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Topic author: OregonOn30
Subject: On30 Lounge Vol. 10
Posted on: 04/24/2011 5:59:57 PM
Message:

Here we go...

Replies:


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 04/24/2011 6:02:36 PM
Message:

Rick (or anyone else) can you change the name to "Vol." 10 rather than "#" 10 please?


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 04/24/2011 10:47:04 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by OregonOn30

Rick (or anyone else) can you change the name to "Vol." 10 rather than "#" 10 please?



No problem and with that I will now lock up the old lounge.


Reply author: evangardner
Replied on: 04/25/2011 02:01:29 AM
Message:

Well this is a good enough chance as ever to say i'm back. I've had a few chances to keep track of progress. Looks like everyone is busy.

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=27022&whichpage=9

Come check out my progress. Natural disasters have held me back but now it's full steam ahead. My problem is losing focus so hopefully you guys can help me with that.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 04/25/2011 04:18:50 AM
Message:

Morning all, Evan good to see you save and back on track again..coffee, tea and breakfast on the table so join me in the morning sun. Belated happy eastern to all, been on the road for a few days with the band and a catch some sleep / family day yesterday hope to make some progress on kirk's wharf today.....although the weather is almost as in summer with 26C overhere
Have a nice day..


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 04/25/2011 07:42:26 AM
Message:

Thanks for breakfast & coffee Marty!!!
I will be watching your progress on the wharf....
Back in rainy Brooklyn today, but word is, the
boss is going to take Friday off and give us
a long weekend at the lake. Maybe some fishing
in between spiking the rest fo the return loop
repairs.... All have a great day.....


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 04/25/2011 07:57:01 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and I hope every one had a great Easter.

Thanks for the coffee Martin, and welcome back Evan, looking forward to checking out your progress.

I didn't get much modeling done last night but I did manage to make a couple of cedar shingle test samples to experiment with to try and get the staining right before a tackle the roof of the church. Thought I would save some time as on the instructions that came with the cedar material it says to see the November 1969 issue on how to finish and stain the shingles. Seeing as I have an extensive MR collection I just so happen to have that issue so I pulled it out see what was recommended and it boiled down to the following sentence. If you want to have the aged shingle look use a grey wash. So I guess I'll be experimenting.

No modeling tonight as it is operation night.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 04/25/2011 08:17:27 AM
Message:

Good morning all,
Dang...they locked up the room befored I cleaned out my stuff, guess I will have to start all over...so where am I sitting again? I want a window this time, with no blast curtains.

Not much work on RR or modeling this weekend, spring is here, mowing and yard work abound. However with it being hot the basement cool, thats where I will be.

I am again working on multiple things, sound for the andover locomotive works 2-4-2T, the sections work, lighting for the buildings, build for Geezer, and probably a few I don't remember. You all have a good day...Les


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 04/25/2011 09:05:01 AM
Message:

Morning, my orders to Tichy and Grandt came in and I packaged the parts up for kits already shipped. Geezer et al.

Another cloudy day but not cold and no snow.
More 1:1 job quotes to do. Work is definitely picking up. Which means more money for modeling.

Enjoy.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 04/25/2011 09:15:20 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee ..

Who locked the old lounge doors ... where's my socks?

Welcome back Evan ...

Off to the garage to get the pipe between the exhaust manifold and muffler put on the speeder. Repeat of Thursday so I hope he has the right size pipe today.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 04/25/2011 09:21:44 AM
Message:

Tom
I am looking forward to your pictures when you have the speeder out and running. I am seriously thinking about rescuing the 2 speeders at Silver Star if they are still there. I could have them moved to the ranch (150 miles) to the west. Would hate to lose them if we move west in a year or so. Can you PM me with some ideas as to cost I should exect to pay.

Les


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 04/25/2011 09:36:43 AM
Message:

afternoon all, fresh ne lounge.

as much as it pains me to say ive run out things to be getting on with, im stuck between jobs waiting on more stuff from the states to show up, should hopefuly be here in a couple weeks. other then that ive just stocked up on stuff like plasticcard, wire, as well as a few new tools and new drill bits.
in realailty i could be getting on with cutting the backboard wood down, but this would mean digging out the table saw, whitch would mean having to life a plainer off the table saw, as well as a few other weighty items. then clearing alot of the garage to pull the damned thing out. not worth till my dad also needs to cut alot of timber for his work really.
and i think ive painted more then enough drums for the time being too :D


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 04/25/2011 10:13:08 AM
Message:

Ron: Try some gray chalk with alcohol.....worked good for me.....
Les: Yard work! UGH!!
Tom: Good thing you can't find them sox....
Dave: Looking fwd to getting started.....
Andy: Ship it here....I just cleaned out my workshop......
Foggy here ....lotsa fog horns in the channel narrows....(Hudson River)


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 04/25/2011 10:40:58 AM
Message:

Good Monday Morning Crew.

Sunny and warmer here in central Wisconsin. Took my first bike ride yesterday for this season. Will be going out again today pretty soon. Hope to double the distance today. Rain and maybe snow in the forecast for the next few days, so probably not much more riding before next weekends Minnesota Iron Man ride. I think my son wants to go over 60 miles, but I don't thnk I will be in shape to go that far.

Great to see that everyone made it over to the new lounge.

Everyone have a great day.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 04/25/2011 10:53:56 AM
Message:

Geezer, thanks for the idea, just have a question for you, did you apply the chalk and then hit it with the alcohol or did you make a slurry/stain to apply it.


Thanks in advance,


Reply author: jcoop
Replied on: 04/25/2011 11:28:44 AM
Message:

Nice clean, fresh lounge, that will change shortly.

Gearing up for the 2011 Barn Meet here in "Sunny" well not today anyway Northern California. Last year was nice and warm, rite now it's raining. Less than 3 weeks to go and go so much to do. That's half the fun though I guess.

Happy Monday.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 04/25/2011 11:51:51 AM
Message:

Les,
I emailed you some info on the speeders.

The exhaust on the speeder is all hooked up so I am a happy camper.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 04/25/2011 12:02:23 PM
Message:

Ron- I scraped some chalk on the shingles with
a razor blade and "dabbed" it with some alcohol.
Do this in different places with a couple different
shades of gray.....you can also use other colors,
depending on how much wear you want to show....


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 04/26/2011 07:36:07 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Coffee is on, and there are donuts and bagels on the counter.

No modeling last night as I was operating trains so it was a great evening anyway. Tonight is the hockey game got to see if Montreal can force a game 7 against Boston, So between periods I'll be experimenting on staining the cedar shingles.

Geezer thanks for the information, it's one method I'm going to try.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 04/26/2011 07:58:54 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
Wonderful spring morning here in Virginia, trees and flowers blooming, green is the color of the month.

No modeling, did make a trip to Micheals and picked up some of the Ranger Crackle paint, and the Ranger stains (they are in a small pump bottle). Like Dallas suggested I will be doing some experimenting. The wife uses crackle paint in her tole painting so I am somewhat ahead of the game....game on!!!

You all have a safe day...
Les


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 04/26/2011 4:19:41 PM
Message:

Hi Everyone, it is 6:30 am Tuesday morning here at work in Sunny (well actually its raining - again) [:-banghead] Queensland.

Please join me in a hot cup of coffee with fresh toast and Vegemite.

I have a couple of days to recover after the five day long weekend and the Tenth Australian Narrow Gauge Convention held last Saturday and Sunday at The Workshops Rail Museum. I am off on holidays starting this coming Friday and will be helping at the Australian Model Railway Association's Brisbane Miniature Train Show starting Friday through Monday. It is a three day event as the weekend is our Labour Day.

Next week I will get three days R&R (hopefully working on the layout) before I have to walk my youngest daughter down the aisle Friday week to give her away. [:-party] My grandson, Troy, will be staying with us for 2 weeks while they are on their honeymoon. He will be one next month and already is showing signs of being a future railway modeller much to his father's dismay.

The people at the day care centre where he is placed expressed surprise telling his father that Troy always bypasses all the other toys and heads straight for the toy trains. He takes after his grandfather. [:-angel]

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 04/26/2011 5:58:32 PM
Message:

Good afternoon / evening, all.
What a pleasant feeling to enter an all new lounge!
The weather has been wonderful here for at least three weeks with temps like in summer.
No real modelling today, apart from following the forum stories, dreaming with Greg and watching a few good models.
I estimate only a few hours are still needed before Dave's Corner completion. The topic was launched on september 09, 2009, more than one year and a half ago. I'll feel like an orphan when it's done...
I've been watching about the crackle paints too and found a site that sells them in France. Will wait for Dallas' opinion about their use in my range of scales (1/64 and 1/48). Also found some Mod Podge there. If I remember well, it's a well appreciated product.
Have a great day, everybody!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 04/26/2011 6:13:52 PM
Message:

Good night all, well night overhere...worked a bit on 2 lampposts for Kirk's and now theres more acc on my fingers then on the posts had a hard time glueing these laquered wires to the posts, guess I left some skin on them to...well just have to paint and install them....time for a bit of rest now...

Have a nice day (or what's left of it)


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 04/27/2011 03:35:11 AM
Message:

morning all, tea coffee and left over stewed rubarb on the side, dig it.

not alot to report, was busy yesterday doing anything but model work, i need to do some housework today we have family coming down tomorrow and we're going out for a meal in the evening.

i did find a few more detail castings i might get on with and paint if i have time, we'll see.
hope everyone has a nice day


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 04/27/2011 04:00:58 AM
Message:

Good morning all, Andy thanks for coffee. I'll grab a cup and go on with the 1:1 got 35' of kitchen to be build and spraypainted. Estimated week of delivery second week of may.....guess that leaves less time for fun things...


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 04/27/2011 04:04:28 AM
Message:

Good morning all, and thanks for the coffee Andy!

Still floating on a pink cloud after the perfect fishing trip yesterday... amazing what a few hours can do to your mental health... melancholic loons accompanying the silence, a glass clear lake, waking trout, tiny dry flies, the Hardy reel screaming, a fine trout for dinner...

Have a great day all!!


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 04/27/2011 09:30:41 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee Andy ..

Was in Edmonton yesterday for my 3 month medical (21 months). All is fine.

Troels, Your not only a fine painter but a great sport's story teller. For a moment I was there fishing with you.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 04/27/2011 09:33:15 AM
Message:

Morning all. Stewed rhubarb Andy, thanks. That was my Dad's favorite and we had it in the garden every spring.
Makes a great pie too.
Nice day to be outside, hurrah for Spring.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 04/28/2011 07:56:56 AM
Message:

Good Morning everyone,

Coffee is on so help yourself.

Not much modeling last night as I watched the hockey game. Montreal lost game 7 in overtime so it was a tough loss to take.

I did manage to try a couple of different ideas on finishing the shingles on the church roof, some promising stuff there.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 04/28/2011 09:34:08 AM
Message:

I got some modeling in last night.........making up some 'O' scale pallets from Rusty Stumps.



Rain today but it's warm enough to work in the barn on some 1:1 stuff.
Next sunny day has to be devoted to panting our summer garden. All my seeds have sprouted and will do fine outside.
Have a nice day.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 04/28/2011 11:48:51 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all,
Well not much modeling or RR work for me, to many 1:1 stuff and my work is really busy right now. We have been sitting in between the tornados here at my house at least...so we are safe...good thing the train room is in the basement.

Dave I like the pallets, did you just assemble? did you do any wirebrush for texture? I like them. Did we conclude when pallets were available? time framus wise?

Les


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 04/28/2011 11:58:35 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee ..

Pouring rain here. The ice is getting very dark so it should sink any day.

Dave ... nice looking pallets

Les .. did you get the links for the speeders?

Have a great day ....


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 04/28/2011 12:01:56 PM
Message:

afternoon all.

just to mirror what most have been saying, not much RR work, i did however get the loco i ordered, before the cheque hd been chased, very trusting selling i guess, all it is is the old IHC/mehano dockside switcher, despite what ive been told it runs very well and at a good speed, bit of a wobble on it but hay ive yet to see a small narrow gauge 0-4-0 that dosent :) what i have planed is this http://www1.seaple.icc.ne.jp/nkoizumi/ the guy here has made a blooming good job of making it look like a vulcan loco, so i plan to pretty much follow much of the same. should add a bit of veriaty to my stock list (once i start) i just wonder how meny people will ask me "is it a bachmann" >_< hehe


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 04/28/2011 1:52:25 PM
Message:

Afternoon all. After dinner coffee's on and I'm a happy man. Received my 3th forney today, sound on board. Checked it and I thought what a lousy runner, checked the wiring and yes one of the cables to the rear truck snapped..soldered it on again and now it run's like a ....can't find the word..
Have a nice day..


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 04/28/2011 5:58:35 PM
Message:

Runs like a "Striped ....(ablank'd) ....Monkey? LOL!
Good on you Marty....You could call the enginehouse
"Forneyville"....;-)


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 04/28/2011 6:25:46 PM
Message:

Hehe 'Forneyville' might do that. Got the one with the broken rear truck also running again figured I culd make more decent parts as bachmann can...so all 3 are on track..


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 04/28/2011 7:04:26 PM
Message:

Evening all,
Tom Yes I got the link for the speeders, I have a friend going over that way to inquire...if I do nothing more than to rescue them and put them at the ranch in Lolo. Is there an organization like speeders rescue...you know like lab rescue?

Anyway maybe a speeder in the future...now I wonder if I could find some track...

Les


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 04/28/2011 7:43:52 PM
Message:

Just checking in to see the new digs. Still very busy at work and no modeling for me. I am setting time aside Sunday morning to build something.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 04/28/2011 10:20:13 PM
Message:

Evening All, Hope everyone is Ok, my computer crashed and I hAD TO GET ANOTHER ONE. i AN USING THE WIFE'S LAPTOP UNTIL i CAN GET MINE.

eVERYONE HAVE A GOODNIGHT.

mARK


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 04/29/2011 03:15:04 AM
Message:

Good morning all
There's some coffee and croissants on the counter.
No modelling today, just a trip to Ikea to add a few pieces of furniture to the living room (and provide more dvd storage for the ever growing children collection...).
Weather seems nice. In fact, the amount of rain has been so low this winter and spring that France is having a serious drought problem.
Have a great day, everyone.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 04/29/2011 03:44:10 AM
Message:

Good morning all, and thank you Frédéric for the irresistible french croissants...

A fine spring morning here as well. I'm preparing the second hand van we've bought to go to France (to meet the Testards), building/installing a primitive camper interior... not easy to make room for a 170 pounds dog in addition to two persons and a diorama (on the return trip) ;o) Having lived aboard a sailing boat for ten years helps though...

Have a fine day all!!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 04/29/2011 06:09:33 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Frederic Testard

ever growing children collection...).



You collect children?
Nice and sunny day here in Holland, hopefully it'll be as nice tomorrow, we're celebrating our queens b'day.
Coffee,tea and lunch for those who want some..
Gonna try to sell another kitchen this evening...hopefully I can take some time of to model..


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 04/29/2011 07:54:19 AM
Message:

Good morning and thanks for the coffee Frederic and Martin.

No modeling last night, was tired so went to bed early. Tonight is the regular FNG operating session, tonight we are operating at Fred's (Polar Fred) place. We (or I should sat I) have the two Grand-kids this weekend as the wife and Daughter will be away for the weekend and the son-in-law has to work. Maybe I'll get time at the workbench this weekend if the Grand-kids don't tire me out too much

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 04/29/2011 09:00:36 AM
Message:

Well Ron, sounds like you're into the children collecting like Frederic.

Frederic's visit to IKEA remind me that I've only visited our local IKEA once. We just don't care for their style of goods, but many others do.

Sunny day so I'll get outside for a bit. Didn't bother to go to Buckingham Palace for the festivities. Glad Andy didn't get caught in the crowd.

Enjoy.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 04/29/2011 10:44:12 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee ..

Got up at 3:00 am to watch the Royal Wedding. It was a very nice, formal ceremony. On the lighter side ... there must be a few pheasants and peacocks running about with no tail feathers.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 04/29/2011 1:23:13 PM
Message:

LMAO!!! Tom......I was wondering similar thoughts....
I caught it this morning when I got up to fix coffee
for the boss & send her off to work......


Reply author: evangardner
Replied on: 04/30/2011 07:28:07 AM
Message:

I was just wondering if anyone here knows anything about the steel replacement gears NWSL are apparently doing for the on30 climax. I just received my new climax from the favouritespot and although it runs fine now i'm worried about it considering it will be the main loco on my layout for an exhibition in October.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 04/30/2011 09:43:27 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... coffee is on. I'll put some toast out and a container of strawberry freezer jam ....

Evan ... sorry, I can't help you with the Climax.
I have both Climax and Shays that I should order spare gears for.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: jcoop
Replied on: 04/30/2011 12:49:13 PM
Message:

wedding, what wedding? Royal? Back to the train room


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 04/30/2011 4:00:07 PM
Message:

Aft'Noon Gents - (Lassies too!)
Not much happening here 'cept its a beautiful day!
Geese & ducks on the lake looking for nesting places...
I fought off the urge to go fishing, and replaced that time with
a complete tearout of my reverse loop (started on last visit) and
getting rid of all the flex track and kinks.....I did save most of the rail
and spiked it down on wood ties. My loop is 96" from the outer
diameter to the turnout....I think I used almost 8 sections of 3'
rail....all code 70....but now I think all the work was worth it.
Testing, testing and then some testing tonight.....Need to
reinstall the tortoise and install a new AR-1 from Digitrax.
Also today, I managed to lug in a brand new 55" hdtV...BLUE RAY
box and set that up....of course I had to take the old LED TV
and put it in the basement along with its Blue Ray box....Then,
of course, I had to program them all and get axcess to netflix,
etc., etc.......So how's that for "Not much happeniong" around
here???
Gonna find a cold one and relax before I tackle the turnout...
If I don't get back, see ya in the morning....All enjoy the rest
of the day!!!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 04/30/2011 9:35:25 PM
Message:

AR1 thats the reverse looping thingie works great!!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 04/30/2011 9:38:20 PM
Message:

oh and the family says I can't play with trains at 3 AM, these sound ones make too much noise


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 05/01/2011 08:57:02 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Coffee is on and for breakfast there is bacon, eggs cooked to the way you like them and hash browns are on the stove.

No modeling yesterday as we has both grand kids all day yesterday (3-1/3 & 1) so they kept me busy as the wife and daughter went shopping all day. Today we only have the 3-1/2 year old so I should be able to get to the bench tonight.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 05/01/2011 09:41:10 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee Ron ..

Marty, although all of us are train enthusiast I don't think trains running at 3:00 am would be appreciated

Spent the day yesterday trimming hedges and cutting down 3 big old aspens. Today I'll have to finish cleaning up the trees.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 05/01/2011 1:20:56 PM
Message:

Help!
I got past step one; I am in the train room with the PC turned on. I can not get past step two, build something...


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/01/2011 2:33:24 PM
Message:

martin, you have found the key problem with having sound fitted locos.
now depending how keen you are on your family you can choose between running trains at 3am, with sound, removing the sound, and running trains till your blue in the face, and getting rid of the family and running sound fitted trains as loud as you like :D

despite saying "im not going to do any locos or stock till my layout is nearly done" i started a loco... nothing fancy just the backwoods dress up kit for the gas mech, i had both, i didnt have anything that needed to be done, so ay the end of yesterday i had a davenport with a few details from the dress up kit, and in primer, and by the end of today a base coat of yellow. however i wont go much more then that, i will want to spend more time on fading and weathing it then i will have time for soon, so it'll be finished "as new" and put away. note of intrest (to me anyway) the davenport dress up kit was my 1st on30 project, however not for me, i did it for a friend when i think i was 15-16, this is my 4th davenport dress up job and the 1st one that is my own :P

anyway i hope everyone has had a safe weekend


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 05/01/2011 3:14:13 PM
Message:

Buy them ear plugs marty.....lol
Well, I beat the return loop! All hand
laid track, only one small "bump" at one
set of caps...I can live with it! Now, I can
finally get rid of all the tools & crap that
has been piled there while I procrastinated!
Next trip, finally get the upper switchback in,,
and then start on the right side of the layout.
See ya from Brooklyn later or in the morning....
all enjoy the rest of the day.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/02/2011 06:04:56 AM
Message:

Morning all, coffee and tea ready hop in...decided the next time after returning home from a gig I catch some sleep and run trains in the morning, buying earplugs won't work ..lol...hope to do some modeling again after a busy weekend with a lotta gigs and a game...

have a nice day all...


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 05/02/2011 5:59:11 PM
Message:

Good Morning Everyone
It is 8:00 am Tuesday here and a fine sunny day in Brisbane. I slept in today as we have just had our annual 3-day model train show over our Labour Day Weekend. I was on security duties from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm each of the three days so am somewhat worn out as is my son Raymond.

Both Raymond and I are on holidays this week so we intend to get some work done on our On30 layout before Friday when my youngest daughter gets married. Thankfully my suit still fits but I will have to go out and buy an appropriate shirt today.

The model train show went really well with a good attendance and lots of good layouts (no On30 layouts though)and the traders doing excellent business. I didn't spend any money but Raymond bought a reasonable amount - mainly tools and sundry parts - following on from the Narrow Gauge Convention the previous weekend. He was lucky to purchase some models of Moreton sugar mill wagons which had been scratch built by the late John Burgess many years ago. John had had an article about building a small 4-wheen electric loco in NG&SLG a long time ago. He was a truly skilled scratchbuilder.

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 05/02/2011 6:13:58 PM
Message:

David, congrats to your daughter for her wedding.
Do you mean the Aussie Narrow Gauge Convention took place and there was no topic about it on RR-Line?


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/03/2011 06:20:28 AM
Message:

morning (just) all. hope everyone is well?

had a very nice weekend, nice weather, did a little work on my davenport and read a few backissues of the NSLG
everyone is finaly back to work now so i am on my own. peace and quiet. hopfuly my order from valley model trains turns up this week, been looking up a few things like gas pumps to gain an idea of what they should look like and colours etc so been keeping my self faily busy.

hope everyone is having a good day.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/03/2011 11:33:47 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, after dinner coffee's on the table, maybe a little cognac with it. Been busy all day with a load of red cedar, customer wants me to build him 38 shutters from this stuff, pweew and this wood smells....fixed the forney with the broken rear truck permanently and it runs wonderfull..maybe something more tonight...

Have a nice day....


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 05/03/2011 5:02:45 PM
Message:

Good afternoon ...

Here is a link to some motorcar / speeder pictures:

http://www.nerailcar.com/Photos_-_Fairmont.html


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/03/2011 6:23:34 PM
Message:

That's some neat speeder stuff, hope they run better than my workshop's chip extraction ( is it called that way?), spend my saturday and monday building on an refurbished engine and it quits working already today, smelling like it could go up in flames. Ordered a new one..hopefully arriving this week so I can go on with the jobs....man this s***...


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/04/2011 03:39:33 AM
Message:

morning all, its star wars day, may the 4th, be with you.

tea coffee and a good old bacon roll on the side dig in.

i plan to play trains for a bit today, will do a bit more work on my davenport.
i also had a little look aroun don the internet yesterday and found this http://www.susan-parker.co.uk/susan-byers-industrial-locomotive-project.htm
i now want to make one haha.

i hope everyone has a good day


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 05/04/2011 05:20:13 AM
Message:

Good morning! Thanks for the coffee Andy!

Just booked my air ticket to Boston for the october expo... point of no return :-) Don't say you haven't been warned... the vikings are returning!

Otherwise wasting time with accounts and taxes... I'd rather be modeling!

Have a great day all!


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 05/04/2011 08:08:42 AM
Message:

Good morning and thanks for the coffee Andy

No modeling for me last night but I hope to get to the bench tonight. I have managed to get the base stain on the church roof so the next step is going to be highlighting them to get variation in the color. Not sure how I'm going to go about it, but I have some ideas formulating.

Andy, I can see why you would like to build a model of that little locomotive, it sure is a nice looking one.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 05/04/2011 12:20:29 PM
Message:

Good Morning Crew.
It has been a few days since I last checked in. Lots of catching up to do. Last Friday I drove to Minneapolis MN to see my Son and go in the Iron Man Bike ride with him and his wife on Sunday. Turned out to be a really bad day. Cold, about 33F and windy, about 30 to 40 mph. Windchill was about 20F. Needless to say, we didn't ride very far. Drove back home Monday. Big shopping day with the wife on Tuesday and today took my mom home from the nursing home to spend some time with her cat. So, needless to say, no modeling for me for some time. Weather wise, the sun came out today, first and only time for a couple of weeks.

It good to see you all are well and doing your thing.

Evan, good luck with your climax. I had bought replacement gears for mine, but when I took it apart the problem was not the gears, but the universal joints were split. I made a stryne collar to fit over the U-Joint to keep it from slipping. Works great not. I was thinking you could also use heat shrink tubing to hold the U-Joint together.

Well I got a lot of catching up to do, so hope everyone has a nice day.


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 05/04/2011 6:36:14 PM
Message:

Andy, why is may the 4th Star Wars day?


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/04/2011 7:21:46 PM
Message:

Andy, it's an actual day here in Holland, we remember the casualties of war(s) on that day and on the 5th we celebrate our freedom and liberation from the nazi regime....


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 05/05/2011 12:57:56 AM
Message:

Good morning all! Coffee and croissants ready!

Up early to do accounts and taxes... To cheer up the morning, here's e little crowded scene to model:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLkOLIjv3pw

Have a great day!


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/05/2011 04:29:27 AM
Message:

frederic, i have no idea if its a real day or not, but i heard it a couple years ago, i suspect only because "may the 4th be with you" sounds like "may the force be with you"

thanks for the coffee troels.

its finaly rained here. makes a nice change thats for sure. won a loco on ebay yesterday, another IHC dockside loco for... £7.09p partly because the guy didnt know what he was selling, listed as "needs TLC" and set it to end around 2:30pm, so hopfuly with a little work i can get it running better (or run at all) and even if i dont, i havent lost alot of money.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/05/2011 06:16:16 AM
Message:

Morning all, thanks for coffee Troels...bit happier today, new machine arrived and I allmost have it up and running..ate a bit of my MRR budget but well can start production again and earn it back....Nice 'n sunny over here so I take the coffee ouside to enjoy a bit of the sun....Have a nice day..


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 05/05/2011 08:33:44 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee Troels

Cool, 0 C, this morning. The ice has left half the lake. Should be all gone in the next few days.

Off to get a new windshield in my truck. Those nasty stones kicked up by other vehicles will do it every time.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 05/05/2011 08:47:05 AM
Message:

Thanks Andy. It's a nice reason.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 05/06/2011 09:59:34 AM
Message:

Good to see a few of yu guys are up and about this morning.
I will leave coffee on the stove, too late for breakfast!
So, today is Mrs. Andersen's birthday, and I will be
taking her out to dinner at a restaraunt of her choice.
Planned evening of oysters and Prosecco (sp) - bubbly
that she likes. I however will stick with the single malt.
Oh yeah....she is still beautiful, even if she is 39......;-)
All have a fine day....chilly, but nice and sunny today.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/06/2011 11:00:04 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, take some off that coffee Bill, day full of stress, got this new exhaust up and running yesterday and wanna test run it did the single planer jump out, aargh. Mechanics been here today and fixed the thing in an hour and 15 min. Back in business so to speak...happy man again..gonna do some modeling later on tonight..

have a nice day


Reply author: Bill Uffelman
Replied on: 05/06/2011 11:25:00 AM
Message:

This weekend marks the end of the 13th week of the 2011 Nevada legislative session -- technically it will all be over 4 weeks from Monday but they give themselves until 1 AM Tuesday June 7 because of Daylight Savings Time. Democrats rolled out a $1,5 Billion tax package yesterday in the face of no new taxes edict from the Governor and Republican legislators so the rest of the session and the ensuing special sessions will be fun!

On the railroad front I plan to drive down to Grass Valley California tomorrow morning to visit the On3 Nevada County NG model railroad that showed up on the club forum yesterday. Sent them an email to verify that they will be open but I will undoubtedly go anyway as the boss is still on the east coast and will be at our Ocean View DE place for the weekend with a couple of our kids and our Virginia grandson.

Hope everyone has a good weekend and appropriately honors their Mother on Sunday.

Bill Uffelman
In Carson City NV through June


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 05/06/2011 6:01:28 PM
Message:

Happy birthday to Mrs Anderson. Today is also our 44th aniversary. Quiet day ith a walk around the local park. Also stopped by the LHS and found 4 Matchbox cars for $5. Can't wait to cut them up.

Roland


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 05/06/2011 6:19:47 PM
Message:

Happy 44th anniversary, Roland.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/06/2011 6:28:20 PM
Message:

Same here happy 44th Roland


Reply author: lemkerailroad1
Replied on: 05/07/2011 06:28:11 AM
Message:

good morning guys and gals

i have tea and bagels going this morning

is their any modelers in the dayton ohio area

have alot of reading to catch up on as i see alot of you have been very busy
well hopefully in a few short weeks i may be back to getting another layout going
as i have been very busy the last few months and have not been involved with my trains
but good things come to those who wait as i always say

have a good morning as i am going to go fishing this am try and clear my mind


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 05/07/2011 07:39:57 AM
Message:

Thanks Roland!
Mrs Andersen had a gret time and
enjoyed her birthday dinner. Congratulations
on your 44th year together.....


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 05/07/2011 07:41:14 AM
Message:

Good to see you back Dave....
Take it slow....things will work out.


Reply author: eTraxx
Replied on: 05/07/2011 08:10:16 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by kirk

Good morning all! Coffee and croissants ready!

Up early to do accounts and taxes... To cheer up the morning, here's e little crowded scene to model:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLkOLIjv3pw

Have a great day!



A few days late but .. what caught my attention (other then the remarkable market) was of an un-sung invention that you see in all corners of the world. The ladies .. are wearing bluejeans. That's become the ubiquitous clothing world wide. Think that's pretty interesting.


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 05/07/2011 5:27:53 PM
Message:

A belate happy birthday to your wife, Bill.


Reply author: lemkerailroad1
Replied on: 05/07/2011 10:09:34 PM
Message:

i seen the first pass by the train a few days ago
them potatoes were sure close though
but not as close as the corn that got wacked


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 05/08/2011 09:31:07 AM
Message:

Morning all, kinda cool and cloudy here. I panted a lot of our vegetable seedling yesterday so I hope they get sun today.
Thanks to Martin, I got some research done on shipping the On30IMA kits overseas. I really want to ship to Europe but the postal costs can be a killer.
Even the post office employees had a hard time figuring out their website and the best costs. Government bureaucracy you know, make it complicated so they can interpret it any way they want
I'm going to combine my kits with some trucks and couplers Martin needs to make it more economical.

Hope all have an enjoyable mother's day.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/09/2011 06:12:57 AM
Message:

morning one and all, tea and coffee on the side, with some pretty nice edd ham on toast.

bit of an odd weekend, my mum had to work long and late shifts, so i had to "cook" twice (read that as order take away, and reheated takeway for sunday) however her being away was great help, because for some reason we had a swarm of bees buzzing around the garage/pathway, and seeing as she is deadly allergic my father and i could deal with them, one smoke bomb in the garage later and they went and still have not returned.
did a little RR work, i wanted to do some work on my davenport but i ended up spending the day getting my new loco to run, for £7 i wasnt expecting much, turns out most of it was covered in paint, and once cleaned up runs ok, needs a little running in still.

today i am going to wokr on my track work again, i was looking at it yesterday evening and desided the ties need a little grey to break up the slight mono tone thats going on.

hopeverone has a nice day


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/09/2011 06:16:50 AM
Message:

Morning all. Thanls for coffee Andy, need a lot of it after the big party on mothersday, brought the cup home for mom...but it was a long day starting at 11 till 24

have a nice day all...


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 05/10/2011 09:59:21 AM
Message:

WOW! Hardly anyone visiting the lounge.....
What's up??? It must be the spring air
and outside activities that has everyone away
from the lounge....anyway, a couple coolers full of
beer & soda over under the tree....chips & snacks on the
tables.....enjoy the fresh air....Just back from the
doctors office, good report: BP is down because I quit
smoking, she gave me a lil gold star! LOL! Blood work
report later, should be alright. Need to lose this other
guy I have been carrying around for a couple years.....
Walked the 8 blocks home from the doctor for a start.
Anyway, planning on going to the lake this weekend for
some MRR work and some much needed fishing......and a lil
glenfiddich Single Malt (for medicinal purposes)....all take care!


Reply author: eTraxx
Replied on: 05/10/2011 10:18:46 AM
Message:

*yawn* .. need MORE coffee


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 05/10/2011 6:54:44 PM
Message:

Hi All. I was offered a part time job with an auto parts store delivering parts today. No more laying block and brick. This is a good thing. I'm just getting to old to be a mason anymore. Roland


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 05/10/2011 8:03:43 PM
Message:

Hey...Go for it Roland!!!!
Good on you brother!!!


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 05/10/2011 8:07:45 PM
Message:

Bill,
Glad you passed inspection, when is the fish fry? Thanks for the drink.

Roland,
I was hoping to hire you to fix my front steps[:-banghead].

Been bidding on ebay and picked some interesting bash fodder. Need to build a critter to break the slump.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 05/11/2011 09:36:12 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... coffee is on ...

Beautiful day here at the lake going to 19C.
Time to shed the parka and put the shorts on.

Geezer .... nice to hear your medical went well. Those spare tires are hard to lose but you can do it. Daily walks at your lake will help.

Larry, the fish fry will start May 20 - 23 long week end up here.

A test run for the 1:1 speeder may be a soon as three weeks. Working on a location and permission to use the track.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/12/2011 03:26:20 AM
Message:

morning all. hope everyone is well?

had a club meeting last night, once a month we are at a members house was good fun to just sit down and watch a few trains being run-in and read and chat.
was also handed a book on rock island, whitch i flicked pages for about an hour, very cool, also another on building switching layouts, the guy makes buildings from card and photogarphs of buildings sorted out in photoshop, to whitch i was then handed 4 prints of a building and told "lets see what you can do with that" should be something fun todo today, i dont even expect it to take me long since its just a cut and shuffle/mount to card building.

still waiting for my order from valley modeltrains but ive been ticking over by painting a few things, also tried something new to do rust by mixing weathering powders with alcohol, it looks "ok" but only because the powders i have i dont think look like rust, but i need to dullcoat it, then i'll deside.

anyway hope everyone has a nice day


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/12/2011 05:59:03 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, coffee tea and lunch 's ready. Working my S of in the 1;1 glad that I can work a bit on the RR at night. But more work means more money to spend..

have a great day


Reply author: lemkerailroad1
Replied on: 05/13/2011 09:36:06 AM
Message:

good morning all

got my daughter here in ohio with me :)
being a dad is great when you have a couple of kids that really love ya

not much going on just getting ready to go to work here shortly and then come home later and start
planning for a railroad.......here i go again

not to much happening on the forums i see
well enjoy the nice weather as im going to be in another week long rain storm again
until tuesday.......its may......enough rain now......:)

well see you guys tonight about 7pm


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 05/13/2011 10:25:03 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... some fresh coffee is on ..

If you like a little light reading or want something a little different for your railroad:

http://www.rrstuff.net/cherrelynpage1.htm

Have a great day .....


Reply author: kewlbrew
Replied on: 05/14/2011 12:55:15 AM
Message:

Starting to get a good On30 buzz on. [:-bouncy]

The Barn Meet is tomorrow and I'm looking forward to that.

Following that will be the build up to July. The California groups that were in the current On30 Annual article will be hitting the National Train Show with a 2300 sq ft display layout. [:-jump2] I'm sure I'll be doing some of this [:-banghead] before getting to this [:-spin] [:-bouncy]

The crew of the Northern California Narrow Gaugers will be in attendance as well. I'm expecting it to be an exhausting good time.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/14/2011 03:19:57 AM
Message:

morning all tea and coffe on the side, no time for food.

today and tomorrow are the dates of a local show, another railway club that also uses the same hall as our group has a show there, its quite small so only a handful of layouts, but most of whitch are really good, plus a couple traders, luckly only one box pusher so there might be some good 2nd hand stuff there, have to wait and see, i wont be there for long though since its local and as i said small it dosnt take long to go around and catch up with people. however nextwekkend there is a narrow gauge show a little ferther down the road, that'll be a good show.

i got my order from valley model trains (hence my lack of forum use) been busy painting and building things most things now have a base coat, just need to look a few other bits up to see how they should look and i'll be set.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/14/2011 05:14:35 AM
Message:

Morning all, thanks for coffee Andy, I'll ditch in the toast an eggs this morning...still got a load to do today in the 1:1. hope to do some modeling this evening

have a nice day


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 05/14/2011 06:17:56 AM
Message:

Mornin from not so sunny Pennsylvania.....
Thanks for much needed coffee Andy....the wife
has a bunch of 1:1 stuff planned for me, so I dont
know how much RR stuff I will get into....Mostly
dig up decals, dry transfer and wheel sets for
the 4 cars I am working on. All have a good day...
stay dry.....


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 05/14/2011 07:27:44 AM
Message:

Roland, a late congrats for the new job!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 05/14/2011 09:41:47 AM
Message:

TOM....That's a pretty cool story! I never knew about them.....
Would be fun to model one somewhere on the layout.......
Thanks bud!


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 05/14/2011 3:13:20 PM
Message:

Roland, congrats on the new job.

Tom, that was a nice link you posted.

I continue to be this forum's worst lurker.

Arthur


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 05/14/2011 6:10:46 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Tommatthews

Good morning all ... some fresh coffee is on ..

If you like a little light reading or want something a little different for your railroad:

http://www.rrstuff.net/cherrelynpage1.htm

Have a great day .....



Tom,

The T&ML has one of these cars. We ran out of horses and had so use a Santa's helper to pull the car.




[:-batman]


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 05/14/2011 7:49:30 PM
Message:

Hey Brudda - dats pretty kool!
Good reading on a subject I was not aware of.
Different subj: There is a incline rr over west
from me that I have to get off my butt and visit.
That should be kool as well.....
Where's Les? He been quiet, must be up to somethin'.......
1:1 stuff for me all day - Brought up 19 boxex from Broo0klyn
garage.....bout that many left.....gonna go visit grandkids
@ Pensacola next week...stay a couple days, on the way back
plan to spend a couple days at Cedar Keys...great place, great food!
Then, hopefully I can get a few days here at the lake.
I can not find my new decals...bummed out about that! But, they are here somewhere...
I put a couple on the Woodchuck build.....damnifino where they are......
Boss is hollerin for me to come to dinner, so I guess I will see y'all in the ayem! ;-)


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 05/15/2011 01:21:19 AM
Message:

Good morning all... Coffee and croissants ready...

I've bee a little too busy workwise for a long time now, so modeling is on a slower gear. Tending a one day group show today, with a so-and-so weather forecast... I'd rather be modeling [:-banghead] BUT there's a carrot dangling... just a couple of weeks now until we leave for France to meet mr. Testard and his family, Dave's Corner and other pleasant stuff. Some weeks off will do realy good!!!

Have a great day all!!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/15/2011 02:39:56 AM
Message:

Morning all, early start for me on a sunday..of to Amsterdam in a minute for the decicion game against Ajax Amsterdam. Need just one point to become champion, so I think that I don't have any voice left tomorrow....Thanks for breakfast Troels and enjoy the well deserved holliday in a few weeks....

Have a nice day...


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/15/2011 04:57:29 AM
Message:

morning all, thanks for the coffee troels.

the show was good yesterday, only spent about an hour there since it is a very small hall and only a handful of layouts, but it was nice to catch up with some people, and we (myself and our club chairman) gained a map of the hall to help us plan for our show next year.
wasnt much to buy, i did look in about 3 tram books, in the last few weeks i learnt that my town (shoreham by sea) had a tram way that ran to hove, and ive been looking it up since, slightly odd that it started off with steam engines (including a geared loco) but then switched to horse drawn, then closed after it failed to gain a liance to elctrafy the line and extend to worthing. very neat. that being said our tram way never had the horse riding on the tram... to flat :D

hope everyone has a nice day


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 05/15/2011 09:25:17 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
Troels, thanks for the coffee.
I too have been lurking more then posting the past several days.
Finally, the sun is making it's appearance here in central wisconsin. first time in several days.
Today may sister and I will be hosting a 93rd birthday party for our mom. She is finally home from the nursing home, still recovering from her broken arm and heart problems. Needless to say there hasn't been any modeling for me for a while and now that the weather finally turned, I have lots of 1:1 stuff to do outside. But will try to keep up with the forum.

Hope you all have a great day.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 05/15/2011 09:54:46 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... Troels thanks for the coffee ...
Jim: say happy birthday to your Mom [:-party][:-party][:-party]

Now for a walk with the dog and then some 1:1 train work. Hopefully in two weeks I will be doing some test runs with the MT-19. It is only 3 miles of track but should be fun. The runs should give me a better feel of how the old girl operates in preparation for the six excursions in July .

Have a great day ....


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 05/15/2011 10:54:04 AM
Message:

Good Morning
Hey Geez I am here, been really busy with work, and that my grandson is playing Varsity Soccer, with 3 Games a week. We make every game and we don't get home till 10. He also plays travel soccer on the weekends, so thats half a day. Nice for him he is going to Italy to play this summer.

Modeling or RR wise I have been doing some work for others, nothing worth mentioning, a decoder install for the infamous John Weigel on a 2-4-2T, finishing and painting a Forney and wood cab for another guy (Geren), and making progress on a little Backwoods project. I am going to hit the RR room today.

Lastly with work I am finishing up the build small private cloud for work.

I be here, I be watchin all the cool stuff, Thanks for asking and caring.

Les


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 05/15/2011 6:18:50 PM
Message:

A funny model, Larry.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 05/15/2011 8:23:16 PM
Message:

Geezer / Frederic,

Thanks for noticing my attempt to be funny.

Just finished playing hockey. We were eliminated from the play-offs. Well at least I have a goal and I big welt from a blocked shot for the effort.

A case of beer is in the fridge so you can all help me drown away my memories.

Larry


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 05/16/2011 07:39:20 AM
Message:

The welt will disappear....but the memories
of the competition, friendship and of the game itself
will be with you for a long time....
Bottoms up!!!


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 05/17/2011 09:18:02 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... coffee is on .....

For those of you who might like to add to your railroad:

http://1240thebeat.com/5-million-german-model-airport-now-complete-video/

Have a great day ...


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 05/17/2011 10:22:12 AM
Message:

good morning crew
ton thanks for the coffee.
That is one awesome model.


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 05/17/2011 11:55:12 AM
Message:

Amazing how few posts we are getting to the lounge. I admit to being one of the no-posters, but I really have nothing to add to your day other than "hi, have a great day!". I seem to be totally burned out on all of my On30 projects, meetings, and everything else. Hope it's just me.... Geezer, you seem to be one of the few who move things along. Thanks!

Rick


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 05/17/2011 1:28:49 PM
Message:

Thanks Rick!
I hang out more now than before cuz I am retired.....
Maybe its cuz I blow off a lot of 1:1 stuff until I \cant get out of it! LOL!
Tom - That's a neat video of the airport! Specially
the part where the big Lufthansa takes off! Way cool!!! Thanks!
Jim - you get back outside & finish up rakin the leaves! LOL!


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 05/17/2011 1:40:47 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by CieloVistaRy

Roland, congrats on the new job.

Tom, that was a nice link you posted.

I continue to be this forum's worst lurker.

Arthur


Arthur,
Me thinks I can take that title off you - don't think I've posted anything since I was told I definitely had prostate cancer and that was way back when.
Well, I eventually had the radical prostatectomy 7 weeks ago, but their continued delays (negligence?) meant that by the time of the op, the cancer had escaped out into my body.
The op itself was a major trauma with me needing two blood transfusions. The upside is that a major groin pain nobody could diagnose has disappeared after all the butchery.
Recovery has been slow and so I haven't had the inclination to do any modelling. Walking and driving are OK but stairs and sitting at a table are still an uncomfortable pastime!
So here we are lying on a very comfortable recliner and cursing the incontinence which has a debilitating effect on me - it's like I've got a constantly leaking tap attached to me, they didn't tell me that it could be that bad[:-banghead]
So, now I'm catching up on the last 10 pages of the old lounge, vol 4 of troel's escapades and d of course marvelin how quickly you can mess up a new lounge
So, ever onwards and I shall continue to lurk ( a bit more regularly, though) until this tummy butchery gives up giving me a belly ache and I no longer have to do 40 stair dashes to the loo!
Hope everybody else is in good health and sorry for the lack of modelling content.


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 05/17/2011 4:05:46 PM
Message:

Hi David

I pray that you stay on the right track for a full recovery. Keep modelling and stay positive.

Best Wishes
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 05/17/2011 4:31:51 PM
Message:

David....Good to hear/see you my friend. You have been sorely missed
around here.....I pray for a speedy recovery for you.....


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/17/2011 4:33:11 PM
Message:

Wish you a speedy recovery David, keep the faith!!


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 05/17/2011 6:38:26 PM
Message:

David, You will be in our prayers.

Roland


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 05/17/2011 7:15:03 PM
Message:

Hey guys.
Someone mentioned burn out a couple of posts ago and that sums up my situation as well.
That and a combination of lots of bike riding and yard work.

I do see a lot of work being done, so I'll offer one big KUDO's to all. [:-thumbu]

David, hope you're feeling better soon.
Roland, congrats on the new job.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 05/17/2011 7:46:06 PM
Message:

Rick,

I sent an email to you .. did you get it?


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 05/17/2011 8:09:43 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Tommatthews

Rick,

I sent an email to you .. did you get it?



Tom, I just checked my account and didn't see one.
When did you send it?
Mind sending it again?


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 05/18/2011 01:43:04 AM
Message:

Good morning all! Coffee and danishes ready!

Inspection day! Canadian Ralph Renzetti and wife will arrive today... always a good excuse to tidy the train shed. First time ever there's nothing stored under the wharf peninsula... Even changed the smelly paintbrush water!! A bit scary really ;)

David, good to hear from you again... I wish you a speedy recovery!

Have a great day all!!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/18/2011 02:46:30 AM
Message:

Morning all, thanks for coffee and danish Troels. I'll ditch in some b'day cake..halfway towards the .. today. well takes me another 22 years to retirement...Troels have fun today with the Canadian visitors...

Have a nice day..


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/18/2011 03:28:12 AM
Message:

morning all

david sorry to hear you've had so much trouble, normaly the NHS is good with cancer, but i hope you're ont he mend soon.

happy birthday martin

not alot to report, fitted some wall lights to 3 of the buildings and fineshed up some other castings and primed a load more to be painted later. i wont be doing to much today as i have to get ready for a good friend of mine who is visiting my neck of the woods from belgium, this will explain my lack of posting tomorrow and friday.
and with any luck i'll be going to a narrow gauge model show this weekend too.

hope everyone has a good day


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 05/18/2011 09:51:45 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee ..

Rick: I " PM'd " you this time.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 05/18/2011 12:18:24 PM
Message:

Good morning Crew
David, glad you are able to lurk, wish you a speedy recovery.
Tom, just sent you an email regarding the Cat Eye.
Bill, my house has woods on 2 sides. There is no end to the leaves, so I just let nature take care of them. Actually the wind does a pretty good job blowing them away from the house, back into the woods or fields. In addition, I planted "no-mow" grass around the new house so that I don't have to do any more lawn cutting then is necessary. I still have some grass to cut from around where the old house was and the orchar4d, but I bought a zero-turn lawn mower a few years ago and it a actually fun cutting grass with it.
Happy birthday Martin. Heres wishing you many more.
Kirk, hope the Coast Line passes inspection.

Hope all you have have a good day.


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 05/18/2011 2:32:43 PM
Message:

Good morning....

I guess the only way to get re-motivated with the trains is to stop lurking each morning and get back in the swing of things.

David: Glad you made it through the surgery. I am scared I will need the same soon. Had a biopsy done on my prostate recently (NOT pleasant) and while they said it was OK now, I never believe good news from any doc. Just a matter of time.

I nearly fell into a real mess yesterday by getting out some 1:35 armour kits I had stashed away, and thinking about building them. Then, my wife brought me back to reality by making me realize that my disconnect with trains was due to the fact that because of lack of space, all I can realitically build is a diorama or short shelf layout, both of which get boring after awhile. The last real fun I had in MMR was building my Basche & Wackett mini layout. At least I could watch the trains move.

Then I read that there is a national small layout contest for On30'ers being talked about. That sounded like a fun thing to get me back going again. I'll look into it further and keep you all appraised.

Hopefully, I'll have something of interest to post tomorrow. Have a safe day.

Rick


Reply author: quarryman
Replied on: 05/18/2011 9:20:58 PM
Message:

This little project tied up quite a bit of my time lately:



Old shrubs in front of the house ripped out, new shrubs planted, and a new retaining wall ... with transition curves

Roland could have knocked this out in no time, but I am no good with line levels, grade stakes, figuring how deep equals how high, etc. [:-dunce]

Still have edging to put in around new beds in back, but nothing left to do compares to this wall. Glad to have it done.
[:-party]

Mark Chase
Richmond VA


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 05/18/2011 9:33:16 PM
Message:

Mark,
You laying any track on top of that brick work?


Reply author: quarryman
Replied on: 05/18/2011 9:48:12 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

Mark,
You laying any track on top of that brick work?



Larry,

Don't you know I thought about it! [:-eyebrows]
It would be a very nice long run.

Mark


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/19/2011 06:15:25 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, nice garden Mark. Just a small hello and on with the job again...

have a nice day


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 05/19/2011 07:37:58 AM
Message:

Good morning all, coffee is on.

Haven't been around lately due to me current workload and there is nothing happening on the modeling front as by the time I get home from work, I have no energy or desire to go down stairs to the work bench. Hopefully that will change after next weekend. This weekend will be bust with the local train show as I'll be giving a clinic tomorrow night, one Saturday morning and my layout will be open to visitors on Sunday. The next couple of evenings will be dedicated to cleaning off the layout and cleaning up the layout room.

David, we are praying that you make a complete recovery.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 05/19/2011 09:06:20 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... Ron thanks for the coffee ...

The 5th wheel is packed, boat ready to go and fishing tackle loaded. This is our Canadian long week end and first camping week end of the season. Fire bans are on so we will make due without an open camp fire.

Have a great day ...


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 05/19/2011 09:20:15 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
I will apologize for the lack up updates and not being in the lounge. I too have been overloaded with work and grandsons high school soccer. I have been doing some work with a bare bones laser kit of a engine house, you all have seen it lurking at the back of the RR. Its basically laser frame work and trusses. It will get coffee stir stick board and maybe batten. So maybe an update on that...its not as detailed as your engine house builds. I am also finishing up a forney that has a wood cab from Mount blue..doing the coal load, and painting.

Les


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 05/19/2011 2:47:54 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by OregonOn30

Good morning....

David: Glad you made it through the surgery. I am scared I will need the same soon. Had a biopsy done on my prostate recently (NOT pleasant) and while they said it was OK now, I never believe good news from any doc. Just a matter of time.

Rick, make sure you keep a check on its state, don't be put off - watching and waiting may be less painful, but its better to catch it before it breaks out of the gland.
Positive thoughts for you from this side of the pond.
David


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 05/19/2011 5:55:20 PM
Message:

Mark, I'm retired and my tools are in the dumpster. The wall looks great. I can see a G scale train winding around on top.

Roland


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/21/2011 08:52:25 AM
Message:

afternoon all, just got home from a fairly local narrow gauge only model show, was very nice, 2 american layouts one sn3 another on30 both really nice (the sn3 i think was best in show) picked up a number of grandtline bits and some carsidding plastic sheet from the 7mm narrow gauge stall (should really join them oneday) as well as a handful of figures, no 2nd hand stuff and not much in the way american, smallbrook studios where there with all their lovely kits, it semas they have a new (well new to me) kit of a tram like loco with a engine out of a truck, looks nice, given me ideas.

also really just got home from being out thurs/friday while my close friend is visiting from belgium, i have an invite to hers in aug, just need to see if i can afford it/ get a passport.

hope everyone has a nice weekend


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 05/21/2011 11:24:00 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all,

Roland, I am so envious of you- being able to throw your tools away in the dumpster. I hope I will be able to do that someday!

Like Rick, I have been in a serious modeling funk. Not sure what is going on but hopefully will come back soon.

Have a good day all.

Arthur


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 05/21/2011 11:45:32 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by CieloVistaRy

Good afternoon all,

Roland, I am so envious of you- being able to throw your tools away in the dumpster. I hope I will be able to do that someday!

Like Rick, I have been in a serious modeling funk. Not sure what is going on but hopefully will come back soon.

Have a good day all.

Arthur



Timefor an ON30 challenge!

I have lived in Charlotte for 12 years and never been to a Nascar race.... Today is the day!

Headed ot shortly todo some people watching.

Larry


Reply author: quarryman
Replied on: 05/21/2011 1:00:30 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

I have lived in Charlotte for 12 years and never been to a Nascar race.... Today is the day!

Headed ot shortly todo some people watching.

Larry



Larry-

I have lived close enough to a NASCAR track to hear them racing for 25 years and have never been to a race. The local roads fill up with RVs and travel trailers [:-crazy], and we just lay low.

Mark


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 05/21/2011 2:06:08 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

[quote]

Timefor an ON30 challenge!

I have lived in Charlotte for 12 years and never been to a Nascar race.... Today is the day!

Headed ot shortly todo some people watching.

Larry



Larry,

I think you've hit it right on the nose.

That Engine House challenge was great. We should do another one like that.

I know that would force me to dust off my tools, and I'm sure Rick and the others would join.

Arthur


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 05/21/2011 2:11:49 PM
Message:

Good day all,
Sunny and nice here today, yesterday we drove from Mclean to Kimberton...the Mid Atlantic meet spent a couple of hours there then drove all the way back and then some to get to my grandsons varsity soccer game. Oh well. Got some goodies, 2 sets of made up Don Winter Disconnects ON3, a CHB AC mack truck, like new in original box, bags and everything. A backwoods miniature AC logging truck and some parts. So a pretty good day, still looking for some ON3 basket case brass logging locos to fix up and convert to ON30. The Disconnects will have to be converted.

Remember one hour a day at the table, painting, scratch building, assembling and pretty soon you will be going again.

Les


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 05/22/2011 12:47:07 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by CieloVistaRy

quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

[quote]

Timefor an ON30 challenge!

I have lived in Charlotte for 12 years and never been to a Nascar race.... Today is the day!

Headed ot shortly todo some people watching.

Larry



Larry,

I think you've hit it right on the nose.

That Engine House challenge was great. We should do another one like that.

I know that would force me to dust off my tools, and I'm sure Rick and the others would join.

Arthur



How about something small that we all need like "The Great Outhouse Challenge"?


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 05/22/2011 1:24:04 PM
Message:

Good morning everyone...

An outhouse challenge sounds fine to me. I have a couple of "one-holers" on my existing layouts, but could probably use a "double dumper" for my newest mini layout. I accept the challenge!

Nothing firm on the mini-layout contest I read about yet. Waiting to hear back fron Chris Lane.

More to follow,

Rick


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 05/22/2011 1:42:54 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by OregonOn30

Good morning everyone...

An outhouse challenge sounds fine to me. I have a couple of "one-holers" on my existing layouts, but could probably use a "double dumper" for my newest mini layout. I accept the challenge!

Nothing firm on the mini-layout contest I read about yet. Waiting to hear back fron Chris Lane.

More to follow,

Rick



Rick,
The thread has been posted.


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 05/23/2011 6:17:16 PM
Message:

Geeze

When was the last time you recall having to go to page 2 of the messages to find the lounge posts? Just happened to me. Nobody around today at all....


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 05/23/2011 8:02:41 PM
Message:

Just got back from 4 days camping and fishing.
Fisher 6 walleye 0 .....

It is a long weekend here in Canada.

Have a great evening ....


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 05/23/2011 8:45:56 PM
Message:

Tom, Nice what's for dinner.... Happy Victoria day!


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 05/24/2011 07:43:13 AM
Message:

Morning all. Cloudy again (still) in SE Mass.

Larry Rickert posted lots of photos of the Mid Hudson meet on his web site http://on30center.com/on30/conv/mh0411/mh0411.html

I'll make it there one of these days.

The CAD drawings are done for the current bunch of On30IMA kits. Now off to the laser cutter.

Have a nice day.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 05/24/2011 07:51:11 AM
Message:

Morning all,
Reporting in from the hospital waiting room. Fluffy is having some surgery so I will have some time to look around the forums.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 05/24/2011 07:52:30 AM
Message:

Good Morning all,
Not much modeling getting done, too much work, family stuff to pay attention too. Not that I am not inspired, its the time now..and until HS soccer finishes up will that change.

Dave, can you share with us like Ed is doing your exeriences, trials and tribulations on the CAD work, and the Laser Cutting. I assume you are shopping that out. I have friends that make kits some have cutters and others shop out.

Thanks
Les


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/24/2011 09:26:45 AM
Message:

morning all, just got back from the dole office/labour exchange/jobcentre, did a little RR work this morning, need to take some photos and get them up for the outhouse thread.

going back a few years when i was in school i used CAD on an almost daily bases, as well as a £10.000 laser cutter, if only i had that cad program (we have turboCAD16, but i cant gte my head around it) id be golden :D but i look forward to seeing what you have in store, all to often on30 modelers here use bachmann out of the box, so i quite fancy useing other makers cars, im sure a couple of yours would work their way into my roster once i get around to stock


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 05/24/2011 09:35:03 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... coffee is on ...

The temp is -2C here this morning. Not good for the new flowers just purchased from the green house. The wife was glad she put ours in the garage last night as they are all potted.

We will be doing a test run(s) early next week with the 1:1 speeder. It will be a 6 hr. drive to where the track is so we are planning a 4 day trip. This week I need to gather my tools and spare parts to take with us. I am getting quite excited about the big event.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 05/24/2011 6:39:36 PM
Message:

Larry, Hope Fluffy is doing well.

Started my new job yesterday. Covered 367 miles in 2 days. Thats a lot of deliveries. Kind of nice coming home as clean as when I left. I'm just working 2 days a week and next week I will solo.

Roland


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 05/24/2011 8:04:42 PM
Message:

Good evening all.

Larry, hope the surgery for your wife went well.

Tom, can't wait to hear how your 1:1 speeder test went and how the speedometer worked.

Roland, congrats on the new job.

Dave, thanks for the link to the meet pictures.

The sun finally came out today and I was able to ride outside instead of the the trainer inside.
Went over the 1,000 mile mark today for the season.

Done very little modeling.
Only thing I've worked on is a fence I'm building for the HO club.
I did sign up for the outhouse challenge.

Hope everyone has or had a great day.




Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 05/24/2011 8:40:19 PM
Message:

Les, over the years I've tried and used a number of lower cost CAD software programs. As a contractor and cabinet maker I was always looking for a way to design a specific room or part for a customer. I have an older copy of TurboCad but even that got too involved for me.

I've tried SketchUp but haven't conquered it's intricacies. I do like it for making models from photos though. Just need more practice.
So then I found Double CAD XT a FREE drawing software. http://www.doublecad.com/

It has all the basic things needed to make a simple 2D drawing. And with some learning curve it works fine for my laser cutter as it can convert files to .DWG format.
I do shop out my cutting as I can't justify the cost of a laser.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 05/24/2011 9:49:37 PM
Message:

Roland and Rick,
Thank you for thinking of Fluffy; I am home from the hospital, but she is still there. I hope she makes it home tomorrow.

Roland,
Sounds like the new job is going to be a little easier on you and that is wonderful!

Tom, Take lots of pictures.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/25/2011 03:50:59 AM
Message:

morning all, tea coffee and bacon rolls on the side, dig in.

lots going on, big pile of jewellery to be made that i started yesterday, (all from olivewood, wonderful stuff)
also did a bit more on my outhouse. more of that later.
also made up the two pairs of HO tichytrains trucks i ordered a while ago, went to gether with ease, will put them in my trucks box for later.
my parents are having a card game this weekend, so i need to clear up my stuff soon for that, i am also planning a trip to belgium, antwerp, infact (no, not to buy dimonds) to visit my friend who came over last week, shes offered to put my up for a week so i just need to sort out passport and eruostar's timetable (just states it as "local time" whitch means nothing to me, is that GMT or GMT+1? so need to email them, but i wont be going for 3 months.
i did hear that there is an american railroad shop in antwerp, but i cant seam to find it from looking up the stores name.
anyway i hope everyone has a good day and i hope fluffy gets better soon larry


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 05/26/2011 4:15:35 PM
Message:

Hi Guys

It is a chilly 4 degrees C in Ipswich this morning, Friday (6.30 am)(Fortunately not as cold as Tom Matthews reported from Canada). I am enjoying reading all the Railroad-Line Forums that I follow while sitting at my office desk enjoying my first morning cup of coffee. Please join me in a cup. It is a pleasant 23 degrees C with the air-conditioning in my office.

Tom, I hope your test run with your speeder goes well. We call them "Quads" in Queensland.

Larry, I trust that everything has gone well with Fluffy.

I still have to post some images of the Tenth Australian Narrow Gauge Convention and will try to do so this weekend.

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/26/2011 6:37:13 PM
Message:

Night all, had a few beers and feel free to have one with me. Andy GMT is greenwich time so its yours we're at +1 berlin time at the mainland. David I'm anxious to see pictures of this convention, australian modeling is so good!! Been talking about an S scale NZ exhibition layout with a fellow dutch modeler...Larry hope all went well with Fluffy..and Tom hope your speeder runs like...


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 05/26/2011 8:27:32 PM
Message:

Thanks all,
Fluffy has been sprung from the Hospital and is now sleeping in her own bed. Hopefully with her resting this weekend I will get to do some modeling.
Larry


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 05/26/2011 8:52:34 PM
Message:

Larry,

Glad to hear that.

I continue to be this forum's second worst lurker.

Arthur


Reply author: lemkerailroad1
Replied on: 05/26/2011 10:29:42 PM
Message:

evening guys
been a long run this week
hope that i will get the weekend over with asap
girlly friend i live with is having sergury
tennions, bone spur and ligaments ripped off her shoulder
gonna have surgery in am tommarow,

pray for her please for a speedy recovery
eventhough shes gonna not be able to move arm
for 4 weeks and is gonna go through rehab
their saying halloween before she may be close to being normal

have a good night guys and will try to do
some sketching at the hospital tommarow

dave


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/27/2011 02:53:24 AM
Message:

Morning all, coffee and tea ready, breakfast on the table help yourself. Dave I'll pray for a speedy recovery...not much more to say, gonna be a busy day again..


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/27/2011 03:20:39 AM
Message:

thanks martin, hope your lady friend gets better soon dave and that everything goes ok with her OP

thanks again martin, i finaly figured it out with some help from a friend, when they say local time they mean the local of the country you are leaving, and the local time of the country you are going to, so in my case london time, and belgium time, i should have been able to work that out since the time table had something like 3 and half hours to gte there, but only 45mins to get back or something silly like that :P just would have been helpful if they listed it as GMT and GMT + etc


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 05/27/2011 07:48:01 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by CieloVistaRy


I continue to be this forum's second worst lurker.

Arthur



I'm guessing that I've been the "worst" lurker lately. [:-bigeyes]

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Martin.

Larry, glad to hear that Fluffy is home and hoping she has a speedy recovery.

Dave, hope the surgery goes well for your girlfriend.

No modeling lately as work has been keeping me way to busy. By the time I get home and eat I have no energy (or desire) to go to the workbench. Hopefully the 50-60 hr work weeks will end soon. I need to find time to do some serious catching up on the forum.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 05/27/2011 07:59:50 AM
Message:

Good Morning Crew.
Ron and Arthur, we could have the "worst" lunker contest. Because Lunking is all I have been doing for some time now. I am slowly getting out of a 3 month slump and now with almost daily trips to town to help my mom and drive her around to PT and doctor's appointment, I haven't done any modeling. But, I have been keeping up on the forum at least.
Dave, I too hope all goes well for your girlfriend.
Larry, glad to hear that Fluffy is home and recouping.
Everyone, have a good day.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 05/28/2011 09:10:09 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... coffee is on ....

For you folks in the USA have a great Memorial week end.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: lemkerailroad1
Replied on: 05/28/2011 10:00:02 AM
Message:

good morning all, well the surgery went well, what should have been a 2 hour deal turned into almost 6 hours
but shes in good spirits, sore as all get out but ok.....

gonna hit the net hard today for info on train shops in the dayton area to see who has o and on30 in stock so i can start getting stuff going

have to take care of the misses now with her shower but i will talk to you guys in a bit

dave


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 05/28/2011 12:34:47 PM
Message:

Hey folks, I was just on the Free Rails forum and Harold Minkwitz is back on line.
http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/

I bet he will stop in here sooner or later.

Make sure you get all of his tips from the website, they are great.


Reply author: Bill Uffelman
Replied on: 05/28/2011 6:36:52 PM
Message:

It's Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend and the Nevada Senate and Assembly are in session trying to figure out how to screw up the lives of Nevadans. They will convene at 12:30 tomorrow and again on Monday so my weekend is shot. Thankfully session will end at 1 AM on Tuesday June 7.

Only railroading I have done recently was hearing the steamer's whistle blow at the Nevada RR museum this morning as I pulled into the parking garage. I have an unopened RMC on the nightstand at the hotel from this week's mail bag from home -- maybe I read it in the morning.

A special salute to hose who served and raise a glass to the fallen this weekend please.

Bill Uffelman
SGT USMC
CPT USAR (Retired)


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 05/28/2011 7:31:43 PM
Message:

Finally, here are a few images taken at the Tenth Australian Narrow Gauge Convention held at The Workshops Rail Museum over the Saturday and Sunday of Easter Weekend. Not all of the models are On30 but have been included for your enjoyment.

Wuiske Promotions released this kit of a Queensland Railways A10 Class locomotive (built in 1865) in HOn3.5

This On30 model of a Munro's (timber) Tramway Shay loco won first place in the Steam Locomotive Competition and also Best in Show.

One of the trade stands at the Convention was The Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society operates a 2 ft gauge heritage railway using ex-sugar industry locomotives. They had a stand selling narrow gauge railway books which was well patronised.

