysterious circumstances, Fortesque would be a Gi-raff of interest - I am sure he will try the Arkansas version of the Twinkie Defense!!!

Mitch 

Sincerely; 

Your friendly neighborhood Techno-peasant Paul

 

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Nice to see you are branching out from gi-raffs and pink flamingos to emu's...

My Phillies consist, masked off and ready for a nice coat of Razorback Red:

As a legally qualified long suffering Met's fan, I can't think of a better fate for anything Phillies (or Braves for that matter).

So, if you are found deceased under mysterious circumstances, Fortesque would be a Gi-raff of interest - I am sure he will try the Arkansas version of the Twinkie Defense!!!

I imagine so... 

After a few days away, mentally challenged neighbor problems, cadillac into the shop for 

engine and tranny replacement, lets talk trains. I purchased this set of uncataloged passenger

cars last year. It originally came with a black 1688 and black 1689w according to what I could find. 

I found a gunmetal 1668 cheap and a gunmetal 1689 cheap. Then it sat for months. 

My goal lately has been to get old purchases up and running, so I found a 1688 to  scavenge 

the front and rear trucks, and the marker lights from. The 1688 was fine, I just preferred the

1668. The last challenge was to replace the latch coupler on the tender to match the hook on the cars.

Finally Jeff Kane at Train tender found the right one.  Thanks, Jeff

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This evening on my layout I just had a great time with my 6 year old granddaughter, Karina. See her with remote in hand running the LC+ NJ Central Pacific and Postwar passenger cars around Yankee Stadium:

Like many of you know who have young children and grandchildren who get excited about our trains, it just doesn't get better than this.

Arnold

Delightful, Arnold. A land crafted to communicate! Very enjoyable, indeed!

FrankM

Got all my fencing and gates painted. As an after thought while I was looking at the front of the fences I decided to pen in lines to show sections. I did it at every post. So when it all dries I can start putting it all together. I still have to make some small pieces of pipe to hold the gates in place on the fences. Pics..............Paul

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paul 2 posted:

Got all my fencing and gates painted. As an after thought while I was looking at the front of the fences I decided to pen in lines to show sections. I did it at every post. So when it all dries I can start putting it all together. I still have to make some small pieces of pipe to hold the gates in place on the fences. Pics..............Paul

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You sure have nice work going there Paul! All I get to do is put more bird blocks in! LOL

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