lee drennen posted:
modeltrainsparts posted:

Lee, i have a stack of old business cards with NAPA logos on them, email me and i'll send you a few to play around with.

modeltrainsparts posted:

Lee, i have a stack of old business cards with NAPA logos on them, email me and i'll send you a few to play around with.

My email doesn’t work well here’s my address 683 Weiss Rd Park Hills MO 63601 United States thanks I will have a use for them I will probably use them on another truck or trailer thanks again 

Will mail them tomorrow.

modeltrainsparts posted:
lee drennen posted:
modeltrainsparts posted:

Lee, i have a stack of old business cards with NAPA logos on them, email me and i'll send you a few to play around with.

modeltrainsparts posted:

Lee, i have a stack of old business cards with NAPA logos on them, email me and i'll send you a few to play around with.

My email doesn’t work well here’s my address 683 Weiss Rd Park Hills MO 63601 United States thanks I will have a use for them I will probably use them on another truck or trailer thanks again 

Will mail them tomorrow.

Thank you 

In case anyone's interested,  this is what happens when an air whistle from a 1928 Philadelphia subway car, covered in 50+ years of grime and dirt, gets highly polished... 

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Mitch 

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M. Mitchell Marmel posted:

In case anyone's interested,  this is what happens when an air whistle from a 1928 Philadelphia subway car, covered in 50+ years of grime and dirt, gets highly polished... 

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Mitch 

Leave it to you to toot your own horn, Mitch  

Now all you need it a tank of pressurized air to test it!!! Looks great.

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As an experiment I made a trackside switch indicator for an Atlas remote turnout in an area not close enough to see whether the switch was correctly deployed.  It would show a white sign for through traffic and red for diverging.  I posted the OCD details on the structures forum.  It is not designed to be anything cosemetically close to real structures, but just to help my switch operations.

I began the disassembly of SF 15", polished aluminum passenger cars.  This will be slow going to avoid damage to the polished finish--wearing latex gloves, nothing that could scratch the finish remains nearby, etc.

I'm also waiting on a resupply of wet/dry sandpaper and putty to continue bodywork on TCA convention cars that are donors for a GN Empire Builder.

 

Mike G, your layout is really starting to take shape now. Great pics.

Mark the room looks bare without the Christmas layout.

I haven't done much lately. Tomorrow I'll swing by Menards and pick up my double track bridge after grocery shopping. I got a couple of 1X4's measured and ready to cut...............Paul

Hello everyone,  The layouts are looking good.  Thank you for sharing.  

I am painting as I stay warm and care for my 92 year-old mother.  The next three days will be very cold.  I am delaying shipping a return H-10 Coal Hauler engine with paint issues to avoid the freezing temperatures as it sits in the truck for return delivery.  I will run the new H-10 engine tomorrow morning.

Made progress on 24 more Preiser 65602 people.  This box is mostly in blue clothes.  The next 24 will be mostly green, then 24 pink, then 24 yellow, and finally 24 lavender.  I am tiring of painting, but the paints are fresh and I do not want to waste them.

Stay warm.  Watch out for pets.  Remember to drip water from pipes that could freeze. 

Happy Polar Vortex!

John Rowlen

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This past week we built a four stall addition to my 10 stall (80 years old) roundhouse. The addition was made of styrene and we used Clever Paper for the brick walls. The new roundhouse is not quite finished, stacks will be added later as a for instance. Due to clearances it is a stepped design and placed over four of my fan tracks.

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Pennsynut, nice work on the switch indicator!

John, I hope you get some rest soon! and I hope the best for your mom! You both take care in the cold weather, I feel for you!

Jeff that is some amazing work! Nice job!

Another project we got further along was the gas station. Another modeling friend of mine put the Micro Scale Models kit together. Since I like Mobil gas and the Pegasus the model was done up that way. The gas pump globes all light, and a complete interior also added. Lights shine on the Pegasus, and all lights outside work as well. Next part of the project will be to connect all the lighting, now that it is set in place. Then added scenic details etc. I might add that the garage business is called "Tom's Garage" in memory of my good friend who died years before his model was built by his son!!

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Andy and John McCormick, The trains running on your layouts are great!  I couldn't help notice the similarities in paint color between the Hiawatha and the SP.  Very nice!

John Rowlen, The people have such personalities just with the poses and the choice of color.  Keep up the good work, and take good care of your mother.

Jeff, The roundhouse addition looks great!  I'm glad your railroad is expanding locomotive storage!

Paul, I know what you mean as the room looks so bare.  My wife will fill it up soon enough, with the lightweight puzzle table and some sewing things.  Who knows what else.  I'm glad to give her the space.  I don't mind the cool family room, but she isn't as active as me.

WOW Jeff, that is one great looking gas station! You and your friend did a wonderful job! You guys should be proud of your self's!

My last big project for the week of vacation was the connections to my two toy Wilesco engines so they operated. I am running them on compressed air and they work wonderfully. I bought a small air brush compressor, that is so quiet, and so well made, with an air tank. I then piped the compressor to a valve, which lead to a manifold to independently supply air to each engine. All tubing is aquarium air hose, and the engines are run on 5 PSI. Last thing to be installed is a proposed Wilesco steam whistle, ( should arrive this week sometime), which will be used as a "shift" whistle for the little men! I love it when a plan comes together!

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mike g. posted:

Larry, sure sounds like a fun weekend! LOL But at least you have heat in the garage!

Mike, the temp. In garage was 50 degrees when I fired up the stove and 58 degrees when I shut it down, so it was getting close to being comfortable.  I may do a few more bumpers or work on the remainder of passenger cars needed to be converted to LEDs today.  