One of the Convention sessions in progress. The ambience of the site for the convention was that it was held within a working railway workshops. A Queensland Railways DD17 Class "Blue Baby" tank locomotive can be seen to the left of the screen.

Steve Malone had on display a model he built from scratch of a 2 ft gauge John Fowler 0-4-2T cane locomotive "Petrie". It is coal-fired live steam and runs on 45 mm gauge track. I believe he may have been the first person to build a fully coal-fired live steamer in that size. Since then the use of coal-firing has become commonplace although most locos in this size are fired with butane gas (cigarette lighter fuel)


This will do for now. If they post OK I will put some more up.

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: kewlbrew
Replied on: 05/28/2011 11:41:17 PM
Message:

It's been a good modeling day. I finally made some major headway on the terraforming on my new modules (in spite of the unforecasted rain). Finished the layout plan for NTS too. That's a big check mark on the 'to do' list with the show 5 weeks away. Time for a cool frosty beverage. ;D


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 05/29/2011 08:57:47 AM
Message:

Morning all. Finally finished the lawn mowing yesterday.
Still working on getting the On30 kit parts laser cut. I'll need some extra for Martin.

And as it's back on the last page so no one misses it I'll repost this:
I was just on the Free Rails forum and Harold Minkwitz is back on line.
http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/
Get his great On30 tips and save them to your HD.
Have a good day.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 05/29/2011 09:02:18 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... coffee is on ..

It is a little on the cool side this morning at -1C (31F) but it is sunny.

We are off to do our "Great Strides Walk" for cystic fibrosis this morning. This afternoon we head to southern Alberta. Tomorrow and Tuesday we will do test runs of my Fairmont MT-19 speeder. There are 4 -5 miles of track we can run on. The big day is finally here ....

Yes there will be pictures ....

Have a great day ....


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 05/29/2011 09:05:07 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Thought I would stop in and say hi, thanks for the coffee Tom.

Still no modeling as Yesterday as the local NMRA division had their bi-monthly meeting in Smith Falls where we had a tour of the railroad museum in the afternoon. So while no modeling got done, trains were involved.

Another day of rain here so maybe today I'll get to the workbench.

Dave, thanks for the photo's, looks like everyone had a great time.

Tom, good like with the "speeder tests", looking forward to seeing pictures of the event.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 05/29/2011 10:45:06 AM
Message:

Morning all

Back from a day of babysitting 2 of the grandkids.

I finally have a good picture in my mind of my outhouse challenge diorama. Now I just need to pick up a couple of items and find a piece of foam for my base.

Everyone have a fun and safe Sunday (and Monday if you are in the U.S.). Hoist one for current and past members of the military if you can, and think of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

Rick


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/29/2011 3:33:55 PM
Message:

evening all, just had a sunday roast so there is plenty of left over lamb and veg, help yourself.

after packing up yesterday morning for my parents card game, the evening was spent on the web, found a few neat locos and this site http://www.northeast.railfan.net/home.html
for the most part is standard gauge, but under industrial there is more then enough of the critter lovers to get some blood flowing, so much so im almost sure a brookvile tyle loco with be outshoped one day

hope everyone has/had a nice day.
Andy


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 05/29/2011 4:23:35 PM
Message:

Morning Guys. Here it is 6:30 am Monday and I am at work ready for another week.

I said I would post some more images of the Tenth Australian Narrow Gauge Convention so here they are.
This is a scratch-built model of a 2 ft gauge Davenport 0-4-0ST built by Steve Malone in brass and copper. It is another of his coal-fired live steam locos built to run on 45 mm gauge track and is gauge convertible to run on 32 mm (O Gauge) track which is more correct. My son Raymond has purchased this loco and will collect it in September after Steve has painted it.

Here we have a selection of On30 narrow gauge locos (mostly Queensland sugar locos) built by Jim and Ian Fainges.

Jim Fainges built this mini-layout in On30 called Greynite Quarry. Jim has attended the Narrow Gauge Convention in the US from time to time.

This is an On30 diorama called Pelican River showing a model of a lift bridge on the former Moreton Mill tramway.

An On30 layout Perseverance Creek based on A & D Munro's 2 ft 6 ins gauge timber tramway near Toowoomba.

A Queensland Railways DH Class entered in the Diesel Section of the modelling competition. It is built to S Scale - Sn3.5 which is popular with modellers of Queensland Railways.


Thanks for looking guys. The convention went very well and all delegates and traders were well satisfied. I last attended a Narrow Gauge Convention in 1999 (the 4th)where I presented several papers on prototype. They are usually held in Sydney or Melbourne which was a bit far to travel after I was made redundant in 1999 but I am now looking forward to the 11th Australian Narrow Gauge Convention to be held in Melbourne in 2013.

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: Bill Uffelman
Replied on: 05/29/2011 5:44:28 PM
Message:

Sitting in the Carson City legislative building while the "Gang of 63" (21 Senators, 42 Assemblymen) mess with the lives of Nevadans. It was snowing when I walked the dogs this morning -- would have been a good day to do some indoor modeling!

Bill Uffelman
In Carson City NV for a few more days


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 05/29/2011 6:20:40 PM
Message:

Just in case I dont get around to it tomorrow, Please dont forget
those who have served and are serving now. God bless them all!
"All gave some......Some gave all...."

USN 1957-1965


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 05/29/2011 7:45:26 PM
Message:

Good evening everyone.

David, thank you very much for the convention pictures.
More please if you have them.

My thanks go out as well to all of our brave service men and women who have served our country proudly.

Hope everyone has or had a great day.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 05/30/2011 07:19:29 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone, coffee is on.

Happy Memorial Day to our friends south of the border and please now that the servicemen and woman are in our thoughts.

Was a quite day yesterday but I did get some time at the workbench. Managed to get more work done on the O scale standard gauge boxcar done, made more grab irons than I want to think about, and finished up one sound decoder install and started another that's about 90% done. Tonight's plan is to finish the installation, program the locomotives and then see what I feel like doing.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 05/30/2011 09:02:22 AM
Message:

Well, I see Geezer is back from vacation. But nothing posted on his layout thread, hmmm.
Musta' gone fishin'.

Nice day here but cloudy. Need to take care of some minor chores and then rip some stripwood from my stock for an O scale kit.

Have a nice day.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 05/30/2011 10:34:10 AM
Message:

Dave, Great pictures!

I have ten pounds of Eastern Carolina BBQ cooking and a case of beer so stop back for lunch.

Thank you to all of those who served or who are currently serving and lastly to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 05/31/2011 03:08:49 AM
Message:

Morning all..coffee, tea and scrambled eggs on the table. Not much to report, just the normal stuff of doin a lotta 1:1 and an hour maybe 2 a day on modeling. Try to finish the rough work on the car bridge tonight , maybe add some handrails to my outhouse....

Have a nice day...


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/31/2011 08:57:44 AM
Message:

afternoon all, thanks for the tea martin.

had to go to the post office, then on to worthing to a health clinic, then stop off in shoreham on the way back to drop off my c.v. into a pub then finaly back home to find the latest NGSLG on my doorstep.

thats today taken care of :)


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 05/31/2011 09:32:59 AM
Message:

Kick back and relax Andy.....Glad you escaped
from the pub in good shape!
I am back from vacation....had a good time with
G kids and all. Came back north via the Blue Ridge Parkway
through VA, SC and NC, getting off near Roanoke, then
on up to Pennsylvania to the lake for a few days.
Didn't get to fish, two or three big storms, lots of
trees down and lost power for about 22 hours. Thankfully
we have a good sized generator. (runs on propane)
No modeling, just 1:1 stuff for the wife...built a
bookshelf for her and moved all her sewing stuff
to "her room" in the attic.
Back in Brooklyn now.... I am waiting for the
accululated mail to be delivered which should bring
my decals and some parts I ordered before leaving.
OK....ranted enough....all try to stay cool and enjoy
the day.....hard to believe that last month we were
complaining about the cold.....;-)


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 05/31/2011 12:26:50 PM
Message:

dont worry bill, its quite a nice pub, i think its the oldest pub in the town, and its next to the oldest building in town (1700something) they just have this silly habbit of looking for workers, but never meaning it. we'll see.
glad you got back safe and sound though.

also ordered some ballast to make a start on that soon, i think around 6 months should be long enough to make any clear problems with the wiring to show.


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 05/31/2011 12:34:51 PM
Message:

Good morning

More planning on the outhouse diorama and small layout contest took up a lot of time yesterday.

Also tried to figure out how to regulate the volume on the sound unit on my sawmill mini-layout. I need to deconstruct that layout so I have room for the new one. I'll use the electronics and Peco turnouts on the new layout.

The weather in Medford is sucking. Not many nice days to enjoy since last October. Looks like 8 months of winter and 4 months of summer, no spring and no fall. Maybe I'll see about moving to my boys house in El Paso.

Have a good day and stay safe.

Rick


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/01/2011 03:39:08 AM
Message:

Morning all, coffee tea and breakfast ready. Another nice 'n sunny day here in holland. After yesterdays rain it still isn't enough for our mama earth. Tomorrows Ascencion day, or most of the dutch it's a 4 days off. But for me it's just an ordinary working day.
Hopefully I manage to finish the bridge roughly today....


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/01/2011 05:58:20 AM
Message:

morning all, thanks for coffee and breakfast martin. just setting up to work on my outhouse again, bit of a slow pace with modeling lately, if its not been orders to deal with its been trying to figure out stuff regarding my belgium trip, apparently there used to be an american model railroad store in antwerp (where im going) but i think its closed, and ive been asked to pick up a model for a friend. so regardless i'll be looking around model shops in belgium, be cool to see how they do things


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 06/01/2011 08:07:53 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew
Sunny and windy here in central Wisconsin.
Thanks for the coffee Martin.
Andy, it usually takes the bench work to go thru one complete heating and cooling season before the wood drys out and stablizes. And then some times longer.
Just a lot of 1:1 stuff going on with me of late. No modeling.
Hope you all have a good day.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 06/01/2011 11:11:06 PM
Message:

Hey All, just dropped in to let 6you know I wass still around. I don'5t have3 a computer yet, but hopefully in qa month I* will.

Everyone take care.

Mark


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/02/2011 07:17:29 AM
Message:

morning all tea coffee and fruit on the side.

been a busy morning, post office, made a banana cake (its in the oven now) and my ballest came, i mixed up a couple batches, and ballested my little photographic display, whitch i have yet to take a photo of... but the base is cool, years and years ago (i think i may have been 12) my father got a little selection of sprits and they came in a little black case made from wood and i kept "cuz you never know" and i had some left over on30 track that fitted :P

once the cake is done i'll see how its dried, however i wanted to mix pva glue with alcohol rather then water, and found it wouldnt mix, has anyone else had this? its a fast drying pva glue with 70% alcohol, not sure why it didnt work.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 06/02/2011 10:46:15 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all from a sunny, windy France. Some fine croissants for the coffee ready! After zooming through congested highways in Germany it is a pleasure to take an extra day in Nancy by the Moselle river. Going to the town centre tomorrow, and will look up a train store there to see what's available for a weirdoe like me... Still more than a week to the meeting with Frédéric and the fellow weirdoes.... Unbelievably nice to be back in France again!

Have an ever so great day all!!


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 06/02/2011 4:35:23 PM
Message:

Hi Guys - It is about 8 degrees C here at the Museum in Ipswich this morning at 6:30 am Friday. I have just had my cup of coffee for the morning while reading through the Forums.

So, I thought I should post my final images for the Tenth Australian Narrow Gauge Convention.
Christmas Every Day was one of the trade stands at the show. They sell a range of scales in model railways including On30.
[
Here is a scene of delegates enjoying the Conference Dinner and Award Presentations on the Saturday evening. This was held in the Railway Workshops Dining Rooms.

Here is the lunch area situated between the two presentation booths. Located on 8/9/10 Roads in the Workshops building this area normally sees wooden passenger cars undergoing maintenance. The overhead crane at the end of the building along with another parked at the opposite end of the building are used to lift the wooden heritage cars and rail motor units as required.

Another trade stand was EFD Simply Glues which specialises in selling only modelling glues and scenicing materials.

Here is one of a number of museum display cases used to securely display models.

Buildings entered in the modelling competition. The building with the chimney is a whimsical dragon-fired boiler house built in O Scale by Ian Fainges. He populates his On30 model railway with Orcs and Dwarves as train crews etc. I might mention he is also into war gaming and is a highly skilled sculptor and painter of miniature figues.

Another display case of models in various scales.


That will do. I hope you find them interesting

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 06/03/2011 06:58:13 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone, coffee is on so help yourself.

No modeling lately as I've been busy at work and 1:1 commitments, but I did manage to get to the raffle build the local NMRA division is doing to check out the space I have for the structure I'm building. Hopefully I'll be able to get to the workbench soon.

David, thanks for the pictures, must have been interesting holding the convention in a car shop.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 06/03/2011 07:40:47 AM
Message:

Ah, Troels, good to hear from you and glad you're enjoying the trip.
Nice photos of the Aussie convention.
Got some photos from Geezer to add to the On30IMA website which should help spruce it up a bit.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 06/03/2011 10:30:14 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee ..

We got back from Aspen Crossing last evening. Aspen Crossing has a campground, large gift shop, dining car for a restaurant, and green house.

The bonus is 3 miles of private railroad track that I could run my speeder on, or so I thought.


The caboose has been fixed up as a very nice sleeping cabin.



It's speeder time. I ran over 100 miles on the track in three days. The lead speeder is a friend and the back speeder is mine.



Here I am " proud as punch ".




Located on the track is a 44 ton General Electric 300 h.p. switcher.



The the extra bonus I was not expecting ...I got to drive the switcher for over 10 miles.



That was three fantastic days of railroading.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 06/03/2011 11:08:43 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all! Looks like you had fun Tom!

Enjoying France in the city of Nancy... the train store was almost exclusively HO and nothing fancy... Riding the bus with our huge dog proved to be fun... the driver had to call headquarters for permission, officials arrived and gave the thumbs up after inspecting the gentle giant.

A tiny french woman was really exited to meet two handsome great danes she said

Have a great day all!



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Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/03/2011 11:56:56 AM
Message:

Indeed a small french woman or.....two huge danes!!


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 06/03/2011 2:31:22 PM
Message:

Ron just through the wall was 11 through to 16 Roads (the site spreads across to 32 Road) which is the steam loco erecting shop. Currently stored in there (non-operational is a 4-6-0 and a Beyer-Garratt 4-8-2+2-84. Operational steam locos are worked on in 14, 15 and 16 Roads. These are a Baldwin 2-8-2 Class AC16; a C17 4-8-0; two BB18 1/4 Class 4-6-2 along with the Blue Baby 4-6-4T that was partially in one of my pics of the convention and the 1865 built 0-4-2 A10 Class which is in 4 Road inside the Museum - all operational and all narrow gauge 3 ft 6 ins.

One of the buildings across the traverser houses the railway blacksmiths which is still part of Queensland Railways commercial business.

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/03/2011 2:33:56 PM
Message:

do you walk it or ride it?


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 06/03/2011 4:32:09 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Curator49

Ron just through the wall was 11 through to 16 Roads (the site spreads across to 32 Road) which is the steam loco erecting shop. Currently stored in there (non-operational is a 4-6-0 and a Beyer-Garratt 4-8-2+2-84. Operational steam locos are worked on in 14, 15 and 16 Roads. These are a Baldwin 2-8-2 Class AC16; a C17 4-8-0; two BB18 1/4 Class 4-6-2 along with the Blue Baby 4-6-4T that was partially in one of my pics of the convention and the 1865 built 0-4-2 A10 Class which is in 4 Road inside the Museum - all operational and all narrow gauge 3 ft 6 ins.




OK Dave, now your just teasing us....


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 06/03/2011 6:12:04 PM
Message:

Tom.....you have to find rail to Pennsylvania....
Or, better yet, I need a trip North West! I would
love to ride one of them buggars! You well deserve
the fun and prestige for all the hard work you have
done to make the speder operational and clean.
I envy you my friend......Getting to run the
44 tonner must have been fun as well.....I used to
run the SW 1500's on the "J" when the hogger would
show up tired or under the weather.....They are easy
to get rolling but hard to stop! Especially with about
40-50 loads of coal headed for the retarders........
Good show!!!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 06/03/2011 6:12:38 PM
Message:

Um....which one is Troels???? ;-)


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 06/03/2011 6:54:09 PM
Message:

Great shots, Troels. This Tango boy has really become huge...


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 06/03/2011 7:22:20 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by kirk

Good afternoon all! Looks like you had fun Tom!

Enjoying France in the city of Nancy... the train store was almost exclusively HO and nothing fancy... Riding the bus with our huge dog proved to be fun... the driver had to call headquarters for permission, officials arrived and gave the thumbs up after inspecting the gentle giant.

A tiny french woman was really exited to meet two handsome great danes she said

Have a great day all!



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Looks like a couple of o scale figures next to an HO figure.....

Tom,
Glad to see you operating your speeder and what a special bonus to drive the switcher.


I hope everyone has a nice evening.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/04/2011 04:35:06 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by kirk

Good afternoon all! Looks like you had fun Tom!

Enjoying France in the city of Nancy... the train store was almost exclusively HO and nothing fancy... Riding the bus with our huge dog proved to be fun... the driver had to call headquarters for permission, officials arrived and gave the thumbs up after inspecting the gentle giant.

A tiny french woman was really exited to meet two handsome great danes she said

Have a great day all!



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finaly, a prototype that excuses us to mixe 1:48 people with 1:43 dogs :D

had too.

morning all, tea coffee and something a bit sweet on the side, muffins :D dig in.

ballasting is all done i plan to take some photos and upload them asap.

hope everyone has a nice day


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 06/04/2011 08:02:30 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
Troels, great photo. I hope they have big buses in France. Frederic, looks like you will have a house full when they get there.
Tom, looks like you had a great time. Thanks for posting the pic's.
Hot and humid here the past couple of days. No modeling though, to much 1:1 stuff and carting my mom around.
Hope you all have a great day.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/04/2011 2:32:23 PM
Message:

some salad bits on the side guys, its been a nice warm day with a nice warm breeze too.

now that the ballasting and A&I-ing of the ballast is done ive found time to look on ebay again, just ordered a mack style motor bus body kit worked out as £25 with shipping, will go in my kits to make draw for later :D

hopeeveryone has had a nice weekend


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 06/05/2011 09:22:16 AM
Message:

Looks like the Crew is sleeping in this morning.
Coffe is on for those that need some.

Hope all have a great day.


Reply author: Maxxi
Replied on: 06/05/2011 11:02:29 AM
Message:

Hi all ,
here is a first pic of my "improved" Bachmann 4-4-0.
regards
Roland


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/05/2011 3:13:06 PM
Message:

Afternoon all, working a bit on the layout now after a hectic weekend doin bandstuff, got my english brown today after doin a gig in the full sun...hope you all enjoy the day!


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 06/05/2011 5:22:02 PM
Message:

Hi Everyone

I have posted a couple of images of the railway workshops and Museum where I work in the Crew Lounge rather than here although I have mentioned it a few times in the Lounge lately.

You will find them in the Crew Lounge under the topic Ipswich Railway Workshops.

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 06/05/2011 10:31:23 PM
Message:

I enjoy the pictures that have been put up in this thread and hope to see more.

I am still in a terrible funk and need to get my act together.

Arthur


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/06/2011 03:59:47 AM
Message:

morning all, teas coffee and bacon egg and sausage sarnis on the side dig in.

roland nice start, what are your plans for the loco, are you modelling it after a prototype or freelance?

watched a program on african railways that i recorded the other day, nothing detailed but a good over veiw about the freedom railway, intresting mix of stock and locos.
did a little more work on my outhouse, im nearly there, i also did the last bit of ballast that needed A&I-ing i cant wait to start the rest of the scenics.


Reply author: hminky
Replied on: 06/06/2011 07:05:30 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Maxxi

Hi all ,
here is a first pic of my "improved" Bachmann 4-4-0.
regards
Roland



Where did you get those driving wheels?

Harold


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 06/06/2011 07:34:35 AM
Message:

Morning all, and nice to see Harold back with us.
Glad the PCALRwy website is back too.
Not much modeling done but updated the website with a couple of Geezer's builds.
Have a nice day before it gets hot.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 06/06/2011 07:51:52 AM
Message:

Good morning all,

Thanks for the coffee Andy. Not much modeling this weekend as we had the grand-kids for the weekend but I did get get a couple of decoder installs completed, tested and programmed. Tonight is operating night so even thought I won't get to the workbench, I will get to spend the evening model railroading.

Have a great day everyone.



Reply author: Maxxi
Replied on: 06/07/2011 01:32:06 AM
Message:

Hi all !
The 4-4-0 is freelanced - found no matching prototype for such a smal locomotive. Tender trucks are BLI C-16 tender trucks , the nice drivers are from Northyard (19,5mm dia.). There drivers have a 3mm bore , fits perfect to the Bachmann axles.
A second locomotive with an extended smokebox and a raised boiler/cab is in progress
regards
Roland
http://www.s-scale.org.uk/North%20Yard%20Product%20Catalogue_Jan%2011.pdf
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc163/maxxi4x/TMP51.jpg


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/07/2011 03:45:02 AM
Message:

nice stuff roland.

morning all.

tea coffee and some rather nice water melon on the side, dig in.

have to sort out passport photos today, my mum needs to do some for her bus pass so we're ganna go together. might do a little work on my outhouse, if the cat will let me, seams her new spot is ont he table, in front of my chair, where i do my modeling, but i can her you "why dont you just move to the other end of the table andy?" well because she wakes up, and moves down that end...
last night she slept on a track rubber...
must have been like one of us sleeping on a book! silly thing.

hope everyone has a nice day


Reply author: hminky
Replied on: 06/07/2011 07:09:45 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Maxxi

the nice drivers are from Northyard (19,5mm dia.).



Thanks
Harold


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/08/2011 04:09:19 AM
Message:

Morning all, coffee tea and breakfast ready help yourself. Found myself in my spray booth till 11.30PM yesterday, didn't feel for some work on the railroad after. Tonight I'll grab an hour or 2 I think.....mmm maybe being a wageslave isn't that bad..


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/08/2011 06:43:04 AM
Message:

morning all, thanks for the tea martin.

just spent most of the morning emailing a friend, as well as keeping a keen eye on ebay, was going for a bachmann cable car, but some numpty (hope it wasnt anyone from here) put in a winning bid of £23, and with £2.50 postage, so rather then risk a 2nd hand, untested model, a brought a brand new one for £24 inc postage.

but now i really need to start saving :P thats almost £50 spent for a project that will be draw sided till later :P i need money for antwerp.

hpe everyone has a nice day


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 06/17/2011 3:09:43 PM
Message:

Ye ha ..... were on line again ...

Coffee is on and beer in the fridge ..

Have a great day ...


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 06/17/2011 3:15:07 PM
Message:

Man did I miss this place, thanks for the beer Ton, I think I'll have one to celebrate the lounge and forum being back online again.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 06/17/2011 4:35:39 PM
Message:

Just arrived home after three weeks of vacation... only to see the forum has been down.... I will post photos and tell about the fabulous expo in France and of the wonderful people there, including of course Frédéric and his family... and a short, but very cozy stop at Leo's in Holland. But first a good night's sleep... Good to be back!


Reply author: lemkerailroad1
Replied on: 06/17/2011 4:46:33 PM
Message:

THANKS TOM.....FOR THE BEER......LOL


GLAD TO SEE THE GANG AGAIN
BEEN TO LONG WITH OUT THESE FORUMS



DAVE


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 06/17/2011 4:57:34 PM
Message:

Another beer for me. I just had one in the crew lounge but we need to celebrate.
I'll beat Troels to the first picture. Got it off the French forum and he was a very happy guy even though Frederic looked a bit angry.


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 06/17/2011 4:59:09 PM
Message:

Good to read you, Troels, welcome back to your home!
And good to read all the other ones, too. It's been a long breakdown.

A first picture from the French exhibition in Noyant d'Allier to whet everybody's appetite.



The wonderful painting Troels offered me at the exhibition.


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 06/17/2011 5:00:21 PM
Message:

Well, it's a second pic...


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/17/2011 5:22:24 PM
Message:

Night all, missed this...grab a beer if you don't mind Tom..


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 06/17/2011 5:45:58 PM
Message:

Glad to be back. I must have logged on a million times hoping for something.

Roland


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 06/17/2011 6:04:33 PM
Message:

Me too. Very glad that this forum is back up and running! Hope everyone is doing good.

Let's make up for lost time.

Arthur


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 06/17/2011 6:49:19 PM
Message:

What a great surprise to see that we are back on line. [:-jump][:-jump2][:-jumprefect]
I put a green bottle out to go with Tom's beer.

To all on my email buddies, thanks for keeping in touch while we waited for the site repairs.

Troel and Frederic looks like a great meeting.

Larry


Reply author: MinerFortyNiner
Replied on: 06/17/2011 6:58:21 PM
Message:

Aye, there's a Four Peaks Kiltlifter comin' outta the 'fridge tonight!

It's good to see the On30 Line back with the usual suspects!



One side benefit to the forum being down...less time online allows more time on the workbench! I decaled more than 40 cars and started a new scene on the layout. As Arthur said, no time to waste!


Reply author: lemkerailroad1
Replied on: 06/17/2011 9:53:58 PM
Message:

i been real board

started a new job and able to surf the web and get paid...........its great
but my favorite forum group was missing
glad to see its back up now so i can get the boss involved

another one im tring to bring to the dark side


dave


Reply author: dave m
Replied on: 06/17/2011 10:18:46 PM
Message:

Sincerely missed the updates and progress of everyone on the On30 Line. Celebrating with a cold one and a fresh Premium Membership, hopefully do a little bit to defray the restore.

dave m


Reply author: Dustymalaymann
Replied on: 06/17/2011 11:12:03 PM
Message:

Hi All, just woke & logged in and surprise! you are all back, I am in Hong Kong for my Birthday so this is an added treat and I can now get my daily fix of all the fantastic anvise, builds & photos on this forum, keep it coming guys

Keith Miller


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/18/2011 03:40:27 AM
Message:

and we're back :D

as martin said " btw a week without forum gives you a month more modeling time..."

and in the down time ive stuck a loco kit together, did some more fence work, helped other people with their layouts and posted my passport application...

im also going to get some tile grout today.

will spend a little time looking around before i head off.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/18/2011 04:10:25 AM
Message:

Morning all, start with fresh coffee and tea, breakfast on the table. Nice to post again..bit of 1:1 jobs to do today but it's all in benefit for the modeling budget...

Hope you'll have a great day!


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 06/18/2011 06:55:25 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
I too, am sooo glad to see the froum back up. I missed it a lot
Thanks to Geezer for start an chain email to a few of us. I sure helped fill the void.
Although, I did get a lot of the 1:1 projects started and a few of them done.

Hope all have a great day.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 06/18/2011 07:36:13 AM
Message:

WOW!!!!


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 06/18/2011 08:34:24 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all !

Just a couple of pics of Anne and Troels (not forgetting Tango !) visiting in Holland:







And not a train in sight :-))

I hope to able to do some work again on the F&B RR some time in the near future, will keep you up to date.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 06/18/2011 08:37:50 AM
Message:

Great to meet you at least on pics, Leo.
We are having thoughts about a little trip of the Testard family to Nederlands this summer.
This might be an opportunity to meet you and Martin.
Apart from this, it's a sunny saturday in western France, and the anniversary of General De Gaulle's "appel du 18 juin" in 1940, when everything was bad in Europe...


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 06/18/2011 08:46:38 AM
Message:

Always welcome Frederic !

We didn't see your diorama as it was safely stowed in Troels' campervan, hope he'll post pictures soon.
What we did have was real French baguette and terrine de cerf, yummie !!!

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 06/18/2011 08:49:52 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Martin.

No On30 modeling for me lately but I have been working on a craftsman building in HO scale for the raffle layout that the local NMRA group is building here in Ottawa.

Nice to be able to catch up on threads again and see the pictures of Troels and Anne's trip, your looking good Leo.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 06/18/2011 08:51:17 AM
Message:

A picture of the crowd at Noyant d'Allier. A great time was shared by all...



Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 06/18/2011 09:00:11 AM
Message:

Nice photos Frederic and good to see you smiling. Looks like Troels was standing in a hole in the group photo.
Nice pictures with Leo too. A trip to Holland would be nice.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 06/18/2011 09:56:31 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... glad to see many have found the forum again and all are well.

Great pictures Troels, Frederick and Leo.

Aside from 1:1 household projects I have been working on the speeder for the July run in Saskatchewan.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 06/18/2011 2:42:05 PM
Message:

Lovely to see the photo of all the wonderful people from Noyant and being reminded of the fine visit to Leo's... thanks Frédéric and Leo!

Apart from being a wonderful host, along with his lovely wife Marjolie, Leo showed me his fine layout... compact but very varied with settings from sea to desert, town to country. And an avid collector, there was engines and cars everywhere... I was presented a lovely caboose. Thanks again Leo!

And here follows some impressions from the splendid meeting in Noyant, France. The convivial, very french mood of the expo made it a pure joy to attend.

First the extraordinaryly detailed N scale layout of the young forum member Bubule



Then two of the deadly tempting large scale models...





A cozy 50ies tintoy layout



Some lovely On30 modules were on display







I was ceremoniously presented Frédéric's diorama...



Which, when displayed, stole all attention away from my prints...



I in turn gave Frédéric this painting of his layout in the snow...



The untiring, passionate arranger Jean-Pierre gave me this fine LGB french style engine (and the kick into large scale...)



I can't find the right words to describe the joy of attending this expo... it was more about meeting a bunch of absolutely wonderful, warm people than about modeling really... Meeting Frédéric and his lovely family again perfected this special weekend. Anne and I had a hard time leaving...


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 06/18/2011 8:38:42 PM
Message:

Troels,

Thank you for sharing those pictures. What an assembly of talent! That is a wonderful painting. Someday I am going to get one from you.

Arthur


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/18/2011 9:00:38 PM
Message:

Let me add my thanks for all the great pictures too.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/19/2011 06:29:03 AM
Message:

what a wonderful hand over. :)

so can we expect a g scale layout soon? :)


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 06/19/2011 07:09:26 AM
Message:

Nope... wish I had that kind of money, but G scale will have to wait... and I have a layot to finish. Tempted, but still...


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 06/19/2011 09:25:49 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and happy Father's day to all the fathers out there.

Coffee is on, so help yourself. Seeing as it is fathers day, I'm also making breakfast. On the menu is bacon, sausages, ham, eggs anyway you like them and fried potatoes so dig in.

Last night I manage to get some work on the building I'm building for the raffle layout, painted and added details to the walls so next up is assembling the walls.

Thanks for all the great pictures of the French Model Expo, looks like everyone had a great time.

Today we are off to my daughters for a father's day lunch and them my parents are coming over for dinner. It's going to be a busy day.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 06/19/2011 11:17:57 AM
Message:

Good morning all .. Ron thanks for the coffee ..

Just back from my walk with the dog ... dodging rain drops.

Ron: the CHEO raffle project is coming along nicely. You should all be proud of your work for the children's hospital. Looking forward to seeing the finish railroad.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/19/2011 11:31:24 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone.

Thanks for the coffee and breakfast Ron.

A very Happy Fathers Day to all of our members who are Dads.

Hope you had or have a great day.


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 06/19/2011 2:39:46 PM
Message:

I too, wish everyone a happy father's day.

Today I reach my 3,000th post.

This has been a great and wonderful forum and I hope to add another 3,000.

It is time for me to get back to modeling. I am going to start on my outhouse later this evening.

Arthur


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 06/19/2011 3:02:30 PM
Message:

That's great Arthur. You should at least win a free toaster.

Roland


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/19/2011 3:42:55 PM
Message:

Afternoon all, congrats Arthur on the 3000+. Been working today, needed to finish 17 drawers for a kitchen. But this afternoon it's modeling time. Been working on weeds 'n bushes. Found a worn handbroom brush or how ya call'm and now figuring how I can use it for my weed'n bushes...

have a good day..


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 06/19/2011 4:14:08 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Hopeless

That's great Arthur. You should at least win a free toaster.

Roland



Congratulations Arthur.
Here's your toaster.
It's perfect for our virtual breakfasts.


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 06/19/2011 4:15:12 PM
Message:

Congrats on the 3000, Arthur! Looking for many more.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 06/20/2011 08:28:16 AM
Message:

Good Morning everyone,

Coffee is on so help yourself. Congratulations Arthur on reaching 3000 posts, looking forward to reading the next 3000.

Not much modeling yesterday as we did the fathers day thing and had our parents over for supper and to watch some golf.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 06/20/2011 10:11:46 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee Ron ..

Arthur: congrats on 3000 posts. Your contributions, especially to night photos and lighting, have been wonderful. Hope to see many more.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 06/20/2011 10:52:39 AM
Message:

Art, My man! The big 3K!!!! OoooohRAH!
Like Tom and the others said, your contributions are much
appreciated!

On a different note, I am here at the lake for the rest of the week.
I tore out all the right hand side that I had done on the layout,
and went back in with pink foam and new framing. I have themain line in,
and 4 of the 9 turnouts installed, but not wired. I figger if I have
to get under the layout, just do it once.
Anyway, more 1:1 stuff on the list that the boss gave me before whe went back
to Brooklyn. I have about 2 acres of grass that needs mowing, I know there is
more to geese than a neck and head! LOL!!
Maybe some fishing later this afternoon.
I'll be back!! And, boy, am I glad to have the forum back!


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 06/20/2011 12:25:02 PM
Message:

Thank you all for the recognition. I appreciate it, and really enjoy being part of such a good community.

Roland and Rick- I will take that toaster. Even better- if there is one in 1:48, I will add it somewhere on my module as a commemoration!

Regards,

Arthur


Reply author: lemkerailroad1
Replied on: 06/20/2011 6:34:27 PM
Message:

CONGRATS TO FREDERIC AND TROLLES AGAIN

GLAD TO SEE YOUR BACK TO FISHING BILL, ANYTHING SPECIAL OR LOOKING FOR PAN FISH....LOL

I HAVE FINALLY HAD ENOUGH LAST NIGHT , BEING WITHOUT POWER SINCE FRIDAY
AND RUNNING ON MY GENERATOR SINCE, BECAUSE OUR FABOLOUS ELECTRIC COMPANY CANT READ
AND SHUT OFF MY POWER INSTEAD OF THE NEIGHBORS FRIDAY BY MISTAKE,
WHEN WE CALLED FRIDAY THEY SAID OH WELL WERE SORRY BUT WE WONT BE OUT
TILL MONDAY AFTER 5 PM TO TURN IT BACK ON......WHAT IDIOTS.....LOL

BUT LAST NIGHT I STARTED ON THE MILL ENGINE MODEL FROM BRETT AND GOT ALL THE PIECES DARKENED
THAT I WILL NEED TO DO THAT LITTLE PIECE, CANT WAIT TO GET HOME FROM WORK AND GET BACK TO IT FOR A LITTLE BIT

BUT ITS NICE TO HAVE THE FORUMS AND MY FRIENDS BACK ONLINE AGAIN

GONNA START A NEW TOPIC SHORTLY TO START GOING ON MY NEW LAYOUT THATS COMING SOON

HAVE A GOOD DAY AND NIGHT GUYS AND SEE YOU ALL SOON



DAVE


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/20/2011 6:45:46 PM
Message:

Night all, well it's night here, being busy all afternoon with mounting drawers in a kitchen I build, still a lot to do before it's finished but I took an withdraw on this project and ordered for almost 325 dollars on Polak scenic material. Let you all know what I think of them. Finished the mockup of the re-designed saltbox house tonight, start building it this week..

have a nice night! or sweet dreams..


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 06/21/2011 08:40:12 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
Coffee is on. Big thunder storm rolling thru today here in central Wisconsin.
Hope I don't loss my sateilite internet connection.
Arthur, good show and your milestone.
Dave, glad to have you back on line. That is just awlful about the power company mistake. I can beleive they left you without power all weekend. I think they owe you BIG time.
Martin, don't know how find time to get any modeling down with the cabinet work you are doing. You may not think you are very fast, but you are making a heck of a lot more progress then I have over the past few months.
Bill, you are very ambitious, redoing so much of your layout. Hope you have some luck, fishing.
Have a great day, All.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/21/2011 08:53:24 AM
Message:

afternoon all.

spent most of the morning in the jobcentre, being told all the training i got last year from another company was totaly pointless and a waste of time, so much so the jobcentre dont use them anymore... yay... anyone in the uk will know what kind of cuts our govermant are making, i say most of the cuts are in the right places.

tile grout play abouts have come out fab, i forgot to take my ref photos (of iowa dirt roads) to the store, and picked out two bags, and blow me down, dip me in gravy and roll me in nuts they make for a near perfect match! photos later.

art well done on the 3000 posts
i agree with jim, im not sure how martin gets it all done, i half suspect troels sneeks around to work on the railroad while martin is knocking kitchens together :D


Reply author: lemkerailroad1
Replied on: 06/21/2011 12:54:49 PM
Message:

well im at work right now putting some more of the mill engine together and cleaning up the parts
i painted the base grimmy black and tried to use oxide red for rust runs but it just dont look right
i want to try my hand at chalks but dont know what kind would be good to get.......any help here please......

well off to lunch.....thinking subway today

see you guys later tonight and enjoy your day if the weather holds out for you
its hot and humid here in south west ohio, as were to get some good storms later tonight

dave


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/21/2011 1:12:37 PM
Message:

Good evening all, got a late cup of coffee ready, and think I'll do some modeling in the spraypaint drying times...
Did get a sound equiped shay yesterday but it needs some work, lousy power pick up and it's fresh out of the box...
Jim and Andy, I try to use my scarse modeling time as efficient as possible so I do work on several projects, instead of siting down and relax when paint is drying I go on with another project..try to model at least an hour a day to set my mind on other business...

have a great day!


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 06/21/2011 3:44:41 PM
Message:

Good evening all! I'll hav a coffee Martin. Just returned from a daytrip to Denmark to meet the kids... Brought back three automobiles for the layout, including a beautiful Tin-Tin 1931 Chrysler Six. So no modeling done tonight... revenge tomorrow!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 06/21/2011 6:25:41 PM
Message:

[:-bigeyes]

The small bass is 14" so that will give you an idea of the crappies.....
When I quit, I had the bass, and 9 big crappies - all of which are resting in the freezer now.
wireless phone picture......
waiting for some ME turnouts....vision is getting worse and I cant see well enough to spike the rail. I guess I will finish the layout with flextrack and ME turnouts.
I will be posting all my Fast Tracks tools and
paraphinalia (sp?) if anyone is interested.
Have a good evening guys......


Reply author: lemkerailroad1
Replied on: 06/21/2011 7:21:49 PM
Message:

GOOD LOOKING FISH BILL
THATS THE THING , WHEN I LIVED IN MICHIGAN AND I USED TO GO TO THE UPPER PENNISULA
THE SMALLEST PERCH WAS BOUT 14 INCHES IN LENGTH
AND BOY IF YOU CAUGHT A WALEYE OR BASS THEY WERE HUGE ALSO
BOY I MISS FISHING..........

LOOKING GOOD THOUGH BILL


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/21/2011 7:38:46 PM
Message:

Looks like a great day fishin Bill!!


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 06/21/2011 7:45:06 PM
Message:

Bill,

Nice bait container .... [:-magnify]


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/22/2011 04:57:15 AM
Message:

morning all, tea coffee and some nice eggs and salmon on the side.

depending if my flight case handles turn upto day or not depends if i get started tile grouting the layout, ive also ordered some brown india ink that i'll play about with to see if i like what it dose to colour of my tests. i alsoput tile grout on the bases of the castings, and forgot one (how i did that since it was in the same box as the rest i'll never know) so when it comes to putting them onto the layout i only have to leval the ground cover out, and not worry about all the nooks and crannies.

however with any luck my mothers old boss will be coming around today to pick up about 80 rolls of fabric (dont tell her we recovered a couple chairs with some though) she ment to pick them up twice before, i have a 5p bet that she'll cancel again.

hopeevery one has a nice day


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 06/22/2011 07:10:41 AM
Message:

5 pence Andy? Doesn't seem that you're too confident in your bet.

I'll have some coffee with the eggs. Noooo salmon for me, not to my liking.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 06/22/2011 07:43:02 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Thanks for the coffee eggs and salmon Andy. No modeling for me last night as the misses had some running around for me to do last night. Nothing planned for tonight so I hope to get more work done on the raffle layout build. Maybe even start the outhouse challenge seeing as the end of June is almost upon us.

Bill, nice catch yesterday, We will be expecting fish for dinner you know

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 06/22/2011 09:50:04 AM
Message:

Good morning all .. thanks for the coffee Andy ..

Bill: fish fry today?

No new RR goodies here as we are having a postal strike. It is a good way to save some money until later.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: lemkerailroad1
Replied on: 06/22/2011 11:51:18 AM
Message:

good afternoon all

well its a quiet day today at work so i think i am going to work on my mill engine some more
but i need help figuring out if a 10 x 6 room can be done on 3 walls,
leaving a 6 foot wall blank, dbl deck with a helix.......

any ideas??????

dave


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 06/22/2011 12:26:22 PM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
Another gray, overcast day with scattered showers. Hope the rain clears off by late afternoon because our local museum is having it's annual outdoor BBQ picnic for the town.

Dave, what wall is the door on. Depending on the size loco's you are running, the helix should have a 3 to 5 foot diameter, which is a big chunk of your room. I haven't seen a double deck On30 layout so am not sure how it would look. My gut feel is that it would be kind of crowded.

Bill, when are you going to have us over for a fish fry.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 06/22/2011 2:24:05 PM
Message:

Sorry gents....all the crappies are filleted and frozen.
The bass joined me for dinner, only he didn't know he was
the main course.
On the layout, I am torn between a major mining scene, or
stick with logging....I have stuck to Larry's plan (pretty much).
During the construction of our new home, my sawmill building
got pretty much smashed....I guess I could scratch one.....
I have a 25 x 40 inch space that I could use for the lake
and mill.....
Stormin like hell here, lost power twice already.....grrrrrrrrr!
All take care.....I love retirement.......


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 06/22/2011 2:39:06 PM
Message:

Evening all !

For what it's worth, I'd say: go for the mill and pond Bill !

And with all those fillets in the freezer, ever tried 'pepesan boemboe'?
It's an Indonesian spice mix, just rub it over the fish, wrap in alu foil and stick it in the oven.
Great flavour i.m.h.o.

Summer has officially started, but we have the central heating on and I have to use a rowboat to get about :-(

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 06/22/2011 2:43:51 PM
Message:

Geezer,

I vote for logging ....


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 06/22/2011 4:28:52 PM
Message:

I also like the sawmill theme. As for your sawmill building, just rebuild it from what's left. Just as if it had been taken down and moved to another location.
Bet it would look just as good or better.


If you're dead set on mining, what about a small granite or marble quarry. Much better industry for an Eastern RR and something different from the Western mining themes.
You can actually have both on your layout using some selective compression.


Reply author: lemkerailroad1
Replied on: 06/22/2011 7:17:03 PM
Message:

bill.......choose wisely young one, only you know whats in your heart.......aw hell with it ....go for the loging
glad to hear you got the rain that missed us yesterday......lol........we have had enough down here

jim......the door is in the corner of the 10 x 6........picture a rectangal 10 on top and bottom and 6 on the sides
right lower corner of box is door on 10 foot sectionwhere door folds inward to 6 foot door that is the wall i dont want to use
this is why i was curious if a helix could be done and put it in the other corner of the wall thats not being used
basically east wall not being used for layout and noth side of that wall is a possible helix, being south end is door opening

sorry guys i dont have and fancy scanner here at work ar at some to draw a plan and put it up
i dont even know how to use a cad program either, have had 3rd planet for 6 six and still dont know how to use it
thank goodness it was given to me

good luck bill with the fishing and have a safe one
tommarow night i go get my daughter from michigan,i get to have her for most of next month while her mom is moving into a new place,
my pride and joys birthday is today the 22nd, this is where it gets interesting prommise you......
today is her bday (6), tommarow on the 23rd is my bday (i will never tell), and on the 24th is my soon to be step sons bday (17)

told you it got good, what a week of spending money........oh well their worth every penny


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 06/24/2011 07:51:32 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
Can't believe that no one stopping by the lounge yesterday. Must have been Tom's socks that kept everyone away. anyway, I thru them outside this morning and put on a pot of coffee. The rain should be moving east today and we will be getting a couple of days of sun. Hope, Hope.

Dave, looks like you have had a lot of celebraiting to do. My wife's birthday is today, but at our age is usually pretty low key. As for the layout. It can be done, but i think it will feel very crowded. If you have a digital camera, you could photograph a sketch and post it, to give us a idea what you are thing of.

Bill, I like the sawmill idea too. Mine fits in a space about that size. No pond, I will have a RR unload-transfer. Take a look at my CR&T posts. Post a picture of the smashed sawmill and maybe we can come up with some solutions to resurrect it.

Well, I hope you all have a great day.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 06/24/2011 09:48:17 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... coffee is on ....

Rained another 1/4 in last night. We are off camping this week end and perhaps a bit of walleye fishing.

I have been watching for the new Porters but I guess fall will be the delivery time.

Dave, you might have to go point to point but I am sure you can build an interesting layout.

Now to find my socks ....[:-magnify]

Have a great day .....


Reply author: Bill Uffelman
Replied on: 06/24/2011 12:13:07 PM
Message:

MR had an article on an HO scale layout that fit in a 6 x 8 or 6 x 10 office cubicle as I recall. Trackage was S shaped with walk in to narrow shelf on long wall turn back curve on short wall and turn back to town on other side of lobe. The plan has been reprinted in at least one of Kalmbach's layout books.

Iain Rice's 5 x 10 On30 Elk Creek and Western oval with branch could be modified to work I am sure. I can send PDF of the plan directly if needed.

Bill Uffelman
Usually Las Vegas NV


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/24/2011 1:19:56 PM
Message:

evening all, today was spent mucking about with odd little jobs while glue dried on tile grout.

i also got my letter asking me to book a meeting with the passport people (since its my 1st adult one) this is good, looks as if i may be getting it sooner then i thought :D


Reply author: lemkerailroad1
Replied on: 06/24/2011 1:39:23 PM
Message:

BILL THE PLAN SOUNDS INTERESTING, IF YOU HAVE IT CAN YOU SEND IT

IT MAY HAVE TO GO POINT TO POINT BUT I THINK IT WOULD BE NEET AS HELL HAVING 2 LEVELS

GOOD LUCK TOM OH THE HUNT FOR OLD STINKYS.....LOL
BUT I KNOW YOU WILL HAVE BETTER LUCK ON THE FISHING

WELL ITS BEEN RAINING ALL MORNING HERE IN DAYTON......SUPPOSED TO GO TO AIR BASE TONIGHT
FREE CONCERT, NICKEL SOMEBODY IF I REMEMBER RIGHT, THEN THE BIG FIREWORKS DISPLAY

THEY HAVE A AWSOME TRAIN CAR I AM GOING TO GET PICS OF AND POST TO SEE IF ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE HECK IT MAY HAVE BEEN USED FOR
ITS LOCKED UP TIGHT AND NO ONE KNOWS NOTHING.....HOW CONVIENENT....LOL

WELL BACK TO WORK SO I CAN GET OUT EARLY AND GO SPEND TIME WITH MY DAUGHTER, BEING I HAVE HER FOR A FEW WEEKS

HAVE A SAFE DAY AND BE LUCKY IN FISHING


DAVE


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 06/24/2011 2:02:25 PM
Message:

Jim - just saw your comment about "resurection"....there is nothing left but the broken base,
and I was thinking about making some sort of shed with whats left.....I am going to finish
all my mill equipment, and build a building that will fit. I think......lol!


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 06/24/2011 2:27:22 PM
Message:

Geez,
yeah well you were BRAVE enough to knock something down and restart, some of us just muddle through. I am just happy when I want to run that it all starts up.

I haven't run anything for a couple of months, I replaced my Laptop that did my Decoder Pro in the workshop. I have started a new Railcar, started on a small logging boat.

Les


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/25/2011 04:53:24 AM
Message:

Morning all, coffee tea and breakfast ready. Been thinking to have a lazy day, finish some work, spraypaint and do some modeling..sundays there to spraypaint 4 banger cars...

have a great day all !!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 06/25/2011 06:30:34 AM
Message:

Thanks Les - The new trackage is all flex track, but when its ballasted, who cares?
I just couldnt live with the 7% grade that only a few loco's without any cars could
surpass. I like the new area, and will have a lead off the main to a logging/mining
camp.
Marty - thanks for coffee and grunts....looking forward to seeing your paint jobs...;-)
All have a fine day! I am off to stain about 300 pieces of stripwood for the logging camp.


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 06/25/2011 07:31:59 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
Sunny here in central Wisconsin today. Ya. I can finally get out and cut the lawn. Martin, thanks for the coffee and breakfast.

Bill, you are right about the 7% grade. Probable ok on the short branch or switchback, but not the main line. Have fun staining the stripwood. Are you buing the logging camp from scratch or a kit. Sorry to hear that the sawmill is too flattened to easily rebuild.

Les, you have been doing more modeling then I have. Just can't seem to get my butt down stairs and get started on something.

Dave, enjoy the time with your daughter while you can. They grow up much to fast. Interested to see a picture of the awsome train car you are talking about.

Have a great day All.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 06/25/2011 08:14:31 AM
Message:

Short note: I am putting up 3 locomotives on the forum first -
If they dont go, then its off to ebay.......


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/25/2011 09:22:17 AM
Message:

afternoon all, redbush tea on the side (my new fix)

been grouting, had to stop now as i have run out of PVA... shameful i know but with a very tight budget it might be a week or so till i buy some more (but if its anything like the last bottle it'll last me two years)

got alot done though, but i cant do anymore till i cut and fix the backscene wood and glue the buildings in place, exicting times, and its only the end of june :D

hope everyone is haveing/has had a good sat


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 06/25/2011 2:34:59 PM
Message:

Afternoon All, I finally got my new computer and have it set up. now I can get caught up on all of the goings on.

Hope eveveryone is well, things are fine here, just not much modeling.

Have a great day all.

Mark


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 06/26/2011 09:07:48 AM
Message:

MNorning All, the coffee and tea kettle aree on and hot cakes, with buter and maple syrup , sausage, and egs are on the counter.

I have benn catching up on the goings on in the last few months, still a lot to go. Money and lake of motivation has slowed modeling to a crawl, but now that I can get back to my favorite motivator things will get better.

Have a great day all.

Mark


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 06/26/2011 11:30:18 AM
Message:

Morning all,

Finished the two large IT releases that I have been working on for the three months and I have a day to rest.
I will go down to the train roon and take on some unfinished projects.

Who is going to the NNGC on NC this year? I took the week off to attend.

Larry


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 06/26/2011 4:11:11 PM
Message:

Knife blade 1 - finger 0.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 06/26/2011 4:29:34 PM
Message:

Afternoon all,
Some modeling this weekend...Larry I plan on being there tuesday thru Sunday. Working on models for the contest room, I guess I better get inspired huh.



My retirement present to me after 5 years...I know its not steam, but it is kinda of a speeder..I like Toms though.

Wife cut off both ends...[:-boggled]

Les


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 06/26/2011 4:55:02 PM
Message:

quote:
Wife cut off both ends...

Not to you, perchance...


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 06/26/2011 6:09:53 PM
Message:

Frederic...
Nah...she drives it too...but I am more careful when she is handling sharp objects.

Les


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 06/26/2011 6:21:55 PM
Message:

Les,
Nice ride!

I broke my slump and started building today, nothing fancy I went after a simple kit that I knew I could finsh quickly.

I am building Banta's Ridgeway Yard Buildings. There are seven buildings in the kit and they will be used as background structures. I have four built now (less the roofs) and have started painting. Five of the kits will end up being used at the US Army fuel dump for the Alaska Highway section of the layout.

I also pulled out Paul (Shamus) Templers logging camp I purchased from him. A couple of the sturtures went in for Restoration work and will end up Barracks for the fuel dump.

LArry


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 06/26/2011 6:40:00 PM
Message:

Larry. The wife and I will be at the convention from Wed thru Sat morning. Looking foward to meeting you and others.
Les. NICE car. Anyone want to see a photo of my 98 Dodge van? I didn't think so.
Mark. Good to see you back, hope to see you motivated soon.

Roland+


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 06/26/2011 8:30:52 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

Knife blade 1 - finger 0.




Only 1-0? You are doing well. I do hate it though when you wonder why the piece you are working is slowly getting stained red only to realize that you sliced a finger. [:-bigeyes]

I'll be going to the narrow gauge convention, will be there from Monday to Sunday. WE
e will be spending the day at the Cass Scenic Railroad on Sunday.

As for the convention room, I need to start my version of Brett's tractor works, only got 2 months to build it, nothing like a bit of pressure, so look for a thread starting soon.

No modeling this weekend, but a lot of cleaning up got done, so I now have a neat workbench to model on. Bet you it won't stay that way for more than a couple of evenings.

Larry glad to hear the slump is over, now we just need to see pictures.

Les, nice ride.

Mark, glad to see you are back online.

Have a great day everyone.



Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/26/2011 8:47:47 PM
Message:

Wow Les kick *** ride, ain't gonna let this see to the boys of my team, they think "banger". Got a hemi init??


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 06/27/2011 12:58:49 AM
Message:

Good morning all! Coffee and croissants ready.

Les, you drive in better style than our elderly 97 Renault van... taking the thing to have its yearly inspection, hoping they'll be gentle ;o) Brought us safely to and from France though.. and there's standing headroom and accomodation for the missus and I plus our calf sized dog...

Have a great day all!!


Reply author: MinerFortyNiner
Replied on: 06/27/2011 01:01:26 AM
Message:

Nice ride, Les...you will probably be spending less time on the layout...

I assume your wife is better at driving than taking pictures! ;o)


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 06/27/2011 01:12:45 AM
Message:

Hi all,

Attended the Waushakum Live Steamers Van Brocklin meet today and it was a lot of fun.

I'll be posting pics up in the photo forum, but here's a few..

Arthur










Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 06/27/2011 06:00:50 AM
Message:

Thanks for the pictures Art...pretty neat stuff.......
Les - You gonna put the Tsunami Goose decoder in it -
with the a-ooo-gah horn? ;-) Nice ride......
Back in Brooklyn til the long weekend.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 06/27/2011 07:25:10 AM
Message:

Morning All, coffe and some coffee cake are on.

Hey Les, stop by some time and let me see her up close.[:-eyebrows]

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 06/27/2011 08:01:17 AM
Message:

Good Morning all,
Well thanks on the nice comments on the ride, it is indeed nice..it has a HUD (heads up display) and is fun to drive. The Ugha horn works well, I can barely fit a Tsunami decoder in the trunk...

I got into the basement some last night, I spent part of the evening finding my workbench and the rest filling scratches and dents in the railcar.

Les


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 06/27/2011 10:06:53 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... coffee is on ...

Les, very nice set of wheels, the color is very nice to. Perhaps I`ll paint the speeder that color

Arthur,
Great pictures of the steam up. I would think those locos are very heavy.

Had a great weekend camping. Caught 7 walleye.

Have a great day ......


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 06/27/2011 10:18:53 AM
Message:

Good afternoon... fired up the big espresso machine, so a fresh espresso coffee on demand is available.

Car surprisingly passed inspection, so breathing a little easier now ;o) And I have sneaked out to the train shed a couple of times, to blend in Dave's Corner a little more... sun is shining, dog dazing on the lawn, wife singing quietly in the garden... a good day!

Enjoy the day all!!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/27/2011 4:01:50 PM
Message:

Evening all, hot and stuffy day here with temps over 30C, now at 10pm it's still 27 C...nice to sit outside and doin the wire frames for some trees. Join me for a cold brew....

Have a great evening / night!!


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 06/27/2011 4:12:28 PM
Message:

Good evening, Martin. The day has been quite hot here too, but they forecast a nice drop of temps for tomorrow.
I'll share a glass of red wine while you have your cold brew.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/27/2011 5:31:30 PM
Message:

Nice nite to have a drink and enjoy the weather, got a PTB-100 programtrack booster ordered and shipped, hopefully it doesn't take to long from the USA to here. Shipment of Polak scenic materials on the way to, give you guys an update on these later...lotta stuff ordered lately hope all goes well with a moneytransfer to Dave so he can ship me 10 0n30IMA kits, first time I'll build kits but I liked the so much seeing Bills stuff that I wanted to have some running around my layout...

enjoy the weather and have a nice night!


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 06/28/2011 05:54:45 AM
Message:

Morning All, coffee and tea kettle are on , breakfast is up to the next one in.

I have just about caught up on the goings on and I am now continplating the direction I want to go in.

Computer wise I still have to figure out whether to get a new camera or keep my old one. I can't post any pictures til that has been decided. Any suggestions on cheap easy to use cameras?

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 06/28/2011 05:55:22 AM
Message:

Well - it's only 5:50 am here....muggy already!
Gimme one of them beers!


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 06/28/2011 08:03:53 AM
Message:

Mark,

Just don't ask Geezer about a cheap camera, he went all out with bells and whistles when he got his.

I'm packaging up the kits to send to Martin and it'll be nice to have some of the On30IMA stuff on his layout, on the other side of the pond.

Geezer really is ambitious when he starts tearing out and rebuilding his layout. I can't even find time to start mine.

Have a nice day all.


Reply author: quarryman
Replied on: 06/28/2011 10:13:45 AM
Message:

Good morning-

Lots going on here this morning ... electrician rewiring a circuit in the kitchen, service tech outside figuring out what is wrong with my emergency generator. Early prognosis is a blown fuse in the recharger circuit.

Since I am stuck here I have been reviewing old photos on my computer, and I came across a group of photos I took of Les Davis' locomotives.







I could appreciate the quality of Les' work then, but now that I am doing some detail and finish work on a loco myself, I look at these photos and am amazed [:-hypnotized]

BTW, the layout photo above is on Tom Sullivan's previous Gauley River. Hope all is well with him ... have not heard anything from him in awhile.

Mark Chase
Richmond VA


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/28/2011 12:30:21 PM
Message:

and im back, we had quite a thunderstorm whitch blew the power for a bit. luckly not long enough for stuff to go off in the fridge and freezers.

ive also found out i need to be in all day tomorrow, as my brothers bedroom window is being replaced, this has put dampers on my plans to go to a local model shop and pick up a few things. oh well.

burgers and chips (sorry fries) for dinner tonight too, stick around and help yourself


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/28/2011 4:40:27 PM
Message:

Evening all, waiting for that thunderstorm here Andy...been a hot day with temps. of almost 35C...same thing as yesterday doin some wireframe tree projects outside.
Mailman been friendly to me too today, brought me a box with a lot of Polak scenic material...love their coloring! Post pictures later ..
Until then grab a beer a wine or something else cold and enjoy the evening..


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/28/2011 4:43:07 PM
Message:

Btw forgot to menrion, these locomotives look great great job Les, as does Sully's layout, wish he posted more progress pictures!


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 06/28/2011 4:47:21 PM
Message:

Good evening everyone
The day has been much more pleasant here, about 15°C less than yesterday and a pleasant coolness.
Worked on the new piece of furniture for the living-room (it's 1:1) and installed a new lighting system above my modelling work area in the study, with three bright lights instead of one long armed lamp. More lumens and more space. I just have to make a cover to avoid having the light direct in the eyes.
Have a fine evening / afternoon all.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 06/28/2011 5:44:06 PM
Message:

Mark
Thanks for posting those pictures, that was a great day, in some cases I hadnt seen the engines run before that much. Great photos.

Les


Reply author: MinerFortyNiner
Replied on: 06/28/2011 5:52:52 PM
Message:

Mark, thanks for sharing the photos of Les' work...they are amazing. I wish I could have been there!

It is 115 degrees in Phoenix today, the car is in the shop with a bad battery, so I rode home on the motorcycle...HOT! The battery is one of those golden '3-year' Die Hards from Sears. The heat out here is brutal on batteries, it may have cashed in early! What was I thinking modeling the desert, if I had pine trees on the layout maybe it would feel cooler!


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 06/28/2011 6:52:41 PM
Message:

Mark,

Thanks too, for posting those pictures.

I keep forgetting how fantastic Les's locomotives are!

Les, we need you to get back to your layout to inspire the rest of us.

Arthur


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 06/28/2011 7:11:09 PM
Message:

Arthur, et al,
Yeah I need to get busy, and not work busy either. I am trying though and will post some stuff of what I am working on this weekend.

Les


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 06/28/2011 8:19:40 PM
Message:

Mark,
Thanks for posting the pictures it was a fun day at Sully's and great to see everyones fine models. I too hope Tom S is doing well.
Larry


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 06/29/2011 09:54:38 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... coffee is on ...

The long week end is coming up. It will be mostly socializing with friends here at the lake.

We leave a week from today for our speeder excursions in Saskatchewan. I am gathering my tools and spare parts. Small tool box to carry in the speeder and a larger one for the truck.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 06/29/2011 12:18:28 PM
Message:

Tom - Dont forget the camera!!!
You won't need the tools....everything will be fine!
Thanks for coffee.....I will spend the weekend at
My lake as well.....Hafta install two new doors then
chase the crappies around for a bit....Will work on
the logging camp as well.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 06/29/2011 12:19:22 PM
Message:

Tom - Dont forget the camera!!!
You won't need the tools....everything will be fine!
Thanks for coffee.....I will spend the weekend at
My lake as well.....Hafta install two new doors then
chase the crappies around for a bit....Will work on
the logging camp as well.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 06/29/2011 12:44:25 PM
Message:

Afternoon All, yes Tom take lots of pictures and have a great time doing it.

Well, still trying to work out the camera to computer blues, the card foesn't fit the multi media port and the computer doesn't have a serial port. So I have to figure out another way to load the pictures.

Everyone have a greeat day.

Mark


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 06/29/2011 12:55:07 PM
Message:

You can buy a Nikon Cool Pix for less than $200. and two models less than $100.00.

I have an older model 5200 that works great for me. I wont get the quality others do but it works for me.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/29/2011 1:59:07 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by BBLmber

Afternoon All, yes Tom take lots of pictures and have a great time doing it.

Well, still trying to work out the camera to computer blues, the card foesn't fit the multi media port and the computer doesn't have a serial port. So I have to figure out another way to load the pictures.

Everyone have a greeat day.

Mark



Mark, did you think about something like this http://www.svideo.com/7cardreader.html very cheap devices they sell in almost any shop, reads almost any cardformat...


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 06/29/2011 3:21:07 PM
Message:

Good Afternoon all,
I got some more work down in the RR room lastnight, working on the Rail car that I am not to a point of showing off yet. So just imagine a chopped and sectioned 1930s+ sedan, lengthend and put on rails...I guess that would be like a limo extention in todays speak.

Tom we are expecting a whole thread of pictures.

Mark your camera should have a USB cable to interface with computer, the computer uses a TWAIN interface/protocal to open up the camera, its media disk so you can download images. While you can pull the media disk out you really don't want to do it. The computer would see the media disk like a thumbdrive, and when inserted it should ask you what you want to do.

Guys I am following along, just way to much work stuff to do even in the evenings to get alot of time working on modeling.

Les


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/29/2011 3:31:06 PM
Message:

So Mark needs this one http://www.dcables.net/Olympus_Camedia_D-360L_USB_Cable_23525.aspx


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 06/29/2011 4:54:25 PM
Message:

Thanks All for the info, Yes Martin that is t5h3e cable I need. I'll have to get one ordered as soon as possible so I can get back to posting some progress photos for the engine facilities build.

Everyone grab a cold one on me.

Mark


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/29/2011 4:58:47 PM
Message:

I'll grab one on you, thanks


Reply author: quarryman
Replied on: 06/29/2011 6:27:16 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by BBLmber



Everyone grab a cold one on me.

Mark



Coronas on sale at Rite-Aid pharmacy ... just what the Doctor ordered.

Mark Chase
Richmond VA


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 06/29/2011 8:26:43 PM
Message:

Mark....lost of good suggestions there.....
I bought a Samsung 4G Infuse camera....I have been using it
to take pictures lately.....You can see the quality on my thread.....
I admit, it wont take the place of the cannon EOS & macro, but I dont
have 1200$ invested in the phone either.....JMO.....Bill


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 06/29/2011 8:53:17 PM
Message:

Good evening everyone,

Been working on the building for the CHEO hospital raffle layout build. Plan to work some more on it tonight.

Mark, I'll join you in having a cold one.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 06/30/2011 05:22:55 AM
Message:

les, my mouth is watering at the idea of that railcar :D
as creepy as that sounds.

morning all, tea coffee and some nice bacon rolls (fat removed) help yourself

club evening last night, a fellow member purchased a layout last week and brought it in today, neat little HO layout for £200, bargin, luckly thats another layout to bring to our show next year so that takes some pressure off. i also came away if a few handfuls of stock people want sold on ebay. few tank cars and some hoppers.

it also seam quite a few where just as pleased with useing tile grout as i was, i ahve a feeling that may well have started a trend within the club :D

today i want to carry on with my backboards, my father is working right next to a very good builders yard where they have good timber (not the plastic wraped warped as soon as you open it stuff from DIY chains) as well as a desent off cuts bin. so i need to go the bank today so i can get some money out to pay him back for some 2x1 i need for my backboard supports.

hope every one has a good day


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 06/30/2011 07:48:44 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Andy

Les, like Andy I can't wait to see pictures of the "beast"

Three day weekend coming up and I'm looking forward to the extra day off. Have a meeting tonight but after that it will back to the workbench.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 06/30/2011 10:13:32 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and bacon rolls Andy. Getting ready for the long weekend, the wife and siss in law are headed to the beach and I'm going to stay home and dog set.

Les, it's always a joy to see what creations you come up with, great inspiration. I mite just work on a short project this weekend.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 06/30/2011 11:10:25 AM
Message:

Morning all, it's been a while.

