paul 2 posted:

Productive morning. I basically got the back roughed in and the small area between the bridge abutments filled in. In that area I am planning to put in a culvert pipe with water coming out of it and it will run down intop the gorge. In the last pic I am thinking of adding two more waterfalls onto the second waterfalls maybe two thirds of the way down from the top. This afternoon I'll cut some pieces of foam to see how it will look. Pics............Paul

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I love watching a plan come together!! Very nice work!!

CFO, Construction Superintendent; Clinch River, and Southern RR.. (The CRS O Gauge Line)

Just imagine, with the new electronics, IPad, iPhone, Computer, we are all connected, and it’s the best of times in our Hobby....We have the materials, books, friends with knowledge to help us build our dream Railroads and beyond...Oh what a fun Forum...

CSX Al, I commend you on your extraordinary model building talent, making MasterBuilder models, even small chain, and your contributions to our Hobby could go on an on and on......Thank You....

Big Boy 4005, Elliott, your layout is amazing...Yes, the dentist and root canals can be fun, but like a layout, when finished, it’s great. I am getting finished with an implant, just waiting on the crown....I like your Way Bill idea.....

Paul 2, scenery work is hard, the end product will be amazing, I like your railroad...it’s cool and fun to view.

Lee Drennen, I like your Freight cars with trailers, your rolling stock and creative ideas you mention on the forum. Great thoughts.

Modeltrainparts, I like your participation on our forum...

Briansilvermustang, wow, you my friend have Trains, lots of trains....I like your post of pictures both Old, New, and of unique style Locomotives...Your good..Your Pictures add lots of fun to this hobby....Thank You.

Mayor Magoo, Wow, what a structure, The 7 Mac’s Bread Co, very good work and I would imagine your layout is nice to. I like your work very much.

ERICAANN, Wow, I like those hopper cars you have, and thanks for your participation on this forum...They look like Postwar models. Very nice..

RSJB18, I like your layout and your contributions to this OGR Forum, and your layout is also truly unique....Keep posting your pictures....I think you can see that we all add a different type humor to this hobby...Thank You.

Dave Ripp, I like your Pond, a unique fishing spot, and your contributions to this forum. The colors are great and I like your layout....Please do more pictures...

P51, Lee, hey man, I like your photography and all the great pictures of your unique model railroad. Your contributions are awesome and fun to read...We all enjoy this hobby differently, and that’s what makes it fun....Keep placing your pictures and thoughts for our entertainment.  

DECOYNH, Matt, I like your humor in your replies on this forum. The picture with you and the pile of snow is Amazing....Here in central Tennessee, we simply do not get that kind of snow. When we do, it’s a real issue as we are not prepared for that drastically bad precipitation....Great Pictures..

Mike g, I simply hope your snow melts soon, and you get over the flu. Your an inspiration to see on this forum. Your the Man....Get Well.

Mark Boyce, now, I am glad your better and I like your new bench work. Your an inspiration to us all with your positive attitude and great Sence of humor....Thank You..

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Had a chance to continue working on the gorge. I got the two extra falls in but after looking it over I think I'll add one more foam piece to the one on the left. I think it will look more interesting if they were different heights. Still have to gouge out some more foam where the culvert will be. Maybe after dinner Ill tackle it some more. Pics..........Paul

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paul 2 posted:

Had a chance to continue working on the gorge. I got the two extra falls in but after looking it over I think I'll add one more foam piece to the one on the left. I think it will look more interesting if they were different heights. Still have to gouge out some more foam where the culvert will be. Maybe after dinner Ill tackle it some more. Pics..........Paul

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Paul that is really looking good!  You are out pacing me on getting the project done,  I am missing some turnouts that I need to get my stuff rolling again!  

We are expecting 12 inches of rain in the mountains around us and 8 to 10 inches of rain here in the valley in the next few days.  I think it is the weather system that dropped all that snow on MikeG!  

Lee those TOFCs are awesome!   I may have no choice but to buy those  Trailer Train cars with Southern trailers.   Can you post a picture of that Tucker you have?  

Erica nice repaint on that hopper!   Do you guys own/run a model business??  

Al you always impress me..  Do you run the company that makes turntables??   

I would love to have a job that included trains.  My neighbor at work designs and installs engine upgrades to real trains!  Puts new engines and computer systems in older diesels and they run the 3 rivers rambler in Knoxville, TN.   

Jim 

Operator of the Southern Railway System.

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Andy, thank you for the information!

Dave, the lake is looking good, coming right along!

Bob, I hope you did good at golf course and kept it in the fairway! LOL

Steve, That sure is a great looking building! Also what a great way to give tribute to your dad!

Erica, Nice job on the hoppers!

Lee, Lucky you! LOL Nice looking Whitcomb On30 Engine!

