No working on the layout do to lawn work, outdoor maintenance, you might say, responsibilities.....The next rain, hopefully soon, I can get back to working on the wiring of accessories....I am expecting on getting my Lionel Catalog 2019 Volume 2 edition Tuesday....Hurray...I will Be looking at theSD70- 4141 George Bush train...That will end my addiction for a long time, hopefully...2E803A45-BD54-46B1-810D-8C9C8C46A1C0092B211D-17A5-48EE-999C-2F98B1C16EF028626FC0-735B-4306-B892-7BE9AA7453E33CDBBCAC-FAF9-4431-BEF8-EFCDD9EC233887D173EC-E137-4AFE-9A00-F4D9B6CC0304E43B912A-85C4-4480-A7E8-E44CDC5376354218749F-52BC-43DF-939F-FD884C905A5A

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Vincent Massi posted:

Okay, Gang, we're off to Guadalajara to the only two hobby shops in the state of Jalisco! I've got enough pesos to buy one, maybe two, additions to my lay-out.

Here it is, Gang, my brand-new Ferromex SD70ACe diesel! Ferromex owns 116 of this specific version of the SD70AC, which was replaced in 2015 with a more emission-free version. It runs smoothly, even at very low speed, but I am concerned that it doesn't go too fast at top speed.

If I may humbly ask: does anyone else own a Ferromex loco or rolling stock?

Also, I ran into a friend of mine who is made completely from Legos (No, that isn't a joke).SUNP0001SUNP0008SUNP0003SUNP0007SUNP000966627631_640081956460225_1958425793289781248_n

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RSJB18 posted:
Big_Boy_4005 posted:
RSJB18 posted:
Big_Boy_4005 posted:
OGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:

Guys....I remind you of the title of this thread.  There are many audio and audiophile blogs on the web....this is not one of them!  Keep the discussion on track please.....

I wasn't very happy when I read this, and found that one of my posts was missing. I'm not sure what happened here, that he felt the need to "clean up". I've cooled off now, and am playing catch up on the last 5 pages. Be patient boys, likes are on their way.

Anyway, I haven't done any work on the layout in a few weeks, but will be heading down in a little while. I had been expecting Patrick today, but he had to cancel at the last minute, so this will be my chance to work on taping track diagrams to the fascia, and drilling for bolts for the uncoupler project. It would be nice to have all that done, so when Patrick does come over, we can get serious on the wiring part.

One of mine was deleted too Elliot. I think I may have started the left turn from trains to tunes though so I took it in stride.

Hope you make some progress today.

Bob

Confession is good for the soul Bob. You weren't even on my suspect list.

I still haven't gotten downstairs yet. The leg is getting better to the point the wife says I'm back on KP.

Forgive me Father for I have sinned

Ooh... ooh... can I decide on the penance??? 

Paul

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Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

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RSJB18 posted:
Big_Boy_4005 posted:
RSJB18 posted:
Big_Boy_4005 posted:
OGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:

Guys....I remind you of the title of this thread.  There are many audio and audiophile blogs on the web....this is not one of them!  Keep the discussion on track please.....

I wasn't very happy when I read this, and found that one of my posts was missing. I'm not sure what happened here, that he felt the need to "clean up". I've cooled off now, and am playing catch up on the last 5 pages. Be patient boys, likes are on their way.

Anyway, I haven't done any work on the layout in a few weeks, but will be heading down in a little while. I had been expecting Patrick today, but he had to cancel at the last minute, so this will be my chance to work on taping track diagrams to the fascia, and drilling for bolts for the uncoupler project. It would be nice to have all that done, so when Patrick does come over, we can get serious on the wiring part.

One of mine was deleted too Elliot. I think I may have started the left turn from trains to tunes though so I took it in stride.

Hope you make some progress today.

Bob

Confession is good for the soul Bob. You weren't even on my suspect list.

I still haven't gotten downstairs yet. The leg is getting better to the point the wife says I'm back on KP.

Forgive me Father for I have sinned

I am guilty!!   I know I contributed to taking us farther off track, but I didn't bother going back to see if any posts were deleted.   I'm an admin on two Facebook O-gauge groups, one of which is quite large, and I do know it can be a tough call when members get off track.  If it isn't derogatory, nasty, or blatantly against the rules, we usually let things slide.  When we get complaints, then we have to be more strict.  Sometimes we admins on the large group have a FB Messenger conversation that can take up 20, 30, or more comments to reach a decision.  The group originator has the final call.  I actually have less input than some of the other admins since there are times I can't be on the smart phone.  I will say this and take it for what it is worth; it is a tough job administering any forum or group.  I appreciate the work all administrators and moderators do.

