Today was a split day. Had to start working outside and all the time I ws praying for rain so I could work on the layout. But late afternoon and after dinner I managed to get all the cork glued down. Hopefully I'll be able to paint the cork tomorrow. Pics..............Paul 2

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Ralph M posted:

FYI - I based the location of the "B &O " emblem on the prototype:

It's a little off-center from where I would have imagined it being. 

Looks like they just wanted to avoid putting the logo right on top of the louvers.  Makes sense when you think about it.

Fred

Ralph M posted:

FYI - I based the location of the "B &O " emblem on the prototype:

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It's a little off-center from where I would have imagined it being. 

Ralph - yours still looks great though!!  Overall wonderful job

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

paul 2 posted:

Today was a split day. Had to start working outside and all the time I ws praying for rain so I could work on the layout. But late afternoon and after dinner I managed to get all the cork glued down. Hopefully I'll be able to paint the cork tomorrow. Pics..............Paul 2

 

Looks great, Paul!

 

Pete F.

Mahwah, NJ

TCA# 18-73568

mike g. posted:

OldMike, Sure looks that way! I tell you I sure don't miss those middle of the night movements! LOL

Ralph, Great job on the B&O engine! Looks a lot better!

Johan, wonderful weathering job on that switcher! First class!

Well with a little time before work this morning at 5:30 AM and a little time after work today I was able to get the track for my service building redone. Moved my crane so it was a little closer to the building, which opened up that area for my scratch built oil tanks! I haven't checked into it yet, but will tomorrow as of why the lights on one of the tanks are not working! I hope you guys enjoy!

Mike, I am in awe of your abilities! Great work. Can't wait to see more.

Pete F.

Mahwah, NJ

TCA# 18-73568

Paul, looks like you have a good start on your track area, I hope you get a chance to paint to day! Looking good!

Pete, thank you Sir! Some times you have to think out of the box when you don't have the funds to buy stuff you want. I find a picture on the internet and say to myself I can build that, sometimes it works out and other times it doesn't and just sits on the work bench waiting for me to come up with another idea! LOL

Heading out to the train room to get the LED's working on the left tank and I am sure I will find something else to do while I am out there!

Everyone have a great Thursday!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

mike g. posted:

OldMike, Sure looks that way! I tell you I sure don't miss those middle of the night movements! LOL

Ralph, Great job on the B&O engine! Looks a lot better!

Johan, wonderful weathering job on that switcher! First class!

Well with a little time before work this morning at 5:30 AM and a little time after work today I was able to get the track for my service building redone. Moved my crane so it was a little closer to the building, which opened up that area for my scratch built oil tanks! I haven't checked into it yet, but will tomorrow as of why the lights on one of the tanks are not working! I hope you guys enjoy!20190417_18224720190417_18231620190417_182332

Looking good, Mike.

I managed to convert another couple of ARR passengers cars to LEDs yesterday.  Had great fun trying to get the baggage car back together with the sliding doors.  For some reason or other that particular one was more difficult than the others I have done.  I finally figured out where to place the doors to easily get the chassis in place.  I also had to re-glue the end door "glass" back in place on both cars had to also do the side door window "glass" on the coach which was also missing one of the two.  Haven't tried to locate another one on the MTH website.  Guess I could do that. 

Mike G, I see that Menard's made your wish come true with the new brewery!  Yee Haw!!  I tried to check it out on the Menard's website using my phone this morning but the page wouldn't load. 

 

Larry

Ralph M, I like the position of the B & O. I think it looks better then in the middle of the side.

Mike g, I always make sure I have extra cork for when I rip some up to redo it.

Brian, new pics everytime you post and not a repeat yet.

Today double duty. Yard work first. So after lunch I pulled the nails out of the cork and then positioned the track so I could cut off the excess cork. Got the gray and black paint out and now the cork is done. I am just waiting for it to dry so I can add ballast and lay down the track. Heading up to Michigan tomorrow for the weekend to spend Easter with the kids and grandkids. Layout work goes on hold till next week. Pics................Paul 2

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Elliot, I wish you well on the open house.  I agree that this topic especially is a good place to meet and then see others' layouts!

