You haven't got any spares for a Barbie house have you???? Lol

Take care and chill. To be honest I don't know how I managed to find time to go to work. Or as she who must be obeyed puts it "Less money but more husband" (or not as the case may be). Happy railroading

 

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Lionel Man, I love the advertising pic of the BSA A10. My Brother had a '67 Hornet. I could probably still tear down a Triumph 650 (my favorite of the British Twins) engine blindfolded.

Glad you like my plaque's in my youth, I only ever road BSA My last one before getting married 51 years ago. Was a 500cc BSA gold star full clubman trim. Now it's Japanese rice burners, well until 3 years ago. Had to hang up my leathers.

Anyway onto trains. Trying to wire a diner to come on when the locomotive passes by I am using an optical sensor from MTH. It works but the sensitivity takes some adjustment.

Happy railroading

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Richie C. things are looking good on the layout! Nice addition, but I do have one question, Where did you get the container forklift?

Lee, Great job on the storm door! Dontr worry the chores will end soon enough and you will be back in the train room! Atleast thats what I keep telling myself!

Lew, Nice job on the scrap yard action! Love those cranes!

Chris, Your really going to town, things are looking great and those curves should hold about anything you can throw at them!

For me I was able to go out and figure out how to tun conventional and DCS engines at the same time on my layout! Thats the good thing, the bad thing is showed me some bad areas of track I am going to have to fix. Then I went to work and its so slow here I was able to read DCS operators Manual cover to cover! Learned alot!

 

Mike - hope you're making good progress on yours. Wish I had info for you on the side receiver hook-up issue.

The container forklift is a Menard's 1:50 scale diecast item. I also have their regular forklift which you can just make out in the attached pic. A.M. 2it.

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Thank you all for you concerns. This is second day back to work still sore but when you have  severe arthritis it's hard to tell which pain is which. 

 I took apart the All Nations car Sunday hopefully I can get some work done on it soon. 

Lee, Roomie has the same situation with pain masking pain. Dr wants to know "on a scale of one to ten...." and she says "well, today I don't feel the repaired ruptured tendon in my ankle because the pain from the plantar fascia is worse". It's all good though because she is up and walking and I'm sure you and yours are feeling the same way .

Richie, Thanks for the information! I really like the photo of your layout! And some of the other Menards stuff you have!

Lew, Looks like a neat idea! Please let us knpw how it goes! I have really never hand any problems yet with the DCS remote!

Lee, I am glad your doing ok, I understand the pain thing! When I had my neck disection they nicked a nerve and now my right side of my neck and shoulder hurt all the time. I call it the new norm! LOL

Well this morning I got a chance to work on the problem switch I had, I pulled out the bailing wire I had going up to the switch and put in a small section of guitar string with a little flex! Sofar it works perfect, but I do need more time to run trains to be sure!

chris a posted:

Lee,  I am so glad you weren't seriously injured Friday night.  Always great to have help from above as you noted.   

Just one thought:  Make sure you don't get in any hurry signing off on the "medical release".  Not encouraging any dishonest effort, just saying it takes time for some injuries to manifest themselves.   I was hit from behind on an entrance ramp 7 years ago, it took over a year for neck and upper middle back disk issues to really get bad enough to get an MRI approved. It was a relatively low speed accident, but my minivan was totalled, and I think what made it so bad was that I was leaning forward, with my head turned looking back at the oncoming traffic to ensure I could merge into the right lane...  The person behind obviously thought I took off, and hit the gas peddle to enter the merging traffic....  Problem was I had never moved.

Wow

already back in the road after such a collision and injury.  I would be so Leary to be on that road again.  

Take care Lee from KY.

 

I today I test run a like new Neil Young Texas Special set received in mail today.  An exciting time in the train room...

A great looking set.  Runs great up and down the inclines.

I love this one, I take it, it is legacy controlled???? Can't wait for my Challenger to arrive. Hence all the modification to the railway, trying to get most of it done anyway,before I go to the hospital on Monday, nothing serious just lung's do not work properly. 

