What did you do on your layout today?

fl9turbo2 posted:

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Awesome crane!  I have been eyeing up a NZG 788 Liebherr 1300 crane for a while.  I've been a slacker lately, but I've been very impressed with everyone's work here.  Time to get my but in gear before our new puppy is here in 3 weeks!

Thaddeus

Steamfan77 posted:

Glad to hear you’re feeling better Mark. Also nice to see the progress on your layout.

Andy

John Rowlen posted:

Mark,  You deserve a night or two off.  I took two days away from painting people.  It made a big difference in my performance painting tonight.  Taking a rest may give you a "leg up" on making progress on your new layout.

Best wishes to all of us with our aches and pains.  A little extra sleep can do wonders.

Good night,  John Rowlen

Thank you both!!  Getting a leg up on this would be great, John! 

CoastsideKevin posted:

On the graveyard shift last night, laid down some asphalt...

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And now we have roads and a parking lot...

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Still gotta get the stripers here. Union issues. 

Added some details to the station. Hard to see, but there is now a phone booth in my town...

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A good day on the RR!

Looks great, KEvin!  I'm glad the folks in your town got a phone!  That's a nice cement mixer!!

chris a posted:

Had one of those AHA !!  moments today as I was applying more brick mortar....  I was still concerned that the factory walls had too much white tinting from the mortar application.....   Decided I'd take 2 of them and clear coat them again to see what effect that had.   

It significantly knocked down the white haze.   I tried a new flat clear coat by Krylon, bought it at Walmart in the oversized 25% more can --   Name is Krylon ColorMaster - Clear - Flat Crystal Clear.  It's much flatter than the Rustoleum Matte Finish I had been using, and it seems to be finer spray coming out of the nozzle.  So for clear coating buildings and such in the future, I am going with the Krylon product.  At $4.00 for an oversized 15 ounce can, it's a great deal, and it's dead flat.  

Anyway a few more walls and inserts to mortar, then paint the windows/doors.  and let the assembly begin !!!   The walls on the far right, below, have the second and final Clearcoat applied.   Tried 3 different colors for window/door trim,  I am probably going with the dark red/maroon in the center.   

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Chris, thanks for the tip about knocking down the haze with the Krylon clear coat.  I used a light joint compound for my mortar this time and the remaining haze is one thing I need to correct.

Steve

Mark Boyce posted:

In one 24 hour period, I collected 79 emails from this topic, 2 whole pages.  Wow!  This has to be the number one topic on the best O gauge Forum there is!  Jim Devleer really came up with a winner 6 years ago!  Too bad he is so busy with family and work to get on here much!  Well, he is right to spend time with his family; work?  ehh

I will have to catch up tomorrow!

Although I been on Forum I haven’t been reading this thread for about 3 or 4 days.  I go to the first unread post and read to the bottom of the page only to find there are at least 3 more pages to read!

 

Larry

Lets go Maggot!  Get in gear is a mild statement!  You need to really pound the work out!  

I intend to red up my little train room being converted to a workshop before I do much on the new layout.  It is a mess!  (It's not a chocolate mess)  Remember the old television commercial. 

First saloon card player, "These cards are marked!"

Second player, "They're a mess!"

Third player, "A chocolate mess!"

Buy M and Ms  (Couldn't resist)  

Mark, hope you and your wife are over the hump with your illnesses and feeling better with each passing day. Nice looking benchwork. I like the idea of that chair for sitting at the layout.

Chris a, I am downright jealous. WOW on the building. I wish I had the real estate you have to do large buildings like that. And I envy you being able to construct it in the kitchen. My wife is real good about the trains but I have yet to be able to use the kitchen LOL. 

Today I finished off the last abutment and put the bridge in place and it fit. I put that off to the side and started tearing up the two tracks at the back. When I built the module that goes under the stairs I built it out in the open then slid it underneath the stairs. Problem became apparent that the two tracks did not match up to the bridge. Had to tear them back and lay down new cork. When that dries I can paint the cork and lay down the track again. But while I was at that I laid down cork for the single track at the front of the table. Pics............Paul

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Mark Boyce posted:

First saloon card player, "These cards are marked!"

