What did you do on your layout today?

  I put pinstripe on the wallwart ore car, and painted it and then some bricks to put in it. (jenga trimmings) Some brighter rust highlights and a grime wash and couplers till done.

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"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





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mike g. posted:

Hi Everyone, I would like to start of by saying what great work that is being done by you all! I know I normally write something on each work you post, but today I haven't been in the mood for that the last couple of days. But great work!

So my wife has been spilling this all over FB, So I thought I would share this with my train friends! I hope you don't mind that I call you friends! Yesterday I had to go in for a C.T. Scan to check for Cancer, A lot of you know I have had it in the past and beat it. Well today we got an early Christmas Gift that I am still Kicking Cancers BUTT! 

Not bad for going from Stage 4 Head and Neck Cancer to cancer free for 2 years in a row now! I want you all to know that I think a lot of it has to do with all the positive stuff shared here and how it makes me feel happy!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year to you all and God Bless everyone here!

Mike, that is great news!!!!   I have been wondering if you were having any follow ups, so now I know.  

I agree wholeheartedly that the Forum is a great support tool; the positive conversation about toy and model trains, prototype trains, but also the commradery, the encouragement, and the willingness to share information and even models with folks most of us have never seen face to face.

I too have received encouragement during my 'minor when compared to cancer' health issue.  Several folks have emailed me, and we have had great discussions.  Mine is just a mobility problem; no big deal in the grand scheme.

God bless you Mike and your faithful, loving wife!!  I'll continue praying for you and everyone here who has shared health issues.  God bless everyone here!  You are wonderful friends!!!

 

M. Mitchell Marmel posted:

Behold the Eeep!  

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Handmade handrails.  Considering I was eyeballing the dimensions and soldering together 1/16" brass rod,  it came out OK! 

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Not pleased with the roof,  but it's a perfectly acceptable ten-foot model... 

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Footage of the inaugural run,  with dubious assistance from Chief Brakekitty Norma Bates Kitteh...

Once again,  thanks to @GTW Ralph for the project!

Mitch

the Eeep looks great Mitch!

Had to laugh at "ten-foot model" . My father used to say we had a 30 mph lawn. Looks great driving by at 30 mph

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

mike g. posted:

Hi Everyone, I would like to start of by saying what great work that is being done by you all! I know I normally write something on each work you post, but today I haven't been in the mood for that the last couple of days. But great work!

So my wife has been spilling this all over FB, So I thought I would share this with my train friends! I hope you don't mind that I call you friends! Yesterday I had to go in for a C.T. Scan to check for Cancer, A lot of you know I have had it in the past and beat it. Well today we got an early Christmas Gift that I am still Kicking Cancers BUTT! 

Not bad for going from Stage 4 Head and Neck Cancer to cancer free for 2 years in a row now! I want you all to know that I think a lot of it has to do with all the positive stuff shared here and how it makes me feel happy!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year to you all and God Bless everyone here!

God bless. 

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Dr. Joseph V Russo

josephvrusso@outlook.com 

First off I want to thank you all for the kind words and sharing this special time with my family and I!

Mitch The EEEP looks wonderful, I didn't know they could go that fast! Must be running from something, maybe miss Kitteha? I bet Fortesue is in there somewhere driving!

Butch, the ORE cares are looking great and way to make a load out of Janga!

As for me I am happy and motivated so I am heading out to the train room to get something done today. Not sure what but I hope to have a report later today!

Everyone have a great weekend!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Mike g, that’s great news and I agree, our friends on the forum and in our love of trains is a very healthy part of our lives. Sharing our life’s ups and downs with each other is also a way of getting our feelings out in the open and finding answers we need for life’s journey. May the Lord keep blessing you and your family. 

Now, I am so happy to see the great progress you’ve made on your layout. Wow, it’s looking fantastic. From building the She shed, to planning your layout, to actually executing your thoughts into Action....Wow....It’s exciting. Keep us posted and the pictures coming....

Its Wonderful to see so many Forum friends chime in....Happy Railroading, and Merry Christmas to you and your family...

 

 

That is nice he mentioned me, and nice you brought it to my attention.  Was that the Glacier Line, not Arctic Line?  

I bought that set used to go with an MTH GN F3 set.  As time passed two things happened., I decided to put my emphasis back on the Western Maryland and some B&O like I had in my HO and N days.  Second, I decided to not try to put 072 and larger curves in my new layout space.  Therefore the 21” cars were just too long.

As always, if I have something that I’m not using, and someone else can make use of it, I would rather sell than leave it on a shelf or buried in a box.