Ralph, your repainted paint scheme is the one I recall from my youth.  It looks great!

Johan, That is another excellent looking engine and photograph!

Mark. Thank you. 

Johan

Ralph, great idea! Make what you want!

Chugman, Thank so much! Means a lot coming from someone with such a great layout as yours!

Larry (PSAP2010), Sounds like you have been having a lot of fun with those cars! Yep Menards built it now I have to get it! YEE HAW!

Brian, great pictures! Just wondering if Marci took them? LOL

Paul, Your moving right along! Looks good! I hope you have a Happy Easter with your kids!

Got up this morning and went out and got the lights on my one tank fixed, the did some kit bashing for the engine shed! Don't freak out guys I would have done it but I have 2 of these  buildings. You who know will know what I am talking about! Now back to the train room!20190418_11364520190418_11363320190418_113619

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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mike g. posted:

OldMike, Sure looks that way! I tell you I sure don't miss those middle of the night movements! LOL

Ralph, Great job on the B&O engine! Looks a lot better!

Johan, wonderful weathering job on that switcher! First class!

Well with a little time before work this morning at 5:30 AM and a little time after work today I was able to get the track for my service building redone. Moved my crane so it was a little closer to the building, which opened up that area for my scratch built oil tanks! I haven't checked into it yet, but will tomorrow as of why the lights on one of the tanks are not working! I hope you guys enjoy!20190417_18224720190417_18231620190417_182332

Mike. Thank you. That is a quite old work, but i try take some pics before a new scenery comes.

Johan

I promised pictures after it was done, but since this is still taking forever to complete, I decided to show you what I was talking about when I spoke of building a "bar track" around the top of my train room.

To refresh, I built a train room using an abandoned water cistern.  Since it had four columns for load bearing reasons, I decided to put in a track near the ceiling for my grandson's train.  Well, here is a quick look at what I am doing.

I hope these aren't as blurry full size as they look attached.

TRAIN ROOM CURVE is a picture dedicated to just showing you where a curve will go when I get all of the holes drilled.  I still have a hanger on one end that needs the holes elongated so we can adjust it.  So I can't drill the holes in one end of two shelves until we can mark them.

TRAIN ROOM GENERAL is a picture I sent to show you how my track is laid out.  Just a floor model, nothing fancy, no buildings or trees or bushes or the woman forever hanging laundry on a clothes line never to finish while her husband mows that same spot in the lawn into eternity.

TRAIN ROOM SHELVES shows you as best I could how the shelves are laid out around the room.

Plan is to hang the curves next week and start the process of finishing this project.  Next set of pics won't come until it is done. 

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I went to Eastside Trains today.  I hadn’t been there for quite some time.  Talked with Steve and Johnny for a little bit.  I asked the service repair  person about the possibility of obtaining the passenger car windows from MTH.   He essentially said that those type of parts are pretty hard to come by from MTH and suggested using a sheet of clear polystyrene and using Micro Krystal Klear to cement the cut to size piece.  So I left the store with those two items and an Atlas Trainman 62’ bulkhead flat car.

So Mike, have you ordered your brewery yet?

 

Larry

Sara, WOW what a huge room, How big of a layout are you planning?

Johan, very nice engine!

Yardmaster96, What a great looking room and what a lucky grandson! Nice work!

Ted, Thanks I will try and make them better, but I don't think that will happen till I ever get my adjustable track lighting!

Larry, sure sounds like you got some good advice from the service tech! No I haven't ordered it yet as things are tight and I have other things I have to take care of first! But thanks for asking! LOL

So the wife and I have to work the store Easter weekend so our employees can spend the time with there family! There most likely be any train room this weekend.

I really hope everyone takes time to have a great time with family and friends this Easter weekend!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Thanks Mike and Mark from the other day.

I did go downstairs today, and worked on the skirting for a couple hours. I finished the first 80' roll, and just started the second. I'm just about to start the curve at the end of aisle one. I took the camera down, but never took any pictures, and left it down there anyway. No big deal, you've already seen some of the skirting pics anyway. In case you were wondering, the skirting is still black.  We'll take pics on Saturday when Patrick comes over.