Paul 2, Looking good, 3 waterfalls are way better then just one solo waterfall! I wish I could vision things like that, Maybe one day!

Lee D. The Piggybacks look great! Wonderful job!

LeapinLarry, for a man of few words you sure know how to make this hobby stand out! Very well said Sir!

As for me, we just got home from the store not to long ago and I wanted to get up to date on everything! Heck I haven't even made it out to the train room yet today. I don't know if I will or not, a little tired, maybe a nap!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

RSJB18 posted:
Apples55 posted:
RSJB18 posted:

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

Ohhhhh... I’m getting that evil tingling feeling   

you- my good man are trouble

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Techno-Peasant of the First Order

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No pictures but I reinstalled my TIU after a 5 week stay at MTH for the TVS diode mod under warranty. Actually MTH had the TIU longer than I did. While it was there they were nice enough to upgrade it from version 6.0 to version 6.1 so I can eventually add a WIU. While the TIU was gone I upgraded my 5 non command locomotives to ERR TMCC. So now all 8 of my locomotives are command equipped (2 DCS, 6 TMCC). I'm just happy I can now run everything from one remote, instead of using the CAB-1 for the TMCC locomotives and using the transformer handles for the DCS locomotives. 😁

Santa Fe, All the Way

After a Valentine's Day break, I finished my 10th 24-Pack of Preiser 65602 Unpainted Seated People in the past 30 days.  The Yellow clothing pack is pictured as I readied the next, #11, for Lavender clothing.  That gives me another 240 people.  I have three more boxes at home to finish, and another thirteen on the way from Germany - I bought two more boxes last night.  The twenty six boxes of 24 will give me 624 people for the Lionel passenger cars arriving around Christmas 2019.

I took a break from painting and converted two Atlas O Trainman 40' B&O Sentinel Box Cars to three-rail.  I will sell the two-rail trucks and coupler boxes on Ebay later this month when I finally sell extra Atlas O 3-rail rolling stock.

Trying to keep up a good head of steam, but I may need to use a pusher engine, to keep me moving through this up-hill painting project.

Sincerely, John Rowlen

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After a Valentine's Day break, I finished my 10th 24-Pack of Preiser 65602 Unpainted Seated People in the past 30 days.  The Yellow clothing pack is pictured as I readied the next, #11, for Lavender clothing.  That gives me another 240 people.  I have three more boxes at home to finish, and another thirteen on the way from Germany - I bought two more boxes last night.  The twenty six boxes of 24 will give me 624 people for the Lionel passenger cars arriving around Christmas 2019.

I took a break from painting and converted two Atlas O Trainman 40' B&O Sentinel Box Cars to three-rail.  I will sell the two-rail trucks and coupler boxes on Ebay later this month when I finally sell extra Atlas O 3-rail rolling stock.

Trying to keep up a good head of steam, but I may need to use a pusher engine, to keep me moving through this up-hill painting project.

Sincerely, John Rowlen

John, I had never heard of Sentinel Fast Freight Service boxcars, but yours is very nice-looking. The web tells me that their distinctive blue and silver boxcars were used from 1947 to 1958, when the service ended. The boxcars were then painted brown, although some lasted until the mid-60's before being repainted. One fellow claims to have seen one in the early 1970's, in bad shape, in a railyard.

Carl and Mark,  The Preiser 65602 people count is now well over 3,500 completed in the last five years, probably more.  I also purchased 18 packs of 48 (864 )  Chinese seated figures according to Evermodel on Ebay, thirteen of the 8402 and five of the 8406.  The 8402 Seated Figures from China has the man turning around and talking and five other 1/45 (smaller) figures that fit well in the Lionel 21" Dining Cars. 

The boy with his hand on the table had his hand cut from his knee, bent upward, and placed on top of the table.  The young girl turning to her left and the two women with hats are among the six 8402 1/45 figures from China.

"Surgeon John" aka, "Butch R.", has had very few fatalities in his cutting, grinding, and bending as he placed people in the cars.  Unfortunately, a few did not literally make "the Cut."

Sincerely, John Rowlen

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Mark.  Thanks for the complement as always 

Larry.  Thanks I really enjoy Custom building and you guys are awesome giving me the support to do this O Scale never had that in HO another reason I switched to this scale. And thanks for posting those beautiful Lionel ads.

 

Jim.  Thanks the Lionel Piggyback cars are very nice the Southern looks good I would get it because I’m finding out with Lionel they run them just so long and that it. I like the Erie Lackawanna 40’ piggyback they offer. I will post a pic of that tucker later 

Mike. Thanks for the complement and support my friend stay warm we got about 5” of snow last night big deal right compared to your nightmare.