I think I have figured out what is troubling me with the hobby, and I'm not sure why it bothers me so much.

I belong to a number of Yahoo groups, and one in particular has members who will post questions asking things like "does anyone have an accurate count of how many board feet of lumber was cut daily by the Jones Lumber Company between 1PM and 5PM on Fridays during May of 1926?" I don't get it. Who cares? The worst part is, somebody else will actually know the answer. The purpose of gathering this info is to put this stuff in a future book so we can all be advised of "real" logging info. to support our modelling. How anal can you get?

I think I am going to just keep the Forum as my only RR discussion hobby link, and get rid of Yahoo. The problem is I own 2 of the Yahoo lists. I'll have to sort that out.

You guys are always great! Thanks for letting me rant. I feel better now. Off to build my outhouse. I think this is the last week to submit pics and I have been very busy with the docs lately.

Rick


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 06/30/2011 4:50:09 PM
Message:

Good Afternoon All,
I am looking forward to the weekend, where maybe I can get some modeling time, and not be out in my new ride.

I have teasing you all about the next project. Well I don't have pics of the project but this is what I am attempting to build.









So where am I at now I have built the extension, used the back of the car for the back. I will be opening windows and making doors. Still lots of things to work out. The diecast car is almost a dead ringer for this and when sitting on the drawings it matches up very well.

Les


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 06/30/2011 5:27:55 PM
Message:

Les,

She is going to be a beauty ......


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 06/30/2011 6:05:17 PM
Message:

Wow, great project!!


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 07/01/2011 01:20:08 AM
Message:

Good morning all!! Strong coffee and warm rolls to get the spirits going!!

Rick, I understand your thoughs well... there are all degrees of merdness in this hobby. And the On30 gang here is a joy to be with. The british modeler Chris Nevard descibes the "other side" as the anal bunch, and had got a lot of flak for that. I'm all for the variety as long as noone goes up on a high horse believing they have the one and only truth...

Les, that will be one beautiful vehicle!

I'm having another canadian visitor tomorrow, so will have to clean out the train shed as usual... can't really understand how it gets that messy so fast!

Have a great day all!!


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/01/2011 05:43:16 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and rolls Troels.

Rick I know what you mean, I don't wander over too Yahoo near as much as I used to.

Les, thats a great start we will be watching for progress pics.

Everyone have agreat day and a safe weekend.

Mark


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 07/01/2011 06:48:02 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
Troels, thanks for the coffee. It is going to get very hot here today, upper 90's F. Think I will stay in this afternoon and watch a movie. Well, I don't really need an excuse to do that.

Rick, I feel the same way. In fact, I unsubscrided from a couple of the yahoo On30 forums because I couldn't stand some of the posting.

Les, nice looking goose. Will look forward to your build.

I am pretty excited. Last nite I won a Model Tech Lombard Steam Log Hauler kit. They were used a lot in Wisconsin and I always wanted to build one for my layout. i was going to scratch build one from a nonworking Shay, but could find one that was reasonable priced. So I bought another shay a couple of months ago and was going to take it apart for the log hauler. now I won't have to do that. Hopefully the Log Hauler kit will get me back to modeling again. it has been a long dry spell since I have done anything.

Have a great day all.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/01/2011 07:19:15 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
Thanks for the encouragement, I try once in a while to pick a project that will push what I feel I can do.

Jim, I have had many starts and stops on a lombard project. There have been numerous drawings around too. I had a boiler from a HO engine that was almost dead on in size. I even found a "tracked" subject that would have worked too. I hope the model tech version works

Les


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/01/2011 08:46:11 AM
Message:

GM all.....
Les - that is one kool project!!! ;-)
Did you mention what you are going to use for power?
Heading up to the lake until tuesday, should get
lots of modeling & fishing in! Plan is to re-do the
log camp lead and get some buildings planted.....
All have a good day!


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 07/01/2011 09:37:57 AM
Message:

Good morning all ....... coffee is on ..

Happy Canada Day .. [:-party][:-party][:-party][:-party]

The Lombard should be another very interesting project.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/01/2011 10:11:21 AM
Message:

Bill,
I have a geared micromotor for it with a Grandt line drive, and a HO lead boogie, where I will replace the wheels with spoked ones. I will post the rear box work this weekend. This has not been a simple build, and will definitely include some bondo work.

Les


Reply author: dallas_m
Replied on: 07/01/2011 10:44:04 AM
Message:

Les --

Looks like you're off to a good start on that San Cristobel railcar ... will be fun to see this one come together.


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 07/01/2011 11:56:26 AM
Message:

Hello all,

Excellent Les! Another railtruck!

An excuse to dust off your wonderful thread.

Arthur


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/01/2011 12:56:07 PM
Message:

afternoon all

les nice truck so far, im looking forward to see progess on it.

ive been busy all day working on my backboards and doing house work, and i have myself a haircut (*buzz buzz*)

grandfathers 90th birthday on sunday, we're taking out for a meal that day too.

hope everyone has a nice evening


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/01/2011 11:02:22 PM
Message:

Quiet in here tonight....must all be gearing up for the celebration.
Not much celebrating here, but I am sure there will be plenty of fireworks
from across the lake. He spends money on fireworks....I spend it on trains
(& good scotch!)
I got the plaster cloth down that will cover the voids in the plywood at]
the logging camp. Also got rid of the non-dcc turnout that was causing problems,
and got the track laid to the engine shed. Tomorrow, paint & get down some ground cover.
Everyone have a safe holiday!!! If you use fireworks, please remember to wear
safety classes....sight is a precious thing....you dont know how much, until you lose it!


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/02/2011 06:15:06 AM
Message:

Morning All, coffee and tea kettle are on and pancakes sausage, egs, and buter and syrup are ready.

I saw a couple of postings by Nathan and he said he was into more modern modeling, but really liked the backwoodsy feeling of On30. Well Nathan there are people that have used S gauge models to make modeern locos and steel framed freight cars, so jump right in to the dark side and enjoy. You can build lots of different things and lots of fun.

Everyone have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

Mark


Reply author: Philip
Replied on: 07/02/2011 08:35:32 AM
Message:

EXTRA EXTRA!! READ ALL ABOUT IT! [:-magnify]

http://www.sierrawestscalemodels.com/vanforum/

Looks like Karl And geeze slipped in.

Disclaimer: No, I'm not in cahoots with SWSM.


Philip


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 07/02/2011 09:59:32 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... Mark, thanks for the coffee ..

Placed some decals, 4" h letters and numbers on the 1:1 speeder. Much easier than "0" scale. The GPS is installed Now to find a home for a cooler, tool box, spare gallon of gas, and rain suits.

Have a great day ...


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 07/02/2011 10:45:26 AM
Message:

Hey, the limey railbaron has finally got a modelling urge! [:-angel]
Postie brought me a parcel this morning,so I pushed wifey away from the ironing board and built these..........

They're just clipped together for the mo, until I find some color piccies of ye old wild west buildings.

The buildings were supplied by http://www.sarissa-precision.co.uk/ who build for the War gamers. The figure by the left hand building is 1/48 scale, so you can see that they are slightly underscale, although strategic placement of figures will alleviate this.
More pictures to come when I get round to painting them.
PS Cancer recovery going well - too well in fact - SWMBO has got me clearing the backlog of honey dos. Good job most of them are in the backyard - sun has been kind to usens oop ere in west yorksheere!
Regards
David(UK)

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Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/02/2011 10:52:28 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, thanks for coffe Mark, and good to hear about your recovery David. Mailman was kind to me to and brought me the ptb-100 booster so now I can program my tsunami equiped loco's (if I find out how and what to...). Been a busy day with a normal few hours of regular work, man do I think sometimes about being a wage slave again!!
Now it's weekend for me and I think I'll work a couple of hours on the RR. Cold ones in the fridge help yourself...

have a great day..


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 07/02/2011 11:10:06 AM
Message:

Hey David....Glad to hear your recoupe efforts are going well! Keep up the good work....


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/02/2011 12:45:44 PM
Message:

David, glad to hear recovery is going well. Nice to see some building coming from your corner of the world also.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/02/2011 1:28:16 PM
Message:

Hi all, got a serious question. Gonna start up painting and lettering my roster but how is it in the USA. Where do they start with numbers on the cars in what order?? Help me out please..


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 07/02/2011 1:43:33 PM
Message:

Thanks folks for your thoughts on my recovery.
Must admit, comments now coming from friends this side of the pond are more positive than the previous " My word, you do look ill! ".
Played around with the single story bar in the first pictures - those bat-wing doors were too low when a figure was placed along side. So I cut them out and re-glued them where they looked more pleasing to my eye and cut out the top-light. My that 2mm MDF is tough to cut with an Exacto blade!
Also swopped the flat roof for the ridged roof.
Wot u think?........

Yeah, I know there's signs of camera shake there!


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Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/02/2011 1:46:46 PM
Message:

Definitely like the roof better.
Shake......that's why my camera has IS (image stabilization)


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 07/02/2011 1:47:28 PM
Message:

David,

Glad to hear from you again and that your recovery is going well. Let's hope it stays that way!

Those buildings look good and your adjustment makes it look better. I am definitely going to check that link out.

Arthur


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 07/02/2011 1:47:29 PM
Message:

Afternoon all!

Good to hear of recovery and see modeling again David!

Had some nice (non-forum) canadian and swedish visitors to the train shed today. I think there's one more canadian changing from HO to O when he returns ;o) And now my lovely daughter has arrived to celebrate her birthday tomorrow, so I guess there'll be little modeling done this weekend...

Have a great day and weekend all!!


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 07/02/2011 2:02:14 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by mabloodhound

Definitely like the roof better.
Shake......that's why my camera has IS (image stabilization)


So does mine...... if'n I remembers to put the right lens on![:-banghead]
Bit of photoshop fun......


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Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/02/2011 3:13:20 PM
Message:

david good to see you back and to hear you are recovering well.

and nice looking models, ive never thought about looking at wargamming suppliers, but i shall now on.

not a whole lot to report today, i started glueing some strip wood to make a frame on the smaller backboard to go infront of the fiddle yard, could only do so much with the number of clamps i have (yeah i know, never to meny clamps :D) made a table, and played about with brown A&I it keeps confusing me because it looks purple, then dries a nice brown, odd.

hoping to have the backboars temp screwed in place next weekend as i'll have a chance to get the layout on some legs and have a number of free hands to help me, then i can really get cracking on fixing stuff down.

hope everyone has a nice evening. i plan on having a shandy, not a big drinker but im sure theres something stronger int he fridge


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/03/2011 08:58:24 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Coffee is on and there is bacon, eggs and hash browns on the stove so help yourself.

Les, great looking railcar you have started there.

I see on the on30conspiracy group that there have been talking about a 1:48 scale Model T Ford ambulance that is produced by RPM out of Poland. Here is a picture of it. http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=MKR48001 I just ordered 3 of them, they have lots of potential.

I've been working in the kit for the raffle layout and had to go out yesterday to buy an HO scale truck to get some dimensions off it to figure out how high to build the loading dock. Lets just say that O scale trucks don't cut it.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/03/2011 10:42:56 AM
Message:

Ron
I got three trucks too, one is ready to be worked on ...maybe start on it today...something new for me...a kit.

What did you mean that O scale trucks don't cut it?

Les


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/03/2011 10:46:51 AM
Message:

David,
Glad to see you posting and building again.

Les,
Cool rail car.

Had a big modeling day but I did not slow down to take pictures.

Finished the bench work for one 4 foot module and carved the foam up to the 12" height. Cut the foam for the second module.

Created the first support for an on30 snow shed and it is sitting in RTV with my ON18 tunnel supports. I will have molds to pour as many parts as I need and should save a bunch of construction time over cutting a bunch of complex angles.

Started a 16" bridge for the second module, it is only 2" high and will help the RR cross an inlet in the lake.

I want to keep working today so no pictures until tomorrow. I will be lurking as I build.

Larry







Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/03/2011 12:59:20 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by visman48



What did you mean that O scale trucks don't cut it?

Les



Well, I'm building a HO scale building


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 07/03/2011 4:44:03 PM
Message:

Hi Everyone
It is a pleasant 5 degrees C this morning in Ipswich. It is 6.30 am, please join me in a nice hot cup of coffee that I haver just brewed. I am now restricting myself to two cups of coffee per day (instead of my previous 4 or 5) and am on a diet (with a dietitian and doctor) to lose weight. I am happy to say I have lost 7 kg in the last 6 weeks although this last week has been disappointing as my weight has remained about the same. It is no wonder that people fall off the diet bandwagon and resume their old habits. Anyway, enough of that subject. [:-angel]

Raymond and I continued the construction of our layout, Silkwood Depot, in our shed. We tested an MMI K-36 and a K-37 on the new section which is only about two feet long but allows the main line to curve away from the station/depot we have previously constructed. We have set our main line curve at 36 inches yet we had considerable problems with front and rear pony trucks riding up over the outer rail and derailing while the K-37 when going for ward around the curve, the lead drivers would jump the track. We have made all the usual checks with an NMRA Gauge. [:-banghead]

If anyone else on this Forum has the On30 versions of any of the MMI locos and have issues they have had to resolve with their operation could they e-mail me off list at - curator49@hotmail.com

We know some of the causes but others are a mystery so we may be able to help each other.

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 07/03/2011 6:02:32 PM
Message:

Here is a video of railroad speeders, rail and landscape that may interest you. There is an interesting curved turnout around the 5:30 min. mark.

http://www.youtube.com/user/nbsrfan#p/a/u/0/0ZUAp-_N_JY


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/04/2011 07:25:48 AM
Message:

Morning All, coffee and tea kettlew are on and fruit aand yogurt are on the counter.

HAPPY FOURHT OF JULY!!!!!![:-jester][:-jump][:-jump2][:-jumprefect][:-party]

Tom, thanks for the video, hope you are have fun with your motor car.

Everyone have a safe and happy Fourth.[:-party]

Maark


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/04/2011 08:29:25 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and Happy 4th of July to my American Friends,

Thanks for the coffee Mark.

David, glad to hear you are doing better and it's even better to see that you are modeling again. Those building look like they have a lot of potential.

Tom, great speeder video.

Worked on the general store last night, posted some progress pictures on the thread I have on the build.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 07/04/2011 09:40:59 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee ....

Happy 4th of July celebrations.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/04/2011 09:53:06 AM
Message:

Thanks for the coffee Mark,

Happy 4th of July!

Tom,
Neat Speeded video!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/04/2011 10:01:55 AM
Message:

Mornin all....Happy 4th O' July!! Be safe!!!
Thanks for coffee...much needed - just got back from
relieving the lake of 10 nice crappies, avg 14"....
all fileted and headin to the freezer for this winter!
Tom - I will check out the video after coffee.....
More rock work scheduled for the WL&M Co. today....
maybe some pictures later.....


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 07/04/2011 10:02:35 AM
Message:

The first speeder it the video the "Canadian National", M-19 was the one I got a ride on last fall in New Brunswick.


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 07/04/2011 10:46:42 AM
Message:

Hello all,

Tom- that is a nice speeder.

Happy 4th of July, everyone!

Arthur


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 07/04/2011 11:17:38 AM
Message:

Happy 4th of July to our American friends!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/04/2011 11:33:35 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, let's start with a happy 4th of July to our US friends. Not much to report today another hard labour day for me and man red cedar smells!! Think I make it an easy week...

have a great day..


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/04/2011 11:56:00 AM
Message:

Kool video Tom.......I would like to ride one....
only chance I ever had to get in one was one
midnight shift, rainning like hell....ducked inside
for a smoke.....


Reply author: Jerry M
Replied on: 07/04/2011 2:33:42 PM
Message:

Hey all I'm still around just been on some extended rv trips enjoying Oregon and the river rafting and fishing. Home for about six days now before our next trip so wanted to say HEY!! Hope your all well and enjoying your summer.
I have been working on my rr whenever I'm home for a few days and been making progress on the backdrops and finished my four foot lift out bridge that now connects my new 30"x 10ft. section to the rest of the layout. Happy to report it works Great! Was a bit of a challenge but worth it, only need to weather and rust it so it looks like an Oregon bridge and letter it for my RR.
Heading down to the Crater Lake area for a couple of weeks and am going to visit the Medford RR Park, never been there but have heard it's pretty nice, I think one of our members on here is from that area.
Well, keep RR'n and having fun........later Jerry



Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/04/2011 2:45:55 PM
Message:

Hey Jerry good to read you!

Here are the first parts from my latest mold. I need tons of these for my Modules.



Larry


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/04/2011 5:31:13 PM
Message:

Happy 4th all,
Tom...who would have thought several years ago that you would be out in a speeder...it warms my heart friend.

Today we need to remember our troops, and the independence the fought for and still fight for...

Today I spent most of the afternoon working on the logbronc (getting ready to make a casting), starting the 1917 Ambulance...gawd the small parts...and the railcar. To muggy to be out even in the new ride.

Be safe ALL...

Les


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 07/04/2011 6:10:54 PM
Message:

Tom. Thanks for the vidio. I really enjoyed it.

Roland


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/04/2011 7:08:54 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

Hey Jerry good to read you!

Here are the first parts from my latest mold. I need tons of these for my Modules.



Larry



Larry what are those funny white squares


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/04/2011 7:15:30 PM
Message:

Martin,
The wire squares are hiding my work bench area 51, a top secret project. I did not want to let the cat out of the bag.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/04/2011 7:18:29 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

Martin,
The wire squares are hiding my work bench area 51, a top secret project. I did not want to let the cat out of the bag.



Now I'm curious...well I'll see someday!


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/05/2011 07:28:01 AM
Message:

afternoon all.

quite a sad ending to yesterday, two small planes hit each other mid flight here in shoreham, one managed to get to some open feilds before crashing, killing the pilot, the other made it back to shoreham airport, this has shocked the whole town and there was a couple of lucky near misses with parts of the airplans landing on the beech.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/05/2011 09:35:56 AM
Message:

Well, secret projects now????
What's next, pull a critter out of a hat?

I've been busy packing up On30IMA kits, some for Holland and some for New Zealand and even some stateside.

Had a very quiet holiday and not much on tap for today.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 07/05/2011 10:02:46 AM
Message:

Having a little break from the easel... downside of acrylics is the short drying breaks ;o)

Sad to hear of the accident Andy...
Nice castings Larry!

I will make some photoshop signs for the bucycle store before resuming painting.

Have a great day all!


Reply author: kewlbrew
Replied on: 07/05/2011 12:07:30 PM
Message:

Morning all !

Busy module weekend - dirt, grass, roads, buildings, and sawdust flying everywhere. I'm down to running through the checklists, doing some preliminary packing, and other misc stuff before heading off to the National Train Show tomorrow. Also, I've heard that there will be an On30 social gathering next Friday evening after NTS closes for the day.

I'm certain that there'll be plenty of photos and video clips taken.


Reply author: jcoop
Replied on: 07/05/2011 7:02:39 PM
Message:

John, I am with you on stuff flying everywhere. Too many last minute projects. Going to start packing tonight, get up early. On top of everything else I am helping a friend with his open house in the morning before I head down to the convention center.

See you there.

John C.


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 07/06/2011 1:15:26 PM
Message:

Good evening all !

It's been a while since I last visited the lounge, my father-in-law was very ill and we spent most of our time tending to his needs.
He passed away Monday the 4th of July, on his (and my) birthday in the good age of 83 years.

Coming Monday we'll take a short brake and will spend a couple of nights in Scheveningen, a seaside place with theaters/casino, and a lot of restaurants, but also the old harbour and fishing district so we can take out pick depending on the mood :-)

One place we'll visit for sure is the 'Mesdag Panorama', a 360° painting of Scheveningen from 1860 or thereabouts : http://www.panorama-mesdag.com/

After that we'll be returning to normal life and even a wee bit of modelling...

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 07/06/2011 1:30:53 PM
Message:

The link in English: http://www.panorama-mesdag.com/#pagina=920

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 07/06/2011 3:45:28 PM
Message:

Just opened a parcel the postie left for me......
a Ford T Ambulance by RPM, not sure if it's been mentioned on here. Got mine from here......
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230627929739#ht_500wt_922
Looks a fiddly thing to build - where's me magnifier?
Seems right for some kit bashing!


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 07/06/2011 3:51:27 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Leo Starrenburg

The link in English: http://www.panorama-mesdag.com/#pagina=920

cheers, Leo.
What a fascinating piece of art.
Loved the discarded clog on the upper dunes

[:-basketball]


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/06/2011 6:22:08 PM
Message:

Leo- thanks for sharing that!!!
What a trip!!! Very interesting and informative I might add.....
Hello again david! Good to see you about again!!! ;-)


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/06/2011 7:25:27 PM
Message:

Hey Leo, my condolences with the loss of your father in law, hope you enjoy the short break by the sea!!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/06/2011 8:02:52 PM
Message:

Leo - Sorry to hear of your loss my friend.....God bless......


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/06/2011 8:44:05 PM
Message:

Leo,

My condolences to you and you family with the loss of your father-in-law


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/06/2011 8:49:44 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by David Butler

Just opened a parcel the postie left for me......
a Ford T Ambulance by RPM, not sure if it's been mentioned on here. Got mine from here......
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230627929739#ht_500wt_922
Looks a fiddly thing to build - where's me magnifier?
Seems right for some kit bashing!



David, I just ordered 3 of them from Squadron in the States who I believe are the North American distributors for this kit. (but I could be wrong). Can't wait to get them as hey look to have lots of kitbashing potential.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/08/2011 05:38:35 AM
Message:

Morning all, coffee, tea and breakfast / lunch ready help yourself. After a few quit hectic weeks with days of 14 hours and working 6 days a week I think I'll take this weekend to do some of my own stuff.
Started on a trackplan for the other 11x16 room, this time not with fancy oak legs but I try to integrate some cupboards underneat. Got a rerious lack of storage space. Been thinking about a facia color to, first plan was a oak veneer fascia but now I think I'll give it a blackish/blue color so it integrates more with the watercolor's on front of the layout....

Have a great day all!!


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 07/08/2011 06:52:06 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
Martin, thanks for the coffe and breakfast.

I haven't posted much lately, but have been keeping up on your posts. Still no modeling here. Got the Airstream out last weekend and have been getting it cleaned up and checked over for our first camping trip of the season, this weekend. Will be leaving about noon today.

Dave and Ron, I too, bought a few kits from Squadron, for kit bashing. They seem to have a pretty good price. I haven't build any of the kits yet, so can't say how well they go together.

Hope you all have a good weekend.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/08/2011 08:40:55 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
Just a quick update, I have started to build one of the ambulances, its the newer looking one...I guess. Lots of little parts, so tweesers, visors, liquid and tube glue is importants. Picture directions and parts layout are necessary. But its a VERY detailed model. I will post a couple of pics this weekend.

I have also started on the logbronc as found at Camp18. I contacted my friend at Timberbeast and got pictures and drawings. This week I glued up some MDF for the base, and have wrapped the sides with stryene. I have more "base" work to do before molding it, and will use resin casting for the final models. The intent is to have a waterline model and a up on blocks model to show off the non-Hull like structure. This is a small model about 2"x 3.5". The waterline model will be "in the water" with logs.

Les


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/08/2011 10:15:31 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Martin.

Looking forward to seeing the completed model of the ambulance, I just received confirmation that mine have been shipped, now the waiting game begins.

Not much modeling by me but I have been making progress on the HO scale general store I'm building for the layout we are building that will be raffled off with the proceeds going to the local children's hospital. I also pulled Sierra West's tractor repair shed off the shelf to see how I am going to pre-stain the wood. The goal is to build it for the narrow gauge convention this year, nothing like a deadline to get one motivated, staining will start this weekend.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/08/2011 11:28:37 AM
Message:

Morning gents....glad to see some action!!! I will be following along....
I finished building the other 4 buildings for my logging camp...need to
attach the scratch built doors and probably make some kind of "swing up"
windows for veltilation. The roof areas will be varied...all will be weathered
to match the previous bunk houses & engine shed. I hope all the rock
work will be dry when I get back to the layout next weekend,
Hot & humid here in NY....All stay safe & have a good day!!! Happy Friday!!!
(for those still employed) ;-)


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/08/2011 8:32:26 PM
Message:

Evening All,
Good to see people working away at modeling. I wanted to share with you what I am working on. Besides the railtruck/car I am also building one of the ambulances...probably not going to look like one. I am also going to share with you another project I have been wanting to do but only now starting on.

The ambulance...


And the log bronc...







The plan for the log bronc is to build it in moldable sections, its a fairly simple structure to build, the underwater part will be most interesting. The boat itself will be made using the castings.

Les


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/08/2011 8:35:58 PM
Message:

Evening All,
Good to see people working away at modeling. I wanted to share with you what I am working on. Besides the railtruck/car I am also building one of the ambulances...probably not going to look like one. I am also going to share with you another project I have been wanting to do but only now starting on.

The ambulance...


And the log bronc...







The plan for the log bronc is to build it in moldable sections, its a fairly simple structure to build, the underwater part will be most interesting. The boat itself will be made using the castings.

BTW I would like to thank a long time Friend Bill Roy of Timberbeast fame for the drawings and help with this project. I had remembered the bronc and drawings, contacted him and he sent them out right away.



Les


Reply author: dallas_m
Replied on: 07/08/2011 9:09:08 PM
Message:

Gee ... can't believe there's no chatter about the new Bachmann announcements yet ... must be a firewall on this corner of the internet preventing the info to get thru! [:-hot]

(They announced a 14T Heisler and a log skidder for new releases -- just so y'all know I ain't trollin' -- saw pictures posted in the On30conspiracy yahoo group, but they're not mine to repost -- sure others will appear before long) [:-disguise]


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/08/2011 9:21:21 PM
Message:

Darn, Dallas! I was so busy sending you e-mails that I just now finished reading the On30 Conspiracy and came over here to scoop the crew.

Lost out on being #1 but I'll add a little more info.
"It is a 14 Ton 2 trucks Stearns-Heisler. Mfg price is $419 for the DCC version. There is no sound or non DCC version. You can buy a 16-Bit Tsunami Plug and play sound module as an accessory at $119 (the speaker is already inside the Heisler)."

Won't be available until late November (not sure which year though)

Looks real nice!


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/08/2011 9:24:08 PM
Message:

Dallas,
Thanks...Wahooooooooooooo maybe not the one I wanted...Heisler wise, but it will do. Guess Uncle Wiggley will get my order for 2. Off to email him and get my order in.

Les


Reply author: dallas_m
Replied on: 07/08/2011 9:47:33 PM
Message:

PS -- The upcoming Heisler looks like this prototype:

http://www.gearedsteam.com/heisler/images/a_w_stevens_lbr_1-sn1007.jpg

Cute!


Reply author: MinerFortyNiner
Replied on: 07/09/2011 01:49:39 AM
Message:

Very cool...I could probably find use for one! ;o)


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 07/09/2011 05:06:36 AM
Message:

This is some great news, that have been awaited by many On30ers.

Good morning, by the way. There's some coffee and croissants on the counter for everybody to enjoy.
Weather is sunny again here near the ocean, after a rainy yesterday that will certainly not have solved the problems due to the lack of rains these last six months...

Have a great day, all.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 07/09/2011 05:33:20 AM
Message:

Good morning all, and thanks for coffee and croissants Frédéric!
As usual alternating work at the easel with nice little breaks... just made a sign for the new grocery store.
Summer outside here too, so I'd better end the day early in the studio, to get a little sun.

Have a great day and weekend all!


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/09/2011 08:43:24 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffeeand croissants Frederick, how about some sausage and fruit and jam to go with them.

Great news on the Heisler, I'll be saving my cash for the arrival.

Not much modeling, but have been planning what I need to get going.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 07/09/2011 09:48:57 AM
Message:

Good morning,

I'll take some of that croissant and coffee even though I haven't served anything in here in a long time.

That Heisler looks wonderful, but has any improvements been made in the cheap plastic drive system? The one on my Climax has just broke.

Arthur


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/09/2011 12:08:07 PM
Message:

The only "living" Bachmann units have are 1 2-6-6-2 articulated,
1 T boiler shay, 1 un-molested connie, 4 4-4-0 Americans...all
the 8 or 9 others are "non-working"....mainly gear problems. I
don't think I am ready for another shelf orphan......JMO
Have a good day....BTW, tks Dallas for the scoop! ;-)


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/09/2011 1:05:39 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Geezer

The only "living" Bachmann units have are 1 2-6-6-2 articulated,
1 T boiler shay, 1 un-molested connie, 4 4-4-0 Americans...all
the 8 or 9 others are "non-working"....mainly gear problems. I
don't think I am ready for another shelf orphan......JMO
Have a good day....BTW, tks Dallas for the scoop! ;-)



The porters are working still I hope?

Dallas, thanks for the scope. I think that Bachmann they are getting close to the used brass price range. Well at least they will sell on ebay for under 1/2 that amount if I wait a year.

Les, more truck pictures please.

I have spent the day carving foam and casting mine tunnel supports. Much to do by September.

Larry


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/09/2011 1:14:39 PM
Message:

Sry Larry, I forgot....Yeah the two lil tuff guys are still up n' at it!!! ;-)


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/09/2011 1:25:54 PM
Message:

Afternoon all, like this heisler...been working on my background today, new plates on the ceiling almost closed up the roofwindow or how do you call it..just some more on the wall and hidding corners and a new paintjob and......

have a nice day


Reply author: Philip
Replied on: 07/09/2011 1:57:59 PM
Message:

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/2011_NMRA.pdf

check it out. Also a 2 spool donkey pack.


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 07/09/2011 2:08:06 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Philip

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/2011_NMRA.pdf

check it out. Also a 2 spool donkey pack.



I like the log-skidder.

Well the description for the Heisler says "heavy duty universals and drive shafts" so I hope that means they addressed that issue.

But like Larry, I think I will wait a year and then get on Ebay!

Arthur


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/09/2011 2:58:10 PM
Message:

evening all, sorry ive not been the best forum poster last couple days, lots to sort out with my trip to belgium as well as worreing about my passport interveiw, all went well, i think. i hope, well ive not been blindfolded, pushed into a black suv and sent somewhere by those gray planes we all see from time to time, so i guess it cant be all that bad.

out club hired the hall again today and we made good use of it, got my backboard fixed in place, ready t start fixing the buildings and tilegrouting around them, so i may well start that during the week, also weathered a heap of HO stock for a friend. busy busy busy


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/10/2011 07:21:42 AM
Message:

Good Morning!
Fresh Brooklyn bagels & cream sheese on the counter, along with fresh
thin sliced onion, capers and Scotish Salmon (lox). Bacon, sausage &
scrambled eggs w/green peppers/onions on the heaters. Coffee/tea and juice
available as well..... Of course, there is Geezer's world famous "slightly tangy"
jalapeno & rotel tomato yellow grits.
1:1 stuff today- give couple bushes a "haircut"
MRR stuff - work on installing doors & windows on the logging camp bui9ldings.
Al havea good day....stay out of trouble.....I'll be back......


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/10/2011 08:31:14 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and breakfast Geezer.

Just trying to stay cool here, not much modeling going on. I really like the looks of the proposed Bachman skidder, lots of bashing potential.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/10/2011 09:33:24 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Thanks for the coffee Geezer and breakfast Bill.

No modeling yesterday as I spent the day fishing with my Dad. Caught a couple of nice sized pike, some bass, that didn't make it to the freezer as they tasted great and some perch which did make it to the freezer.

Today we have the grandkids so won't be doing any modeling till tonight, if the grandkids don't tucker me out.

As for the new Bachmann Heisler, I for one am looking forward to the release as I've been waiting for one for a long time. I'm sure the actual street price will be well below the MSRP as it usually has been in the past. As for the "gear" problem, I'm sure Bachmann has it figured out by mow as they have had lots of time to solve it. In case you haven't realized it I'm an optimist.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/10/2011 10:30:39 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, slept in a bit can use some of that coffee Bill. Still working on the new background and valance (LED lights)....

have a great day...


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/10/2011 10:36:09 AM
Message:

Thanks for breakfast Bill!

It is so humid here you sweat just stepping outside.

Looking forward to a trip to Canada in few weeks to cool off.

Larry


Reply author: jcoop
Replied on: 07/10/2011 10:37:53 AM
Message:

Well last day of the Nalt. Train Show here in Sacramento Ca.

Been a fun filled two days so far, very long, but fun. Going in a little later today. Going to try and "Steal" the new Bachmann Heisler for a little to get some pics and maybe a video if possible.

Have a great day all.

John


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/10/2011 11:54:15 AM
Message:

Just booked a trip to The Cass Railroad to ride behind some shays, we also rented a caboose to sleep in.
Should be fun.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/10/2011 6:24:49 PM
Message:

Good Afternoon All,
Well on a whim today we decided to go to the Western Maryland Scenic RR for the day. Nice day for a great ride. We had great seats in the Air conditioned club car. Train goes from Cumberland to Frostburg and back, with a great view of turning the loco on the turntable.

Larry when are you going to Cass?

















The TT is motorized and the conductor operated it, I think he must have been a X carnival driver because he zoomed it around and it was off quickly, and then re-zoomed it to get it back in position again.

Les


Reply author: dallas_m
Replied on: 07/10/2011 8:07:28 PM
Message:

Les --

Thanks for the pix. Good example of subtle weathering effects on a relatively clean and well-kept loco ... have to get out there for another visit myself some time.


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 07/10/2011 8:10:59 PM
Message:

Thanks too, Les. I enjoyed the pictures. Always good to see a live operating steam engine- so magnificently alive!

Arthur


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/10/2011 8:17:30 PM
Message:

Guys
Thanks, thats my first time there...anybody notice the pilot? This is a coal burner, makes alot of smoke going up, and more brake squeeling going down. Limited vistas in summer, a fall trip would be great.

Les


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/10/2011 8:51:45 PM
Message:

Les, looks like a great day. I will be at Cass 7/28 -7/29. You going?


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/10/2011 9:03:03 PM
Message:

Larry
Nope, I am traveling then I think...chicago area..National Lab I think...need to do it again though.

Les


Reply author: kewlbrew
Replied on: 07/11/2011 04:37:21 AM
Message:

Good Evening/Morning All -

I'm still winding down from NTS. Bachmann has done a very nice job with the new porters. It seems like every detail was reworked... and they sound great. The new Heisler looks and sounds great also. It's about 3/4" shorter than the Shay. Also, there is no options pack with the loco (eg. alternate fuel load).

The Northern California Narrow Gaugers had their layout up and looking great. And then there was the monster...



This photo almost captures the whole layout. The guy in the red shirt is near the middle of the layout. The far corner is about 35 ft behind him.

It was big. It took 6 hrs to setup, 2 hrs to shake out bugs, ran for 24 show hours over 3 days, and disappeared in 3 hours. Kudos go to all the modelers who came together to make this a success. We received a continuous stream of compliments from the public, fellow model railroaders, members of the press, dealers, and manufacturers. For the 40 or so of us who brought it together, we just had lots of fun and built many new friendships.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/11/2011 08:03:40 AM
Message:

Good Morning Everyone,

Coffee is on so help yourself. No modeling last night as by the time we dropped the grand kids home and got everything done around the house, it was 10PM. Was tired so went to bed. Tonight I have a free evening so we shall see what gets done then.

Larry, you expect it to be cooler her in Canada? We are looking at low 40's today with the humididex. We plan to take a small detour on the way to the NNGC to ride the Cass railroad, our tickets are for September 4th.

Les looks like you had a great time and thanks for the pictures.

John, That is one serious sized layout you had at the train show. Must have been a thrill to be an engineer of a train traversing the layout.

Well that's all for now, have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/11/2011 09:34:40 AM
Message:

Thanks for pictures Les....
John...well deserved "Kudos" to all!!!
That is some kindalayout there....and
to make it all work, is phenominal!!


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 07/11/2011 11:48:41 AM
Message:

Morning gents....beautiful day at the beach today!
Been a while.....have been working hard on the Gauley River Rwy. (still no job, but several good prospects....VT, PA, TX and FL....darn this economy is tuff[:-crazy])
Looking forward to this weekend as I will be joining the James River On30 Modular group for a pre-set prior to the National in Hickory.
Saw the Bachmann announcement of their Heisler and donkey engine....definitely on my "must have" list!
I'll be spending some time today taking photos of my recent progress and posting them on my old Gauley River thread....(if I can still find it![:-eyebrows])
Nice to have some time to spend with my On30 buddies again....sully (proudly coming up on 9 months of sobriety!)


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/11/2011 12:58:51 PM
Message:

Afternoon All, Sandwiches and chips on the counter and stocked the fridge.

Sully, good to hear from you, hope things get better in the job department.

Les, thanks for the photos.

Larry, have fun up on the mountain in the caboose.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/11/2011 6:13:22 PM
Message:

Congrats on 9 Mos. Sully!!!
If you land a job in PA, I know a place that youand the family
are welcome to come visit......;-)
Hang in there....I am still not smoking....I stumbled
on 11/19/2010 (2 smokes) but have refrained since then.
When I hit the 1 year mark, I will try to put down the scotch bottle as well....
Mark - thanks for the samiches....I put some beerin the fridge as well.....

Just gettin too old....
Anyway, I got the rest of the logging camp assembled, doors made and built a
tunnel portal (need one more)....Need to make about15 "push-out" windows
for the camp buildings....get all that done so I can take it with me this weekend.'


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/11/2011 7:10:41 PM
Message:

Sully, good to read you! Hang in there it took me 15 months to find a job, then poof two offers at once.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/11/2011 7:36:39 PM
Message:

Sully
good to hear from you, we miss you and your RR. Proud of your sobriety bud, still hoping something will turn up too.

Les


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 07/11/2011 8:52:29 PM
Message:

Hang in there Sully and Geezer..

Sober here for 15 something years- lost track. I don't even think about it anymore.

Arthur


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/12/2011 05:30:47 AM
Message:

good to see you sully.
keep it up sully and bill, i havent smoked in 20 years, i am however 20 years old :P but i dont drink as much as i used to (mostly stick with shandys, or on a meal out i might have a pint or two of bitter) keep it up, feel better for it.

tea coffee and toast with a selection of jams, help yourself
sorry i have not been around much, sunday was a busy day for me and i spent most of yesterday out with a friend, ive got a silly appointment today at the jobcentre at 3:45 and i got my passport this morning, so i'll be booking my eurostar tickets later as well, so not much modeling, i need to work on a couple of my buildings too.

hope everyone has a nice day


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/12/2011 05:43:44 AM
Message:

Way to go Sully and Bill !! And hang in, stupid me started again after been of the smokes for 3.5 years [:-banghead]. On the other hand I never feel the urge to drink when I'm at home, sometimes a beer during modeling...

Andy thanks for breakfast, hope you enjoy Belgium..quit an adventure I guess for the first time off the island..

Hope to see a lotta progress pictures soon from you guys...

enjoy the day..


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 07/12/2011 05:49:07 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
Coffee is done and there is hot water for tea. Help yourself.

Sully, congradulations on 9 months. You, too, Geezer. Nice to see that you both are staying clean.

We had a nice, do nothing, camping trip last weekend. Have another one coming up this coming weekend, with a few things to fix up on the Airstream before we go. This one is with our local bike club. So there should be some nice bike rides Friday, Saturday and Sunday. finally it has cooled off here. Now you guys in the NE will be getting the heat. Saw an add yesterday while I was at the Vet Clinic, for a steam tractor show not to far from me, where they had a Phoenix (Lombard) steam tractor running. Unfortunately, the show was last weekend. Darn. I will have to see when and where the next one will be. Still waiting on my Lombard steam tractor model to show up. Soon I hope.

Hope you all have a great day.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/12/2011 06:55:13 AM
Message:

i shall martin, my friend lives in antwerp and i am satying with her, so i have a local tour guide for my visit. plus a few model shops around (but it seams the american only model railroad store is no longer :( )


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/12/2011 07:17:22 AM
Message:

Thanks all for the encouragement to keep going...I
know that I certainly do feel better, and can sleep
at night, instead of caughing all damn night!!!
Anyway, I have a question for you "grass installer"
guys: Do you dilute the glue or use full strength? I can understand
the part about "painting the glue" where you want the grass
to grow......Need some help here.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/12/2011 07:45:11 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and toast Andy.

Sully and Geezer, good luck keeping it up. I learned a long time ago working in a bar that it was more fun to have two drinks and start drinking soda, then you can watch the fun going on around you. As for smoking, after my first CHF i never picked up a cigar or my pipe again , been eleven years.

Everyone have a grwaat day.

Mark


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/12/2011 07:55:29 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Geezer


Anyway, I have a question for you "grass installer"
guys: Do you dilute the glue or use full strength? I can understand
the part about "painting the glue" where you want the grass
to grow......Need some help here.



I use both depends a bit on the place I wanted the grass to grow. On steep slopes I use PVAC straight out of the bottle, on flatter surfaces I do dilute the glue a bit, not to much and spray a fine mist of water/drop of soap over it.


Reply author: Bill Uffelman
Replied on: 07/12/2011 07:56:02 AM
Message:

Sully -- sitting here in hot steamy Ocean View DE and thinking how an ops session in Virginia Beach on one of the first two weekends in October would be a good thing. No pressure! 8>))

Congrats on your non-drinking too.

Bill Uffelman
Ocean View DE for most of the summer


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/12/2011 07:59:05 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Jim.

Bill and Sully, congratulations on your milestones, they are worth celebrating. Nice to hear from you again sully and keep the faith, I'm sure a job will come up soon.

Didn't do much modeling last night but I did make all the final arrangement to the narrow gauge convention. I had the hotel book at Hickory but needed to figure out the route we were going to take to get there. Will be a three day trip down as we are going to spend a day at the Cass Scenic Railroad. That will still give us a couple days to play tourist before the convention. Looks like we might spend a day in Charlotte so will have to see what to see there.

I did manage to pull the tractor repair shed off the shelf and mix up a stain and put the wood in to soak. Should be done tonight so I'll be ready to start building once the wood dries out. (I'd dry it in the microwave but the last time I tried that trick I got caught and had to buy a new microwave [:-bigeyes][:-banghead] )

Bill to answer your question I guess it depends what you want to do, If you mean static grass then full strength white glue is required. If you mean general gluing down of scenery the diluted glue is the best bet.

That's it for now, have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Philip
Replied on: 07/12/2011 11:19:56 PM
Message:

Just popped in to say hello. I check the forum daily (mostly the NG Log stuff). You all are doing some great modeling. I'm plugging along, my to do list exceeds my motivation. I'm working on this MDC conversion at the moment. A real challenge trying to make this work. Some really old technology and older castings.

thanks!

Philip


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/13/2011 07:30:27 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Coffee is on so help yourself. Managed to spend a little time at the work bench last night, worked on figuring out how the logging and tractor shed will fit in the space I had. Also worked on the raffle build so all-in-all was a good night.

Philip, I have one of those old shays too that I plan to update one day, yours is looking good.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/13/2011 07:31:47 AM
Message:

Morning All, coffee cake is on the counter.

Philip, your shay is looking good keep at it.

Ron, I will be watching your tractor repair shed project as I have always liked that kit.

Here is a nice vidio to watch

http://www.youtube.com/user/locoboose1?blend=1&ob=5#p/a/u/2/kbfkq3TuAe0


http://www.youtube.com/user/locoboose1?blend=1&ob=5#p/a/u/1/9HlIPC2gEeo


Everyone have a good day.


Mark


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/13/2011 08:59:53 AM
Message:

Nice lookin "Porter" Philip.....;-) (lol)


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/13/2011 09:03:41 AM
Message:

philip the shay looks great, whats gone into it?


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/13/2011 09:05:45 AM
Message:

Can't ask for a better steam video than that with the exception that the fireman has it pretty easy compared to a coal burner.
Some great shots!


Reply author: Philip
Replied on: 07/13/2011 7:45:33 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

philip the shay looks great, whats gone into it?



Andy:

The broken deck (green casting)
part are if you leave it a 3 banger. will not work if you use 2 banger/cylinder.

A bunch of V & T parts reissued by Wiseman Models. Wiseman has 2 cabs. I used the stock MDC boiler, had to grind the 2 old domes, chimney and engine shroud off. I'll post pictures if you like. Lots of parts from other ex manufacturers available from Wiseman. There is a straight boiler, T-boiler, two different types of bunkers, just to much to list. Kida cobbling this together slowly. Uphill battle with a full ruck!

Ha! Geezer Porter [:-brokenheart] can't break me
Great find on the videos Mark!

Philip


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 07/14/2011 05:38:15 AM
Message:

Good morning, everyone.
Today is the French Fete Nationale.
And a sunny morning.
Coffee and croissants on the counter for everyone to enjoy.
Have a nice day, all.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/14/2011 06:09:48 AM
Message:

very cool philip. i was looking at some of the old v&t parts a few weeks ago, and i was put off their vulcan kits because the parts look very well dated, but you seam to have been able to make things look fine (to me) look forward to seeing it done and painted.

thanks for the croissants frederic. busy day ahead of ordering things for other people and laying grout :P
hope everyone has a nice day


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/14/2011 06:33:02 AM
Message:

Morning / afternoon all, thanks for coffe Frederic, needed some after staying up late to render a video. Can't stop when I'm busy working on a thing.
Neat shay Philip, like it, looking forward to more progres pictures...
Now on with building 38 red cedar shutters!!

Have a great day


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/14/2011 08:03:03 AM
Message:

Good morning and thanks for the coffee Frederic.

Another scorcher today and it's supposed to get worse by the weekend. Worked on the drawings for the tractor shed last night, hopefully tonight I'll be able to finish them.

Have a great day everyone


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/14/2011 08:30:30 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and croissants Frederic and a Happy Fete National.

It has cooled off here in Nova today, hope it stays awhile.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 07/14/2011 3:15:26 PM
Message:

Afternoon gents...beautiful afternoon at the beach today. Bit of a cold front came through last night with some rain. Much cooler today, in the 80's with lower humidity so I spent the morning spray painting the 1:1 board fence outside the house. Finally got the hand of this Wagner Paint Crew compressor and gun....works great once you get the paint thinned to the right consistency. Worked last night on my backdrop project and tonight I'll be working on my module as we are meeting saturday for a test run prior to the Hickory national.....who's going?? I'm planning to go out early and visit Cass and Durbin and maybe get into Gauley River country for some field research. Might do the Mann's Creek and hike into Sewell....gotta take advantage of my unemployment with some railfanning. (even my wife agrees).....sully


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/14/2011 3:30:00 PM
Message:

Good Afternoon All,
I have started to put the summer dulldrums away, and get back to modeling. The trip to Western Maryland helped break the cycle some. I have lots of projects open, project for Geezer is back underway, with problem solved, the log bronc is close to the base level molding and casting, as well as the ambulance.

Sadly no RR work, but then its a either or sort of issue. Projects for Convention are progressing.

Yes I will be at convention...

Les


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/14/2011 8:11:04 PM
Message:

Sully,
I will be at Hickory, we need to plan an ON30 dinner. I am going to Cass in two weeks and renting a caboose to sleep in.
Larry


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/15/2011 04:20:48 AM
Message:

morning all, tea coffee, scrabled egg and ham on the side with some toast help yourself.

i have yet another meeting at the jobcentre, im going to have a pop at my adviser today, it seams the only reason she is calling me into is to check up on the very simple changes i had to make to my c.v. (move a few bullet points and put in a few uppercase letters i missed out) and quite honestly i am fed up of my time being wasted by this.

larry the caboose renting sounds fun, is it on the tracks or grounded?

wont be doing much railroad work today, its a nice day today (and we are expecting rain this weekend) so i am going to pick as meny vegetables i can from our garden, as well as what looks like a tonne of rubarb
hope every one has a nice day


Reply author: Philip
Replied on: 07/15/2011 06:53:26 AM
Message:

Good Morning. Just coffee Thanks Andy
TGIF!

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

philip the shay looks great, whats gone into it?



Lots of labor and frustration mostly.[:-banghead] Lots of grinding. Most of the parts are from Wiseman Models. I actually visited Wiseman (Keith) and looked thru a ton of details to cobble this together. Bought enough stuff for 2 Shays, some rendered useless. Most good but needed touch ups. The mold are very old. Other parts are 2X12 stripwood on the deck. Kadee 146 whisker couplers. Coupler pocket from a bachmann gas mechanical that I recast. only needed the face of the pocket. Total motor/gears upgrade from North West Short Line. Scrap box screws galore. This will make a small 10 tonner and it's very small. A good match for a string of Dave Masons flats @ .http://www.on30ima.com/flatcar.html

Have a great week-end guys

Philip


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/15/2011 06:59:34 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Philip

Good Morning. Just coffee Thanks Andy
TGIF!

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

philip the shay looks great, whats gone into it?



Lots of labor and frustration mostly.[:-banghead] Lots of grinding. Most of the parts are from Wiseman Models. I actually visited Wiseman (Keith) and looked thru a ton of details to cobble this together. Bought enough stuff for 2 Shays, some rendered useless. Most good but needed touch ups. The mold are very old. Other parts are 2X12 stripwood on the deck. Kadee 146 whisker couplers. Coupler pocket from a bachmann gas mechanical that I recast. only needed the face of the pocket. Total motor/gears upgrade from North West Short Line. Scrap box screws galore. This will make a small 10 tonner and it's very small. A good match for a string of Dave Masons flats @ .http://www.on30ima.com/flatcar.html

Have a great week-end guys

Philip



Hope to receive the flatcars soon to, start up with them first I think before I start on the boxcars and reefers....cool stuff Dave sells!!


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/15/2011 07:49:48 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Thanks for the coffee Andy.

I'll be going to the convention too. As for the Cass we will be spending the day there the Sunday before the convention (seeing as it is almost along the way). Larry a dinned get together sounds great.

Worked on the plans for the revised tractor repair shed last night, just have some minor changes and they will be done. Should be able to start building this weekend.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: quarryman
Replied on: 07/15/2011 07:52:05 AM
Message:

Good morning, crew.

It is cool in soapstone country this morning. Hard to believe we were hitting 100 degrees F a few days ago.[:-hot]

Tom/Sully, I will be at the Meet in Midlothian tomorrow. Hope to see you then.

Larry- has anyone in the Charlotte area received any confirmation/registration kits/verification from the Hickory Convention? I have received confirmation that I am giving a clinic, and sent in a registration form, but have not heard anything from anybody. Oh well, it will certainly be fun anyway. The On30 dinner is a great idea. Let's do it!

Mark Chase
Richmond VA


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 07/15/2011 08:11:12 AM
Message:

Morning Mark...and you other "gents"...beautiful day at the beach....cool and sunny. Great day to "paint the fence" as Mr. Miogee would say.
Marko, yes, I'll be there bright and early with a tall coffee in hand.
As for convention registrations...I got an email from Matt (registrar)...we will be getting our CONFIRMATIONS only by email beginnin in August. Registration packets will be picked up at the door....
I'm making up some Taylor Ham, egg and cheese on a Hard Roll for all you Jersey guys....saw some Taylor pork roll at the deli counter and picked up a couple of pounds for you guys....should last us till Sunday [:-bigeyes]....sully


Reply author: quarryman
Replied on: 07/15/2011 08:38:38 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Tom Sullivan


Marko, yes, I'll be there bright and early with a tall coffee in hand.



Sully-

Looking forward to seeing you. If you have time, plan on swinging by my place after the Meet and we will run a few trains.

Seems like quite a few crew members are planning on heading up to West Virginia this summer. Makes me realize how long it has been since I went up there.




Probably will schedule my trip for after the convention.

Mark Chase
Richmond VA


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/15/2011 08:57:05 AM
Message:

Thanks guys. Martin, I got the trucks from Dallas and the package is going out this morning.
4 flatcars included!
Had a devil of a time with the US postal website.
Probably the most complicated postage printing out there!
I've got to finish up a 1:1 job for a customer today and then back here for some yard work cleanup.
Enjoy the cool weather.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/15/2011 11:00:50 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Philip

Good Morning. Just coffee Thanks Andy
TGIF!

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

philip the shay looks great, whats gone into it?



Lots of labor and frustration mostly.[:-banghead] Lots of grinding. Most of the parts are from Wiseman Models. I actually visited Wiseman (Keith) and looked thru a ton of details to cobble this together. Bought enough stuff for 2 Shays, some rendered useless. Most good but needed touch ups. The mold are very old. Other parts are 2X12 stripwood on the deck. Kadee 146 whisker couplers. Coupler pocket from a bachmann gas mechanical that I recast. only needed the face of the pocket. Total motor/gears upgrade from North West Short Line. Scrap box screws galore. This will make a small 10 tonner and it's very small. A good match for a string of Dave Masons flats @ .http://www.on30ima.com/flatcar.html

Have a great week-end guys

Philip


well its paying off, and you'll end up with something different, tomeny bachmann shays around :P

and nice sneeky plug for one of our members :P but i will be adding a handful of his cars to my fleet. when i start a fleet.

did get away from the garden for a bit and laid some tile grout, but i suspect i didnt mix my pva/water to well, few white patches at the moment, will see how it dries but i am not to worried as this is the sectiong with 4 and 6 foot fences just an inch away from the backscene with buildings in the way. wont be on show. also fixed and started to blend my trail base onto the layout, will need to come back tomorrow and carry on to hide the line and get some extra colours and ballest into it.


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 07/15/2011 11:03:02 AM
Message:

Larry, Les, Mark, others....an On30 dinner in Hickory sounds great.....there must be some really fine barbeque joint somewhere in town!!


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/15/2011 4:32:35 PM
Message:

Now if we can get some genuine Carolina BBQ, I just may have to make the trip. Don't know where I'll find the cash though.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/15/2011 6:52:40 PM
Message:


I will look into ON30 dinner plans for Friday night at the NNGC, since it is my home state and all. If I can not find BBQ I will make some and bring it along.

Anyone want to split the cost of buying this train?
http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/detail.asp?id=711&n=Operating-Steam-Train


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/15/2011 7:02:42 PM
Message:

Evening All, just got homee from watching the new Harry Potter movie with the wife. Had a great trime , picked Five Guys burgers and friwes for diner dig in.

Wish I could make it to the NNGC, but not enought money to get there[:-cry].

Everyone have aagreat evening.

Mark


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/16/2011 04:32:17 AM
Message:

Good morning all....daylight just beginning to break up here in the mountains..
elevation 1275 feet....Nice and cool....couldn't sleep, so I got up and managed
to get this new HP wireless laptop (17" screen) perking, along with some coffee.
Whipped up some bacon/ham/sausage & steaks with eggs any way you like thgem.
Big (really big!!!) pile of american fries on one side of the griddle, another
(really big!!) big pile of home fries on the other...Rye/whole wheat toast,
soft rolls on the counter.....Coffee/tea/juice as well.....Have at it!!!
1:1 stuff this morning....fishing this evening, then later and tomorrow,
I will be working on the logging camp.....pictures to follow late tonight or tomorrow....Enjoy the day.....


Reply author: dallas_m
Replied on: 07/16/2011 04:46:01 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Geezer

Good morning all....daylight just beginning to break up here in the mountains..
elevation 1275 feet....



Mountains ... 1275 feet ... chuckle, chuckle! (Former Coloradan -- where climbing 1275 feet is just the beginning of a "nice little hike" and where going to 1275' elev requires boring almost a mile into the earth!)

But, since I'm over here living in the earth's basement now ... just a bit over sea level (yikes!) ... thanks for the grub ... home fries are great and the rye toast is a nice surprise.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/16/2011 05:18:45 AM
Message:

GM Mr Dallas....;-)
I know that 1275 aint so high compared to the real stuff....
but coming to the Poconos from the flatlands of Brooklyn,
makes them seem "mountainous"!! LOL...Glasd you enjoyer
the rye toast....my fav......


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/16/2011 07:10:20 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and the great spread. Rye toast is goood and great steaks.

It is always nice to get away from the city and out where the air is better.

Have agreat day all.

Mark


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/16/2011 09:34:54 AM
Message:

Thanks for breakfast Bill. Poconos are good and a nice place to retire.
Dallas got me the BVM trucks I needed and shipped them off with the On30IMA kits to Marticn. Now just to see if they get through customs OK.
Nice day here and not too hot so I'll get the lawn mowed.
And it looks like we can make the NNG convention - Gail found enough money to make the drive down and stay. Plus she gets to see the grandkids in South Carolina.
Have a nice day all.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/16/2011 10:29:17 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee and breakfast Bill.

The mailman delivered my 1917 Ford ambulances yesterday and a quick look says that they are very nice with very little flash, should be fun to put together.

Spent the last couple of evenings making drawings for the tractor shed so construction will most like start this weekend.

quote:
Originally posted by BigLars



Anyone want to split the cost of buying this train?
http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com/detail.asp?id=711&n=Operating-Steam-Train



The train for sale is/was the Hull Wakefield train that ran here in the Ottawa area. Recent storms had caused washouts in at least a half a dozen locations and the cost to repair the line is too much for anyone to pay for at this time. This is the second time in it's history that track washouts closed the line. The first time was only one area and the track was repaired by he municipalities where the train ran. Fortunately for me I did ride the train a couple of years ago and was planning on doing so again later this year.

Next order of business is to see what there is to do in Charlotte. Seeing as I get a day at the Cass railroad the Mrs would like to do some sightseeing in Charlotte NC, I guess fair is fair. Time to do some research on the internet.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/16/2011 10:44:03 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, hope there's a bit of steak left, grab one Bill if you don't mind. Not much done modelingwise today. Had to do the book-keeping for the racing pigeons club as I'm the cashier for the races...awfull lotta paperwork.
Hope the kits Dave sends me come through customs without trouble, realy looking forward to build them...of to the bench now want to make some windows for the Matthews House....

have a nice day..


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/16/2011 11:01:22 AM
Message:

afternoon guys.

my fingers are very sore..... more on that latter :P


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/16/2011 11:07:08 AM
Message:

Ron, I live in charlotte so I can help.


Reply author: kewlbrew
Replied on: 07/16/2011 12:39:07 PM
Message:

Morning all -

I wandered by the Morgan Hills Models website and noticed that they are offering a limited run of the Perkin's Product building in O Scale.

http://www.morganhillmodels.com/

Not affiliated; just offering an FYI.

Should be a fairly light train weekend for me. I'm still recovering from NTS.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/17/2011 08:04:10 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Coffee is on and I also made eggs, bacon sausage, ham and hash drowns for breakfast so dig in.

Worked on the tractor shed last night, managed to cur the timbers and start the staining process to get the wood to look aged. I'm trying to get that golden brown wood that has spent it's life indoors. Most of the evening was spent staining samples.

We have the grand kids today, so no modeling till tonight after dinner, ehen they go back home, it I have the energy.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/17/2011 09:30:27 AM
Message:

Thanks for breakfast Ron. Looks like no one is going to open the regular crew lounge so glad you were here.
The Morgan Hills kit of Perkins looks real nice but I just don't have the time nor money right now. I wanted to try one of the 1917 ambulances but they can wait too.
Bunch of errands to do today and a bit of yard work later on I hope.
Have a nice day all.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/17/2011 10:43:12 AM
Message:

Morning All, Thanks for the coffee and breakfast Ron. Dave we aree all sleeping in today.

Not much modeling, but have been working the armchair hard.

Everyone have a greeat day.

Mark


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 07/17/2011 12:49:14 PM
Message:

Morning everybody

Mark: your comment on the air smelling better outside the city reminded me of my visit to one of my docs on Friday, and the fresh smell of the forest/trees when I left the building. Reminded me of when I was a kid. There's nothing like it!

John, I saw the Perkins kit too, and it looks nice. Just a little pricey for me these days.

I am really interested in the On30 international "micro-layout" contest. I just have not been able to see how anyone can get any plausible operation on 4 square feet of railroad in O scale and still have room for any decent structures. I have looked at a couple of hundred micro layout (carl Arendt/Japanese sites etc) over the past week, and it seems a waste to try to build such a small layout. Any thoughts?

Finally, I finished the outhouse I have been building to go with my Greely's kit from BTS. I know the contest is over, but I'll still send a photo or two when I get the Greeleys finished and can dirt them in together.

Everyone have a safe day.

Rick


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/17/2011 3:00:15 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by OregonOn30

.

I am really interested in the On30 international "micro-layout" contest. I just have not been able to see how anyone can get any plausible operation on 4 square feet of railroad in O scale and still have room for any decent structures. I have looked at a couple of hundred micro layout (carl Arendt/Japanese sites etc) over the past week, and it seems a waste to try to build such a small layout. Any thoughts?


Rick


this is a quite intresting veiw, but then i think that building dios seams a waste of time, for me its no fun if there are no trains running, but i do agree sometimes some micros get a bit silly but on the whole micro layouts and dios can be a great test bed for new ideas and methods.
but i alos think that micros can be such a challange to build that that challange makes it MORE fun, trying to get a whole town plus a railroad in a small space in o scale is asking for trouble, but being to change your ideas can heed good results, well at least i think so with my layout, while ive had to change my plans (i wanted store fronts and a road behinf the railroad) i feel ive still been able to make somekind of example of what can be done in a small space, and hopefuly it'll still be giving me stuff to do for years to come as i want to add lots of detal, another advantage to smaller layouts, as well as my tight budget and even tighter space for railroad. but they arent everyones cup of tea, i for one love larger layouts and should i ever have the space to i will. but even then id worry about if id ever get it "done"

anyone else got a veiw?


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 07/17/2011 3:00:20 PM
Message:




I feel compelled to share this with all of you- Anders has struck again- with a HO (yes you read that right) scale auto garage.

The scope and breadth of his modeling is so unbelievable; it stretches across the modeling scales. The thread is located in the mid-scale forum.

Arthur


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/17/2011 3:32:42 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by OregonOn30

Morning everybody

Mark: your comment on the air smelling better outside the city reminded me of my visit to one of my docs on Friday, and the fresh smell of the forest/trees when I left the building. Reminded me of when I was a kid. There's nothing like it!

John, I saw the Perkins kit too, and it looks nice. Just a little pricey for me these days.

I am really interested in the On30 international "micro-layout" contest. I just have not been able to see how anyone can get any plausible operation on 4 square feet of railroad in O scale and still have room for any decent structures. I have looked at a couple of hundred micro layout (carl Arendt/Japanese sites etc) over the past week, and it seems a waste to try to build such a small layout. Any thoughts?

Finally, I finished the outhouse I have been building to go with my Greely's kit from BTS. I know the contest is over, but I'll still send a photo or two when I get the Greeleys finished and can dirt them in together.

Everyone have a safe day.

Rick



Rick,
Sometimes you have to think inside the box.
Many factories, mills and mines used fireless locomotives or battery locomotives. You could have a large stucture and have the railroad running inside the building. A four square foot building in o scale is still small for a factory but if you go 6" by 8' or 9" by 6' you could do something interesting.
Larry


Arthur,
Cool picture.


Reply author: quarryman
Replied on: 07/17/2011 7:09:11 PM
Message:

Some faces to go with names of modelers who post on RR-L Forums:



Yesterday afternoon, the P&EBR was proud to host a get together of narrow gauge modelers.

On the left, Brian Bond/vamodeler. Brian models the Deer Creek & Laurel Railroad in On3.
Center, Sully/Tom Sullivan. Tom models the Gauley River Railroad in On30.
On the right, Jeff Patelski/just a fan. Jeff models the Rio Grande in HOn3.

Later that evening, another RR-L celeb dropped by



Jeff Kraker/Coaltrain, models the Slater Creek Railroad in On3.

Mark Chase
Richmond VA


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/17/2011 7:34:24 PM
Message:

Good Evening all,
No modeling this weekend much to the shegrin of all the projects in work. The usual summer time chores of mowing the yard, weed wacking and rebuilding a gate.

Mark, glad to see the meet went well, give me a longer heads up and I will sprint down.

Les


Reply author: Just a fan
Replied on: 07/18/2011 10:01:25 AM
Message:

Mark,

Thanks again for the hospitality. Nothing like a day of being around the "giants" of the hobby to get the inspiration going again!


Reply author: vamodeler
Replied on: 07/18/2011 10:26:41 AM
Message:

Mark,

Thanks again for having us over and to your wife for providing a wonderful meal.

Tom, good to meet you, hope that you can make it up to the mountains sometime this fall.

Jeff P., Nice meeting you, come on up with Mark for the next op's session.

Jeff K., sorry to have missed you but hoping to catch up sometime this weekend or next week. The road was calling due to the 3 1/2 drive home.

Lot's of changes to the D.C.& L. lately. My back tells me it will be time for a break soon!

Brian


Reply author: Coaltrain
Replied on: 07/18/2011 10:59:28 AM
Message:

Brian, sorry to have missed you as well but we will see you when you visit here in Minnesota.

Thanks again Mark for having me stop by, that was my first time actually seeing another O narrow gauge layout and meeting other narrow gauge modelers. You layout looks fantastic and has really put the fire in me to get back to working on mine and to get my backdrop all fixed up.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/18/2011 2:55:04 PM
Message:

Afternoon all, late after dinner coffee is on. Help yourself.
Thanks Mark for the pictures, great to see some faces behind a nickname, looks like you guys had a lotta fun!
Miss that a bit on this side of the pond, not that much 0 narrow gauge guys. Most people over here build german orientated layouts looking like a swiss cheese. The like lotta track in a narrow space...
Finish my coffee and gonna build a few windows for the Matthews House, promised Tom he would have a decent house when he's back from his speeder trip....

Have a nice day...


Reply author: quarryman
Replied on: 07/18/2011 3:36:02 PM
Message:

Really appreciate you guys taking the time to come over. I had a great time, and picked up some great advice and modeling tips.

Marty, sorry to hear that you do not have many like minded modelers in your area. There is absolutely no substitute for having experienced modelers occasionally visit and review your work in person. I know that in my case it has had an extremely positive impact. On30 may be about "doing your own thing", but the input of other modelers will increase your options and help you get beyond the sticking points.

BTW, Jeff K... this is type of bug that was making all the noise in my trees Saturday night:



Mark


Reply author: Coaltrain
Replied on: 07/19/2011 05:26:01 AM
Message:

[:-bigeyes] wow, those are strange


Reply author: TmOn30
Replied on: 07/19/2011 08:52:50 AM
Message:

Good Evening / Morning everyone.

