I took the first step!

I asked for help with a design in a different thread so I can plan and order benchwork and get going.  So excited - my last real layout was 19 years ago. Has anything changed? 

Paul

... still have my fare - with just a trifle to spare...

 

 

M. Mitchell Marmel posted:
Lou1985 posted:

The field looks ok. You just need a replacement armature. Lionel part number is 2028-109. A Postwar or modern version will drop right in. 

Tried that, and the field started smoking.  The whole thing needs replacing;  I have a temporary motor installed from another loco, but will need a permanent replacement at some point.  

Mitch

Well nuts. Looks like it is toast. I'm surprised it died. I've yet to kill a 2028-100 motor.

Santa Fe, All the Way

Odenville Bill posted:

Hi Steve,

I saw one for sale at Hobby Lobby.  Multi cutter is an accurate description.  The substance comes in colors and has adhesive on one side.  I send her a .jpg and maximum dimensions and I get decals with excellent detail.  Here are a couple more examples.

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Bill

 

Bill, These decals are great! So they are vinyl self stickers? From your images they look like they are actually  painted. Do you use a dullcote or is this a normally non shiney material?

Steve

I couldn't reply to Bryan's post till now. Yes it is true it is going to be a collaboration of sorts. I found this out after the fact, sort of thrown upon me in front of others. Had to bite the bullet and say okay LOL I suppose it is his way of getting back with me on all those morning text messages where I posted pic of a cup of coffee and a bunch of train magazines saying decisions, decisions which mag to read first. Oh the joys of being retired LOL. So the building of the module will probably rest with me as Bryan states I am retired and have all the time in the world to do it. We ran some ideas to one of the corordinators of the group but all were shot down without a hesitation. How the module is going to turn out is anyones guess. One thing nice Bryan can call everyday for a update but I can just let the calls go to voice mail through the day. LOL I think the best way to sum up this partnership is the ending of Casablanca where Bogart and Raines are walking into the fog talking LOL......Paul 2

Lou1985 posted:

Well nuts. Looks like it is toast. I'm surprised it died. I've yet to kill a 2028-100 motor.

The only thing I can think of is that it was an MPC era motor, so might have fallen victim to less than stellar QC of the era.  

Postwar 2028-100s, as you say. are mostly unkillable.    

Mitch

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

 

Remember, SCROUNGE!

paul 2 posted:

I couldn't reply to Bryan's post till now. Yes it is true it is going to be a collaboration of sorts. I found this out after the fact, sort of thrown upon me in front of others. Had to bite the bullet and say okay LOL I suppose it is his way of getting back with me on all those morning text messages where I posted pic of a cup of coffee and a bunch of train magazines saying decisions, decisions which mag to read first. Oh the joys of being retired LOL. So the building of the module will probably rest with me as Bryan states I am retired and have all the time in the world to do it. We ran some ideas to one of the corordinators of the group but all were shot down without a hesitation. How the module is going to turn out is anyones guess. One thing nice Bryan can call everyday for a update but I can just let the calls go to voice mail through the day. LOL I think the best way to sum up this partnership is the ending of Casablanca where Bogart and Raines are walking into the fog talking LOL......Paul 2

LOL Paul!  Yes I think Rik and Frenchy would have an odd collaboration!  

As many of you know, I like to make cabeese to match my postwar Lionel engines. So far I've done Milwaukee Road, Western Pacific, Erie Lackawanna, Norfolk & Western,  Rock Island, New Haven and Illinois Central. I've also made cabeese to match engines I custom painted with LIRR and Warrenville RR schemes.

My latest is to run with either my postwar WABASH F3's or GP 7, just finished today. The 6457 caboose donor cost me $8, I had the paint, and I printed my own decals:

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Morning guys, Well I didn't get any train time for the last 2 day but hope to get a little today. Not sure how much cause the CEO wants me to start checking out the Christmas lights to get them ready to hang!

Mark, I do trust Brian!

Bob, your right Brian does make it look ease. But we will see how easy it really is for me! LOL

Matttrain, The hill gives it a nice looks, great idea! Also nice job on the lighting in the cabin!

