lee drennen posted:

IMG_9186Put together some Weaver Hoppers this afternoon

 

Hello Lee,

this February a local club, the Appalachian, set up a great layout at the show I attended.  

I'll never forget it...  the consist consisted , I couldn't resist, at least 30 loads of coal.  The admin on duty said the cars were Weaver. I really do not know the model # of the coal hoppers but they Road the track great, followed well with the couplers, and looked great as well.  I believe they were two hoppers.

Since you displayed one, you have any experience you could share with us on the Weaver coal hopper cars??? I enjoy all of your comments...

the major reason I'll not forget the show, wind that day was fierce.  White caps on the Kanawah River.  When I returned home a huge 75 foot pine just missed my train room and laid out our board fence....

Mark Boyce posted:
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Mark Boyce posted:

No work on the layout this weekend.  Yesterday Ageis21 John and I ventured across the state line into Ohio and met up with the NorthEast Ohio group to visit Mike Wyatt's layout!  We had fun operating trains and looking over all he has done.  I'll let him post photographs.  Then John and I ventured a little further south of Lake Erie to Corner Field Hobby Shop and Museum.  The Elesh family put on a great show for us as always!  This was the first I had been back since the layout was expanded.  John had never been.  As John and I were saying, it is so immense and detailed that photographs just don't do it justice.  Go there yourselves.

Mark, thank you so so much. It means a lot!! It was a pleasure to see you again. We are so glad John loved it as well. Yes, the layout is much larger then last time you saw it. I'm also glad I got give you those 2 Clive Cussler books!! Your a great promoter for this hobby and that is what we need!!! \

And yes Mark is right, if anyone locally in the Northeast Ohio area hasn't come, please do, photos do not do our museum layout justice. We are the Largest Family owned 3-rail layout in the United States!! So come out and see us!! Look for the Ball field and find the trains.

Thank You again Mark!!!! 

Thank you, Tom!  Thank you for the books too.  You and your family are great promoters of the hobby.  You saw that Amish family who spent as much time as John and I did!  Those kids ate it up!  They may not get electric trains but it is still promoting the hobby 

Mark, I can't thank you enough. And yes, the Amish whle you were there enjoyed it very much!! We get quite a few each week. They love the trains. They're favorite is Amtrak & the B&O EM-1. 

And speaking of our layout, here is a video below that I recorded today.

M. Mitchell Marmel posted:

A couple of flip phone happy snaps from the train show in Springfield, MO, yesterday:

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Picked up a couple 675 mechanisms for a five-spot each (as seen in the center photo).  One ran right out of the junk bin; the other refused to go.  Upon closer examination, I noticed a lack of drum in the E unit, so I bypassed it and the little indefinite buzzes along quite cheerfully,  thanks.  ^.^  May use the mechanisms as the basis for a boxcab switcher or two... 

Mitch 

Mitch I'm looking for a drive wheel that fits the old drive mechanics seated on layout in the middle photo above.

Would you have any wheels available to replace a Joy Line engine wheels.?

thanks 

John d.

Painted the turntable control cab and added track to the bridge. Still need to add a few details (like extra ties on the bridge track) and it's ready to install. Then I can put the whole works on my layout. Oh and then I have to build an area for the whisker storage tracks. So still lots more work ahead. 

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Lou1985 posted:

Painted the turntable control cab and added track to the bridge. Still need to add a few details (like extra ties on the bridge track) and it's ready to install. Then I can put the whole works on my layout. Oh and then I have to build an area for the whisker storage tracks. So still lots more work ahead. 

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Seth Thomas posted:

Mitch I'm looking for a drive wheel that fits the old drive mechanics seated on layout in the middle photo above.

Would you have any wheels available to replace a Joy Line engine wheels.?

Well, that's a Lionel mechanism above.  As for Joy Line, don't have any.  Do you have a pic of the engine?  Maybe a Lionel wheel can be fitted... 

Mitch 

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

 

Remember, SCROUNGE!

Apples55 posted:
RSJB18 posted:

So after watching my hometown Jets and Giants go down in flames....
Good to check in here to get cheered up again.

 

So to console myself I just bought a Lionel D&H RS-11 with command. Can't wait to add it to the fleet.

Hope everyone has a great week.

Bob

Luckily, I am not a football fan, but based on news reports I saw on TV, it’s going to be a long, expensive season for you, Bob   

P.S. very nice choice of solace!!!

yes it could.

I think I'll just run trains on Sunday's instead. I'd go broke faster than the owners of the teams.

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

Seth Thomas posted:
lee drennen posted:

IMG_9186Put together some Weaver Hoppers this afternoon

 

Hello Lee,

this February a local club, the Appalachian, set up a great layout at the show I attended.  

I'll never forget it...  the consist consisted , I couldn't resist, at least 30 loads of coal.  The admin on duty said the cars were Weaver. I really do not know the model # of the coal hoppers but they Road the track great, followed well with the couplers, and looked great as well.  I believe they were two hoppers.

Since you displayed one, you have any experience you could share with us on the Weaver coal hopper cars??? I enjoy all of your comments...

the major reason I'll not forget the show, wind that day was fierce.  White caps on the Kanawah River.  When I returned home a huge 75 foot pine just missed my train room and laid out our board fence....

Regarding Weaver hopper cars: I have over 6 of them mostly bought new at my local hobby shop for $15 ea. I still buy them when i can find them for less than $20 on Fleabay, etc. They're good smooth runners, even those with the plastic trucks. I brought each one up to about 15 ounces total weight and made the coal loads. Sorry for the out of focus photo.