Mark http://lifeunseen.com/index2_list_175.php Might help with the "bug" thing, we get them in Oz! Summer time mainly QUITE loud !

Enjoy your day !!! Regards Tom.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/19/2011 09:12:40 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by quarryman

Marty, sorry to hear that you do not have many like minded modelers in your area. There is absolutely no substitute for having experienced modelers occasionally visit and review your work in person. I know that in my case it has had an extremely positive impact. On30 may be about "doing your own thing", but the input of other modelers will increase your options and help you get beyond the sticking points.

Mark



Glad we have a forum like this, helps me out a lot...


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/19/2011 09:22:56 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Coffee is on so help yourself. No modeling last night as it was operating night, but hope to get some modeling done tonight.

I agree with you Martin, this is a great forum.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/19/2011 3:59:39 PM
Message:

Evening all, fresh after the showers, cleaning myself from this red cedar dust I'm working with at the moment. Time for a few hours of modeling. Try to finish a few windows more and planning Bill's bar "Geezers Grog". Serious plans at the moment with the inn in front and living quarters a bit higher uo the hill, keep ya informed....

have a nice day


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/19/2011 4:03:23 PM
Message:

Afternoon guys & gals.....plenty hot here, I hope all you bikers have sense enough not to go out pedaling in this heat......sheesh!
Anyway, I moved the workbench in Brooklyn outside for a while this morning.....

Putzin around with another caboose for my loggers.....

need to stay busy here in BK, so I don't get the MRR shakes.....Next month, I am single again for 2 weeks up at the lake.....should finish all the benchwork and get rid of the big tools so I can move around.....
Headin for the shower, then the fridge for a cold one.....enjoy the day....


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/19/2011 4:53:05 PM
Message:

Nice caboose, what are those tiny red cups Bill?


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/19/2011 5:04:25 PM
Message:

Nice caboose Bill!
Martin, I like red cedar; I finished a 14' x 16' pergola last week, all from red cedar timbers.
Heat hasn't been too bad today so I worked in the barn a bit on some repairs and am now contemplating supper.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/19/2011 5:12:08 PM
Message:

Thanks Marty & Dave.....
Its not really that red....just bright sun & Iphone picture.....
I will tone it down with powder anyway....
Marty - "tiny red cups" hold ACC in a weighted base.....both
are available from MicroMark small tools.....now very expensive,
and have many times earned their keep by preventing spills!
Was too hot to do much else here today.....You be careful of the heat Dave!!!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/19/2011 5:41:38 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by mabloodhound


Martin, I like red cedar; I finished a 14' x 16' pergola last week, all from red cedar timbers.



Can imagine working outside with red cedar, but in the workshop. Kinda react a bit on this wood. But it's nice money building 38 of these


1.6'x6', mass production for me


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/19/2011 7:34:47 PM
Message:

Martin,
I should fly you to the US so you can make me some shutters, they look very nice.

Bill,
Cool caboose.

So I am pushing hard to build two modules for the NNGC in Sept and was way behind schedule. My wife is a stay at home mom for a 23 and 14 year old so I put her to work. She has pounded out 70 WS pine trees in the last two days.

Now I have emailed her Martin's weed instructions so lets see how long I can ride out this little deal. Oh and what it will really cost me in the end....


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/19/2011 10:02:28 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by BigLars

Martin,
I should fly you to the US so you can make me some shutters, they look very nice.

Bill,
Cool caboose.

So I am pushing hard to build two modules for the NNGC in Sept and was way behind schedule. My wife is a stay at home mom for a 23 and 14 year old so I put her to work. She has pounded out 70 WS pine trees in the last two days.

Now I have emailed her Martin's weed instructions so lets see how long I can ride out this little deal. Oh and what it will really cost me in the end....





Larry, I see you really are pushing your luck and It might be years before the final cost is in.

Bill, great looking caboose, can't let my loggers see that or they will want one too, it's a lot more comfortable than what they are used too.

Martin, great looking shutters.

Well back to work in the tractor repair shop, have a lot of wood to stain.


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 07/20/2011 03:44:20 AM
Message:

FYI
got an email from Carsten's Publishing yesterday and they have a second printing of Slim Gauge Cars, 2nd Edition for sale on their web site. I ordered my copy.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/20/2011 04:23:29 AM
Message:

Morning guys, coffee,tea and breakfast on the counter.

Larry, you can fly me in anytime !! (before Hickory please )
I can't take the credits on this shutters, took the picture of the net to give you guys an idea on what I'm working at the moment. Have to finish the last 5 today and than they're ready for the spraybooth. Almost a shame to cover the red cedar up with dark green paint. But well it's the customers wish..

Have a nice day....


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/20/2011 05:19:59 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Geezer

Thanks Marty & Dave.....
Its not really that red....just bright sun & Iphone picture.....
I will tone it down with powder anyway....
Marty - "tiny red cups" hold ACC in a weighted base.....both
are available from MicroMark small tools.....now very expensive,
and have many times earned their keep by preventing spills!
Was too hot to do much else here today.....You be careful of the heat Dave!!!



*steps in* tattoo artists use those red cups to to hold ink, the last time i looked (i was thinking what bill is doing) and it something silly like 1000 for £20 on ebay somewhere, i think it'd be a safe bet that they are cheaper then from micromark. nice caboose bill, it has to be said, but you have a caboose loose about your hoose :D

morning all, thanks for the coffee martin. after a couple days of not being able to do that much i found something on here (ganna go look it up to give credit where credit is due for the idea) and report back latter with my findings and photos.
hope everyone has a nice day


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/20/2011 07:55:56 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Thanks for the coffee Martin. Well last night I got the last of the wood stained (I hope) for the tractor repair shed build. If all goes well construction starts tonight.

Andy, looking forward to seeing what your next project is.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/20/2011 09:34:00 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and breakfast Martin.

No modeling this week as I am dog sitting at my sister-in-law's house. Her AC works better than ours.

Nice looking caboose Geezer, whose kit is it?

Everyone have a grewat day and swtay cool.

Mark


Reply author: ba4990
Replied on: 07/20/2011 4:30:01 PM
Message:

Greetings all from the prodigal son. Just wanted to let you all know that I'm still among the living though my computer wasn't for awhile. Good to see a lot of modeling still going on. Awful hot here in Iowa so I get to model more. I'm sure when the heat breaks it will be back to the war on weeds in the garden. Sweetcorn is just about ready.[:-bouncy] For anyone whose interested, I posted more on the 4-4-0 build I'm working on in the Roundhouse forum. Hope everybody stays cool out there.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/21/2011 10:00:20 AM
Message:

Morning ALL, coffee and tea kettle arwe on and a big coffee cake is on the counter.

Hot here alreadyt, glad I am where there is good AC.

Everyone stay cool and have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 07/21/2011 1:41:53 PM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee Mark ..

We just got back from the speeder excursion in Saskatchewan. We ran over 800 miles through some great scenery. The folks on the excursion were wonderful. There we 5 Canadian cars and 20 American cars.

I took lots of pictures but they are to big in file size to download. I have a new windows 7 computer. My old Lexmark Photo Editor will not run on this machine. Is there some free software that I can down load that is easy to use to re-size files?


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 07/21/2011 2:08:12 PM
Message:








Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 07/21/2011 2:27:09 PM
Message:











Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/21/2011 2:49:59 PM
Message:

Nice string of speeders Tom.
Try this resizer: http://imageresizer.codeplex.com/releases/view/30247
You don't have to open the photo, just resize it when you want to use it on the forum. It creates a duplicate for you to use.

You can also do a Google search for "Windows 7 photo resize"


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/21/2011 3:39:54 PM
Message:

nice pictures tom, i can just hear it now "im sure i parked it right here" "well what colour is it?" "orange" "huh"

:P
after quite a busy and very productive morning my late afternoon came to a crashing stop, i was hoping to get my large tree covered in plaster, thinking my father had it, alas between when i last used it and now it had gone off and he chucked it away :P another thing to pick up when i go to a DIY store


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/22/2011 07:19:58 AM
Message:

afternoon all.

just got home after poping to the post office, had a look in WHsmiths for some gen purpuse varnish, all they had is artists (removeable) and judging by that it said on the can its not ideal for paper/card.
but when i got home the postman had been and gone and left me my backscene and smaple pack of seamoss. really really pleased with the backscene.

hope everyone has a nice day


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/22/2011 07:48:38 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Coffee is on so help yourself. It's another scorcher here today, almost too hot to do anything.

Tom, nice pictures of the speeders, in the line-up which one is yours:

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: dallas_m
Replied on: 07/22/2011 08:51:04 AM
Message:

Ditto here ... not quite 9 am and the temp is 90* with a "heat index" of 110* ... supposed to reach an actual high of 105. Ugh!

Therefore, iced coffee, frozen smoothies and popsicles on the buffet for breakfast this morning.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/22/2011 09:21:44 AM
Message:

Morning All, I'll take a frozen smoothie Dallas. It's too hot too think this morning.

Tom, looks like you had way too much fun.

Well everyone stay cool and have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 07/22/2011 10:03:02 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee ..

It is a cool 55 F here this morning.

Ron: my car is the first in the line up ... the orange pumpkin / Fairmont MT19 Canadian.

This is the giant of the group an A-6 car. It was very interesting how they set it on the tracks.



The manual (rails) turn table worked well.



Have a great day ...


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/23/2011 07:08:48 AM
Message:

Good Morning all, from the mountains in Pennsylvania.
Woke up to the pitter patter of rain this morning, however
brief...It is "cool" at 75f this morning, compared to 105F
yesterday in Brooklyn.
Coffee, tea and cold beverages available....some light
rolls over there as well...too hot for a big breakfast.
Benchwork and logging camp work on agenda for today,
but not before a trip to wallyworld with the missus!
(She says its mandatory!)<groan!>


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/23/2011 09:09:25 AM
Message:

afternoon all. thanks for the coffee bill.

at long last the last bit of tile grouting has been done! and the last building is stuck in place so thats it with the dirt, onto the green. in about a months time. :p still ive got some trees and other stuff to crack on with before i can afford a grassmaster/grasses.

hope everyone is haveing a good weekend


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/23/2011 11:37:09 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and rolls Geezer. It's 93 degrese here in No Va already.

Too hot to do much of anything today, maybe tomorrow ir will be cooler.

Everyone have a great day and stay cool.

Mark


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 07/23/2011 4:59:27 PM
Message:

Hi everyone. It is a pleasant 8 degrees C this fine Sunday morning (6.30 am)in sunny Queensland. Please join me in a hot cup of coffee I have just brewed. I feel for you guys suffering the 100 degrees F plus temperatures you are getting right now. We get periods like that during our summer months too. [:-hot]
I have mentioned previously about Raymonds and my MMI K-36 and K-37 locos in On30. We have found one of the problems that was causing the rear pony trucks to derail. It was out of square so a little bit of tinkering has remedied that one. Slow work as you have to keep disconnecting the wires from the tender each time you need to do anything under the loco.[:-banghead]
One question I would like to pose is if anyone else has an On30 MMI K-36 or K-37 what is the smallest radius you have found that these locos can negotiate with ease? Precision Scale Co said 26 inch radius on their website and we have set our main line radius at 36 inch minimum and will try to stick to this in sidings where these big locos might be required to venture. However, on the first station yard layout we have built we have a Peco curved point which has 60 inch radius on the outer track and 30 inch radius on the inner track. The curves leading into and out of this point are 36 inches or greater. The locos seem to go through this okay but should we steer clear of track layouts having to use these curved points?
We still have a problem with the leading trucks on these locos where the pony wheel on the inner side of the curve lifts off the rail occasionally. Our local friendly hobby shop owner has suggested trying putting a spring into where the bogie attaches to the loco main frame as the pony truck is very light and the spring may help hold it down to the track. Any other thoughts or comments? [:-magnify]

Thanks, in advance
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 07/23/2011 6:37:03 PM
Message:

HOT...HOT...HOT day (WEEK!) at the beach![:-timebm] Finally got some relief this afternoon when a big t-storm rolled through....things are cooling down enough to get up into my attic workshop and get some modeling done.
Mark "Quarryman"...I wanted to thank you for the little ops session you hosted last saturday...it was great to see you and Jeff P again and to run some trains. You are building a beautiful rr in your outbuilding out back....the time you have taken....(and retaken!!) on getting the bugs out of your trackwork has really paid off....the turn I ran had very few problems other than the "cantancarous" 25 tonner with the proto 48 wheel flanges!![:-bigeyes] and I really only had an issue on that one turnout, which you will probably have fixed already!
Meeting both Brian and Jeff K was the icing on the cake!....both of them are terrific 1/4" scale modelers and I enjoy seeing they projects they have posted on the forum.
I've been pretty busy on the Gauley River line since your ops day....Nettie station is just about done leaving only "the woods" to finish up. I painted all the facia today...a nice deep/dark green color....really makes the rr look great. Next is to get everything "tool and scenery wise" out of the room and put away and then clean the track and start planning my operation.....we should have plenty to do with two new jobs in addition to working the sawmill and the interchange yard at Marybill....
Thanks again for having us over....and Janet's dinner really hit the spot!.....tom


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/23/2011 6:54:52 PM
Message:

Good Evening all,
I have kinda spent the day modeling, later tonight I am going to wind up the trains and see if they want to run. Today I made up the plexiglass mold boxes (I reuse them) to cast the log Bronc, and other parts I got from French River models. Got a outboard marine motor, some boat gas cans, fishing boxes, barrels and crates. Guess whats in the mold box too. The RTV is hard but I wont take it out till the morning. Then let the resin poor begin.

I hope to re-use the base to build the other version of the log bronc. I also opened up two buildings I got from Rusty Rails (gotta buildem to get em for Christmas and birthdays)and one is already primed.

More work is planned for tomorrow...tooooo hot to go out.

Les


Reply author: quarryman
Replied on: 07/23/2011 8:25:34 PM
Message:

Tom-

Glad you could make it to both the module setup and my get together afterwards. Your module and rolling stock are looking good. I am working getting my modules "up to snuff" for Hickory.

I really need to have people over to run trains more often. I spend so much time alone out in the shop that I kind of "freak" when visitors arrive. [:-scared] Luckily, Janet loves to host meals, and it was great that you guys were able to eat dinner here.

Looking forward to wearing down the iron in Gauley Country.

Mark


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/23/2011 9:12:09 PM
Message:

Mark
You are right about working alone and only using this medium to share, I too freak a bit when people come over, not sure what I am supposed to do, but my RR is small compared to most here. I do like it when people want to see, and certainly enjoy the comments and suggestions.

Tom
BTW I am very envious of your speeder journey, so cool, and you have come so far...you know what I mean.

Les


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 07/24/2011 04:24:27 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew

Coffe is done, but you may want a fresh pot, this one is getting a bit strong. I woke up at 1:30 am this morning to a thunder storm and check the computer radar to make sure it was severe. We have been having a nice gentle rain ever since. Nice thing is that it really cool us off. I turned the AC off and opened up the windows.

Tom, looks like you had a nice speeder gathering. 800 miles is quite an ambicious trip, but it looked like you have plenty of help if needed. Also, I didn't realize Saskatchewan was so flat. Looks a lot like northcentral montana and north dakota.

Still trying to get myself motivated to do some modeling, but havn't gotten there yet. I did get my Lombard Log Hauler kit in the mail the other day and would like to start building it, but have a project on the workbench that needs to be finished up or put away first. Should have done that last week when it was to hot to be out side. Oh, Well...

Hope you all have a great Sunday.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 07/24/2011 04:36:45 AM
Message:

Good morning, and thanks for the strong coffee Jim... wife's freshly baked rolls ready too...

The cool, wet summer gives plenty of excuses to hide in the train shed, so I'll pop in and make a couple of trees before settling at the easel for the day.

Have a great day all!


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/24/2011 06:04:51 AM
Message:

morning all thanks for the coffee. very much needed.

got some photos to upload, but i shall leave them till tomorrow, just mostly of my trees and last section of ground cover.
talked to a couple modelers about varnishes on printed backscenes, so far its an even match between testors "matt spray" (whitch i'll asume is dullcoat till i hear back from them) and this krylon matt spray, whitch ive never used before, more lookign up is needed i think.

but like troels im going to go work on my trees.
so like a tree im going to leaf.....


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/24/2011 07:12:59 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Thanks for the coffee Jim and the rolls Troels, can use them this morning.

Well unbeknown to us, we said that we would look after the Grandkids this weekend while my daughter and husband go to a wedding [:-bigeyes][:-banghead], we thought the wedding was later in August, so a lot less got done than expected. That being said I did manage to add the studs to the walls of the tractor shed build. We shall see what happens today.

Tom, sounds like you had a great trip.

Well time to refill the coffee mug and check out the rest of the forum, have a great day everyone.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/24/2011 09:33:59 AM
Message:

Tom you speeder trip looks like it was so much fun.

Just completed our portion of the corporate IT release so the rest of the day is mine. Been going at it since 4:00 am. Off to lowes to get some wood for my module legs.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/25/2011 07:43:02 AM
Message:

Morning all. Just saw this and I'm sure glad Tom didn't paint his pink!



Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/25/2011 08:47:47 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone, coffee is on so help yourself.

Weather here is finally more bearable with thunder showers forecast for the next couple of days.

Managed to get a little more done on the logging shed last night. Distressed and finished the weathering in the individual boards so, if all goes well, I'll be siding the walls tonight.

Hey Dave, If Tom did paint his speeder that colour, it would be hard to lose.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 07/25/2011 10:23:17 AM
Message:

Morning gents....big T storm and a ton of rain at the beach last night. Enjoyed opening the sliding door just enough to hear the rain... A bit cooler today before the next hot spell!As to the speeder colors...hold on now boys....don't you remember the Lionel "Girls Train" in the 60's....pastel yellow, pink and blue....I'd say both speeders are spot on to the "prototype" colors Lionel used![:-eyebrows] Again, another great example of "the prototype modeling "the model"....stay well....sully


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 07/25/2011 10:46:19 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee ....

Dave: The speeders have been painted an interesting color but not quite my taste. The wife does have a pink hard hat that would go with them. I could handle the yellow on the A-3.

No pink ones here .....



Have a great day ...


Reply author: ba4990
Replied on: 07/25/2011 12:04:51 PM
Message:

Good Morning All. Thanks for the coffee Ron. Had a fun weekend at Railfest in Rock Island, Illinois. Not narrow gauge, but it was sure good to smell coal smoke, and hear the exhaust and whistles. Even was able to get some reference pix of a hydrostatic lubricator.

Here's a few highlights:









Hope you all have a great week.


Reply author: ba4990
Replied on: 07/26/2011 2:08:47 PM
Message:

Hi All,

Gosh it's been so quiet here today. I kinda feel like after 10 volumns I've killed the On30 forum. I didn't mean to. Sorry? I hope all are alright and just too busy modeling to hang out on the computer.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/26/2011 2:50:10 PM
Message:

Bill,
We're all here, just been reading instead of typing. Nice photos you posted btw.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 07/26/2011 3:12:37 PM
Message:

Just back from Edmonton. Had my 2 yr. anniversary medical for my double lung transplant. All went very well. The new lungs continue to work at 100%. This is a great present for my big 60 birthday today.

You all have a good day .....


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 07/26/2011 3:51:39 PM
Message:

Another hot and humid (and sunny) day at the beach today![:-bigeyes2] Big rains again last and the relief was welcome, but the humidity today is brutal.....
Tom....that is FANTASTIC news[:-bouncy], somebody special is cetainly watching out for you buddy!
I did some work for a friend this morning....installing a new lockset and deadbolt for his garage door....easy enough to do but made difficult with the little "sweat balls" constantly getting into my eyes and screwing up my glasses. Interesting enough, I was working alone in his garage and he told me their was bottled water in his garage fridge.....nice! What he failed to mention was MANY cold brewskis where also living there[:-eyebrows][:-devil][:-nonono][:-drunk][:-dunce]......boy it was tough, but an icy cold lemonade and two bottles of Deer Park ("damn that's good water!!") kept me hydrated[:-sly][:-spin][:-thumbu].....Coming up on 9 months of blessed sobriety this Thursday![:-glasses][:-jumprefect] Over the months I've lost a ton of weight, sleep well, much more energy and lot's more time to spend working on the layout....not too bad a trade off.....(and the "super" is much happier too)
I'm posting some new photos on the Gauley River thread....I've reached "end of track" and I've roughed in the plaster cloth....gotta plan for a golden spike event!


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 07/26/2011 4:25:23 PM
Message:

Hi Everyone

Please join me in a hot cup of coffee I have just brewed in our staff lunch room at the Museum. I am now enjoying a hot cup sitting in front of my computer catching up on the Forum. It is a rather brisk 1 degree C outside but nice and cosy in the air-conditioning at my desk.

To Matthews fantasic news re the continuing success of your transplant. A great gift for your 60th. Many Happy Returns and Best Wishes for your day and into a long and healthy future.
[:-party]

I spent a couple of hours yesterday going through some archival film footage with a television journalist and being interviewed by him for a segment about Queensland Railways for next Sunday night's news (Flashback segment)
[:-angel]

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/26/2011 4:34:41 PM
Message:

Afternoon All, haven't been able too do much as the wife is in the hospital, hopefully she may get to come home today.

Tom and Tom, great news on your milestones, keep up what is best for you and your health.



Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/26/2011 4:49:41 PM
Message:

A very happy birthday wish for my northern friend.....
I am glad to hear that you are 100% Tom....You keep chuggin along my friend!!!
God bless you!!!


Reply author: ba4990
Replied on: 07/26/2011 5:08:16 PM
Message:

I'm so glad to see that I didn't kill the forum.

Tom, happiest of birthdays to you. What a blessing modern medicine is. I hope your health continues so well.

Best of luck to all, Stay cool, or keep warm depending on your place in the world.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/26/2011 5:24:09 PM
Message:

Mark - Didnt know the wife was in the hospital....
Hope nothing serious....keep us in the know.....


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 07/26/2011 7:33:08 PM
Message:

Tom and Tom. Glad to see you two are celerbrating life.

Mark Hope the wife is home by now and all is well.

Roland


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/26/2011 7:43:08 PM
Message:

G'day all,been a bit quiet on the european front but norway is on our minds....still speechless ..after a few days


Reply author: Philip
Replied on: 07/26/2011 8:35:01 PM
Message:

Great news Tom & Tom!

Continued health and happiness!

Philip


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/26/2011 8:43:56 PM
Message:

Tom and Tom, congratulations to you both.

Mark, I wish your wife the best.

Two days more and I am off to Cass for three days.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/26/2011 9:19:15 PM
Message:

Tom M, that's great news, hope you have the great birthday.

Tom S, nine months is quite an accomplishment, pat yourself on the back, you deserve it.

Mark, hope the wife comes home soon and has a quick recovery.


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 07/26/2011 10:13:05 PM
Message:

Tom & Tom, I add my congratulations.

Mark- I too, hope the wife is okay.

I continue to be this forum's 2nd worse lurker. Money is once again tight, and this takes the fun out of modeling. I know I could scratchbuild more, but there are things I can't scratchbuild such as buffalo grass..

Arthur


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/27/2011 04:52:33 AM
Message:

tom and tom, congratulations, tom, have a great birthday, tom, keep it up buddy.
mark hope your wife gets better soon and i hope all is well.

same as what martin said really, and what with their ebing reports of him having links with the EDL (right wing fascist group in the uk, who claim to be agaist everything wrong with the world, but only focusing on muslims, they even defended a high up member who was busted a while ago on child porn charges, but then this is no shock as their leader is a wife beating a** hole (can you tell i have no time for anyone who thinks they are a member of a better race?)
anyway back to modelling.

i hope to get down to a diy store today to pick up some stuff for my backscene, i removed the backboards ready to be worked on. however much later while making myself a cup of redbush tea i noticed something, kept the bag and opened it up and left it to dry, and this is what i got.


i had been thinking about making my layout early autumn.. this could proove useful
tea anyone? :P


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/27/2011 08:11:26 AM
Message:

Morning All, coffee and tea kettle are on, and bacon, eggs, and toast and jam are on the couter.

Got up to see the wife yesterday evening and it looks like she will get to come home today. It has been rough the last couple of days as she had got dehydrated and it agrivated a bladder problem that makes her very ill very fast. She had her first meal in two days yesterday afternoon that she could keep down. So we will see what the docs say today and hopefully she will be home for supper. Thanks for all of the well wishes.

Everyone have a great day and stay cool.

Mark


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 07/27/2011 08:35:36 AM
Message:

Morning gents!...sunny and hot at the beach today. Super left me a honey do list this morning....got a jury duty request to complete (completed!) Next is continue swapping out "older" style wall switches and outlets with "newer" style wall switches and outlets![:-bigeyes][:-banghead]. Can you tell my wife watches a lot of DIY shows!! After that it's a trip to "the dump" to get rid of a bunch of tree limbs and junk from the garage.
After those stimulating projects it's spending a couple of hours on my job search. Hopefully some time will materialize late in the day/evening for some more work on the layout....
Andy....you may have stumbled on to some great looking fall foliage in those tea bags! Nice coloration....looks like it could be sprinkled under some of your trees to represent "fallen" leaves as well as tree leave foliage.....looking forward to your test results.....


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/27/2011 08:47:55 AM
Message:

thanks tom, i think so too, i posted in the layout constuction part of my test on some seamoss.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/27/2011 09:37:47 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
I too have been lurking abit, I am modeling again, after a lull with 1:1 stuff and a ton of work. The good thing is work provides for what I want when I want it...can't have it both ways.

Tom...congrats on the anniversay of the transplant, you being able to take those trips on the speeder just makes it worth it all. May we get many more years out of you here in the forum.

Sully, keep it up Bro...we need your modeling skills and insight, and frankly you set the tone for a great one day meet. Looking forward to catching up at Hickory.

Guys, so I am building log broncs/boom boats, working on the rail car, I have 2 Rusty Rail buildings primed and ready for detail paint and stains, Geezer metal bending project getting hours now, and plans for a new loco underway.

Les


Reply author: Jerry M
Replied on: 07/27/2011 11:43:04 AM
Message:

Hey all just a note to say Hi to you all, hope the summer is treating you well, we just returned from a 2 wk rv trip and preparing to leave again on the 5th for another two weeks. Went down to Medford area and visited the Medford RR Park as guests of Rick (On30 Oregon) and we had a great day. Rick and his wife Margaret are very nice folks and spent their day with my wife and I, just a great time............Back home and doing some small projects on the RR, ordering turnouts for the new expansion now that the aisle way bridge is in and working. By the By Les when you going to make it to the coast???? The doors open and your welcome anytime, would love to see one of those spectacular locos of yours navigating the WRTCO layout switchbacks.... Have a good one all, Jerry


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/27/2011 12:11:13 PM
Message:

Hey All, lunch is onthe counter and ice tea to drink.

Good news the wife has made it home and we are relaxing, each on our own computers.

Have a great aftwrnoon.

Mark


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/27/2011 6:14:15 PM
Message:

Great news Mark!!! Glad the wife is all right.....
Hiya Jerry! Stranger....;-)
2 more "get-ups" for me, then I am at the lake for
2 weeks, alone....I should get something done, ya think?
Wife is off to spend time with family in Florida.....so,
it'll be just me & the bears and the fish! [:-bigeyes]
LQQkin fwd to this one.....[:-jumprefect]


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 07/27/2011 8:26:46 PM
Message:

Good evening ....

Mark, great to hear your wife is home.

Geezer: we are off to the lake tomorrow for 5 days. Hopefully some fishing and no bears. Wish you the best in your solitude.

Have a great week end .....


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 07/28/2011 06:21:52 AM
Message:

Good Morning Crew.
Couldn't sleep, so been up since 2am.
Coffee is done, but since I have drank a half of the pot, I suggest someone make a fresh pot.
It was been a couple days since I stop by the lounge, Biked on tuesday and a bunch of honey-does on wednesday.
Today I am thinking I will take my grand-daughter up to Rheinland WI to a logging museum. They also have a steam hauler on display that I want to photograph, to help me in building the Lombard Steam Hauler kit that I got.
Tom M, hope you had a nice birthday.
Tom S, Congradulations on 9 months.

Hope you all have a great day.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/28/2011 07:26:57 AM
Message:

morning all, bit of a late start on the computer, i wanted to start putting the lining paper on my backboards as soon a sposs as we are due rain later. got them up, nice and smooth thanks to a rolling pin (oddly enough my grandad was doing that when he wall papered his house when my dad was little, my dad's done it meny times when i was little, so now i did it :P works a treat.

few things to sort out for ebay before i settle in and do some odd modelling jobs.

hope everone has a nice day


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/28/2011 08:01:18 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, got some coffee on for those who like some. Feeling like a little kid in a toyshop at the moment. Mailman brought me the kits Dave sending me..looks like fun. Only trouble as always with these US shipments, our government thieves took an additional 50 euro's out of my pocket, still a great deal compared to 0n30 item prices here in europe...

have a great day...


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/28/2011 09:04:31 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee Martin.

Starting to get hot again here in NoVa, will limit my modeling severly.

Martin, sounds like you are goinig to be very busy for a while.

Everyone have a great day and stay cool.

Mark


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/28/2011 09:12:53 AM
Message:

Glad you got the kits Martin. The 50 Euro's is robbery though.
Sure wish there was a cheaper way to get them over there. I've tried to do everything to keep my shipping costs low.

Came across a great website that had this photo.



http://www.taplines.net/ I'll add this link to the reference thread. Good info on Southern short lines.

Have a nice day all.


Reply author: ba4990
Replied on: 07/28/2011 12:01:18 PM
Message:

Good Morning All,

Looking ahead to a long weekend. Had a gap in my schedule at work and decided to gnaw off a limb and take a few days off. Got a few chores done, and a few more to do. Sweet corn is finally ready, just harvested enough for supper with the first tomato of the season.

That is a really interesting picture Dave. I've saved that site to favorites for further exploration. Thanks!

Geezer, enjoy your solitude. Lucky is the man who enjoys his own company, he'll never be lonely. I hope the fish are bitin' and the bears ain't.

Mark, so glad to hear your wife is home and on the mend, I pray that she will continue to improve.

Well enough computer time for now. There's railroadin' to do. [:-bouncy]

I wish you all a great day.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/28/2011 12:01:40 PM
Message:

Did open Dave's package right away this evening and this is what I found....





think I have some work in the future.
Dave it's very well packed, no damage at all and thanks for the pallet kit I found on the bottom of one of the boxes....


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 07/28/2011 4:28:01 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by mabloodhound


Came across a great website http://www.taplines.net/
I'll add this link to the reference thread. Good info on Southern short lines.

Have a nice day all.



Dave,
Thanks for that link.
I particularly liked the photo of the Porter Dummy loco - gave me an idea of what to do with a spare porter ( 5 is more than enough for any railroad!)


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/28/2011 7:42:53 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by milocomarty

thanks for the pallet kit I found on the bottom of one of the boxes....



Martin, you'll note the pallets are from Walt at Rusty Stumps. We would appreciate a plug and pictures when you get to them as Walt sent them to me as a trial.
Pass the wealth around you know.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/28/2011 8:31:40 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by mabloodhound

quote:
Originally posted by milocomarty

thanks for the pallet kit I found on the bottom of one of the boxes....



Martin, you'll note the pallets are from Walt at Rusty Stumps. We would appreciate a plug and pictures when you get to them as Walt sent them to me as a trial.
Pass the wealth around you know.




Then I'll have to thank him. Doing my builds synchronised on a dutch forum where I already posted the link to your site. When I work on Walt's pallets I do the same for him, he has a lotta great stuff for the awsome bunch of N scalers on that forum (but they can't resist checking out my threads when I post something new )


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/29/2011 03:37:00 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by milocomarty

Did open Dave's package right away this evening and this is what I found....







martin, its all well and good you getting your package, but now those people on that train are going to be late home! :P

but really looks like you have quite a pile of kits to work on, whitch ones did you order?

morning everyone, tea coffee and some bacon sandwiches on the side, help yourself.

will hopefuly get the backscene on today, ive got to go around all the edges of the lineing paper and stick the fold overs down, then i have to eveict the cat from her bed so i can spray glue the backscene down (being a conservetory it has lots of windows)
hope everyone has a nice day.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/29/2011 03:58:02 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

quote:
Originally posted by milocomarty

Did open Dave's package right away this evening and this is what I found....



martin, its all well and good you getting your package, but now those people on that train are going to be late home! :P

but really looks like you have quite a pile of kits to work on, whitch ones did you order?

morning everyone, tea coffee and some bacon sandwiches on the side, help yourself.

will hopefuly get the backscene on today, ive got to go around all the edges of the lineing paper and stick the fold overs down, then i have to eveict the cat from her bed so i can spray glue the backscene down (being a conservetory it has lots of windows)
hope everyone has a nice day.



Ordered 4 flats, 4 boxcars and 2 reefers from Dave, real cool kits lotta tiny pieces


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 07/29/2011 04:32:26 AM
Message:

Good morning all, and thanks for the coffee Andy.

Good looking stuff for you Martin... looking forward to seing the cars on you layout.

Just signed a new painting... always a relief when the struggle is over :-) A couple of hours of writing on the DVD manuscript next, and hopefully a little time in the shed tonight yoo...

Have a great day all!


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/29/2011 07:13:33 AM
Message:

Morning to all. It's good that Troels found time to finish his painting but now we can expect a whirlwind on the Maine layout.
I was very apprehensive about shipping kits overseas but Martin's package went well.
I shipped another package to New Zealand the week before his kits and it still has not arrived. Maybe the Kiwi birds have held it up.
Weather has been pretty nice here with the heat not being so unbearable. I'll get outside today and tackle some chores.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/29/2011 07:37:35 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and breakfast Andy.

Dave, do you have a web site for your business, if so could you post it?

Troels, good to hear about the painting, got get more income to keep things going.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 07/29/2011 07:54:43 AM
Message:

Morning gents....looks like another hot and humid day at the beach....heat index will be 110[:-hot]
Mark, I found the address on the kit package in the photo[:-eyebrows] www.On30IMA.com

Got the wiring done for the new "woods" section of the layout. 3 turnouts are now powered with the last two hopefully finished later today. Initial test with my climax #5 went smoothly. I'll start the latex paint/throw dirt around/glue foam around this weekend. Then start work on the 3 trestles the scene requires.....I'll post photos as I go so you can see what I'm up to.....sully


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/29/2011 07:56:08 AM
Message:

I do. http://www.on30ima.com/
A Google search for On30 rolling stock kits also brings it up.

Hey, thanks Tom. I knew I put that on the labels for a reason.[:-spin]


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/29/2011 09:00:53 AM
Message:

my hands and arms are sticky, but my layout now has a sky.

well its 5 o'clock somewhere in the world. help yourself (soft drinks also in the fridge


Reply author: scott robertson
Replied on: 07/29/2011 09:50:03 AM
Message:

Good morning to all. Hot this morning in Sacramento - 100 plus expected - No hot coffee today! Recently posted this On30 video link over on the General Forums lounge. Not sure if any of you On30er's saw it. www.railtube.org/en-us/home.aspx

Filmed at the National Train Show, the first video is of the Northern California Narrow Gaugers On30 module layout. The second is the California Central Coast On30 Groups huge setup with about 3.5 mile of scale track - very impressive.

Going to see a friend's layout under construction today. Saturday is running trains at John Coopers. Fun, Fun, fun............Have a good weekend. Scott


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 07/29/2011 10:02:27 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by BBLmber


......
Troels, good to hear about the painting, got get more income to keep things going.

Mark



Mark, the hardest part is not making the actual painting , but getting someone to part with the money for it in these testing times [:-banghead]


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/30/2011 05:39:20 AM
Message:

Good morning all.....very still, lake is like glass here in the mountains.
Coffee & water for tea are on the stove and fresh bagles with all the
fixins are on the counter. Day one of my mini vacation begins today,
I am sure the list of honey-do's has already been started somewhere.
Enjoy the bagles & coffee, I am off to the boat pier to check everything
is in order. Have a good day!


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/30/2011 06:06:17 AM
Message:

morning all, thanks for the coffee and bagles bill.

making good use of ebays free listing weekend. but also started on a couple trees, it looks like a nice day so i'll be going out this afternoon.

hope everyone has a nice day


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/30/2011 08:28:09 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone, thanks for the coffee and bagels Bill.

Shaping up to be a great day. Day one of a weeks holiday so the plan today is to just relax this morning and get some modeling done. This afternoon is "honey-do" time finishing up with a BBQ.

Bill enjoy your time at the lake.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/30/2011 09:39:36 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, cold and chilly day here in Holland. Nice day to go on with my first 0n30IMA flatcar kit. Finished the undercarriage just have to give it it's deck....

Have a nice day...


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/30/2011 09:45:11 AM
Message:

Martin, let me know how the stake pockets go. Those are an addition to the kit and I haven't put any on mine yet.
You will probably have to use CA for the plastic to wood attachment.

I hope you found my on-line instructions easy enough to follow. If you have any suggestions, let me know. I can add/change those easy enough.


Reply author: jcoop
Replied on: 07/30/2011 10:07:16 AM
Message:

Having some members of our module group over this morning for some "training" plus a new member or two. Looking forward to running some trains with the group.

Mid 90's today so not too bad.

John


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 07/30/2011 11:02:13 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and bagels Bill.

Troels, I know it's tough to find the extra money for things right now.

Geezer, give the fish a little break and on keep a couple for lunch. Have fun buillding on the layout.

Matin, how about some pics of your progress.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 07/30/2011 12:10:53 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by mabloodhound

Martin, let me know how the stake pockets go. Those are an addition to the kit and I haven't put any on mine yet.
You will probably have to use CA for the plastic to wood attachment.

I hope you found my on-line instructions easy enough to follow. If you have any suggestions, let me know. I can add/change those easy enough.



Let you know about the stake pockets, thinkin about a drilling jig or so instead of CA. Instructions are clear enough just had to search my workshop for a slab of lead ...

Mark I posted pictures in my Cardigan Bay thread


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 07/31/2011 04:32:28 AM
Message:

Good Morning Crew.
Coffee is done. I went to my 50th high school class reunion last nite. Had a good time. About half of the class turned out. Saw my best high school friend, who I haven't seen since we graduated.

Bill. Hope you have a good day on the lake.

Thursday I visited a logging museum in Rhinelander WI. To my surprise there was a 36" narrow gauge 2-8-0 locomotive on display. It operated on the Robbins Railroad, which was the last, Midwest's narrow gauge common carrier. During it's hay-day, it serviced the Thunder Lake Lumber Co. logging a large section of Wisconsin, with tracks snaking thru the woods from Rhinelander, to the northeast, to the Michigan boarder. Also, picked up a interesting looking book on the Thunder Lake Narrow Gauge, which I have yet to read. The main reason I went there was that there was a Phoenix steam Hauler on display, that was used by the Thunder Lake Lumber Co. Here are just a few photos from my trip.









and for Tom M.



Martin, looking forward to seeing how the car kits go together.

Hope you all have a great day.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 07/31/2011 07:00:50 AM
Message:

cool pictures jim!


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/31/2011 08:40:53 AM
Message:

Jim
Thanks for the pictures, I have always wanted to build one of these, I even found drawings to work from. I anticipated the tracked parts to be the hardest to do. One of the magazines, gazette or annual had drawings. I found a HO boiler that was about the right size and most of it could be scratch built...even if I had to cast a tread structure.

Les


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 07/31/2011 10:04:15 AM
Message:

Les, when you get ready for treads, take a look at this work http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=1526.15
It's 1/35 but easily done in 1:48 too.


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 07/31/2011 11:32:22 AM
Message:

Les, I too was going to scratch build one. I bought a WWII half-track kit for the tracks and was going to use a shay body for the rest, but couldn't find a cheap none working shay and didn't want to destroy one of my working shays. Then I found this kit by Model Tech.

http://www.modeltechstudios.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=815&lastcatid=3&step=4

This is the half track I bought.

http://www.squadron.com/NoStock.asp?item=AC48007

You may also find this log hauler link interesting.

http://www.the-ashpit.com/mik/loghauler.htm

The follow is an operating Phoenix Log hauler which lives only about 30 miles from me. I missed this show this year, where it was run. Hopefully there is next year.

http://wn.com/Phoenix_Wabeno_WI


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 07/31/2011 11:51:27 AM
Message:

Jim
Yeah you and I were on the same track, I had a shay drives that I bought from PSC so that was done, the boiler I have several, bought from John Weigel...Bachmann throw aways, and I think I had a track that I could use...like you it was a half track. Maybe next year for Seattle...

Les


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 07/31/2011 4:43:16 PM
Message:

Great photos Jim!...that little connie is a "honey"....looks like she has relatively small drivers, something under 36" but I could be wrong. Love to see a broadside shot if you took one....
Played tennis this am before getting a good T storm and some needed rain....only problem will be the humidity will be through the roof for a couple of more days...[:-crazy]


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 07/31/2011 6:33:37 PM
Message:

Here's a lake view of our little cabin in the mountains....

Took that one when I was comming in for breakfast....

About 8 lbs of crappies and 3 fat bluegills...
not too shabby for an hour & a half.....[:-bigeyes]
will repeat tomorrow morning....
Headin downstairs to paint the pink & blue...
TTYL


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 07/31/2011 7:43:55 PM
Message:

Good evening everyone,

Managed to get a little modeling in, the windows are installed and I started to assemble the building, looks like the next part of the project will be the rafters.

Jim great shots of the connie and steam log hauler, hope you have more pictures of that puppy to share with us.

Bill, Looks like a very successful morning on the lake.

Well time to look over the forum and then get back to the workbench.

Have a great evening everybody


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/31/2011 7:48:27 PM
Message:

Jim, Great pictures.
Geezer lay off the fish :-)
I am now in Canada after a nice trip to Cass. Anyone going to the NNGC and passing close by Cass should stop. We rented a caboose and a company house to sleep in. The Caboose was at Whittiker station and you are left alone 1/2 way up the mountain for the night with a bunch of old logging equipment and some really nice deer. We rode the train to Bald Knob once and to Whittiker station twice.
Pictures will have to wait a week until I am home.
TTYL.
Larry


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 07/31/2011 9:41:45 PM
Message:

I struggled through editing a picture on my parents PC. Here is the caboose we rented.



For Tom,


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/01/2011 05:08:02 AM
Message:

morning all, tea coffee and some nice scrabled eggs ont he side, help yourself.

bill, nice catch, plenty to eat there :D

larry nice pics, pretty cool that you get to sleep in the caboose.

hope everyone has a nice day


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 08/01/2011 09:08:44 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for coffee and breakfast Andy.

Geezer, it looks like you aare spending a lot of time fishing aand not mdrr.

Larry, it sounds like a great ime was had up at Cass and some great pictures now and to follow.

Everyone have a grweat day.

Mark


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/01/2011 11:44:53 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Andy,

Larry nice teaser, now I can't wait till I get to the Cass in September. Going to a baseball game this afternoon with my son then it's operating tonight so another busy day ahead of me.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/02/2011 08:44:46 AM
Message:

Morning all....Grub is on the stove....
Eggs/toast/bacon/ham/steaks/hash browns/american fries/coffee/tea water/juice -
if I missed anything, its in the fridge!
This is for all fishermen....
"Especially Tom M. & Sully"

Nine inch fillets ain't too shabby!
The crappies averaged just under 2 lbs [:-bigeyes] today...I only kept 5....



Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/02/2011 09:12:28 AM
Message:

I'm not much of a fish person, but those do look good Bill.
Yesterday was a little frustrating as I didn't have internet access until after 5PM. I missed all of the mornings gossip.
I'll finish off a 1:1 job today and come home to relax. Working in the heat all day doesn't leave me much energy to work on models.
Have a nice day.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 08/02/2011 09:26:08 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for breakfast and coffee, although I didn't see any of those fresh filets on the menu.

Those are some nice filets Geezer, are you putting some in the freezer for later.[:-eyebrows]


Supposed to be another hot one here today, so everyone stay cool![:-cold]

Mark


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/02/2011 09:43:40 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee and breakfast Bill, I'll have the fish.

Another warm day here, have some errands to run this morning and then it's back to working the tractor shed, got some rafters to build.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/02/2011 09:45:28 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
Bill nice catch, so you bread and fry or ? How do these taste (I know besides good) are they like flounder or ? I like a morning fish fry right from the river to the pan...Montana style.

Working on projects, the railcar, the 2 Log broncs, a little make over for Geez, 2 Rusty Rail buildings getting primed and stained for the RR.

The wife is off painting all week in OHIO at a decorative Tole Painting so I can get stuff done. Only a month to go before convention.

Les


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/02/2011 10:01:54 AM
Message:

Thanks all....yeah, they went to the freezer.....
Les, et al (Those who eat fish for breakfast)...breaded
up, fried til golden brown....crispy, but not crunchy....
I thought I was the only one who ate fish for breakfast!
I'ts a Sunday morning thing every time we are here at the lake....
OK...clean up day in the layout room....find machinery for
the sawmill/find machinery for machine shop/find overhead
drive system/find boiler....sheesh! Some day, I will learn
to put things in containers and MARK THEM!!!!!!
I'll be back....


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/02/2011 10:40:58 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee ..

Bill: the plate of fish looks great. We had walleye two evenings ago so the taste of fried fish is still in my mind ... mmmm

Thanks for sharing the pictures of the speeders, caboose and log hauler.

Have a great day ..



Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/02/2011 11:18:57 AM
Message:

Bill,
I have spent many a morning on the Yellowstone, Gallatin or Missouri rivers, fishing and having breakfast with that mornings catch, nothing like it, even better cooked over a open fire.

Les


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/02/2011 11:30:48 AM
Message:

Love the fish Bill !

The peppesan boemboe should be in Brooklyn by now, hope you like it.

We had a very rare day of sunshine and nice temps. here in Holland so no modelling but a nice bike ride in the country side :-)
There's filled pointy sweet peppers in the oven, filling is ground chuck with panko, eggs, big heap of sauteed onions and mango chutney, I'll give a shout when they're done.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/02/2011 11:57:33 AM
Message:

argh, damn its muggy here. im just about to have a shower, but the end boards have been stretched 3.5 inches and test fitted, the layout is back in my room fortoday, tomorrow i'll get it down again, clean the end boards up re paint them.

sure is heavy now though :P


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 08/02/2011 2:43:21 PM
Message:

Afternoon gents...beautiful hot day at the beach today.
Bill, you certainly know how to filet those crappie[:-bigeyes]Those filets are big, meaty and clean! I'm sure you'll enjoy them....
As for me....it's saltwater I crave. The red drum are beginning to come into the flats around my cove and that means it's fly rod time Les!! These "puppy drum" run 4-6 lbs and are real good spread out on the grill with the proper "fixins"....(Old Bay seasoning and a little garlic)
Checked the crab pots while I was down at the dock....looks like a total of 7 from the two pots we keep. Plenty for the super and I....I catch em' and steam em' and the misses picks em!



Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/03/2011 04:59:10 AM
Message:

Mmmmmmmm! Do ya ever smoke those drum Sully?
OK gents - coffee is on the stove....I have to leave
to try & catch some more fillets.....I'll be back.....


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/03/2011 05:22:06 AM
Message:

Good morning all, and thanks for the coffee Geezer (and enjoy the fishing..hope you get a freezer full!)

Tom, mentioning a fly rod is like a dagger in the heart ;o) Haven't swung a rod since easter... We don't have the red drum here... saltwater fly fishing here is usually for sea trout.

Have a great day all1




Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 08/03/2011 08:49:34 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee Bill.

Weather is supposed to be getting cooler the next couple of dayts, I hope to get back home and do some model work. I have some plans in my mind and I want to see if I can get them on foam.

Everyone have a great day and stay cool.

Mark


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/03/2011 08:54:45 AM
Message:

afternoon all, cool drinks on the side.

started some house work and doing a few bits on the layout, got the latest NGSLG so ive been reading that instead of working :P opps good issue though


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/03/2011 09:51:44 AM
Message:

Just got word that the On30IMA passenger coach kits arrived in New Zealand. I have no idea why it took 4 weeks to get there and less than two weeks to get to Holland.

Nice weather today so I'll spend some time around the yard and maybe get to some kits later on.
Hope all are enjoying their summer (or winter in the Southern hemisphere).


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 08/03/2011 10:03:25 PM
Message:

Troels...yes, the Chesapeake Bay and the Lynnhaven River in particular(of Lynnhaven Oyster fame) is full of sea trout and a lot of us are using kayaks to fish for them in the tall grasses. Fly fishing is easily something I have to "control"....otherwise I would have little time for modeling.....tom


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/04/2011 03:06:05 AM
Message:

morning guys, very very very early.

why?
well a pipe decided to burst at about 6:30 am in my room. nothing major but still a royal pain in my bum no damage other then sme damp wall paper, water turned off and offending part replaced. still up at 6.30 (the slightly worrying part when i was at my old job that hour would have been classed as a lay in!)

however im up now photos to take and post and something to work out

tea coffee and some lovely scrabled eggs (fromt he people with chickens down the road) with some bacon and mushrooms, help yourself



Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/04/2011 04:28:42 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Tom Sullivan

Troels...yes, the Chesapeake Bay and the Lynnhaven River in particular(of Lynnhaven Oyster fame) is full of sea trout and a lot of us are using kayaks to fish for them in the tall grasses. Fly fishing is easily something I have to "control"....otherwise I would have little time for modeling.....tom



You just added even more temptations to go to the eastern USA on a painting and fishing tour sometime... I too have the dilemma of fly fishing versus modeling, so when the layout is at the "generally finished but needs all the finishing touches" level in a couple of years I'll have my fly fishing revenge... Here's a painting I did af a sweet little seatrout taken on a danish coast...


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/04/2011 04:38:51 AM
Message:

Moring All, thanks for coffee and eggs Andy..hope for you the problem with the pipe's gonna be fixed in a short time. Lovely painting Troels !! Not into fishing at all never been tho...

Dave, it depends on the shipping way and customs, USPS says it can take up to 4 till 44 days. Heard a lot of stories from guys ordering in the US that the package arived in 4 days but still is laying around by customs for another 2 till 3 weeks ...sigh....but hey it arrived!!

Now on with a paintjob, 38 shutters can't spraypaint 'm so I have to do them with a brush.....

Have a great day....


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 08/04/2011 08:22:45 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and breakfastr Andy.

Troels, that is a lovely painting, almost like your ready to cook it on the shingle.

Andy, at least the pipe didn't cause any major damage and was mostly a nuisance.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/04/2011 08:27:18 AM
Message:

I hate painting shutters with a brush; too many places for runs or misses.
Nice weather for today so will get outside and make the best of it.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/04/2011 09:20:23 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by mabloodhound

I hate painting shutters with a brush; too many places for runs or misses.





Hate painting with a brush in general if it has nothing to do with modeling


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 08/04/2011 10:28:24 AM
Message:

Troels....I have to honestly say I really thought that was a photo![:-bigeyes] Beautiful fish....(and painting of course)....tom


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/04/2011 12:11:04 PM
Message:

OK - before it goes to ebay, I have 8 pcs code 100 atlas flex, 3 pcs code 83 atlas flex,
and 16 pieces code70 "on30" branch flex brown/weathered....all new, all 36". Make me an offer
by tomorrow morning.....I also have a ton of NIB shinohara turnouts code 70 listed on ebay.....


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/05/2011 06:24:10 AM
Message:

Morning /afternoon all, got coffee,tea, breakfast / lunch ready help yourself...hopefully I can work a bit on a 0n30IMA boxcar this weekend! Now on with painting shutters.......aargh

Have a nice day..


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 08/05/2011 08:52:55 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for coffee and breakfast Martin.

Martin, take heart it will soon be done and more modeling money in the pocket.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/05/2011 9:39:26 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by BBLmber



Martin, take heart it will soon be done and more modeling money in the pocket.




Hopefully Mark, got a bid on some sound forneys and another shay....few BVM kits would be great to..


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/06/2011 05:23:06 AM
Message:

morning all! tea coffee and full english breakfast, help yourself.

spent all of yesterday helping a friend put a partion wall up. got home (via train) at about 11pm
however i did quite a bit the day before, im pretty sure ive got the larger tree "buttoned down" plus a few other things tocome, after yesterday today is going to be a bit of a chill out day, no doubt i'll find something to do.

hope every one has a good weekend


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/06/2011 08:13:02 AM
Message:

GM Andy - thanks for the brakfast & coffee....
Worked on cleaning up/ organizing the layout room yesterday afternoon. [:-banghead]
More of that today, no fishing, as it looks like rain. The fish may like being wet, but its not for me.
I am really suprised of all the kits and stuff
I have, and didn't know or remember....sheesh!
OK...back to the broom.....All enjoy the day...
Oh yeah, I did "grow" a few more trees at the logging camp.....


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/06/2011 08:22:56 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all! Thanks for the treats Andy!
My usual afternoon break from the easel is always a good time... catching up with the forum life, coffe, wife practising the bandoneon in the theatre next door, dog snoring loudly... I keep getting paint on the computer keyboard though.

Have a great day all!!


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/06/2011 10:23:15 AM
Message:

I'll have another coffee as I just finished breakfast in the Crew Lounge.
Lot of modeling going on here with Troels, Bill, Martin, Ed and all. Busy summer!
I need to get in the swing too.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/06/2011 10:32:00 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Andy

Another nice day here, went to an operating session last night, and working on the tractor shed build. Made a mistake making my masters for the rafters, good thing my son caut it before I went further. Have a usy day planned today so no railroading today, we shall see what tomorrow brings.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/06/2011 1:21:47 PM
Message:

Just checkin in while taking a short break. Now, you can actually
see the floor beneath the layout. Things are organizer in containers
and are labled. Still amazed at the things I have found, that I
had forgotten about....Found a turntable motor, so, I decided to
take a stab at that....will post some progress pictures in my thread.
Everyone have a good day....I'll be back.....


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/06/2011 2:31:11 PM
Message:

Evening all, enjoying my late cup of coffee grab one if you like...thinking about starting on a second boxcar kit...we'll see...

enjoy the weekend..


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 08/06/2011 3:31:20 PM
Message:

Hi Guys

Please join me in an early morning (well at least it is here - 5.30 am Sunday) hot cup of coffee and fresh toast with melted cheese and turkey breast.

My son has started a month long holiday this past week and had great plans to do a lot of modelling. However, he suffered for several days with a severe pain in the side of his head and did not feel much like doing anything. [:-headache] He had a couple of sleepless nights. Not sure what it's medical name is but it has the nickname of "suicide disease" as some sufferers have resorted to that drastic solution as they could not bear the intense pain. Apparently there is some pressure on a nerve just near the ear on his left side.

The good news is he had recovered from the pain yesterday (for now) so he was working on trying to install a sound decoder and speaker in an AMS D&RGW No.50 diesel. Unfortunately, there is not enough space so it is back to square one. [:-banghead] He was looking forward to hearing it as our local hobby shop owner had programmed a Caterpillar engine sounds into the sound chip. Ohh well!!

I will be buying some timber this week to extend our layout and hopefully we will get some layout construction done when I am on holidays in another weeks time

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 08/06/2011 4:22:34 PM
Message:

Afternoon gents....finally a bit of welcome rain and relief from the humidity! Geez...funny thing.....I spent most of the morning cleaning th garage and now I'm up in Gauley River country cleaning up the layout room and hopefully the shop (which is in my attic and get's really hot during the summer days![:-hot])
Been cleaning track in the hopes of starting some operation sessions soon.
Hard to believe I am actually at a point of covering the entire layout with it's first coat of scenery....After that, it's making sure all trackwork is in gauge and the turnouts and throws are working properly.
I hope to get back to some rolling stock adjustments and finally to setting up the loco decoders to where they need to be....I bought a SPROG unit about a year ago and other than downloading the softwear onto my computer, haven't had a chance to play with it and make some loco adjustments.
I've posted a couple more photos of the logging area and could use some advice on using my Nikon D40X to it's best advantage....sully


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 08/06/2011 6:58:19 PM
Message:

Just checking in, spent the week at a beach house on lake Erie and then a visit to Nigaria Central Hobbies in Canada today. I traded in some N scale stuff and picked up $500.00 in store credits. Then turned right around and spent the credit to the penny, two nice loco kits with drives from the UK, a sound decoder and a couple of traded in bashed critters I liked. I have a 13 hour drive home tomorrow so I will check in later in the week.
Larry


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/06/2011 7:51:23 PM
Message:

Drive carefully Larry !

Talking about UK kits, I got two 2-8-2 tender loco conversion kits for the B'mann connie for cheap sale or On30 related swap.



Two reasons: the 2 donor loco's are now ending up as a Garratt and I'm dissapointed about Backwoods' reply to a complaint I made about another kit.
Just personal, I expected something better from a company that turns out great stuff.

Got a bunch of white metal castings for the Garratt enroute, snag is I'll have to be patient to use them 'cause I'll be working shifts for two weeks and two days in a row, old fashioned work-eat-sleep routine...

That said, I'm as proud as a cat with 3 tails for physicaly being able to do so :-))

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/06/2011 8:44:43 PM
Message:

Leo - Glad to hear that you have regained the energy to
deal with the "work/eat/sleep/work..." routine....Those
are nice kits, I have them as well. Too dang bad the connie
have is so crappy.....maybe I can find another use for the kits.....;-)
Just checking in...rained like the devil all day...I got two big
contractors bags full of junk & clutter cleaned out from under
the layout. Tomorrow, its clean off all the junk and clutter from the top....
both sides!!!
Larry....good to hear that you are alive and well....;-)
All have a good evening/morning.....
God bless.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/07/2011 09:48:36 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... coffee is on ....

Rain here ... 5/8" in last 24 hours.

Leo glad to hear you are still acquiring and working on those big loco's.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 08/07/2011 2:18:54 PM
Message:

Good afternoon everyone.
Back home after a one week holiday in southern France where weather was much more pleasant. And working on the house (1:1 scale...).
It's always nice to rediscover the forum after a moment of absence. You can be sure there has been progress in many places.
Have a nice afternoon all.


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 08/07/2011 3:58:12 PM
Message:

Does it really cost Micro-mark $18.20 to post an A4/Letter size (I'm assuming the sheet is that big)sheet of rivet decals to the UK?
When the cost of the item is $9.95, then my models will have to go without rivets!
Shame, I was looking forward to trying these out!
Just checked the Cost of the Archer Decals and they quote $2 to ship to the UK,but these sheets seem smaller than the Micro-mark version (or am I mistaken?)


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/08/2011 02:43:52 AM
Message:

Good mornin' all !

Toast, bacon and scrambled eggs are ready, and do try my cajun onions, got a parcel of real southern Louisiana spices etc. Love the stuff !

Weather is not bad for the 8th of November here in Holland: cold, windy and wet :-((
Feel really sorry for all the folks out camping over here with their kids.

Ordered a Tsunami TSU-1000 heavy steam DSD and big speaker for the Garratt, by the time I have my end-of-August holiday everything should have arrived and I can get cracking, have to keep up with Bill and Troels :-)

Now off to bed for a bit of sleep after the graveyard shift.

cheers, Leo.




Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/08/2011 04:28:35 AM
Message:

Good morning all! Thanks for the goodies Leo!

Just back from the vet with my sick dog... some kind of stomach flu... amazing how much money can be spent in five minutes... I'm in the wrong profession. Dog should be fine soon though.

Another day at the easel awaits before the pleasures of Crabapple Cove tonight...

Have a great day all!


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/08/2011 09:33:24 AM
Message:

Thanks for the breakfast Leo, taste great.

Got some more work on the tractor shed done. Had to stain/distress/weather more siding material as Brett didn't include enough for my modified kit. I hate when I have to make more like that as it is hard to match but I will say that I matched it pretty good, you can't tell the difference. Made and installed the eaves for the car shop portion of the building and made templates for the trusses that will be the next big project.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/08/2011 10:03:23 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... Leo thanks for the coffee ..

Nice sunny morning here. Looks like I`ll be grass cutting this afternoon once the lawns dry out a bit.

Placed an order for some basswood of various sizes. Should get me through the winter.

Troels ... hope your dog gets well soon.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/08/2011 10:08:30 AM
Message:

Good to know Tango is getting better Troels ! Bet he works up a pretty food bill as wel as vet costs ...

David, I agree $18.20 is steep for the weight of the 'parcel'. Just ordered some decoders and speakers from http://dcchobbysupply.com and they charge $8.95 for what must be a big envelope.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/08/2011 10:26:39 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by David Butler

Does it really cost Micro-mark $18.20 to post an A4/Letter size (I'm assuming the sheet is that big)sheet of rivet decals to the UK?




No, it does NOT cost that much. I did considerable research when figuring postage for my On30IMA.com website and my kits are sent for a lot less than that.
I guess MM just uses a catch all number to cover any possibility. I'll even ship First Class mail if the country has a reliable postal system.
Over charging for shipping is one of my main gripes.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/08/2011 10:50:38 AM
Message:

david.

$18 is way steep, however it seams lots of us based stores now charge around the $20 marks for overseas shipping, most of it is a total rip off, more so when i can name a fair few companys who charge the correct amount (sometimes around $7-£10) and even one with a flat rate of $5 even though acording to the shipping note cost $15. shop around if you can, or question them, (well haggle if you like) sometimes there is no way out of it (like my order from valleymodeltrains, but to be fair $20 was a bout right seeing as it was really quite a heavy box.

im also pretty sure the archer ones are smaller, but i think DCCsupplies stocks them, you might have to pay a touch more, but at least its in the uk. the only other option is to spend more money/ask local train buddies if theres anything they also want from micromark then split the postage.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/09/2011 05:37:59 AM
Message:

morning all.

tea coffee and some nice bacon (fat cut off) on toast with hollandaise sauce on top, help yourself.

need to have a sort out of my modelling bits, to much stuff everywhere :P also need to clear my side of the garage up today too. should have time to paint a couple details parts later though

hope everyone has a good day


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/09/2011 07:53:29 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Andy.

Not much happening here, just another day at work. Did manage to finish the framing and main walls of the tractor repair shed last night and worked a bit on the general store for the raffle layout. Going to test fit it tonight to make sure that it will fit in the spot reserved for it.

As for shipping I find Micro-Mart and others very expensive and quite frankly it pays a huge part of my decision if I order something or not. I was going to order some books from the NMRA but the calculated shipping cost was moth than the books. It is a sad state of affairs when I can have stuff sent to my sister in Seattle and have here send it to me and still save money on postage.

Well time to get off the soapbox, have a great day everyone.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/09/2011 08:09:25 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
Still working on th e 2 Log Broncs and the one Railcar. All are making progress, the broncs have been primed waiting for paint and watery/sandy home. The railcar is primed waiting for the drive mech to be mounted and the build of the front pilot deck. Still fighting with the deamons of design and summer dulldrums. You all have a good day, work for me then maybe a few hours in the RR working on multiple projects. Convention deadlines loom.

Les


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/09/2011 10:26:53 PM
Message:

If ya are the least bit curious, and want to know what this is:

Ya hafta visit my thread.....[:-bigeyes]
Not many around this evening.....not hockey season already, is it????
All have a good night!


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/09/2011 10:34:23 PM
Message:

Geez...
Trucks for your TT... jeeez...
Les


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/10/2011 03:00:46 AM
Message:

Morning all, sorry Bill read your thread before offering coffee and breakfast..it's on for those who like. Still painting shutters, bores me to d..., but the end of this project is near....building a second boxcar, still thinkin about it's color...

have a nice day..


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/10/2011 09:46:27 AM
Message:

Martin, glad you're havin' fun painting. Just think of Euros as you paint and the time will go faster, or at least more pleasantly.
Yes, nice idea for the TT Bill.
I did get some modeling in the last two nights. No pictures fit to post yet.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 08/10/2011 09:48:02 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and breakfast Martin.

Still not much modeling going on at my house, I hope the slump will be over soon.[:-banghead]

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/11/2011 04:54:57 AM
Message:

morning all

tea coffee and croissants on the side, help yourself

not a whole lot to report, we held our club meeting a a friends last night who lives just up the road from me and has a rather nice garden railway, i saw his extention (making the top loop bigger whitch runs around itself and under its self) a while ago, but it was cool to finaly see some trains running around, we had a blast, i was running a battry loco (in 7/8th) whitch was a turn on and leave, another member had the r/c battery loco and a friend of sids (the host) brought along his goose with sound! and it brought the nabours out to ask "what the heck is dat?" :D


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/11/2011 06:26:12 AM
Message:

Thanks for breakfast Andy, looks like you had fun!! Not much to report still painting shutters. Awfull lot 38 but the end is near, only thinking about the big bill I can write when done....

Have a great day...


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/11/2011 06:51:24 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all, and thanks for the coffee and croissant Andy! Spending the day fine tuning the DVD manuscript and screenplay, props plan etc for my first DVD production... this is hard work!! Have to prepare samples, half and fully finished, cue sheets, demo stuff etc. and have everything ready when the video crew arrives... Exiting too of course! And good to get a break from the daily routine at the easel...

Andy, garden railroading sounds nice, if weather permits... Martin, good to hear the end is in sight!!

Have a great day all!


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/11/2011 07:58:54 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Andy. Sounds like you had a great time last night.

Like Martin, nothing much to report, wasn't feeling all to well last night so I went to bred real early.

Martin, glad to hear the end is in sight.

Troels, the video sounds exciting and I bet it will be worth all the hard work.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 08/11/2011 09:39:25 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and croissants Andy.

Fun with trains outdoors, can it get any better.