 

Larry

Jeff that looks amazing! I be the little folk just love watching it in action!

Larry, I have a shop forced air heater in my garage that I turn on if I have to do some work out there, the train room is always heated!

Jeff, that is quite a neat project!  The shift whistle sounds great!!!

Larry, I can get used to doing work in my garage, but I'm glad I don't have to have a layout in there.  You are a hardy soul!

M. Mitchell Marmel posted:

In case anyone's interested,  this is what happens when an air whistle from a 1928 Philadelphia subway car, covered in 50+ years of grime and dirt, gets highly polished... 

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Mitch 

Hook the dude up and make some noise!!!

Jim

Mike you are rolling right along also!!!   Looks like you have been stashing stuff for a while!  I too need to go through some boxes and get rid of some stuff.  I bought my neighbors collection a couple years ago.   All brand new in their boxes.  I'd assume there is a bunch of modern stuff in there.  Haven't looked at them in a year or two. 

Last night I got off of work and got right to bringing in firewood for our impending snow storm, that didnt happen until this morning.   2 or 3 inches.    So after bringing  up a bunch of wood we did the hour and forty five minute round trip to the LHS.   Which just happened to be out of the 30 inch fastrack that I went to get!  UGGGGGG !!!!!  Was there three weeks ago and they had over 100 pieces.  Reckon I'll have to order them from Legacy in Atlanta.   

Got the last 14.5 x 48 inch filler framed and installed.   Got ready to cut the very last piece of plywood.  Drew it out and the wife said it was too late lol    So I will do that tonight..

Jim

Jim, its funny what you buy when planning a layout and once you have the bench work done it becomes amazing what you don't have room for! Most of the stuff I have is plasticville buildings already put together that I will probably let go at best offer!

Good luck with the snow, just dry and a little chilly here right now at 36 above zero! LOL

Picked up my double track bridge from Menards. While I was there I decided to pick a 1'X12'X4' piece of wood. Was going to use this across the front of the new table for the facia and cut it for the gorge but then I decided to get two 1'X8"X4'. Gluinf them together I will end up with a deeper front piece for cutting the gorge out of. Heading to the basement to start working on the is. Pics.............Paul

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Picked up my double track bridge from Menards. While I was there I decided to pick a 1'X12'X4' piece of wood. Was going to use this across the front of the new table for the facia and cut it for the gorge but then I decided to get two 1'X8"X4'. Gluinf them together I will end up with a deeper front piece for cutting the gorge out of. Heading to the basement to start working on the is. Pics.............Paul

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Cool bridge!  Take some good pictures of it!    One thing they did have out at the LHS last night was... another Lionel bridge!   OOOOH it was calling me!    How is your demolition doing? 

Jim

Jim, the demolition is done for that area. I Just have to move all the scrap lumber out of that area. Should have something done before I head out for Tuesday night crew get together.........Paul

 

 

I got all the scrap lumber off the floor and piked against the remaining shelf. Took some white primer paint and painted a couple of bare spots on the wall in the old half bath and while I had the paint out I decided to paint the old shower stall. AFter that I got my two pieces of wood glued together. They can set all night. Pics...........Paul

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I got all the scrap lumber off the floor and piked against the remaining shelf. Took some white primer paint and painted a couple of bare spots on the wall in the old half bath and while I had the paint out I decided to paint the old shower stall. AFter that I got my two pieces of wood glued together. They can set all night. Pics...........Paul

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Great work Paul!  With the Attic layout complete and now that you are closing in on the basement space, I can't wait to see what your layout plans are for the main floor!   Your CEO is very understanding.   You are truly a lucky guy!!!

Cheers,  Dave

For some reason, my drawbridge had become out of alignment when in was down, just enough to put the tracks out of alignment. Last night I made a locator pin using a block of wood and a shelf support pin.  So far, so good. 

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John

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paul 2 posted:

I got all the scrap lumber off the floor and piked against the remaining shelf. Took some white primer paint and painted a couple of bare spots on the wall in the old half bath and while I had the paint out I decided to paint the old shower stall. AFter that I got my two pieces of wood glued together. They can set all night. Pics...........Paul

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Looks good!   Glad you are making progress Paul!   Wish I could help!   I think I really enjoy the construction of the bench work!  

Jim

Bench work is done!!!!!!! 😃IMG_20190129_190448_hdr

now to get my electrician brother over to fix the wiring!!

Jim

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Nice work Paul! Your moving forward at a nice pace!

Dave I don't think there will be a main floor layout!  The CEO needs her space!

John, nice solution for what could have been  PIA!

John, Looks like that locator pin should do the trick on your bridge!

Jim, Congratulations on the benchwork!  Hopefully your brother can get there soon to take care of your wiring!

I took down the top from the roll out part of the layout I started in the little room last winter.  I want to organize that room as a workshop/storage room, and the old rollout is in the way.  Once I get organized there and move a few small things in the family room, I can get started on the layout.  No photographs.  The little room is a mess.  

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Mark Boyce posted:

Larry, I can get used to doing work in my garage, but I'm glad I don't have to have a layout in there.  You are a hardy soul!

Mark, I was in my garage again this afternoon.  It was warm enough,  due to the sun being out , that I didn’t have to fire up the pellet stove.  I soldered the diodes in the rest of my Fastrack lighted bumpers.  One less project to do.  The LEDs should be less prone to failure now.

 

Larry 

Lee, That looks like nice cars in the making!

Larry, that is good you got something done in the garage.  I’m glad I can work in the house.  Temperatures below zero and wind chill 20 degrees below this week.  I know the Midwest is worse off than us

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