paul 2 posted:

CSX AL, your mill project is impressive.

Brian, never ceases to amaze me you have not got to the end of engines but keep em coming.

Bob, the last engine I took apart and put back together ended up with some of the things not working but it ran and had sounds so I left it alone.

Steve, goo looking building.

Jim, happy belated birthday. I wish I could be 53 again.

Elliot, I always hate it when something not related to trains comes up and takes me away from the trains. But it is important to resolve electrical problems. So with that taken care of, the tooth getting better and the soldering class over with you can get back to your layout.

Mark, that was nice to get a windfall and be able to use it for trains. Hope you are feeling better and able to move around with less pain.

So today I started off with a bang. I started laying in the base foam board but that is on hold because now another quest has started to find out where the heck I put my package of hot melt sticks for the glue gun. Guess for me it never fails when you are a person who just piles up everything and expects to find what you need right away. Pics......Paul

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Ah shucks I know where the glue gun sticks are!  Over there next to the flux capacitor and that old can of steam you have sitting there lol   OH man I spend more time looking for stuff than I do working!  I know what you are going through!

Bob what is the power pack??  I take it you havent tried any of the Lionchief stuff yet eh?  At any rate very cool!   This here is my power source! : ) Kind of dull looking aint it?? lol

72 watt power pack

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Here's an early picture of command central Jim. All old-school manual control as of now. Haven't made the jump to DCS or legacy yet. One day....

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Same here. AC motors. The only electronics are the Liontech electronic E-units, a Liontech horn&bell and an old MRC AC101 power pack w/ a  walkaround throttle.

 

 

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Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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Elliot, I always hate it when something not related to trains comes up and takes me away from the trains. But it is important to resolve electrical problems. So with that taken care of, the tooth getting better and the soldering class over with you can get back to your layout.

 

Well Paul, it's all loosely related to trains and the layout. It seems like any disruption when I'm on a roll, it takes a long time to get back in the mood. That's exactly what I need to do. I have a few critical repair issues to deal with, that may test my knee a bit, because I need to sit on the floor and get back up a few times to do them.

The tooth is doing much better this morning. He injected some bleach solution into the canals to sterilize the area, but some of it went up into the abscess. Last night some of it managed to drain out through the tissue. That tasted nasty. With the pain and swelling down by about 90%, he should be able to backfill the canals tomorrow, and put this thing to bed. Then we just have to do a crown, think large steam engine for the cost of this project to save a tooth.

Jim, I hope that Mike is just incommunicado for technical reasons due to the storms, and it isn't related to his bout with the flu. Not a good double whammy.

 

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The [real] switchman's lantern belonged to my Grandad who was a tower operator on the Pennsy for several years c. 1910.

 

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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With sporadic diligence, l have this cook house roofed...."wood" shingles, with patches of corrugated roofing over kitchen, chimneys, and stacks.  Need some O scale 1930's kitchen dollhouse furniture....dry sink, icebox, cast iron wood stove, etc. to complete...oops, rough dining room tables/benches, too.

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

The layout details are amazing in the photos posted.  I like P51's narrow gauge railroad videos.  All of the layouts are taking shape and showing care in adding interesting features to the layouts.

I finished painting another box of 24 Preiser 65602 Unpainted Seated People for 21" Santa Fe and Canadian Pacific passenger cars arriving around Christmas 2019.  This box is pink clothing for the women and medium brown for the men.

The eleven new Preiser 65602 packs are on the way from Questmark and Frankarts in Germany.  I have four more boxes at home to paint before they arrive.  The next box is Yellow for the women's clothes.  (Blue, green, pink, yellow, lavender, then repeat.)

For a break, I am converting two Atlas O B&O Trainman Box cars to three rail.  That will give me all four road numbers of the B&O Sentinel 40' Box cars.

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Bob what is the power pack??  I take it you havent tried any of the Lionchief stuff yet eh?  At any rate very cool!   This here is my power source! : ) Kind of dull looking aint it?? lol

72 watt power pack

  I can’t stand fast track but , I’ll  say they do a great job marketing to entry level and people who are not good with electrical stuff.  

 

Kon112H posted:
carsntrains posted:
 

 

Bob what is the power pack??  I take it you havent tried any of the Lionchief stuff yet eh?  At any rate very cool!   This here is my power source! : ) Kind of dull looking aint it?? lol

72 watt power pack

  I can’t stand fast track but , I’ll  say they do a great job marketing to entry level and people who are not good with electrical stuff.  

 

We are all different! And I have seen some amazing Fastrack layouts!!   Sean's trains for one.   BTW I watched your video on FB last night!  Some good looking Southern equipment rolling around!  Does your KONWAY sign not light up??   And does that Southern TOFC have any dates on it that might indicate its era?