Still not much modeling, but mite get to the storage room tonite to get some books out for reference and planning.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 08/11/2011 09:41:07 AM
Message:

Not been ignoring you all, but busy doing a rebuild on the Master PC - New M/board, New Quad CPU, Graphics Card, Audio card and some additional USB and Firewire sockets. Got the whole thing rebuilt which meant moving all 4 hard drives around and then when I booted it up, couldn't find the boot drive. Checked all the connections and found the master drive had a broken SATA connection.So had to re-install Windows on #2 drive, order a replacement drive and now I'm busily re-installing all the software. Luckily, apart from the software and Win7, the failed drive didn't have much else on as I'd relocated 'My Documents' to a 3rd drive!
Just got back from the Eye specialist having had the second cataract done a week ago - all is healing nicely and we finally got round to having the stitches out of the right eye from the op which was done last year. All my ailments, such as cancer, high blood pressure, etc., etc., put paid to the removal when it should have been done!
The backyard is beginning to show signs of long needed TLC , but that has severely curtailed any modelling.
Tea and crumpets available for those who need a PICK-ME-UP


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/11/2011 10:21:48 AM
Message:

David, glad to hear from you and wish you the best with all your doctors.
Not much planned today for me.
Troels, it's really exciting to read about your DVD production and I'll be looking forward to buying a copy.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/11/2011 2:23:50 PM
Message:

Off for three days fishing so I guess the roof trusses will wait.

Have a great weekend.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/12/2011 04:32:36 AM
Message:

morning guys, tea coffee and since its friday a nice full english.

picked up another long left project i started a while go (by a while i think i mean 5-6 years) a banta coupula for the bachmann combine nothing picture worthy just yet but i kick my younger self for not pre painting the wooden parts before sticking together and fixing the glass hehe

david nice to hear from you.
tom have fun fishing.
troels i'd order a copy :D, hope you have a good sales pitch "but thats not all, order now...." :P


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/12/2011 05:27:04 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

morning guys, tea coffee and since its friday a nice full english.


....."troels i'd order a copy :D, hope you have a good sales pitch "but thats not all, order now...." :P



LOL Andy! Sounds like the commercials....." ....but WAIT! If you order now, we will......"

Thanks for breakfast ANDY....WAS HUNGRY!
(I wont make any comments about "not putting in the window glass" on a project..... ;-)

Going downstairs with collee in hand....run some trains now that I can see the track!.

All enjoy the day!


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/12/2011 05:59:52 AM
Message:

Good morning all, and thank you for the goodies Andy! Not taking any orders just yet... I'll see the finished product before I believe it (and there will be a good while before we produce an european PAL version too ;-)

Spent all morning photoshopping stills for the video... mouse cramps as the result. Made some demo rockwork to paint yesterday evening. This is cutting into time at the easel and modeling...

Geezer, enjoy running your trains on all that fine trackwork!!

Have a great day all!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/12/2011 06:16:00 AM
Message:

Morning all, thanks for the bite Andy..not taking pre-orders yet Troels ? You can put me on the list too. No mouse cramps for me but brush cramps...not used to paint all day...but 24 outta 38 are done.
Did a canvas roof on a boxcar, boy hard to find decent tissue paper over here, the like to stamp patterns innit here in this country. But wel just needs a touch up with some paint and some drybrushing...And Bill have fun in running trains !!

have a nice day


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/12/2011 08:22:03 AM
Message:

Mornin' guys. Martin, you can always use tea bags (without the tea) as it makes a good simulated canvas.
More woodworking to do in the barn today. Might finish the project if I get to it.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/12/2011 08:23:19 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee and breakfast Andy.

David, glad to here from you and to hear you are doing stuff again, hope you put your health issues behind you soon.

Bill enjoy running your trains, track work looks great.

Managed to install the second floor on the tractor shed build, joists and floor boards, next up walls for the office.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 08/12/2011 12:04:14 PM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
Andy, thanks for the coffee.
I have been busy doing every thing else, but modeling this summer. My 17 year old grand daughter ask me yesterday why I haven't been working on my layout. Didn't have a really good answer for her, but guess I better get my butt in gear and get working on it. She is a Minnesota raised, Green Bay Packer fan, so yesterday I took her to Lambeau Field Packer Hall of Fame for a Packer expierence. We even were able to watch their last practice before a game this weekend. They were all suited up so you could tell who they were. She was in heaven, it was fun to see her excitement. Was a long day, but worth every minute of it.

Bill, good to see you progress. With your last photo, I finally am getting a feel for your layout. Track work looks good. Have fun running some trains. What are you planning to put in the center of the reverse loop.

David, good to hear from you. You really took on a big computer project. Sounds like you have it under control.

Troels, I too can't wait for your DVD to come out.

Pictures, Ron, Pictures.

Tom, I am ready for a fish fry, let me know when it is.

Have a great day guys.


Reply author: Philip
Replied on: 08/12/2011 12:59:38 PM
Message:

Good afternoon still following along watching all you guys start and finish your awesome projects! Out of all of them I really like the yellow building Martin constructed and the recent turntable by Geez and troels super layout. I looked back to July 12th my last post in the lounge. Dang I take forever to do anything! Still plugging along with the MDC Shay conversion. Have all the wiring done w DCC from a donor ON30 gas mechanical guts trying to mount all the junk and get it done here is a couple of photo. I vote the MDC Shay as the worst mechanical piece of junk to every hit the market! Must have taken it apart and reassembled it 100 times. Run smooth just a little noisy typical of MDC box cab coffe grinders.






Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/13/2011 12:48:34 AM
Message:

Good marning all! Coffee ready brewed, and croissants fresh from the baker too...

Up early as usual... love these mornings with time to read the forum life before walking the dog. Then I'll have to continue with the DVD preparations... I did manage to get some pilings in place for the salt warehouse yesterday though

Have a great day and weekend all!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/13/2011 07:57:18 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, up late as usual not that much of a morning time guy..great to see that you'll still have a bit of time for modeling Troels....havin a lunch with pancakes so join me if you like....have to redo the roof on the boxcar, not to prototypical with all those wrinkles in the canvas, well maybe I can sand them out....altough I like the look..

Have a great day...


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/13/2011 08:25:02 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Troels.

Another great day starting here but unfortunately, I feel under the weather, so it looks like I'm just going to take it easy today.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/13/2011 08:35:21 AM
Message:

Martin, if you like the wrinkles just keep them... I'd blame the O scale guy who was drunk when he laid the canvas. If I make a crooked wall and other non-conform stuff I usually blame the old Heureka "Tremolo" Arnold, who has worked almost everywhere in my area, and being a fan of the green bottle he has made a lot of not too straight stuff ;-)


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/13/2011 09:19:19 AM
Message:

Well, Martin, the best time for painting shutters is in the morning
I thinks you'll like the canvas better if it's smooth and sanding it should work.
Troel's DVD is sure to be a sellout. With all the work going into it I know it'll be a platinum album.


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/13/2011 10:32:40 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all !

Up early as well, must have been about the same time as Troels: 05.40-ish LT.

Just back from work where I had a 'pleasant' meeting with a BIG electric motor and a star/delta circuit which started running CW and switched into high gear running CCW. Happy to report that I won :-)

Now off to the local pub for a well-earned brew and a bite to eat, anyone tagging along ?

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/13/2011 11:05:43 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, bit of modeling done today, first attempt ever to do peeling paint Chuck's style....now I'm of for a soccer game and do the same as Leo, grab a few brews...cheers..
Enjoy the rest of the day....


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/13/2011 2:18:50 PM
Message:

evening all,

been at a local-ish model railway show today, picked up at 6:30 am! looong day, nice show, photos soon.

hope everyone has had a nice day


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 08/14/2011 3:11:25 PM
Message:

Afternoon All, ice tea and other cold beverages are in the fridge, and a snack tray is on the counter.

It's off to WV to visit my mom and my daughter. I am going to stay done on my cousins farm( party place) where he has his winery. I'll sample some of the still drippings.

It is also right along the CSX right of way, so a little train watching.

Philip, the shay is starting to look great.

Everyone have a good week, see you next weekend.

Mark


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/15/2011 04:09:34 AM
Message:

morning all,
tea coffee and some nice fruit and buns helps yourself.

philip the shays looking good.

here are some photos from the show from the weekend, i didnt take many photos of anything else because i had seen most of it before, but here are some snaps of models made by sid bunker (the same friend with the garden railway we played with in the week) its all 7/8ths and every but wheels, running gear, figures and some detail parts has been scratch built, or made from house hold stuff/junk/toys.









also at the show was charle fox-wilson out side with a few loops and some of his stock running around. he has a very very large scenic layout he takes around to shows called brokebrick mountain. but alas i didnt take photos :P

anyway this weeks ganna be busy with some railroad stuff to do this week, as well as jobcentre and getting ready for belgium on friday.

hope everyone has a good day


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/15/2011 06:15:54 AM
Message:

G'day all, thanks for the goodies Andy. Sanding the last 6 shutters before their final coat of paint....pfffffff almost done....try to do a bit of modeling tonight, big game tomorrow for the FC, for a place in the Champions League against Benfica. Still have to swop tickets they send me 3 for a skybox....

Have a great day


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/15/2011 07:11:21 AM
Message:

Good to hear it's almost done Martin !

Got 4 more days of ship-routine work to go and then things get normal again,
can't wait to get going on the Garratt again :-)

Hope they look like this tomorrow !!



cheers, Leo.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/15/2011 08:52:13 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Andy.

Still feeling under the weather but did manage to get some work done on the tractor shed build, updates can be found here http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=33697

Andy, thanks for the photos, looks like some great modeling was to be had at the show.

Martin, the end is in site then it's back to the fun stuff.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 08/15/2011 5:59:48 PM
Message:

Hi Everyone

My son and I are both on holidays this week so we have started construction on Stage 2 of Silkwood Depot, our On30 Empire. I had bought in some 4X1 and 2X1 timber, double-slotted metal strips and brackets over the past month so we had all the materials ready. Progress has been a bit slow at first with really only two full days of work completed since last Saturday.

The top deck along the left-hand wall of the shed was completed earlier this year with trackwork laid and operational although we still have to start applying the scenery.

We now have installed the double-slotted metal strips and brackets along the right-hand side of the shed and have made the L-Girders to be fixed to the brackets. One pair of L-Girders is almost 3 metres long and the other pair 4 metres long. We also have to construct the baseboard framework across the back of the shed to link up the right-hand and left-hand sides of the shed.

We should get the L-Girders we have already made installed today and then start looking at what we need to do along the back of the shed.

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/15/2011 7:09:22 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Leo Starrenburg

Good to hear it's almost done Martin !

Got 4 more days of ship-routine work to go and then things get normal again,
can't wait to get going on the Garratt again :-)

Hope they look like this tomorrow !!



cheers, Leo.



Hope they do Leo, 3 times if it's possible, can't wait to see what you make out of the Garrat too...
For the rest the planned time to do some painting and glueing datails on the boxcar...we'll a mate of mine who's dad passed away recently came by for a visit so I had a few beers with him, not much done mdeling wise...

G'night and sleep well...


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/16/2011 06:32:40 AM
Message:

Morning all, coffee,tea, breakfast / lunch ready..still painting [:-banghead] shutters.....

have a great day...


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/16/2011 08:43:45 AM
Message:

Tks for coffee Marty.....is that one of them "Football" pictures????? ;-)


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/16/2011 09:34:40 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee.

Back from our fishing trip. The weather was great but the fishing was poor. Did get one feed of walleye.

I have some running around this morning and perhaps some modeling this afternoon.

Have a great day ...


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/16/2011 09:44:25 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Geezer

Tks for coffee Marty.....is that one of them "Football" pictures????? ;-)



Yeah, teamcolors are mine to. That's how they behave after scoring a goal..


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/16/2011 10:31:42 AM
Message:

Morning! Hope the shutter painting is going OK Martin.
Here's a YT video of Laurie McLean's latest animation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoYtBUBBzp0

I've got a couple kits to get out to Geezer now.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/16/2011 6:03:14 PM
Message:

Night all, just back from the game..it's a 2-2 but I see some opportunities in Portugal....grab my last beer before I go to bed...Dave shutter paintings goin ok, doin the last 2 tomorrow...can't see them anymore...

G'night all


Reply author: Philip
Replied on: 08/16/2011 11:38:35 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by mabloodhound

Morning! Hope the shutter painting is going OK Martin.
Here's a YT video of Laurie McLean's latest animation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoYtBUBBzp0

I've got a couple kits to get out to Geezer now.



amazing!


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 08/17/2011 06:20:19 AM
Message:

The animation is certainly impressive technologically speaking. And it would help shoot pictures showing the smith in several postures. But honestly the movement is really not realistic, and I don't see how this could improve the realism of a scene.

Martin, Lyon made a better result against Kazan (3-1) but some say the return match at Kazan might be difficult. Good luck to Twente! (Hope none of our Portuguese friends will read the post... ).


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/17/2011 08:44:31 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone, coffee is on so help yourself.

Starting to feel better and work is progressing on the tractor shed.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 08/17/2011 09:41:44 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee Ron.

I have been staying out at my cousins farm, and going up to nthe distillery during the day to watch trhe wiskey making in progress.

I had a great wake-up call this morning , a CSX freight went by my window about 150' away. Can't hardly get much better than that , except maybe a steam whistle in the morning.

You'all have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/17/2011 09:41:53 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee Ron.

I see many of you are rushing to get your convention projects done. I am sure you will all make the dead line.

I got tied up in 1:1 projects yesterday. I did buy 150 wooden coffee sticks, 5 1/2" long, to try out. They have the round ends. Most of the wood I use needs to be cut to length so the rounded ends will disappear anyway.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 08/17/2011 1:43:27 PM
Message:

Afternoon gents...beautiful day at the beach today! Read that as "low humidity".
Got back from a visit to Maine last night....spent 5 days with my brother and family in Boothbay Haba.
Visited the relatively new "Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens" in Boothbay....just spectacular. 200 plus acres featuring every kind of plant, flower, shrub, tree etc. that grows in along the Maine coast.
(Troels, if you plan a trip up during your stay plan on spending some dedicated time there...)
And of course, I visited the WW&F rwy in Sheepscot. Unbelievable to see their little #10 running and pulling the W&Q coach and other passenger equipment.
I was treated to ride the model T rail car and we left 5 mins. after the train and rode to a road crossing past Alna, where they turned the car .....super stuff!
Here are some photos.....sully
















My pics don't do this place justice....a special place for narrow gauger....lilliput engines, authentic rolling stock, a great little facility and just plain great "Maine folks" to chat with.....if your plans allow a trip up there, go see (and support) the WW&F sully

Hey "just a fan Jeff"...I sent you a PM


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/17/2011 2:35:39 PM
Message:

Great pictures Tom !


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/17/2011 2:39:20 PM
Message:

I sure could use a 1:1 version of the Model T for the speeder rail excursions. That would be an eye opener.


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/17/2011 3:03:17 PM
Message:

Thank you for the great pictures Tom!

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/17/2011 3:36:10 PM
Message:

Thank you ever so much for the inspirational photos Tom! I unfortunately won't have the time to go to Maine when in Peabody, but we're saving to one day be able to go there on an extended stay... a fine area to paint as well to model!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/17/2011 5:21:19 PM
Message:

Great pictures Tom....A lot has happened since I was there...
#10 wasn't running, #7 was still in the shop, and I didn't even
see the railcar! WOW! You lucky dog!.....I don't remember the
water service being there either....man-o-man!!!
The top of the rail car looks like it was a converted
jon boat! lol.....Thanks again Sullyh........


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 08/17/2011 7:57:34 PM
Message:

Neat pictures Tom.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/18/2011 04:19:28 AM
Message:

great pictures!!!

morning all. tea coffee and some really nice little cakes my mum brought home from work yesterday.

busy packing today. and some other stuff i need to do before i go tomorrow morning, a whole trip on trains, electostar or 313 unit to brighton, elecrtosar to st pancras, spend half an hour or so looking around st pancras, eurostar to belgium, brussles, then i hope on a really cool set to antwerp, apparently what we call toped and tailed (locos at the front and rear of the train) with nice coaches inbetween should be fun!

hope everyone has a nice day


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/18/2011 06:34:14 AM
Message:

G'day all, finaly done with painting shutters now back to normal business.
Thanks for coffee and bites Andy...
Think I do some work this evening on Geezer's joint...

Have a great day


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/18/2011 07:31:34 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Andy.

Martin, glad to hear the shutters are finally done.

Andy, enjoy your trip, sounds like a lot of fun.

Tom, thanks for the great pictures, My first (and only) trip to the WW&F was during the Portland Narrow Gauge Convention, I really need to get back there.

Finished the stair case for the tractor shed, so now it's on to the details, I see a lot of painting in my future.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 08/18/2011 08:22:08 AM
Message:

Good Morning All, thanks for the coffee Andy.

Martin, it's always nice to finish a job that you have been dreading starting to begin with.

Tom, great photos.

Ron, I know detail painting seems to take forever sometimes.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark
Still up in the wilds of WV.


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 08/18/2011 09:05:51 AM
Message:

Love the pictures Tom. Looked like a fun trip. Interesting way to turn the Model T.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/18/2011 09:56:39 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee.

Andy enjoy your rail trip. Sounds like fun.

Ron keep up the good work on the tractor house.

I think I'll stain or paint up some stir sticks for the walls of my false front building.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: Just a fan
Replied on: 08/18/2011 10:16:27 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Tom Sullivan

Hey "just a fan Jeff"...I sent you a PM



Got your PM. Thanks for posting the pics. I stand at the ready to help you tear down/re-build your "new" layout.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/18/2011 10:39:09 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
Well not much done on Railcar, actually most of its done, very little left to fabricate, just need to finish the detailing and paint. The log broncs are waiting for paint too. I will be building some sort of setting for them in the contest room, I think it will be allowed...as in a short segment of track for the railcar, and some water for the log broncs. Lastly unless I get in gear the diorama is not going to be done, I haven't touched it, and there is alot of scenery work to do, I might get there just don't know.

You all be safe today,
Les


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/18/2011 10:51:32 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all !

Got a package from España, 5 different kinds of pimentón and superb Spanish dried pork sausage. Anyone for Spanish deviled eggs with tuna ?

Big smoker had it's 'spring' cleaning, didn't get to use it this wet summer but this weekend the sun is out :-)) Will go to the butcher tomorrow and marinate the goodies overnight, fire-up on Saturday mornin' so you'd better keep the afternoon free and your appetite healthy.

One of the musts is pork butt, marinated 'my way' and than rubbed in Cajun seasoning, will make a wee shopping list for the rest at work tonight (time permitting..)

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 08/18/2011 11:44:16 AM
Message:

Hey Leo, I just got done tasting something good to go with the pork butts. Your choice Honey ppPeach whiskey or Apple Pie whiskey, from my cousins distillary ( Pinch Gut Hollow Distillary)

Mark


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/19/2011 07:43:19 AM
Message:

Good morning all, coffee is on so help yourself.

Not much modeling done last night, bur did manage to start painting detail parts for the tractor shed, got the base coat dome on the big castings, stained the stairway and put the major pieces together on the cat tractor. Still a lot to do and only two weeks left, I'm starting to wonder if I bit off more than I can chew. [:-bigeyes]
Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/19/2011 09:33:41 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee Ron ..

Another cool +4C but sunny morning here. Fall is in the air.

Work continues on the false front building with the sides now boarded up. I need some lumber for the roof trusses. I have it on order but perhaps I can find enough of the right size in the lumber shed. I must go look.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 08/19/2011 09:58:23 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee Ron.

It's been beautiful weather up here in the hills, spent most of the night last night helping to tend the still. We ran off about 50 gallons of corn whiskey, ready for bottling in about a month.

It's been great relaxing on the porch in a rocking chair and watching the trains going by every once in a while.

Eveyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 08/20/2011 02:36:17 AM
Message:

Its 4.30pm Saturday afternoon here in sunny Brisbane. We have just come home from the Australian Model Railway Association's clubrooms at Zillmere on the other side of (north side) Brisbane where we spent a pleasant day running some Garden Railway trains and Raymond collected his latest live-steam purchase a coal-fired Davenport 0-4-0ST.

The past week working in The Shed building our On30 layout has not progressed as far as we would have liked but at least we still made some progress. Here are some pictures -

We have built the upper deck along the righ-hand wall of the shed


We have also built two separate sections across the back wall of the shed to link both sides


The gap you can see is meant to accomodate a high trestle bridge which will have its foundations on the lower level baseboard. The track on the lower level will come out of a tunnel under the trestle bridge through a section like a deep gorge with a river beside it before going into a tunnel on the other side of the gap. The mountain will climb right up to the upper level to make (what I hope) will be a spectacular scene.

There is a split system air-conditioning unit to be mounted up high on the back wall. After getting this far I thought I might have problems accessing this unit for installation and maintenance so we are looking to see if we can make the gap/bridge section removeable (on castors?).

I am off to work tomorrow after a week's holiday, as it is the Railway Workshops annual Workers' Reunion for railway employees.

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/20/2011 05:44:29 AM
Message:

Good mornin' all !

Glorious weather here in Holland, offset smoker is alive and kicking, while the pork butt is sloowly heating I made gratinated mussels 'my style' :



Bring water to the boil, add 2 chopped onions, a chopped leek and a good spoonful of Louisiana crawfish-boil mix. (nutmeg and hot pepper are realy present in this mix) When boiling vigorously add the mussels. Liquid only reaches for a ¼ or so in the pan, the mussels steam rather then boil. Only a couple of minutes until they're open, no longer ! That's it, eat out of the pan with some French bread and enjoy :-) If any is left over, remove mussels from the shells and put back in the liquid, you can store 'm in the fridge overnight. Re-heat in a pan and add a good measure of corn starch soaked in cold water, gentle stir into the simmering liquid. Leave to cool a wee bit and fill oven cups wth the mussels, cut a piece of bread with a glass to cover the cups, then finish of with a slice of cheddar cheese. Pre-heat oven to 210° , bake for about 5 to 10 minutes, then another 5 or so of top grill to colour the cheese. Done !

No railroad work today gents :-)

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/20/2011 05:52:47 AM
Message:

Morning all, wow Leo, shure sounds tasty mekes me wanna step into the car and give you a visit.....being busy to make me some scale lumber...and work a bit on Geezers Grog....

have a nice day


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/20/2011 08:55:31 AM
Message:

Martin, glad to hear that someone else makes their own scale lumber. I've saved so much left over scrap lumber from 1:1 jobs that I have a barn half full of the stuff.
Good to see some of Leo's cooking again, missed that.
David, the Shed looks like it will have a wonderful layout. Good start.
Tom, you need to cut your own lumber like Martin and I do. Never have to wait for an order that way.
Have a nice day.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/20/2011 09:56:38 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... a fresh pot of coffee is on.

Dave once my order arrives I should have a sufficient supply of lumber for some time. I would like to cut my own lumber however with a new set of lungs I am really cautious with the fine dust.

Bill the Grandt Line commercial door front arrived for your building. It may be to fancy for a tackle shop. If it is then I will create my own front for the shop.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/20/2011 11:47:31 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by mabloodhound

Martin, glad to hear that someone else makes their own scale lumber.


Shure helps alot if you have your own woodworkshop. Use a stationary router , table saw and a big stationary sander to get them to size...
Did buy rough basswood btw, but I can make a value of 118 dollar scale lumber out of 10 dollar rough material...


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/21/2011 10:01:18 AM
Message:

Good morning all ..... coffee is on ...

Going to be a hot one the next few days. Summer is trying to hang on for a bit.

Nice to hear that the Bachmann Porters with sound and DCC are on the market. I wonder what the going price will settle at.

I found some lumber so I managed to frame out one roof truss yesterday. Hopefully I`ll get all 8 made today.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: Reg Barron
Replied on: 08/21/2011 10:54:18 AM
Message:

At least two places in Maryland, USA have them for $150 with sound: Petersboro RR and Star Hobbies.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/21/2011 3:35:26 PM
Message:

Good evening all!

Finally resting at the computer after twelve hours of painting and a couple in the train shed, mostly clearing and arranging for the shooting, but also managed to cut out the walls for my next build. Beer on the counter if you are so inclined!

Hope to see and hear the new Porter when in Peabody in october... my old porter is almost dysfunctional with a short somewhere giving very erratic behaviour. Sometimes it suddenly spurts away at full speed while parked on a siding until it crashes into something...

Have a great day/evening all!


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/21/2011 4:15:26 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by kirk

Sometimes it suddenly spurts away at full speed while parked on a siding until it crashes into something...



Are you sure it isn't the engineer who may have spent too much time in the bar with Leo or up at the Hillside?


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/21/2011 9:07:53 PM
Message:

LOL Troels....I have it's cousin!


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 08/21/2011 10:59:57 PM
Message:

Just checking in after a full weekend of work. We finally finished our IT release and put the troops to rest. My turn for some shut eye. Be back soon.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/22/2011 04:54:07 AM
Message:

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening folks.....
Enjoy what ever time it is where you are.
For those on the rise, there's coffee/tea,
and a full breakfast over on the counter
help yourself style!
More work on the the engine house today,
I will try to finish all the truss work and
get some planking down.....Back at the layout,
90% of the trackwork is done on the right
side, in the log camp/sawmill area. Work on the
turntable calls as well....
All have a good day....its raining here.....
Larry - good to see you back with us.....


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/22/2011 07:32:48 AM
Message:

Mornin' all !

well, morning, it's about half past one here in sunny Holland, time for a latish lunch: freshly baked pistolets, pate and aged Dutch cheese and Branston pickles. Do tuck in and help yourselves to coffee, tea or cooled chocolate milk.

Only 16 hours of work to go before a nearly three week holiday, been keeping myself busy with the little diorama. I do envy those that can visualise such a thing and then simply go on and build it. It's much trial and a LOT of error with me but I'll get there (I hope..)

If things go as planned the Garratt will grow a bit and make a test ride to check a number of things out, will keep you up to date.

I'm curious about the new Porter, will try and get one -for a reasonable price- just to try it out and listen to the new speaker.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/22/2011 09:07:51 AM
Message:

Well, it's still morning here so I think I'll have the breakfast. Besides, pate isn't one of my favorites, although I do like liverwurst very much, go figure.
Got the sides up on the kit I'm building and will be ready to post some photos pretty soon. Need to organize them, re-size them, write about them, yada, yada, yada.
Have a nice one.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/22/2011 09:53:22 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
Busy weekend for me, besides loosing power from 3am to 2Pm on Saturday with tree down on power lines, I got lots of stuff done for convention projects. I made up 2 displays to show off the log broncs and the railcar. I glued them up on Saturday, and put down, shaped, and sulptamolded them on Sunday. Worked on the Railcar details Sunday, and hopefully will have a loco for convention. Two weeks to go, I guess I better get cracking...

Les


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/22/2011 09:55:36 AM
Message:

Good morning all .. thanks for the coffee ..
Nice sunny morning here.

Finished the 8 trusses yesterday. They all seem to be very similar in size. I used the drawing, wax paper and T-pins as a template.

Lawn mowing this morning and perhaps some MRR later on.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/22/2011 2:28:51 PM
Message:

Good evening all! I'm completely bombed out from painting for the exhibition opening friday and preparing the DVD shooting wednesday, so now I take the rest of the evening off! No modeling!! Almost ready for the video shoot... just a brick sample and some stills to organize, write a few cue cards and other small stuff... I'm looking forward to returning to normal!!

Have a great day/evening all!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/22/2011 5:08:39 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by mabloodhound


Got the sides up on the kit I'm building and will be ready to post some photos pretty soon.


Looking forward to see pictures Dave !! Btw are you going for a reissue of the stockcars one of these days ?? Love to have a couple..


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/23/2011 05:24:06 AM
Message:

Morning all, coffee and tea is on. Breakfast ready help yourselves...in the woodworking again instead of painting, does feel good and I like the smell of oak...gonna make this an easy and slow week....bit of work on Geezer's tonight..

Have a great day...


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/23/2011 08:23:36 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone, coffee is on so help yourself.

Cool and sunny here in Ottawa, it looking to be a great day.

Not much in the way of modeling for me this past weekend as we had our two grand children (4 & 1-1/2) for the past 4 days and they kept us busy. I did manage to get some details for the tractor shed diorama painted and the wood cut and stained for the lumber storage shed. Goal tonight is to get the walls built up for the lumber shed. Have less than two weeks to complete it and still a long way to go, boy do I love self imposed deadlines. [:-bigeyes]

That's all for how have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/23/2011 09:54:16 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee Ron

Rained over night but clearing off this morning.

Once it dries up a bit I have to cut the grass on the hill to the lakeside of the house. Not much fun as the hill is steep.

Later I want to build the floor and board walk in front of the boot shop. What is a good width for the board walk ..... 8 - 10 ft.?

Have a great day ....


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/24/2011 07:52:57 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Coffee is on so help yourself, I even lest some bagels and cream cheese on the counter.

No modeling last night as I ran into some computer glitches last night that took most of the evening to sort out. Hopefully tonight will be different.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/24/2011 08:34:29 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
Well the day after finds those of us in the aftermath of the earthquake. At my house my wifes shelves and display case was shaken enough to put most of her decorative painted items on the floor, only one dented. Luckly the RR is bolted to the wall even though its on shelf hangers, and in the basement. No damage done to RR or modeling areas. Today I am a bit sore due to the fall in the elevator when the quake hit...a bit sore, a bit rattled but on the go.

Les


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/24/2011 09:49:31 AM
Message:

Good morning all ..... thanks for the coffee Ron.

Les glad to hear you are o.k. aside from some soreness. I hope there are no structural faults in that new rail car.

The postman was kind to me yesterday with 250+, 24" sticks of basswood arriving. The construction foreman is happy the winter projects can go ahead.

Have a great day...


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/24/2011 10:11:27 AM
Message:

Morning all. Yesterday was good with a chance to finish up the CAD drawings for the On30IMA stock car.
I need to get them on the correct cutting sheet and then a test cut done. Trying to keep costs down is a primary goal to make the kits affordable.
Have a nice day.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/24/2011 10:34:12 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, glad to hear you're ok Les...wow stockcar 's nice!! TV tonight as Twente plays the decision game against Benfica....

Have a nice day..


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 08/24/2011 12:14:54 PM
Message:

Hi folks,
Evening mealtime here in the UK.
Meatballs and spaghetti on the go with a bottle of Pinot Noir to wash it down followed by a fruit cocktail trifle!
Good news from the Oncologist - no sign of any residue cancer!
Off to travel the Welsh Highland Railway this weekend, a visit to the Corris narrow guage Railway ( no trains running however )and amodel railway exhibition and then on down to Barnstable to ride the Lynton & Barnstaple_Railway.
Still no modelling done - literally too busy refurbishing the back yard and consequently too tired out to do anything in the evenings except visit the forums and get depressed by Troels escapades!
All the best and hopes this finds you all as fit and healthy as me!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/24/2011 12:50:02 PM
Message:

David - What great news!!!!
Good to hear from you again, and enjoy the trip!!!!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/24/2011 1:25:36 PM
Message:

Same here David !!


Reply author: Neil F
Replied on: 08/24/2011 4:45:43 PM
Message:

Have a nice break in Wales David.
My Corris timetable states Modellers Days and Model/toy show, the railway should be open on bank holiday weekend, we were there in August but the railway only works at weekends. It was very wet when we were there, and the King Arthurs Labyrith had to close because of flooding (the old slate caverns in Corris). When on the WHR you should be able to see the new green NGG16 as its now running. The mallet and B class should be around as well. http://www.festrail.co.uk/content/publish/whrnews/Mallet_and_Darjeeling_B_Class_head_for_North_Wales.shtml
have a good holiday.


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 08/24/2011 5:04:51 PM
Message:

Hi David

It is great news about your health. I sincerely trust it will keep improving.

Have a great time in Wales and travelling on the Welsh Highland. I won a Queensland Museum Scholarship in 2006 and spent five weeks studying railway and transport museums. During my visit I was lucky to have had the time to spend in Wales where I travelled on the Welsh Highland from Caernarfon to Rhydd Ddu (?) and then again in 2009 when I scored a footplate ride on an NGG16 Garratt.

Here are a couple of images from my 2006 trip.

An NGG16 at Dinas.



Here I am enjoying a pint with my new found friend "Princess" in Spooner's Bar at Porthmadog (Ffestiniog Railway) [:-party]



Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 08/24/2011 6:13:57 PM
Message:

David, congrats for the great news. Have a nice trip!


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/25/2011 04:13:01 AM
Message:

Mornin' all !

Good to read you're doing fine David !

Apple and vanilla pancakes for brekkie, soft boiled eggs and toast if you still got room after the panckes (I do) :-)

First day of the holiday, glorious sunshine, am working in the garden on my little diorama. In an hour or so I'm off to the market to get some fried fish, anyone for kibbeling or a lekkerbekje ?

Y'all have a great day !

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/25/2011 04:32:10 AM
Message:

Good morning, and thanks for the treats Leo!! A rich breakfast is in place, since I'm still on low batteries after yesterdays shoot... I, who hate being photographed, spent a whole day in front of a camera... The camera recorded in 1080 in 4x4 with the sound directly to computer, so a huge amount of data was created (a 15 sec quicktime compressed preview was two gigabytes...) Provides plenty of quality for good reductions to SD NTSC and later PAL...

Leo, enjoy the time off!

David, I glad to hear your health bulletin!

Now ready for some final touches to a couple of paintings before hanging my exhibition tomorrow...

Have a great day all!


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/25/2011 06:08:22 AM
Message:

hay guys. im back from antwerp, had a WONDERFUL time! fell flat on my arse on the tram on the underground section of tram way (they start really really fast underthere :P) didnt do much railway/tram spotting but did visit a really well stocked model shop and picked up some wire, from a company thats based in borunemouth, yet has failed to reply to me emails/phone calls, just so i can say "i can get your products easier in belgium them england"

alot to catch up with, but i'll have a little look around for a bid.

hope everyone is ok


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/25/2011 06:15:47 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, thanks for coffee and bites Leo. Can imagine it's a tough job being in front of the camera now Troels..good to see you back save Andy nd glad you had a great time (didn't try all the belgium beers did you)


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/25/2011 06:28:52 AM
Message:

i tried a few, but im not a big drinker so only one over the odd diiner really, i really like tripel karmeliet


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/25/2011 06:39:05 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

i tried a few, but im not a big drinker so only one over the odd diiner really, i really like tripel karmeliet



It's better not to, there are over 1600 different brands, need to be a BIG drinker to try them all in a week


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/25/2011 07:00:44 AM
Message:

i know, i often saw beer shops that stated "over 250 brands" etc i just took back what i did try/what elise sudgested.

i brought back more waffles then anything :P took some fries and one of those meat balls (forgot the name) back for the eurostar :P


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/25/2011 07:05:02 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Thanks for the treats Leo, sure went down good this morning.

David, glad to hear that things are going well to you, sounds like the worst is behind you, enjoy your trip.

Again no modeling last night as the 2:1 stuff took way longer than expected, but it's done so it will be full steam ahead this evening.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Just a fan
Replied on: 08/25/2011 09:10:27 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Curator49

Here I am enjoying a pint with my new found friend "Princess" in Spooner's Bar at Porthmadog (Ffestiniog Railway) [:-party]

[Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum



A bar with its own narrow gauge locomotive? I like it!


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/25/2011 10:02:50 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee ...

David glad to hear you are feeling well. I checked out your holiday and the train trip looks wonderful.

Glued up the Grandt Line commercial store front. Might be bigger than I want. I'll work with it later today and see what I can come up with.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/25/2011 10:10:54 AM
Message:

Congrats David! Troels, glad you survived the video.
I'll try some of Leo's pancakes as I skipped breakfast in the Crew Lounge.
Lots of good things seem to be happening around here.
Enjoy the day.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/25/2011 2:43:26 PM
Message:

Good Day all,
I am in the middle of large project presentations on my cloud project, so limited RR work at best. I have started the bases to disply the log bronc and railcar. The foam, castings, first paint and first washes are down, next up will be some time tonight to wash and tint in more of the rock work, glue down the track work and this weekend put the dirt and gravel down. I hope to paint on Saturday or Sunday, as there is several hours of painting needed for both projects.

You all be safe, stay on the high ground, keep your powder dry...
Les


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/25/2011 3:05:43 PM
Message:

quote:
The foam, castings, first paint and first washes are down, next up will be some time tonight to wash and tint in more of the rock work, glue down the track work and this weekend put the dirt and gravel down. I hope to paint on Saturday or Sunday, as there is several hours of painting needed for both projects.



Any hope for pictures Les ?

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 08/25/2011 9:38:20 PM
Message:

Hi Guys,
Little time for anything but work for me, sorry I am not able to post many replies to all the activity. Just wanted to let you know I am still alive.
Larry


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/25/2011 9:47:29 PM
Message:

Leo
I will take some pics of the bases before the next stage, the railcar and log broncs are still gray. Sorry to say I stack up the spray paint booth with projects, but will certainly post some pics this weekend.

Les


Reply author: n6nvr
Replied on: 08/26/2011 02:19:59 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by visman48

Leo
I will take some pics of the bases before the next stage, the railcar and log broncs are still gray. Sorry to say I stack up the spray paint booth with projects, but will certainly post some pics this weekend.

Les



ah come on Larry it was just 5.8. That won't even shut off my automatic gas valve.


Reply author: n6nvr
Replied on: 08/26/2011 02:24:33 AM
Message:

Went to my Honkologist today and got a little basal cell boo-boo taken off. Nose feels like he hit a few times with a track shoe from all the times he stuck lidocaine in it. Still can't decide if I like it better when a medical professional says, "this won't hurt a bit" or "just a little pinch" or "This is going to hurt." Like a bee sting, yeah, damn big bee.


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 08/26/2011 03:43:54 AM
Message:

I think I prefer "This is going to hurt", this way you don't feel like everybody else didn't feel anything and you're the only one to be oversensitive... But it hurts anyway...


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/26/2011 04:37:01 AM
Message:

as some of you know im into piercings (and im sure some of you still think its a good idea not to clip a grass master to them :P hehe) ive come to understand what my piercings says is direct relation to how much it may hurt.
"just a little pinch" means ok-liveable
"this will sting" hurts
"this will hurt" really really hurts
......... (silance) really f***ing hurts

:D

morning guys
tea coffee and some nice belgium waffles i brought back, help yourself


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/26/2011 05:39:24 AM
Message:

mornin' all !

well, it is morning but I have to look at the clock to know, at 11.30 LT it's as dark as a clouded night and man is it pouring :-(

Anyroad, to give some warmth I made hard boiled eggs in spicy peanut sauce, gives a nice kick ...
And yes please Andy, I'll have a waffle if you can spare one, they're great with a little melted butter and sirup !

As for pain, I do remember my dentist saying he had used his strongest sedative but I had to brace myself while he was treating the nerve of a molar. The treatment was drilling it out of buisiness with a small handheld pinvice and a drill. It felt like he was banging a nail in the back of my skull :-(

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/26/2011 07:08:01 AM
Message:

First off....I hope all concerned on the US East coast
survive the onslaught of Irene without too much damage.
Most of all, I pray for the safety of you all.....
From Florida to Bangor and everywhere inbetween -
"God Bless".....


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/26/2011 07:16:38 AM
Message:

On a lighter note, a few have mentioned various stages of "Pain":
When I was a young lad up in the wild Northwest, felling trees
for Wilani Lumber & Mining co., I accidentally cut my leg with
the ol' double bit! I went to the doc and he said "I will have to
sew you up in two layers, and it will hurt"...I said "It's ok Doc,
I have stood pain 10 times worse than that."...He asked when that was,
and I told him "One day when I was working, nature called and I
backed up to a large tree and sprung a bear trap with my deposit,
causing it to clamp shut on the family jewels!!!"
He said..."Oh Man!!! That must have really hurt"...I said "No doc....
I have stood pain 10 times worse than that....."When"?, doc said.....
I said " When the chain run out on the bear trap!!!!!!".....
Coffee & stuff on the stove..... ;-)


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/26/2011 07:26:26 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all,

Just back home after having hung my exhibition... and damn it, I'll take the rest of the day off...

I'd prefer the "this will hurt" too, or rather like the experience I had as a teenager, where before having a small but immensely painful operation inside my nose, the nurse gave me a kiss on the cheek and held my hand... made me very brave ;-)

Crossing fingers for the east coast...

Have a great day all!


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/26/2011 08:27:07 AM
Message:

Thanks for the coffee and "interesting story" Bill

I to want to let everyone know that I have the people on the east coast in my thoughts, Hopefully Irene will blow out before it causes too much damage.

Well I came to the realization last night that my tractor build will not be completed in time for the convention due to lack of material. I don't have enough scale 2" x 10" to complete the roof trusses and no local supply, talk about disappointment.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: quarryman
Replied on: 08/26/2011 08:34:23 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by elwoodblues

Thanks for the coffee and "interesting story" Bill

Well I came to the realization last night that my tractor build will not be completed in time for the convention



Please bring it to the Convention anyway, Ron. I would love to see it.

Mark


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/26/2011 09:50:09 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee ...

We wish all you that will be touched by the storm the best. Please take care of your selves.

Yesterday I received "The North American Railroad Section Car" by Leon H. SAPP - A brief history of the machines and the men who built them.

This book is full of history, stories and pictures of the railroad section car from the handcar, motor car to speeders. After my first glance through the book I can see it is a great find for me.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/26/2011 10:48:19 AM
Message:

You know Ron, if you called Northeastern this morning, they would ship it out today.
You could even get it cut into shorter lengths to fit the small flat rate box to save postage.
Bet you'd have it first of next week and then you could finish.
Of course, I cut my own. Even a small tablesaw is a good investment just for this type of occasion. One small piece of pine board will produce a lot of 2x10's.

Not much here except to prepare for the rain.
Geezer, if you're staying in the city, better stay on high ground being that close to the river. Might get your toes wet.

Everyone else in DelMarVa,NJ,NY and NC stay safe.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/26/2011 10:59:47 AM
Message:

Dave,
You are so right, going to start picking up and storing those items that can be projectles. I plan on painting Saturday morning incase we lose power saturday afternoon and Sunday. Have extra pumps, hoses, batteries, water and fuel ready. I do live on high ground but the trees like to fall on the infrastructure.

Les


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/26/2011 11:11:34 AM
Message:

Ron, just remembered. Tom received his big shipment of lumber and maybe he can spare a few 2x10's. Shipment across Canada can't be that bad.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/26/2011 1:06:46 PM
Message:

Dave, Thanks for your efforts, it's really appreciated, unfortunately In order to have any chance of finishing the build for the conventions I would need to build the trusses this weekend as next week is already busy and I'm leaving for the convention on Saturday. Rather than rush it to completion I will set a new deadline for the November Craftsman Structure Show.

Mark, I'll bring the build to the show for those who want to see it.


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/26/2011 2:20:04 PM
Message:

Hope Irene won't cause much victims or damage, there's still some time left for her to die down.
It's sure getting serious now, I read about compulsory evecuation (you as well Bill ?) and the shutdown of public transport in NY.

Fingers crossed !

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/26/2011 2:24:47 PM
Message:

Yes Leo....that wound include the wife and I.
So, Iam leaving shortly to meet her at work and
we will drive up to the lake. It is a much higher elevation,
and wont be affected by the wind as much. The only thing
that worries me, is the fact that everyone else will be
leaving the city, and I am hoping that we dont get stuck on the road.
I will check in, when we get there.....
Ron, sorry about the change in plans for your entry.....I think
you are making the right decision.....JMO


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/26/2011 2:34:19 PM
Message:

We hope for the best Bill !

From what I can read on the internet the city made plans and preparations for the exodus, let's hope they work out OK.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Bill Uffelman
Replied on: 08/26/2011 6:18:07 PM
Message:

We bailed out of our Ocean View house this morning about 3 hours before Governor made it mandatory. Made good time to our daughter's house in Arlington VA. One year old grandson just got home from day care -- he was excited to see our two golden retrievers and they were excited to see him. Hopefully we can get back to the beach on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning and find no damage.

Bill Uffelman
Ocean View DE for the summer


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 08/26/2011 6:27:18 PM
Message:

Good luck, Bill, and all the easterners. Take care.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/26/2011 7:07:33 PM
Message:

Bill U. - welcome to the East coast. Bet you didn't get any hurricanes in NV
Stay safe and hope the beach house is OK.
Hope our NJ members are safe too. They're saying it could be the worst storm to ever hit NJ.


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 08/26/2011 7:55:12 PM
Message:

I'd like to throw in my $.o2 too! Best of luck to all of you guys in the path of the storm. Perhaps it will dissipate somewhat prior to arriving. We'll have your welfare in our prayers.

Rick


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 08/26/2011 9:19:11 PM
Message:

Good luck guys, it was breezy here in the carolina's today. This one is going to miss this side of the state.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/26/2011 9:50:12 PM
Message:

OK....no sweat.....traffic was heavy, but we are ok...
Rain and win is scheduled to start tomorrow.....
Good move Bill U.......
Thanks for good luck wishes guys, much appreciaqted.
When I got here (the lake), I set up this computer
in the layout room that I had just been using for decoder pro...
put a double band Netgear N600 in it, and am connected
thru the home wireless network.
So, I am off to have some ice cream with the missus and then
hit the sheets. Mucho work to do tomorrow......C ya then!


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/26/2011 11:01:45 PM
Message:

Bill,
Glad you are SAFE and SOUND at the Lake. Take care bud and get some modeling done now.

Les


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 08/26/2011 11:21:11 PM
Message:

Bill,
Good to see you made it. Just finished some break fix stuff for work and I am off to bed. I hope there are no more issues at work and I can take my first day off in 16 days.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/27/2011 05:52:31 AM
Message:

bill, hope you and your wife are safe, same applys to everyone the storm is heading towards.

yet more waffles for breakfast (this time brussels waffles, softer, square with powdered sugar) tea and coffee too, help yourself.

so far ive been figureing out money, theres a trip to the states on the cards for next year, its not set in stone but ive worked out how much i need to put away a mnth to save for it. ive also ordered a grassmaster and some grasses, the store dose a deal that works out at £130 including 3 bags of silfor grass so when compaired to other stores, i get 3bags worth of gress for free, also ordered a couple other shades of greass too to play around with. time to get back into the swing of things.

hope everyone has a safe weeknd


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/27/2011 05:56:07 AM
Message:

Thanks Larry....get some well deserved rest brudda!!!
Still dark out here, so cant tell anything about the weather yet.
Still....calm....cool!!!!!
Fresh coffee & water for tea/cocoa on the stove. Continental breakfast
this morning consisting of: Scrambled eggs, crips bacon & hash browns,
biscuits & gravy, cereal and juice.
Not much planned for today, maybe clean off the workbench, and then try
my hand at "growing" some grass.....success warrants pictures in my thread. All have a good day,
and those hunkered down waiting for Irene, stay safe & God bless!


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 08/27/2011 06:35:32 AM
Message:

Good morning all. Thanks for the coffee, Bill. Hope weather will stay quiet...


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/27/2011 07:18:00 AM
Message:

Morning all, just caught up a bit on the lounge. Hope Irene will blow away with not to much damagage, cross my fingers for anyone on the eastcoast. Thanks for coffee and breakfast Bill, good to see you made it safe to the lake.
Not much to report had a gig last night, usual late at home and late out of bed this saturday....matchday today, game at 19.45...see if I can clad a part of Bills place today...

Have a nice day


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/27/2011 07:23:26 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Thanks for the coffee and breakfasts Andy and Bill. Was nice and foggy during the drive into work today, I know it's Saturday, but I need to get some stuff done before I leave for the convention.

Bill and Bill U, glad to hear you made it out and are safe and sound, same to anyone else effected by Irene. Hopefully, it will blow over without much damage.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/27/2011 07:27:07 AM
Message:

Good Morning all,
I painted the display bases last night, well I stained and colored the rock. Pics today sometime. I will be warming up the airbrush to get the first of many parts and vehicle painting done too.

Have to remove and the flyable stuff first this morning. Thanks for breakfast...

Les


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/27/2011 09:40:41 AM
Message:

Morning guys. I mowed the lawn yesterday and cleaned some gutters, as I knew today I wouldn't have a chance.

Have a safe day.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 08/27/2011 10:26:25 AM
Message:

that boxcar looks great dave! i guess its quite humbling to see what people are doing with your kits?


Reply author: hminky
Replied on: 08/27/2011 11:06:17 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Maxxi

Hi all ,
here is a first pic of my "improved" Bachmann 4-4-0.
regards
Roland



I see North Yard has just got it's website up. No prices yet, but they have drivers suitable for On30 like those above.

http://northyard.co.nz/

Harold


Reply author: Just a fan
Replied on: 08/27/2011 12:23:26 PM
Message:

The hurricane is here in Richmond, VA! Anyone hear from Tom Sullivan? I hope he got out of the Virginia Beach area.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/27/2011 1:20:57 PM
Message:

Good Hurricane afternoon to you all,
If any of you see Sully have him check in so we know he is okay.

I built some bases for the railcar and log bronc, here they are in prelim colors and the painting process. The rock/ground work has been stained, and will now get some grout, rock, sand and dirt as needed. The water area is dark green to green and will get more work to the unfished water dirt edges. Since not to many people will be familar with the subject matter I will make a sheet up of the drawings and prototype information.

Never mind the poor lighting...





Les


Reply author: n6nvr
Replied on: 08/27/2011 9:27:14 PM
Message:

First day back to work bandages on nose and ear (where they took cartilage to put in nose.) "OH what happened??" me - "I told my wife, "Oh yeah? you and what army? I found out which army.[:-bigeyes]" Most seemed to think that was a pretty good answer. Needles to the nose are no fun, and I had several co-workers who have had skin cancers taken of the nose agree. I wouldn't recommend the experience, but it's a heck of a lot better than the alternative.[:-angel]

Some of you may know my son. His deployment was changed so neither of us are going to the convention next month. He's going to be out of the country by then and my wife thinks that we shouldn't go back since he won't be there. I told her the important part of the trip was the convention and seeing the grandson. Not having the son there was not that big a deal, after all he lived with us for 18 years. Then he just got word that he will be going back to Korea for a year just a few months after he gets home from the deployment. My wife didn't like it when I said, "Good, he can visit some brass loco makers and get us some factory seconds. I really like some of the Ajin engines I have." At this rate she isn't going to be talking to me until Christmas.


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/28/2011 05:12:09 AM
Message:

Thanks Les ! See that I need to go waaay lighter and carve some more detail.

Chickensoup is nearly ready, been cooking legs and thighs for a couple of hours.
Just needs straining and a 10 min boil with vegetables and noodles.



Grab a coffee while waiting...

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/28/2011 05:24:16 AM
Message:

Good morning all! I'll take a coffee, thanks Leo... You can drybrush your rocks to lighter tones easily Leo, with some unbleached titanium and a little naples yellow red mixed in white...

I'm getting ready for further video shooting tomorrow morning... hopefully we'll get the rest of the material on tape during the day. I'm really longing to return to "normal" days, with the modeling evenings in the shed...

Have a great sunday all!


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/28/2011 05:32:46 AM
Message:

will give it a try tomorrow Troels, dry brushing is using a wee bit of acryl and no water right ?

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/28/2011 06:00:42 AM
Message:

You can thin the paint with water for less paint strength, but wipe the bristle brush almost dry with a rag or paper towel before applying... have fun!1


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/28/2011 06:56:30 AM
Message:

Leo,
Yes those rocks are much lighter than most peoples rocks...Like Troels said, its all done with washes, and I do it in a VERY controled manner. There is at least 3 wash layers now, and today it will get some AI washes, and then finally some drybrush work with antique white.

The AI washes will be to work the rock cracks and detail, that will make everything else pop.

Les


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 08/28/2011 07:15:17 AM
Message:

Lots of nice pics on page 57. Car, loco, track, rocks and food. Great variety in the lounge.
I love the car, Dave, it's been very well built and decorated.
Food doesn't look bad, Leo...
Have a nice day, all.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/28/2011 09:18:39 AM
Message:

Glub! Glub! Glub!....Rain, rain & more rain!
Not much wind so far, m ostly blowdown from thr trees.
The boat is near full, I will have to venture down
and hook up the pump I installed this spring. A lot
easier than bailing can by can.....Anyway, all is
none for the worse here in Pennsylvanis (so far),
Coffee is made....fend for yourself this morning
no travel to the store for goodies. Try to enjoy
the rest of the day. And, thanks for the pictures......


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/28/2011 09:21:49 AM
Message:

Good Morning all again,
We are okay here this morning in Mclean, loads of wind and rain over the night. But we are high and dry inside. We did loose power over the night, but when I got up at 6:00 the power was on. No big limbs down either, so we are okay.

How about our southern VA friends, and I have not heard from Fisher and the eastern shore friends.

Les


Reply author: Bill Uffelman
Replied on: 08/28/2011 09:22:29 AM
Message:

Planning on return to Ocean View DE after lunch. MDOT says Bay Bridge (US 50) is closed because of wind but I think they haven't updated their crappy website yet. Delaware is open for business according to DelDOT.

Bill Uffelman
Anxious to go back to the beach and assess damage


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/28/2011 09:39:07 AM
Message:

Bill,
Do let us know how things are when you get back over there. Also when you have a planned get back there in Arlington later this fall, let me know if you want to get together here at my RR.

Les


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/28/2011 4:11:36 PM
Message:

Evenin' all !

As far as we can see on the internet Irene died down a fair bit, tomorrow will tell what she has done ...

Now for something completely different, we visited a nursery today, it's in a small village called Boerdonk (pr: Boorinc)

Edible flowers on a bed of gingerbread:



Like the old days:



The buisiness end of the nursery:





cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/28/2011 7:17:57 PM
Message:

Time for you folks on the east coast to report in so we all know you are safe .........


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/28/2011 8:06:54 PM
Message:

I'm here. Got our power back about an hour ago so I'm trying to catch up.
I'll be back in the morning.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/28/2011 9:34:48 PM
Message:

Back home in Brooklyn....left PA with the
generator running....Must have been a tree
down somewhere....I hope I dont run out of
propane! LOL!
All safe & sound.....see ya tomorrow......


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/28/2011 9:35:21 PM
Message:

Did anyone ever hear from Sully?????


Reply author: Bill Uffelman
Replied on: 08/28/2011 9:42:51 PM
Message:

Made it back to Ocean View with no problems. No damage, lovely evening with low temps.

Bill Uffelman
Ocean View DE for now


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/28/2011 11:49:43 PM
Message:

Mornin' all !

Good news so far, hope it stays that way. Still dark here at 05.45, summer is over :-(

Now, for brekkie: coffee, toast and marmalade, sorry no eggs, run out of them yesterday and the shops are closed on Sunday in our village.
How's about a fresh fruit salade to start the week healthy ?

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/29/2011 04:05:43 AM
Message:

Morning all, thanks for coffee Leo. Just read the papers and Irene still caused 18 dead...hope all here are ok.
Good to hear your back save Bill ...

have a good day....


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 08/29/2011 05:05:38 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone.
While the hurricane was not as strong as feared it caused deaths. Sorry for our American friends.
Thanks for the coffee and fruits, Leo.
Have a nice day, all.


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/29/2011 05:06:49 AM
Message:

I had no intention of down-toning the misery caused by Irene Martin, Frederic, just relieved it wasn't a lot worse.
Hope this is clear, writing in a foreign language can cause mis-understandings...

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/29/2011 05:51:38 AM
Message:

Good Morning all.....
Up early to get the missus off to work! LOL, it
sure is nice to be retired!
Anyway, sun is on the rise, fall is in the air and
the coffee is great Leo!!!
The worst of the storm (Irene) was probably felt around
the Carolinas, and Virginia as far as I can tell. Most
of the coverage was local.
But after it moved up north, it did slow down. There
was more rain than anything else, we received 10" in
Pennsylvania, quite a ways from the storm center. The
epicenter of the storm passed right through Brooklyn,
and we didnt get much damage.
I would like to know if anyone heard from Sully, Dallas
and the guys down that way......
Have a good day.......


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/29/2011 06:01:11 AM
Message:

quote:
Up early to get the missus off to work! LOL, it
sure is nice to be retired!


Now, there's a thought........hmmm

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 08/29/2011 06:21:13 AM
Message:

Leo, I didn't even imagine you could have such an intention. Sorry if what I said could be misinterpreted.
Bill, I suppose Dallas might be without power. No news from Sully but he might, too, be without power. I read that in New York state, they didn't expect everyone to have electricity again before a week, after the failure of two high-tension lines. With the storm stronger in the south, they could have similar problems.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/29/2011 06:55:46 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
I have been checking around on the local and not so local modelers. The manchest mafia has mostly checked in, with exception of Steve Fisher, and Searoom (Gary), the rest of have checked in one place or another. Dallas posted on the Conspiracy, but I have not heard from Mark or Sully or any of that crew in Richmond. Richmond got it real bad.

You all have safe, and sound day, hug your loved ones and be thankful the storm is gone.

Les


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/29/2011 06:56:42 AM
Message:

Same for me Leo, didn't react on your post. Just summed the paper I read this morning...


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/29/2011 07:32:05 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Leo,

Thanks for the update Les, hope our friends who haven't checked in yet are OK. While Irene wasn't as bad as predicted. she still caused considerable damage. I saw on the news last night that Vermont was hit hard with mass flooding.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/29/2011 08:33:53 AM
Message:

Hey, Ron, if Vermont was hit hard, can Canada be next?
We got some rain and wind in SE Mass but survived OK. Western part of the state was hit hardest.
We did lose power for almost 8 hours and it was a bit difficult working on the kit with no lights.
Have a nice Monday.


Reply author: quarryman
Replied on: 08/29/2011 09:01:53 AM
Message:

Many scenes like this in Richmond



Trees down, damaged roofs, blocked streets, no power.

I did not lose any trees, but neighbors had a tree cave in two rooms and blow the end of the attic out into the yard. No one hurt, but lots of cleanup.

Mark Chase
Richmond VA


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 08/29/2011 09:54:52 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee ..

Our last family camping trip for the year went very well. Warm, sunny weather and good fishing and boating.

Glad to hear our fellow modelers are reporting in. No doubt with the power failures that it will be a few days before we hear from all.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/29/2011 12:19:50 PM
Message:

Dave, I know that Montreal and Quebec City got hit with high winds and rain. In Ottawa all be had was some rain and not so high winds, Just your typical rain storm.

Tom, glad you had a great time camping.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/29/2011 3:34:33 PM
Message:

Pheww... and good evening. Photographer just left, having finished shooting footage for the DVD... a good feeling! Next in line will be speaking in studio for the stills and shots with hands only, before the editing sessions...

Hopefully life soon returns its normal peaceful state ;-)


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 08/29/2011 7:17:36 PM
Message:

Hi All. Still here in Lancaster, Pa. Storm wasn't to bad but lots of tree damage and an 8 hour power loss. Most of the neighbors on the block got together and cleaned everything up. The worst was trying to walk 4 dogs at 4am. No fun. Looking foward to next week.

Roland


Reply author: dallas_m
Replied on: 08/29/2011 9:36:54 PM
Message:



quote:
Originally posted by Frederic Testard

I suppose Dallas might be without power.



Indeed! Just got power back a couple hours ago after a 44-hour outage. Locally (Baltimore), we were very fortunate ... here, it was just a very long, very windy, very wet rain storm ... with lots of downed trees to keep the power crews busy for a long time ... I didn't get much done with mag lights duct-taped to the swing arm lamp above the candles, but I tried!



My pal "Stinker" is looking INSIDE, where he at least half-expected to find his favorite squirrel-watching tree on the morning after the storm. Across the top, you can see a power line running through the many trees ... it's like that all over the place here, but damage in the immediate area was minimal (trees, branches and power lines mostly -- some were quite troubled with basements flooding, etc.)

It will take me a day or two to get "back to speed" and a little longer to actually catch up. Meanwhile, very best wishes to those who suffered real damage and losses ... and good luck to those still awaiting the return of power as well. [:-angel]


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 08/29/2011 10:47:07 PM
Message:

Dallas and Mark,
Glad you are safe, I saw Sully posted tonight as well, great to see.

Roland,
Bring something to run.

I did some more wiring tonight on the modules and added speakers and amplifier. Now to find that sound effects cd.

Getting close to having the modules to the point that I will not embarrass myself too much at the show.

Larry


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 08/30/2011 07:07:39 AM
Message:

Dallas,
Glad to see you are okay, we tried the LED light lanterns, several of them and visor mounted light too to work, just not enough to do much. I did do some casting for another project, but couldn't do any detail work or painting.

Les


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 08/30/2011 07:13:52 AM
Message:

Good Morning everyone, coffee is on so help yourself.

Glad to see people are checking in and survived OK.

Didn't work on my tractor shed last night as it was operating night, so played with trains instead. Got some 1:1 stuff to do tonight but I might find some time at the bench, we shall see how it goes. Also need to figure out what to bring and run. Seeing as the pressure is off to finish the tractor shed for the convention I just might letter a locomotive rather than bring the "unlettered" railway stuff.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/30/2011 08:32:35 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all !

Happy to see all the familiar names visiting the lounge again [:-thumbu]

Cold day today, so it's [:-chef] sauerkraut for dinner: sauerkraut with apple simmered in white wine in the company of a bit of pork belly.
Choice of sausages and a side of butter mashed taters.

Been fidddling with the home electrics, seems OK now :-) Hope to do some work on the wee diorama this evening.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: n6nvr
Replied on: 08/30/2011 2:46:56 PM
Message:

Dallas, that top picture of an office I found complete with Engineering Assistant (Secretary) one time when we had to evacuate the plant because of a power loss and the emergency generators didn't kick on. Think it was one of the Whittier earthquakes. Was on the Emergency Response team final sweep. HMM why is there light in the middle of an otherwise pitch dark building??? There she was, she had fired up a few candles and was working away/ "It's just a small earthquake, need to get this done for the boss while he's on his trip." OH Kay.

I think most tend to think of wind damage after hurricanes, but usually the major damage is from the rains and flooding over a much larger area.


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 08/30/2011 6:43:09 PM
Message:

Good evening, everyone.
Dallas, as I mentionned on Uncle Russ' forum, I'm glad you went safe through the hurricane. That will give you more opportunities to astonish us with your crazy 1:35 loco.
No modelling this summer but a lot of homework, new walls and better look in the living-room, a more convenient distribution of electrical power (lights and plugs). There's still some work in the basement to complete the room which upper half will eventually host the second part of the Lake Itasca railroad. A tough job, in a room full of goodies, pushed left to work on the right then right to work on the left. Sort of a shop around the corner...
Have a nice evening/night, all.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 08/31/2011 01:08:23 AM
Message:

Good morning all! Strong coffee and croissants on the counter.

Frédéric, you must have gained enough goodwill from the sweet Sylvie by now to get some modeling time ;-) I'd love to see progress on your fine layout...

Have a great day!


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 08/31/2011 09:18:27 AM
Message:

Mornin' all. Dallas, sorry to hear you won't make the NNGC in Hickory. Hope Irene wasn't the plan breaker.
How about CSC2011, can you get up here?
I've got some more CAD work to do for laser cutting, but it's getting there. Still working on the RSSM kit a bit every evening.
Enjoy your day.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 08/31/2011 10:31:48 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and croissants Troels.

We survived the storm with a couple of limbs down in the yard and no power outage this time. Won't get my internet back til next week over at the house.
We were pretty lucky in our section of No Va, not much damage in our neigborhood.

I went to the train show saturday and sunday, brought home some hoppers and some reading material.

Everyone have a grewat day.

Mark


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/31/2011 11:14:40 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, see almost everyones checking in after Irene. Still pray for the 44 lives lost so far..Did have some power trouble myself for a day RCD went awol everytime I switched on a machine. Cause a half cut cable on a machine in my Dad's small clock repair shop. Searched for a day !! Short client visit this evening and after that I'm gonna spent some time at the desk....

Have a nice day....


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/31/2011 11:16:04 AM
Message:

Afternoon all !

Just finished a clam boil of sorts: Dutch (Zeeuwse) mussels with leeks, carrots and onion and genuine Louisiana crawfish boil seasoning.
Plenty for everyone and you do need a beverage, 'cause it's spicy :-) Bavaria pilsner from Lieshout is a perfect marriage with them...

Parcel in the mail: NCE Mini Panel, Tsunami 1000 Galloping Goose decoder and some electric hardware for the Garratt. The decoder will go into 2 B'mann railbusses back to back to make a shuttle of sorts, the Mini Panel will operate the staging yards and reversing loop, if I manage to program it the way I want to.

Question: I once saw an attachment for a vacuum cleaner hose, a kind of 'reverse turbo' so you could suck up excess grass and ballast and simply remove it from it's container and re-use. Simple plastic gizmo but I can't find it :-( Anyone know about this ???

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 08/31/2011 11:45:14 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Leo Starrenburg

Bavaria pilsner from Lieshout is a perfect marriage with them...



Not bad but I prefer Grolsch


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 08/31/2011 12:29:31 PM
Message:

Leo - Get a piece of nylon stocking cut the toe
off with about 4-5 inches left attached.
Slip that over the vaccuum hose and secure with a rubberband.
Poke the toe of the hoze up into the vaccuum hose a few inches and turn it on.
When you vaccuum upthe extra grass and stuff, it will stay up in the
stocking until you turn the air off, at which time you should
have the vaccuum hose placed over a container..... ;-)
Poke the stocking back up inside and do it again til you have it all cleaned up!


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 08/31/2011 12:49:17 PM
Message:

Just had a talk with the missus: she'll have a look for old stockings, thanks Bill !

She's very good to do that now: I selfishly (pun?) ate all the mussels, not that I'm that greedy but she's allergic to them, even a wee bite makes her very sick.

cheers, Leo


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/01/2011 04:39:03 AM
Message:

morning all, tea coffee and some nice eggs on home baked bread, help yourself.

FINALY something is going on at the club i belong too, we got a shed a while back, but its damp and almost everything in it has gone mouldy. and the hall we meet in finaly gave us somewhere indoors and dry (for some reason the W.I. had 3 indoor storage places and only used the hall once a month...) anyway we've gutted it and made the centre strip removeable so when we fit shelves, can store small-ish layouts.
and we're planing a smallish (10foot by 16-17inches) on30 layout. maybe new england.
however while a handful of us model on30, we dont have anything much larger then porters shays and climaxes. so i wondered if someone here would be helpful enough to say how long some locos are?
mainly bachmann forney, 4-4-0 the smaller Inside Frame 4-4-0 and the Mogul, we'll be very greatful.

i also picked up a set of o gauge trucks with a veiw to make them a load on some on30 flat cars, should look neat.

hope everyone has a good day


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/01/2011 06:02:22 AM
Message:

Hi Andy,

Forney is 8", 4-4-0 o/f is 11¾" and the 4-4-0 i/f is 9½". All measurements over the couplers. Sorry, no 2-6-0 over here.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/01/2011 06:53:54 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, lunch 's ready help yourself. Received another shipment of Polak scenery material this morning. Some colors static grass and almost the entire Naturex F leave color range. Still 4 products in backorder but there's plenty to expiriment with...let the fun begin !
Started doin green trims on Geezers Grog yesterday after being busy gettin the electrics ok again. Did have to solder a bunch of feeders more to the track. Need to have it running for Leo's visit on tuesday...

