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Michael Hohn

Posted - 11/23/2018 :  02:31:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote

I can see the sawmill tracks now. In fact itís nice seeing some overall views of your layout.

With all the new buildings and streets etc we are going to be watching you work for a while.


Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

Edited by - Michael Hohn on 11/23/2018 02:32:05 AM

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Glen Haasdyk

Posted - 11/25/2018 :  01:24:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone. I'll run this thread until the area is ready for buildings, then build them in the 'Craftsman' threads.

I finished replacing the Fascia panels today:

After the first board went in I added the others, again using the originals as patterns. the far left panel replaces 3 parts that I incorporated into one for a cleaner look.

I test-fitted the lighting panels and DCC throttle panel I also decided to go with all black panels for a more uniform look.

With everything reassembled it's ready for staining.

Now I can turn my attention to the surface of the new section. I filled any hole with some wood filler to prep for paint and applying the new roads.

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George D

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Posted - 11/25/2018 :  08:21:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a nice addition to your layout, Glen. I like your thinking about not cluttering the area. I'm sure it's tempting to add a bunch of stuff.


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Glen Haasdyk

Posted - 11/26/2018 :  09:05:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks George.
I stained the new fascia yesterday. The can of stain says it dries in 8 hours but this morning I can still smell it. Hopefully it will dissipate soon.

I'm considering a coat of clear poly over the stain.
Anyway I started a bit of work on the future roads.

The two roads from the older sections were raised so I made these transitions from pieces of cork and beveled them with my sander. They'll be ready for the gravel road soon.

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Glen Haasdyk

Posted - 11/29/2018 :  12:31:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I added the roads to the expansion today:

I used Woodland scenic fine brown ballast for the gravel road. Later, when I'll be finishing up the scenery, I'll add more detail to it but this is going give me an idea of the space available. I'm probably going to remove more of the grass up to the trackside to make room for the future icehouse, but I'll have to build that first.

Now I have to re-install the DCC and electrical panels to the fascia, and then I can start building some structures.

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New Hire

Posted - 11/29/2018 :  04:12:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Coming along nicely Glen.

Looking forward to further progress....and the Ice House build.


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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  08:12:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glen, that addition not only smoothes out the edge of the layout, but will give you a nice stage for the structures you have in mind.

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Crew Chief

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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  09:35:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really nice Job Glen looking forward to the end result!!


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Posted - 12/03/2018 :  08:59:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job Glen,

Sometimes these after thoughts working on existing layouts really make an improvement.

It's going to make it hard to watch that TV though.


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