Vincent Massi posted:

Bob, that is an interesting boxcar.DSCN0432

Vincent, that's an Atlas car.  Seaboard Air Line is my favorite RR.  They're hard to model though, they had some odd rolling stock.  Here's another boxcar they had, notice the door locations at the end:

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Kitbashed from a car just like the silver Atlas ACL car behind it.  SAL used them for rolls of paper and lumber.

Arnold, thanks.  I wish it was twice the size (would make a nice N scale layout).

MODELING SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA

4+ years and STILL Having A Blast Running BPRC

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Dave,  Thank you!  It is always good to see progress on anyone's layout.

Bryan, Thank you!  I will have to wait until Paul responds to your great comment about the Tony Robbins of the forum world!    Your upper deck is looking great!

Mike, Happy Birthday!  I am so glad God answered may people's prayers 5 years ago.  I wouldn't not have met you and all your encouragement otherwise!

Bryan, Great photographs again!

Lew, Your industrial area is looking good!  Yes, Oil Creek could uses some coloring, but we certainly get the idea!  Maybe it is the dry season right now!    Though I have never seen it dry enough for Oil Creek here in Northwest Pennsylvania dry!  You are doing a great job!!!

Well, this is a Lucky Day, as now we are on page #777, wow, what a great thread, fun to read, fun to participate in, and Simply a joy to learn from some of the best in the hobby. So many of us toy/scale train collectors and like myself an operator, share other threads, it’s amazing how we never get bored reading these points of interest. I know many of you get many “likes” on a daily basis, that makes it very enjoyable. Also, many of you will be attending the upcoming York Meet. So, be sure and put your name or nickname on your badge so we can possibly say Hi to one another in person. I go to look and see what’s new in the market place, and the training clinics. It’s the people in the hobby that makes it Fun. It’s not how large or small ones layout is, it’s helping each other get the most enjoyment out of this, the best hobby in the world, Model Railroading. The next thing is that we pray daily for our friends in the hobby their health, as our health is of utmost importance. I am glad to see Mike G, and Mark Boyce and Mitch Marmel (many others) very active here on many of the threads. There are many others, my friend Marty Fitzhenry, where many prayers are necessary. So, being that now we are on the Same page so to speak, I offer everyone a silent prayer for your friendship, and for your future in our Hobby.  Happy Railroading. 

Larry, Thank you for the great words for all of us here on this Forum!  Your encouragement is much appreciated!

I too have been praying for Marty, along with a host of others here!

I was looking over the York flyer that came on Saturday, the calendar, and the $$.  I'm hoping to get back to York after a hiatus!!

Mark Boyce posted:

Dave,  Thank you!  It is always good to see progress on anyone's layout.

Bryan, Thank you!  I will have to wait until Paul responds to your great comment about the Tony Robbins of the forum world!    Your upper deck is looking great!

Mike, Happy Birthday!  I am so glad God answered may people's prayers 5 years ago.  I wouldn't not have met you and all your encouragement otherwise!

Bryan, Great photographs again!

Lew, Your industrial area is looking good!  Yes, Oil Creek could uses some coloring, but we certainly get the idea!  Maybe it is the dry season right now!    Though I have never seen it dry enough for Oil Creek here in Northwest Pennsylvania dry!  You are doing a great job!!!

Mark, I enjoyed your progress pics. It is good to have fun stuff to do because there is plenty of the other kind of stuff always in need of doing.

 

I play a bit fast&loose with the prototype but I'm allowed   I use elements of different prototypes, past and present, as it suits me. I find the heritage, operations and business model of the OC&T fascinating.  Thus the Plywood Empire Route picks up inbounds from interchange and delivers them to town, picking up outbounds and finishing the turn back to interchange. The D&RGW Royal Gorge from 1964 also makes a daily run through present-day Titusville because I love remembering that train 

Lew

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

mike g. posted:

Hi all, i wanted to thank you all for the kind words and birthday wishes!  5 years ago we were told 6 months, guess they were wrong! I would like to think between God and all the great folks here on the forum is what got me to my 55th with many more to go! Thank you all again so much!