Guys your are amazing in your talents a lot of great stuff posted the week I’m lovin this scale every week thanks for all your likes and complements. 

leapinlarry posted:

RSJB18, I like your layout and your contributions to this OGR Forum, and your layout is also truly unique....Keep posting your pictures....I think you can see that we all add a different type humor to this hobby...Thank You.


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Thank you Larry for the kind words. My layout has evolved from my HO scale background to O gauge toy train with operating accessories (which didn't fit), to....I need more room. I've been having loads of fun building this and enjoying this great hobby again. I grew up with HO trains, had two huge layouts in my parents basement till we moved when I was 18. School, girls (married the best one), work, family, etc got in the way. When we finally bought a house I thought I could finally build a layout again. Took about 17 years till I did. I always had a loop of track under the tree each year running my HO Rivarossi Mallet and Hudson that I've had since I was little. Tried to get my son interested with Thomas trains but he never really was bitten by the bug like we are. Too many other distractions for kids today. He does enjoy watching mine run now though.

This forum has been amazing. The support from everyone and the camaraderie are wonderful. Perfect example is the post that you put together. Taking the time to comment on everyone's work is what this hobby is all about. I do try and do the same but often it's numerous "likes" to go around as I don't always have time to mention each and every post.

And I would be remiss if I finished this response without commenting on your spectacular layout and train room. One of the top 10 on the forum IMHO .

Thanks- Bob

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

Vincent Massi posted:
John Rowlen posted:

After a Valentine's Day break, I finished my 10th 24-Pack of Preiser 65602 Unpainted Seated People in the past 30 days.  The Yellow clothing pack is pictured as I readied the next, #11, for Lavender clothing.  That gives me another 240 people.  I have three more boxes at home to finish, and another thirteen on the way from Germany - I bought two more boxes last night.  The twenty six boxes of 24 will give me 624 people for the Lionel passenger cars arriving around Christmas 2019.

I took a break from painting and converted two Atlas O Trainman 40' B&O Sentinel Box Cars to three-rail.  I will sell the two-rail trucks and coupler boxes on Ebay later this month when I finally sell extra Atlas O 3-rail rolling stock.

Trying to keep up a good head of steam, but I may need to use a pusher engine, to keep me moving through this up-hill painting project.

Sincerely, John Rowlen

John, I had never heard of Sentinel Fast Freight Service boxcars, but your is very nice-looking. The web tells me that their distinctive blue and silver boxcars were used from 1947 to 1958, when the service ended. The boxcars were then painted brown, although some lasted until the mid-60's before being repainted. One fellow claims to have seen one in the early 1970's, in bad shape, in a railyard.

I acquired a Sentinel car as part of a MTH B&O Work train set. Love the colors on the car. One of my favorites.
Thanks for the background info on the real cars.

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Bob

 

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

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John, the people are looking great! Nice job on the conversion!

Well for me toady I have to go to an HOA Meeting, then come home and dig out a path so Tank the inspector can get out to a small part of the yard with less snow to have a bathroom! He has a hard time getting threw no 28" of snow with his 8" legs! LOL

I hope after that to get to the train room after a week or so of not even opening the door. I need to clean up so I can lay some more cork and some switches!

I hope everyone has a great Saturday! Tomorrow will be train room all day with the Daytona 500 on the T.V.!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

 

"I hope everyone has a great Saturday! Tomorrow will be train room all day with the Daytona 500 on the T.V.! "  

                               looks like you're good to go Mike

 

                            Have a GREAT DAY Mike !!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

                  

 

 

 

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Thanks Brian, I have to get some new pictures, I cut the airfield down to one runway, the big one that hangs out over the tracks. Got some brick walls casted, Now I want to get things cleaned up before my cork and switches get here!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Mike g, the layout is taking shape. Looks like a lot of us are goin to be working on the layouts this weekend.

I ran to Menards this morning to pick up the Materials Handling silos. After a bit of deliberating I opted for this instead of the Gamer and Thrones building. My thought was I could add more switching possibilities to the other Material handling building plus maye scratch build some extra buildings. Won't be working on the layout till late this afternoon. Have a get together with the local club at one of the guy's houses. Pic.............Paul

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John Rowlen posted:

Carl and Mark,  The Preiser 65602 people count is now well over 3,500 completed in the last five years, probably more.  I also purchased 18 packs of 48 (864 )  Chinese seated figures according to Evermodel on Ebay, thirteen of the 8402 and five of the 8406.  The 8402 Seated Figures from China has the man turning around and talking and five other 1/45 (smaller) figures that fit well in the Lionel 21" Dining Cars. 

The boy with his hand on the table had his hand cut from his knee, bent upward, and placed on top of the table.  The young girl turning to her left and the two women with hats are among the six 8402 1/45 figures from China.