Vincent Massi posted:
Vincent Massi posted:

Okay, Gang, we're off to Guadalajara to the only two hobby shops in the state of Jalisco! I've got enough pesos to buy one, maybe two, additions to my lay-out.

Here it is, Gang, my brand-new Ferromex SD70ACe diesel! Ferromex owns 116 of this specific version of the SD70AC, which was replaced in 2015 with a more emission-free version. It runs smoothly, even at very low speed, but I am concerned that it doesn't go too fast at top speed.

If I may humbly ask: does anyone else own a Ferromex loco or rolling stock?

Also, I ran into a friend of mine who is made completely from Legos (No, that isn't a joke).SUNP0001SUNP0008SUNP0003SUNP0007SUNP000966627631_640081956460225_1958425793289781248_n

Vincent, That looks like a great addition you got at Guadalajara.  Captain America, Phillies hat, Perfect!!!  And that is coming from a lifelong Pirates fan!!  

I still think I would stick out like a sore thumb even in The Gringo Zone!! 

 

Vincent Massi posted:
Vincent Massi posted:

Okay, Gang, we're off to Guadalajara to the only two hobby shops in the state of Jalisco! I've got enough pesos to buy one, maybe two, additions to my lay-out.

Here it is, Gang, my brand-new Ferromex SD70ACe diesel! Ferromex owns 116 of this specific version of the SD70AC, which was replaced in 2015 with a more emission-free version. It runs smoothly, even at very low speed, but I am concerned that it doesn't go too fast at top speed.

If I may humbly ask: does anyone else own a Ferromex loco or rolling stock?

Also, I ran into a friend of mine who is made completely from Legos (No, that isn't a joke).SUNP0001SUNP0008SUNP0003SUNP0007SUNP000966627631_640081956460225_1958425793289781248_n

Very nice diesel Vincent. I see you are a long way from Philly.....

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

RSJB18 posted:
Bryan in Ohio posted:

So the new elevated line has 3 bridges and I wanted to do something unique for each one.  So 2 of them I named after my late Dad (Jerry Persing Memorial Bridge) and my Grandfather (Howard Morgan Memorial Bridge).  Side note my wife got a little chocked up when she saw what I was doing with the nameplates on those 2.  That left 1 bridge left and so in honor of the guy who cracked the whipped to get me going on this part of the layout this summer and also signed my TCA membership many years ago when you needed 2 signature to get in....I introduce the following.

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WOW! That is awesome Bryan. What a great way to honor a good friend. I guess Paul can't pick on you any more now.

You said it, Bob!  That is a great way to honor Paul! 

I'll be watching for the Stackow Drone over the Heights south of Butler!! 

It's a thankless job Mark. I hadn't looked at the forum for a couple of days after the "Marantz incident". Wasn't till I went back that I discovered the posts were gone. Again, no big deal.

The OGR gang keep it fair and even for the most part. I do make an effort to keep my posts train related.

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

Bryan, first chance I've had to respond. So I prodded you along a little bit LOL. I knew you could get it done and it came out fantastic. Now with that out of the way you can settle into a more laid back speed and work on scenery and buildings again. All I can say is I am flatered that you put my name on the layout. You could of just given me an honorable mention and that would of been fine. Thanks, you are a good friend. Now it is your turn to crack the whip on me to get moving again..........Paul 2

Today USPS dropped off a package from Diecast Direct. I lucked out again and picked up some vehicles for a good price. I think now I have enough cars so I can get back to looking for reasonably priced trucks. Also I went to the Menards Train Show in Wisconsion and on the way back the wife and I took the SS Badger from Wisconsin to Michigan. It was a great trip aboard one of the last coal fired ships. Pics............Paul 2 

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Biscuit97, Nice looking work on the platform!

Bryan, great job on the idea for the bridges! Way to honor the important people in your life that have made a difference!

Brian, very cool looking water feature picture!

Elliot, I am so glad to hear that your knee is feeling better! On the other hand I am sorry that Patrick couldn't make it but more so that you were put on KP Duty! LOL I know it will all get better, maybe invest in a dishwasher! LOL

Larry what a wonderful layout you have! I hope mine with look good someday, I don't have a problem building the bench work its making it look real where I think I am going to have the problem. But that's along way off!