John, The trees look good, I wish it was 80 here! LOL

Bryan, This sure sounds intresting, I cant wait to read Paul's side of the story! LOL

Railrunnin, good luck on your new build, just remember to have fun!

Johan wonderful scene, That engine is from my part of the world!

Paul 2, I knew there had to be more to the story! I think you 2 will make a great team. Bryan can give you the ideas and you can build it the way you see fit! LOL

John, Wonderful job on the WABASH caboose!

Cewforevery, the signs add a nice little touch!

Lee D, WOW thats some great work! I think its going to be a winner when your done!

Howard, nice buy for your layout! The Santa Fe will fit right in!

Brian, All great looking engines! Wonderful photos!

Well I hope you all have a great day and please find some time for your trains and layout! If anything just go out and run them for awhile!

 

 

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

I finally got my entire lay-out cleaned up, washed and dried the sheets on my lay-out table, and set up the first two trains of my Christmas lay-out.

AND, this morning, Hoover and I passed the 5,000 mile mark walking to and from the lake.SUNP0001SUNP0002SUNP0018          You'd be tired too if you just walked 5,000 miles!

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AND, this morning, Hoover and I passed the 5,000 mile mark walking to and from the lake.SUNP0018          You'd be tired too if you just walked 5,000 miles!

Congratulations Vincent on your 5,000 miles.  I'm a masters competitive swimmer and since my retirement, I have logged to date 5,046 miles in the pool.

Cheers, Dave

lee drennen posted:
Odenville Bill posted:

Lee,

The caboose started out as a Lionel 6059.  I bought it, with a broken coupler, for $1.00 at a yard sale.  I used it as a test subject to learn customizing techniques.  I bought a group of five broken, early post war cabooses that provided a smoke stack, ladder, roller pickup, light socket, tool boxes, and window insert.  The amber color in the windows is from a cut up plastic medicine bottle.  I found three forgotten cans of green spray paint hiding in my garage.  My daughter in law had starting to make decals with a "cricket" about that time.  It all just seemed to come together.  Now it is my favorite car.DSC03059DSC03061DSC03048

 

Bill

you did a great job on it and i also like the way it was before. Thanks for posting those pics for me 

 

I like the amber yellow lighting it looks more like old time lighting. Some people get carried away with making everything bright white LEDS which wouldn't be correct in most eras. Great job!!

Dave Ripp

 

mike g. posted:

Morning guys, Well I didn't get any train time for the last 2 day but hope to get a little today. Not sure how much cause the CEO wants me to start checking out the Christmas lights to get them ready to hang!

Mark, I do trust Brian!

Bob, your right Brian does make it look ease. But we will see how easy it really is for me! LOL

Matttrain, The hill gives it a nice looks, great idea! Also nice job on the lighting in the cabin!

John, The trees look good, I wish it was 80 here! LOL

Bryan, This sure sounds intresting, I cant wait to read Paul's side of the story! LOL

Railrunnin, good luck on your new build, just remember to have fun!

Johan wonderful scene, That engine is from my part of the world!

Paul 2, I knew there had to be more to the story! I think you 2 will make a great team. Bryan can give you the ideas and you can build it the way you see fit! LOL

John, Wonderful job on the WABASH caboose!

Cewforevery, the signs add a nice little touch!

Lee D, WOW thats some great work! I think its going to be a winner when your done!

Howard, nice buy for your layout! The Santa Fe will fit right in!

Brian, All great looking engines! Wonderful photos!

Well I hope you all have a great day and please find some time for your trains and layout! If anything just go out and run them for awhile!

 

 

Mike. Thank you Sir. I guess i must send a that engine for you. 🤝

Johan

I set up the RRR (Rodent-Run Railroad). I had to buy two more batteries, and then didn't realize that one had a plastic safety cap on it when I recharged it. But all three trains are running well. And I had to take down and store a three story-tall structure that there just isn't room for in my Christmas lay-out.

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                      how are things going Mark ?  

