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BAR GP7 #63 posted:

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Gotta' love those loads, Johan! On one flatcar a steam locomotive boiler and on the other flatcar a turbocharged locomotive engine with generator. 

Lew. Thank you. I am glad you like them. I have a lot some load plans. Let"s see what comes next.

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briansilvermustang posted:

 

          thanks Bill...    all  O gauge,   all brands...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

As much as we all love steam engines (I assume), its hard to compare to the shapes, sizes and colors of a large fleet of diesel locomotives.

Great collection Brian. Now post your endless collection of Inter-modals.....

Bob

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

Thanks Chris for the tip. I’m putting the Lionel trucks on the All Nations Boxcar and yes I need to fill the holes to re- tap them to get the right look they were set forward to much 

Lee had another idea if you're interested....  Find a bolt and nut in the size you want to mount the trucks to the car floor, then epoxy the nut in place with a steel washer to anchor them together and to the floor of the boxcar...     If you use a good epoxy and apply a light coat of oil on the bolt (small machine screw), it won't bond to the nut and will keep the epoxy out of the threads....  With a second washer on the opposite side of the floor, the machine screw could actually serve as your "clamp" while the epoxy sets up...  Then voila you'll have basically installed a threaded metal insert for a couple of cents worth of parts.  

Odenville Bill posted:

Walls of trains.  I love it.  So far, I can put all my treasures on my track.  I will build shelves and hope to get them filled.  I remember a movie line that went "If you build it, they will come."

Mark, my daughter in law makes my decals.  She made a shirt for me with my logo on it.  My son did well.

It was 95 again today.  Too hot for the train building.  I scored major points with the boss by installing a fancy new kitchen faucet.  A one hour job took all day.  Dinner made it all worth while.  I will install a huge ceiling fan tomorrow.  Do you think she will cook steak, potatoes, and cherry pie?

After dinner I visited web sites of some OGR forum advertisers.  There are many impressive choices to tempt my wallet open. 

Bill

 

Bill, Your son did well indeed!

I would be happy with just the cherry pie!!  

Vincent Massi posted:

Oh NO! 

I just got an emergency notification from Apple Computer telling me that I have just 12 hours to verify my account by giving them my credit card number and other financial information or they'll lock my account forever!

 

What should I do?!?

 

I don't even have an Apple account!

I had some fun at church this afternoon when I told what had happened, except that I explained that I gave them my credit card number, bank account number, and Social Security number.

 

They quickly guessed that I was joking, but I did get some horrified looks at first.

 

I reported the post to Microsoft, as I always do with posts like that.

chris a posted:

Thanks Chris for the tip. I’m putting the Lionel trucks on the All Nations Boxcar and yes I need to fill the holes to re- tap them to get the right look they were set forward to much 

Lee had another idea if you're interested....  Find a bolt and nut in the size you want to mount the trucks to the car floor, then epoxy the nut in place with a steel washer to anchor them together and to the floor of the boxcar...     If you use a good epoxy and apply a light coat of oil on the bolt (small machine screw), it won't bond to the nut and will keep the epoxy out of the threads....  With a second washer on the opposite side of the floor, the machine screw could actually serve as your "clamp" while the epoxy sets up...  Then voila you'll have basically installed a threaded metal insert for a couple of cents worth of parts.  

Chris 

I never thought of that I have a Lionel Standard “O” gondola that has give me fits about the truck height. I think your idea will work on it I will post the repair when I get to it I was just looking at it this evening in the garage. Thanks for all your help. There’s not Home Depo near me but there’s a Menards I’ll check there to see it they have any S&K aluminum stock.  If that don’t work there’s a hobby lobby across the  highway  from where Menards is  i’ll check there also 

 

Odenville Bill posted:

Walls of trains.  I love it.  So far, I can put all my treasures on my track.  I will build shelves and hope to get them filled. 

         I remember a movie line that went "If you build it, they will come."

   you are right Bill...    build more shelves...

 

                         they will come...            

                                             

         

                       last night's delivery...

 

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decoynh posted:

Brian-

Very Impressive.  Better than any toy train shop around.  Even Charlie Ro in MASSachusettes might be envious.

                       thanks Matt, 

          Marci & I are building more shelves,

             to get more of the trains out on display...

                still have many more diesel engines to get out,

                   and need to make room for the steam engines soon...

