another bright, sunny day here 

 

                           looks like it's gonna be a red hot scorcher today

 

                definitely lots of cold ice cream tonight      have a GREAT day !

                  

 

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darlander posted:

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

Dave, it was a kit from Ameri-Towne. Thanks for not being able to tell! Lol

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

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What'd I do?  Done with trackplan tweaks (at least on the South side of the layout ) so starting to figure out what parts I need for a proper control panel. Will need a bunch of miniature SPDT momentary toggle switches (for track switches), a bunch of miniature SPST momentary toggle switches (for remote uncouplers) and a bunch of red/green LEDs (for track switch indicators). Already have SPDT switches to control my under-track car-braking devices.

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What a rat's nest.

Lew

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

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gandydancer1950 posted:
darlander posted:

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

Dave, it was a kit from Ameri-Towne. Thanks for not being able to tell! Lol

You did an impressive job weathering and setting the scene!!!   Well done!

Double Cheers, Dave

briansilvermustang posted:

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Brian, did I show you what I found running around the neighborhood one day awhile back?

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 Ted

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Pulling the refinery:

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Those loads will be coupled to the orange B&P boxcar to start assembling the outgoing half of the turn. The empties seen in the right background will be spotted for the refinery. All in a day's work on the Plywood Empire Route.

Lew

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

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Finished installing the last 100 feet of fiberboard for the girders and got another 20 feet of cardstock girders spray adhesive on.  Have to install another 150 linear feet of the cardstock and then I can wire track for power.  Next 3 days booked so no work until Monday.  Layout is a complete disaster as I had to keep moving everything around as I was attaching the girders.  Here is where i am at now.

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Bryan

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

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Bryan, you are doing a great job. I am glad you took my motivational classes. That's going to be a really striking focal point on the layout. Down the road you are going to have to show me how to do that on a computer.

Mark, I have lost a lot of sleep pointing Bryan in the right direction. But he listened, learned and stayed at it LOL

Thanks guys, so Paul it looks like you can stop bugging me and start your rigorous training on Mark.  Sorry Mark but I need the break.  btw Paul to commemorate your tutelage I have something personalized on the layout just for you.  Not quite done yet but should be able to unveil it next week.   

Bryan

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

Lew, I feel your pain. I tried to keep mine nice and neat, but in the end it still looks like a rats nest! At least you have a plan for the refinery!

Dobermann, the cemetery is looking good!

Mitch, very impressive! Some very cool stuff on display!

Bryan, WOW you have been busting butt! Very nice work!

Paul 2, your quite the motivator, If I were you Mark I would watch out, the next thing you know Paul will be charging for his services to supplement his layout! 

Brian, great pictures! But please do me a favor and make sure your well stocked up with Ice Cream for Marci and Izzy! I am not sure you need any as you have that beer train running around there somewhere! LOL

As for me I was right no train room today due to doc and work, Just got home and its almost bed time! But tomorrow is Friday and only diving tomorrow, so it looks good right now

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Arnold D. Cribari posted:

Took a drive in my 1st car: 1967 blue mustang convertible:

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I lied. I'm still on the hunt for that Mustang in approx. O scale. The above car is really a Mathbox Premium Corvette. Arnold

LOL. My first car was a ‘69 Ford Galaxy XL.  I’ll never find a model of that!  Scratch build?  No, not me.  LOL

Been working on the south end of my layout, adding some water features.  This is a long process for me for several reasons, but primarily due to I am not sure what I'm doing.  Thankfully, there's so many good examples on the OGR Forum to pull from.

The water features will include a pond that will sit on a piece of foam that is a removable access panel.  The pond will spill over to a stream/river winding its way to the border of the layout, crossed by double tracks.  Or at least that is the general concept.  Not sure about bridges yet though leaning to plate girder.

All the foam joints and any gaps in plywood base are sealed with silicon caulk. The plywood river bottom will get a light coat of drywall joint compound, sanded.  For the terrain forms I'm covering with some left-over WS shaper sheet plaster I had, but will do rest with sculptamold.

The river is at a stand still for now as I do not have the bridges and want to have on hand to figure out how the footings will work.

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Steve

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:

Took a drive in my 1st car: 1967 blue mustang convertible:

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I lied. I'm still on the hunt for that Mustang in approx. O scale. The above car is really a Mathbox Premium Corvette. Arnold

It's funny you posted this. My brother in law just gave my sister a 1966 Mustang convertible for there 20th anniversary! 

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

I might have to find a model of my first car, the 1949 Oldsmobile 98 Turtleback.

Mine was a different color, and all the chrome was stripped from the side and fenders, but for the late 50's, it was a mover!

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Mark, Bryan saved you for the time being. I wore my whip out on him. Can't find one long enough to reach you so if you see a drone over your house with a whip on it......it's me LOL

Steve your river is turning out nice. I used Woodland Scenics realistic water. It is self leveling. I see you said you caulked everything. I thought I did too. Luckily I went back down to check on it and found I had a small spot that was leaking it onto the ground and got it stopped before I lost all the water. A couple of pics to show what I did. I never did water before these two scenes. Paul 2

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briansilvermustang posted:
Mark Boyce posted:

LOL. My first car was a ‘69 Ford Galaxy XL.  I’ll never find a model of that!  Scratch build?  No, not me.  LOL

 

      here you go Mark...

 

     nice looking car...

Unbelievable!  Leave it to you, Brian, to find one!  I think that is out of my price range however!!  Here are a couple photographs that are pretty close to how it looked.  The blue in the rear view is spot on, but without the silly decals!  That was a cooker in that car when I moved to Richmond, Virginia in 1976 since the only air conditioning was 4-60 AC!! 

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Howard, the train room looks great!  I like the hobby shop look and the layout is always great!

Steve, your river and pond look great!

John, My dad drove a '49 Chevy that looked very much like that, but without as much ornaments.  Olds versus Chevy.

Johan, that is a great looking flatcar load!!

Paul,  I'll keep an eye out for the drone!  Your waterways look great!!  First and second tries turned out great!!

Howard, great looking room! You can hardly see the washer and dryer!

Mayor Magoo, Looks like you have a great start for going into it blind! Keep it going and post more pictures when you can!

John, Beautyful car! Sure would be nice to have one now a days!

Paul, looks great! But I do think I seen a little dust on the river~! LOL If your drone makes it to Marks house, I think we all be better watching out! 

Johan, Nice job on the lumber load! Also I like the guy by the little shack!

Well for me I went and did my dive this morning, all excited about not having to work this afternoon, I got home and there was a lovely note from the CEO stating that she thought the grass was getting a little long! Needless to say I was wrong and another day goes by with no train room work! The CEO gets home and I am in the middle of mowing the lawn and she goes to her nice She Shed. I get done with all the yard work and in passing I let her know another day with no train work. She informed me that its ok we have the rest of our lives to work on stuff like that! LOL Who knows maybe tomorrow! 

Tomorrow is Saturday I hope everyone has FUN!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

briansilvermustang posted:
Mark Boyce posted:

LOL. My first car was a ‘69 Ford Galaxy XL.  I’ll never find a model of that!  Scratch build?  No, not me.  LOL

 

      here you go Mark...

 

     nice looking car...

Brian, what about my 1967 royal blue Mustang convertible?

LOL, Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

I picked up a brass side door caboose, painted, all over, in bright red, with cheap plastic two rail trucks, and missing steps.  I replaced steps, painted and decaled it in my road's caboose colors, and mounted it on three rail caboose trucks.

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

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