Second player, "They're a mess!"

Third player, "A chocolate mess!"

Buy M and Ms  (Couldn't resist)  

Melts in your mouth!  Not in your hands!   

In other news,  new Under The Hood up!  

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GEDC1587

Mitch 

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

 

Remember, SCROUNGE!

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Paul and Vince thanks for the positive feedback.   Paul the gorge project with the truss bridges and abutments is progressing well!!

No wife here any more Paul,  she left 15 years ago....  It's about 10 to 15 degrees cooler in the basement, so in the winter, I work on the kitchen island and don't turn on the heaters in the train room.    Fortunately this building is kind of a hybrid shallow relief with only these two sides showing.   

I want to fill the last hole in the horizon of the corner to the right of Atlantic Ice & Cold Storage that I scratch-built.   

The last photo is from the archives in 2016 before I started filling in the corner.   

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As I start progressing from a yearly layout with conventional control to a more permanent one with control via an iPhone, I completely disassembled half of the layout and the other half is just track. Easy part is over, now the fun begins

Jonathan

All Postwar, all the time

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Hi all! 

Though I don't have a lay-out at present or working on one other than buying stuff for a dream lay-out. This is one of my favorite threads. Really  more times than not the first one I come to, to read since it is very active. Alot of good stuff going on here. Very Imformative and interesting. Like many have said before  I don't like it when I get a day or so behind because it takes S-o-o long to get caught up, for a slow reader like me.

Mark you and I met when you came east at the North Penn Highrailers, sorry to hear of your medical  issues and hope you are getting over them, I understand it takes time and don't push it! I had a pinched nerve awhile back and boy did it put me out of commission for about a month. My wife has back problems too so hear about that all the time, presently she is up and down over the last week or so (missed two days of work) with a  cold. You and Elliot have all my best wishes!

I usually  read this thread on my Nook and alot of the video's it will not play, I am great full for those that use you tube. KON112H thanks for the 12 min. Video. Would like to see your lay-out live some day.

APPLES55 I would think the M2's are long gone (how my years ago did you ride them?) rail cars last 40 to 50 years. I work on the procurement of the LIRR M8's and/or MNR/LIRR M9's almost every day.

Guy's keep up with all the good projects going on here and know there are many just fallowing along and not commenting.

REDBALL342  

 

Well what a day so far.   Had to work over an hour.  Got home to a package Mike G sent me (thanks Mike!) but couldn't fool with it because I had to go to shopping for yarn with my wife.  Big plus is where we went is close to the hobby shop!  Where I scored the "new" looking woodland scenic windmill!  For a LOT less than Ive seen it online!  39.99 plus tax because I had a Valentine coupon!!  YAY!!   

So I got home and got to work on the tank cars Mike sent me.  Very nice parts he sent to fix them. Ready to put them back together if I can find some screws to use on them.    If not I will have to run to the Home Depot or Lowes!   Mike also sent me some wheel sets to go on another tank car I had that was missing them!  Inspired me to get into my two tubs of brand new 35 year old rolling stock and get a tank car out of that batch! So I got out a Detroit & Mackinac boxcar that I really like too!  Its a 6464 boxcar I think.  Will take some pictures when I get the trucks on the other tank cars.  

Chris your building is looking good! 

Paul its all coming together now aint it!! 

Bob don't get to work.  Get to play!  And enjoy your choo choo!! 

Mark I'm glad your feeling better.  

Dr. Joe you are getting close to needing to expand!   

Thank you Mike G!!! 

Jim 

Operator of the Southern Railway System.

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redball342 posted:

Hi all! 

APPLES55 I would think the M2's are long gone (how my years ago did you ride them?) rail cars last 40 to 50 years. I work on the procurement of the LIRR M8's and/or MNR/LIRR M9's almost every day.

