Lionelski posted:

As someone who loves doing things on the layout I love this thread. As evidenced by well over half a million views, so do a lot of others here.

That being said, dare I suggest a change? Perhaps this thread could be for things done on/to our layouts, and a spin off thread called "What have you run on your layout today?" be set up.  It appears that many of the posts here, being pics of engines and rolling stock, would better fit such a spin off.

I know that I would enjoy both threads.

Hi gang,

Before this thread is closed, I'd like to again suggest the above.

Thoughts?

Lionelski posted:
Lionelski posted:

As someone who loves doing things on the layout I love this thread. As evidenced by well over half a million views, so do a lot of others here.

That being said, dare I suggest a change? Perhaps this thread could be for things done on/to our layouts, and a spin off thread called "What have you run on your layout today?" be set up.  It appears that many of the posts here, being pics of engines and rolling stock, would better fit such a spin off.

I know that I would enjoy both threads.

Hi gang,

Before this thread is closed, I'd like to again suggest the above.

Thoughts?

@MELGAR started a thread "what trains did you run today". Makes sense to me to go there as suggested.

Personally- I'm keeping my fat fingers off the keyboard from now on unless I have something "on topic" to add.

Bye!

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

This morning I finished up the scenery module. Placed some fishermen around the waterfall area and put two canoes going downstream from the falls. Then I glued the supports for the roof on the building flat on. Now I just have to drill some holes along the track on the table module for telephone poles and it is ready for Sunday at Kirkland Toy and train show. And I think Bryan is still working on his so I crossed the finish lne first LOL. Pics.......Paul 2

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briansilvermustang posted:

 

 

                   working on the Christmas layout...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    have a great day everyone !!

 

 

Very nice Brian 

Paul. Great progress and looking great keep up the good work 

lee drennen posted:

Sorry for not posting guys I’ve been sick this week with strep throat I went back to work today maybe I can get some work on the layout this weekend. Lots of great looking progress here this week guys 

          hope you are feeling better Lee...  get some train time in,  that always helps

 

briansilvermustang posted:
lee drennen posted:

Sorry for not posting guys I’ve been sick this week with strep throat I went back to work today maybe I can get some work on the layout this weekend. Lots of great looking progress here this week guys 

          hope you are feeling better Lee...  get some train time in,  that always helps

 

Thanks Brian 

I need to get my second half of my layout table done I just have to put the top on it and then start painting  maybe I can get some pics of it soon 

RSJB18 posted:
Lionelski posted:
Lionelski posted:

As someone who loves doing things on the layout I love this thread. As evidenced by well over half a million views, so do a lot of others here.

That being said, dare I suggest a change? Perhaps this thread could be for things done on/to our layouts, and a spin off thread called "What have you run on your layout today?" be set up.  It appears that many of the posts here, being pics of engines and rolling stock, would better fit such a spin off.

I know that I would enjoy both threads.

Hi gang,

Before this thread is closed, I'd like to again suggest the above.

Thoughts?

@MELGAR started a thread "what trains did you run today". Makes sense to me to go there as suggested.

Personally- I'm keeping my fat fingers off the keyboard from now on unless I have something "on topic" to add.

Bye!

Thanks for pointing out MELGAR's thread, RSJB18

What'd I do? I do a lot of low-light running on the PER and have been finding the lights in the CA-4 Crummy blinding so I set out to tone them down. First I removed the center of the three interior lights and now the cupola is [correctly!!] dark so a crew-member watching the train isn't night-blind. Then I constructed hoods (from aluminum tape-the stuff you actually use on ductwork) over the remaining two lights to decrease their brightness:

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Much better. I may remove a second light leaving one to cook by.

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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briansilvermustang posted:
lee drennen posted:

Sorry for not posting guys I’ve been sick this week with strep throat I went back to work today maybe I can get some work on the layout this weekend. Lots of great looking progress here this week guys 

          hope you are feeling better Lee...  get some train time in,  that always helps

 

Thanks Brian 

I need to get my second half of my layout table done I just have to put the top on it and then start painting  maybe I can get some pics of it soon 

Lee, lots of chicken soup! Feel better soonest.