Vincent, Nice looking engine! Also nice to meet your old friend, I sure hope he doesn't fall apart! LOL

Howard, What a wonderful display case! Much more impressive is the collection inside! Very Cool!

Paul, Thanks for all the pictures from Elliot's! Looks like you got some nice cars there, cant wait to see what trucks you order! Also looks like one heck of a boat ride!

So yesterday I got a little time in the train room. I was able to cut my 6" plywood addition so I can now add roads to my layout, I also got the center cross section cut for my return loop. So today I am going to work on a little more 6" pieces and try and figure out how I want to build the life section for the center cross section. I had to crawl under it 4 times yesterday and that has to change! LOL

Here are a couple pictures.20190713_15520920190713_155154                                          I sure hope everyone has a great day!

Mike

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Semper Fi !

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JRSJB18 posted:

4 D&H diesels and two Pennsy steamers. 

AMEN !

Oh Bob... that’s not a penance - you must have grown up in one of those “progressive” lovey-dovey parishes. I come from the old school (think a 6’ 9” nun dressed head to toe in black standing over you with a menacing metal ruler in her hand). I was thinking of something more along the lines of spending 30 days doing wiring on Elliot’s layout   

Requiescat in pace.

 

Paul

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Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

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Brian, you can't go wrong with a Black Widow E8/9.

 

           

Oooo!  And an SD9 in spanking new paint. Looks like it just came out of the Lionel box! 

Lew

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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

Mike, I'm glad you got some time to wok on the layout yesterday.  I did not.  The 6" addition will work well, but I agree something needs to be done about that plywood across the middle of the room! 

Brian, I agree with Lew, the SP units look great!

BiscuitAG97, the platform looks good and solid, ready for slots of passengers!!

PUFFRBELLY posted:

Here's a few before and after shots of the area just to the north of Track 1 and Track 2 East/West mainlines.

Before:

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After:

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 Chief Bob (Retired)

Wow, Bob... that is an amazing transformation. Great job.

Paul

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Four of my five TTs are on end modules which precariously position them for an engine's last ride.  I have considered various ways to protect engines from a run off and have come up with this.  Using Locktite's new high density foam spray I am going to develop a berm around the pits.

Might be a bit contrived but anything is better than taking a dive:

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The next two shots are of  a TT module added to what will be an yard engine service area.

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Need to massage the basic shape some more and coat the foam but one of them have already  been stabbed with a pilot.  

My TT's are more a tool for spinning a loco at the end of a run, not really a typical TT and RH setup.  That would just gobble up far too much for  space for my operating needs.

Eternity is a long time to have been wrong.

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I spent the weekend working on our circus train. The elephant transport car is almost finished. I will post photos of the finished product in a few days. I did some detail painting on 2 box cars for the train. Thanks to rattler21 on the forum, AKA John, for giving me his blessing to use his interior design for the elephant transport. I told him that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Randy Harrison,

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The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

I have managed to get five HO scale construction workers installed on the roof of the Archie Harrison Supercomputer. If they keep falling over, I'll have to use SuperGlue.

I also finished the Bruce Wayne Super Heroes Resort. It's not a retirement home, but when superheroes need a break, they can book free time there.SUNP0001SUNP0005SUNP0006

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I did not do all this today.

It took 16 hours over three evenings.  I wanted five bumpers for my spurs and had $0.00 to spend.  I looked at pictures, drew pictures, took measurements, shuffled some "craft sticks", and ended up here.  They are way too white.  I don't want them just flat black.  Any ideas to make them look better?  They work too.  My end game includes a 3mm LED to indicate spur power.  I rearranged most of the south yards for more track.  After dinner I'm going to switch the stuffins out of my cars.  Everyone rolls tonight.

 

 

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Odenville Bill posted:

I did not do all this today.

It took 16 hours over three evenings.  I wanted five bumpers for my spurs and had $0.00 to spend.  I looked at pictures, drew pictures, took measurements, shuffled some "craft sticks", and ended up here.  They are way too white.  I don't want them just flat black.  Any ideas to make them look better?  They work too.  My end game includes a 3mm LED to indicate spur power.  I rearranged most of the south yards for more track.  After dinner I'm going to switch the stuffins out of my cars.  Everyone rolls tonight.

 

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Nice project!  Spring for a rattle can of Rust-Oleum Camouflage - 1918 Earth Brown.   That would be a great color for such a project!   Also a good color if you decide to paint your track!

Cheers, Dave

RSJB18 posted:

Paul @Apples55 - wiring Elliot's layout would be a pleasure not a penance- licensed electrician...remember?

