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  • TomPM
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    Down to the wood



    The Farmhouse waits for removal



    Next up is finishing removing the Farmhouse and the foam on the first board. Then I will start working on the wood for the widening of the layout.

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  • TomPM
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    Now for removing the Grain Elevator. I tried to save as much as I could. The track, however could not be saved as it came up when I started removing the foam.

    Before – Grain Elevator isolated





    The Grain Elevator removed





    The area without the Grain Elevator




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  • TomPM
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    Got a good amount of demo this weekend. First was removing the Hunting Cabin

    Before





    After



    Next came the rock face.

    Before





    After




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  • Dutchman
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    I've been watching your videos, Tom. :up:

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  • Bernd
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    :up: :up:

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  • jbvb
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    I'll swing aboard the caboose - it's been 50 years since I rode one.

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  • Tyson Rayles
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    :up:

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  • TomPM
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    2 of 2

    Lehigh & New England Coach (Athearn Blue Box Lit; custom painted and decaled by others)



    Central Railroad of New Jersey Coach (Athearn Blue Box Lit; custom painted and decaled by others)



    Pennsylvania P54 Coach (Con-Cor)



    Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines P54 Combine (Con-Cor unlettered; I added the PRSL and numbers)



    Lehigh & Hudson River Cupola Caboose (Atlas Trainman)



    Here is a video of the Water Tower photo run by

    https://youtu.be/N1sfItc17U8

    Lastly a video of the Final Flyer as it makes it last trips around the layout

    https://youtu.be/O3QCaIkkoDY

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  • TomPM
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    Today was the day the last train ran over the RK&M Layout Version 2. The train known as the Final Flyer performed a photo run by at the Water Tower Diorama.

    1of 2

    New York Ontario & Western F3A (Stewart kit)



    New York Ontario & Western F3B (Unpowered; Stewart kit)



    Baltimore & Ohio Railway Post Office car (Athearn Blue Box kit)



    New York Ontario &Western Coach (Bev-Bel/Athearn Blue Box kit)



    Reading Company Rounded Roof Coach (Bev-Bel/Athearn Blue Box kit)


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  • Orionvp17
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    I'm in for one in the P-RSL Combine, please. I have my own mask....

    Pete

    in Michigan

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  • TomPM
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    Heavy demo to commence soon. In the meantime.


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  • TomPM
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    Thanks everyone for the encouragement.

    George with current layout and 18 inch curves I can't run it. It is too good of looking loco not to run. Also my BLI Centipedes look horrible going around the 18 in curves. I have known for some time I needed to upgrade the curves. The T-1 just pushed it over the edge.

    Mike - I will post the track plan once I get it in a format I can post. My son made it in Scarm.

    Tonight I ran what is most likely the last train on the current track plan. Below is a video of the train.

    https://youtu.be/x9MW7usuKe0

    Of course the train stopped at the end of the video because the front trucks of the front loco derailed.

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    I’ll be following along with a lot of interest. What does your track plan look like?

    Mike

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  • k9wrangler
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    TomPM don’t expect to be able to save much. More power to you if you can. I did a major demo, went Sawzall crazy and have been unable to motivate to get the replacement done.

    Have a good time, thank your boy for his help and interest that should be a great motivator to each other.

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  • Larryc
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    Tom I think that is the first time I've seen someone de-constructing a layout on the forum. Sounds like it's been well thought out and will stop by periodically to check on your progress. Above all...have fun!!

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