Have a nice day..


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/01/2011 08:24:31 AM
Message:

Good Morning all,
I have been lurking these days, not hanging much in the lounge, but the food and overheard conversations have been great. The 2 bases for the log bronc and railcar are just about finished, I finallly started to get some airbrush painting done, the broncs have the black base painted and the rail car metal pieces are all primed and ready to go. It unfortunate that I didn't get the module done,my own doing, that what happens when you work full time.

Les


Reply author: vamodeler
Replied on: 09/01/2011 08:38:01 AM
Message:

Well, its September 1st and the Narrow Gauge Convention is a week away. Since the organizers forgot to post the clinic schedule, I thought I would do some shameless self promotion.

If you have an interest in eastern logging and narrow gauges in the Appalachain mountains, I will be presenting on Wed evening at 9:00 and 8:30 Friday morning in Room H.

"Sample of Narrow Gauge & Logging Railroads in the Mountains of Virginia & West Virginia" by Brian Bond

Many narrow gauge railroads existed in the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia. Some were common carriers that also served logging and/or mining industries, such as the Laurel Railway, the Big Sandy & Cumberland, the Valley River and the Cairo and Kanawha. This clinic will show pictures and share information on these railroads and their associated industrial activities.

Mark Chase, i.e. quarryman will be presenting Modeling Soap Stone RR's on Thursday at 9:00pm Saturday at 8:30am in room F.

Be sure to check the schedule when you get there as this information is based off a tentative schedule sent to clinicians and NO has been informed what the actual schedule is .........yet..........

I hope to meet some of you there and get to put a face with a name.

Cheers!

Brian


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 09/01/2011 08:49:21 AM
Message:

Good morning, everyone.

50 years today. Half a century...


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/01/2011 09:44:05 AM
Message:

Félicitations Frédéric et de nombreuses années en bonne santé!


cheers, Leo.


Reply author: hminky
Replied on: 09/01/2011 09:50:25 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by andykins


however while a handful of us model on30, we dont have anything much larger then porters shays and climaxes. so i wondered if someone here would be helpful enough to say how long some locos are?
mainly bachmann forney, 4-4-0 the smaller Inside Frame 4-4-0 and the Mogul, we'll be very greatful.




Here is a picture of all my stock for comparison:



From front: IF 4-4-0, Mogul, OF 2-8-0, mallet, OF 4-4-0, BLI C-16 with Mogul tender, Forney

Harold


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 09/01/2011 09:54:47 AM
Message:

Thanks Harold, for posting the photo. It is good for comparison use and is appreciated.

And Happy Birthday to Frederic, the best is yet to come![:-bouncy]


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/01/2011 10:02:23 AM
Message:

Good morning all .. thanks for the coffee ...

It is a fine sunny morning with the mist rising off the lake at +1C. Yes, that is a lonely single digit for the outdoor temperature.

Frederick ... happy birthday ..

Harold nice fleet of locos.

Yesterday I stained and glued the floor for Geezer's Tackle Shop. Next up will be to build the front from scratch. The G.L. commercial store front is to fancy for a tackle shop.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/01/2011 10:18:33 AM
Message:

leo and harold, thanks! geart help

happy birthday frederick


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 09/01/2011 10:32:00 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Thought I would stop in, grab a coffee and say hi. No modeling last night as we were without power for most of the evening, not sure what happened, no storm, no power.

Happy birthday Frederic.

Only two more sleeps till I leave for the convention, will take three days to drive there, with all the sight seeing planned along the way. Brian, your clinic was one I tagged to go see, looking forward to hearing what you have to say.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/01/2011 10:59:15 AM
Message:

Happy B'day Frederic [:-party][:-jester][:-party] I'll grab one on ya


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/01/2011 1:42:37 PM
Message:

Frederic,
Happy Birthday, like the rest said the best is yet to come, you begin to worry about the stuff worth worring about, and not the stuff you can't control, so worry about that scale tree, does the bark look right, is there the right amount of weathering for that building, did I find the right vintage of sign for that building, were am I going to find all those little people for the village and how am I going to employ all of them. Model on...

Les


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 09/01/2011 2:55:46 PM
Message:

Let me add my wishes for a great day for you Frederic! And, many more to come!!!!

Rick


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 09/01/2011 3:16:24 PM
Message:

Happy Birthday Frederic ![:-spin]


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/01/2011 3:33:05 PM
Message:

"Joyeux Anniversaire! Mr. Frederic!!!"
Many, many more my friend.....


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/01/2011 3:49:15 PM
Message:

Happy birthday Frédéric, and welcome to the mature modelers!!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/01/2011 3:57:07 PM
Message:

Yeah, Frederic, now youbelong to the "O.F.A." group.......
Just reporting: I am still without power in Pennsylvania.....
the generator has been running since last Sunday.....
$$$$$$$ Propane bill to save $$$ food in freezers LOL!!!
Cest La Vie!!!


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 09/01/2011 6:41:20 PM
Message:

Merci, my friends. Les, I love your "good worrying" program. It sounds full of wisdom.
Bill, I hope you'll eventually get power... Ron, that you won't lose it without reason too often.
Have a good night everyone.


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 09/01/2011 6:47:54 PM
Message:

Happy Birthday Frederic. When I hit 50 I figured I was half way with the best half in front of me. Hope it is for you also.

Roland


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/01/2011 7:56:51 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by kirk

Happy birthday Frédéric, and welcome to the mature modelers!!



oh yee Troels so it takes another 4,5 years to be a member


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/02/2011 12:48:18 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by milocomarty

quote:
Originally posted by kirk

Happy birthday Frédéric, and welcome to the mature modelers!!



oh yee Troels so it takes another 4,5 years to be a member



Kids....[:-banghead]


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 09/02/2011 07:42:47 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Coffee is on so help yourself. Spent the evening packing and getting ready to leave for the convention.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/02/2011 07:45:27 AM
Message:

LOL Troels......"Kids" they are.....
How about 10/19/1940 for a "start" date on this
trip through life?
Oh yeah...."I got power back on at the lake.....
just in time for the trip tonight!!" YIPPIEEEEEE!
(dancin around like a lil kid!)


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/02/2011 09:11:38 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
Just a little work last couple of nights, way way behind, but will get there if the dawg doesn't eat my homework. Early Tuesday we will head out for convention, I sure can use a break and inspiration from you all.

I am going to buy some of the scenery stuff that Martin is using, even if I have to have it shipped on the titanic.

You all have a good day, and a SAFE weekend/Holiday for us here in the colonies.

Les


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/02/2011 09:53:16 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee ...

I wish all those who have a long week end a great one. We have the rodeo on here.

Sunday night I fly out to New Brunswick to visit my Dad (90 years old) for a week.

I hope no one gets stressed trying to complete their projects before the convention. It is suppose to be fun, I think.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: Just a fan
Replied on: 09/02/2011 11:38:01 AM
Message:

Just returning from vacation! We had this one planned for awhile and the fact that we got hit by a hurricane and lost power made the escape even better.

My wife and I did a little unplanned "logging" when we got home. The storm took down one of our trees and wiped out our outdoor lighting. Oh well, at least the vacation was train centered...

The Strasburg Rail Road!


Reply author: quarryman
Replied on: 09/02/2011 12:32:43 PM
Message:

Jeff-

Awesome shot! Makes me think about how long it has been since I visited Strasburg.

Mark


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/02/2011 3:57:07 PM
Message:

Great picture Jeff !

any relation to Straßburg in France ?

It's always good to have old buddies in diverse trades, got myself a nice porkbelly for free, straight from the hog.

Here it is soaking in the dry-rub, smoker is just firing up at 10 in the evening, we'll see what the morning brings :-)





BTW: wish you could smell it, sooo good !


cheers, Leo.


Reply author: dallas_m
Replied on: 09/02/2011 4:32:13 PM
Message:

Is the coach served as a side-dish or a garnish?


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/02/2011 4:40:30 PM
Message:

:-)

cheers, Leo


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 09/02/2011 5:16:51 PM
Message:

quote:
any relation to Straßburg in France ?

A question I have often asked to myself. Don't know the answer, but I guess there must be something.


Reply author: Just a fan
Replied on: 09/02/2011 6:37:09 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Frederic Testard

quote:
any relation to Straßburg in France ?

A question I have often asked to myself. Don't know the answer, but I guess there must be something.



Yep, there is a connection. I learned on a farm tour I took that Strasburg, PA was settled by the French. I guess they brought the name with them.


Reply author: MinerFortyNiner
Replied on: 09/02/2011 10:09:40 PM
Message:

Jeff, I haven't been to the Strasburg for a very long time, and I sure miss it! Thanks for the splendid photo to bring back some great memories.

Frederic, happy belated birthday! There's a popular saying you find here in the states on T shirts, mugs, etc..."Old Guys Rule". How does that translate in French?


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/03/2011 02:41:00 AM
Message:

Won't that coach be kin da "crunchy"????
Looks good Leo......
Can't sleep so might as well take a cup of
coffee and go downstairs.....Too early for
breakfast, but if you drift through, some
coffee on the stove......TTYL


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/03/2011 03:56:47 AM
Message:

Well....back upstairs for coffee.....
I have the work laid out that I want to try and finish this weekend.
Since it's a bit later, I will put on the coffee and water for tea/cocoa.....
Continental breakfast is on the warmers, juice and milk over by the fridge.
Don't forget the Geezers famous "Jalapino Grits"....guaranteed to wake you up!!!
I'll be back later today.....


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/03/2011 04:36:12 AM
Message:

morning all, thanks for the coffee bill.

not a whole lot going on, been painting and weathering these o gauge trucks, i looked them up and they where new in 1955 so trying to aim for new looking (but as of yet ive never seen new trucks that had gloss black paint and shiny clean wheels) think i am about these for "new but been moved about a bit/new trucks from a recked car"

also in the week i ordered slim gauge cars from SPV so im hoping that turns uptoday and that'll give me something to thumb over.

hope everyone has a nice day


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/03/2011 09:12:10 AM
Message:

Good morning all .. thanks for the coffee Geezer ....

Off to the rodeo parade this morning. Will check in later to see what's new.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 09/03/2011 1:50:30 PM
Message:

Glad to see everybody is OK after Irene.
We had a couple of grey days and some awfully hot sunny days.
Had yet another change of plan and didn't ride either the Ffestiniog or the WHR. However rode a couple of others and visited a couple of others.
Picture is one I particularly liked.
Taken on the Bodmin and Wenford standard guage railway.
We missed City of Truro arriving, but I did get a good shot of the footplate while it waited for its tender!
Will post some more NG photos later.


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Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/03/2011 1:58:02 PM
Message:

David!!! The trees and fence all look so real
on your layout!!! How did you get all that smoke
and steam to hang around????
Just kidding - Good to hear from you again David....
Thanks for the great picture & looking fwd to the NG shots.....


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/03/2011 2:12:05 PM
Message:

Do like the photo David !

Wish I could smell the smoke, can smell this though:




cheers, Leo.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/03/2011 2:24:12 PM
Message:

Good Afternoon,
I am crashing on convention projects, Ann has convinced me that I have 3 days to complete the diorama...the one with the building flats...so I can bring it to Hickory. Next year is Seattle so it will be a limited entry. So what I think I am bringing is a building kit, the diorama, the log brong and the railcar...those are all enteries.

Les


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 09/03/2011 2:42:19 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Leo Starrenburg

Do like the photo David !
Wish I could smell the smoke, can smell this though:
cheers, Leo.


Leo,
Could send you my T-shirt - you can still smell the smoke! Was combing soot out of my hair all day long until we got back to the hotel and I could have a shower.
OK NG #1 Ffestiniogs Hunslet






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Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 09/03/2011 5:01:49 PM
Message:

OK 2 more from the Ffestiniog.........





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Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/03/2011 5:17:56 PM
Message:

David
Thanks those are sweeeeeeeeet, nice to see you UP and about, thanks for sharing the rest of us are very envious.

Les


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 09/03/2011 5:39:52 PM
Message:

Couple of shots from the Lynton & Barnstaple




Spent too long at the Model Railway show at Corris and nearly missed the last train of the day....


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Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/03/2011 5:58:55 PM
Message:

Thank you for the pictures David, not only are they technically very good but they realy capture the atmosphere !

Is that a 7¼" line on the left ? Can't judge the gauge, could be 9 or even 10¼ as well.

cheers, leo.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 09/03/2011 6:39:59 PM
Message:

Nice pictures David. Glad to see the signs are also posted in English, otherwise I would never read them.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/03/2011 6:55:37 PM
Message:

David,

Absolutely wonderful.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/03/2011 7:25:35 PM
Message:

Evening all,
I am working on the module now, and painting...here are the bases...gonna pour water tonight.







Les


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 09/03/2011 7:44:28 PM
Message:

David,
Great pictures, thanks for posting them.

Les,
Some top notch display bases you are creating.

Leo,
That food looks so good!

Spent the day trying to finish my eight feet of modules, I'm getting close and should be finished in time for the NNGC.

Larry


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 09/03/2011 9:14:20 PM
Message:

Good evening everyone,

As I write this I'm sitting in a hotel room in Fairmont, WV after 12 hrs of driving. Tomorrow it's riding the Cass Scenic railway.

David, great pictures and very interesting equipment.

Les, those bases look great.

Leo, that food looks awful tempting.

Have a great evening everyone.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 09/03/2011 9:18:12 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by elwoodblues

Good evening everyone,

As I write this I'm sitting in a hotel room in Fairmont, WV after 12 hrs of driving. Tomorrow it's riding the Cass Scenic railway.

David, great pictures and very interesting equipment.

Les, those bases look great.

Leo, that food looks awful tempting.

Have a great evening everyone.




Ron,
If you are going to bald knob take some crackers, pretzels or chips with you.
There are three wild deer that hang out up there that will get really close to you if you feed them.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/04/2011 01:30:11 AM
Message:

Good morning all! Hot coffee and buttery croissants ready...

Enjoyed the inspiring photos David... the first of the last trio has a real painterly quality to it!

Les, those bases are beauties!

I'm up early as usual, and ready for a day at the easel... have a great day all!!


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/04/2011 04:40:17 AM
Message:

thanks for the coffee and croissants troels!

david great photos, i must vist the L&B at somepoint, looks like you had a great time traveling around to railways though.

les the bases look great!


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 09/04/2011 06:39:21 AM
Message:

Leo, had a look on the Corris site, but couldn't find any gen on that baby line. I'll ask the next time we visit!
Right, 2 from the Launceston steam railway.....




Won't post any more, but hope the photos gave you a taster.
We'll be going down to the Ffestiniog and WHR over the next weekend for the super power weekend http://www.festrail.co.uk/content/publish/specialevents/Super_Power_2011.shtml



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Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/04/2011 06:53:19 AM
Message:

A Hunslet with an air pump ? And those coaches, little gems !

Had a peek at the 'super power' website: Not only will there be the chance to see three Beyer Garratt NG/G16s in steam for the first time, there's also the opportunity to see triple-headed Garratt superpower across Britannia Bridge and through the Aberglaslyn Pass

This makes me drool :-)

cheers, Leo


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 09/04/2011 07:33:16 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone. Thanks for the coffee and croissants, Troels.

Again, lots of great pics on miscellaneous subjects in the lounge.
I love your color work on the diorama, Les.
David, very nice pics. Not only the trains, but also the landscape and architecture around them.

Verne, sorry for not answering yesterday but I was busy in Paris all the day.
"Old guys rule" : "Ce sont les vieux qui commandent".
Have a great day, all.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/04/2011 09:41:01 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee Troels

David: if you have a few more of those great pictures please post them.

Ron: enjoy your train ride today and share some pictures.

Les: keep up the great work and post some pictures as you progress.

Have a great day ...


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/04/2011 4:44:30 PM
Message:

evening all.

bit of a slumpish day today, help my dad lay a new floor in the kitchen but thats been about it. hate it. back to some normality tomorrow i hope with a couple phone calls in the morning and going out latter in the morning to see an old friend and spend the afternoon doing some ood jobs.

i did however rework a couple figures i painted and gave some bright shiny stoned looking WS figures a few washes of black/brown/devlin mud, you know what? they kinda look ok. nice face detail too, still coach only figues i feel thought

hope your day is/has gone/going well


Reply author: Neil F
Replied on: 09/04/2011 6:42:47 PM
Message:

Hi All,
David (hope you had a good hoilday) missed a few railways out, there are over ten main narrow gauge lines in north wales, most are 2ft gauge.

I have been running trains on our layout, Purgatory Peak today, we have added a extra board from its last show at 7mm NG show at Burton, so we can now run some long trains up to 14ft, we have some little snags to sort out, then a small local show in 2 weeks, then the NEC show in Birmingham in November, the largest show in the uk. Then one of the best Northern shows in Wigan in December. Come and say hello if your passing. Were going south to London next year.
Have a look at our website for pictures of the new board.
Next year I hope to be comming over to the narrow gauge covention, say hello to Steve Roberts (from Wigan) who is over there now, he has a long shopping list.




Garratt running through the aberglasslyn pass.



Talyllyn Railway 2ft 3in gauge



Welshpool Railway 2ft 6in gauge


Edit: I fixed your pictures for you.
If you want to see how the picture string should look like click on the edit icon for this post.
Any questions, please ask.
Rick


Reply author: Neil F
Replied on: 09/04/2011 6:51:27 PM
Message:

Hi

first time I have tried to put pictures in the posting [:-banghead] will have to try again.
The lines are 2ft gauge WHR the TR is 2ft 3in and the Welshpool is 2ft 6in


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Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/04/2011 9:13:43 PM
Message:

Evening All,
Well a very productive day modeling...been at it most of the day, I poured water today for the log bronc display, of course it found the slightest opening so thats why I have a bit of clean up to do...it always does it I don't frett it. Most of the day was spent staining the diorama...its 2x4 feet,...the building flat one. I stained, I scenic'ed, I glued, I painted, its drying now.

Here are the funny pics of the water pour...

Since the display is built on those wood, decorative routed pieces you get at Michaels..its hard to build a dam..



I know its not pretty but it works...





as you can see the logs are deep in the resin water, there is alot of log drift flotsum too...

Les


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/05/2011 04:25:36 AM
Message:

Like the water Les !

Neil, hope you don't mind that I took the liberty to re-post your pics for immediate viewing:








I'm quite familiar with the last loco (or her sister, can't remember..), had the pleasure of helping to change the rear leafspring set on this side, no easy job as she has a double frame with very little room to move in between.

Now for coffee and a piece of cake anyone ? Not much else, have to go to the shop and re-stock the pantry.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/05/2011 04:30:12 AM
Message:

Morning all, coffee, tea and breakfast on the counter. Help yourselfs. Day starts nice and sunny over here..Had to check lot's of threads and lot's of progress, thanks for the updates on several projects. For me not much done modeling wise, last weekend filled with gigs and parties..well new week new chances...gotto clean out the layout room this evening and getting it ready for Leo's visit on tuesday....

Have a great day


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/05/2011 05:08:59 AM
Message:

Cleaning up here as well Martin,

took the diorama outside to make room for the work to be done on the Garratt, took a snapshot in 'natural light':



Hope I can get the Garratt running for tomorrow, still LOTS of tinkering to be done, not even contemplating detailing, guess the wee diorama got me side-tracked too long :-)

Note to self: When it starts to rain bring diorama back into the house [:-banghead][:-banghead] [:-banghead]

Not too much damage done, starts to dry up quite nicely.....


cheers, Leo.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/05/2011 2:05:59 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Leo Starrenburg


Note to self: When it starts to rain bring diorama back into the house [:-banghead][:-banghead] [:-banghead]




That would work great wirh a grassmaster, moisture enough for neat conduction

Bad joke, sorry to hear Leo, hope not to much damage is done ??


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/05/2011 3:20:02 PM
Message:

Not much happening here...raining again....Gearing up for the trip
back to Brooklyn and the Engine House project.
I spent this weekend doing mostly 1:1 stuff for the boss...you
know how that goes.....but I also started a "sister" for my
"Sidewinder Shay".....coming along well, I will post some pictures
when I get some worthwhile ones made.
Leo - your dio is looking good...but I have to tell you, the rain wont
make the grass grow!!! ;-)
All have a good evening/day/morning, where ever you are.....


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 09/05/2011 3:38:25 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Neil F

Hi All,
David (hope you had a good hoilday) missed a few railways out, there are over ten main narrow gauge lines in north wales, most are 2ft gauge.


Neil, you can only fit in so many lines in 5 days, especially when you also have to visit National Trust Houses (7!) at the same time.
I have posted pictures of our visits to quite a few welsh lines on previous occasions. Those were in the PC days over a year ago!
PC ( Pre-Cancer - ).....






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Replied on: 09/05/2011 4:12:29 PM
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Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/05/2011 4:42:40 PM
Message:

Les - 'cept for the small leak, everything is going good.....
Sorry I missed commenting earlier.....I like the "flotsam"
in the water, it gives worth to the pond, not just a puddle
with sticks in it. can't wait to see the whole magilla!!!!!
David - Glad to see you're still kickin ....great pictures
of the steamers.....Neil, thanks for the pictures as well, and
thanks to Leo for publishing them!!!
I'm on my way back to BK.....c u later!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/06/2011 04:18:36 AM
Message:

Morning all, coffee,tea and breakfast ready help yourself. Just received a message from Leo he canceled his visit to me today due to a bad back condition, hope he's getting well soon. Real pity was looking forward to meet him..
So I'm gonna make it an ordinary working day and do hope I can do some work on Geezers tonight...

Have a great day


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/06/2011 06:39:56 AM
Message:

Good Morning all,
Well worked till almost midnight, all the projects are as done as they are going to get, railcar is done, both boats are done, the diorama is done, and I decided to bring a structure along to enter just for grins and giggles. Chat with you all during convention, heading out this morning, 6 plus hour drive.

Les


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/06/2011 09:26:51 AM
Message:

Afternoon all !

sorry for not beeing able to come over Martin ! It's only muscles that went 'boiing' but it still leaves me stumbling around like an old men, would have had trouble getting into the car, let alone drive :-(

I'd realy like to see a picture of this structure 'for grins and giggles' Les, perhaps after the convention ?

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 09/06/2011 09:30:54 AM
Message:

Morning all,
I have my modules packed and I am ready to drive to the NNGC. See some of you this afternoon.
Larry


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/06/2011 10:29:07 AM
Message:

To all attending the convention, have a good time & take lots
of pictures. If you have entries, best of luck with your work -
I hope you all win!!! Wish I could have made it, but I always
have the Mid Hudson Meet in October & April that I can attend.
All have a safe trip - drive carefully!!
See you when you get back.

LEO - Just go to the barn & get some of that "horse 'Linament"!....
that will cure it.....Dont rub it on, have a big slug!!! It will
work better from the inside! ;-) Just kiddin mate....hope ya feel
better soon.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/06/2011 2:37:04 PM
Message:

Afternoon All, and a safew trip to all of the folks going to the NNGC in Hickory.

All you convention goers, please take lots of picturwes and videos for those of us less fortunate ones.

Well finally got my internet back on at home, now I can keep up with all the goings on and the convention.

Everyone have agreat day.

Mark


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/06/2011 3:00:47 PM
Message:

Eevenin' all !

For those lucky to be there, you all have a great convention !

Bill, I use Red Tiger Balm, works wonders and smells like @#$% :-)

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/06/2011 4:10:01 PM
Message:

hope everyone going to the convention has a good time.

sorry ive not been around much, a mix of not alot of modeling with a lack of internet (we're having a new large cable fitted from the box to our house, and quite honestly they are taking a life time to push a cable up a 100m worth of drain pipe)

i'll post some photos of the trucks ive been working on tomorrow.

hope everyone has had a nice day


Reply author: Neil F
Replied on: 09/06/2011 4:13:33 PM
Message:

Hi All
Thanks for fixing the pictures Rick and Leo, David has made me like to visit the L&B next year, I loved the pictures. I know what those NT houses are like as well, hard going on the feet as the others have said have a good convention and I hope to be there next year.
I now have to reprogram some loco's and build a new control panel front (complaints as some control switches are now in the wrong place as we removed some points from the layout)

This is our new board, not quite finished yet, but it makes the layout look much longer, when we were testing at the weekend one of my Shays took over 20min to get from one end to the other, and to see a long train snake thought the front has made it worth while.




Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/07/2011 07:16:16 AM
Message:

Good Rainy Morning all.....
A bit late, but coffee is here and water for the tea drinkers is on the stove.
I dunno how many will be stopping in, so just a few rolls & fixins on the counter.
Quiet in here with all those guys gone to the convention.
Try to enjoy the day.....


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/07/2011 07:28:28 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffe and rolls Bill. I'll keep you company till some pf the others check in.

It looks like another rainey day here in NoVa.

It has been pretty quiet from the conventioneers so far.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 09/07/2011 07:34:08 AM
Message:

I'm still here. Our convention plans fell through so I'm bummed out. Oh well, at least I'm in good company here.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 09/07/2011 07:58:55 AM
Message:

Just checking in from Hickory.

The layout room is under construction.

Larry


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/07/2011 08:51:36 AM
Message:

Good Morning All
We made it to Hickory, Rained and More Rain all the way down to here. I finished up the Railcar, the boats, the diorama, and brought a building just for grins and giggles. I worked for 3 days to finish the diorama, relaying track, sculptamolding around the building flat base, and a ton of scenic material and parts.

I brought Larry some engines to run, I hope they run, so stop by, will take some pics and give you all an update.

Les


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/07/2011 2:39:41 PM
Message:

Evenin' all !

First let me show you this:



It took Marjolie about 30 seconds to find it, where I had been looking for it for a couple of days....
Turned out it was in plain sight, within a couple of feet from the workbench, in an open white plastic container, got it in my mind it was in a closed brown cardboard box :-(

Lousy weather, high winds and lots of rain, leaves are colouring and falling of the branches, think I'll start looking for the Christmas decorations in the attic, with my capabillity to find things I'll have 'm just in time for Santa comes to visit us.

What I am proud off: my Boston Baked Beans with home-made smoked pork, there's a big Dutch oven on the stove so please dig in ! Warning: it's quite a 'musical' food if you catch my drift :-)

cheers, Leo.




Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/07/2011 3:38:52 PM
Message:

"Beans...Beans, the Musical fruit......
The more you eat, the more you toot!!!....
the more you toot, the better you feel.....
So, lets have beans for every meal!!!"
Glad ya found the GM Leo........


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/07/2011 4:37:34 PM
Message:

Evening all, just back from a job. Earning some extra money on a bathroom build. Glad you found it back Leo, now it's grassmaster time.
Now on with a little time on Geezers Grog!!


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/07/2011 7:27:12 PM
Message:

Evening All, stuffes salmon filits and steamed broccoly are on the counter and cold beverages in the fridge.

Good to start hearing about the convention, don't forget your cameras!

Leo, sometimes someone else's eye sight is better than ours.[:-eyebrows]

Well everyone have a great evening.

Mark


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/08/2011 02:24:45 AM
Message:

Good morning all! Steaming java and danishes brought back from Denmark yesterday evening ready for early risers!!

Had a full day session in a sound studio in Copenhagen speaking to loads of scenes for the DVD. Fun and scary at the same time. And first time I saw the footage on a big screen... Exited to see what editing and color grading will turn out.

I'd have loved to be in Hickory now, but will have to settle for the proxy version of looking at photos... do take loads of photos!!

Have a great day all!!


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/08/2011 02:34:20 AM
Message:

Yes please Troels, I'll have a danish if you don't mind.

About the DVD, how -and when- will it be put on the market, through a US firm ?

Just took a couple of pain-numbers, will go to the city in an hour or 2 to get a birthday present for Marjolie, she's having her birthday tomorrow !

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/08/2011 03:05:39 AM
Message:

Leo, do take care of that back! And give Marjolie a hug from me!

The DVD will only be available directly from me I guess, and hopefully the NTSC version will be ready for the Peabody Expo, with the PAL version coming early november if everything goes as planned.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/08/2011 07:53:05 AM
Message:

Morning All, coffee and some danishes sounds wonderful this rainey morning, thanks Troels.

Not much modeling lately, but the juices are bublling and it won't be long.

I will be keeping up with when the DVD will be ready.

Leo, take care of yourself and wish Marjolie a happy one tomorrow for us.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/08/2011 09:31:36 AM
Message:

Leo please pass this along tomorrow to
your wife Marjolie "Hartelijk gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag"
I think I got it right (Hope I didnt say anything bad!) LOL!
Anyroad, "Happy Birthday tomorrow, Marjolie!!"


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 09/08/2011 09:47:53 AM
Message:

They really DO make danish in Denmark?
Morning all, and looking forward to Troels visit.
That will be my highlight for this year.
Have a nice day.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/08/2011 10:15:52 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by mabloodhound

They really DO make danish in Denmark?





Dah... but the strange thing is that although it's a danish invention we call it wienerbroed, which translates to bread from Vienna. One sort is called Spandauere, from the german city Spandau too... . all are very good. The very best bakers make what is defined as "wet"... so much butter and goo that it feels wet and heavy and will dissolve the paper bag very fast... mmmmmm. Pure sin!


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 09/08/2011 3:51:19 PM
Message:

Can you bring some to Massachusetts when you come? Probably not, won't make it through customs here.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/08/2011 4:20:54 PM
Message:

is that "wouldnt make it through customs because it might have a bomb in it" or "wouldnt make it through customs because it might have a bomb in it and we have to eat them to make sure. *nom nom nom*? :P

good evening guys. had to clear up my modeling space today, but managed to work on some flat cars again today, need to go tot he post office tomorrow then i might be meeting up with a friend, local show this weekend where im hoping a trader will have some on30 cheap 2nd hand plus anything else i fancy (like those bachmann HO old time coaches and combines i want for the trucks that i should have got when i last saw him >_< ) however i have to get there by train, whitch is £3.70 and then the £4 to get in, thats nearly £8 spent on getting there and getting in, damn i could eat for two days on that!! oh well


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/08/2011 5:14:02 PM
Message:

Andy - Go to the show! Take some of Troels danish with you..... LOL!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/08/2011 10:10:55 PM
Message:

Here is some news from the guys....sent via Mr Knapp.....


I wunner what they are doing.....or maybe those are the new Bachmann loco's.....NOT!!!

They muyst be havin fun!


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/08/2011 10:24:00 PM
Message:

Looks like someone has been in the green bottle.[:-boggled] Wonder who it was?

Mark


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/09/2011 05:54:06 AM
Message:



I must have been me, Mark.....here it is, right side up!!!!


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/09/2011 07:38:20 AM
Message:

Morning All, coffee and tea kettle are on and a big coffee cake is on the counter.

Geezer, we will forgive you it's just the excitement of getting some pictures posted.
The brethern most be having a great time as they have been pretty quiet on updates.

Well hopefully the rain will stay away for a while, everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/10/2011 08:33:56 AM
Message:

Afternoon all !

Marjolie says: "thank you for all your kind wishes !"

We had a very nice evening in a local restaurant, gave the chef and sommelier a free hand and didn't regret it.
Think I'll use the better part of today to recuperate :-)

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/10/2011 09:25:47 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all! Coffee and cookies served1

Having a "lazy" day (as it's my turn to have the back act up...), and have been shooting some videos of the Cranberry area just to compensate... Anne is displaying a tiny amount of determination by scraping window frames to prepare for painting before winter, but I "sadly" can't help due to the back ;-)

I have posted links to five new videos on my thread...

Have a great day all!!


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/10/2011 10:12:04 AM
Message:

afternoon all, thanks for the coffee troels.

went to the show, saw an awesome gauge 3 (i think) layout plus a few other nice layouts, winter narrow gauge one (based in kent) mostly english, no american, went right to the 2nd hand guy and brought those cars i looked at the whittering show, knocked him down to £8 each, cut the coupler off and change the wheels and i'll have 2 pairs of nice older looking trucks for something (have a look yourself if you see them anywhere, bachmann oldtime coaches/combines) and the body looks narrow and small enough to slap hon30 trucks under.......

also picked up some static grass from a guy who looks as if he is bying WS stuff, splitting it into smaller packets and selling it on, however the static grasses only come in one size and cost a fair amount here, so got two packets for £3.50, i mean im only ganna mix it with other colours/brands. caught up with people who i normaly only see at shows, got rained on comeing home but hay, im used to that :D


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/10/2011 2:33:15 PM
Message:

Sounds like a good time Andy.....Troels - sorry about the back, but any excuse
is better than none (I always say)...;-) feel better soon my friend!
Nothing here today, the boss has her grips on me for 1:1 stuff.....shotr break earned,
so this is my update for today.
I just stimulated the economy with a $150 stripwood order from Northern Scale Lumber
(No afilliation)...to replace what I used on the EH build on my thread.
Looks like I might manage to get rained upon too Andy...at least that will get me inside! ;-)
Enjoy what's left of the day/evening where ever you are........


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 09/10/2011 3:58:16 PM
Message:

Just got back from Porthmadog, camera weighed down with 253 images.
Most of the day was heavy showers not conducive to good photos. However, right as we were leaving for home, the sun came out!
Here's a taster. I'll set up a Picasa Album and send you a link, once I've checked all the photos.


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Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 09/10/2011 4:26:32 PM
Message:

Add your own caption!


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Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/10/2011 4:46:10 PM
Message:

I vote for "Awrite! 'oo locked the bloddy door???"


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 09/10/2011 4:57:33 PM
Message:

No one told me third class ment I had to switch the cars by hand...


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 09/10/2011 5:01:14 PM
Message:

Back from the NNGC. It was great to meet a lot of folks on the forum for the first time and many others I had met in the past.

I even convinced Gomez Adams to run trans with only minor collisions.

Now to unpack all of the goodies and sift through some pictures.

More to follow.

Big Lars


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/10/2011 5:03:55 PM
Message:

Ble mae rhai gyrwyr Saesneg pan fydd eu hangen ...

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/10/2011 7:38:28 PM
Message:

"Where some English drivers when needed ... Cheers, Leo."
LOL Leo!!!!
Glad to have you back safe Brudda......


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/11/2011 05:14:41 AM
Message:

*if i have to go back up that bloody hill again i quit"

morning guys, pics are starting to be posted of the NNGC, would be nice to go to one of these one day. just when i have more than enough money, and plenty of bags to bring goodies home :D


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/11/2011 05:15:26 AM
Message:

opps for got to say scrambled eggs on toast on the side too, help yourself and theres coffee in the jug


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/11/2011 05:28:45 AM
Message:

Good morning all, and thaks for coffee Andy.

A surprisingly nice sunday temperature, so the morning's walk with the dog was a pleasure. Cranes are heading south in big formations high up, geese are gathering to do the same... should be doing the same probably ;-)

Have a great day all!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/11/2011 07:56:02 AM
Message:

Good Morning From Brooklyn NY.....
Will be a gloomy, sad day here while the
911 tragedy 10th anniversary services are carried out.
I hope the anewed threats are unfounded, and the
day passes with no disturbances....
God bless those who perished, and those that grieve for the lost ones.
If I had my way......but I don't.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/11/2011 09:22:54 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and breakfast Andy.

Congrates to all of the Forum Winners at the Convention( Roland, Les, and Don ).

It is a sad remembrancwe of that day, I was watching the TV as it happened and it is hard to forget.

Hope everyone made it home safely from the convention and everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 09/11/2011 4:35:38 PM
Message:

I would love to attend a narrow gauge convention in the US but haven't had the opportunity as yet (mainly finances).

We had the Australian narrow gauge convention at the Museum here earlier this year which was good but you guys seem to have much bigger events than we can (mainly population numbers).

I would like to co-ordinate with a NG convention on the west coast so I can visit the railroad museum in Sacramento as well as some of the Colorado railroads (Durango & Silverton and the Cumbres & Toltec).

Oh well - I'll enjoy another hot cup of fresh coffee while I fantasize (sorry - "dream") about a trip to see model railway layouts and railroad museums in the States.

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum
In Sunny Queensland


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/11/2011 4:39:36 PM
Message:

All,
Thank you to those that pushed and pulled me along on the projects. Friday night my wife said I had 3 days to do the diorama, I got it done and it did very well. Unfortunately I took NO pictures of modules, or contest stuff. So I will take some pics in a day or so of the enteries and the plaques. I did get a cab ride, in firemans seat on Saturday at Denton, most cool.

Les


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 09/12/2011 07:00:21 AM
Message:

Morning gents...looks like a nice day shaping up at the beach today.
I posted my convention thoughts on the photo thread. Bottom line...great stuff and great folks! Nice to be a part of a world wide "fellowship of fine modelers" as Bob Brown put it.
Got home saturday evening really bushed and was in the sack by 9pm! Sunday afternoon was spent outdoors killing the front lawn with roundup![:-bigeyes] I really didn't have much real "lawn" other than some really nasty "wiregrass". Going to dethatch it today and then start the seeding process all over again...(did I mention the benefits of moving into a condo!)
Got up early this am and headed upstairs to relay a section of curved track that was giving my 2-8-2T some trouble, seems that when I "eased" the curve, I brought the center of the curve down to less than 20" radius and my connie/backwoods tank engine was climbing the rail a bit. Boy, going to a convention is really the best way to get the juices flowing!
Like Larry, I've got to spent some enjoyable time sorting out the goodies I "had to have" at the manufactures room. Mt Albert was selling big bundles of stripwood at really low prices....(3 big bundles for $15 bucks!) Don't know what my next project is but something tells me it will be "board by board".....hope everyone got through the 911 anniversary ok....I know I spent a good amount of time at the tv watching and wondering "why?"....
Have a great day guys......sully


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/12/2011 08:30:24 AM
Message:

Morning All, coffee and tea kettle are on and a breakfast scramble with toast is in the warmer.

Sully , you are definately right about funtions getting your juices flowing. Glad to hear everybody had a great time, sorry I could not make it this year.[:-ashamed]

Les, we all need a little prodding sometimes to get us going, especially as we get older and want set back and take a break.

Well, everyone have agreat day.

Mark


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/12/2011 10:39:41 AM
Message:

sounds like those who went had a good time.

i won and got some bash fodder in the post today, the cab parts from the tamyia 6x6 truck ive been thinking about doing something with a 6x6 (and my layout being set just at the end of the 2nd world war...) but the price of the kit new vrs what parts id use put me off, but nope, 99P for the cab parts, something for later.

didnt watch much in the way of the 10th anniversary shows that where being shown, but whats scary is the fact that i was 10/11 years old and i can remember that day like it was yesterday.

thanks for the coffee mark, really needed.


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/12/2011 3:08:48 PM
Message:

Evening all !

First day at work again after nearly 3 weeks off. Pfffff, new software to log what we do and to retrieve spare parts, I just wrote all I did on a large piece of paper and made sure the store-keeper knew what I took out in my shift the old-fashioned way. Guess I'm gearing up to retirement :-)

Andy, if I can oblige you with bash fodder just drop me a line with your address 'cause, wait for it......tadaaa:

I'm cleaning up the layout room





The bits of wood will find their way into the smoker for lighting up, got a couple of shoeboxes full off 'junque' with some pretty nice pieces just too good to send to the dust bin.

BTW: chicken soup is nearly ready, 'bout half an hour so have a drink and then a big bowl of healthy medicin :-)





cheers, Leo.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/12/2011 4:34:32 PM
Message:

Nice clean bench Leo, and THATS chickensoup!!! And not some watery stuff the chicken flew throuh !!

Evening all, busy day today doin all kinds off stuff. Started inbetween spraypainting on bottlebrush tree armatures the way Anders Bondesson does. Started with 5 trunks ready for a paintjob. And a bit of pvac on the wire shure helps. Posted a link to a video of his way in my topic. Don't understand a word ut the vid speaks for itself...

have a nice day...


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 09/12/2011 8:51:59 PM
Message:

Good Evening everyone,

Made it back from the convention safe and sound. Good top see so many pictures posted already, I'll need a couple of days to go through what I took. I'll post pictures if I have anything different than already posted. Was great to meet everybody and put name to faces.

Congrats to Les, Roland and Don on your awards.

Have a great evening everyone.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 09/12/2011 9:00:19 PM
Message:

Ron,
Good to see you make it home safe and sound, looking forward to the pictures.

Leo,
The soup looks good.

Sully,
You sure you didn not beat me to those brass engines....


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 09/13/2011 07:11:26 AM
Message:

Ron, Enjoyed having dinner with you and glad you are safely home.

Roland


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/13/2011 07:30:42 AM
Message:

Good afternoon/morning all! Coffee and muffins on the counter... help yourselves!

Enjoying a little forum time while a freshly painted winter morning sky dries on the canvas. Still surprised how enjoyable my little impromtu operating session last night was... like solving a sudoku while being in company of the layout. I originally designed the track plan to create some switching problems, and it seems there is just the right amount of that. It will be very difficult to create the master timetable when that comes, with the shuttle trafic on the paper mill branch, the commuter railbuses and all... Should make the sessions really tense and fun ;-) But I need to find one of these wizards who can make engines run well and without noises and hiccups!! I am not one, for sure!!

Have a really great day all!


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 09/13/2011 07:47:45 AM
Message:

Well, another Sudoku player. I like to do a few of them to keep my mind sharp. But I skip the really hard ones as they are too mentally draining.
Some nice weather in New England and time to do some more outside chores.
Enjoy.


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 09/13/2011 10:14:34 AM
Message:

Good afternoon everyone.

Nice soup Leo, we could probably stain a lot of wood there...

Still working in the first floor spare room (whose top half is for the layout). After a lot of wire laying, looks like electricity works reasonably.
Still no modelling but I have been playing with greenery for my logging diorama.
Today is the twin children's birthday. 9 years old. (900 for the parents...)
Have a great day, all.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/13/2011 10:45:46 AM
Message:

soup looks greay leo, i'll drop you a line in a bit.

bit of a hetic day, had to go out this morning, got soaked by a down poor that lasted guess how long? the time it takes me to talk from the train station to home... joy, going out this evening, wanted to put a few bids on a non running daven port on ebay, only to be outbid right away at my max price. oh well.

frederic hope the kids are having a nice birthday


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/13/2011 10:55:11 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee ..

Just got back from a week in New Brunswick late last night. No RR or MRR this trip.

I guess I have a bit of reading to catch up on the convention and the forum.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/13/2011 11:19:31 AM
Message:

Congratulations to your lovely Marie and Paul Frédéric and with the 900th to the grown-ups !!

Two years ago in my garden... time flies, hein?




Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/13/2011 2:24:58 PM
Message:

Good day all,
I am finally seeing the surface again after being off for the week at convention and getting back to work. It was a great convention and to have gotten a cab ride in a HK Porter was the crowning event. Well I am hopped up for next year, I think I am developing a plan, at least I have one model to make. I hope the rest of you can make convention sometime, and when you do, bring models for the contest. It would be nice just to have space away from the contest room to bring stuff to share too. Anyway I am getting back to it, I got a new porter with sound, a Stoney Creek model, some Backwoods AC AB trucks, lots of wood 2nds from Mt Albert, the surface mount LED kit and extra parts. So I am set to go.

Les


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/13/2011 3:39:35 PM
Message:

Evenin' all !

Congratulations with your lovely twins Frederic ! They'll be out of the house to study and start their own family so fast it will seem only 900 seconds you got them under your wings... At least so it seems to me ;-)

Les, will you be using a microscope of sorts to hook up the SMT LED's ? Or has the kit some construction aids ? If I ever -hope so- visit a convention in the US I'll probably take an approved (you know by who) amount of cash and NO credit card with me, and buy a 2nd suitcase for the flight home. But before the US we got southern Sweden in our minds, I'd realy like to see Troels' layout with my own eyes.

Andy, David, my better half took the camera with her tonight so I'll take the bash fodder pics tomorrow morning, will put them on the F&B RR topic.

Got a scheduled check-up in hospital tomorrow afternoon, I feel great, hopes the cardiologist will think the same.

cheers, Leo.



Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/13/2011 4:50:47 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Leo Starrenburg

hopes the cardiologist will think the same.



I hope so too Leo !!


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/13/2011 5:42:28 PM
Message:

Leo,
the kit comes with a variety of surface mounted LEDs, regular LEDs, thin coated wire, and a soldering iron. The other kit I got was for building SMDs and Goose Neck lights...and bending tools. Yes I will be wearing a visors, and maybe the magnifier...

Les
Update...here is the site for the lighting..
http://ngineering.com/ and I got this http://ngineering.com/o_lighting_kits.htm
and I got this http://ngineering.com/basic_lighting_kits.htm

Nice to find a one stop shopping for this kind of stuff...


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/13/2011 6:05:56 PM
Message:

Thanks for the links Les, lot's of goodies :-)

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 09/13/2011 8:06:30 PM
Message:

Hi All

Today has been rough. I have had a song stuck in my head since this morning (Heard It In A Love Song) and it took me about 4 hrs to recall the name of the band (Marshall Tucker Band). How is this train related????? For the 4 hrs I tried to recall the band name, all I could come up with was Malcom Furlow Band. Drove me nuts!


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/14/2011 12:49:42 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Leo Starrenburg



But before the US we got southern Sweden in our minds, I'd realy like to see Troels' layout with my own eyes.
.....

Got a scheduled check-up in hospital tomorrow afternoon, I feel great, hopes the cardiologist will think the same.





Good luck on the check-up Leo!

And you are most welcome anytime!! Can't wait to return your hospitality!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/14/2011 03:21:18 AM
Message:

Morning all, coffee, tea and breakfast ready. Still days of work and more work ahead. Manage to do a bit of modeling every evening and still on the discovery path. But for now the workshop is waiting....
Leo I cross my fingers for ya today, good luck !

have a great day


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/14/2011 03:38:18 AM
Message:

mornin' all !

Thank you for all the good wishes, I'm prepping a couple of beef ribs to keep me occupied, they'll be ready for dinner time this evening:



Thanks for the coffee Martin, and if there's nothing more left to discover it wouldn't be fun anymore would it now ?


cheers, Leo.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/14/2011 04:43:46 AM
Message:

oh coffee OH COFFEE thanks martin! got in at about 1am (partly thanks to how silly the trains run at night) not hung over (i never drink that much anyway) but slept crap last night so i am a bit worn out.

on the plus side my flat cars are primed and i shall start painting them today. gotta do some house work and do a run to the tip with aload of rubbish too.

hope everyone has a great day


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/14/2011 05:44:09 AM
Message:

Happy belated birthday to the twins, Frederic!!
I don't know how I missed that one, specially withthe pictures posted by Troels.....


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/14/2011 05:49:02 AM
Message:

Thanks for coffee Marty....
A trip to the eye doctor this morning....new spectacles.
I am going to ask : "Since I can only see out of one eye,
could I get 2 pair for the price of one!" They would only
have to put a lens in the left side of each! lol! lol!
All have a good day....more work on the EH when I get back.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/14/2011 09:49:07 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee Marty ...

I guess fall is here with a sunny morning at -3C.

The wife kicked me off the kitchen table with my models. I brought the test track table up out of the basement into the spare TV room. I like to build in this room with all its windows giving some nice light.

I went to run a loco only to find no power to the tracks. After trouble shooting for 1 hour or so found a bad DTDP switch that controls the choice for programming power or ops power.

Trains are now running ...

Have a great day .....


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/14/2011 11:43:46 AM
Message:

Moning All, a fresh pot of cofee is on the stove and i guess we will wait for Leos ribs to get done for later.

Leo, good luck on your check up.

Frederic, tell the twins a belated Happy Birthday, I'm sure they had great fun yesterday.

It's good to see the modeling getting started moree now as we start into fall.

Everyone have a great day.


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 09/14/2011 12:53:57 PM
Message:

Hi Folks,

I am back from the dead.

Good to see everyone is doing well. A lot of reading to catch up with.

Arthur


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/14/2011 12:57:14 PM
Message:

[:-banghead][:-banghead] been to selfish, belated happy B-day for the twins Frederic !


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 09/14/2011 1:46:02 PM
Message:

I wouldn't say that, Martin, you're always so kind.
Thanks to you all for the twins, they had a nice day, both at school and at home. Thanks for posting the nice pics, Troels.
Leo, I hope the cardiologist will be a nice man, too.
Welcome back, Arthur.

Two weeks ago among the trees...




Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/14/2011 2:33:00 PM
Message:

ARTHUR!!!!!!! ;-)


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/15/2011 07:21:05 AM
Message:

Good morning to all who (whom) are up and about.
Weathermen are professing this to be "summer's last day",
beginning the fall onslaught! I say "bring it on!" am
looking forward to the cooler weather for a change.
Anyway, coffee is on, light continental breakfast on the
counter......enjoy! I am off to pack the car for the trip to
the lake tomorrow....I will truely be glad when I don't have
to do that anymore!!!!


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 09/15/2011 07:35:13 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Thanks for the coffee and breakfast Geezer. Finally getting back in the swing of things after the convention. On thing about going to a convention, it gets the juices flowing again.

Arthur, glad to see you back.

Don't think I'll get much modeling done tonight as I have a meeting to go to, but if it finishes soon enough, you never know.

Have a great day everyone.



Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/15/2011 07:41:01 AM
Message:

Good afternoon/morning all! Just in from a walk with the dog/surprise shower... winter is nigh...

Fine photo Frédéric... enjoy the kids while they are still in a handy format... as I teased Sylvie (to her total horror) pretty soon they'll come home all tattooed and pierced, arguing about why they can't go to that death metal festival with the motorcyle gang ;-)

Well, I'd better go paint!

Have a great dayall!


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/15/2011 07:44:06 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and breakfast Geezer.

Welcome back Arthur, don't sneak off so long next time..

I agree even though I did not make it to the convention, it still gets me in gear for some modeling.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/15/2011 08:41:01 AM
Message:

Anyone thinking about Mid Hudson meet next month?


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/15/2011 09:47:53 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee ..

Arthur welcome back to the fold.

Did the final grass cutting yesterday, meeting last night, so I only got a bit done on one of the false front buildings.

Fall is indeed here. Two weeks from today we head out for our annual moose hunt. It is a great time to walk through the woods and enjoy the fall colors.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 09/15/2011 1:20:31 PM
Message:

Thanks for the welcome.

This summer hasn't been easy on me, financially and personally. However, I realize I shouldn't have stepped away from this hobby- it is a healthy retreat and restorative to the spirit. I went back to my module and realized that I was so slow to move on it because it didn't really have any operating potential (e.g., no motivation), so I've decided to tear it out and start afresh.. I'll be resurrecting my thread and explaining my new plan.

Arthur


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/15/2011 3:18:35 PM
Message:

Got a little modeling done tonight, but have to quit early to get some sleep before going to Denmark again tomorrow for the final editing session on the DVD.

Arthur, good to have you back, and that you haven't quit modeling... it is a therapeutic pastime I think.

Cold airs outside... time to carry som firewood to the stove...


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 09/15/2011 6:37:56 PM
Message:

Arthur, Glad to see you back. Looking foward to more of your fine photography.

Roland


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/15/2011 8:43:47 PM
Message:

Oh yeah...forgpot.....Art, your Moonlight Enginehouse is still my'background on the PC....;-)


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/16/2011 04:00:42 AM
Message:

Morning all, coffe,tea breakfast with scrambled eggs ready. Arthur I'm looking forward to the new start!!
Not much done yesterday, Twente had to play a euro league game against Fulham in Londen, 1-1 at the end not bad.
Did finish a sign for Geezers tho...now back to the workshop to earn some money to be spend on the RR...

Have a great day


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/16/2011 07:57:44 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and breakfast Martin. The air is definately cooler here in NoVa about 43 degreees this morning.

Not much modeling yesterday as it was my birthday and I lounged around and reaad a little and took a nap. Had some nice dreams about what I want to accomplise in the coming years.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/16/2011 08:18:35 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
Happy birthday Mark, lounging around, napping sounds good. I am still recovering from convention and a busy week at work. I did make it back to the RR room, putting goodies away, testing the new little Porter with sound, and checking in on projects that I will be finishing and starting up. The feedback from the San Christobal was great at convention, I will be looking for another diecast body or 2 to make Goose #2 and Goose #7. I have extra mechanisms and bodys for the project. Of course Fall means new railroad work...so I will finish up some parts of that too.

You all have a safe, productive day...

Les


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 09/16/2011 09:10:24 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Martin,

Happy birthday Mark, hope you have a great day.

Like Les, I to am still recovering from a very busy work week caused by going to the convention. Don't have much 1:1 stuff planned for the weekend so I should get some modeling time in. I have a couple of projects to finish up for the children's hospital raffle build and then I can get back to work on the tractor shed.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/16/2011 09:43:16 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee ...

Happy birthday Mark.

Pouring rain here this morning.

Completed the framing of the side walls for Tackle shop. Painted up a bunch of stir sticks for the wall boards. Hopefully a little more progress today.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/16/2011 09:50:58 AM
Message:

Happy Birthay Mark!!!!! Many more......
Good to see more activity again....
First day of fall came early here....chilly
66 NE breeze....should be colder up to the lake tonight.
Good to hear of the progress Tom ....
How do the "stir sticks" take a/i stain? I never tried them,
but must have 15K laying around.....


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/16/2011 09:57:58 AM
Message:

Geezer,

The sticks are being washed with acrylic paint - plantation pine. I have not tried A/I on them.
Maybe later today I'll dig out some A/I and give it a try.


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/16/2011 10:15:45 AM
Message:

Afternoon all !

Happy birthday Mark ! And I do like the Geezers' Grog sign Martin, then again I like anything with a big mug of beer on it :-)

Very proud to report an A+ result from the hospital tests, knew I felt good but they measure it thoroughly and I scored excellent on all points.
Will work a couple of grave yard shifts over the weekend and than it's almost a month(!) off, couple of roadtrips, some home [:-chef] dinner parties and a fair bit of modelling on the agenda, could be worse ~ Hope to make it to Borne as well Martin, will PM you, got some goodies to make up for the last time [:-ashamed]

cheers, Leo.

BTW: perhaps you [:-eyebrows] noticed the smile list works with me now, never did before...


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/16/2011 10:59:22 AM
Message:

afternoon all, i didnt check in yesterday as i was out the door by 10 to go visit a friend for a night, great fun.

resting now as i had a pig of a trip home but tomorrow i'll carry on working on my flat cars, unless my grassmaster turns up then i can have a play about with that and finaly get working on my layout again!

and happy birthday mark, hope you had a good day!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/16/2011 11:19:35 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, first of all belated happy B-day Mark. And Leo good to hear you pass all the tests, happy for ya. Lemme know when you wanna visit, doors open all the time and I think I have something you could use operating your layout....



Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/16/2011 12:02:08 PM
Message:

Wow, not on the lay-out but on the boat ! Genuine fresh water skippers' seat !

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 09/16/2011 12:22:41 PM
Message:

Happy Birthday Mark!

Leo, glad to know you got A+ on your health bill.

I have completed demolition of my module, and just need to dismantle the wiring and then I'm ready to frame out the new shelf layout.

Arthur


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/16/2011 12:32:32 PM
Message:

Thumbs up for Leo~~~
Good news my friend!!!!


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/16/2011 3:01:32 PM
Message:

Good evening all!

Congratulations Mark, and with the health check too Leo!

Just returned after a marathon day (up at 4.30) editing the DVD... everything is now cut, timed and corrected, ready for texting, music and color grading before going to the printers... phew... it will be a long while before I endevour into something similar, if ever!!

Have a great evening all!


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 09/16/2011 3:41:26 PM
Message:

Well, it is another beutiful clear day in Sunny Queensland. It is 5.30 am Saturday and I am enjoying a great cup of coffee and cheese on toast. Please, join me.

I trust you had a great birthday Mark. Many Happy Returns for yesterday.

Leo it is great to hear your health checks turned out well.

It is good to see you back too Arthur.

I was reading about the convention to be held in Seattle in September next year. I have been considering making a first time visit to the United States to visit the Durango & Silverton and also the railroad museum in Sacramento. The Narrow Gauge Convention in 2012 has provided an extra incentive for me to budget and plan for such a trip.

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/16/2011 4:10:07 PM
Message:

Many Thanks for all the Birthday wishes, and yesterday was very nice but I have to wait til saturday for my big present. The wife wants to get me a new smart phone and I have to go see what they have that my big fingers and poor eyesight can handle.

Leo, great to hear that everything is looking great. Iy also sounds like your coming into some great leisure time.[:-bouncy]

David, I'll share one of those toast and cheese sandwiches, but it's ice tea for me.

Everyone have a greatafternoon and evening.

Mark


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/16/2011 4:52:02 PM
Message:

Afternoon All,
I wanted to share with you what I am energized about...The San Christobal Goose became goose #2. I got a PDF file from a historical society...and its to scale. Here is the next part of the project...we will call it trinity..since I have enough materials to make Goose 7 too.



I have 2 Goose mechanisms, motor and drive train, plus front boogies. I also have rear freight box, and couple of donor PSC gooses. So got the parts...now have to find 2 diecast bodies.

Les


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 09/16/2011 4:55:52 PM
Message:

A belated happy birthday, Mark.
Congrats, Leo, for the health and for the smileys list...
David, besides the fabulous modellers you would meet in the Seattle area, you'd also discover a wonderful country.
Nice to read you've accomplished your editing duty, Troels. I'm sure the final product will be great.
Have a great evening all.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/17/2011 07:26:18 AM
Message:

Morning All, coffee and tea kettle are on and we have eggs, ham, sausage, bicuitsand gravey, fruit, and toast with butter and jam on the counter.

Hopefully I will get to the hobby shop to get some supplies for a couple of projects I am working on.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 09/17/2011 07:36:09 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Coffee is on so help yourself.

Leo, great news on the health front, hope you enjoy your time off.

Les, interesting project you have going there, going to be fun watching this come together.

Thoels, look like the hard part is over, now we just have to wait for the final product to hit the market.

Started working on the freight shed I'm building for the hospital raffle layout plan is to finish it for Monday so it can get planted in the layout.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/17/2011 08:27:43 AM
Message:

Afternoon all !

Finally got Troels' magnificent prints framed and on the wall:



The short focal length (13mm) of the camera lens distorts the picture a wee bit, the 'composition' looks much better in real life.
It had better do so as we spent the good part of an hour shifting the frames about before I got the go-ahead from the boss :-)


cheers, Leo.


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 09/17/2011 08:53:43 AM
Message:

Well, I guess y'all is ready for a good old english breakfast, I'll just shove the trolley in and let you all loose!

The postie arrived with an armful of parcels.
Gonna be a few busy evenings ahead.
Going to set these to work building the railroad

Wanted these just for the beasties

When the town gets built it's gonna need one of these ( 1930 Ford built under licence )

...And finally, figured someone might convert this to a crop duster or offer joy-rides.


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Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 09/17/2011 08:57:38 AM
Message:

Nice pictures Leo, I prefer an asymmetrical layout too. And I see your shelf above is quite full too.
Troels, with less than a month away until your trip here, I do hope the DVDs are finished by then.
I see Ron is back to normal after the convention. Hope you have some energy left for the show(s) in Mass. this Fall.
Gotta' go now and get some outside chores underway.
Enjoy.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/17/2011 09:31:36 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
Cool morning here in NVA, so I am going to finish the gate I started when it was way to hot to be outside. I am thinking about a resistance soldering unit, anybody happy or unhappy with them. I have one friend that does alot of brass work that really likes his. I want to build a Heisler..maybe not all in brass, but the have the mech, frame and motor lined up. Also have lots of brassish kits from backwards miniatures in hand and I hate gluing.

What say you all...there are 100w and 250W.

Les


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/17/2011 09:45:08 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee ...

Nice sunny morning after a night of rain.

Les, I know nothing about resistance soldering but I am sure there others that can fill you in.

I'll do some 1:1 work today. Perhaps I will get a few boards glued onto the Tackle Shop as the walls are finished.

Have a great day ......


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 09/17/2011 4:58:57 PM
Message:

Was googling for free brick paper and came across a link to a site where you can print out your own.
Was very surprised tom see US 0scale/0n30 amongst the scales offered.
Not sure if any of the brick bonds apply to U.S. Buildings, but what the heck.
Here's the brick generator site:
http://paperbrick.co.uk/index.php?action=home
and then I came across a similar program for generating wood textures!
http://www.spiralgraphics.biz/download_ww.htm
Regards
David


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 09/17/2011 5:34:06 PM
Message:

Leo, that makes a nice wall!
David, seems you have some good modelling time just ahead. Always good.
I've tried today my first tree frame following Jos (scotchpine) method. A first coat of sawdust has been applied but nothing is dry and it would be difficult to make a pic. I suspect a few trees - at least - will be necessary before I do half as well as Jos' worst models...
Have a nice evening, all.


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 09/17/2011 5:49:24 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by David Butler

I came across a similar program for generating wood textures!
http://www.spiralgraphics.biz/download_ww.htm
Regards
David


I couldn't get this one to work on a Win 7 laptop with Network 4 installed. Would someone else give it a try, please?
Frustrated from Wakefield!


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 09/17/2011 8:04:51 PM
Message:

David,

I downloaded the program and it runs on my laptop (Windows 7, 64bit) I don't have Network 4 though.

Those kits looks like they have a lot of potential David. I picked up the following at my local hobby shop.





Reply author: Bill Uffelman
Replied on: 09/17/2011 8:44:44 PM
Message:

Ordered two sets of miners as the Arroyo Mines and a planned bridge over a stream module scene will need some workers. Thanks for the heads up.

Bill Uffelman
Back in Las Vegas NV


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/17/2011 11:06:16 PM
Message:

Mornin' all !

I was wondering if you could help me out: been looking at the PSX-AR auto reverser and am not sure if I can use it the way I had in mind.

As far as I understand it, the module controls a tortoise and once a train enters the reversing loop it will -at some point- throw the turnout and reverse the loops' polarity ? What I want to do is control the turnout myself and let the module take care of the polarity, as if I had a DTDP switch attached to the switch. Will it do that ? I would prefer the fast switching time and circuit breaker benefits of the module over a switch or relay.

Intend to make a wee set-up with a PSX-AR , a turnout and a loop, but perhaps one of you has done it already.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: elminero67
Replied on: 09/17/2011 11:38:50 PM
Message:

David: Good eye on the brick bonds, most people dont notice. For most older historic structures with bearing walls in the States, the American bond is most common. In the 20th Century, the running or stretcher bond is usually seen, and is almost always seen on non-bearing walls or veneer walls.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/18/2011 01:14:52 AM
Message:

Ron, those varies size barrels look just like what I need for my crate & barrel merchant! I'll check if they are available on mail order! Thanks! (EDIT: found them in England, but the scale is perhaps a little small? 28mm scale is around 1:70 I think?)


Leo, I have the setup you describe, a reverse loop with a PSX-AR contolling polarity and the entrance turnout tortoise. there are two turnouts more in the loop. I installed two small pushuttons, each in effect shorting one of the two track gaps necessary in the loop. So I can use these to activate the tortoise to direct a train the other way around the loop if needed (to enter the three staging tracks inside the loop). And when the loop is just a reverse loop the trains run fully automaticly through. Works just perfect for my use.


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/18/2011 02:23:14 AM
Message:

I figured as much Troels, had a good read through the docs tonight.

Guess I'll end up with an auto reversing loop switchable to a manual staging/switching mode as well, but will use the NCE Mini-Panel to interface a small mimic panel for the latter. All I have to get now is a small accessory decoder to control a relay to switch the loops' entry/exit Tortoise between PSX-AR and Switch-It module control. Now there's tech talk for you :-)

Off to bed for a couple of hours sleep, enjoyed my drive home, it's a beautiful morning here in Holland.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/18/2011 02:49:31 AM
Message:

Well Leo. As always I stick to the KISS principle, and my two 50 cent pushbuttons work perfectly every time, no relays or mini panels to add complexity... pure low tech! And the PSX-AR is a work of art in it self, working absolutely flawlessly since day one...

Coffee and croissants ready for all on a cold but fine morning! A long day at the easel awaits!

Have a great day!


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/18/2011 06:03:11 AM
Message:

morning all, thanks for the coffee troels!

need to carry on with my flat cars today, not sure what im going to do, the numbers i have are as high as the car sides are. not sure how well that would look. but i can carry on ainting and weather the tichytrain trucks for them anyway, and i need to deside, to cut off the uncoupling arm, or not too, im not using magnets and will be unpoupling by hand, but unsure if my stock would get used by someone else on their layout whitch dose have magnets...

hope everyone has a good day


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/18/2011 06:48:01 AM
Message:

Thanks for coffee Troels.....
Plenty of "fog" on the water this morning.
Water in the lake is still about 65 deg and
it is a chilly 38 this morning....maybe I should
give the crappie hole one more try....But, I know
it will warm up for a few days in early October,
so I wont yank the boat out as yet.
Not much modeling, I hit a snag on my "Twins"
project - painting disaster!! I hope the stripwood
orders I placed are waiting for me when I get back
to Brooklyn. All stay safe and warm.....PSX-AR is the
way to go....but if you want real fun, check out the
Fast Tracks "Juicer".....works beautiful as well.....


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/18/2011 08:40:55 AM
Message:

Mornin' all !

I think the NCE Mini-Panel falls under the KISS principle as far as 'automation' goes Troels, nifty little gizmo :-) and as the staging is in the other room hooking it up to the cab bus allows for remote control as well. Could even run a shuttle with it !
Thanks for the Fast Tracks info Bill, didn't know about them until now. I got a PSX-AR here so will play wih that first, had to get over/used to the way they both detect a train by letting it short the track polarity first, makes an old sparky shudder, brrrrr :-)

Cold and wet out here, pity for the 'kermis' (fun fair) that's out in nearby Veghel now, that and the fact that local PSV is playing against Ajax at the moment, sort of a superbowl of soccer ( sorry Martin...............!!!) 2-2 sofar.

have a good Sunday all !