"Surgeon John" aka, "Butch R.", has had very few fatalities in his cutting, grinding, and bending as he placed people in the cars.  Unfortunately, a few did not literally make "the Cut."

Sincerely, John Rowlen

Butch R., I’ll not come your way when it’s time for my knee replacement.  I may not make the cut!!  LOL

Thank you for the numbers.  My passenger car populating will have to wait until I am fully retired.  Sounds like a good job for when I get that knee replaced!

You have been an inspiration!

Another clip from last nights running. Happy Daytona day to the other race fans !  I have  to get my racecar ready as well. Hopefully March 24th is here fast. Other news. Need to start to find more details and some other things. Banking for york kinda. Been busy with work too 

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Trackplan tweak. 

 

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                        In order to eliminate that S bend (right middle)                                        

                        I moved the track switch (right foreground)...

 

 

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                                            ...to right background.

    Lots of switching maneuvers on that track and the S curve was awkward.                          

 

 

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                I also inserted a 5" straight between the remote uncoupler

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               This to make coupling of cars dropped by that uncoupler

              successful without having to align the locomotive coupler manually.

 

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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

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Geyser that is some fine Fastrack work there!   I see you added to the benchwork also.    Looks good!  Looks like a lot of switching opportunities  are available now!   

Jim 

Operator of the Southern Railway System.

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Kon, I like the video of The a Great Northern very much...Your Layout is Fantastic.

Geyser, I like your track work and that’s a good idea, eliminating the S curve...Looks very nice.

Today I installed a Broadway Limited Talking operating and talking water tower..They are so cool. We painted it with Crayola Top, to Simply look at home on my “Leapin Larry’s Looney Lines RR....CFBABFCF-FADF-414A-A078-A3C47348625F6602F374-680B-474C-83A4-816EF57702D7DB637D79-D57F-484B-9500-CB0E25BC10D2

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@leapinlarry. Thank you !   My dads a big GN fan and I agree with him.  I’ve found him a good amount of GN.   We drove from outside Philadelphia area to Brooklyn to get the F3s. I think he wants a green GN steam as well... 

your layout looks awesome too !    My goal is to post weekly videos.  Looking to build a camera car as well.  I have another scene planned just need to get started.  

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paul 2 posted:

Had a chance to continue working on the gorge. I got the two extra falls in but after looking it over I think I'll add one more foam piece to the one on the left. I think it will look more interesting if they were different heights. Still have to gouge out some more foam where the culvert will be. Maybe after dinner Ill tackle it some more. Pics..........Paul

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Paul that is really looking good!  You are out pacing me on getting the project done,  I am missing some turnouts that I need to get my stuff rolling again!  

We are expecting 12 inches of rain in the mountains around us and 8 to 10 inches of rain here in the valley in the next few days.  I think it is the weather system that dropped all that snow on MikeG!  

Lee those TOFCs are awesome!   I may have no choice but to buy those  Trailer Train cars with Southern trailers.   Can you post a picture of that Tucker you have?  

Erica nice repaint on that hopper!   Do you guys own/run a model business??  

Al you always impress me..  Do you run the company that makes turntables??   

I would love to have a job that included trains.  My neighbor at work designs and installs engine upgrades to real trains!  Puts new engines and computer systems in older diesels and they run the 3 rivers rambler in Knoxville, TN.   

Jim 

Jim,

 

I just saw your post. Thank you and Yes I run and Own Millhouse River Studios making turntables and transfer tables.

 

CSX AL

 

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Paul 2, Thanks you ! I just got done shoveling paths threw the snow, one to the wood shed and the other one to the train room/garage! A little break then its out to the train room!

Brian, Now that's funny! For some reason Tank doesn't like the train room anymore if the big garage door is closed! I even put a bed out there for him!

Andy, nice video! but what more impressive is your Race Car! Very Nice!

Geyser, good change, looks a lot better! Not so busy!

Larry, the water tower looks wonderful! Its amazing how you can just ad something to your layout and it looks like its always been there! What wonderful work!

Lee, nice work on the Pilot fix! Also sweet looking Pacemaker!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Hi Friends!

First off, as usual, very beautiful work everyone! Mike, I hope you are finally passed that pesky virus.

I started ballast today, I have to admit it it quite therapeutic and relaxing IMO.

Here is my first few feet. Going to let it dry before going too far forward to make sure it sticks well to the track:

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I do have a question for you guys, I want to spruce up the ReadyGrass area. I have ready that "turf blend" is the best. Any suggestions on what I can use in terms of colors? I must admit I am slightly colorblind so I fear that if I choose something myself, well you can only imagine what will happen.

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.

Stay warm and be safe from the MIA!!

THANKS

Daniel Gonzalez

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