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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

geysergazer posted:

What'd I do? I do a lot of low-light running on the PER and have been finding the lights in the CA-4 Crummy blinding so I set out to tone them down. First I removed the center of the three interior lights and now the cupola is [correctly!!] dark so a crew-member watching the train isn't night-blind. Then I constructed hoods (from aluminum tape-the stuff you actually use on ductwork) over the remaining two lights to decrease their brightness:

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Much better. I may remove a second light leaving one to cook by.

Nice!! Do you by chance have a picture of the inside??

CFO, Construction Superintendent; Clinch River, and Southern RR.. (The CRS O Gauge Line)

TCA #19-744637

8 or 9 years ago I picked up a 217 Boston and Maine Alco set. I had been on the lookout for a 226 Boston and Maine Alco set ever since. I finally got one a couple of weeks ago, and did the first run of my Alcos today.

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Woodson posted:
geysergazer posted:

What'd I do? I do a lot of low-light running on the PER and have been finding the lights in the CA-4 Crummy blinding so I set out to tone them down. First I removed the center of the three interior lights and now the cupola is [correctly!!] dark so a crew-member watching the train isn't night-blind. Then I constructed hoods (from aluminum tape-the stuff you actually use on ductwork) over the remaining two lights to decrease their brightness:

        

Much better. I may remove a second light leaving one to cook by.

Nice!! Do you by chance have a picture of the inside??

I was going to while I had it apart to show my simple lamp-hoods but got caught up in the moment and suddenly it was back together. These Lionel CA-4s are a bit pesky to take apart as the end ladders are glued to the frame and inserted into holes in the body. If I take it apart again to remove one of the remaining lights I'll get a pic.

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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

geysergazer posted:
lee drennen posted:
briansilvermustang posted:
lee drennen posted:

Sorry for not posting guys I’ve been sick this week with strep throat I went back to work today maybe I can get some work on the layout this weekend. Lots of great looking progress here this week guys 

          hope you are feeling better Lee...  get some train time in,  that always helps

 

Thanks Brian 

I need to get my second half of my layout table done I just have to put the top on it and then start painting  maybe I can get some pics of it soon 

Lee, are you talking about a second payout, an O27 setup, or are you expanding the present Pike?

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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

I just finished my 1/43 scale Chevy 1.5 ton. I removed the Russian markings for this model only marketed in Eastern Europe (I assume because they didn't get rights from Chevrolet). Then, I did weathering with overlapping layers of dry brushing.

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This model was tough to get and not cheap. But it was worth it to have on the layout.

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geysergazer posted:
lee drennen posted:
briansilvermustang posted:
lee drennen posted:

Sorry for not posting guys I’ve been sick this week with strep throat I went back to work today maybe I can get some work on the layout this weekend. Lots of great looking progress here this week guys 

          hope you are feeling better Lee...  get some train time in,  that always helps

 

Thanks Brian 

I need to get my second half of my layout table done I just have to put the top on it and then start painting  maybe I can get some pics of it soon 

Lee, are you talking about a second payout, an O27 setup, or are you expanding the present Pike?

I’m expanding the pike in the garage but I am tossing around the thought of a 4x8 layout in my work/old dining room that will be my O27 traditional Lionel type one. Thanks for the well wish I’ve eaten lots of soup I think I have it whipped 

lee drennen posted:

A72AE152-AFA9-4448-9447-F3D00EF91A79Bob I know what you mean about land owners on the Christmas layout this guy has beenevicted many times already 

Don't even think about it until the sun moves away.....LOL

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

Dan Padova posted:
lee drennen posted:

A72AE152-AFA9-4448-9447-F3D00EF91A79Bob I know what you mean about land owners on the Christmas layout this guy has beenevicted many times already 

Don't even think about it until the sun moves away.....LOL

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

Set up my module for our 2nd show.  Added a few more items to mine but not even close to being done yet.  Best news yet is even though Paul is done with his my don't drink and drive scene is getting all the attention.  Paul is now pouting lol.