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/18/2011 10:05:09 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee ...

Leo: another vote for the PSxAR. Fine machine.

Geezer: I think fishing is over for me until the ice sets in. We are having sunny days but cool temperatures and wind.

Slow progress on the tackle shop but there is progress. Gluing the stir sticks on. Some of the sticks are rather bend so I have to be careful how I cut and place them.

I have my wood order placed for the box car build, however I don't expect it to arrive for another 2 - 3 weeks.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 09/18/2011 11:09:50 AM
Message:

Good morning all, I'll take some of that coffee.

Dave, that looks nice.

The weather is starting to get a little nippy. Summer has indeed faded away.

I will be spending some time on my new shelf layout and will post photos.

Arthur


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/18/2011 11:21:50 AM
Message:

Late Morning All, I put a fresh pot of joe on the stove and a little more coal to take the chill off.

Dave, I like the hopper is it going to be an offering?

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/18/2011 2:50:03 PM
Message:

WEll..."They tricked me!!!",,,,one smallish pickerel,
and it brok off, stealing my jig!!! Grrrrrr!
Anyway, got a couple engines working again, worked
on my "twins" project some more, and fiddled with
the video camera. I have a lot to learn, even if it records
direct to disk. Better go read the manual!!!
All have a good day, packin up now for trip back to
Brooklyn....Talk to ya from there.


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 09/18/2011 3:18:08 PM
Message:

Do some googling for those Pegasus Hobbies figures - I managed to find some Farmyard animal figures in 1/48 - also several different sets of bricks in red or grey.
Looking on their website, it would appear they have dropped their 1/48 scale figures.
Cheers
David


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/18/2011 4:07:26 PM
Message:

dave that looks intresting, will it have framing?

i did do a little looking about as david has and couldnt find much other then some barrels and wargaming bits?

got an email today to say my grassmaster and a few bags of static grass have FINALY been shipped. wooho something new to play with :D

also got some decals on the flat cars, the numbers i have just about fit, big big IMHO, will post some photos tomorrow and dust my thread off.

hope everyone has had/is having a nice day


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 09/18/2011 5:39:10 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

dave that looks intresting, will it have framing?




Mark, the answer is yes. Andy, by framing I think you mean outside braces; yes, there will be posts in pockets on the sides as well as grab irons.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/18/2011 6:46:09 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Leo Starrenburg

and the fact that local PSV is playing against Ajax at the moment, sort of a superbowl of soccer ( sorry Martin...............!!!) 2-2 sofar.




there's no sorry onit Leo, been a bigger game for years now, sorry they didn't beat Ajax !! But hey after the 5-2 win today... we're up on front again !!


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 09/18/2011 7:16:29 PM
Message:

I just recieved an e-mail from Mt Albert Scale Lumber saying my enginehouse has won the Midwood Memorial Award at the convention. Quite an honor.

Roland


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 09/18/2011 7:20:31 PM
Message:

Les, about resistance soldering.....

I have a homemade unit that several of us made in a "clinic" approach several years ago. It works great. That said, buying a new unit has a certain "appeal" too.....

Plenty of immediate heat. The technique required is VERY different and takes some getting used to....(pulling away before the current is off is NOT a good idea!)

I believe mine has two heat settings but I only use the higher setting. (you want to heat up the part quick and then get out....you want to avoid slowly heating up all the work previously done.)

My unit has an option of using a single "probe" which is a welders rod filled with carbon and a have a "tweezers" (Micro Mart sells them) Which I don't think I've ever used, prefering the probe.

I'm sure a google search will get you the plans for the homemade unit. I believe it was in the gazette sometime in the early 80's.

tom


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/18/2011 7:21:38 PM
Message:

Congratulations! Roland that is quite an honor.

Mark


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/18/2011 7:35:37 PM
Message:

WOW Roland!!!! Bravo!!!!!!


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/18/2011 8:35:05 PM
Message:

Roland,

You're the man ... congrats on a job well done and a deserving award.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 09/18/2011 9:24:24 PM
Message:

Roland it is well deserved. Are they sending you any wood?


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 09/18/2011 10:08:31 PM
Message:

Congratulations Roland! Job well done (and deserving!)

Arthur


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/19/2011 12:46:05 AM
Message:

Good morning all! Coffee brewed, and the rolls are still warm from the oven!

Wet and autumnal outside... getting the heating ready for service... yuck! There really was no summer this year up here, thus the onset of the cold seasons feels more unwelcome than usual. Or I'm just getting older and grumpier ;-)

Have a great day all!


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 09/19/2011 01:06:23 AM
Message:

Thanks for the coffee, Troels.

Congrats for the award, Roland!

About resistance soldering : the article was in the sept/oct 1981 issue, page 70.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/19/2011 06:37:57 AM
Message:

Roland,
Congrats, getting the Mid Award is super, Gerry at Mt Albert is a very decerning modeler and knows his stuff.

Tom,
Thanks for the info, I purchased an American Beauty 250W unit, its got the tweesers, I think I can get the probe too. Another friend said like you did get in and get out quickly. More wattage the better.

No modeling done this weekend other thank cleaning the room from pre and post convention activities. I have projects out, my new little Porter runs very good, and will warm up the RR to see how she is there.

Please be safe all,
Les


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/19/2011 06:51:31 AM
Message:

Congrats on the award Roland, it's well deserved !

Les tell me a bit more, one of the new B-mann porters with sound ?? Got 2 on the way...very interested in their performances..


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/19/2011 07:05:23 AM
Message:

Martin,
Got the one with trailing truck, runs great at slow speed, mind you that its back and forth on the 6 foot test track thru peco switch. Slow and faster speed. Sound is good, and light is surface mounted LED. No problems in switch either. I will put it on the RR this week and see how it goes thru my switches. I have not put it on Decoder Pro yet to see what can be done there.

Les


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/19/2011 07:06:13 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and rolls Troels.

Les, I know what you mean I have to red up the workbench Too. I have a project to start and I need the room.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 09/19/2011 08:13:17 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone, and thanks for the coffee Troels.

Roland, congratulations I saw it in the contest room, a well deserved reward.

Worked on the warehouse I'm building for the hospital raffle layout, need to finish up the details tonight, then I can get back to some regularly schedules programs, like the tractor shed.

I too bought a porter at the convention, but the one without the trailing truck. Like Les, it runs great on the test track, haven't tried it on the layout yet. Interesting technology behind the sound as it uses an exciter rather than a speaker. It sounds great, got to look more into those little guys.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/19/2011 08:25:19 AM
Message:

Good Morning all....Troels, thanks for coffee & grunts......
I am happy for you guys that are getting the new Porters....
But, I think I will refrain. I already have too many Loco's,
and at least 3 DCC porters.....Lots of EBay fodder this winter.
Also a ton of o scale kits that will find thier way on EBay as well.
Anyway, I made my first video yesterday and will try to post it
to youtube. Nothing great, a few bumps to the tripod and a couple
cameo appearances by himself. I will post the URL if successful.
All have a good day.....


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/19/2011 08:26:43 AM
Message:

Ron,
So far I can't tell the difference between the exciter and regular speaker. Bells, Whistles, chuff all sound very good.

Les


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/19/2011 10:01:29 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee.

Overcast and cool this morning.

Geezer in the movies. Now that will be a sight to behold ..... [:-magnify]. The owner of a bar, a tackle shop, railroad and now a movie star ...

Bill: looking forward to seeing your layout in motion.

Have a great day ...


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/19/2011 11:11:11 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by visman48

Martin,
Got the one with trailing truck, runs great at slow speed, mind you that its back and forth on the 6 foot test track thru peco switch. Slow and faster speed. Sound is good, and light is surface mounted LED. No problems in switch either. I will put it on the RR this week and see how it goes thru my switches. I have not put it on Decoder Pro yet to see what can be done there.

Les



Thanks Les, bought one with and one without trailing truck. Glad to hear they run ok and sound good. Looking forward to receive this tiny beauty's...

quote:
Also a ton of o scale kits


what kinda kit's Bill ??


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 09/19/2011 12:05:16 PM
Message:

My wife purchased a Porter at the convention and won't give it to me until Christmas. I can't find it anywhere. Glad to hear from others that it runs and sounds good.

Thanks for the comments on the award. I'm thrilled.

Roland


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/19/2011 12:19:53 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Hopeless

My wife purchased a Porter at the convention and won't give it to me until Christmas.
Roland



That's a bit nasty, still 3 months to go untill X-mass....


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 09/19/2011 12:24:12 PM
Message:

Roland

Congratulations on the award! Well done!
[:-thumbu][:-thumbu][:-thumbu][:-thumbu]


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 09/19/2011 12:24:38 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by milocomarty

quote:
Originally posted by Hopeless

My wife purchased a Porter at the convention and won't give it to me until Christmas.
Roland



That's a bit nasty, still 3 months to go untill X-mass....



Isn't that classified as cruel and unusual punishment?


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/19/2011 12:28:25 PM
Message:

[:-banghead][:-banghead][:-censored][:-censored][:-devil][:-hot][:-thumbd][:-thumbd][:-thumbd][:-banghead][:-banghead] !!!

Every time I upload this short video to youtube, I get a green screen and a message that says I have uploaded a video that may have copyright issues. I have renamed the freakin video more times than I care to admit.....I will try one or two more times......Grrrrr, if there's no success, I will also have a cool dvd video recorder for sale on EBay......[:-bigeyes]


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/19/2011 12:28:38 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by elwoodblues

quote:
Originally posted by milocomarty

quote:
Originally posted by Hopeless

My wife purchased a Porter at the convention and won't give it to me until Christmas.
Roland



That's a bit nasty, still 3 months to go untill X-mass....



Isn't that classified as cruel and unusual punishment?




Maybe even classified as domestic violence psychological warfare....


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/19/2011 12:41:43 PM
Message:

Marty - just some building kits (wood) I have a really neat
turntable kit that is 135ft in HO scale....should hold Forneys
and Shays alright. Some wood buildings and other stuff.....


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/19/2011 4:49:22 PM
Message:

Well, I think I got through this time....
Nothing spectacular, really....just a short video of my feeble attempts to learn how to do it....
Here ya go:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nr38ueVsRI
Bring some padding for when you are rolling around on the floor laughing.....
Turn the volume down until the bell stops ringing (Clanging), I haven't got around to draggin it through decoder pro. [:-bigeyes]Peace V !


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/19/2011 5:14:15 PM
Message:

Bill,

Thanks for sharing the video of your layout. I was disappointed that I really didn't get to see Geezer or hear him speak. [:-cry]


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 09/19/2011 5:39:40 PM
Message:

Pretty good video Bill. Lot better than I could do.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/19/2011 5:39:50 PM
Message:

Tom - I am happy that I just got it to work!
I am in the very beginning, and about midway, you can hear
me laugh about the "Damn clangin loud bell!"....LOL....
I will do better next time.....promise!


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 09/19/2011 6:08:11 PM
Message:

That's a nice humorous video, Bill.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/19/2011 6:17:46 PM
Message:

Cool vid Bill..


Reply author: Reg Barron
Replied on: 09/19/2011 6:50:42 PM
Message:

Les you made a good choice with the 250 watt unit. I believe there will be no heavy projects that the unit will not be able to handle. I have had the 100 watt unit with probe and tweezers for many years and have found it very useful. You do need to know that with higher settings you can fry small bits of brass into extinction. For example, I have frizzled .020 wire and removed the cladding from printed circuit board ties (by accident). I do find the unit with tweezers to great for the circuit board ties, just need to limit the setting.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 09/19/2011 6:52:23 PM
Message:

Bill you are going to be the next big thing on YouTube


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/20/2011 01:32:28 AM
Message:

Good morning all! Coffee and danishes ready1

Love the video Geezer... a nice personal touch to it! Can't wait to see some landcaping...

Busy days still... recording music for the DVD later today (my musician wife has kindly composed a little walz for the video intro/outro), and going over to Denmark hopefully for the last time tomorrow, to see the color grading... The photographer and I lit the instructional parts quite darkly to get a cozy "in the den" feel, as opposed to stark laboratory lighting, but made the grader's job difficult.

Now off to the easel to make some money!

Have a great day all!


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/20/2011 04:34:10 AM
Message:

morning all, thanks for brekkie troels!

bill, loved the video, nice to see one where we get to see the owner/builder in the video too, maybe the start of a new trend?

not been the best posted thanks to this slight rut im in, also now with a touch of added money worries now that the money for the grassmaster and some grasses have been taken from my account, with a few bills pending as well as wanting to book my eurostar tickets soon while its cheaper, yikes.

hope everyone is having a nice day


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/20/2011 05:51:44 AM
Message:

Good morning.....
You all are too kind about the crummy little video
with cameo appearances of the Geezer, LOL!
I am happy to figure out the camera finally and
get it published to YouTube.
I will be spending a week at the lake next month,
and will shoot a good video to post, one of the loop
and the switchback. Thanks again for the support,
work on finishing up the EH this morning.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/20/2011 06:31:04 AM
Message:

Bill,
Great Video...thought you were going to give us a ride thru Monument Valley...just neat. Just great to see you having fun in your retirement.

Les


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/20/2011 07:51:21 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and Danishes Troels. Dreary look to the day here in No Va.

Bill the video is great and the shots of you fiddling with the trains just makes it real.

Troels it sounds like your tasks with DVD are almost complete, Good Luck!

Andy, have faced those whoas many times and I don't like it at all.

Everyone have a grwat day.

Mark


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/20/2011 08:13:59 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
As Mark said rainy gray day here. Last night I was able to get the PDF file of Goose #2 to enlarge on the printer, only 10% and its dead on with the dimensions I have found. Too bad I don't have a top view of it to find that rear box, but I should be ok with all the documentation I have.

Reg, thanks its on the way, might even be hear today. The one I ordered comes with the tweeser attachent, I found the website and believe I can get the probe too. Lots of projects that I might not have done I can do now. That includes building a Heisler from parts.

You all have a safe day...
Les


Reply author: David Butler
Replied on: 09/20/2011 09:01:31 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by David Butler

quote:
Originally posted by David Butler

I came across a similar program for generating wood textures!
http://www.spiralgraphics.biz/download_ww.htm
Regards
David


I couldn't get this one to work on a Win 7 laptop with Network 4 installed. Would someone else give it a try, please?
Frustrated from Wakefield!


Hmmm, Loaded the program on my Desktop upstairs which has the same parameters ( Different CPU) and it worked first time [:-banghead] .
Now having fun generating all sorts of boards.
Found with the Brick generator that it's best view the PDF and then use the Print screen button to save the image and then open it up in photoshop - there you can play around with the coloring to your heart's content and save it as a jpeg file.
Now off to google Barnstormers for paint schemes for that ole aircraft!
Cheers
David


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/21/2011 03:20:57 AM
Message:

Mornin' all !

coffee is on, will whip up a Spanish omelette and brown some toast in a minute.

Just had my regular look at www.shorpy.com and found this:



Then someone 'colourized' it into this:



This is how it looks nowadays:



Hope I don't tread on any copyright toes with this, find it quite inspirational !


cheers, Leo.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/21/2011 05:05:27 AM
Message:

thats a great picture leo! im pretty sure someone made a kit of that building?? (please corrct me if i am wrong)

thanks for breakfast too!

trying to figure out esty so i can shift some of the jewellery ive made thats never sold (no links will be posted here mods) and i need to do some house work and try to carry on figureing out this money problem.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/21/2011 05:45:14 AM
Message:

GM all.....Omelet sounds good & thanks for the coffee Leo...
Andy - that's my old house [:-bigeyes]......and, it would be a neat kit to build.
Not much today, sort out the 3 stripwood orders and maybe draw some plans.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 09/21/2011 07:05:28 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Leo.

Nice Video Bill, and I like the cameo appearances of the "star" of the show.

Someone went to a lot of work colorizing the picture, looks great though and is fill of inspiration. Thanks for posting them Leo.

Should be a quiet evening tonight so I might get some modeling done.

Have a great day everyone.



Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 09/21/2011 07:06:28 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
Thanks for breakfast Leo and Bill.
Overcast and off and on showers here for the next couple of days in central Wisconsin.
No Modeling yet for me, but trying to get motivated. I have been keeping up on the forum at least, although not posting much.

Bill nice start on the video. You are further then I am. I have some old X-10 cameras that I have been thinking about adding to a box car. Just another project to my long list of unstarted-finished projects. Hopefully with winter coming I will get back down into the train room.

Troel's, looking forward to your DVD coming out.

Sad news here is that Carol's mom is in the process of dying. Carol has been on the otherside of the state for the past 3 out of 4 weeks, with her mom, dad and sister. So I have been holding down the home front, alone with 3 dogs and 4 cats. Her mom has stoped eating and drinking last sunday and they aren't giving her very much longer to live. It has been a long, slow, sad, hard process for Carol, her sister and her dad. Her dad is really having a hard time with it. They live with Carol's sister, who has been doing all of the care giving for the past several years. So it will be nice where this is over. She wants to be buried out in Montana, so there will a trip out there yet this fall.

It is good to see all of you getting some modeling done. It is an inspiration for me to get going.

Hope all have a good day


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/21/2011 07:11:24 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and Omelets Leo and some fresh fruit on the side.

Andy, no kit but someone here built a scratch build of the structure based on the photo.

By the way Leo thanks for posting the series.

I want to do some modeling today, just hope I canget moving.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/21/2011 07:26:19 AM
Message:

Jim - So sorry to hear of family circumstances such as that.
Please let Carol know that her mom is in our prayers.
On the boxcar camera, where can I get these lil gems?


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/21/2011 10:11:13 AM
Message:

Good morning all .. thanks for the coffee ....

Jim: sorry to hear about Carol's mom. Our prayers are with you.

Yesterday was the Dentist and today is routine blood work. I did get a chance last night to build the roof rafters for the Tackle Shop.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/21/2011 10:56:36 AM
Message:

Jim
Sorry to hear about Carols mother, I am not sure what is worse to be a long distance from parents or to be the primary care givers.

Bill are you going to the Hudson meet in October? Just checking to see what your schedule looks like.

Les


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/21/2011 11:58:05 AM
Message:

Yeah Les - The wife and I are going to drive up Friday
night and stay over. We will attend the meet on Saturday,
and then go home. Hope to see you there!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/21/2011 2:23:22 PM
Message:

Afternoon all, evening coffe is on help yourself. Gonna do a few hours of modeling in a few minutes. Jim sorry to hear about your wifes mom, I pray for her..
Nice pics Leo. Nice reerence for signs and stuff...

Have a nice day...


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/21/2011 2:48:38 PM
Message:

Jim, we wish you all the strenght in these times.

Looked up the Hudson meet, tickets from Dusseldorf to Newark Liberty and back are €500, 2 hour drive to Gardiner, might even indulge in some 17th century Dutch colonial history along the Hudson..hmmm BTW: will the church kitchen be open during the meet ?

Did I mention I cleaned up and re-organized all the stuff in the layout room ? Now it's so neat and tidy I don't dare to start any work, it will be the same old mess in an hour or so :-)

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/21/2011 3:00:18 PM
Message:

Jim, so sorry to hear about your situation, I have been throgh this myself and it is really hard on everyone. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

Leo, are you going to come over and use the kitchen? If so, I would have to find a way up there to sample some of your cooking.[:-eyebrows]

Mark


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/21/2011 3:19:40 PM
Message:

Mark, I've been asked to do some videos on Dutch-Indonesian cooking, if they work out to be -ever so slighly- presentable I'll post the links.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/21/2011 5:12:23 PM
Message:

What a treat that would be....to meet Mr. Starrenburg, himself!!!
The wife and I will be there.....


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 09/21/2011 6:56:19 PM
Message:

Jim, sorry for your wife's mother.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 09/21/2011 7:17:18 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

thats a great picture leo! im pretty sure someone made a kit of that building?? (please corrct me if i am wrong)



As they say, Andy, you are spot on. I did a lot of research on the building and that last photo shown I had found using Google map search.
Randy Pepprock, owner of Downtown Deco has that kit. http://www.downtowndeco.biz/site/?p=409

He did a great job on the kit but it's only in HO. The original is in Gordonton, NC.


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 09/21/2011 9:10:42 PM
Message:

Great to see the Geezer on video! That was enjoyable.

Very interesting pictures from Leo- yes, very inspirational.

Jim- sorry to hear about Carol's mother. This is the part of life that is inevitable and difficult to deal with, and in such moments we feel helpless but like everyone else has said, our thoughts are with you and your wife.

Arthur


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 09/21/2011 9:47:54 PM
Message:

Jim, i'm very sorry to hear about Carol's mother. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/22/2011 03:47:57 AM
Message:

Morning all. Fresch pot fo coffee , tea working on a decent breakfast. Anyone like's fresh german hard rolls !! Scrambled eggs inbetween...
Glad I finished almost all the windows on Geezers yesterday, tough job scratching windows..now it gives me time again to think about a small interior when I gonna solder the lights in....but that will be tonight...

Have a great day


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/22/2011 04:33:40 AM
Message:

i thought i was right dave :D

morning all thanks for breakfast martin

my grassmaster landed yesterday and ive been playing around with that, still need to wait on some extra grasses before i can get cracking on the layout, but its good fun so far, just need to figure out the best way to add an extra layer..

hope everyone has a great day


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/22/2011 06:27:33 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

i thought i was right dave :D

morning all thanks for breakfast martin

my grassmaster landed yesterday and ive been playing around with that, still need to wait on some extra grasses before i can get cracking on the layout, but its good fun so far, just need to figure out the best way to add an extra layer..

hope everyone has a great day



What kinda fibers did you get with the grassmaster ?? Should check out Polak, don't endorse it but like it alot !! Can give you a list of colors I use...


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 09/22/2011 06:52:08 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
Thanks for all your kind words, thoughts and prayers. I very much appricate them and will let Carol know that you are thinking of her and her family. As of last nite there still has been no change. Her mom is still more or less in a coma.

Bill here is the link to the X-10 camera system
http://www.x10.com/cameras/
I got them to monitor the sheep during lambing season so carol didn't have to be out in the barn all nite and day. I mounted the cameras in the barn and could watch what was happening in the house on the TV. I still have the cameras, but all the receiver stuff was lost in the house fire. I need to see if I can just buy the receivers.

Those of you going to it, have fun at the Hudson meet. I wish we had more RR things like that around here. There is a big Train Fest in Milwaukee, in November, if I can I will try to drive down for it.

Hope all have a great day, and thanks again for you kind words.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/22/2011 07:28:17 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and breakfast Martin.

Jim, tell Carol to hang in there.

Well I got to get things ready for a quick trip up to WV tomorrow for my mothers birthday, only a two day trip up one day and back the next.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/22/2011 08:20:57 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
Well another gray damp day here...the good thing is that I have gotten re-engaged with my modeling after the convention rush. Geezer had asked me to work on a project for him, so I will take some pictures and comment on that for you all this weekend. Basically it was assembling a Backwards Miniatures kit...cab, tank and other parts using a 0-6-0 HO Mechanism. I was frustrated before convention with it, but have had several break thrus. Also going to post some things that I used to work on convention projects with that really helped in that effort. Geezers project is nearing paint as I get numerous evening hours to work on it. Lots of comments on should know before working on one.

Les


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/22/2011 08:48:42 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by milocomarty

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

i thought i was right dave :D

morning all thanks for breakfast martin

my grassmaster landed yesterday and ive been playing around with that, still need to wait on some extra grasses before i can get cracking on the layout, but its good fun so far, just need to figure out the best way to add an extra layer..

hope everyone has a great day



What kinda fibers did you get with the grassmaster ?? Should check out Polak, don't endorse it but like it alot !! Can give you a list of colors I use...



two early autumn 4.5mm and one 6mm late autumn/winter (inlucded in the deal) they are by silfor, i also ordered some shorter darker green from another company and brought anyother staw like color and green (that look alot like WS) from a guy selling stuff at shows, theres a few polak fibers on order from ian once he gets them back in stock, :)


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/22/2011 09:38:28 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

quote:
Originally posted by milocomarty

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

i thought i was right dave :D

morning all thanks for breakfast martin

my grassmaster landed yesterday and ive been playing around with that, still need to wait on some extra grasses before i can get cracking on the layout, but its good fun so far, just need to figure out the best way to add an extra layer..

hope everyone has a great day



What kinda fibers did you get with the grassmaster ?? Should check out Polak, don't endorse it but like it alot !! Can give you a list of colors I use...



two early autumn 4.5mm and one 6mm late autumn/winter (inlucded in the deal) they are by silfor, i also ordered some shorter darker green from another company and brought anyother staw like color and green (that look alot like WS) from a guy selling stuff at shows, theres a few polak fibers on order from ian once he gets them back in stock, :)



Great, good stuff Polak. Maybe you should order a bag of 2mm dry needles to, just sprinkle a bit over the top to get the dried oud brownish look, did it on this piece..


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/22/2011 09:44:51 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee ...

The next few days we are going to have Indian summer. The temps. are to be in the mid to high 20's C.
Hard to say how much MRR will get done. I really should spend an hour or two on cleaning the top of the RR off. Then I can start to find a home for the Tackle shop and other town buildings.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/22/2011 11:11:23 AM
Message:

martin, its already in my shipping list from when you used it on your tress and bushes, if i remember rightly (to much effort to find said list :P) med green, greenish yellow, and dry needles (plus a stawish colour) i cant wait to get my hands on it too, it looks great!


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 09/22/2011 3:02:43 PM
Message:

Good afternoon everyone,

Another grey and overcast day at work.

No modeling for me last night. Got home from work late, had supper and went to bed. Today has been going good so far so we will see what tonight brings. I'm anxious to get back to work on the tractor build.

Have a great day everyone


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/22/2011 3:43:28 PM
Message:

Good evening all!

Almost no modeling tonight.. no energy left after a hard couple of weeks... (and not exactly helped by digesting a biig wienerschnitzel from our local hungarian butcher...). So I'll just surf the net and look silly until bedtime ;-)

Have a great day/evening all!


Reply author: Bill Uffelman
Replied on: 09/22/2011 7:55:18 PM
Message:

James -- condolences to you, your wife and family. Arriving at the end of the road is tough on everyone. My mother will be 91 October 10 but some days I wonder if she will make it to then and our son's marriage on October 15 let alone to mid-December when another Great grandchild is due to our oldest daughter. I do know that she won't know much about any of the events either way.

Sitting in a hotel room overlooking Lake Coeur d'Lane after today's meetings. Saw a great little diesel tug today headed across the lake. Probably involved with a pile driver or other repair operation. Given the logging history on the lake it would make a GREAT scene ala some of Lennart Elg's logging layout plans.

Bill Uffelman
Back to Las Vegas Saturday


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/23/2011 09:44:15 AM
Message:

Good morning ...... coffee is on.

Happy first day of fall ....

Have a great day ...


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/23/2011 10:51:05 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, still in need of a cup of coffee. My back is teasing me today. A well go on and don't complain my family says. Hopefully some modeling later on this evening.

Have a great day..


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/23/2011 12:37:34 PM
Message:


Some little watch gears I bought:


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/23/2011 2:42:52 PM
Message:

Tom
Most neat, you bought just the gears? Where? So you are going to paint them now and rust them?

I have a solution...aka method to mass coloring with chalks...

Les


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/23/2011 3:00:12 PM
Message:

Les,

I bought them off Ebay. Search "watch gears" and you will find many choices.

Your method for weathering them?


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/23/2011 3:36:52 PM
Message:

Cool stuff, still have a drawer full, leftovers from my granddad who was a watchmaker...
Received the message the porters are shipped, let's see how long it takes this time...


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/24/2011 09:29:48 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... coffee is on ....

Summer has returned for two days, 26 C today and 29C tomorrow.

Need to put my boat into storage today. Maybe some MRR layout work later.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 09/24/2011 09:30:48 AM
Message:

Good morning all-

My overdue turn to bring the food. A healthy spread, fruits, cereal, bagels, granola, in addition to Tom's coffee. Yes I see some grumbling but one must mind one's health every now and then.

I'm off to get some acid-free cardstock and start putting together the mine and the auto garage.

Arthur


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/24/2011 11:29:48 AM
Message:

thanks for the grub arthur, and the coffee tom.

not a whole lot to report, been working on fences... barbed wire fence only a few inches worth but its doing me head in! haha just hope i can use it, not alot of room on the front of my layout... oh well.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/24/2011 11:44:26 AM
Message:

Thanks for the coffee and food guys...."Food" os good, it keeps
me in shape......."ROUND" is a shape, right???


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 09/24/2011 12:29:41 PM
Message:

Afternoon to everyone! Looks like Tom won't be needing more gears any time soon.
My plans for the Mid Hudson meet have fallen through. I just can't be at two ends of the state at the same time.
I am going to the Expo the same weekend, or at least Friday to see Troels and just can't drive fast enough to get to New York.
Just too many shows in the Fall to make them all. April should be better!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/25/2011 12:17:37 AM
Message:

Sorry you arent going to make it Dave....The wife and I have
booked a room at the Hampton in Newburg for friday and we
will attend the meet on Saturday. I hope a good group show
up, the guys go to a lot of trouble.....
I had a exciting(?) day today:
08:30am - Deliver the Elantra for inspection & oil change
09:15am - Meander over to the Jeep dealer with the 2008 Liberty
14:20pm - Accept delivery of the 2011 Jeep Patriot/silver & black all the bells & whistles
14:35pm - retrieve the Elantra and head for the house
16:00pm - In and out of shower, dressed read formum stuff & do email
17:30pm - Arrive at "Victors" on 52nd st in Manhattan
18:00pm - 11:45pm Enjoy dinner (Piella)fine wine and of course one singlemalt. Also enjoyed the show "Sister Act"
which was great in my opinion. Arrived home, checked email and dropped this note to you all.
Enjoy a fine morning, as I will be sleeping in...and then some bagles....maybe I'll share. ;-)


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 09/25/2011 06:13:16 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew.

Bill, sounds like you had a busy day. Nice evening reward though.

Yesterday, I biked 35 miles, in our annual Lakes and Leaves bike tour. The leaves are starting to turn here, was a beautful ride, a little on the cool side, but at least the rain held off until after I got back home.

Carol's mom finally went peacefully, last Thursday. Her funneral in Wisconsin will be Tuesday and in Montana (where she lived most of her life) the following Monday. I will be heading over to western Wisconsin tomorrow and then Carol and I along with the rest of the family will be driving out to Montana later in the week. We should be gone a couple of weeks, but I will check in where ever I get a WiFi connection.

Hope all have a great day.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/25/2011 08:18:03 AM
Message:

Jim - please extend our heartfelt condolences to Carol and family.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/25/2011 08:53:57 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, first of all Jim my condolences to Carol and family.
Slept in a bit today, hittin the sack at 5.15 this morning. Been to Amsterdam for a outside game against Ajax. Result 1-1, we equaled in the 87th minute. Into town after the game and a 1 hour 15 minutes drive home after. Only one in the car who stayed sober, but I had to drive.
Preparing myself for a rehearsel with the band in 30 min. and hopefully after that I can do some modeling...
On the other hand with 23C it's a great day to grab a beer and sit in the garden to relax..we'll see

Have a nice day...


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/25/2011 09:49:44 AM
Message:

Jim: please pass on our condolences to Carol and the family.

Another beautiful day at the lake. Fall colors are great and the weather warm. It should turn cooler tomorrow. It will be a great day to BBQ with friends who arrived from Ireland last evening.

In a bit I`ll head to the basement to bang some framing together.

Have a great day ...


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/25/2011 11:45:44 AM
Message:

Morning All, put the coffee on.

Jim, please give Carol and family our condolences.

GGot back yesterday evening from my visit in WV to see my mother. I hope to get some work on a section of layout tomorrow.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 09/25/2011 12:09:46 PM
Message:

Jim, Condolences to you, Carol and the family.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 09/25/2011 1:15:44 PM
Message:

Jim,
My condolences to you, Carol and the family.
On my way to see an NHL preseason game featuring the new Winnipeg Jets and the Canes we have a group of 43 so it should be a good time.
Larry


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/25/2011 1:47:50 PM
Message:

Larry,

Enjoy the game ..... go Jets go ....


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/25/2011 4:28:05 PM
Message:

jim, deepest condolences to you and your family from my family and I

not a hugely busy day. but sundays never are for me, piddled about making some crates from scrap off cuts of scale (ish) lumber and worked on the colouring of my wire fence, also trying to figure out what style of fencing to have behind the dinner.

hope everyone has had a nice day


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 09/25/2011 5:53:29 PM
Message:

Condolences, Jim.


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 09/25/2011 6:21:05 PM
Message:

Jim,

My condolences to you and your family too.

Arthur


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 09/25/2011 6:25:44 PM
Message:

Sincere condolences Jim.

My sympathies to your wife, yourself and your family at this time.

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/25/2011 7:14:33 PM
Message:

Jim,
Condolences to your family, only time heals, please enjoy Montana for me.

Les


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 09/25/2011 7:15:27 PM
Message:

Jim, my condolences to you and your family.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/26/2011 07:37:36 AM
Message:

Morning AAll, coffee and tea kettle are on and bagels with all the fixens.

It is going to be another nice warm day here in No Va today.

I hope to get some work done on the layout moduel today, if I can get myself pried out of the armchair.[:-banghead]

Everyone have a greeat day.

Mark


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/26/2011 08:33:53 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all! A nice little break from the easel... I'll grab a bagel and coffee thank you Mark!

The DVD master and cover files were shipped to the printers today... what a relief! Hopefully the finished DVDs get back to me before I leave for Boston...

Have a great day!


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 09/26/2011 08:43:09 AM
Message:

We all certainly hope you have the DVD for the show! Anticipation is killing us.
Sunny morning and warm again. Even Fall in NE can be nice.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/26/2011 09:42:42 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee Mark.

The start of a new work week. The fall colors are great and the geese are comming in from the north.

Some 1:1 projects and perhaps a little MRR today.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 09/26/2011 11:31:24 AM
Message:

Good morning/noon all,

Yesterday we had summer weather- today it seems to have cooled off a little bit. I think fall weather is right around the corner here in New England.

Arthur


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/27/2011 05:18:16 AM
Message:

OK....'Up & at 'em!!!'....Revellie, Revellie!
Coffee, water for tea and Juice in the fridge.
Scrambled eggs, turkey bacon and potatoes on the stove.
Busquits and grave in the warmer next to the
Geezers "famous Jalapeno Grits".....
A few 1:1 projects today, then get things ready to
transport back to the lake. I need to get the new
Engine house and the Woodcutters Shack moved to the lake.
All have a good day.....enjoy the nice weather.....
you know what is on the way..........


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/27/2011 05:34:40 AM
Message:

Good morning all, and thanks for the goodies Geezer!

I'm relaxing a little too much ;-) I got some painkillers (for my bad foot) from the doctor yesterday, and although effective, they do make painting almost impossible ;-) So I'm sitting here by the computer waiting for the pain to return and the resulting control of the brush to return as well... Hopefullt the foot will be okay before leaving for Boston.

I got a little more work done on the Pavlovski store last night, but really long for some landscape work. Guess a hill is in the making soon...

Have a great day all!


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/27/2011 07:04:09 AM
Message:

Good Day all !

Thanks for lunch Bill, do like the Jalapeno grits !

Hope the foot heals asap Troels, you still got about a month, fingers crossed the DVD's will be ready in time.

Am busy installing the NCE facia panels around the layout. I was able to borrow a professional RJ12 6 pin connector crimping tool, 8- and 4- pin tools are found on every corner but the 6 pin is realy difficult to get around here. So, even if there no track to speak of, I'm making the cab bus leads now so I can return the tool to it's owner.

The gardener will start on our garden tomorrow, major redo with some trees removed and new ones going in etc etc. I'll open the door for them and than stand well clear :-)

Now I'll disconnect the house from the grid, have to do a job on the wiring and light/dark switches that control the garden lights. Hope that I'll be able to switch things on again when I'm done...

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 09/27/2011 07:21:17 AM
Message:

Thanks for breakfast Bill, but I'll skip the grits ( not a jalapeno fan).
Troels, you've only got about two weeks so I certainly hope the doctor is on the right track with the meds.
I can only imagine a hobbling Dane in Boston. Say, that sounds like it might make a book title.
Cloudy in New England this morning but still warm. I need to finish some rework of the drawings for the laser cutter.
Have a nice day.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/27/2011 07:50:18 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and breakfast Geezer. I do needd the cafine this morning[:-sleep] as I stayed up watching the ballgame last nite.

Troels, I hope the foot gets better soon, I know what foot trouble can do to a person.[:-banghead]

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Ollie
Replied on: 09/27/2011 07:58:18 AM
Message:

Sorry to hear about your loss, Jim! Condolences to you and your family!


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/27/2011 09:43:05 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee Bill ....

Troels take care of your foot. Patience with the healing.

Another nice sunny day here but the temps are beginning to drop. Cooler temperatures are good for our moose hunting trip. Only two more sleeps then we will be off to the woods.

Some 1:1 stuff to do then perhaps a little more table top work for the RR.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/27/2011 09:57:38 AM
Message:

morning/afternoon all

busy morning at the jobcentre (did however find a temp xmas job at modelzone, as much as i "dislike" the chain box pushers a jobs a job) just gotta send my c.v. and a couple photos of my models, see if that helps.

desided i need to beef up the fixing for my larger tree, it seams it could be too flimsy and with allt he weight at the top, i dont want it coming loose. think ive figure out the best way to that, stick a brass rod up where i can alongside the wires i have coming out already, expoy that in place, add a block of wood under where the hole already is, re dill that and see if thats better.

my birthday is right around the corner (the 9th) never knwoing what i want has led too "can i have some money for stock kits" so i'll have some stuff to do over the xmas priod (while i try to excape it) and while scenery stuff is drying etc, :D cant wait.

hope everyone has a great day.

p.s. troels, if you where to move away fromt he landscapes, being high on pain killers could be good for your painting :P i know plenty of artists (my best friend did a uni corse on photography so i was surounded by artists when i visited) did that, then couldnt remeber when they did the painting :P but i hope your foot gets better, i know how much of a pain it can be (no pun) have discomfort somewhere like a foot. knocks you sideways a bit dosnt it?


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/28/2011 06:43:08 AM
Message:

morning all, wonderful sunny day here, seams we're having a bit of an extra summer now, since we didnt really have one during the summer... but hay, tea coffee and some nice waffles on the side, help yourself.

woke up this morning to find a box from leo, as the old saying goes one mans junk is another mans truser, been having a good rumage though that, the cat found the box and is now in that.

need to make a few phone calls today regarding money (its all well and good having goverment run compaines that are there to help you, its just that it would be nice if they did what they said they where going to do when they said they where going to do it by) and jobs. getting rather fed up of this rut im in regarding work, not sure what its like state side but in the uk just about every job ad ends with "must have expriance" but it seams the few that say "no expriance needed" get back to me saying i didnt have enough expriance... been bouncing from temp job to temp job for the last 3-4 years and its starting to rub me the wrong way.. grrr

end rant

hope everyone has a great day. hump day and it'll soon be friday.


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 09/28/2011 07:00:45 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee and breakfast Andy,

Been under the weather the last couple of days so not much accomplished on any front. I did manage to start cutting the wood required for the rafters over the rail car part of the tractor shed. If all goes well, I'll finish cutting them tonight and start the staining process. I have also decided to add a few "power tools" (drill press, grinder and hacksaw) so I need to figure out how to add a line shaft. I think it will add a lot of interest to the building.

Have a great day everyone.



Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 09/28/2011 07:11:07 AM
Message:

Good afternoon/morning all!

Finally got the confirmation from the DVD press guys that all files were accepted, and delivery planned two days before I leave for Boston... phew... close call.

So with renewed energy I'll begin some landscape work in the shed tonight... mostly carpentry for an access hatch really, but still :-)

Have a great day all!


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/28/2011 07:23:47 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and waffles Ansy.

Andy, I have been through that same frustration looking for jobs myself back in the 70's. My daughter is having much the same problem in her job search. Hang in there.

Ron, hope you are feeling better, looking forward to seeing more updates to the tractor shed.

Bit of luck there Troels, wish I could get up to9 Mass to see you at the show.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/28/2011 09:35:02 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all !

It's a VERY good day here, real Indian summer, in fact far better weather than we had in July and August (!)

Gardener and coy. just left, they cleared a number of big trees that had outgrown the garden, there's a big skip out on the road full of branches and what have you. Trunks were neatly cut into furnace size logs and are stored to dry. Not to worry, there wil be new trees planted and a lot of green stuff with fancy Latin names :-)

Completed the NCE cab bus and the facia panels are all in place. Did notice that the optional +12V feed only supplies the panels after -and including- the feedpoint downstream from the command station, funny as I can't find a diode on the pcb, but it could be a SMT one hidden under one of the RJ12 recepticals.

Foodwise: cheeseburgers a la Leo and BBB are a couple of minutes away, our local supermarket had an offer of chicken drumsticks, so it's spicy Indonesean chicken tomorrow (they will have to marinate overnight in a secret mix...)



cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 09/28/2011 09:41:17 AM
Message:

Good morning all ..... thanks for the coffee Andy ...

Another day in history, 37 years with the bride putting up with me ...[:-party]

Another sunny day with cool temp at 2C. A thunder storm came through last evening and the temperatures drop by 10 degrees.

Did a bit more work on the table top. Built the front section 30" x 60". Perhaps later today I'll have all the bench work connected. If not, then it will get completed when I get back from my trip.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 09/28/2011 12:22:54 PM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
Thanks you all for the kind words for Carol and her faimly. The funeral yesterday was very nice. Tomorrow we will be leaving for Montana for another funeral for their friends for out there.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/28/2011 12:44:14 PM
Message:

Happy Anniversary Tom!!!! May you survive many many more!!! ;-)
Cooler weather will get the animals moving about....that will be
good for you next week.....(Don't be takin no pot shots at my
Sidewinder Shay.....the one with the moose antlers!) LOL!
Rain is forecast for the next two days, I would think that
Mother Nature is nearing empty ......specially with all the'rain we have had.....
All have a good day!


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/28/2011 12:47:56 PM
Message:

Congratulations on your aniversery Tom, may you have many more conrenred years.

Jim, have a safe trip.

Leo, the food looks great wish I could be there tomorrow.

Mark


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 09/28/2011 6:24:27 PM
Message:

Congrats Tom, 37 years is a good long time.

Leo tortures us again. I feel hungry.

I am off to Michael's to get mineral spirits.

Arthur


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 09/29/2011 08:09:11 AM
Message:

morning All, coffee and tea kettle are on and susage gravey and biscuits are on the counter.

Tom, have a good moose hunt.

Still riding the armchair, but we mat have a bite on the house so modeling mess will have to wait.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 09/29/2011 08:22:01 AM
Message:

morning (or afternoon) all, thanks for the coffee mark.

been playing around with my grass master, desided it would be a good idea to see if its best to place larger tuffs of grass (i.e. WS fibers you cut yourself) and bushes (like martins homegrown ones) before adding static grass or after, got a start on the before and will try and after tomorrow. been sorting and rooting through a box of stuff leo sent me, PLENTY of bash fodder expect a few davenport bashes and maybe a large porter and some mail/baggage/combine coaches at somepont :D thanks again leo

hope everyone has a great day


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/30/2011 09:35:19 AM
Message:

Morning all....coffee is on....bagels on the counter....
Packin up for the trip to the lake this afternoon. I have to take the latest project
with me on a crowded subway .... Forgot to put it in the Jeep last night....[:-banghead]
Just wondering when we're gonna see some
progress pictures on the D&G RR (Dunstead & Granford)[:-bigeyes]
Have a good day......


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 09/30/2011 09:38:18 AM
Message:

Explanation: I take the subway from Bay Ridge Brooklyn
(where I live) up to the Harlem Hospital where the boss
works. She is an associate executive director there....
Anyway, I meet her there and then we drive to the lake...
makes life simple....


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 09/30/2011 10:44:37 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Geezer


Just wondering when we're gonna see some
progress pictures on the D&G RR (Dunstead & Granford)[:-bigeyes]



Thanks for coffee Bill. Not sure about any progress on the D&GRR.
I have a 30' by 30' room on the second floor of my barn that was my plan for an around the walls layout.
But we're sorta' in the position you're in and not sure how long we'll be in this place.
So I have been toying with the module idea a bit but just too busy with building kits for CSC11 and my own kits for sale right now.
We'll see what Winter brings.


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 09/30/2011 11:16:01 AM
Message:

Happy anniversary, Tom.

This forum is really the friendly place. Here's what I got this morning coming from Martin : a lot of sawdust, many trees trunks, some fibers and fine pieces of thin wood. Thank you Martin.



There should be some tree making in the near future...


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/30/2011 2:44:24 PM
Message:

You're welcome Frederic...making these trunks is a piece of cake for me using the corless drill and one of my big beltsanders..30 min. job. Small veneer strips are real red cedar, us'm for shakes.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 09/30/2011 2:44:25 PM
Message:

Good Afternoon all,
Not much modeling at all here, way to much work making clouds. I will be painting this weekend, I have 2 Bachmann Locos to paint for friends (people paying dollars) and one custom loco for a friend, doing it because I want to.

Tom congrats on your anniversary, 37 is alot, I can tell you 43 is too.

Les


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 09/30/2011 3:51:18 PM
Message:

Evenin' all !

Busy busy day, but again one with glorious weather :-))

Whole porkbelly is soaking in spicy brine, will go on the smoker tomorrow afternoon until 'some time' Sunday.

BTW Martin, first thought that entered my mind when I saw Frederic's goodies was: "ah, grits" [:-dunce]

Played with DecoderPro and the Tsunami-1000 heavy steam for a couple of hours, managed to get it fairly up to the sound I'm looking for, still some tweaking to be done.

Put a couple of short 'evaluation videos' on YouTube, if you like you can have a peek at http://www.youtube.com/user/Starrleo?feature=mhee

Now for a shower and than perhaps a brew or two in the pub, care to join us ?

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 09/30/2011 4:09:07 PM
Message:

quote:
BTW Martin, first thought that entered my mind when I saw Frederic's goodies was: "ah, grits"


never seen grits Leo !!

Runs good the garrat, scary close to the edge of the layou tho..



Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/01/2011 04:33:32 AM
Message:

They're like polenta Martin, sort of a distant cousin of our 'havermout'.

Busy in the garden, very nice piece of equipment, it even fits through a regular sized door !



BTW: the green bits on the roof (top left) will be salvaged and used on the F&B RR


cheers, Leo.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/01/2011 05:13:06 AM
Message:

Good morning all on an exceptionally fine day for 1st of october! Finally some summer! Croissants and coffee ready!

Leo... a garden railroad on the way?? That mini digger must have run through the house?

The Coast line will be inspected today... five or six gentlemen from Malmö have annouced their arrival in a few hours, so I've been sweeping and tidying a little.

Have a great day all!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/01/2011 05:22:38 AM
Message:

Thanks for much needed coffee Troels....I wish I was
one of the inspection team. ;-)
chilly here at the lake....I need to get downstairs and organize
things- I can't find anything, even when its right in front of me.


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/01/2011 05:31:44 AM
Message:

Now that you mention it Troels, a garden railway was part of our conversation last night :-)
But I will stick to the good old F&B RR, more than enough work for me.

Have a good time with your visitors Troels, maybe an operating session ?

We have a bright sun and high temps. here Bill, but in the morning the ground fog is more and more there, so when this great Indian summer ends it will be anorak and beaver pelts time. Glad to read I'm not the only one that can't find something that's staring me in the face :-)

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/01/2011 05:46:53 AM
Message:

neat videos leo. the garrat sounds great! must figure out youtube and stuff like that, it seams everyones doing it but me :D

thanks for the coffee troels, will leave it to go a bit cool 1th, as you say we're finaly having some summer D:

just been down to the post office, so got my exersize for the day, now to carry on making some bushes (well starting them) getting geared up to start adding green to my layout, bit of a set back when the one store i'll order stuff from is inbetween shipments so ive had to wait a couple weeks for the stuff, hopefuly they'll have it soon so it can start to make its way to merry old england


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/01/2011 05:58:40 AM
Message:

YouTube is easy Andy, even I can work with it :-)

Mini/micro digger leaving the garden through the door: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2VZ71TBYsI

Porkbelly is in the smoker, smells so gooooood !


cheers, Leo.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/01/2011 06:07:45 AM
Message:

Morning all, thanks for coffee Troels enjoy the inspection. Hey Leo I see you also grow your own mosses !!
And Andy, you've got mail ...
Celebrating my Dad's 70th birthday today...grb a few cold ones on that and wished him at least another 20 years for the future...

So have a great day all...


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/01/2011 06:11:40 AM
Message:

Sorry Andy, not totaly awake yet, seen you already responded..


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/01/2011 06:15:24 AM
Message:

Congrats with your Dad Martin, many years !

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/01/2011 06:33:24 AM
Message:

just sorting out an email for you martin with posters now :) and congrats to your father, scary thing is thats only 8 years older then my father!!


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/01/2011 07:46:12 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee Troels.

Martin, tell your father have many more for us, my mother turned 87 and my aunt 100 last month so he's got to keep up.

Leo, did you get a chance to play with the excavator? They are fun to operate.

Hey Geezer, I get that all the time, comes in handy when the wife wants me to look for something.

Have a great day All.

Mark


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/01/2011 09:04:18 AM
Message:

Believe it or not, but yesterday my wife put down the TV remote control somewhere and she couldn't find it.
Over a half hour of looking until I decided to give it a try. I found it within 30 seconds, right where she put it.
Now that is unusual for me. Normally I can't find anything, like Leo, that's staring me in the face.
With the rain, I think I'll do some more work on the new kit design. Stock car parts are in the mail to me from the laser cutter. Should have some nice kits to send out this winter.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/01/2011 09:10:27 AM
Message:

Hello again! Inspection went very well... All five were modeling american prototype, and we had a great time. So now I'll take a session by the easel before it is modeling time again!


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 10/01/2011 09:10:57 AM
Message:

Martin, happt birthday for your father. This summer we went to wish one of my uncles his 90th birthday, and the anniversary of his 60 years of wedding with my 84 year-old godmother. Was a moving moment, and despite the great age, they felt reasonably good.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/01/2011 1:34:29 PM
Message:

Thanks guys for the B-day wishes. Had a great afternoon celebrating in awsome weather conditions for the 1st october. 22C + outside in the garden.
Frederic I do hope I can give my parents a wish on their 60th or 65th wedding day, the old man is doin great at the moment and takes the lack of lung capacity. Still doin his clock making thing...
Party is over, everyones back home...think I do some things on the layout..

great day to all..


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/01/2011 1:36:23 PM
Message:

Happy to, shipment from the US cleared dutch customs, must be here anyday now....whoo 2 porters on the way ( with sound )


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/01/2011 6:42:52 PM
Message:

Belater best wishes for the Pops, Marty....
sorry I missed that one....I been gettin beat up with
rebuilding the computer today. I did get some attempt
of grass making...will post some pictures tomorrow
after I vaccuum the loose stuff....It may all come up,
I dont know.....I used 50/50 elmers white glue....we
shall see.....
All enjoy the evening....Bravo Troels!!!!!!


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 10/02/2011 09:09:04 AM
Message:

Good morning all,

A grand breakfast is in order. Full spread, eat all you want buffet.

Today I have the whole day to MRR and football- a rare occasion, and should be able to get quite a bit done!

Have a good day.

Arthur


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/02/2011 09:29:59 AM
Message:

Hurrah for Troels, the layout passed the inspection crew again. What great fun it must be to visit the CLRR.
More work on packing some kits and getting dioramas ready for CSC11.
Have a warm day.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/02/2011 11:37:35 AM
Message:

Good Late Morning All, I'll scrape up some of the breakfast, thanks Arthur. definatly fall here this weekend.

Yesterday was good football wise, but not much modeling. Have to find some small easy projects as I can't make any big messes right now.

Everyone have a grwat day.

Mark


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 10/02/2011 12:24:12 PM
Message:

Morning everyone,

Just wanted to mention that our very own Duane Erickson of Medford (elminer67) was featured in two front page articles this morning in the Medford Mail Tribune. Duane works for the BLM here in Medford and was consulted regarding his knowledge of the history of mining activities in the Southern Oregon area. Interesting reading! Thanks Duane.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/03/2011 05:06:37 AM
Message:

Morning all, breakfast and some strong coffee ready, need it to get me kickstarted today. Bad day for the soccerteam yesterday..with a 2-2 if you're expecting a win against the number last....now on with regular work...

Have a great day..


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/03/2011 05:19:27 AM
Message:

Thanks for the coffee Martin, and always look on the bright side: Ajax lost to Groningen of all teams [:-jump2][:-party] !!!

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/04/2011 09:04:37 AM
Message:

Morning All, stoked the fire as someone let it go out and put the coffee and tewa kettle on. Cool day here in No Va.

I guess Tom is still chasing "Bullwinkle"[:-eyebrows].

Well, I am looking at an engine kitbash using a old Frontrange gP-9 chassis and a coup;e of athearn Sw 1500 shells plus a cab from BVM. Have to get thwe cab yet, so we will see how it goes.

Everyone have a grwat day.

Mark


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/04/2011 09:15:29 AM
Message:

Thanks for the coffee Mark.....
I will be watching your progress on the d-cell bash,
should be interesting.
Right now, I am amassing parts for a d-cell bash myself.
It involves the Atlas RS-3 (two shells) dcc w/sound
and the BVM Center Cab as well....
Chilly here too.....I guess winter is almost upon us.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/04/2011 09:30:42 AM
Message:

Mornin' Mark and Bill. Sorry for the team losses in the Netherlands guys.
Got a surprise package yesterday of On30 Gondola kits to package up. The original company's owner found these hidden away and sent them along so I'll have these available soon.
Should be an active winter with the stock cars coming soon and my new hopper car.
Have a nice day.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/04/2011 09:37:06 AM
Message:

Lookin forward to the kits Dave !!


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/04/2011 11:00:57 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all... just back from the hospital after an inspection of my troublesome foot, and got my clearance to go to Boston! I was beginning to worry, as getting travel insurance can be tricky if there's a medical problem. One hurdle less!!

So there's celebrational beer on the counter for anyone so inclined;-)

Have a great day all!!


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/04/2011 11:10:12 AM
Message:

good afternoon.

kinda in a badmood, tried to book the tickets from southwick (nearest train station) to st pancras and back for my trip to belgium, only for the site to say there was a problem and to start again, so did, same thing, only to check my email and see there is two emails thanking me and comftaion for my booking..... great.
emailed then had a little google, seams these guys (thetrainline.com) dont have the best rep for giving refunds, and even if they do theres a £10 admin fee... gezuz cant a single company in the UK not be rip off crooks?
found a non charge phone number for their office in london (who dont deal with customers, go figure) and the nice girl on the phone whispered " if it was upto me id give you a refund right way" before taking me details and saying a customer service manage would get back to me.

grumble grumble
it wouldnt be so bad if there wasnt a bill for scenic stuff looming soon (hopefuly)


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/04/2011 11:11:41 AM
Message:

anyway, mark and bill im looking forward to your bashes :D they sound cool


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/04/2011 11:51:06 AM
Message:

Glad all is well (as can be) Troels, I know you are
really excited to visit Boston! Yeah, Andy.....gonna be fun
to get away from steam for a while.....
Dave - I'll take a couple of the gons when you get ready.....


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 10/04/2011 12:23:14 PM
Message:

Good morning all,

Just found out that the north shore here in MA (which includes Peabody) has experienced big floods. Peabody is where the expo is, next weekend I believe. Hopefully all the problems will go away by then. Troels, good luck with your trip!

Arthur


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/05/2011 08:41:59 AM
Message:

Good (late) Morning all....I guess mark & I are the only
ones that rise early and stoke the fire in the lounge lately.
Where is everyone at? I know that troels is busy preparing
for the trip....Anyway, coffee & water for tea is on the range -
fresh baked sourdough busquits w/butter & fresh honey are on
the counter, along with some danish. Nice and warm in here
this morning.....All enjoy the day.....I'll be going back to
trying to figure out how to use "Sketchup".....simple program
made diffucult for Geezers!


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/05/2011 08:43:54 AM
Message:

Morning All, coffee and tea kettle are on and a coffee cake is on the counter.

Got started yestwerday on my critter project, still getting parts together, need detail parts for a desiel.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/05/2011 09:15:01 AM
Message:

Hey, Bill, I used SketchUp when i did the Rooming House build but since then haven't had the time to really learn it properly.
It's a great program, just look at the stuff Ed does with his dam, etc. If you need help, just ask Ed, he knows all the tricks.
I'm a little bogged down with the kit stuff right now. Some of the laser cut stock car parts weren't up to par and the gondola kits are missing some details.
I'll get it together shortly though.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/05/2011 10:14:43 AM
Message:

Yeh Geezer, just us ol retiresd farts that get up early and have nothing else to do.

Hey Dave what's your web site address?

Well back to getting comfy.

Mark


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/05/2011 10:42:37 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
Lurking mode still, I have been working way to many hours, with little modeling time. I can say that Bills backwards Minatures engine is coming along nicely. Certainly more work than I thought it would take, but all in all its gonna look pretty good. I have it 95% done, just a few more details, some good clean up and then the painting begins.

What bugs me about this is Bachmann...the donor loco has a DDC decoder, but all the wires are black, and they go to a PC board, to numbered slots. If I can figure out the number schema (I think it relates to same number schema on Decoder plug-ins) then I have this puppy beat.

This kit is certainly not for the faint of heart, lots of instructions, but pretty poor instructions.

Les


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/05/2011 11:15:58 AM
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Les dont say that! ive been thinking about this kit as i have that chassis !

like you i couldnt figure out the DCC system, it stated "DCC ready" so like everyone else, asume there was a plug, be darned if i could find one, with a little help from this forum figured out while it was kinda DCC ready i still had to solder wires! :P

hope you post some photos of your engine les!


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/05/2011 11:18:43 AM
Message:

Andy,
Well it is DCC ready it has a decoder, and runs very well. The problem is that there is NO plug N play decoder plug/slot. The decoder is hardwired to the PC board with NO documentation. I will post some pics tonight..
Les


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/05/2011 11:18:52 AM
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I hear ya Mark.....
Like I said Dave, save me a coupla Gons....
Les - You da man!!!! I am glad that progress is
ongoing, and I have no doubt in my mind that you
will persevere. Looking forward to seeing you &
the wife soon. Maybe the project will be done then.
Watch for a PM from me.
Chilly again here, but it's October....


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 10/05/2011 12:33:45 PM
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Les and Geezer, I'm a little concerned- what backwoods miniature kit are you talking about ? I was going to get the saddletank for the connie, but if the instructions are poor, I will start to have second thoughts!

Arthur


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/05/2011 12:41:19 PM
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Arthur,
This is one the select a kit I think they call it, it uses a Bachmann HO 0-6-0 donor mech, and its the Saddle tank version, evidently there are are several other versions. Its got a brass cab, saddle tank, with pewter domes, extended smoke box, and other detail parts. Even the pilot and trailing trucks have to be built.

No its not the one for the Connie... I have that one and it looks pretty good. This one requires bending of etched parts, soldering, glueing, major cutting of the donor frame, front and back. I think its going to look okay, just that Bachmann doesn't help with lack of decoder wiring info.

Les


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/05/2011 1:06:35 PM
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Arthur - I did the connie conversion a while back -
couldnt finish it because of all the electrical problems.
Coul never get it to run with a decoder. It is
NO PIECE of CAKE!
And....the instructions suck!


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/05/2011 1:22:17 PM
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Bill,
Did you want me to take a look at the connie? if so bring it to Hudson.

Les


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/05/2011 1:45:06 PM
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Les - Not a problem. The issue was with the decoder. [:-bigeyes]
I sent it back to soundtrax and they replaced it, factoy defect.
It near drove me nuts!!![:-banghead] But the Connie is all in a box on the
bench, waiting for the winter to start. Not to worry,
I WILL be bringing something to the Hudson meet. [:-batman]


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/05/2011 3:18:51 PM
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Bill,
I havent started my connie tank project, I will do that this fall, I have the loco, and the kit to do that, After doing my other locos, I don't anticipate any problems.

Les


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 10/06/2011 05:20:09 AM
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Good morning everyone,

Coffee is on and there are muffins and bagels on the counter so help yourself.

Not much modeling due to working lots of hours but I have been working on the tractor shed, making trusses, lots and lots of trusses. Nothing worth posting yet, but will post when there is something to show. Also lurking trying to keep up with everyone's project.

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/06/2011 05:39:43 AM
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morning all.

thanks for the coffee and muffin ron.

fun evening at the club, like ive said before we got a cupard with in the hall we hire once a week (much ebtter then the shed we also have that gets damp and stays damp) we cut it about, removed the shelves, put up our own racks and cut the centre piller and made it removeable ready for our new layout. so last night while i did some graffiti decals on a mates cars (brought them back to finish off, will post photos when im done) we (the "on30 gang") talked about what we would like, how big and how we where going to do it, key pointers are it has to fit in the cupard, so 5foot by 17inches is the max for a single board, so doubled up into a coffin like my layout is 10foot scenic plus another 5 foot fiddle yard/staging yard.

we're going to try an open frame/foam baseboard, and the fiddle yeard will have a turning table rather then cassettes, then we hardly have to touch or pick up everything. we're not 100% on location, after looking in the pics of nicks book on the souths shortlines, im tempted to sudgest that.

going to work on some track plans inbetween other stuff, but i suspect we'll (via me) be asking a few questions on stuff like the baseboards as this is totaly new to us and i know there are people here who have been doign it for years (heck you guys already helped a great deal by telling me how long certain locos where)

anyway im off to get started, hope everyone has a nice day


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/06/2011 06:30:35 AM
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Afternoon all, thanks for coffee Ron. Not mauch around lately, busy with a deadline in my 1:1 stuff. But the mailman made me happy today, first one brought a big box filled with various colors of the Decotwister /Wooly fibers Scotchpine uses for building trees.
Now I have to find me 2 big envelopes to put some of this stuff in and send it to Troels and Andy.
Second one brought me the perfect spot stuff I ordered, funny on Daves stuff with a value of 300 dollars I had to pay almost 50 euro's on taxes, with 435 dollars on this one only 27,70....strange country we live in.
Gonna check out the 2 porters with sound later on today.....keep ya informed


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/06/2011 07:10:47 AM
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Shhh Martin, keep it quiet otherwise they'll be back to collect the rest :-(

Could be that the declared value is different or that the decribed goods fall into a special category, radio/transmitter parts that I got from the US were exempt from taxes, at least a couple of years back.

Just returned from a small break in Scheveningen, will post a couple of pictures later. The sand dunes have a nice range of green colours, hope the pics will show that.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/06/2011 08:42:57 AM
Message:

ive always seen a massive difference in rates when the goods where about the same value, the difference seams to be wether its marked "toy tains" or "model trains" etc.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/06/2011 08:56:20 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and breakfast Ron.

Modeling wise i am waiting on some parts for my kitbashes, have to wait on payday.

Everyone have a grweat day.

Mark


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/06/2011 09:24:38 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Leo Starrenburg

Shhh Martin, keep it quiet otherwise they'll be back to collect the rest :-(




Boy oh boy, keep my mouth shut from now on


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/06/2011 09:29:21 AM
Message:

Good day all !

Couple of pics from the sand dunes:









Had to include these, just a small part of the fish mongers stalls at the market:







cheers, Leo.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/06/2011 09:51:03 AM
Message:

Hey leo, were you out picking up something for dinner tonight?[:-eyebrows] Everything looks good.

Mark


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/06/2011 10:37:09 AM
Message:

Man - 6+lbs whiting for 10 euro..... about $14?
Still, not too bad for a great smoking fish....$1.40 a
pound here is a good price.
Good Morning all, still here in Brooklyn, waiting for the
long weekend to begin. I am seriously considering following
in Tom M.'s footsteps and redo some of the most recent
trackage that I have finished.....I think I will give up
the "break in" loop in lieu of another reverse loop.I could
have a continuous run, using automatic turnout control for
each loop. I have a couple of NEC "Switch-t's" that should
do the trick. It would also eliminate a few of the present
turnouts on the lead. I will post any changes/progress in
my thread.
All have a good morning.....enjoy the weather while you can -
you know what's around the corner!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/06/2011 10:44:04 AM
Message:

Frgot to mention-
Thanks Ron for the coffee & bagles.....
Marty....how bout some pictures of the goodies to give an idea of what to look for .....
Morning Mark..... ;-) I got the middle part for my d-cell bash yesterday -
The sound decoder....Talk to ya all later.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/06/2011 11:45:30 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Geezer


Marty....how bout some pictures of the goodies to give an idea of what to look for .....



coming up Bill later on tonight !!

Great reference pictures for tall grasses and weeds Leo !!


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/06/2011 1:07:47 PM
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Afternoon folks. had a morning appointment with the Audiologist, yep I'm hard of hearing! Hell, I coulda' told him that.
No money for the $2,000 hearing aid - EACH. Just speak up guys.

If you find out the secret to overseas shipping duties, let me know so I can mark the form appropriately. Does "toy trains" come at a lesser custom's charge?


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/06/2011 2:25:49 PM
Message:

Good afternoon all,
Mowed the yard last night and have something hit my eye and got stuff in it, sure has hindered the modeling.

Here is what I have been working on since convention, actually I had started and stopped at several parts due to the poor instructions, not that I read them. Anyway this is how far I am, I have the backhead detail done, the front of the smoke box done, not pictured here, the steps are done on the pilot and rear steps. From their directions these lead and trailing trucks should fit, they do, but clearnaces are really short. Last we chatted I was worrying the decoder replace, well I checked the documentation in the box, and they give a schema that I think relates to the Tsunami and its color code. So that is the last remaining issue, as soon as I get the last of the wiring done











Certainly not please with the soldering job along the tank, even with resistance soldering its not neat. I got better as went along though. As you can see the PC board is not standard, the good thing is that all the wires are exposed so I can wire it straight. The lights are surface mounted LEDs, this loco will get a rear light. Its supposed to have a coal load not much space for one.

les


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/06/2011 3:11:26 PM
Message:

Les,

I chopped a number of B'mann loco's the last 2~3 years and ended up with removing all their wires/pcb's and what have you. Then build it up with proper quality wire and do the soldering myself. These last two points are realy bad done by Bachmann i.m.ho. Taking it all out and starting fresh saves a lot of time and trouble-shooting. All new decoders were Tsunami-1000's, starting on the second dozen now and very happy with them.

