Been working on the south end of my layout, adding some water features.  This is a long process for me for several reasons, but primarily due to I am not sure what I'm doing.  Thankfully, there's so many good examples on the OGR Forum to pull from.

The water features will include a pond that will sit on a piece of foam that is a removable access panel.  The pond will spill over to a stream/river winding its way to the border of the layout, crossed by double tracks.  Or at least that is the general concept.  Not sure about bridges yet though leaning to plate girder.

All the foam joints and any gaps in plywood base are sealed with silicon caulk. The plywood river bottom will get a light coat of drywall joint compound, sanded.  For the terrain forms I'm covering with some left-over WS shaper sheet plaster I had, but will do rest with sculptamold.

The river is at a stand still for now as I do not have the bridges and want to have on hand to figure out how the footings will work.

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:

Took a drive in my 1st car: 1967 blue mustang convertible:

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I lied. I'm still on the hunt for that Mustang in approx. O scale. The above car is really a Mathbox Premium Corvette. Arnold

It's funny you posted this. My brother in law just gave my sister a 1966 Mustang convertible for there 20th anniversary! 

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

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I might have to find a model of my first car, the 1949 Oldsmobile 98 Turtleback.

Mine was a different color, and all the chrome was stripped from the side and fenders, but for the late 50's, it was a mover!

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Mark, Bryan saved you for the time being. I wore my whip out on him. Can't find one long enough to reach you so if you see a drone over your house with a whip on it......it's me LOL

Steve your river is turning out nice. I used Woodland Scenics realistic water. It is self leveling. I see you said you caulked everything. I thought I did too. Luckily I went back down to check on it and found I had a small spot that was leaking it onto the ground and got it stopped before I lost all the water. A couple of pics to show what I did. I never did water before these two scenes. Paul 2

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briansilvermustang posted:
Mark Boyce posted:

LOL. My first car was a ‘69 Ford Galaxy XL.  I’ll never find a model of that!  Scratch build?  No, not me.  LOL

 

      here you go Mark...

 

     nice looking car...

Unbelievable!  Leave it to you, Brian, to find one!  I think that is out of my price range however!!  Here are a couple photographs that are pretty close to how it looked.  The blue in the rear view is spot on, but without the silly decals!  That was a cooker in that car when I moved to Richmond, Virginia in 1976 since the only air conditioning was 4-60 AC!! 

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Howard, the train room looks great!  I like the hobby shop look and the layout is always great!

Steve, your river and pond look great!

John, My dad drove a '49 Chevy that looked very much like that, but without as much ornaments.  Olds versus Chevy.

Johan, that is a great looking flatcar load!!

Paul,  I'll keep an eye out for the drone!  Your waterways look great!!  First and second tries turned out great!!

Howard, great looking room! You can hardly see the washer and dryer!

Mayor Magoo, Looks like you have a great start for going into it blind! Keep it going and post more pictures when you can!

John, Beautyful car! Sure would be nice to have one now a days!

Paul, looks great! But I do think I seen a little dust on the river~! LOL If your drone makes it to Marks house, I think we all be better watching out! 

Johan, Nice job on the lumber load! Also I like the guy by the little shack!

Well for me I went and did my dive this morning, all excited about not having to work this afternoon, I got home and there was a lovely note from the CEO stating that she thought the grass was getting a little long! Needless to say I was wrong and another day goes by with no train room work! The CEO gets home and I am in the middle of mowing the lawn and she goes to her nice She Shed. I get done with all the yard work and in passing I let her know another day with no train work. She informed me that its ok we have the rest of our lives to work on stuff like that! LOL Who knows maybe tomorrow! 

Tomorrow is Saturday I hope everyone has FUN!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

briansilvermustang posted:
Mark Boyce posted:

LOL. My first car was a ‘69 Ford Galaxy XL.  I’ll never find a model of that!  Scratch build?  No, not me.  LOL

 

      here you go Mark...

 

     nice looking car...

Brian, what about my 1967 royal blue Mustang convertible?

LOL, Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

I picked up a brass side door caboose, painted, all over, in bright red, with cheap plastic two rail trucks, and missing steps.  I replaced steps, painted and decaled it in my road's caboose colors, and mounted it on three rail caboose trucks.

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

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Mark Boyce posted:

Howard, the train room looks great!  I like the hobby shop look and the layout is always great!

Steve, your river and pond look great!

John, My dad drove a '49 Chevy that looked very much like that, but without as much ornaments.  Olds versus Chevy.

Johan, that is a great looking flatcar load!!

Paul,  I'll keep an eye out for the drone!  Your waterways look great!!  First and second tries turned out great!!

Mark. Thank you. It's a repaint MTH load.