Happy railroading

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Tore up 100 + feet of roadbed and ballast. It's a very messy unrewarding job. I hope to have the demolition done and the new bench work started be the end off the year. Work is very busy and I make lots of other excuses but once I get rolling on it  I'll be in a better mental state. Trains running by my 57th birthday in March.

Dave Ripp. posted:

Tore up 100 + feet of roadbed and ballast. It's a very messy unrewarding job. I hope to have the demolition done and the new bench work started be the end off the year. Work is very busy and I make lots of other excuses but once I get rolling on it  I'll be in a better mental state. Trains running by my 57th birthday in March.

Your Just a baby Dave, wait until you get to my age and things go wrong, But I keep going as she who must be obeyed still has too much for me to do, Now dismantling my display cabinet to move it to my train room/summerhouse. Just a few signs from my summerhouse.

BTW I will be 74 in March.

Happy railroading 

Ernie

Essex UK

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I bought a set of Southern passenger cars.  They arrived late yesterday.  Finally truth in advertising.  They were MIOB from a seller on the bay.  This morning my switch engine cleared the main line before the 4501 started passenger service from Odenville to Irondale.  I'm very pleased.  Time to drink coffee with the CFO.

 

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Brian - Guess it's time to board the Auto Train for FL.  Liked your Mail hauler drag going by.

Bill, nice set of cars!

Brian, Nice job on the Amtrak photos!

Well for me today is Deck day, the rain has stopped and the back is feeling better so its time to get to work!

I hope everyone has a great day and gets time for some fun with there trains!

Lionel man UK posted:

I love this one, I take it, it is legacy controlled???? Can't wait for my Challenger to arrive. Hence all the modification to the railway, trying to get most of it done anyway,before I go to the hospital on Monday, nothing serious just lung's do not work properly. 

Happy railroading

It is Lionel’s Lionchief Plus line, command controlled with its own remote. A stroke of genius from Lionel, in my opinion. 

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Last night I removed my  Lionel 164 Log Loader from the Warrenville Yards, to make room for a Forklift loader that I will move from Cape Warrenaveral, to update that area and make room for the addition of a IRBM Missile Launcher.

Today is a beautiful sunny day so I doubt I'll get back downstairs until tonight.

Lionelski posted:

Last night I removed my  Lionel 164 Log Loader from the Warrenville Yards, to make room for a Forklift loader that I will move from Cape Warrenaveral, to update that area and make room for the addition of a IRBM Missile Launcher.

Today is a beautiful sunny day so I doubt I'll get back downstairs until tonight.

If you're planning to attack Iran....

lee drennen posted:

Thank you all for you concerns. This is second day back to work still sore but when you have  severe arthritis it's hard to tell which pain is which. 

 I took apart the All Nations car Sunday hopefully I can get some work done on it soon. 

Get well soon, Lee. We're all counting on you.

Vincent Massi posted:
lee drennen posted:

Thank you all for you concerns. This is second day back to work still sore but when you have  severe arthritis it's hard to tell which pain is which. 

 I took apart the All Nations car Sunday hopefully I can get some work done on it soon. 

Get well soon, Lee. We're all counting on you.

Lee, I know what you mean about whether it is the latest injury or arthritis!  I’m glad you were kept safe and can get back to work!

Bill, That is a great looking Southern set.

Mike, How did the deck work go?  I hope you get in the train room soon!

Lionelski posted:

Last night I removed my  Lionel 164 Log Loader from the Warrenville Yards, to make room for a Forklift loader that I will move from Cape Warrenaveral, to update that area and make room for the addition of a IRBM Missile Launcher.

Today is a beautiful sunny day so I doubt I'll get back downstairs until tonight.

What did I get myself into? I'm getting deeper and deeper.

I removed the Log Loader and the Forklift Loader, and placed the Forklift Loader where the Log loader was. Didn't like the way it looked, so I moved Catellaville Station there instead. I liked the way it looked there but it required me to remove a plateau and a remote track section. 

