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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday, June 4th
« on: Today at 09:00:40 AM »
Good morning! I'm heading out to do my outside chores. That's all I got - it's that time of the year.  I hope everyone has a great day.

Hey John:

Looks like you are moving right along. I'll be following this with much interest.



Thank you for following along.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday 03JUN20
« on: June 03, 2020, 07:50:36 AM »
Good morning! Good luck with the retirement practice, Bob. What amazes me the most about retirement is how fast the days go by. I'm going to be working on some house maintenance chores the next few days.  Lots of stuff that I have been putting off because I couldn't (probably more accurately wouldn't) get supples. I hope everyone has a great day.

Starting to look pretty impressive, John!

Cheers, Mark.


Thank you for following along and the encouraging words. It's starting to look like a roundhouse now.

John, That is one massive undertaking. wow!!!  I hope mine looks anything close to your's. Dennis


This is big - I haven't cut this much strip wood for a project since my trestle. The beams are a big project in themselves. The table saw is getting a workout.

It's starting to come together. I can't wait to see what you do on the inside.


The interior of the roundhouse will be dominated by the beams that hold up the roof. I'm not planning on a lot of interior detail because it will not be visible once the roundhouse is on the layout.  I'm thinking some interior LED lighting so the locomotives will be visible through the windows. The 4 stall section of the roundhouse will get more details because the viewer will be looking into the front doors. We will see how it looks once it's on the layout.

After studying the plans and beam design that Bob used, I plan to install the beams piece by piece rather than building a fixture and building subassemblies.

By the end of the day, the wall assembly had progressed to the point that I could get started with the beams that will support the roof.

The brick layers were busy on the S&S RR today.

Kit Building / Re: First Craftsman Kit Build - J. Keen Supplies
« on: June 02, 2020, 08:23:02 AM »
Good luck with the build and I will be following along.  As Tom said, please ask questions.

Layout Tours / Re: Backwoods NE in Florida
« on: June 02, 2020, 08:18:35 AM »
John, here's the problem with the recent pictures:  Apple changed the default format for photos on iDevices from JPEG to HEIC.  The problem is that neither the forum nor a lot of people's web browsers can handle the new format. 

So what you need to do is open the photo in something like and do "Export to" and select JPEG.  And here's how to change the default on your phone:  That link also shows how to convert formats on the iPhone/iPad.

A lot of high school kids got burned by this on the AP exams, where they had to send in a picture of their work and the College Board who runs the test couldn't handle the HEIC format.



I have been using the "export to" with the *.jpeg option to reduce the size of my iPhone pictures so I never got burned by this one. Thank you for the information.

Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic & Southern Saturday Report
« on: June 02, 2020, 08:11:43 AM »

Thank you for the update, it sounds like all is well in the South.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday, June 2
« on: June 02, 2020, 08:02:30 AM »
Good morning! Working on the railroad today.  I got my mowing done before the rain, yesterday.  All the grass seed that I planted is coming up nicely. That's all I got.  I hope everyone has a great day.

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