mike g. posted:

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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Wow, Mike, I can't believe the progress you're making. Before long, I expect the scenery will be in place and trains will be running daily!

Aha! So it's a Western Maryland kind of a day in Brianville;

      

 

All we have now are models, [past] photos and a few relics like this:

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The Western Maryland bridge over the B&O mainline a mile above Meyersdale and about 3 miles West of Sand Patch. Both these pics 1998.

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These pics 2013.

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Lew

 

Lew

 

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

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Mark, there is a rocky hillside you can climb up from the rail-trail to get that view of the old bridge. We lived in Meyersdale for a couple years and spent a lot of time on the old Western Maryland alignment. For awhile it was rough ballast from about the WM-B&O interchange above Meyersdale clear to Deal. It is all finished now and is a delightful bike ride.

Lew 

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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

Morning everyone, You folks on the east coast are just waking up and most here on the west are still sleeping. Me I had to get up cause my back was hurting do to a crap of a bed! LOL

Mark, Thank you, I do have a plan, the problem is it takes a little more money! LOL

Lee, the Jeep and Truck look Great! I can see how some might not see them. But that is just because of your wonderful work and how realistic your layout really looks! Also thank you for the kind words on my layout!

Brian, some cool Western Maryland photos! You don't see many of those any more I bet!

Lew, I am with Mark, great photos! They have been turning RR lines around here into walking / biking trails for awhile now. When I worked for the county we must have paved miles after miles for the bikes. The funny thing is BN reserves the right to reclaim the property as they see fit for there needs!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Moring everyone and Happy Tuesday! So lets start with the good news I did my last Hyperbaric Treatment yesterday! Was getting old and after 40 days in a row I am glad to have that done! Next Doctor appointment is 6 months if nothing else comes up!

So yesterday when I got home I was able to finish putting all the 6" addition around my layout and added a little more by the airfield to make room for my Grayhound bus station. Here are a couple pictures.20190715_16005620190715_160049                                          So here in the second picture you can see by adding 6" to the edge I had to move the control panel out 6" which left me with a new task. The wires from the terminal block to the switches did not have enough slack, so now I have to extend each wire from the control panel to the terminal block and make sure I get them put back in the right spot! LOL Easier said then done. Good thing I have nothing but time aside from work! LOL Now I just have to get some more 22AWG wire and more shrink tube.

Here is something I would like to get some input from you all. Even though I really like the airfield, the wife and I were talking last night and thought it might be better suited with a mountain with a lake or something. So if you all wouldn't mind chiming in and give me your thoughts!

Its Tuesday which is a good thing cause it means we made it past Monday! So with that in mind I hope everyone has a great day and please 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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Rick R posted:

Mike hope u get better soon. I'm in Michigan Can't sleep my arm bothering me .Supposed to see surgeon but fighting it Want to work on train layout while on vacation . instead of Doctors. And I'm only 52 

Thanks Rick, its just an old mattress and we need to get a new one, but they want  an arm and a leg for a good one! I just turned 55 and have been threw plenty so if a soar back from a bad bed is all it is now I am happy!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Apples55 posted:
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.

 

I thought the wood ruler used at my school was bad............😜

Mike

mike g. posted:

Moring everyone and Happy Tuesday! So lets start with the good news I did my last Hyperbaric Treatment yesterday! Was getting old and after 40 days in a row I am glad to have that done! Next Doctor appointment is 6 months if nothing else comes up!

So yesterday when I got home I was able to finish putting all the 6" addition around my layout and added a little more by the airfield to make room for my Grayhound bus station. Here are a couple pictures.20190715_160056

Here is something I would like to get some input from you all. Even though I really like the airfield, the wife and I were talking last night and thought it might be better suited with a mountain with a lake or something. So if you all wouldn't mind chiming in and give me your thoughts!

Its Tuesday which is a good thing cause it means we made it past Monday! So with that in mind I hope everyone has a great day and please have some FUN!

Glad to hear that your treatment cycle is complete!  

Regarding the airfield verse mountain question:  I would build the mountain and put the airfield on the summit.   You could still have a lake or stream and waterfall as part of the design as it appears that you have plenty of area in that corner.  

Cheers, Dave

Thanks Brian and Dave! I just don't know if there is room for both. The airfield is so big as it is, Maybe I will just get a poster and put it on the wall with planes lined up for landing! LOL

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

mike g. posted:

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Here is something I would like to get some input from you all. Even though I really like the airfield, the wife and I were talking last night and thought it might be better suited with a mountain with a lake or something. So if you all wouldn't mind chiming in and give me your thoughts!

Its Tuesday which is a good thing cause it means we made it past Monday! So with that in mind I hope everyone has a great day and please have some FUN!

 

 

Mike, I'd go for the mountain. I really like the effect of the train entering a mountain and at the same time exiting the mountain in a different direction:

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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Thanks Lew for the inspiration. I will see how things go, I want to get all the track down and I still have 2  "Y" s to get and one straight section and that will be it!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Brian, eggcellent! Looks a lot like the Western Maryland bridge and if the WM still existed it would undoubtably be part of NS because parallels CSX from Pittsburgh to DC.

Lew

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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

Mike g, great news the Hyperbaric treatments are over. That should give you more layout time. And from the pics you are making really good headway. My choice would be to put a mountain where the airport is. Sometimes it is hard to get everything into a layout that we want. The way you keep adding to the tables the center area is getting smaller. Maybe a addition to expand would be in order LOL. 

Mark, you are lucking out. Ever since we got back from Wisconsin I have not had anytime for the layout so I have had no chance to crack the whip LOL.