Vincent- I grew up with HO trains.....I remember that pain all too well

 

Drat!!! Guess I’ll have to head back to the confessional, put on my thinking miter, and come up with something more perverse (like making you run your trains like the LIRR during rush hour)  

Paul

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LCCA RM-39621

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Apples55 posted:
RSJB18 posted:

Paul @Apples55 - wiring Elliot's layout would be a pleasure not a penance- licensed electrician...remember?

Vincent- I grew up with HO trains.....I remember that pain all too well

 

Drat!!! Guess I’ll have to head back to the confessional, put on my thinking miter, and come up with something more perverse (like making you run your trains like the LIRR during rush hour)  

You are assuming that the LIRR "runs" trains during rush hour 🤪

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

Odenville Bill posted:

I did not do all this today.

It took 16 hours over three evenings.  I wanted five bumpers for my spurs and had $0.00 to spend.  I looked at pictures, drew pictures, took measurements, shuffled some "craft sticks", and ended up here.  They are way too white.  I don't want them just flat black.  Any ideas to make them look better?  They work too.  My end game includes a 3mm LED to indicate spur power.  I rearranged most of the south yards for more track.  After dinner I'm going to switch the stuffins out of my cars.  Everyone rolls tonight.

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Nice job! A scrounge to make @M. Mitchell Marmel proud.

Never done this, but what about aging them with real mud and grime from the yard? That's free. Likely you have some scraps left to try it out?

Odenville Bill, and RSJB18  Bob, speaking of scratch building, those end of track Bumpers are really snazzy. Weathered properly they will look very realistic.  I hope to learn some scratch building technics, nest treat with pop sickle sticks... Vincent Massi, Neat HO scale trains, Great display, also thanks for your contributions to our Hobby, Superman and Batman are fun people, very unique, Monopolize..Mike G, glad to see your able to find a little time to work on your nice layout. I like your layout construction, the train room construction, and your ingenious ideas on moving your crane.  Luvindemtrains, great mountain, nice layout and good colors, keep the pictures coming, Paul 2- Nice fleet of cars, die-cast direct is a great place to shop, Geysergazer,Lew, nice layout, neat track design, Gandydancer 1950, your display is incredibly cool, very interesting train room, Wow, Coach Joe, thanks for the likes, Everyone, have a great end of The Weekend... Happy Railroading F9C0D807-644D-4806-8855-72BFB445380845D086BE-9C4E-4DA9-A606-FE6C794AB62A

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gandydancer1950 posted:

added a little more lighting to the display cabinet....20190713_224956

Beautiful! Looks like you need to put another wing on the museum

Bob

Boy, Bob..........if I only had the room!!!!!!!!!!!!

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

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Biscuita97, Platform looks great! One piece of advice paint the platform supports concrete gray!

Brian, very cool pictures! Lew is right about this one!

Mark thank you, I have a plan, just need to wait a little!

Tom, Looks like a great idea and Cheap! I LIKE IT! LOL

Bill, as long as they work and for the price you cant beat it! I plan on trying to make my own out of leftover rail. We will see how it goes!

Dave, WOW what a change! Looks like you have a wonderful start, I will be watching for what's next!

Larry, thank you so much, it really means a lot when folks like you and others that have such great layouts comment about mine!

Well today I got a little more done in the train room. I hope I never have to take this apart as it has tons of glue and staples holding it together! I worked on the cross section for my reverse loop, I really didn't want legs, but I am going to build some sort of lift section and I needed them to support the weight. I also got some cork laid, but want to wait till I get my "Y"'s to make sure everything lines up correctly! Here are a few pictures.

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Well tomorrow is Monday. Yuck I know, but please try to have some kind of FUN!

 

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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RSJB18 posted:
Apples55 posted:
RSJB18 posted:

Paul @Apples55 - wiring Elliot's layout would be a pleasure not a penance- licensed electrician...remember?

Vincent- I grew up with HO trains.....I remember that pain all too well

Drat!!! Guess I’ll have to head back to the confessional, put on my thinking miter, and come up with something more perverse (like making you run your trains like the LIRR during rush hour)  

You are assuming that the LIRR "runs" trains during rush hour 🤪

Good point, Bob. Some of my former colleagues who were LIRR commuters would certainly agree with you. Crawl might be a more apt description.

Guess I’ll just have to come up with something more devious. Maybe restrict your choice of equipment to a beat up repro Girls Set, and then, only in months with an “r”.  

Paul

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