 

 

 

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Brian - Maybe after you get the steamers display finished, you could do a video tour. I really do like your Alaska & Amtrak areas. When my iWatch 5.0 with the Alaska band is delivered, I’ll post a picture. Take care. 

Matt

 

CEO of the SENHRR - The Live Free or Die RailRoad.

Life is short, play with TRAINS!

Johan,  amazingly real looking layout, weathered cars, super nice scenes, great looking railroad, Briansilvermustang, you have an amazing inventory of Diesel and Steam engines, fantastic display of fun to run trains, I like the Schnabel car on the top shelf, Wow...Chris A, your layout is coming along good, impressive ideas, Mitch Marmel, Nice kitty, neat tell-tale sign, also it’s good to see you active again, Mike g, I know it’s inconvenient not being in a position to drive for awhile, but, time will fly by rapidly as you work on your railroad, and Wow, what a great deck, amazing work, Lew, your layout is so cool, nice new car, a nice around the wall setup, Gandydancer, nice Erie diesel, very neat layout, nice bridges...Wow, Odenville Bill, I am like you, not a lot of trains yet, but what I have are fun to run...It’s a fantastic hobby, lots of cool people, everyone does it differently....I , like Mike g., have too many home outdoor projects going on keeping me from running the trains, however today is train day at my house with friends coming to visit....Everyone have a great weekend, York is around the Corner.....Hope to meet many of you there.  Happy Railroading 3BE009A3-0F0B-4FDC-8F5B-C950FFF4F70CA5EB2505-1E9F-43DC-96E9-631F1022DD432F7ED874-8926-4B87-9CB9-C8A89B87BBB7

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Larry:   This is  a great photo !   Can't wait to unpack my B&O  F3's...   I have seen a bunch of photos of your layout over the years, but I don't remember one from this perspective. 

Johan,  another masterpiece,  there's a lot to look at and appreciate in this scene !  The loads on the flat cars, the crane/hook,  the weathering on the rails, the wheel trucks, the scrap heap..   

   

   "Great collection Brian. Now post your endless collection of Inter-modals....."

                       thanks Bob !

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      and one real container too...   now full of my car parts...

 

                      need to empty it out some day,

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               and making some more of my own when I get the time...

 

 

 

 

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briansilvermustang posted:

 

                 me too Lew,  hopefully we'll be able to get to them tonight...

 

                              yea,  I am ready to see what's in them too...

 

Brian, Izzy might be hoping there is a nice treat for her in one of those boxes instead of moar trainz 

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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

The last couple of days I removed my bridges in anticipation of building my rock/cliffs.  I was going to try the cardboard strips but didn't really like the angles it was giving me (need to come down pretty steep).  So those then were removed and now I am cutting and gluing foam pieces together to give it a look that I was trying for.  Should be able to finish all the foam tonight.  The foam will come up and then go over the tracks in a more mountain shape.  In case anyone is wondering the blue is just paint to give me a temporary feel as to where the water will go.  I plan on adding woodland scenic's realistic water once the walls are done. 

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Bryan

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

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leapinlarry posted:

Johan,  amazingly real looking layout, weathered cars, super nice scenes, great looking railroad, Briansilvermustang, you have an amazing inventory of Diesel and Steam engines, fantastic display of fun to run trains, I like the Schnabel car on the top shelf, Wow...Chris A, your layout is coming along good, impressive ideas, Mitch Marmel, Nice kitty, neat tell-tale sign, also it’s good to see you active again, Mike g, I know it’s inconvenient not being in a position to drive for awhile, but, time will fly by rapidly as you work on your railroad, and Wow, what a great deck, amazing work, Lew, your layout is so cool, nice new car, a nice around the wall setup, Gandydancer, nice Erie diesel, very neat layout, nice bridges...Wow, Odenville Bill, I am like you, not a lot of trains yet, but what I have are fun to run...It’s a fantastic hobby, lots of cool people, everyone does it differently....I , like Mike g., have too many home outdoor projects going on keeping me from running the trains, however today is train day at my house with friends coming to visit....Everyone have a great weekend, York is around the Corner.....Hope to meet many of you there.  Happy Railroading 3BE009A3-0F0B-4FDC-8F5B-C950FFF4F70CA5EB2505-1E9F-43DC-96E9-631F1022DD432F7ED874-8926-4B87-9CB9-C8A89B87BBB7

Larry. Thank you. I like also your layout a lot.

