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  • a small but important step. You know that switch isn't DCC friendly?
    It's only make-believe

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    • Bob,

      I know. I don't seem to have a problem with them and I have so many that I don't feel like replacing them all. I picked up a couple of the Micro Engineering DCC-friendly turnouts to see how I like them.

      Mike
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      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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      • There do not appear to be many of us posting new work on our models and layouts, so even though it is very incremental, I'll show what I've done in the odd moments.

        I've been painting track, first the sides of my rails with Rail Brown, and ties gray and brown colors, more or less at random:



        The weather is really too nice for much of this, but painting track is such a mind-deadening process that it's best done a little at a time anyway.

        Mike

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        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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        • J do it while listening to Dylan. Helps me. Maybe you prefer Jack White?

          But it must be done.

          ed

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          • I usually save Dylan for going to work or long trips. Although I do have some vinyl that I can't play in my car. . .

            Mike
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            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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            • Nice to see you keeping busy Mike'.. Next rainy day, get those tracks painted up'...and finished'...[:-dopey]


              Ted

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              • Mike, this prompts me to get back to work on the layout - even if it is for short periods at a time. Thanks for the nudge.
                Bruce

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                • I'm a member of the Summer Modeling club too.
                  James

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                  • Ted, will do. Only a couple sections to go before I start ballasting.

                    Bruce, always happy to give a nudge.

                    James, I lke the idea of a Summer Modelng Club. Helps me pace myself on those more strenuous summer tasks. Even at a slow rate I'm surprised how much I get done over time.

                    -Mike
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                    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                    • Michael,

                      I'm reading Robbie Robertson's new book-Testimony. Love The band.

                      ed

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                      • Ed,

                        Saw The Band in the early 70's. Great show. I'll have to take a look at that book.

                        Mike
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                        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                        • Lehigh Valley caboose status: End sills formed and cemented to frame; sides and ends cut out:



                          Next: cut out openings for windows and doors.

                          Mike
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                          Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                          • Looking good Mike. Isn't Styrene fun to work with? it give such crisp results.
                            It's only make-believe

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                            • Mike,

                              I also read Levon Helm's book, This Wheels On Fire, very sad as is Robbie's. I saw The Band and with Robbie many, many times, including Woodstock and The Last Waltz. And The Band in various forms with out him. I saw Levon months before he died at Ruth Eckert Hall in Clearwater, Fl.. Both books are great history lessons into rock and roll. The good, the bad and the ugly.

                              Enjoy, if you read them.

                              ed

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                              • Hi Mike,

                                I finally got the chance to go thru your entire thread tonight, and I have to say it was a very enjoyable few hours. Your work and craftsmanship is quite the inspiration for every project you tackled. I am actually looking forward and itching to start planning and scratch building a few structures of my own.

                                Take care,

                                Rob.

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