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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  11:06:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bryan, Spiral staircase might have to be a 'store bought item', or fabricated out of brass or styrene.

Jim



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Terrell
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  2:03:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Jim.


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Guff
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  3:40:45 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Jim,
How did you make the small trains and buildings? Sure looks good!
Dave


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Edited by - Guff on 01/27/2019 3:41:50 PM

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George D
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  4:16:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the little layout. It works better in the loft - gives us more room for our breakfast gatherings.

George



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  4:18:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
TERRELL,

Thank You!

Jim



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k9wrangler
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  4:27:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You need two exits, one “quick, out the back” for the guy whose wife just came in with “that look”.

Karl Scribner
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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  4:29:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Guff

Jim,
How did you make the small trains and buildings? Sure looks good!
Dave


Why thank you Dave. I felt like a Japanese fishing dock guy, hand painting the trains on to that raised track. Those 'buildings' are scaled down approximately 30'X 40' buildings that come out about 1.2mm X 1.6mm after the double conversion 1/87th of 1/87. It's just paint.

Jim



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  4:31:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by George D

I like the little layout. It works better in the loft - gives us more room for our breakfast gatherings.

George



You got that right! I should have never mentioned a spiral staircase.
Thanks for stopping in, grab a doughnut!

Jim



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  4:33:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by k9wrangler

You need two exits, one “quick, out the back” for the guy whose wife just came in with “that look”.


Ahh! You get "that look" too. I've got it for the past 48 years, and don't expect it to change.

Jim



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  7:38:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, given the "popularity" of the "spiral staircase" with the designer, how bout an outside stair up the back? Needs a door somewhere, but not through the kitchen... that door is for... reasons.

We might want to ask Rob Chant for some design help. The layout looks good, but may be boring pretty soon....

Pete
in Michigan



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  08:56:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Pete,

It's a continuing work in progress. The layout still has my eyes crossing.  

Jim



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  10:26:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim I've been watching but didn't post anything.

This a fine project your doing and its coming along very nicely.


Jerry

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  2:01:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jerry,

A lot of fitting, reworking, and refitting. Generally much easier to NOT make the material and then each and every part. So it takes more time. Every piece starts from a computer screen, and many end it in the dumpster. It doesn't get much 'scratchier' than this.

Jim



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 01/31/2019 :  10:59:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got out of the house today and went to Hobby Lobby. With a 40% coupon in hand, I snagged one of the Air Vallejo sets of 8 basic colors. $14.95 after the coupon applied. I put it on with a bristle brush (too cold to drag out to the shop). I really like the way it went on. Best Acrylic paint I've used. So a little update on the lounge. I drew and printed the stove, refrigerator, serving line, and the smoothie machine. *Note the coffee urn is the first thing on the serving line. Eggs, sausage patties, and pancakes are all there. . No mail delivery for the past 3 days has me waiting for some more furniture.



The layout is up on the removable loft. That 'D' shaped hole will be the 'Fexit' plan. (Firepole exit).




Jim




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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/01/2019 :  08:27:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jim,

The excitement is building. Your priorities are spot on with the model rr and prominently placed coffee urn.

Mike


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