REDBALL342  

 

Redball;

I regularly road the M2’s on the Harlem Line from 2003 until I retired in 2012. After retirement, I caught them every so often when I went into the city. From what I can find online, it appears that they ended service in December, 2018, but a Metro-North Facebook group I belong to has indicated that there may still be a few running. They are definitely on the endangered list  

Paul

Techno-Peasant of the First Order

Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

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Mark Boyce posted:

Larry,

Yes, you miss 3 or 4 days and you have a couple hours you need to devote if you are going to catch up.  It's that, or skim through, or give up and look at the last couple of posts.  There is a lot of participation for sure!

Mark,

I usually end up doing the skimming.  

Larry 

 

Have been very unproductive lately, with other "snakes" to kill, but have finished applying the strips of "wood"shingles to roof of scratch built logging cook house.  About done roofing, with application of portions of corrugated metal where heat and cooking chimney  pipes come through roof.  Still mulling over kitchen interior for a 1940 cookhouse...must have had icebox, but wonder if logging run return brought block ice out into woods?

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

Kon112H posted:
carsntrains posted:

Lee .. Frisco and PA??  I reckon that works?  

Kon always good video..  Why do I always think is see some Southern stuff in the background?? LOL 

Jim 

Thanks.   I have a good amount of southern items. That caboose is a K line,  only company that did them with the yellow bays to my knowledge. 

Kon I just pulled the trigger on these !!!!   Been eyeing them for a few days and decided YES!  Had a 5.00 coupon too! 

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This is one I got last year in a batch for 10 bucks. 

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Picked up a Lionel Southern bunk car this week also!  To go with my MOW stuff!  

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My hobby shop has 3 of those TOFC in Southern but I'm convinced they are from the late 60s or 70s at best!  

Jim 

Operator of the Southern Railway System.

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Vincent Massi posted:

Joe, that's an interesting lay-out, with some good ideas I can try to use. But where is the Lionel windmill?

Ah! I forgot to show it. Sorry. I will take another shot. In fact, what I will do is a video update. Look for that tomorrow. 

Dr Joe

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carsntrains posted:

Well what a day so far.   Had to work over an hour.  Got home to a package Mike G sent me (thanks Mike!) but couldn't fool with it because I had to go to shopping for yarn with my wife.  Big plus is where we went is close to the hobby shop!  Where I scored the "new" looking woodland scenic windmill!  For a LOT less than Ive seen it online!  39.99 plus tax because I had a Valentine coupon!!  YAY!!   

So I got home and got to work on the tank cars Mike sent me.  Very nice parts he sent to fix them. Ready to put them back together if I can find some screws to use on them.    If not I will have to run to the Home Depot or Lowes!   Mike also sent me some wheel sets to go on another tank car I had that was missing them!  Inspired me to get into my two tubs of brand new 35 year old rolling stock and get a tank car out of that batch! So I got out a Detroit & Mackinac boxcar that I really like too!  Its a 6464 boxcar I think.  Will take some pictures when I get the trucks on the other tank cars.  

Chris your building is looking good! 

Paul its all coming together now aint it!! 

Bob don't get to work.  Get to play!  And enjoy your choo choo!! 

Mark I'm glad your feeling better.  

Dr. Joe you are getting close to needing to expand!   

Thank you Mike G!!! 

Jim 

Ah! Yes, indeed. But I think I will go up, not out. Am gonna try and resurrect an old Shuco Disneyland Monorail to run down main street. Take a look at what this guy did: Massive Monorail Layout 

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LaramieJoe posted:
carsntrains posted:

Well what a day so far.   Had to work over an hour.  Got home to a package Mike G sent me (thanks Mike!) but couldn't fool with it because I had to go to shopping for yarn with my wife.  Big plus is where we went is close to the hobby shop!  Where I scored the "new" looking woodland scenic windmill!  For a LOT less than Ive seen it online!  39.99 plus tax because I had a Valentine coupon!!  YAY!!   