Johan.

mike g. posted:

Howard, great looking room! You can hardly see the washer and dryer!

Mayor Magoo, Looks like you have a great start for going into it blind! Keep it going and post more pictures when you can!

John, Beautyful car! Sure would be nice to have one now a days!

Paul, looks great! But I do think I seen a little dust on the river~! LOL If your drone makes it to Marks house, I think we all be better watching out! 

Johan, Nice job on the lumber load! Also I like the guy by the little shack!

Well for me I went and did my dive this morning, all excited about not having to work this afternoon, I got home and there was a lovely note from the CEO stating that she thought the grass was getting a little long! Needless to say I was wrong and another day goes by with no train room work! The CEO gets home and I am in the middle of mowing the lawn and she goes to her nice She Shed. I get done with all the yard work and in passing I let her know another day with no train work. She informed me that its ok we have the rest of our lives to work on stuff like that! LOL Who knows maybe tomorrow! 

Tomorrow is Saturday I hope everyone has FUN!

Mike. Thank you. The lumber load is only a repaint MTH load, but i think after repaint that is not looking so plastic than earlier.

Johan

Chief Bob, Nice work! Looks great!

Colorado, Turned out looking good! Well Done!

Howard, wonderful job on the gatehouse! Going to be nice to see it on your layout!

Arnold, Here you go! LOLuntitled

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

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Started working on a platform today. I found an old piece of cheap flooring and thought it could be repurposed. I ripped it into two pieces on the table saw and sprayed it gray. The stairs and railings were made this morning. Still deciding on what color i want paint them before they're glued to the platform.

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So the new elevated line has 3 bridges and I wanted to do something unique for each one.  So 2 of them I named after my late Dad (Jerry Persing Memorial Bridge) and my Grandfather (Howard Morgan Memorial Bridge).  Side note my wife got a little chocked up when she saw what I was doing with the nameplates on those 2.  That left 1 bridge left and so in honor of the guy who cracked the whipped to get me going on this part of the layout this summer and also signed my TCA membership many years ago when you needed 2 signature to get in....I introduce the following.

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Bryan

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

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Bryan in Ohio posted:

So the new elevated line has 3 bridges and I wanted to do something unique for each one.  So 2 of them I named after my late Dad (Jerry Persing Memorial Bridge) and my Grandfather (Howard Morgan Memorial Bridge).  Side note my wife got a little chocked up when she saw what I was doing with the nameplates on those 2.  That left 1 bridge left and so in honor of the guy who cracked the whipped to get me going on this part of the layout this summer and also signed my TCA membership many years ago when you needed 2 signature to get in....I introduce the following.

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WOW! That is awesome Bryan. What a great way to honor a good friend. I guess Paul can't pick on you any more now.

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

BAR GP7 #63 posted:
Mark Boyce posted:

Howard, the train room looks great!  I like the hobby shop look and the layout is always great!

Steve, your river and pond look great!

John, My dad drove a '49 Chevy that looked very much like that, but without as much ornaments.  Olds versus Chevy.

Johan, that is a great looking flatcar load!!

Paul,  I'll keep an eye out for the drone!  Your waterways look great!!  First and second tries turned out great!!

Mark. Thank you. It's a repaint MTH load.

Johan.

Thanks Mark!

owner, operator of The Cuyahoga Valley Short Line Railroad,

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OGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:

Guys....I remind you of the title of this thread.  There are many audio and audiophile blogs on the web....this is not one of them!  Keep the discussion on track please.....

I wasn't very happy when I read this, and found that one of my posts was missing. I'm not sure what happened here, that he felt the need to "clean up". I've cooled off now, and am playing catch up on the last 5 pages. Be patient boys, likes are on their way.

Anyway, I haven't done any work on the layout in a few weeks, but will be heading down in a little while. I had been expecting Patrick today, but he had to cancel at the last minute, so this will be my chance to work on taping track diagrams to the fascia, and drilling for bolts for the uncoupler project. It would be nice to have all that done, so when Patrick does come over, we can get serious on the wiring part.

Big_Boy_4005 posted:
OGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:

Guys....I remind you of the title of this thread.  There are many audio and audiophile blogs on the web....this is not one of them!  Keep the discussion on track please.....

I wasn't very happy when I read this, and found that one of my posts was missing. I'm not sure what happened here, that he felt the need to "clean up". I've cooled off now, and am playing catch up on the last 5 pages. Be patient boys, likes are on their way.

Anyway, I haven't done any work on the layout in a few weeks, but will be heading down in a little while. I had been expecting Patrick today, but he had to cancel at the last minute, so this will be my chance to work on taping track diagrams to the fascia, and drilling for bolts for the uncoupler project. It would be nice to have all that done, so when Patrick does come over, we can get serious on the wiring part.