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Bryan

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

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Finally getting started on the layout that the very talented Ken Hoganson designed for me! See this thread for details: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...railroad-layout-plan

Due to budgetary constraints I decided not to undergo any major basement finishing, and get rolling on the benchwork etc. The walls will have a simple backdrop installed to improve appearance, the floor will get a cushy, interlocking, foam tile type covering, and the studded walls around the central staircase will also be covered for a more finished look. Lighting is nice and bright with LED shop lights  providing illumination. The attached photos follow the benchwork as it proceeds around the perimeter of the basement. There are no duck-unders needed as the stairs come down away from the walls. The open area in the benchwork, near pictured the door, will be home to three bridges that will lift out for access to that exterior door on the rare occasion we need to use it. The long stretch of brenchwork with the elevated line will be widened to provide more layout space as required.

The last photo shows my roadbed and track- 1/2" plywood, 1/2" homasote under the track only, with Woodland Scenics foam roadbed, Gargraves track, and Ross switches. Using only adhesive caulk to attach roadbed and track- no screws. Preliminary tests have shown this to be very quiet and stable.

I have a long way to go, but as an old friend once told me, "Just get started, do it before you get too old and can't". There was a much longer, philosophical conversation revolving around that subject, but that was sound advice to someone who tends to have "paralysis by overanalysis".

He has since passed on, but his words still inspire me. This layout is dedicated to him. Rest in peace, CSM Paul Rausch, you are missed.

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Worked on some little scenery things. 

My daughter opened her tree lot:

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Built a cypress tree (we live among them):

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Weathered a couple of my propane tanks:

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Painted some fountains:

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Bird bath and ducks:

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And lit the fireplaces in the station:

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Gearing up for the holidays. Happy Sunday everyone. 

“It’s the little things...”

 

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ricka1 posted:

Finally getting started on the layout that the very talented Ken Hoganson designed for me! See this thread for details: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...railroad-layout-plan

Due to budgetary constraints I decided not to undergo any major basement finishing, and get rolling on the benchwork etc. The walls will have a simple backdrop installed to improve appearance, the floor will get a cushy, interlocking, foam tile type covering, and the studded walls around the central staircase will also be covered for a more finished look. Lighting is nice and bright with LED shop lights  providing illumination. The attached photos follow the benchwork as it proceeds around the perimeter of the basement. There are no duck-unders needed as the stairs come down away from the walls. The open area in the benchwork, near pictured the door, will be home to three bridges that will lift out for access to that exterior door on the rare occasion we need to use it. The long stretch of brenchwork with the elevated line will be widened to provide more layout space as required.

The last photo shows my roadbed and track- 1/2" plywood, 1/2" homasote under the track only, with Woodland Scenics foam roadbed, Gargraves track, and Ross switches. Using only adhesive caulk to attach roadbed and track- no screws. Preliminary tests have shown this to be very quiet and stable.

I have a long way to go, but as an old friend once told me, "Just get started, do it before you get too old and can't". There was a much longer, philosophical conversation revolving around that subject, but that was sound advice to someone who tends to have "paralysis by overanalysis".

He has since passed on, but his words still inspire me. This layout is dedicated to him. Rest in peace, CSM Paul Rausch, you are missed.

 

Great work Ricka1, a good foundation is most important.

Looking forward to update pics as things progress

RSJB18 posted:

Shortly after the RR Police cleared the ROW, and the MOW crew finished laying the track......

 

SIGH.......

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He/she needs the caption, "This is my railroad and I own everything in it".

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

Today I One - changed some vehicles within my Brewtown neighborhood in Patsburg.    2 -  charged the battery on my MTH Aerotrian loco.     3 - reattached the pantograph to one of my Williams scale GG1s #4876. 4. Added some shrubbery to some areas.  5 - got one of my Miller Engineering H&C Coffee signs working.   6. -  Ran trains and enjoyed the time with my trains immensely!! 

Here's a video I took today - Williams brass scale Camelback  ( with MTH work caboose containing a digital air whistle - replicating those PW Lionel whistles ) pulling a 17 car freight, and MTH Ma&Pa SW 1 with short freight.

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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RSJB18 posted:

Shortly after the RR Police cleared the ROW, and the MOW crew finished laying the track......

 

SIGH.......

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Bob;

I think you need to post the right-of-way. Might I suggest...

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Paul

Techno-Peasant of the First Order

Provisionary Member - Brotherhood of the Crappy Basement Layout

 TCA 15-70689

LCCA RM-39621

LOTS RM-9326

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