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Kit Building / Re: 2020 build challenge Scrap yard
« on: April 02, 2020, 04:02:00 PM »
Great scene Bob..... 8)

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday, April 2
« on: April 02, 2020, 09:00:41 AM »
Morning all.....

Rolling Stock / Re: Pennsylvania K4 Repaint
« on: April 01, 2020, 08:31:17 AM »
Great job Tom.......all you need is the heavyweights for it to pull.  8)

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday - 4/1/2020 April Fool's Day
« on: April 01, 2020, 08:27:13 AM »
Morning all.....

Kit Building / Re: Master Creations Watt-Moreland Waxworks
« on: March 31, 2020, 09:03:41 AM »
I'll be looking in also George..... :)

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday 31 March
« on: March 31, 2020, 08:53:25 AM »
Morning all.....

You make a good point Jerry.....when I chatted with Pegi about this, she agreed with what you wrote and said  that I am looking at from the logical point of view of a builder, not from the way a scene should be viewed as a composition for others to look at.

Basically, she said to lighten up and not be such a's just a model and the point of any hobby is to relax and have fun.   :o

Kit Building / Re: Bar Mills Jerry's Tractor & Small Engine Repair.
« on: March 30, 2020, 09:44:11 AM »
Looks real fine Karl.....job well done.  8)

Kit Building / Re: SW Woodcutters Shack
« on: March 30, 2020, 09:41:35 AM »
Great job Lynn.....ya just gotta love all the stuff Brett puts in his kits to clutter up a scene.  8)

Really neat scene Matt.....well done.  8)


How is everyone doing during the virus shutdown and what is it doing to y'all's normal routines?

Pegi and I closed our company offices and began working out of an office in our home over 30 years ago. Even though we are used to being here, we miss going out due to the recent virus outbreak.

Like taking time to wander down to visit the A&S and get together with the guys for some bar-b-que and BS, going to a play or an Orlando Philharmonic concert, wandering over to the coast for some salt air and fine dining overlooking the Atlantic, getting together with friends.....just average everyday life, up until a couple of weeks age.

So in effort to keep the insanity at bay we decided to go rouge and take a drive around the area yesterday (no planned stops of course). It was quite an eyeopener to say the least, the place looked like a ghost town without the decay. It kind of reminded me of some of those crazy disaster movies in the 50's where you see shots of a big city with the streets all deserted.

The last time we say so little traffic on I-4 was back in the early 80's at 2:00 AM, the road had next to no traffic and we are in our busy winter season for tourists. All the suburbs of Orlando were deserted, except for a lot of helmeted bicycle riders, with few people out and about.

The nutty mayor of Orlando has shut down the town and has a curfew going from 11 to 5 each night, except for people going to work. The photo below is of main street in Orlando where on a normal Sunday, there would be tons of people out and about enjoying a great sunny Florida day.

This got me to thinking about rush hour this morning around the rest of the country. I went on Google maps this morning during rush hour. All the interstates in major cities should be red with clogged traffic. Not in todays environment. The roads in Florida were all green in all the major cities and the same was shown up the east coast to New York and Boston. Spooky times.....

So what about your neck of the woods? How are y'all doing and what are y'all doing to keep from going stir crazy? Inquiring minds and all....... ;D ;D ;D

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday - 3/30/2020
« on: March 30, 2020, 08:36:28 AM »
Morning all.....

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday, 3/29/20
« on: March 29, 2020, 09:03:56 AM »
Morning all.....

Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic & Southern Saturday Report
« on: March 28, 2020, 02:34:47 PM »

This is the info  found:

From Cincinnati to Chattanooga - Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway

From Chattanooga to Atlanta - Southern's former East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia

From Atlanta to Jacksonville - Georgia Southern & Florida


Hello again.

This installment is about the bracing and blocking I used to get the assembly ready to mount against the rear wall of the main building.

In the photo below, all the bracing is glued and the glue blocking is added to the rear of the addition to aid in attaching it to the main structure.

Exhibit #1 - (ADL-047)

The next 3 photos show the sides and back wall of the addition. The wood is prepped and ready for painting. After painting, the door and window will be glued in place, but that will be another day.

Exhibit #2 - (ADL-049)

Exhibit #3 - (ADL-051)

Exhibit #4 - (ADL-052)

The final photo is of the assembly sitting in position against the back wall of the main building.

Exhibit #5 - (ADL-053)

I'm not sure about the scale of the addition in relation to the main building. The main building is 18' from slab to the top of plate of the second floor. This is reasonable for two floors of 9' +/- and floor joists and flooring of 12" +/-. The height of the addition, slab to the top plate, is 12'-9".

With walls that high, they appear to be a bit exaggerated and not in scale with the main building. I wish I had caught this before everything was glued together.

I'll have to look at it some more before I decide on using the addition or leave it off. And thoughts?

See y'all next time.....

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