 Mike happy late birthday I just been busy haven’t been on here lately hope you get to feeling well and everything’s looking good on the layout 

lee drennen posted:
mike g. posted:

Hi all, i wanted to thank you all for the kind words and birthday wishes!  5 years ago we were told 6 months, guess they were wrong! I would like to think between God and all the great folks here on the forum is what got me to my 55th with many more to go! Thank you all again so much!

 Mike happy late birthday I just been busy haven’t been on here lately hope you get to feeling well and everything’s looking good on the layout 

I'm jumping on right here as well to give a shout out to mike g. As well.  Hope you had a great Fourth and Birthday this year.

My wife was nearly a firecracker, Her special day is July 3rd.  So her favorite colors are red, white, and blue.

Take care!

Bob, Thanks for the kind words!

Bob D. The layout is looking very nice! I like the idea of the spray paint texture for the gravel!

Curtish, Thank you for the birthday song! Sounds like you and the wife make a great team! I cant wait to see some photos!

Rick R. Thank you sir! I feel great, they were trying to figure out why a guy would have his first seizure at 54! As for the supports I would go with some round stock!

Bryan, the bridge looks great! I know you said its card stock, but are you bending it so the supports stick out or is that just a great picture?

Mark, I know I am late, but I hope things get worked out so you don't have to worry about a seizure ! The layout is coming along great I think your on the right track!

Cody, Nice little layout!

Howard, I am sorry about the Electrical Gremlins, I hope you find the soon!

Brian, Thanks for the birthday wish and thanks for all the great photos! Keep them coming!

Lew, It sure is looking good! I really like the changes! Nice work!

Warok, Then K-9 unit looks GREAT!

Larry I am with you, Thoughts and Prayers to everyone on the forum and there families ! I kow its working for me!

Lee D. Thank you! All is good for now! I know what you mean about chores plus my doc appointments I haven't had much time in the train room either. I hope to today!

John D. Thank you sir! My mom was almost one also, her b-day is the 5th!

Well I am sorry things are short and sweet, but I have to head off for my dive for the day! I hope to get into the train room later when I get back!

Everyone have a great day and please have FUN!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Mike G,

I was going to put down paint and Woodland Scenics gravel but thought I'd give the textured spray paint a try.  At our small scale it looks fine to me.  Just cover the track with painters tape or whatever you have handy so the over spray doesn't get on things.  But a foam sanding pad will take it off the tops of the rails if you do.

I had some bad experience with ballast between the rails and don't plan on putting any down.  I could have pulled the track up and sprayed the roadbed but just didn't feel the need.  My track is held in place by zip-ties so I can still do it if the mood hits.DSCN0422

I'll soon be concentrating on each industry/scene so I need a lot more people and stuff to go around.

MODELING SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA

4+ years and STILL Having A Blast Running BPRC

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mike g. posted:

Bob, Thanks for the kind words!


Well I am sorry things are short and sweet, but I have to head off for my dive for the day! I hope to get into the train room later when I get back!

Everyone have a great day and please have FUN!

Happy Birthday Mike! day late and a dollar short as usual

 

Bob

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

I did a bit of work today getting a Marx Rock Island crane tender set up as a Gi-raffe Express caboose: 

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Since the big flanges of the stock Marx wheelsets didn't play well with the 1122 switches,  I put a set of Lionel AAR blunt axle wheelsets in, using Plastruct tubing as bushing.  I also switched the Marx knuckle coupler for a Lionel dummy coupler. 

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Fortescue was duly impressed.  

Mitch 

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

 

Remember, SCROUNGE!

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Lew, Yes indeed it is your railroad and you can do what you want.  I like the OC&T also.  I worked in Oil City back in the late '70s.  The job stunk, but the scenery was great!  Lots of train action too.  In fact I went to sleep hearing freight cars switching every night!    

Thank you Mike!  The jury is out on the cause, but a doctor appt I had today confirmed my symptoms are a little like 5 nasty things, but probably none of those.  So I'll just keep getting weird tests done and put it all in God's hands!

Brian, nice sunny photograph!

Bob, I'm using that textured paint with good results.  I may never ballast again at all.  It was so easy to get one grain in a switch in N scale!!!  Yours looks great!

