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Layout Tours / Lake's Region RR Part 1
« on: September 18, 2020, 08:20:02 PM »
Ok guy's it official. I started my little 13' x 20' world oh Model RR. I built the Bench work at 50" and I put plywood down and after talking to a few of the modeler's here for my idea of having depth. I then took the plywood off and installed cross brace's and reapply the plywood and then I notice after my wife came down and asked how I was gonna reach the top of the plywood. it was about 54" and I was like heck no. I tore the bench work apart and cut the leg's and rebuilt it to the height I liked. And I also put in the turntables for my two roundhouse. The track plan will be something else. Not sure where to start but I will start somewhere tomorrow. I would like to run 2 main lines and 1 line on the middle leg and have it tie into the other two run's. Phew Thanks Dennis

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Layout Edging
« on: September 15, 2020, 11:19:14 AM »
Hello, I have a weird question. Can anybody tell me how they got the different height on the edging with the hard board? I got my  Bench work done and all the plywood down but not screwed to the bench work yet. My question how do you get the different height with the plywood being flat as it is? Thanks Dennis

Layout Tours / I need serious help!!!!!! Finally my turn here.
« on: August 30, 2020, 07:57:31 PM »
I finally cleaned out my storage room and added wall's over the basement cement and painted it. I started to build the frame work for my layout. The room is 13 x 20 and layout is 13 x 17 and it has 3 Peninsula's the end Peninsula's are twins 13' x 30" and with a 5' turn around at the end's and the middle is 3' by 8', I been buying stuff for 30 years so when I retire I can start my layout finally after we got our kid's out of the house lol. I been building my base's for my Fine scale Miniature's and my South River Modelworks never mind the the other companies. I counted about 60 kit's that I found.  My question is How in the heck do you guy's fit all those kit's on the layout? I cut about 25 foam base's and it's taking up about half of the layout without track or anything else. Please beat me up if needed. But I might have to get rid of some (LOT'S) of kit's? Or if I add on to the house I can move layout to the new section? I really could use some advice Please...Dennis. P.S. I'm trying to resize pic's to show room.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / SRMW Sayles Mill instruction book.
« on: August 04, 2020, 12:34:37 PM »
Hi guy's, Does anyone have the SRMW KIT 260 Sayles Mill instruction book? I'm missing mine and looking for a copy of one. I'll cover whatever the cost is. Thanks Dennis

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Karl Osolinski
« on: April 25, 2020, 11:44:27 AM »
Hi Guy's looks like Karl Osolinski  is leaving the other forum? He's a great guy and a awesome scratch builder. I don't know how many of you guy's knew him other then Dave and Karl? He sent me a PM this morning. Dennis

Super Detailing / Ground Cover (Dirt)
« on: April 18, 2020, 05:58:50 PM »
Hi Guy's what do you use for dirt? mixture's ? I look at dirt in my back yard and it's to rich and dark looking. not like any of the layout's I seen here and on net. Thanks Dennis

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Brain Picker
« on: April 03, 2020, 06:04:05 PM »
Hi Guy's, I Found this on the web and they say it's the fox milling 295 kit. No way!!! Does anybody have a idea what this is? Maybe someone that's like Karl or you scratch builder guy's? Thanks Everyone.... Dennis

Super Detailing / Nails or Glue for Roadbed?
« on: March 23, 2020, 11:19:32 AM »
Hi Guys, Is there any benefit for gluing versus nailing roadbed down? I see quite a few glue there roadbed down. Is the nails used until glue dries? Thanks Dennis

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Casting's
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:13:42 PM »
Hey Guy's where does everyone get there castings from? Like everything from Garbage cans to piles of junk. George got 1,000's on his layout but there's more then he made and what Jimmy has. Just curious. Thanks Dennis

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / What kind of glue everyone uses's
« on: February 11, 2020, 07:35:20 PM »
Hi Guy's, Quick question, What kind of glue everyone uses's for wood to wood and plastic to plastic? Thanks Dennis

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / 1 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. Furring Strip Board
« on: February 04, 2020, 08:41:24 PM »
Hi Guy's has anybody use 1 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. Furring Strip Boards ? $2 compare to 6? for 1 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. pine Boards. Thanks Dennis

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / DCC Help!!!!
« on: January 26, 2020, 08:40:43 PM »
Hi Guy's, I was going through some engines I purchased a while back and I noticed that some say DCC ready!!!! Is there and benefit to DCC? and Can I run these on regular DC Control ? Is it a pain in the butt to convert to DCC and can you point me in the right direction? I see you guys talked about it here and there But I honestly could use a push to start DCC before track is layed. Thanks Guy's ......Dennis

General Information / 2x4 or 1x4
« on: December 01, 2019, 04:28:02 PM »
Well,  I went to lowes today for some stuff and I looked at the lumber. 2x4x8 are $2.62 and 1x4x8 are $6.82 each what do you guys use for your layout? That's quite the difference if you building a good size layout? Thinking of 12x20 and was wondering what to use? Or rip 3/4 plywood? Dennis

Thank you John Siekirk !!!!!!!

I almost gave up. My wife and I was in a horrific accident that almost took both of us on May 2017. ( ) We both suffered, My wife broke her ankle and her knee in two places and wrist and had to get a plate installed, and she hit the windshield. Me I broke 10 ribs and damaged to my nerve in neck that control's my hearing and swallowing. I had 9 operations so far trying to keep my esophagus (stricture) tube from losing it's normal function. I had to sleep in my recliner because of ribs couldn't lay flat. Life has been a big struggle when both lose income at the same time. My children stepped up and took control and kept us in our house and I cant be anymore prouder. Well any way I was talking with John through here and John understands and I felt a great relief there's more to life then sitting around and suffering. I told John I was thinking of giving up on modeling. I called a guy and he looked over everything and said I'll give you $ 5,000 for the lot. I laughed and said I got over 30 kits of FSM AND SRMW'S ALONE NEVERMIND EVEYTHING ELSE!!! 20 plus totes full,But after talking to John and family I'm gonna try to get going after Christmas and start building. I'll never build all but I will build some. Thank you John and the men and woman here, Honestly this site helped me decide. Thank's Dennis

Scratchbuilding / Whats the difference ?
« on: October 18, 2019, 10:42:28 AM »
Hi Guy's, What the difference between transfer tape that Jimmy sell's and masking tape? I never had the privilege of working with it yet. And I like to learn the benefits of transfer tape vs masking tape. Thanks Dennis

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