As part of my phone call with Atlas last week, I requested a part for one of my Maxi IV well car sets. Seems that one of the cars was packaged missing one of the articulated connectors. Not sure how it got out of the factory that way. I only needed the one part, but they sent me a whole set of them. So now I have spares.

I don't know if you guys will ever speak to me again. 

We went to Guadalajara to a mall with the only two model train stores in the state, as well as two large toy stores. I wanted:

1) an N scale train with a large track

2) some tracks for electric Thomas the Tank Engine trains I had gotten from junk shops, open-air markets, etc.

3) An HO set that is not made by Bachman.

4) a dead rail set (battery-powered, remote-control)

One train shop was closed for the week. The other had nothing that I wanted. And a toy store had a 1226 piece Lego dead rail construction train with 10-speed Bluetooth control, a manually-operated crane car, two flat cars that can be built a variety of ways, several accessories, and a small add-on set, for a total of $250 US.

There are six books (BOOKS, not "pages") of assembly instructions, so I should be kept happily-occupied for a while.

 

 

Sara, most of us envy you. We just dream of having that much room to build a layout.

Johan, that engine looks great. Nice job.

Mike g, sorry you have to work on Easter.

Lee (P51), like the hat.

All I had time to do was get some ballast down. Gluing will have to wait till I get back. Pics........Paul 2

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WOW! Paul, Sara, Mike, Johan, Elliot, Vincent, Ralph, and anyone else I missed. Great work all around. I've been so busy at work I've barely had time to breathe.

Home for Easter and off next week so maybe I'll get some train time in.

Happy Easter to all.

Bob

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

 

 

                                           Have a Happy Easter everyone !!

 

                                        oops...  wrong holiday colors...

 

 

                                    now  that's better...   have a great weekend !!!

 

 

                  

 

 

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The Postman brought me an eBay offering. I converted it to MTH trucks and it's on the Pike now. The scrapyard is seeing increased business so another car was put in the stream.

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Brian, I just had to have this Wabash car when I read this on the side:

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Lew

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

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RSJB18 posted:

WOW! Paul, Sara, Mike, Johan, Elliot, Vincent, Ralph, and anyone else I missed. Great work all around. I've been so busy at work I've barely had time to breathe.

Home for Easter and off next week so maybe I'll get some train time in.

Happy Easter to all.

Bob

Bob. Thank you. Happy Easter.

Johan

paul 2 posted:

Sara, most of us envy you. We just dream of having that much room to build a layout.

Johan, that engine looks great. Nice job.

Mike g, sorry you have to work on Easter.

Lee (P51), like the hat.

All I had time to do was get some ballast down. Gluing will have to wait till I get back. Pics........Paul 2

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Paul: Thank you very much. Happy Easter from Finland.

Johan

SUNP0002SUNP0005Any why, pray tell, did it take me four hours to assemble these two high-quality Lego vehicles that came with the dead rail train set I bought yesterday?

Because the biggest pieces wouldn't fit into the proper bags, so they put them into another bag without telling me. (1226 pieces--Man, that took a lot of searching.)

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Hi everyone, I see there is a lot of great work being done! I am just going to mention a couple people as I am whooped from work today and its going to be an early night! Getting up at 3:30 AM Is not my idea of fun! LOL

Lee, Nice Hat! Great find and it looks good on you!

Johan, Amazing work! Such a life like scene it truly comes to life! I cant wait to see what you come up with next! I know one thing you sure set the bar high!

Vincent, All I can say is you might need to seek professional help as I think you may have gone off the deep end! May the force be with you !

Everyone, have a great Easter Weekend!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

geysergazer posted:

The Postman brought me an eBay offering. I converted it to MTH trucks and it's on the Pike now. The scrapyard is seeing increased business so another car was put in the stream.

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Brian, I just had to have this Wabash car when I read this on the side:

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Lew

Lew

I bought this same car I think?? I bought it last year at hobby shop in St Louis. I never notice that return badge on it thanks for posting it. Happy Easter 

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