Luvindemtrains, your scenery is coming out great.

Lee,  even though you had finished your layout you still find places to add to the already grerat scenery...Paul 2

Took me a while to catch up, but everyone's work is looking great. Spent all of last week in Gulf Shores, AL in a beachfront condo, so I'm looking forward to getting back to work on the layout this week. Especially since the wife went back home to NY to visit family

Jonathan-Arlington, TX

All Postwar, all the time

LCCA # 43702

mike g. posted:
 

So yesterday when I got home I was able to finish putting all the 6" addition around my layout and added a little more by the airfield to make room for my Grayhound bus station. Here are a couple pictures.20190715_160056         

Here is something I would like to get some input from you all. Even though I really like the airfield, the wife and I were talking last night and thought it might be better suited with a mountain with a lake or something. So if you all wouldn't mind chiming in and give me your thoughts!

 

  

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Mike, I too am glad your treatments are done!!  40 days straight!!  Wow!  That sounds like when I worked at the power station and every spring and fall they would pull maintenance on on of the generating units.  We would have to work a minimum of seven 12 hour days, and I lived an hour away!  I never had any idea what day it even was!!

I am with everyone else who like the mountain, and Brian made an excellent rendering of what it could look like!!

Paul, I was wondering!  I hadn't seen you doing anything on your layout, so I got lax on watching out for the drone!!

Mike, I forgot to mention I understand about progress being stalled for want of money,  I just shot myself in the foot Sunday.  I wasn't looking, but saw a set a fellow Forum member offered for sale, and I sent him 3 bills for it.  That could have bought a lot of layout material.  

Well I am no Norm Abrams or Tommy Silva, but I really like how my desk came out.  I tore my layout down last month to build an office for my photography business.  

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While not 100% complete, I can now turn my attention to the layout.  

I have started to really get the design down, and hope to really get a lot done tomorrow night.  I want the facade 100% complete and the foam base put in place.  I plain to also paint all the track a nice rust color before I lay it.   My goal is to have a train running in 3 weeks.

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BTW the 2 car paintings hanging over my desk were painted by my grandfather in 1948.  He is also the one who gave me my 1st Lionel train set when I was about 6, and got me hooked on trains for life!


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Paul 2 Thank you! So far the mountain has the votes. As for the expansion the answer would be NO! The other day the wife said the money spent on this room would have made a wonderful Master Bedroom and Bath! LOL

Brian, great job on the mountain! When you coming over to finish it! LOL

Mark thank you! The worst part of the 40 day was the drive and the gas money spent hour there and hour back. I hope to see your new set on the growing layout sometime soon!

Jim, the office looks Great! I like your little rain table, looks like its going to be a fun project! I also wanted to say your Grandfather was one heck of a painter! Very nice!

So yesterday before work I got half of my control panel wired back up. I hope to get more done today before work, but have to run to town so I am not sure how much time I will have!

Well its Hump day so everyone go and have some fun today!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

 

          " Brian, great job on the mountain! When you coming over to finish it! LOL"

 

                            thanks Mike, wish I could...  think it would be fun,

                                             hanging out with you,  working on your trains !

                                                            have a GREAT day !!

 

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briansilvermustang posted:

 

          " Brian, great job on the mountain! When you coming over to finish it! LOL"

 

                            thanks Mike, wish I could...  think it would be fun,

                                             hanging out with you,  working on your trains !

                                                            have a GREAT day !!

 

I'm so old I remember when GP30s were brand new and the hottest thing on the line. We lived abt 6mi as the crow flies and over a hill from the Pennsy. When the GP30s came along was the first time we could hear the trains from the house. Those early turbos made a peculiar piercing sound.

Lew

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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

Vincent Massi posted:
geysergazer posted:

Mike, Ima' hang this picture in hopes it inspires me to get off my duff and build a proper control panel:

 Lew

Control Panel? I don't need no stinkin' control panel!SUNP0003

 

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Rat's nests work too! 

Lew

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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Since I had no appointments today in my musical instrument repair shop, I stayed home and worked on our circus train. I finished the Elephant Transport car. Photos are below. The interior of the Elephant Transport car is detailed with a weathered, plank wood floor covered in straw with a bail of hay for the elephant. Unfortunately, all of that is not visible in the photos. Only the elephant's tusk is obvious to prove that there is an elephant inside. I also put the first coat of paint on a second passenger coach and I am waiting for it to dry. Here are photos of the new Elephant Transport as well as other cars for the train.

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My sincere thanks to forum member rattler21, AKA John for giving his blessing for me to use his design for the interior of the Elephant Transport. I also want to thank Corky, a former veteran clown with the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus, and more recently known to us in the TCA as an Orange Hall vendor at the York shows for his kind permission for us to use his face on the sides of our Bungling Brothers Circus box cars.

Randy Harrison,

President of the:

Great Northeastern Railway

The Standard Railroad of the Basement



 

 

Lots of great projects going on in here.....

Finally finished the last of the 268 linear feet of girder sections.  Will be able to start wiring on the elevated line Friday and should be running trains by that night.  Here are some pictures of the last graffiti section as well as the 2 memorial bridges I named after my Father and Grandfather; also just so Paul doesn't think I turned completely to the good side the crossing between the 2 bridge sections has been named The Twin Double D's Crossing.  You know because the 2 bridges look like 2 letter D's not something else you sickos. lol

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Bryan

TCA, LCCA, NMRA Division 5, OTTS, Tuesday Night Train Crew, Painesville Railroad Museum

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