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We are all different! And I have seen some amazing Fastrack layouts!!   Sean's trains for one.   BTW I watched your video on FB last night!  Some good looking Southern equipment rolling around!  Does your KONWAY sign not light up??   And does that Southern TOFC have any dates on it that might indicate its era?

Jim

6A08E8E5-BAD1-48AA-99DF-B56709F373FFThanks, funny the other silver trailer cars have dates 55-56. There Lionel PS-4 cars. I feel these cars  where used mid 50s to late 60s . In the 70s you see the double trailer flats.   Trains or classic trains did an article about this in the last year actually.  

The Konway sign is not lighted.  

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We are all different! And I have seen some amazing Fastrack layouts!!   Sean's trains for one.   BTW I watched your video on FB last night!  Some good looking Southern equipment rolling around!  Does your KONWAY sign not light up??   And does that Southern TOFC have any dates on it that might indicate its era?

Jim

6A08E8E5-BAD1-48AA-99DF-B56709F373FFThanks, funny the other silver trailer cars have dates 55-56. There Lionel PS-4 cars. I feel these cars  where used mid 50s to late 60s . In the 70s you see the double trailer flats.   Trains or classic trains did an article about this in the last year actually.  

The Konway sign is not lighted.  

Kon yeah I went over one at the hobby shop..  kind of in a hurry...  and didn't see a date on it.    So the other cars just like that say 55-56 on them?   Do they also have TTX and Trailer TT Train on them?   

Oh and my brother is an electrician.   I have been wiring layouts (HO) since the mid 70's.  And if you check out Sean's trains you will see he is no slouch in wiring at all!   LOL    I will give you one though.   They put that Fastrack in the starter kits.   You get a couple then you add to it.  Before you know it.... You have a Fastrack layout!   If I knew what I know now before I bought the first piece of Fastrack I would have looked into Gargraves with Ross turnouts.   BUT nobody in my area carries GG or Ross.  One place does carry Fastrack and the other doesn't carry any O stuff.   

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I must of looked for 45 minutes for glue sticks in the basement. I finally gave up and headed up to the attic to look. 10 minutes into looking up there I found a package of them. I was back in business. So after a late lunch I have managed to get the one side of the gorge roughed in. Tomorrow I hope to get the other half done. Then I can worked on the small island to separate the upper falls into two. Pics.............Paul

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CSX AL, your mill project is impressive.

Brian, never ceases to amaze me you have not got to the end of engines but keep em coming.

Bob, the last engine I took apart and put back together ended up with some of the things not working but it ran and had sounds so I left it alone.

Steve, goo looking building.

Jim, happy belated birthday. I wish I could be 53 again.

Elliot, I always hate it when something not related to trains comes up and takes me away from the trains. But it is important to resolve electrical problems. So with that taken care of, the tooth getting better and the soldering class over with you can get back to your layout.

Mark, that was nice to get a windfall and be able to use it for trains. Hope you are feeling better and able to move around with less pain.

So today I started off with a bang. I started laying in the base foam board but that is on hold because now another quest has started to find out where the heck I put my package of hot melt sticks for the glue gun. Guess for me it never fails when you are a person who just piles up everything and expects to find what you need right away. Pics......Paul

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Thank you, Paul.  Yes, little pain; just my foot tingles some when I stand up.  My last PT is tomorrow.  Then I just have to work on my endurance and floppy toes.

The gorge area is looking great!

Everything looks great nice work as always guy 

Brian it amazes me  also how many Rail pictures you have 

 Paul that bench work looks very nice 

Konway  I like that southern 40 foot piggyback trailer and that trailer train flat car. Is that a new  Lionel they just came out with?

All the talk about conventional old school control, I thought I’d throw in my current control box. It’s the same size box that my grandfather ran since the 50’s or so. Last year I rebuilt it with plywood. 290EE3CE-5113-4916-B072-3FCF3A427130

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carsntrains posted 

 

We are all different! And I have seen some amazing Fastrack layouts!!   Sean's trains for one.   BTW I watched your video on FB last night!  Some good looking Southern equipment rolling around!  Does your KONWAY sign not light up??   And does that Southern TOFC have any dates on it that might indicate its era?

Jim

6A08E8E5-BAD1-48AA-99DF-B56709F373FFThanks, funny the other silver trailer cars have dates 55-56. There Lionel PS-4 cars. I feel these cars  where used mid 50s to late 60s . In the 70s you see the double trailer flats.   Trains or classic trains did an article about this in the last year actually.  

The Konway sign is not lighted.  

Kon yeah I went over one at the hobby shop..  kind of in a hurry...  and didn't see a date on it.    So the other cars just like that say 55-56 on them?   Do they also have TTX and Trailer TT Train on them?   