One of mine was deleted too Elliot. I think I may have started the left turn from trains to tunes though so I took it in stride.

Hope you make some progress today.

Bob

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

trainroomgary posted:

Changed the batteries in some of the handheld controllers

Got up early today to go fishing for about 2 hours and then came back to the train room to take care of a small job but absolutely needed to be done.

The green arrows show the tags I place on the handheld controller, that show today’s date. I do not use rechargeable batteries and I change the batteries every year.

1 Layout today 7-5-19

I will also have a Dark Chocolate Yooper Bar after lunch today.

Gary

I've been doing that too, but I just write on a piece of tape when I change them. Some of my cab-1's batteries are going on a few years now, but I don't run my trains all that often.

Not being from Michigan, I'm not sure what's in a Yooper Bar, but I'm more of a milk chocolate guy.

RSJB18 posted:
Big_Boy_4005 posted:
OGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:

Guys....I remind you of the title of this thread.  There are many audio and audiophile blogs on the web....this is not one of them!  Keep the discussion on track please.....

I wasn't very happy when I read this, and found that one of my posts was missing. I'm not sure what happened here, that he felt the need to "clean up". I've cooled off now, and am playing catch up on the last 5 pages. Be patient boys, likes are on their way.

Anyway, I haven't done any work on the layout in a few weeks, but will be heading down in a little while. I had been expecting Patrick today, but he had to cancel at the last minute, so this will be my chance to work on taping track diagrams to the fascia, and drilling for bolts for the uncoupler project. It would be nice to have all that done, so when Patrick does come over, we can get serious on the wiring part.

One of mine was deleted too Elliot. I think I may have started the left turn from trains to tunes though so I took it in stride.

Hope you make some progress today.

Bob

Confession is good for the soul Bob. You weren't even on my suspect list.

I still haven't gotten downstairs yet. The leg is getting better to the point the wife says I'm back on KP.

CurtisH posted:

Paul, I can't begin to thank you enough for the pics of Elliot's Setup. I follow him to listen to all that is being done and still did not imagine it being so fantastic.

Elliot, how can you not stop and run trains? What a marvelous layout. YOU are one DEDICATED MAN! I admire that. Gunner Runner John is the other person I enjoy watching build a layout. Both of you are masters! Thank you for sharing with us even it if does take someone like Paul to come take the shots of your layout Elliot.

Curtis

Paul - Thanks for coming over and taking and posting all those pictures. I always like seeing the layout from someone else's perspective. There's still lots to be done.

Curtis -  Thanks. Like I said in another topic, I'm sort of immune to the running bug. I've run so many trains in my life, that it's just not a priority these days. Right now the layout is in "display mode" mainly for when guests come over. It's just a very large loop. Eventually, I'll be switching to "operations mode" where I will be running a lot of trains with the help of a crew. Think of this as the lull before the storm. It could also be that I'm just more into the switching aspect of trains, which is the whole point of this layout.

Big_Boy_4005 posted:
RSJB18 posted:
Big_Boy_4005 posted:
OGR CEO-PUBLISHER posted:

Guys....I remind you of the title of this thread.  There are many audio and audiophile blogs on the web....this is not one of them!  Keep the discussion on track please.....

I wasn't very happy when I read this, and found that one of my posts was missing. I'm not sure what happened here, that he felt the need to "clean up". I've cooled off now, and am playing catch up on the last 5 pages. Be patient boys, likes are on their way.

Anyway, I haven't done any work on the layout in a few weeks, but will be heading down in a little while. I had been expecting Patrick today, but he had to cancel at the last minute, so this will be my chance to work on taping track diagrams to the fascia, and drilling for bolts for the uncoupler project. It would be nice to have all that done, so when Patrick does come over, we can get serious on the wiring part.

One of mine was deleted too Elliot. I think I may have started the left turn from trains to tunes though so I took it in stride.

Hope you make some progress today.

Bob

Confession is good for the soul Bob. You weren't even on my suspect list.

I still haven't gotten downstairs yet. The leg is getting better to the point the wife says I'm back on KP.

Forgive me Father for I have sinned

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

briansilvermustang posted:

 

 

             OK,  just get yourself back on track...

 

 

I've fallen and I can't get up? 

If trains had knees, I'd bet one is broken.

Actually, it's just relaxing. Is it nap time?

mike g. posted:

Chief Bob, Nice work! Looks great!

Colorado, Turned out looking good! Well Done!

Howard, wonderful job on the gatehouse! Going to be nice to see it on your layout!

Arnold, Here you go! LOLuntitled

Thanks, Mike, I've got something to show you in a little while. Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

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