Got a bunch of cheap MRC sound-only 'decoders' that will have to go piggy-back on the Bachmann decoders, will be a winter project to get the first one somewhat to my liking.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/06/2011 3:22:41 PM
Message:

Les.....That is super kool!!!!
I am truly sorry about the instructions,
they arent much better with the Connie/Forney
conversions either. Be forewarned.....
The soldering isn't an issue as it will be painted over,
hoping that no one will lean over the loco with
a magnifying glass.... ;-)
I have it's mate (Square tank/DC) model at the lake.
That one came with no lights and DC analog only.
Thanks mucho for the update.....


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/06/2011 3:37:15 PM
Message:

so les, the loco looks great and it seams you are going the one id like to go (2-6-2) what mods did you have to do to the bachmann chassis (not the wireing) but it looks great, IMHO including the tank joint. bet its ganna look wonderful painted! keep the pace!

leo nice pics

been busy decaling, dullcoteing, weathering, more decaling, still its money in my pocket :D
hope everyones had a good day


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/06/2011 4:36:29 PM
Message:

Good looking loco Les !!


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/06/2011 5:02:40 PM
Message:

quote:
Man - 6+lbs whiting for 10 euro..... about $14?
Still, not too bad for a great smoking fish....$1.40 a
pound here is a good price.



Would you believe €60+ for a kilogram of smoked -farmed not catched- eel ? I wouldn't but that's what they ask.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/06/2011 5:05:01 PM
Message:



All scratch......Chicken & Dumplings for your enjoyment....."Home cookin' Rocks"!!!!
Broth made fron roux & chicken stock from 4 chicken breasts (skin removed after cooking)
Fat skimmed off with strainer
Peas, Carrots,Onion & Parsley,Sea Salt & fresh ground pepper
Bisquits are scratch, flour, baking soda, salt, egg, milk fresh ground white pepper & 1 large tbl spoon yellow corn meal (grits)
Cook for about 25-30 minutes til the bisquits are done.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/06/2011 5:10:41 PM
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Andy,
You asked about the frame mods, the rear frame gets cut about 1/2 inch, and the front deck gets chopped then lengthend. I had to trim the frame ends to accomodate the front wheels. Other than that...pretty easy. I used a dremel for most of the work.

Les


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/06/2011 5:13:30 PM
Message:

Looks good Bill, makes me hungry. You're lucky that you've got a gas range to cook on, we're still stuck with electric.
Maybe you had a career as a chef in a past life.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/06/2011 5:21:11 PM
Message:

LOL Dave....No past life(well, maybe)
But my EX was lazy & I did most of the cooking.
Lots of book reading & TV learning....I can cook pretty fair.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/06/2011 7:47:22 PM
Message:

Teaser for da Geezer



sound is great !!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/06/2011 7:48:07 PM
Message:

Make a video soon...


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/07/2011 02:29:40 AM
Message:

Looks gooood Bill ! Hope you saved the chicken fat...

Coffee is on and I'm making French Toast Santa Fe style (with cinnamon !) hope it tastes as good as it smells :-)

Do like the harbour scene Martin ! Keeping an eye out for the video and sound of the Porters. Found a supplier of these 'exciters' and will play with them once they've arrived, curious how they'll sound on a bit of styrene sheet

Weather has turned ugly, wet and cold, fall is here to stay.
Still two days of work to do in the garden, will make me appreciate my warm cozy comfortable lay-out room, and there's not an inch of track on the incline, perhaps Sunday ?

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/07/2011 03:39:37 AM
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Good morning all. Thanks for treats Leo!!

1:1 world is a little too busy... but we just got our little theater hall ready for the show tomorrow (a group hired the hall), changing bulbs, setting up chairs etc... time for a break!!!

It is cool and autumnal, but sunny here today. Then out to deliver a finished commision painting (always a joy!)...

Can't wait for the video Martin!! One of these 0-4-0 porters is on my wish list...

Have a great day all!!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/07/2011 03:43:16 AM
Message:

Morning all,

beenplaying around with the Porters last night, funny machine's, but nice runners even over the 2 insulfrog turnouts I have..only trouble with one in reverse, runs bad and stalls with some cars behind it...runs reverse ok without load..

quote:
Originally posted by Leo Starrenburg


Do like the harbour scene Martin ! Keeping an eye out for the video and sound of the Porters. Found a supplier of these 'exciters' and will play with them once they've arrived, curious how they'll sound on a bit of styrene sheet



Thanks Leo, funny to se how e device stuck to the side of the cabin maybe a 12 /14 mm round 2/3 mm thick produces that much noise
But I do think they sound good


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/07/2011 05:08:32 AM
Message:

martin, sounds like it just needs a good running in :) but they look great, price puts me off though, hope to see fleabay flooded with them soon though :P could use just one more :D

agreed a birthday (its this sunday, 21, i'll need a walking frame soon :P ) pressie with my parents, there shall be a nice big order for rolling stock kits, loco conversion kits and maybe a loco kit :D


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/07/2011 05:16:51 AM
Message:

opps skiped over les' post, thanks buddy! that dosnt sound too bad i guess how long is it? pretty sure that wheel arrangment would fit in my head shunt but backwoods where less then helpful when i asked this


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/07/2011 07:04:04 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

martin, sounds like it just needs a good running in



Maybe that's it Andy, but I find it strange it quits in curves and only with a boxcar load behind it. Maybe I have to tweak the load blabla CV's a bit ??
Like to get'm real slow and good running, great little buggers for the show next year.
Bunch of 0n30 IMA kits in front or behind them.
Don't wanna take Bmann RtR stuff to the one and only show for me, besides the loco's. Like to promote 0n30 IMA and BVM here in Holland, don't forget Rusty Stumps and Troels DVD also !!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/07/2011 07:16:17 AM
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Marty - just a thought, check the gears......
If you have a program track, put the loco there and
press 8 to mute the sound....run the loco against
your finger or a load of some sort and listen,
both directions......


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/07/2011 08:23:44 AM
Message:

Geezer,
Good idea on Martin's Porter, hadn't thought about the internal gears, but I have seen gears bind in one direction and not the other because of torque-ing. Good diagnostic I will have to remember that one. My porter is okay but I haven't pulled or pushed anything.

Les


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/07/2011 08:54:43 AM
Message:

Thanks Les....Now, I have another question:
I use the rechargable soldering iron from
MicroMark,that I have had since the start.
Last month, the rechargable battery died, and
I ordered a new battery and a couple new micro tips.
Worked great for a week, then same ol, same ol.....
Slow to charge and you get about 1 1/2 joints done before
it needs recharging again. Anyone else use this item, and
what do you recommend? Or, just scrap it and get a new one?


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/07/2011 09:06:57 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Geezer

Marty - just a thought, check the gears......
If you have a program track, put the loco there and
press 8 to mute the sound....run the loco against
your finger or a load of some sort and listen,
both directions......



Thanks Bill, have a program track and certainly gonna try this


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/07/2011 09:49:06 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Geezer


Slow to charge and you get about 1 1/2 joints done before
it needs recharging again. Anyone else use this item, and




I don't have one of those but they are handy as you don,t have the cord in the way. I use a lot of rechargeable batteries for tools and it just might be your charger, not the battery.
I presume you put a full charge in the battery before using it the first time. This is a must. If not, do it now.
It sounds like the charger is not bringing the battery up to full charge.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/07/2011 09:59:04 AM
Message:

Thanks Dave.....I dunno what I can doabout that, 'cept
get another soldering outfit and have the extra Iron
to charge while I use the other....The replacement
batteries in these irons are $16 per, along with $7.50 per new tip. You have to completely disassemble
the iron to change the new battery....not P&P for sure.
Maybe I'll just order another one from a different company.


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/07/2011 10:10:38 AM
Message:

Ahh.. soldering tips, I knew I had something stashed away for you Bill !


Now, I do hope the dark side is [:-paperbag] dark [:-paperbag] enough for this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck3qHfqgZmk


cheers, Leo.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/07/2011 10:20:26 AM
Message:

hahahahaha leo how on earth did that stay on the tracks!! reminds me of a time we straped a camera to a friends g scale flat car and ran it around his graden railway, worked up hill untill we cam down the grade! much like yours, since i was night ours had a somewhat "lightspeed" affect, was most cool :D

ours didnt stay on the tracks though.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/07/2011 10:32:39 AM
Message:

Wonderful video Leo... and nice to see tracks up the hill too!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/07/2011 10:36:23 AM
Message:

LOL Leo!!! WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT??????


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/07/2011 10:43:50 AM
Message:

Still laughing....Cool ride in the morning tho...
gets ya going!
Leo - hold off on the tips my friend - I just ordered the
ISO-TIP Pro model (Yellow)that comes with tips and extras.
Was $119.00, but I used "points" from credit card purchased,
and it only cost me $22.00 including s/h....Should be here in
Brooklyn when I get home Monday night.
This trip to the lake, I have to pack up the camera and a couple
things to take to the Hudson Meet....need to bring home acouple more
projects to work on while in Brooklyn too.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/07/2011 10:45:43 AM
Message:

Bill,
My soldering irons are all wired, I have a new one for micro soldering now, but my main one is a 15-30 w one and I use it primarily on decoders and light soldering needs.

I would think its not getting a full charge, if you have replaced the batteries..then the charger is not doing the deed.

Les


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/07/2011 10:48:07 AM
Message:

Leo,
Great ride, I had my arms and hands up the entire time. Need to hear the people screaming behind me...great fun...

Les


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/07/2011 10:53:47 AM
Message:

Les - I have the variable weller that I use for track work etc,
but find it handier to have one less cord to deal with when working
at the bench> Will post some pictures when it arrives.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/07/2011 12:05:40 PM
Message:

I had to hold my breath Leo. Really expected it to go off the track.
Nice track work!
[:-thumbu]


Reply author: Hopeless
Replied on: 10/07/2011 6:33:33 PM
Message:

I had to ride it twice. Got sick the first time.

Roland


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/08/2011 09:41:28 AM
Message:

Morning all. I had a bad dream last night. I was reading the newspaper in the dream and under the 'Police Blotter' the lead story was Troels Kirk and six other arrested.
Oh no! I even called my wife in the dream to tell her of the sad news. It seems at the Boston airport, Troels had his sample giclees and he allowed the group of six in line to take the pictures through customs.
It seems the astute customs agent saw this and all were arrested. I was so distraught that it woke me up.
That's my story for today and I'm glad it was just a dream.
Now I've got to get some work done on the dioramas.
Enjoy.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/08/2011 09:42:43 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... coffee is on ..

You may need a fresh cup to settle your nerves after a run on Leo's carnival ride.

Got back last night from our successful moose hunt. Had a great trip and saw lots of great country.

After I clean up my Rhino and hunting equipment today I'll get my head back to MRR. I haven't checked to see if the layout is still there. I see a box of wood waiting to be opened.

The wife didn't have a great week. She was in an car accident with the Escape. No injuries to her but $11,000. to the Escape. No air bags deployed. Tough little woman.

Have a great day.


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 10/08/2011 11:09:33 AM
Message:

Good morning all!

Tom, glad to know the wife is okay. Car accidents are no fun.

Today I am working on my Anders Auto garage and am nearly done with one wall, and will post pictures of it later on.

Arthur


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/08/2011 4:20:39 PM
Message:

Afternoon All, stocked the fridge with cold drinks and a deli platter and breads is on the counter.

Tom, glad you made it back, sorry to here about the wife's accident. Glad to hear she didn't get hurt, cars can be replaced people can't.

Everyone have a great afternoon and evening.

Mark


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/08/2011 6:53:48 PM
Message:

Night all, Tom glad to hear the missus is ok, but this 11000 los pfff, that more a pain in the *** as the little accident i had this evening. Tho it made me go home from a party early. s*** when yo miss one of your front teeth. Mine are casings and one broke of today at a BBQ. Glad my dentist is a mate to he'll fix it tomorrow at 11 AM......

for the rest have fun...


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 10/09/2011 05:43:19 AM
Message:

Good morning all.
At that time, Martin should have his teeth nice again...
Tom, both sorry and happy for your wife's accident, sorry for the loss and happy for her.
Have a fine day, everybody.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/09/2011 06:56:13 AM
Message:

morning all.

1st things 1st, i dont really "do" birthdays but theres cake, ice cream and jelly on the side (heck we're never too old for that stuff)

with that out of the way i have a meal out this evening, before then i have plenty of little bits to paint and do like cardboard boxes and crates etc, been (kindly) given some money from my family whitch to pay towards rolling stock kits :D

hope everyone has a good day
tom glad the wifes ok, been in a few car crashes so i know they aint fun or easy on the body, glad she was fine
martin, hope your teeth get sorted.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/09/2011 07:08:56 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, all teeth are back in place, great to have a dentist who has coffee ready at a sunday morning. Doin work on a new tooth , annual control and taking pictures of your teeth. Happy now, and half a day ahead to do some modeling work...
Ehm Andy did I get this right and you have your B-day today?? Happy B-day in that case !!

Have a great day...


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/09/2011 09:55:50 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... coffee is on ....

It is a beautiful Thanksgiving Sunday here at the lake.

Happy birthday Andy. Enjoy the day.

Martin it is good to hear all went well with the teeth.

Some yard chores and then I hope to work on the new bench work.

Have a great day ...


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/09/2011 10:08:14 AM
Message:

Good Morning All,
Tom glad your wife is okay, and Martin you are okay too. I have been too busy with work to get much done, Bill's engine is getting close, I still hope to paint it, if not Bill might have to wait a bit longer. I have figured out the wiring schema, between the Tsunami and Bachmann documentation I will wire up the decoder today.

I have 2 other locos I am doing for friends, so they are in different states of paint...that is what I am doing...just paint.

Well as I finish up those projects I will be posting them for your viewing pleasure.

You all be safe...updates later.

Les


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 10/09/2011 10:45:17 AM
Message:

Good morning all,

Beautiful Sunday here. One of the last warm days left for this year- I should get out and enjoy it.

Martin- glad to know your tooth is back in.

Happy birthday to Andy.

Les- looking forward to pictures and updates.

Arthur


Reply author: Maxxi
Replied on: 10/09/2011 10:47:46 AM
Message:

Good morning !
Here is a little update of my B'mann 4-4-0 projects. Several electrical and mechanical problems are now solved and the upper locomotive is now running successful. Still a few detailing parts are missing....and belive me - never again !

regards
Roland


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 10/09/2011 11:44:41 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Happy birthday Andy and thanks for the treats. Tom glad to hear that your wife is ok, the car can be replaced.

Finally got a day off and what did i do? I slept in real late. [:-bigeyes] Not much modeling being done here, but I did manage to get the trusses finished on the car side of the tractor shed build. Plan on starting the trusses on the tractor part this evening (have to attend my grandsons 4th birthday this afternoon )

Roland those 4-4-0's look great, hope you change your mind and do more locomotives.

Have a great day everyone.



Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/09/2011 5:19:37 PM
Message:

Evening All, big jug of ice tea in the fridge.

It's been in the upper 70's here in No Va and the wife drug me outside to do yard work.[:-banghead]

Happy Birthday Andy![:-party]

Everyone have a great evening, I'm going to get a shower and fall into the chair.

Mark


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/09/2011 8:05:56 PM
Message:

Roland
Nice loco, and I can tell you that the value you place on a loco that you have put blood, sweat and tears into..is something special.

Bill,
I got the Tsunami wired into the the 0-6-0, and had to use a 1/2inch speaker. Testing on the track now. Sill checking out the pilot and trailing trucks before I start doing any painting. The translation between the 0-6-0 wire schema and the Tsunami was piece of cake. Anybody wanting that translation just let me know.

Les


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/10/2011 02:18:11 AM
Message:

Mornin' all !

happy birthday Andy !

Dark and windy this morning, got hot coffee and bacon, eggs and toast, and lots of juice oranges, gotta sqeez 'm yourselfs but great flavour.

Will do a bit of work on the staging area at 'the other side of the hole-in-the-wall' have to get a wee bit of lumber later in the day:



cheers, Leo.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/10/2011 04:14:47 AM
Message:

morning all. thanks for the coffee and breakfast leo!

thanks for all the birthday wishes, i got a lot of plainting done and had a lovely meal out with the family.

wont be able to get alot of modeling done today, need to go to the post office, books an apointment down the docs sort out paper work for the jobcentre tomorrow


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 10/10/2011 09:07:53 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee and breakfast Leo.

It's going to be a nice warm sunny Thanksgiving day here in Ottawa. Have to work today but will leave early so I won't be late for Thanksgiving dinner.

Manage to get a little modeling in last night, cut all the wood required for the rafters over the tractor part of the shed and got stained it with I/A. This morning I was up early enough to put the first ink wash on. Tonight after dinner I'll put the dark brown stain on and once that is dry I will be able to construct the rafters. The staining process takes longer than the actual construction.

Well time to take a quick look over the forum and then it's back to work, have a great day everyone.


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/10/2011 09:28:15 AM
Message:

Morning folks. Sunny today so should be a nice morning.
I have to ask...do our Canadian friends have turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner?

I'm still working on the dioramas for CSC11 and need to get a move on.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/10/2011 09:37:45 AM
Message:

Afternoon all, cold and chilly bit wet here...wandering towards mugs of hot chocolat time. Nice hole in the wall Leo, expantion time !!
Feel fine today about the porters, problem solved luckily....
Now on with the 1:1 job and maybe play around a bit with them tonight...
Gotto find me some one or some site who explaines me the carcard and waybill system...still don't get it..


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/10/2011 09:38:12 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee Leo.

Dave, yes turkey is on the menu for Thanksgiving dinner. Although today is the holiday most families have their dinner on Sunday.

It is -3C here this morning with snow in the fore cast for Wednesday.

It will be a busy day today with cutting and wrapping our moose. Many hands make light work.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/10/2011 10:12:43 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and breakfast Leo.

Looks like a fairly nice day here in NoVa this morning . Slept in late as the wife has the day off.

Not much modeling as I am waiting on some parts.

I wondwer where Rick has been keeping himself, He hasn't been around much?

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/10/2011 1:19:50 PM
Message:

Sometimes life plays tricks... As some of you know I have struggled with a bad foot for some time now... Only last tuesday my doctor confidently declared it fit for travel, and I had decided to ignore pain and go to the expo. After all, there was so much tempting me over there, meeting forum friends, the F&SM, clinic, selling DVDs and prints...

During the weekend the foot went berserk, and this morning I went to hospital, only to be grounded! No way would the doctor allow me leaving. I'm told the condition will be fixed eventually, with a couple of months of care and an operation later...

So I have sadly already cancelled flights, hotel etc... I hate most of all to let down the people who have done so much to welcome me over, and regret not getting to meet the forum friends. I hope to attend other conventions and expos later...

Have a great day all!


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/10/2011 1:34:49 PM
Message:

Troels, so nsad to hear the bad news, I hope they can get you back on track. I had a bout of foot troubles a couple of years ago and it took me out of work and in a wheelchair for a spell.

Mark


Reply author: jcoop
Replied on: 10/10/2011 1:34:57 PM
Message:

Troels,

Very sorry to hear the news, but taking care of yourself is most important.

I couldn't have made it to see you in person, but I am very happy that we have the means to share in your wonderful work from the other side of the world.

Take care

John


Reply author: Frederic Testard
Replied on: 10/10/2011 1:51:23 PM
Message:

I'm really sorry you can't make the trip to Peabody, Troels. I hope the doctors will be able to solve this problem in the next months so that you can go next year.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/10/2011 2:10:15 PM
Message:

Troels.....Like the "Cubs Baseball team" says - There's always next year!
Certainly i hope you feel better and the foot finally gets well.
On a lighter note, I have been busy preparing my onslaught on the fish (Crappies)
population here at the lake.


These are called "Porcupines". They (in theory) sink to the bottom, and in a short time they get
covered with algae.This attracts the small baitfish, which in turn attracts the larger fish. As time progresses, the attractor (Porcupine) gets covered with longer growth and supplies a hiding place or a place to ambush prey from hiding.
So - I will take these (3)and sink them at specified places, noting thier location with the gps. Hopefully, I will entice a few fine schools to help stock the freezer next spring. WHEW!! <pant!><pant!> (Nice looking pair of pants!)
Oh yeah - the Porcupines are about 5' dia.
On the MRR side, I primered the shell on the RS-3 pash I am working on, so I can see where the magic green putty has to go.
Back to Brooklyn today, then back here next week for a week!!![:-jumprefect][:-jumprefect]
Talk to ya later.......


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/10/2011 2:15:20 PM
Message:

Plenty of conventions and such to visit in the future Troels, your health is item #1 on the agenda !

I'm sure everyone will understand and wishes you the best ! Take care friend.

Marjolie also sends her best wishes Troels.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/10/2011 2:24:29 PM
Message:

Bill, that's looked at as poaching over here, did you check the by-laws of the county ?

Could be the sherrif will be on your heels, and if it's the same as here, he will 'confiscate' your catch if you know what I mean :-)

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/10/2011 2:37:34 PM
Message:

Troels, sorry to hear about the foot, but as Leo stated there will be more conventions and health comes in first place.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/10/2011 3:00:19 PM
Message:

LOL Leo!
Nah- Tis legal here as long as it is "snag-proof" and not within 25 yards of any dock or swimming area.
Besides, I will be the only one who knows where they are, no one but me uses a depth/structure finder
on this lake. In all likelyhood, I will "Plant" them at dawn or very near dark so no one should see me. ;-)


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/10/2011 3:43:58 PM
Message:

Oh, what a disappointment Troels, for both of us. My main reason to go to the Expo was to meet you and the other members.
I'll settle for Ralph's stories about your layout for now. Hope your foot heals up soon, I know how that can be when you have to hobble around.


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 10/10/2011 3:57:13 PM
Message:

Troels...very sorry to hear about "the foot". Get it taken care of asap, Looking at the bright of things....think of the pain you may have suffered had you made the trip and been on your feet all day for several days. There is always next year.
I hope you feel your best soon and continue your fine modeling efforts!....tom


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/10/2011 4:28:58 PM
Message:

Thanks guys for the support! I agree with you Tom, I have saved myself from a lot of pain, and I couldn't have found medical insurance cover either... But I'm still sad about the whole thing... I had been looking forward to this for a long time. But I'll heal and return! And some modeling should cure the blues ;-)


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 10/10/2011 4:35:20 PM
Message:

Troels, I am very sorry to hear about the continuing problems you are having with your foot. I know how disappointed you must be after looking forward to and planning your trip to the US. Follow the doctor's treatment and I am sure that your will be returned to health. You will then be able to plan and look forward to other conventions next year. I am still hoping/planning on attending the NG Convention in Seattle next year.

Bill, I like your fish attractor. I reckon they will help you catch lots of fish next spring. I am sure you are salivating at the thought of the fresh fish meals to come. [:-chef]

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/10/2011 5:48:38 PM
Message:

Troels,

Another sorry fan reporting in. It is sad to miss the convention and the shows, however we all know ones health comes first. Take care of that foot.

Geezer,

Now I have seen it all ...[:-spin][:-goldfish][:-spin]


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/10/2011 7:06:15 PM
Message:

Bill,
Nice Porcupine, are ya gonna weather it? what kind of decoder are ya puttin in it? Must say neat idea...

Troels sorry to hear about you foot and travel ban, happened to me too, several weeks in hospital with several episodes...take car of it.

Well a good day working on locos, Bills loco...the brass and pewter one now has sound in it and the little details are still getting put on. I must say between ACC and the new Resistance soldering unit, I wouldnt be this far. The other loco which is a forney cut down to a 2-4-0 and tender now has a drawbar, custom coal load, with lots of detail parts. I got this loco after someone else did the butcher work, so having to do a bit of cleanup work too. First coat of paint tonight.

Les


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/10/2011 8:24:14 PM
Message:

LOMAO!!!! Weather it....decoder.....LOL! LOL!!!
Sure....a miniature decoder that emulates the small
minnow that utters.."come & Get it!!!" LOL!


Reply author: Ray Dunakin
Replied on: 10/11/2011 12:12:37 AM
Message:

Troels, sorry to hear about the foot trouble. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 10/11/2011 01:52:30 AM
Message:

Same here for Troels. Must be pretty frustrating. There's always next time but I know that's of small consolation.

Wishing you a speedy recovery with the foot!

Arthur


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/11/2011 04:59:26 AM
Message:

sorry to hear about the foot troels! but better to be safe then sorry.

tea coffee, with some poached eggs on toast, help yourself.

busy day ahead, so i'll have time for a little look around before i have to go get ready.

bill i hope no one sees you put that thing in the water, reminds me of the ww2 sea mines ive seen in photos hahaha, but then that might be better to get the fish out the lake? :P if you dont mind fish pulp i guess


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 10/11/2011 07:32:44 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone,

Thanks for the coffee Andy, another nice day here.

Troels, hope the foot gets better soon.

Time to take a quick look over the forum before I start my day, have a great day everyone.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/11/2011 07:42:03 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for coffee and breakfast Andy.

Moving slowly this morning, still getting the cobwebs out of the brain.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/11/2011 08:02:09 AM
Message:

Andy, fishing with explosives isn't too bad actualy.

I spent some time in the Near East and used to eat in small sea-side 'eating shacks' whenever I could. Once in a while the chef used to apologize for not having fish because "they ran out of dynamite and/or detonators", or C-4 or TNT, whatever they could lay their hands on. The 'fishermen' rowed or even swam out into the sea, threw a bit of putty as far away as they could and then returned to gather the catch. Most of the fish were in one piece and tasted fine :-)

Been working in the garden re-laying ground cables for the illumination and fish pond pumps. Nice combination of digging and hard work and then trying to make a perfect epoxy cast weld between the cables. Lights are burning now and the control gear hasn't switched them off, so far so good !

Anyone for a couple of burgers ? Broiled over charcoal with a slice of cheddar and a nice Greek salade on the side.

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: R.BOUDREAUX
Replied on: 10/11/2011 08:05:14 AM
Message:

Troels,

Had not heard a peep out of you. Sorry, to hear about your foot. Just learned of it this morning. Like I said earlier, stuff happens. Been there, done that.

There will be other Expo's, meets, etc. Maybe I can attend one of those.

Funny thing, I was trying to psych myself up to go to Peabody. I guess I will have to un-psych myself.

Take care.

Rich


Reply author: wesleybeks
Replied on: 10/11/2011 08:32:35 AM
Message:

Wow Troels.

That is sad news. im sure all the guys are really dissapointed to not have you there.

I hope you recover soon.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/11/2011 08:33:01 AM
Message:

Thanks Rich... you know there are lots of attractions on that Expo without my being there ;-) Just the possibility to visit the F&SM was incentive enough for me... and meeting a lot of the guys with dinner friday! I'm sure I chose right though... this damned foot is not fit for traveling just now!

Working on the release of the DVD... trailer and ordering site should be ready tomorrow! So I do have things to occupy myself while grounded! And I hope to hump out to the shed tonight to do just a little modeling for consolation...


Leo, I'll grab a burger! Looking forward to seeing you redecorated garden!

Have a great day all!!


Reply author: Sully
Replied on: 10/11/2011 09:17:18 AM
Message:

Morning gents....a bit of rain and overcast skies today at the beach. Great weather for my new grass seed.....growing like crazy!![:-bigeyes]
I'm in the interview process for two jobs....let's hope for the best. (I've been here before, so I'm really laying low and keeping expectations low as well.)
Railroad wise, I've been working on trackwork. Lot's of little "kinks" that I've overlooked over the last year are being "found" and corrected. My side tank connie rebuild is a good track tester....she is finding all sorts of uneven joints and tight gauge spots.
Also started work on a fleet of gons to service the coal tipple and coke ovens. I'm cutting down Bmann gons (the sides) and lowering the car bodies by removing part of the underframe. (if you can't see it, it doesn't bother me and it get's the couplers up to where they should be). Looking forward to the fall "operations" meets here in Va.....hope to have the Gauley & Panther Creek ready for an "open house" in November.......sully


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/11/2011 09:33:56 AM
Message:

Morning guys. Nice day here and now I'm pleasantly surprised to find that Gail will join me on the drive to Peabody.
So all is not bleak with her along and I'm sure it'll be a great show and dinner.
Will be looking forward to Troels release of his DVD.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/11/2011 09:51:25 AM
Message:

Good morning all .. thanks for the coffee Andy.

The long week end is over. The sun is rising over the lake for another nice fall day. Lots of ducks and geese about, heading south for the winter.

Some 1:1 work this morning and perhaps some MRR this afternoon. May start a bit of track laying.

Have a great day.....


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/11/2011 2:36:14 PM
Message:

afternoon all, evening coffee is on...received a parcel from Leo today, another loco to play with. Pfff choices choises. Leo send me a inside frame 4-4-0 with sound and man this things LOUD..and it swings its nose wider outside the track then a forney it's behind. Funny situations this way in entering Nolan's wharf, forney only forward and the 4-4-0 i/f only in reverse...glad I have some porters..
Gonna watch the dutch soccer team in it's last qualifying game now...

Have a great day...


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/11/2011 3:06:05 PM
Message:

Martin, I have two of these inside frame americans, and love them! And volume is adjustable...

Dave, enjoy the Expo for me by proxy

Have a great day/evening all!


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/11/2011 3:22:49 PM
Message:

Forgot to tell Martin I'm a wee bit hard of hearing on one side, I find it more of a bonus than a nuisance realy :-)

With some careful measuring I managed to get the lead towards the staging tracks in a nice full 22" radius, project is going along nicely.

Garden work is almost done for the winter, we'll put in a number small plants this weekend, even got the 'lectrics going again:





The wood is 'Robinia', a tough hardwood from Hungary with a nice colour to it.


cheers, Leo.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/11/2011 3:30:53 PM
Message:

Good Afternoon All,
Lots of engine work yesterday, the cut down forney will get painted tonight, Bills 0-6-0 with Tsunami now runs pretty good, it may get paint by Thursday, would be nice to deliver. I also have a 4-6-0 that I am painting for another friend, so lots of work for others and none for me...but thats okay too.

Does anybody have a listing of ALL the conventions and gatherings for next year? Sure would be nice to have that in one place.

Also for our Australian and New Zealand friends, I am looking to travel there and ride trains, maybe catch your convention..what kind of dates do you have for that..in 2012?

Les


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 10/11/2011 3:56:59 PM
Message:

Leo,

What a gorgeous garden you have. I have never seen firewood stacked so neatly!

Les, I hope to see pictures before you deliver those models.

Getting a little more done on my MRR.. ran out of stripwood for the floor of the garage, so I am working on the roof now.

Arthur


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/11/2011 4:09:39 PM
Message:

Garden looks good Leo !!


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/11/2011 5:04:36 PM
Message:

Leo,

Your garden is very beautiful. Nice stonework.

I cut the grass for the last time this fall. Lawn mower is put away and the snowblower has been brought out.

Now I'll head down to the train room to figure some track work out.


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 10/11/2011 10:17:57 PM
Message:

Hi guys,
Just checking in to let you all know I am still hanging out.
1:1 stuff is getting fully in the way of any modeling.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/12/2011 12:14:41 AM
Message:

Good morning all! Coffee and croissants are ready!

What a fine little garden Leo, and that dutch tidyness to everything ;-)

Les, I'm also interested in such a listing of 2012gatherings and conventions!

Have a great day all!!


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/12/2011 07:57:26 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the croissants and coffee Troels. Looks like a little rain here today.

Leo, I love your garden, so neat and orderly.

Well off to read some more, everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/12/2011 08:26:19 AM
Message:

Troels, et al,
The reason I asked about NZ and AUS is because the wife said she would like to visit there, and we had seen several Rail shows...so we wondered what the best time of year that would be and what train events or RR conventions might be going on.

Which lead to the bigger problem, where is the master list of RR and Convention lists so we can plan the year out. There's always one that shows up and I go if I only had a idea about this sooner....but it has to fit the wifes painting events too.

Les


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/12/2011 08:32:57 AM
Message:

Morning all, nice day but chilly. Leo, your garden looks as good as your cooking.
Hope Bill doesn't get "stuck" with those porcupines
My laser cutter is having some problems with his heavy duty industrial laser being too powerful to cut my kit parts.
I don't understand lasers, but I would have thought bigger was better.
Have a nice day.


Reply author: visman48
Replied on: 10/12/2011 09:13:47 AM
Message:

Dave,
Does your lazer cutter do job work? The reason I ask is I have a model I want to do, with lots of windows, its the M-300 I think, the one on the skunk RR. I would really like to have it cut if I can get the design work done. Does he only cut wood? and maybe wood is okay and I can sheath it in styrene.

Les


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/12/2011 09:27:49 AM
Message:

that seams slightly confusing, when i was at school we had a large (to a school) laser cutter the only thing we couldnt do with with it was very tiny parts, but apart from that we could controle how powerful it was (you know, to cut or score/etch things) and let it run.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/12/2011 10:00:43 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee ...

Another beautiful morning however rain in the fore cast for the next day. Ah, a good MRR day.

Les: I recently used RSLaserKits for some work. I was pleased with the product that I asked for. You might drop an email to them.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/12/2011 10:38:12 AM
Message:

Les, sent you a lengthy e-mail


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/12/2011 11:26:24 AM
Message:

Good Afternoon all !



I just saw the trailer of Troels' DVD on: http://www.youtube.com/user/troelskirk#p/u/0/iLK-t4ghcpE





Details are on: http://www.no13.se/coastline/shop.html



cheers, Leo.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/12/2011 11:43:56 AM
Message:

ohhhh that trailer got my mouth watering (normaly its the food leo posts that dose that!)

will have to keep my eye open for when the PAL version comes out :D


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/12/2011 11:56:26 AM
Message:

Thank you Andy, perhaps a bbq+ next spring /summer ?

BTW: the music you hear is written and performed by his wife Anne, she is an accomplished bandoneon player !

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/12/2011 12:15:28 PM
Message:

Thanks Leo ...... awesome


Reply author: jcoop
Replied on: 10/12/2011 1:06:30 PM
Message:

Just ordered mine, thanks for the heads up.

john


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/12/2011 1:11:49 PM
Message:

Cool Leo , thanks for the link.. now i'm gonna promote it on several other forums


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 10/13/2011 05:56:25 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
We are back from burying Carol's Mom in Montana. It has been a hard few weeks, espically for Carol and her family. Now we can start putting our life back to order.

I spent the past couple of days trying to catch up on the forum and getting a whole bunch of 1:1 chores done around here. Yesterday, we spent the whole day doing a thourgh fall cleaning of the house. Still have more wood to cut, split and stack before winter.

Troels, sorry to hear about you foot, hope it gets better so you can come out next year. The video is great. I will put an order in for one today. I would buy it just for the music.

Tom it is good you see your new layout coming along

Bill, glad to see you have been busy and active in the forum. You have been turning out some really nice work, even your videos.

To the rest fo you, I am glad to see that you are all still here and keeping in touch.

With winter coming on, I will be getting back down to the train room. If fact my son and little grand daughter will be coming this weekend, so I will have to clean up the room and make sure a train or two will run. While I was gone, our house sitter didn't close the door to the train room, one of the cats got up on the table and knock off one of the 4-4-0s. Broke some parts and tender off. need to see if it will still run.

Hope you all have a great day.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/13/2011 06:15:00 AM
Message:

Good morning all! Fresh, strong coffee and newly baked rolls for the morale!

Thanks for the orders guys... I'll have to learn to enjoy the silly paper work routines for export (one should have a secretary ;-)

Jim, good to hear you are on the upward again! About the music on the trailer... the sound got somewhat distorted in the upload, so we'll have to remix later. Better on the DVD... I'm lucky to have live bandoneon music at home every day... melancholic tangos aplenty ;-) You can listen to her playing the song used on the DVD here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l-j_L59MqU

Better go paint while there's time!

Have a great day all!!


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/13/2011 08:24:14 AM
Message:

Thanks for the coffee & rolls, Troels....;-) (It rhymes!)
Waiting on return email from paypal for DVD's, and waiting
til the first of the month for #5 "Steam-up" Giclée Prints....
Packing up today to load the car for my mini vacation at
the lake next week. This will also include a visit to the
Mid Hudson meet.....All stay dry if you have the rain like us.....
Beautiful music......;-)


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/13/2011 09:12:58 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and rolls Troels. It is a nasty rainy day here in NoVa.

All you going to the Mid Hudson meet have fun and a safe trip. Give the NY Rail Baron my reguards.

I am going to have to get your DVD Troels just as soon as I get the money together.

Jim, it's good to hear things can get back to normal now, those things are always hard on family.

Everyone have a grweat day.

Mark


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/13/2011 09:21:00 AM
Message:

Troels, you'll be an expert shipper in no time and those DVD's will be flying off the shelf.
Rain here has put a damper on my 1:1 work but maybe I can get some work done on the diorama's for CSC11.
Headed for the EXPO in Peabody tomorrow so that will be a nice change. Hope the Mid Hudson show goes well Bill. I will plan for the spring show as there shouldn't be any conflicts then.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/13/2011 10:04:04 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee ..

Raining here this morning. I'll have to wait until later to go to the lumber yard for some back drop material for the RR. Perhaps I'll glue some cork road bed down.

Jim, nice to see you back. Hope you can fix your 4-4-0.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/13/2011 11:16:15 AM
Message:

Jim - Welcome home and welcome back to the forum.Good to see that you are moving on.
As for the lil American - darn shame!!! I hope you can fix it.....I have 4 of them
prolly part with two on EBay....need to thin out the livery.....


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 10/13/2011 1:36:30 PM
Message:

Hello all,

Welcome back Jim. Hope things pick up for you soon.

Excellent to see our master at work with acrylic- I will be lining up for one of those DVDs! After seeing how well Acrylic can be used in such a variety of circumstances, I am going to switch over completely to acrylic when my stock of foul-smelling floquil paints run out. The only sticking thing for me is finding a perfect replacement for floquil grimy black.

Also a rainy/misty day up here, not so cold though, and the colors are turning.

Arthur


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/13/2011 2:06:03 PM
Message:

Arthur: Americana "lamp black" or "graphite" may work for you. I use lamp black for a flat look.


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 10/13/2011 6:00:31 PM
Message:

Tom,

Thanks for the pointer- I will be sure to look for it next time I am at Michael's.

Has anyone seen or spoken to Rick? I haven't seen him in here in quite a while.

Arthur


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/14/2011 05:28:10 AM
Message:

morning all, tea coffee, and some scrabled egg and bacon on the side, help yourself.

been internet shopping today, well brousing so far, shall be putting in an order for some rolling stock kits later, and maybe look into what i can and cannot order from the states (like paints etc)

hope everyone has a nice day.

leo that sounds great, maybe one day use europens should figure out a meet, all the guys in the states seam to have all the fun together :D


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/14/2011 05:31:58 AM
Message:

also, dose anyone know the wheelbase lengh of this new heisler bachmann are bringing out?


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/14/2011 05:51:57 AM
Message:

I dunno Andy...but, I'll let you know when I get mine! ;-P
I just hope they are heavy!!!!!


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 10/14/2011 06:44:36 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

also, dose anyone know the wheelbase lengh of this new heisler bachmann are bringing out?



Ohhhh..... about that long [:-thumbu] . [:-thumbu] (sorry couldn't resist)

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Andy.

The Bachmann Heisler is a small one. I say it run at the narrow gauge convention and it ran smooth at very slow speeds. Hopefully they have solved the "gear" problem.

Been slowly working on the tractor build, got all the roof trusses built so now I can continue on the roof. For some silly reason I have decided to build a line shaft and add a few machines in the car building section (as if I don't have enough to do already and little time to do it in) I'll post pictures tomorrow as I won't be home tonight due to the fact that I have a yard to run (operating night)

Have a great day everyone.


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/14/2011 07:17:18 AM
Message:

well i saw a video on youtube and the guy said it was really heavy, so lets hope metal parts have been used, i cant really think of an excuse for on on my railroad, but its so cute :P

thanks ron ;P


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/14/2011 07:45:30 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and breakfast Andy.

Still raining here in NoVa.

Gheck out the log loader and flat car from Backwoods Minitures:



And the flats are available seperately. Check out their home page.

http://www.backwoodsminiatures.com/0n3kits.htm


Everyone have a grweat day.

Mark


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/14/2011 09:50:00 AM
Message:

Good afternoon all! Just in from a check-up at the hospital... confirmed that it was the right decision that I was grounded, but at least it looked a little better than last time...

To console myself from not getting to see the F&SM I have downloaded a video about the layout from Dave Frary's site. Some really entertaining shots from 87 with a gum-chewing, young mr Sellios, and some fine 2002 footage, all for under 6 dollars...

Have a great day all!


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/14/2011 09:58:10 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee Andy ...

Is the Heisler being released soooooon or is it another year wait? Might need one of them.

I should stain a few ties today and paint some rail. Might start laying some rail in the town and station area.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/14/2011 10:17:49 AM
Message:

Hi Ron - What ya mean "Small" for the Heisler?
Small like the Americans, os small like the Climax? ;-)
Too bad if it turns out to be a lightweight!


Reply author: elwoodblues
Replied on: 10/14/2011 11:02:35 AM
Message:

Geezer,

Small as in 14Tons 1890's vintage. Expected delivery in around Christmas.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/14/2011 11:22:35 AM
Message:

Ron,

A Heisler would be a nice Christmas present.


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/14/2011 12:09:37 PM
Message:

OK....What I meant to say was -
"Do ya think the new Heisler will be as heavy
as the shay's or climax's actual model weight?"
I dont need another loco that cant shove 3 cars up my switchback......
;-)


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/14/2011 1:16:32 PM
Message:

bill i think its ment to be mostly diecast (like the new porters) from what ive heard. would be lovely for xmas, but im ganna wait till the prices drop after a year or so anyway.


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 10/14/2011 3:58:55 PM
Message:

Once more, has anyone heard from Rick?

Arthur


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/14/2011 4:22:06 PM
Message:

Arthur,

I have not heard from Rick. I just sent him an email. I will let you know if he replies.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/14/2011 9:48:39 PM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by andykins

bill i think its ment to be mostly diecast (like the new porters) from what ive heard. would be lovely for xmas, but im ganna wait till the prices drop after a year or so anyway.



Doesn't take that long for prices to drop. seen 'm already for 159$ but you still have to buy the sound decoder...cool machines tho...and BTW Andy the Porters are rather light lotta plastic..small machines tho..


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 10/15/2011 05:42:31 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
Coffee is done. Get it while it is still fresh.
My son's family got here late yesterday, with their 2-3/4 year old, train loving, grand daughter. So, in the morning, I actually got into my train room for the first time since last February and cranked up the smaller 4-4-0. Low and behold, it ran, with only a couple of spots on the track that needed a little cleaning. I also tested the larger 4-4-0 that took a header off the table to the floor, while I was gone to Montana a couple of weeks ago, and Yah...it actually stills runs even though the tender covering was broken off along with several other parts. So just all I need to do it run it into the shop and do some minor fixup work on it. After checking the prices of a new one, I am very happy it still runs.

So today I will be running some trains for her.

I got my DVD from Troels on order, can't wait to get it. Also, after looking at his web page, I sent the link to my wife and told her that one of those prints would make a nice christmas present for her little engineer. Last year I told I really like the print of "Night Fall". So, she was going to surprise me with it for christmas, but I went and bought it for myself just before christmas. Boy, did I get in trouble. So, this year I told her that I wouldn't buy any think for myself until after christmas.

Have a good day guys.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/15/2011 06:08:00 AM
Message:

Good morning all! I'll grab a coffe thank you Jim... your DVD is in the mail! Hope you'll like it!

Sun is shining on a very cool day here. Had a little walk this morning, but the foot is not too keen on that yet... good thing I stayed home!

I wish someone would shoot a little movie with the sound equipped Porters (Martin???), or have I missed a link somewhere??

Have a great day all!


Reply author: hiesler
Replied on: 10/15/2011 06:34:20 AM
Message:

quote:
I wish someone would shoot a little movie with the sound equipped Porters (Martin???), or have I missed a link somewhere??


A search on youtube came up with this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoMluBjLKgM

Nice to hear fireman Fred has finally been employed on the Bachmann locos.

Max


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 10/15/2011 06:34:50 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone and thanks for the coffee Jim.

Tom thanks for your email and Arthur it was nice of you to ask about me.
I've been well.
Busy with work, riding my bike, yard work etc....
I've been around the forums daily just not posting very often.
I get quite sometimes.
I've been meaning to get more active around here again but my work schedule switches to nights on the 22nd and I'm not sure yet how that will impact my free time.

Oh yeah, I had some guests stay with me over the summer and they've already left, but they left behind their dog.
So now I have a dog again.
Here name is Sarah and I'll get a picture of her posted in a day or two.

Hope everyone has or had a great day.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/15/2011 08:36:45 AM
Message:

Thanks for the link Max!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/15/2011 08:59:39 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by hiesler

quote:
I wish someone would shoot a little movie with the sound equipped Porters (Martin???), or have I missed a link somewhere??


A search on youtube came up with this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoMluBjLKgM

Nice to hear fireman Fred has finally been employed on the Bachmann locos.

Max



Video is on the way. Just have to render it. Hopefully uploaded tomorrow ..


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/15/2011 09:02:53 AM
Message:

And a good afternoon all, still at work, need do work a bit in advance as I have a 5 days break at the end of the week. havin a 2 day trip to Odense Denmark on thursday and friday (go twente go) and Frederic's visit on sunday and monday. Good to see a forum member in person...bit of modeling this evening and sunday...

have a great day..


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/15/2011 09:38:15 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by milocomarty

And a good afternoon all, still at work, need do work a bit in advance as I have a 5 days break at the end of the week. havin a 2 day trip to Odense Denmark on thursday and friday (go twente go) and Frederic's visit on sunday and monday. Good to see a forum member in person...bit of modeling this evening and sunday...

have a great day..



Odense...three hours by train from here...hmmm


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/15/2011 09:54:29 AM
Message:

Good morning all ... thanks for the coffee ...

Nice to hear from you Rick. A new dog, nice ...

The Porter sounds are good. Thanks for sharing.

It is a Troels Kirk kind of sky here this morning at - 3C.

Have a great day .....


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/15/2011 10:06:01 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by kirk

quote:
Originally posted by milocomarty

And a good afternoon all, still at work, need do work a bit in advance as I have a 5 days break at the end of the week. havin a 2 day trip to Odense Denmark on thursday and friday (go twente go) and Frederic's visit on sunday and monday. Good to see a forum member in person...bit of modeling this evening and sunday...

have a great day..



Odense...three hours by train from here...hmmm



I know it's very tempting...but I travel with my brother in law for a football game. Got a nephew and uncle living nearby Aarhus but no visits. He likes to go home the next day. Can imagine that, with the tough workschedule he has, leaving home at 5.30 and back at 19.30 he hardly see his kids...


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/15/2011 10:18:29 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee Jim. We went out last evening for our aniversary ( only 11 years) and I slept in this morning.

Rich, good to hear that everything's OK, busy at work means more train money.

Well, everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/15/2011 10:40:16 AM
Message:

Gail and I spent the day yesterday at the Expo. You can see some photos in the Expo thread above.

It was rainy so a good day to spend inside. Now to get caught up here while the sun's out.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/15/2011 10:57:23 AM
Message:


Just had a sun shower only it was snow ....


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/15/2011 2:59:12 PM
Message:

argh, evening guys, LONG day working on everyone else RR stuff but mine, club hired the hall we use for the day and 4 of us turned up by the afternoon, bit of a waste of money to be honest if hardly anyone turns up.
on the plus side ive borrowed a book, slow trains down south (vul 1) its REALLY good, got a chuckle over the surrey sussex and southampton ry, seeing as surrey is just up the road, i live in sussex and southampton is just down the road, only that railway is in america :P but its a really nice looking book, lots of nice ideas even though most of it is standard gauge, volume 2 is even better, just that another club member has browwed it at the moment :P

also our "flag ship" layout has been put up for sale, quite sad since i have known this layout since i was 10-11 years old and remember it being built, and having helped to run it for a handful of those years all over the country im quite sad, i wont post the ebay link since i suspect it'll break the rules, but heres a video a little company did a few years ago (when we where the west sussex american group) while it was on show at an all n gauge show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J_V4RAimSE

anyway hope everyone has a nice evening


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/16/2011 02:11:40 AM
Message:

Good morning all! Steaming hot coffee and croissants too! A foggy, cold morning, so the dog is snoring heavily from under a blanket in the sofa... no craving to go for a walk there! Good to have time to read forum life and go through DVD order mails while the painkillers begin to work and make my head spin

Graffen and wife is coming for a visit and a meal today... since he is much more mechanically inclined than me, he has kindly fixed a badly running Forney, the troublesome railbus and the nonworking doubledecker railtruck for me... can't wait to see them running! We're talking about gathering some people for the first full operating session on the Coast Line, so it is imperative that all engines and buses roll without hiccups. I'm slowly changing all couplers to Kadee whisker ones... much better! And I will begin cleaning, polishing and protecting the rails and wheels like I did so successfully in the paper mill test area.

Have a great day all!!


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/16/2011 06:14:09 AM
Message:

Mornin' all !

cold but bright and shiny overhere, out for a walk while it's sunny, it'll be sleet and snow soon.

We're a short walk away from 'De Maashorst' a beautiful nature area: http://www.campingslabroek.nl/nl/fotos_omgeving.html it makes for wonderful walks with conveniently placed pubs and eating houses along the way !

Troels, could you give us the type number and supplier for the couplers ? I'm afraid the Garratt eats the B'mann ones for breakfast when pulling a hopper coal train. So far couplers have been the limit for the size of train, I can haul 8 hoppers with coal load up the inclined plane when taking care not to pull the train in 2 parts, a ninth hopper will snap a coupler for sure. Hope to post some videos on YouTube later.

Two nights of money-earning work to go and then a couple of days to work on the staging area, this will be the more 'technical side' of the F&B RR: 10 turnouts and tortoises, switch-it modules and NCE mini-panel and not to forget the PSX-AR reverser/circuit breaker. I'll install 2 webcams to be able to operate the yard from the lay-out room. No automation though, just remote manual control :-) All track will be at walk-under height for me and Marjolie so the room can be used for other things, but I'm afraid Troels would have to stoop here in most places :-)

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 10/16/2011 06:24:33 AM
Message:

Good morning everyone.
Thanks for the coffee and croissants Troels.

Leo, looks like you've got a nice day planned.

I'm doing a bike ride this morning and grocery shopping in the afternoon.

Hope everyone has or had a great day.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/16/2011 06:27:24 AM
Message:

Leo, I bought a 25 pair bulk pack of couplers #84232 Kadee No14(8) from MicroMark for under 40 dollars. They drop right in the Bachmann pockets without any modifications, and are in one piece only. Easy-peasy, look and work like a dream!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/16/2011 06:31:56 AM
Message:

Morning all, thanks for coffee Troels. Hope your foot condition will be over soon !! Leo, found this site in England for a bulkpack of #148's http://www.modeljunction.info/estore/product_info.php?cPath=25_30_73&products_id=12483. Good lookin nature there, but don't run into a bull !!
Bit on the doubt side, want to finish some spraypainting and wanna model a bit....we'll see first coffee !

Oh btw Troels maybe Graffen can post a bit on the improvements he made on the railbus and truck, very curious !


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/16/2011 06:47:12 AM
Message:

Thank you Troels, Martin !

I must admit these couplers confuse me a lot, seems there are hundreds of types to choose from.
Will go for the #148 and order a 50 pack ( for starters...:-) The old ones will make great car loads when rusted up a wee bit.

The cattle are a gentle breed Martin, and if one comes too close for comfort I simply think of it as cuts of beef !

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/16/2011 06:59:08 AM
Message:

No problem Leo, #148's work great and there's no extra's to install, just swop'm.
Big steak would taste great !!


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/16/2011 07:56:34 AM
Message:

Leo, it IS the #148 couplers that you want. Check around and you can find some deals in bulk packs on the internet.
Those are the ones that martin used and they look and work good.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/16/2011 09:50:09 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee Troels

Sun is just rising on the lake. Many geese and ducks heading south. -5C this morning.

Thinking of making a Fast Tracks #5 RH turnout this morning. I have a couple spare LH and no RH that I need.

Have a great day....


Reply author: reklein
Replied on: 10/16/2011 09:58:42 AM
Message:

Leo, what a nice place to be a short walk away from.Being from the american west I don't often think of Europe as a place to enjoy nature with the exception of the Mountainous regions.I specially like the fact that one can bike there in Holland without the encumbrance of hills. BILL


Reply author: CieloVistaRy
Replied on: 10/16/2011 11:11:03 AM
Message:

Good morning all,

Rick, glad to see you back.

A chilly but beautiful day. Will do a little modeling later on after a little clean up and football on TV.

Arthur


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/16/2011 11:46:40 AM
Message:

Late Morning All, thanks for the croissants Troels, I put a fresh pot of coffee on as there wasn't much left.

Cool morning here with some sun, looks like a nice fall day.

Not much modeling lately, been working around the house cleaning and getting some things repaired. We have someone interested in the house, cross your fingers and hope for the best.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 10/16/2011 12:59:02 PM
Message:

Hi Rick,
No modeling for me lately, too busy with the start of hockey season, work and helping my daughter by a place to live in.
I have been lurking when possible from my iPhone and I an seeing some great stuff in the forum.
I hope everyone is doing well.
Larry


Reply author: okiecrip
Replied on: 10/16/2011 1:05:36 PM
Message:

o no larry is lurking again by the way the railcutters are not mine gary


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/16/2011 1:46:23 PM
Message:

Larry,

I see you and Ron are very quiet about Toronto and Ottawa. I know it is just the start of the season, but ...... Go Leafs, Go ...


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/16/2011 3:39:33 PM
Message:

gosh what a day.

a payment has been pending on my account for a few days (not sure what online banking is like in the states, but with my banks i can see the amount before its left, but i can only see what it is till after its gone) i had no idea what it was, but then it went and forgot about it, got a phone call today from my banks fruad dpt to tell my thay had cancled the trnasaction as they knew it wouldnt be me and was fraud (my banks is REALLY good with stuff like that) so ive had my card canceled and are sending out a new one, this wouldnt be a problem if it wasnt for the couple orders ive placed who've i now had to email to say i'll need to give them new card details for when they are ready to take the money.
just makes me feel as if im messing them around, however rather then send the details by email i may be able to send it via "speical order" thing on their shop, so via their system, never liked sending details via email.
oh well, just another pain in the bakside delt with i guess, just wish the guy has some class on what he was trying to buy, video games? pah, take a note from the guy a couple years ago who brought a few 100£ worth of (get this) law dagree text books (crooks from the go i guess)
oh well.

to add to the fresh pot of coffee brought in by mark theres some left over gammon steak in some nice soft rolls, help yourself


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 10/16/2011 4:32:04 PM
Message:

Good morning guys.
It is 6:30 am Monday morning here in not so sunny Ipswich. There is heavy cloud about and threatening rain. Please join me in a freshly brewed coffee while we read the Forum together.

I have worked through some more issues with the train shed and am budgetting to have the air-conditioner unit installed within the next month. The baseboard below this will now be only 300 mm wide (1 foot) instead of 610 mm (2 feet) but will not be built until the air-con unit goes in. The narrower baseboard width should allow for easier access for future maintenance of the air-con unit. Will still have to watch usage until I can afford a heavier power supply cable from the street to the house. Wife won't be able to use the stove or clothes drier if I have the air-con on until the power cable is upgraded.

The baseboard consstruction has been at a standstill since the end of August because of the air-con installation issue. This has been very frustrating but with a $4000 outlay for the air-con and an even bigger sum for a bathroom rennovation in the house upstairs (for "she-who-must-be obeyed") it puts a big hole in the cash flow.

Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/16/2011 4:44:03 PM
Message:

Yes Dave, but SWMBO who is happy doesn't mind $4000 for AC and the up-gradw to the electric so we can play with our trains.

Mark


Reply author: Curator49
Replied on: 10/16/2011 5:50:24 PM
Message:

Too true. Mark

Too true. Bathroom comes before anything else. [:-headache]


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/16/2011 8:35:28 PM
Message:

Evnin guys....Well, the wife is back in Brooklyn, and I
am here at the lake. She left me a honey-do list longer
than the mainline of my layout!!
So, the plan is to do it all tomorrow and MRR
until she gets back...[:-bigeyes]
She left at 4:30pm and since then I have ripped out3 turnouts, reinstalled one,
and am working on the two others. I have laid subroadbed for the reverse loop,
and am adding al new code 70 track.I'll post some pictures in my thread later.
SO, my 71st birthday is Wednesday, the boss won't be here.....and there is about
a 1/3rd of a green bottle.....[:-devil]...[:-drunk]


Reply author: jcoop
Replied on: 10/16/2011 8:47:30 PM
Message:

Geezer, we are in the same boat. My wife was suppose to be back Tuesday and now staying until next Sunday. Spent most of the day trying to clean up the shop a little and some running around. Now of for dinner with the folks and maybe some RR time after that.

I am getting motivated to put down some ballast on a tunnel section. Stained and painted the tunnel liner last night so I would like to get started on changing the look of the layout.

John


Reply author: BigLars
Replied on: 10/17/2011 12:18:50 AM
Message:

Happy Birthday Bill,
Hate to say it but you are the same age as my Dad.
I wish he had your drive.

Tom., go Leafs go! I have a suite booked for the two games against the canes if you want to come for a visit. Ron you can join if you want to convert.


Reply author: n6nvr
Replied on: 10/17/2011 01:23:39 AM
Message:

We recently took a trip to the behind the Redwood Curtain of Northern California and the logging and volcano country around Mt. Lassen and Mt. Shasta.

I've finally gotten the hang of PBase and have posted a bunch of pics.

Among the gems we saw was a genuine 30" gauge Porter 0-4-2T. The Butt Lake Dinky was built as the Eureka for use in the Comstock Lode mills below Virginia City on the Carson River, and was rediscovered when they drained Butt Lake for maintenance.

The Ferndale Victorians are some good examples of what you can do when you have easy and inexpensive access to the over abundance of redwood mills and mill working companies. http://www.pbase.com/n6nvr/vacation_2011 Didn't see any sasquatch though.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/17/2011 04:01:45 AM
Message:

Morning all, looking at a new working day..start with coffee, tea and a decent breakfast. Just 2 more pages and we have to move out to a new lounge...
Not much done modeling wise, just a bit of cleaning , running and videoing...
Tried to capture the new 0-4-0 Porter on "tape". Not that fancy and with all of the tsunami sounds exposed but it gives an idea of the sound of the exiter...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrRk-A0xGsE&feature=channel_video_title


Reply author: andykins
Replied on: 10/17/2011 04:27:21 AM
Message:

morning guys, thanks for opening up martin.

after seeing the couple pics bill posted of the Mid Hudson meet i wonder if any more will be posted, it looks like a cool meet and i always try to hunt down photos of it.

cool video martin, the bell reminds me of school, and the whistle reminds me of the titfield thunderbolt :D cool video though


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 10/17/2011 05:02:39 AM
Message:

Good morning all.

Thanks for the coffee Martin.

Thanks Mark, Arthur and Larry.

This is my last week of working days and having weekends off.
Saturday I start working the 5PM to 1:30AM shift and have Mondays and Tuesdays off.

Hope everyone has or had a great day.


Reply author: kirk
Replied on: 10/17/2011 05:47:33 AM
Message:

Good morning all! Thanks for the video clip Martin. Lovely engine... it looks like the chuff rate increases faster than the driver speed indicates when you pull the cars... must be adjustable on some CV. But sounds quite OK for such a tiny engine methinx.

Yesterday I had a pleasant visit from Michael Graff (graffen) and his missus. Always nice to receive input, ideas and new angles from such an accomplished modeller... AND he arrived with a Forney and a railbus he had kindly fixed for me (the mechanics and electronics of engines is my very weak spot)... two more running well and ready for future operating sessions!

I'll grab a coffee and head for the easel!

Have a great day all!


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/17/2011 06:12:07 AM
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by kirk

Good morning all! Thanks for the video clip Martin. Lovely engine... it looks like the chuff rate increases faster than the driver speed indicates when you pull the cars... must be adjustable on some CV. But sounds quite OK for such a tiny engine methinx.



Working on that one, so many CV's in a tsunami decoder...glad now it runs ok..


Reply author: Geezer
Replied on: 10/17/2011 06:42:31 AM
Message:

Mornin Rick, Troels,Andy & Marty....chilly here this morning.
Steam rising from the lake, like a horror movie! LOL!!!
Thanks for the much needed coffee - I'll be leaving some
fresh bagels & fixins on the counter, after I stoke up the stove.. Well this volume will
soon come to a close, don't forget to bring the mouse traps
when we transfer. Had a lil buggar run across my foot last night....
I didn't go "EEEEEEKKKK!", but it did suprise me! LOL!
Headin downstairs in a minute....the honey-do list can wait til noon!

Geezer


Reply author: Locoman
Replied on: 10/17/2011 06:52:52 AM
Message:

Good morning Crew.
[I lost the last to tryes to make this post, hope the third time is the charm]
Nice to see all of the early birds up. I have made a fresh pot of coffee for anyone.
I had my first ops session yesterday with my 3 year old grand daughter. She learn very quickly how to run the DT400 and we had 2 trains running at a time. Only had one read end crash with only a slight derail and no damage. She also want to see all of my locomotives run so we gave they all a good workout. I was glad everything worked. Needless to say, that got me inspired again to get back to modeling. They will be going back to Saint Paul, MN today and my wife will be going over to visit her dad for a few days, since he is haveing a hard time with the passing of his wife. So it looks like I will be on my own and I plan to get back to modeling. Geezer, I am sure she will leave me a big honey-do list too, so I will take your advise and get every thing done today so I have the rest of the time to model.

Hope you all have a great day.


Reply author: BBLmber
Replied on: 10/17/2011 08:27:40 AM
Message:

Morning All, thanks for the coffee and bagels Bill and Martin,. This is the second time in this morning, couldn't sleep too good last night.

Rick, we are glad you stopped by, sounds like you have been having quite a time this summer.

Geezer, you better get some of the honey do's done or the missis will be awful testy.

Well everyone have a grwat day, I'm off to take a nap.

Mark


Reply author: mabloodhound
Replied on: 10/17/2011 08:56:30 AM
Message:

Nice sound on the Porter Martin, but I can't believe you did it again and allowed the engineer to cook breakfast on the steamhead without poking his head out once during that maneuver.

Also looks like we're heading for a new volume here at the lounge. Time sure flies. Now I need to find the photos of the Mid Hudson meet.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/17/2011 09:53:10 AM
Message:

Good morning all .... thanks for the coffee ...

Another -4C this morning. The bay again has ice on it.

This morning I need to install some ties for the turnouts. Then I will begin spiking the rail.

On the 1:1 side I'll tune the snow blower and the ice auger. It is a bit early but warmer on the hands to do it now.

Have a great day ....


Reply author: Graffen
Replied on: 10/17/2011 10:03:47 AM
Message:

Good morning! I wrote a small review on Troels DVD here:

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34526
Lovely piece of film that!!
Warmly recommended indeed!


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/17/2011 10:19:22 AM
Message:

Bill,

Happy Birthday before I forget ......

Martin,

From your video I see the outhouse is tipping at the Matthews's house. Could you fix that please


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/17/2011 10:46:20 AM
Message:

Whereabouts would that be in the video Tom, had a good look but couldn't find it.

Do like the wee Porter Martin, sounds good as well, and the whistle is not unlike my old Fiat Panda's horn :-)

Started on the second (third realy) 'tunnel' for the staging yards, just my luck that I'll have to work through two 4x2's, have to get a longer sawblade or drill it out with my Dad's old ratchet drill, it's an old tool but very handy when working in corners where you can't make a full circle. Still got the old carbon steel square shafted wood drills that go with it.

Fresh made ( as I write this !) pasta and ditto Bolognese sauce for dinner, draw up a seat to the table !

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/17/2011 11:01:21 AM
Message:

Leo: 2:24 - 2:30 mark on the video. I just don't want to go tumbling down the hill with my pants down. What a sight to be seen ...[:-paperbag]


Reply author: OregonOn30
Replied on: 10/17/2011 11:07:09 AM
Message:

good morning guys

I have a logging question. I want to reuse my Danby sawmill kit on a new layout. This mill has logs unloaded manually onto a rollway leading to the carraige. Realistically, how would workers get the logs onto the carraige? There is no way to pull or push them. There is no way to lift them due the roof. I'm not sure how this would happen. Any ideas?

Also, we need to abandon ship and open a new hangout/lounge today!

Thanks

Rick


Reply author: Leo Starrenburg
Replied on: 10/17/2011 11:13:53 AM
Message:

quote:
Leo: 2:24 - 2:30 mark on the video.


Aha ! Thank you Tom, I thought at first the outhouse was above the house.... ( tipping=unloading :-)

cheers, Leo.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/17/2011 11:24:28 AM
Message:

Will be in place again soon, tipping it off the layout working in the far corner. Learned fromt that. Do the background scenery first

And a happy b-day Bill, I'll have one on ya tonight !!


Reply author: Tommatthews
Replied on: 10/17/2011 11:45:43 AM
Message:

Martin,

Have one as well for another 100 pages for the ON30 lounge .....


Reply author: Rick
Replied on: 10/17/2011 3:17:04 PM
Message:

Who's going to open the new lounge?

As soon as it's opened I'll lock this one up.


Reply author: milocomarty
Replied on: 10/17/2011 3:46:13 PM
Message:

Close the joint Rick


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