Oh and my brother is an electrician.   I have been wiring layouts (HO) since the mid 70's.  And if you check out Sean's trains you will see he is no slouch in wiring at all!   LOL    I will give you one though.   They put that Fastrack in the starter kits.   You get a couple then you add to it.  Before you know it.... You have a Fastrack layout!   If I knew what I know now before I bought the first piece of Fastrack I would have looked into Gargraves with Ross turnouts.   BUT nobody in my area carries GG or Ross.  One place does carry Fastrack and the other doesn't carry any O stuff.   

Jim 

They Vary actually on the road names . The PRR has PRR markings.  All the build dates are between 1955-1956 or **** close to it. All really nice Lionel cars though.  

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And the train kept a GROWIN all night long!!!!!!IMG_20190213_191538_hdr

Got that green caboose today in the mail! It's a K-Line caboose! Very nice too!

 

Jim

Jim, that entire green train is interesting.  I have seen that first boxcar in another photo of yours, but I can't read what it says.

And a friendly suggestion? Try changing locos with that green loco and tender that is on the third line from the left.

 
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Konway  I like that southern 40 foot piggyback trailer and that trailer train flat car. Is that a new  Lionel they just came out with?

that car in particular was In 2017 V2 so I got it last fall probably.  All our trailer cars are Lionel PS-4.  If You can scoop them up under $80 you did good.  I got some for less and one slightly used but I’m Really good at finding deals online and in person. 

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All the talk about conventional old school control, I thought I’d throw in my current control box. It’s the same size box that my grandfather ran since the 50’s or so. Last year I rebuilt it with plywood. 290EE3CE-5113-4916-B072-3FCF3A427130

Jon, you're frightening my wife. She's afraid that I'm going to try something like that with my HO trains.

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All the talk about conventional old school control, I thought I’d throw in my current control box. It’s the same size box that my grandfather ran since the 50’s or so. Last year I rebuilt it with plywood. 290EE3CE-5113-4916-B072-3FCF3A427130

 Welcome to my laboratory egore. Very nice glad you are keeping the tradition on going that reminds me of a scientific laboratory  experiment 

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carsntrains posted:

And the train kept a GROWIN all night long!!!!!!IMG_20190213_191538_hdr

Got that green caboose today in the mail! It's a K-Line caboose! Very nice too!

 

Jim

Jim, that entire green train is interesting.  I have seen that first boxcar in another photo of yours, but I can't read what it says.

And a friendly suggestion? Try changing locos with that green loco and tender that is on the third line from the left.

The boxcar in front is the Smithsonian Southern boxcar with Southern 1401 on it.  1401 is sitting a bit out of view in that picture pulling Southern boxcars that you can just barely see in the lower right hand corner.  That green engine is a John Deere set that I got at a bargain hunt store for 100 bucks.   So is that Pennsylvania engine sitting next to is.  Southern 4501 is pulling that covered hopper train.   I have some more cabooses coming so they will surely be changed around!   I will try to post a picture of that whole yard here in a bit. 

Kon  Im going to see if the Trailer Train stories show what logos they used and when.   

Jim : ) 

 

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So after dinner there was nothing on TV so I went back down to the basement. I got the other side roughed in along with the small island to divide the river. What is left is the small area between the bridge abutments and at the back of the table. I get that done and I can start to put down the plaster wrap. Pics............Paul

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And the train kept a GROWIN all night long!!!!!!IMG_20190213_191538_hdr

Got that green caboose today in the mail! It's a K-Line caboose! Very nice too!

 

Jim

Jim, that entire green train is interesting.  I have seen that first boxcar in another photo of yours, but I can't read what it says.

And a friendly suggestion? Try changing locos with that green loco and tender that is on the third line from the left.

The boxcar in front is the Smithsonian Southern boxcar with Southern 1401 on it.  1401 is sitting a bit out of view in that picture pulling Southern boxcars that you can just barely see in the lower right hand corner.  That green engine is a John Deere set that I got at a bargain hunt store for 100 bucks.   So is that Pennsylvania engine sitting next to is.  Southern 4501 is pulling that covered hopper train.   I have some more cabooses coming so they will surely be changed around!   I will try to post a picture of that whole yard here in a bit. 

Kon I don't think there is much you can do with any track that cant be done with FasTrack.  I have a Dremel also!   And we all should respect the choices of others and not make such statements.   Fastrack has been good for me and a bunch of others.  When they start putting Gargraves in starter sets and carry it in the LHS  I'll give up my Fastrack! LOL   Im going to see if the Trailer Train stories show what logos they used and when.   

Jim : ) 

 

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Vincent here are a few more pictures.   First one is the Smithsonian car.  It will match perfectly with the new Southern 125th anniversary car!  

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This is 1401 pulling a string of Menards Southern boxcars!  That's about a 14 foot long train.  

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Here you can see the two main lines that are to your far right. The inner main is not occupied at this time.  The other 4 are part of what will be the freight yard.  The Pennsy engine is pulling some VERY old 6464 freight cars. 