In order to remove and replace the remote track section I had to lift about 4 feet of ballasted track, what a mess. I also had to remove a ton of people and scenery from where the Catellaville Station was.

Decided to place the Frosty Bar, that is currently next to the Warrenville Arms apartment complex, next to where the Catellaville Station will be once I prep and level the "ground" there.

Also had to remove two light Towers that will be relocated, and install a couple lamp posts near the station and Frosty Bar.

Much scenery cleanup and prep work to do before anything is placed in their new permanent places. Wiring of the newly placed accessories and building lights must also be done.

Addition of some streets that needed to be relocated and the associated crossing gates.

People, details, trees and bushes will then be needed to be located. Ballast and ties replaces, track cleaned.

Again, what Have I gotten myself into? And I'll still have to put Cape Warrenaveral back together and fix the Rocket Launcher. Oh, yeah, find something to put where the Frosty Bar was - maybe another apartment house.

I hope to be done with what should have been a simple project in about amonth. The rehab of Cape Warrenaveral after York.

 

 

I found out today that this big bugger will run well and look half way decent on O-36 curves. I did some switching and loaded some coal. After the local had cleared the milk train came through with some express aquarium cars. 

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I found out today that this big bugger will run well and look half way decent on O-36 curves. I did some switching and loaded some coal. After the local had cleared the milk train came through with some express aquarium cars. 

C630 or 636? I have an Atlas C630 that can only run in one direction on O36,

Mark, I am still working on the deck. But am heading out to the train room this morning till it gets light outside!

Lionelski, Now that sounds like a huge undertaking! Good luck!

Cody, Sure is a big engine, I know I couldn't run my MTH ES44AC on that small of a curve, I hope you don't run into problems down the road!

Well its Friday, I sure hope everyone has a great weekend and please fine time for some train time fun!

NS6770Fan posted:
Berkshirelover726 posted:

I found out today that this big bugger will run well and look half way decent on O-36 curves. I did some switching and loaded some coal. After the local had cleared the milk train came through with some express aquarium cars. 

C630 or 636? I have an Atlas C630 that can only run in one direction on O36,

C636. It's MTH. The box says O-31. I usually run it on O-72 at my dad's (the big layout we built is there. I haven't got a permeant layout at my house yet). It runs fine here but I'm planning on just running it some. I have a lot more smaller engines that look better anyway. Someday I'll have my big layout and can run this stuff the right way! 

Mike G: I think I'll be okay. Dad and I work on trains and dad does it for a living so if something happens I know where to take it! 

ToledoEd posted:

Finished this flatcar load project.  I'm waiting for the MTH Bush 4141 to be delivered.  I didn't buy any UP cars that were in the funeral consist but  then I had this idea.  41 flew a TBF Avenger in WWII and thought it would be cool to include it in my 41 funeral consist.  I decided on 1:48 scale..phew...it just fit. I'm having issues with some trackside accessories and supports for my elevated platform but, I can run it for a bit on my layout until I fix those issues. The section of the wings that house the landing gear extend beyond the track ballast.   Of course the wings and rear stabilizers couldn't be attached so I decided to build a "rack" to store then in transit.  Simulating the wing retraction as if on a carrier posed the same space issue. Then I had to decide what to do with the torpedo: mount in the plane, not display it and close the torpedo bay doors or mount it on the flatcar. I chose the latter and built a cradle to store it.  I suspect at no time would this configuration ever be seen in real life, but, this is my layout and as I've been told more than once by the good folks in this forum "It's your layout, your trains, do what you like."    This was the first model I've built since I was 12 or so....forgot what great fun and satisfaction comes from completing a build.  More to come for the layout, for sure.  So, this is in honor of a Naval Aviator, President and an honorable man and patriot.  Thanks 41.

Avenger right angle close up 2.