This morning I got out the wood chip hopper I got from the Bay and started putting it together. Waiting for all the glue to dry so I can put the frame on and mount the trucks. Add a wood chip load and it will be set to join the rest of the wod=od chip hopper consist. Pics.............Paul

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Mark Boyce posted:

That is nice he mentioned me, and nice you brought it to my attention.  Was that the Glacier Line, not Arctic Line?  

I bought that set used to go with an MTH GN F3 set.  As time passed two things happened., I decided to put my emphasis back on the Western Maryland and some B&O like I had in my HO and N days.  Second, I decided to not try to put 072 and larger curves in my new layout space.  Therefore the 21” cars were just too long.

As always, if I have something that I’m not using, and someone else can make use of it, I would rather sell than leave it on a shelf or buried in a box.

Yep it was Glacier!   Sorry!    Doug on that Facebook page told me to look at his switching videos.  

Jim

Anything can be accomplished, with proper funding. 

Came home today and go to the train room to find this. My Pennsy GG1 laying on the floor with hanging trucks and totaled pantographs. I started taking it apart, and found a lot more damage than I thought I would. One drive shaft snapped in 2, gearbox cover broken, motor leads pinched between gear tower and frame, totaled truck sideframe, exterior details almost nonexistent at this point. I assume this was doing of my cats in the train room, as no one else was home all day. Welp time to go start digging through the attack to find my parts GG1 to hopefully fix this one. I’ve only ever had one loco hit the floor with this layout, and it was a 2-10-4, but it landed in a box on the floor. Maybe this is a sign to install some panels to stop things from falling. 976C402B-C55A-4172-A920-A6F6C5BE1C73565CAB9D-99CD-475E-A771-36592CE749814CD1AF4C-6EFD-481A-8827-737239BC554F7461550B-6A84-4456-9147-6B7797F48E35

Railfanning PA, New Jersey, and Delaware since 2010.

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Mike G, I'm happy to hear that you are doing well! I look forward to seeing your progress on the layout, that airport looks cool on top of that Mountain~Plateau! Have fun working on the layout today! I'm wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Rusty

And as the sunset faded, I spoke to the faintest first starlight.
And I said next time, Next time, We'll get it right!
NS6770Fan posted:

Came home today and go to the train room to find this. My Pennsy GG1 laying on the floor with hanging trucks and totaled pantographs. I started taking it apart, and found a lot more damage than I thought I would. One drive shaft snapped in 2, gearbox cover broken, motor leads pinched between gear tower and frame, totaled truck sideframe, exterior details almost nonexistent at this point. I assume this was doing of my cats in the train room, as no one else was home all day. Welp time to go start digging through the attack to find my parts GG1 to hopefully fix this one. I’ve only ever had one loco hit the floor with this layout, and it was a 2-10-4, but it landed in a box on the floor. Maybe this is a sign to install some panels to stop things from falling. 976C402B-C55A-4172-A920-A6F6C5BE1C73565CAB9D-99CD-475E-A771-36592CE749814CD1AF4C-6EFD-481A-8827-737239BC554F7461550B-6A84-4456-9147-6B7797F48E35

This is why, when the time comes, that I wont allow cats or other animals in the train room.

Rusty

And as the sunset faded, I spoke to the faintest first starlight.
And I said next time, Next time, We'll get it right!

Hi Guys, thanks for the nice words! I feel a lot better as my mind is now clear and ready for more train work!

Paul, the woodchip car looks wonderful! You must have had them clear cut a large section of forest to be able to fill all those cars! LOL

NS6770FAN, I am so sorry about your GG1~! I sure hope you will b3e able to fix it!

So here is my lunch time up date! I got my first switch mounted and worked on the airfield! From a suggestion from Paul2 I hung the end of the runway over the lower tracks ! It will have to tunnels under the airfield. But I do have a question, can someone tell me the inside dimension of a single and double porthole, say MTH or Lione it doesn't really matter I don't think!20181214_09355420181214_09360320181214_093612

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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Thanks to help from my friends Sam and Lynn last weekend, we got yard ladder tracks installed and wired for the east end of my main yard.  After some preliminary electrical testing, it seemed like a good idea to populate some cars from the east side to see how they looked.

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Next up, purchase more switches for the west end ladder!

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I need to go back several pages to get the names so I can compliment the different folks on there contributions to this really nice thread, however, Mike G, and Anthony K, Your Layouts are looking good. I am getting ready to go to work finishing mine. You will see the bridges out....Happy Railroading C5EDDF44-C5FF-4716-8641-AC74FABFB6EAA788C8A2-8DCB-4CD1-A86D-97A57729437C29B6C40B-0BA6-4BD4-AF03-BFADD02A0A99DE1DC357-5BE3-4E05-84F7-A97A57BF280B93DC7FE6-6BEA-42C3-A915-509D91383907

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