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All are 1401, 4501, and 2401 are LC+ engines and the JD and PA are LC.   

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I played with the Doppler Loop on my SP Cab Forward through the DCS Wifi Ap.  I have not tried this feature in years, and have never done it through the Ap.  It is, IMHO, easier to use in the Ap.

The effect is pretty cool, even on a small layout.

I also measured the outside loop using the "Measure Route" command.  It is larger than I thought at .28 scale miles in circumference.

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Hi Guys, ITs me Mike G. Sorry I have been gone for awhile. Things have been hectic here, I am still fighting the flu, the store got 26" snow, and the house got 32" of snow. I have been trying to keep things clean here at the store. Then I am informed that I need to shovel the snow off our roof at home because of the snow load. I couldn't even get into the driveway. So I had to go back today and use the tractor to move enough snow to get into the garage. I am so done with SNOW!

There has been no train work, no buying, selling, trading. Just this dam store and my Flu and Sonw!

I would like to say after reading 6 back pages there has been some wonderful work and special days! Jim, happy belated Birthday! Elliot, congrats on the new Breaker! Paul the gorge is looking wonderful! Chris A. you building is growing everytime I see it! Looks Great! Bob, that sure is a sweet little layout thanks for sharing, Everyone else I promis to make it up down the road, but I am whooped and feel like Sh**!  I will try to keep in touch more often.

Jim, I haven't had time to even check the mail! I will let you know!

Mike

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Semper Fi !

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Good to hear from you Mike. I'm not one to get worried easily, but you had me going this time. I disappear from the forum for days at a time, but if something was really wrong, my wife would let you know. Be careful with all that snow, and welcome back.

Hi Elliot, thanks, I try to get here daily, but this flu and snow has been kicking my butt!

Butch, here at the store we got 26" and at our house we got 32", just to much for this old guy! LOL

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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Vincent here are a few more pictures.   First one is the Smithsonian car.  It will match perfectly with the new Southern 125th anniversary car!  

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This is 1401 pulling a string of Menards Southern boxcars!  That's about a 14 foot long train.  

1401

Here you can see the two main lines that are to your far right. The inner main is not occupied at this time.  The other 4 are part of what will be the freight yard.  The Pennsy engine is pulling some VERY old 6464 freight cars. 

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All are 1401, 4501, and 2401 are LC+ engines and the JD and PA are LC.   

Jim 

Jim, thank you for the information and the pictures.

Mike, even if you don't have time to say anything, if you just put a like on a post or two, it does two things. First, it updates your last visit to the forum, and second whoever you pick will be able to tell the others you're alive. 

 I did a teardown of my oldest RI&P Generals today. Dissesmbled, brushed flushed, & wiped everything.

  I have little driver cupping starting on one driver and found some roller bracket plastic flashing had been causing the front roller to partially hang in the up position by the roller axle stub. I removed the flashing and it swings smooth now after 40 years.

   The rear roller has a groove started from more pressure, and lots of Super O time (and likely compounded by the engines heavier draw at the better connection).  I'll just swap it with a car's for now.

It was good therapy though as "my hot rod's motor blew"-hot rodded 15buck special-1_zpsdnvv1jdv

 It pooted forth a cloudy stream of putrid magic smoke 6ft long, obscuring the the tender and cars beneath the dimming, pulsing street lamps lining the ceilings edge before creaping to it's last stop ever, where it promptly delivered the final insult of leaving me sitting alone in silence, in a now stinky and pitch black room as the breaker tripped; clack.

 The teardown of that revealed I had yet another dual winding motor's field coil short out. This post war 249 was the first upright motor's coil to give up the ghost since the 70s for me, but "it is always the field" 

 

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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  I ran my other General for about an hour or so before I take it apart for cleaning too. I had to check out the ceiling layout just to make sure the track was ok after the hot rod cooked..I don't know why but ...playlist was,.... Into the void, 2000 Light Years from home, Interstellar Overdrive , Surfing With the Alien, Spacegrass, Cygnus X-1 book 1&2, & Ziggy Stardust (naturally following the albums intructions max. volume for best results..the knob was on "11".... and the clock nearly was thers too, so I shut down and sat down.

Shave and a haircut...

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...Who's next?

  I did some figure touch up, and threw management a fresh shave's  tanline since old G.R. Unt's mustache grew in.

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  I dremeled and hacked away the jackhammer the guy on the right was holding. Rubbery plastic made it tough. The jackhammer motor was converted to a FRED for a while after simply snipping its chisel off and giving it yellow paint and a réd dot. But that suggests the caboose is on it's way out here, and I don't like that.

  Still need to hit the kaki pants with belt & buckle color, maybe a black wash to darken lows/crevasses/ seams.

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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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