 

I am supposed to get out of the hospital tomorrow.  The surgeon said all went well.  PT at the hospital shows progress already.  I’m lined up for Outpatient PT next week.  I’ve been working on my layout virtually reading all the great projects on the Forum 

Mark Boyce posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

                       how are things going Mark ?  

I am supposed to get out of the hospital tomorrow.  The surgeon said all went well.  PT at the hospital shows progress already.  I’m lined up for Outpatient PT next week.  I’ve been working on my layout virtually reading all the great projects on the Forum 

Congrats, Mark... from the experience of two recent knee replacements, the sooner you get into PT, the better the results. You’ll soon be able to stand all day working on the layout... but you won’t be able to rake leaves or shovel snow...   

Paul

Techno-Peasant of the First Order

Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

 TCA 15-70689

LCCA RM-39621

LOTS RM-9326

Dave,  I agree.  The medicine bottle is cheap and gives kerosene lamp color.

Vincent, two thumbs up for the RRR.

I spent several hours checking out my new treasures.  I oiled the engines and tested couplers.  After dinner I shot some video.  I must be too old to multitask.  I had a tough time running the camera and the trains at the same time.  The 681 turbine is nice.  I put in two drops of smoke fluid and got great results.  Same for the 736 Berkshire.  It had a tough time climbing Bald Rock Mountain until I oiled all the car axles.  I tried out the Lackawanna commuter set and quickly realized I'll have to move some things for clearance.  Tomorrow I will test the prewar 1664.

Bill

 

 

 

 

 

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Mark Boyce posted:

Vincent and Dave, I never kept track o how far I walked over the years at lunch time at work.  I need to get back at it after I get past the pT on my knee replacement 

Hoping and praying for a good resolve with your knee replacement.    Your PT is most important!

Cheers, Dave

Mark Boyce posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

                       how are things going Mark ?  

I am supposed to get out of the hospital tomorrow.  The surgeon said all went well.  PT at the hospital shows progress already.  I’m lined up for Outpatient PT next week.  I’ve been working on my layout virtually reading all the great projects on the Forum 

 

Mark  great to hear the "all went well" report from the surgeon.  Glad you're getting out tomorrow.  Will keep you're recovery in my thoughts and prayers.   Happy belated birthday to you as well.     Chris

Mark Boyce posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

 

                      how are things going Mark ?  

 

I am supposed to get out of the hospital tomorrow.  The surgeon said all went well.  PT at the hospital shows progress already.  I’m lined up for Outpatient PT next week.  I’ve been working on my layout virtually reading all the great projects on the Forum 

Mark, you're coming out of that slow rough curve onto the tangent so you can start to widen the throttle....a notch at a time (as PT strengthens the muscles ). Before you know it you'll be doing 99 mph again. 

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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

Vincent, WOW Congrats! I don't think I have walked 5,000 miles in my whole life sofar! LOL Nice little video of the start of your new layout!

Dave, Dang that sure is a lot of time in the water! You sure you don't have gills! LOL

Johan, I think if you are going to do anything with that engine it would be great repainted into a Shark Bay RR engine! Wonderful job on the observation car, I bet the passengers love the view from there cause I do!

Lee D, I am sure you could find buyers if you were able to custom paint them for whatever people want on there layout for there RR!

Mark, I must have not been paying attention, I didn't even know you went in already for your knee. I hope your doing well and have a fast recovery! You are in our thoughts a nd prayers!

Bill Looking good! You got yourself some nice stuff there! You cant beat an early Christmas! Hey be careful with your list at the doc's, I found out the bigger list the more pills they want you to take! LOL

Well another day with no train time, first the CEO had me working on the Christmas lights, Then the service tech for the twin split heaters showed up, I guess the CEO called him and forgot to tell me. Oh well More Christmas lights today and maybe some train room time. We had to go shopping yesterday so while out I picked up some black paint for my parking lot. Maybe it can get paved today!

I hope everyone has a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! Please try and find time for your trains and your layouts! 

Mark, you best just plant your rear in the rocking chair and watch your shelf train go around for awhile!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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