So I got home and got to work on the tank cars Mike sent me.  Very nice parts he sent to fix them. Ready to put them back together if I can find some screws to use on them.    If not I will have to run to the Home Depot or Lowes!   Mike also sent me some wheel sets to go on another tank car I had that was missing them!  Inspired me to get into my two tubs of brand new 35 year old rolling stock and get a tank car out of that batch! So I got out a Detroit & Mackinac boxcar that I really like too!  Its a 6464 boxcar I think.  Will take some pictures when I get the trucks on the other tank cars.  

Chris your building is looking good! 

Paul its all coming together now aint it!! 

Bob don't get to work.  Get to play!  And enjoy your choo choo!! 

Mark I'm glad your feeling better.  

Dr. Joe you are getting close to needing to expand!   

Thank you Mike G!!! 

Jim 

Ah! Yes, indeed. But I think I will go up, not out. Am gonna try and resurrect an old Shuco Disneyland Monorail to run down main street. Take a look at what this guy did: Massive Monorail Layout 

WOW that is cool!  You have one of those?   I see a Disney monorail for sale near me.  It does interest me but if I go up if will be all Southern Railways! 

Jim 

Operator of the Southern Railway System.

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carsntrains posted:

Ah! Yes, indeed. But I think I will go up, not out. Am gonna try and resurrect an old Shuco Disneyland Monorail to run down main street. Take a look at what this guy did: Massive Monorail Layout 

WOW that is cool!  You have one of those?   I see a Disney monorail for sale near me.  It does interest me but if I go up if will be all Southern Railways! 

Jim 

Yep, but with only 20' feet of rail. Bought it in France last year. They are hard to find here, are true collectibles, and ... you ought to get it!!!

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josephvrusso@outlook.com 

I woke up at 5:00 A.M. and finished another package of 24 Preiser 65602 Unpainted Seated People in Blue.  This pack of 24 has more white paint added to the previous Blue paint used last month.  It gives me a variation of a lighter pastel blue clothing for mixing people in the passenger cars.  I have painted six boxes of 24 in the past three weeks and have six more to paint.

Yesterday I ordered eleven more 24-packs from two different German Hobby Shops that sell on Ebay.  That will give me another 264 people on the way from Germany.  They should arrive about the time I finish the six packs I have left.  I purchased the figures now because three years ago they were out-of-production for over a year.  Each box of 24 makes five Preiser Factory Figure packs that sell for over $150.00 when purchased individually, not counting shipping.  I figure I save $120.00 per 24 people that I paint myself. Having painted 135 boxes so far, that is a significant savings.  The people now ride inside the 139 Atlas O and Lionel 21" passenger cars I have detailed.  I like passenger cars.  Or I like painting.  It gives me something to do as I care for my mother while she sleeps late at night.

Sincerely, John Rowlen

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John- your dedication to your little community is amazing.
Kon- you have a beautiful layout. Love watching your videos.
Dr. Joe- nice work on the signs and details. You are nearing an extension soon. (The mono-rail video was cool too).
Lee- that Weaver stuff is nice.
Paul- the gorge and bridges are coming together nicely. Keep up the good work.
Chris- the new building flats look nice. Should fill that corner perfectly.

Apologies if I missed anyone- really hard to keep up with this thread lately.

Bob

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

Apples55 posted:
redball342 posted:

Hi all! 

APPLES55 I would think the M2's are long gone (how my years ago did you ride them?) rail cars last 40 to 50 years. I work on the procurement of the LIRR M8's and/or MNR/LIRR M9's almost every day.

REDBALL342  

 

Redball;

I regularly road the M2’s on the Harlem Line from 2003 until I retired in 2012. After retirement, I caught them every so often when I went into the city. From what I can find online, it appears that they ended service in December, 2018, but a Metro-North Facebook group I belong to has indicated that there may still be a few running. They are definitely on the endangered list  

Redball342- I read an article in Newsday the other day that they are finally going to start phasing out the M3's. I though they were supposed to go years ago when the M7's arrived? Hope you get to start on a layout one day. We've all been in the same position at one time or another.

Bob

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

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