Mitch, the caboose looks great with the new wheels and coupler.  If Fortesque approves, then it is good enough for me sight unseen!!

Bob D. How ever you do it, it sure is looking good! I still plan on ballasting my track once its all down! Which will be soon I hope! LOL

Bob, like I tell the wife, Better late then never! Thank you very much!

Mitch, I see Fortescue was supervising, Nice work!

Mark, I sure hope the Doc's figure it out soon! But you are in good hands with God watching over you! You and your family are in our prayers!

Howard, Very nice looking! I know my laundry room will never look that good!

So today I got a little time in the train room. I am extending the bench top 6" cause as most of you know I forgot to leave room for roads! LOL Here is what I got done so far. I also have to get the plywood down for my reverse loop. While I am at it I included a couple of pictures of what the wife got me for my birthday! Enjoy!

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Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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Mark thanks the tree is only to get 10' tall and about 3' round with all sorts of big yummy apples!

Lew, well said! I am glad I have the trains to work on as it take my mind off of all the other stuff I am spose to be doing! LOL

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Mike g, Happy belated birthday. I like the extension of the table. Always nice when you can squeeze in some layout time. I have yet to do that. As soon as I can catch up on the yard work from being aways for a long weekend for the Menards show. 

Mark, inbetween all you have going on you still found time to work on your layout.

I posted the few pics I took at the Menards show. That night it was a trip to Elliots for a great evening. I didn't get a chance to meet Patrick but we got a chance to meet Elliots son. So Mike g I think I am going to have to do two posts for the pics of Elliot's layout. It is much better to see it in person. The Lionel caboose with the camera gives a whole different look to the layout. Going to post pics in four parts.............Paul 2

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I finally found a small Panasonic shop that sells rechargeable AAA batteries (I live in Mexico). After disassembling the Lego dead rail locomotive I had assembled four months ago, I replaced the batteries and it runs great.

And a hobby shop in Guadalajara (one of two stores that sell model trains in the entire state) confirmed today that they have the kind of HO diesel I want to buy. We're heading there on Saturday.

Paul, I can't begin to thank you enough for the pics of Elliot's Setup. I follow him to listen to all that is being done and still did not imagine it being so fantastic.

Elliot, how can you not stop and run trains? What a marvelous layout. YOU are one DEDICATED MAN! I admire that. Gunner Runner John is the other person I enjoy watching build a layout. Both of you are masters! Thank you for sharing with us even it if does take someone like Paul to come take the shots of your layout Elliot.

Curtis

paul 2 posted:

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Thank you for posting! Elliot's layouts have always been inspiring but this is something else. I can't wait to start building my own permanent layout. I'll certainly draw from this when designing it.  

"Whoever dies with the most trains, wins!"

-Ward Kimball

 

Cody D. Leavel 

TCA #08-63009 

Paul, great photos of a great layout! Thanks for sharing your adventure with the rest of us! When I get home from work tonight I hope to look at the slower, but I have to run to do another dive this morning!

Howard, the handcar shed looks great! It fits perfect on your layout! Nice work!

Well no train room for me today as I have diving then off to work. Same for tomorrow. But the Friday and the weekend are open so I hope to get something done!

Its Wednesday Hump day so everyone had a great day and please have FUN!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

 

 

 

 

     turned out to be a super nice day out yesterday !   gonna be a hot one today 

 

 

                      IZZY chilling out by the pool with us,  working on her tan

 

 

 

 

              then went in and ran a couple trains last night before our ice cream...

 

 

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Thanks Paul for sharing your photos of Elliot's layout.   Wish I could have been there!   My 4th of July trip to Bayfield, WI got in the way so thanks again for sharing.   

Gandy, great job on the shed.   Kit or scratch build?

Cheers, Dave

Curtish, I think the mountain is looking really nice!

Brian, great pictures~! Make sure you take care of IZZY in this heat! I think she might need some extra ice cream! LOL

Another day of diving, then work so I don't think I will get anything done today, but I have tomorrow off from work so maybe then!

It Thursday do everyone go out and have some FUN!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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