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          Division of the Southern Adirondack Railway Cartel

 

 

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ODENVILLE BILL, you made a great observation on Briansilvermustangs Diesels, and he has The Diesels... Briansilvermustang, those are beautiful NS diesels, Wow. I took today off after a great workout at our gym. Have a great week fellows. Happy Railroading 

Does staring at your layout count?

I did this today and found that a couple sections of Warrenville are getting a little old in the tooth (over 15 years for Cape Warrenaveral and over 20 for a farm area section) and could use updating and refreshing.

I'm gonna start with a small expansion of Cape Warrenaveral - and fix its #175 Rocket Launcher (the vibrator string needs to either be replaced or re-routed on the pulleys), removal of the non space/military related #264 fork lift platform and replacing it with a #470 IRBM Missile launcher (actually, I'd prefer to find a couple launching mechanisms from this accessory or the 6650 IRBM missile launching car, and use them instead of a whole #470 - something else to look for at York next month), updating grassy/wooded areas with "asphalt" and general clean up.

First step will be the movement of the forklift loader from Cape Warrenaveral to the Warrenville Yards where it will replace a #164 Log Loader (I have no idea where I'll move that one to) and some general maintenance in that area.

When those areas are done, the farm area near Lisa-Marieville needs refreshing and updating. Maybe, if I can squeeze it in, I'll add a short siding and move its operating horse corral off the mainline to it.

Fall and winter layout projects - YEAH!

Making some trees.  I made these 2 the last few nights, from floral wire and tape. The taller one I have not added the leaves yet. Not sure if I like the method or looks of the shorter one. The heights are 12 and 7 inches.  Once in there place the roots will be set into the pink prairie.  Nick T. 

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T8AFAO, nice trees, nice layout, neat passenger cars, wondering if there are Aliens? 

LIONELSKI, It’s fun to simply stare, think, Dream, and take some time planning your next moves....Nice accessories...

Vincent, I love the Disney theme trains, nice work. When I see your work in progress, I want to go back to Disney a World in Orlando.....Wow.

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I am working on the Carolina Craftsman Kit "Frog Pond store" bashing it into a combination store/water mill.  I had to put my Marx component 2-4-4-2 on hold until l can get a plan of the reverse unit wiring. On the store, l am moving annexes and dormers around.

 

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

Finished the sidings, remembered to take out some more passenger cars to ensure they could pass each on on the slight curvature in the storage yard tracks.... Fortunately only had to make minor adjustments in the curves of the first 2 tracks nearest to the table edge. 

Then backed trains down each of the stub tracks, everything worked.....

 Then on ballasting, and then more ballasting....  finally decided to run some trains and take some pictures...    

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Mark and Kevin thanks for the kind words.   

Dave,  the Ross switches do have the head blocks, but I have some that I purchased 2nd hand that had been cut off on one or both sides.... 

I have had good success just using either old Ross ties from "track cut-off" or making up some "tie stock", on the table saw.   I then pre-drill them, extend the roadbed with thin 1/4 inch plywood and usually drive some small nails through the pre-drilled holes to hold them in place while the wood glue dries.   The short tie extensions on top of the 1/4 inch or 5 mm plywood make a great foundation for the ground throws....

It's safer to get a piece of stock  3/4 x 2 or 3 about 8 to 12 inches long then set the fence to the tie dimensions and only feed 1/2 the 12 length to the blade, shut it down then rotate it 90 degrees and make your width or height cut... then you can cross cut with a small razor saw....  This is far safer than feeding really small pieces of wood that might get kicked back..   Plus doing this way won't require that you have a zero clearance insert in your saw eliminating any gaps around the blade.    

briansilvermustang posted:

 

      thanks Mark !

 

 

Brian - were you up here in the Boston area last night?  Very nice effect. I watched Apple’s keynote address on the new products. The camera on the iPhone  11 & iPhone 11Pro are amazing. 

Matt

 

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BAR GP7 #63 posted:

I am back. Weathering mine D&H RS11.

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Welcome back Johan. The engine looks great. I just bought the same one (minus the weathering ), should have it later this week.

Nice work on the yard Chris.

Kevin- the Hudson is my all time favorite steamer. Unfortunately they don't fit the curves on my layout.

Bob

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

Wow, COASTLINEKEVIN, nice video of a cool Steamer, Wow, and Johan, Neat RS11 D&H Diesel, great color scheme, and I like the weathered effect, Briansilvermustang great picture of the B&M box cars, Fantastic, and Chris a, your track work is awesome. Your layouts really coming alive, I think Mike G and myself are busy with home projects, Paul 2, give us more reviews on your train layout, Mark Boyce, always glad to see your comments on this forum. Last week I visited Farmerjohn again and here’s some pictures of his layout. A work in Progress. Happy Hump Day Friends....5F1317C4-60DB-47F7-873D-415127C64BB8A68D0205-0895-4F66-A8BE-0C9EA357EAFE082A2F89-1E48-4FA8-9F10-EBD8238FC95F1D2AC96D-FA79-42B6-A149-1EDD714307426BC0BF34-DE23-40D6-BB6C-1D62EC84BC1E

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Not what I did but rather what Roomie did! 

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Wet paint on the Stairway to Heaven!

(Train Room and Sewing Room)!

Withdrawal!

Quick, people: please post lots of pics to get me through...the next couple hours 

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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