Avanger coffin right closeup

Avenger close

Avenger coffin leftt side

 

An update on the "Coffin Car".  In an exchange with O GAUGER 48, he asked if there was an honor guard in the car.  There is none. I searched the web and discovered a pic of the car as it traveled in Texas and sure enough, there was a guard at the head of the caskett.  So, that gave me an idea. I had the Tomb of the Unknown with the Honor Guard circling on the roof so I bought an Honor Guard piece from Lionel and installed it in the Coffin Car.  The real Honor Guard escort did not have a rifle, but there's only so much you can do... 

He just fit...bayonet bends but you really can't see that.  I like the presentation.  Hope you agree.

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 Ed, you have performed an 'OUTSTANDING 'job'... on the President project.  Perhaps, if you trimmed the ankles a bit, then re-attache the feet the sentry will fit better in the coach'.. seeing the bayonet would be a nice added feature.. Again, greta job on the plane'...

Dave Ripp. posted:
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Love the PC, my favorite railroading era.

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I've got a new RS-27 in a box that needs to get on the layout soon too.

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From the archives:  Here are some photos of me from the 2009 East Penn Traction Club meet.  Amazing what one can do with O27 track and a bit of imagination... 

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Today I got a small package from Gryzboski's. Christmas in September LOL. So I put them on the basement layout. Some gons with steel coils, 3 Lionscale hoppers, PS-1 sound box car and a PFE sound reefer....Pics .....Paul 2

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Quarter Gauger 48 posted:

 Ed, you have performed an 'OUTSTANDING 'job'... on the President project.  Perhaps, if you trimmed the ankles a bit, then re-attache the feet the sentry will fit better in the coach'.. seeing the bayonet would be a nice added feature.. Again, greta job on the plane'...

Thanks!  I did consider doing that but worried the guard would appear too short. I still may do it. Have to cogitate some. 😊

Lots of work  yesterday and today get this far,  way more cleaning up, re-organizing and moving stuff out of the way, rather than building much....   Didn't want to   "build myself into a corner" ....

Anyway, now that I am exhausted, decided to take some photos....   only ONE 90 degree turn left to build and install then I can actually run a train continuously without having to back up.  

For perspective, the new subroadbed in the photos is a tad over 8 inches wide, inside diameter is roughly 92, outside diameter is 108...   Nothing is bolted or screwed together, need to take some measurements, make sure I have adequate access to the breaker box... 

Will probably get another sheet of masonite and make the last 2 backdrops and get them painted and hung before I make this section permanent.  

Paul,  layout is looking great,  I love my PFE Reefer sound car, it definitely adds a new "dimension hearing the sounds mid train"...

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paul 2 posted:

Today I got a small package from Gryzboski's. Christmas in September LOL. So I put them on the basement layout. Some gons with steel coils, 3 Lionscale hoppers, PS-1 sound box car and a PFE sound reefer....Pics .....Paul 2

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Paul

Always love this “don’t stand me still” Pennsy  box car very nice 

Nice progress this week and looks like some of you received some “Goodies”. It’s always fun to get “Goodies” 

Thanks Mark and Vincent I’m feeling much better I hope to get to the Layout in the morning for some pics and videos. Have a great weekend 

Cody, that's great! Also it must be  wonderful to have a train tech in the family!

Ed, Very nice touch to the coffin car!

Bob, Nice pictures of your layout! But what are those small things with wheels? LOL

Paul 2, WOW those look great! What a wonderful gift! You cant beat days like that! Also I see your still working on getting the laundry done! LOL

Chris A, That is very impressive and is going to look great on the layout! I hope you shoot  a video of your first run! It would be great to see!

Well as for me I got a little time in the train room and worked on a couple switches, cleaned my track, sat back and looked to see what I wanted to do next. But most of all I ran trains for a good hour. I really need to think about ballasting my track, make some roads, so much to do! My head begains to spin to think of what to do next! LOL

The weather on Sunday is spose to be a gullywasher! So the CEO said I should just work on the train room. So my plan is Trains and Football on Sunday!

I hope everyone had a great day!

lee drennen posted:

Mike Mike, take a breath after reading that I think I’m starting to have an anxiety attack for you 

Lee, your right, maybe I will just run trains, watch football, and have a couple cold ones! LOL

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