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John, Thanks for sharing the videos of your Sunday night train run~! I agree with Mark, what a wonderful looking layout!

Well yesterday I did not get any train room or train time. Spent the day putting up Christmas lights untill I has a seizure then I spent most of the night at the ER. Wont be any train time for awhile as I have to be watched for at least a week. LOL

I will be here watching everything you all post and learning! That's one thing I love about this forum, even if I cant work on my layout I can spend hours here learning! Thank you all so very much!

Hope you all are safe and having fun!

Mike g., you will be in our prayers for a speedy recovery and hopefully  you will be back to normal as soon as possible. Your layout is so inspirational as you built the room by yourself, and it’s a road to success that few could ever follow. Do what the doctors say, thank you for letting us know your condition as we are here for you and Each Other. God is good. (No work on my layout today, but will soon)

@leapinlarry posted:

Mike g., you will be in our prayers for a speedy recovery and hopefully  you will be back to normal as soon as possible. Your layout is so inspirational as you built the room by yourself, and it’s a road to success that few could ever follow. Do what the doctors say, thank you for letting us know your condition as we are here for you and Each Other. God is good. (No work on my layout today, but will soon)

Thanks Everyone, you are all the best. The Doc says I have to be baby sat for the next week or so. That being said Mrs. G and I will be spending alot of time together! Turning out couldn't be a better christmas gift! LOL

Mike G - I went through several different makers before settling on the K-Line Worldwide Intermodal cars. Also have 2 Lionel scale cars - detail is very good. I can add 3 more cars to the consist, but my siding is not long enough. Haven't gotten my hands on any Atlas cars as yet to compare.

I like the way the video turned out - I am going to have to shoot more footage with a tighter frame and a steady camera and keep the music going. Now all I will have to add is the Chianti like Fendermain .  Peace ... Jeff 

@mike g. posted:

John, Thanks for sharing the videos of your Sunday night train run~! I agree with Mark, what a wonderful looking layout!

Well yesterday I did not get any train room or train time. Spent the day putting up Christmas lights untill I has a seizure then I spent most of the night at the ER. Wont be any train time for awhile as I have to be watched for at least a week. LOL

I will be here watching everything you all post and learning! That's one thing I love about this forum, even if I cant work on my layout I can spend hours here learning! Thank you all so very much!

Hope you all are safe and having fun!

Take your time and get well ....the trains will always be there for you!

@mike g. posted:

John, Thanks for sharing the videos of your Sunday night train run~! I agree with Mark, what a wonderful looking layout!

Well yesterday I did not get any train room or train time. Spent the day putting up Christmas lights untill I has a seizure then I spent most of the night at the ER. Wont be any train time for awhile as I have to be watched for at least a week. LOL

I will be here watching everything you all post and learning! That's one thing I love about this forum, even if I cant work on my layout I can spend hours here learning! Thank you all so very much!

Hope you all are safe and having fun!

Get well soon, Mike. You've got a whole community pulling for you.

@C_Murley posted:

E39A929C-059D-4F6B-8547-05E36FB944B1Started throwing plaster cloth! Crumpled up paper underneath. Soooo easy! Thanks YouTube!

That's a great-looking start. Just be careful--really vigilant--about the crumpled paper "internals" for a couple of reasons: 1) It will decay relatively fast and 2) it could potentially become a haven for unwanted homesteaders. Insects and mice LOVE crumpled up paper. No criticism intended, just a thought.

ScoutingDad, AKA Jeff, thanks for the information on the K-Line worldwide Intermodal cars! I will have to check them out, They sure look sharp on your layout.

Thank you everyone for the well wishes, Its one day at a time. The best part is I have this great forum to read, I even found myself reading it at 3 AM This morning, You folks sure have alot of great information for one to soak in. Thanks again!

Since Thanksgiving I have been enclosing a tunnel on the layout. Doing a dry run on with the Pennsy Wall I found at York last year.

This afternoon I spray painted the Pennsy walls from scenic Express their first coat.
Also sprayed the interior tunnel boards the flat black...

My first major work on layout in nearly three years.

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Seth,  nothing from Menards found in this work sight...  Just kidding!  Most of Menard's buildings are too large for my small layout, and I didn't have the heart to cut any down.  So, I passed them on to other Forum members who can make better use.  I still have the train shop and the Watkin's Block though.  They fit.  Your Pennsy wall and tunnel area is looking good!!  Better than my carpentry with well seasoned  (repurposed) wood products.

Chris, You have it all...engine house, yard tower, lights, the Polar Express, the Army, looks like a gray NYC Hudson, lots of N&W, UP, and of course Western Maryland, not to mention a car carrier with a Mustang convertible!!  And you even have an extra C&O F-unit to provide lighting for the track gang!!  Wow!!

Me, I've been working on the scaled down Christmas layout now that I got all Mrs. B's Christmas decorations up.  Mike, I did convince her to let me forgo the wreaths on the bedroom windows above the garage.  I can get on the shallow roof at the other end of the house easily, but those windows were triky before my knee and leg problems.   I'll post some photographs of the layout later.  Here is the house on April 19, 2018 as I was ready to leave for the York Meet to give you an idea of what I mean about ladders and hanging junk.  Needless to say, I didn't have to mow grass until May that year.

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@Mark Boyce posted:

Me, I've been working on the scaled down Christmas layout now that I got all Mrs. B's Christmas decorations up.  Mike, I did convince her to let me forgo the wreaths on the bedroom windows above the garage.  I can get on the shallow roof at the other end of the house easily, but those windows were triky before my knee and leg problems.  

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Mark;

If those windows over the garage are double hung, and if the top sash can be pulled down, you can pull down the sash, get some of those 3M Command hooks and, from inside the house, place one on the outside of the window, hang the wreath on the hook, then raise the window. I’m sure Mrs. B will be so ecstatic that she will allow you to spend all of the time till Christmas playing with your trains... and if you buy that, I have this beautiful bridge in my hometown of Brooklyn for sale

Mike g: I've been sporadically posting on other things and neglected this thread. Sorry to read about your situation. Hope you are doing better.

As for what I have done, I have neglected running or modeling for a while but I will get back into the operating sessions or just running without working the card system.

Looks like the rest of the OGR gang is enjoying their trains and that is a good thing. Cheers.

"Hi Matt, Thank you very much sir!

I did make the track cleaning car, but I want to go back and make it better! I added  weights but I think I want to add some type of adjustment for pressure on the cleaning pad."

Mike - Glad to hear that you tried it.  The extra weight definitely helps tracking.  One of my first efforts, I used two threaded bolts to apply pressure to the pad.  It contributed to derails in my design.  It needed to be spring loaded.  I have found that but making the pad raise the wheels about a 1/32nd inch works well with weights.  That way the flange is still inside thee rails and the weights over the wheel trucks hold it down.  Good luck.  Think creatively while convalescing.  All the best.

Lot's of great work going on. Must be getting cold out......

So my new to me RS-11 wasn't working quite right. I sorted out a few issues but I couldn't get the lights to work. Since I run conventional, and don't have a Cab-1, I wasn't sure how to get the lights to work. Well I put it on the track last night in Program mode and cycled the power a few times. BINGO- We have light !

Of course I had to run it for a while to make sure all else was good.

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