Johan

chris a posted:

Larry:   This is  a great photo !   Can't wait to unpack my B&O  F3's...   I have seen a bunch of photos of your layout over the years, but I don't remember one from this perspective. 

Johan,  another masterpiece,  there's a lot to look at and appreciate in this scene !  The loads on the flat cars, the crane/hook,  the weathering on the rails, the wheel trucks, the scrap heap..   

Chris. Thank you Sir. I am really happy you like it. I have a lot new projects, but so little the time. Well, some day they are ready.

Johan.

Brian, Amazing!!!

Bryan, I like the foam for the base of your rock walls.

Johan, always great!

Here is how my new layout stands.  Roadbed and track is all in for this double deck section.  The buildings are just set there to give an idea of how the town will look someday, and jumpers are through the roadbed ready for wiring.  I was so used to pre-wired switches, I forgot I needed to put jumpers in to power all the parts of the Ross switches.  Oh well, they are easily taken up since the track is only screwed down; no glue.  I apologize for the darkness.  I need to put more lighting in.  When I take a daylight photograph right now, the sun shining in the window messes with my iPhone 6s camera.   And yes, my wife is going to move Raggedy Ann and Andy along with a few more items someday. 

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Yes indeed, GarGraves and Ross switches are nice!  I have only had one rail I had to file a bit where the GarGraves and Ross didn't quite line up.  I didn't even know there was a problem until I ran my MTH three truck Shay over it at 2 mph and the third truck got stuck each time.  Other than that, smooth as silk.

Mark,  Looks really good.  The town scene on the upper platform will be excellent.    Some of the Ross switches come with the "pre-wired" option...   as you point out it's not that big a deal... If the center rail of your return loop is continuous from both sides of the turnout, a single drop anywhere on that loop will solve your power problem as long as you installed center hot rail track pins on both outlets of the switch.  On passing sidings and spurs I almost prefer the switch not pre-wired, but it's all personal preference.   

Larry. Great looking “F” units and pic

Chris. You will have to show us your “F” units when you get to them 

Brian. What’s in the Boxes!! I haven’t seen that much Intermodal since I’ve left the NS rail this morning 

Johan. Another great pic!

Mark  layout looks great I like it neat and tidy 

Gandydancer1950. Great pic always liked the Erie 

This is going to be  a great train season. Everyone is showing off a lot of very good pics of their layouts. I am back to outdoor work again but today I got my Weaver die cast trucks from Patrick's trains. There are for the two Weaver cars I got from the BAY that I am waiting on to get here. Starting tomorrow I hope to start hanging the rest of the lights. Told the wife I have to run to Sam's Club to get a few more of them. Couple more to finish and a couple for backup. Pic..............Paul 2

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paul 2 posted:

This is going to be  a great train season. Everyone is showing off a lot of very good pics of their layouts. I am back to outdoor work again but today I got my Weaver die cast trucks from Patrick's trains. There are for the two Weaver cars I got from the BAY that I am waiting on to get here. Starting tomorrow I hope to start hanging the rest of the lights. Told the wife I have to run to Sam's Club to get a few more of them. Couple more to finish and a couple for backup. Pic..............Paul 2

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Paul

does he still have some in stock I need to repair a few cars my self. MTH trucks will work on weaver cars? Sorry to bother you for not educating my self on this I’m still learning who bought out who and what works where 

Added 4 more whisker tracks to the turntable. The original 4 are for locomotive storage and can each hold an ABBA set of F3s. The 4 I just added are much shorter. One is for delivering a coal hopper to the coal tower, even though all my Santa Fe and Southern Pacific steam locomotives are oil fired. The coal tower is there in case a coal fired locomotive from the eastern side of either the Santa Fe or Southern Pacific makes it out to my layout (plus I had the coal tower from when I was a kid so might as well use it). The other 3 tracks are too short to hold a locomotive. I'm not sure what I'll use them for but I'm guessing to store MOW equipment. Which requires buying some MOW rolling stock.....

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