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Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« Reply #150 on: March 17, 2021, 01:50:10 PM »
Jerry,

Very nice start indeed. You have all the necessary tools right handy. I'm looking forward to this build.

Tom  ;D


Tom,


Thanks.  I learned about keeping my tools on hand and my steps in order by following your thread.


Jerry,

Good one, cause I can never find anything I need when I need it.  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« Reply #151 on: March 17, 2021, 02:16:47 PM »
Well, the only way I know to 'find my tools' is to have several of the most commonly used ones, so there's a reasonable chance I can find -1 of my 4- hammers :-) :-)

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Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« Reply #152 on: March 17, 2021, 07:52:32 PM »
Jerry,

Very nice start indeed. You have all the necessary tools right handy. I'm looking forward to this build.

Tom  ;D


Tom,


Thanks.  I learned about keeping my tools on hand and my steps in order by following your thread.


Jerry,

Good one, cause I can never find anything I need when I need it.  ;D ;D ;D

Tom  8)


You must be able to find them every once in a while.  Either that or you're able to build an amazing layout without using tools! ;D ;D ;D


PS:  If you can't find your level, check back through your thread.  I've seen lots of photos of it!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« Reply #153 on: March 17, 2021, 07:57:00 PM »
Well, the only way I know to 'find my tools' is to have several of the most commonly used ones, so there's a reasonable chance I can find -1 of my 4- hammers :-) :-)

dave


Dave,


I have more than one of several tools, and if I cannot find one, I probably cannot find the spares either.  That's why I try to pick up often and put the tools back where they belong.  The older I get, the harder it is to find any of the four hammers if I do not make it a point to clean up throughout any project, rather than waiting until the end when I have managed to misplace all four.
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Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« Reply #154 on: March 19, 2021, 08:44:03 AM »
Great start Jerry.....your neatness is putting some of us to shame.  ;D ;D ;D

Greg,

Trust me, when I am laying track it becomes somewhat of a mess.  Still, it is easy to pick up after because I have the cart and a set of old bookshelves under the yard portion of the layout.  I've found having some storage space helps keep the top of the layout cleaner.   This is a self defense mechanism because when it gets messy I cannot find my tools.  ;D


I really try to keep things in their proper places Jerry, but most of the time I get busy with building a structure, it looks like a smart bomb came in thru the window 5 minutes after I start.....but I still keep trying to stay organized.  ::)
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Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« Reply #155 on: March 19, 2021, 03:48:24 PM »
Great start Jerry.....your neatness is putting some of us to shame.  ;D ;D ;D

Greg,

Trust me, when I am laying track it becomes somewhat of a mess.  Still, it is easy to pick up after because I have the cart and a set of old bookshelves under the yard portion of the layout.  I've found having some storage space helps keep the top of the layout cleaner.   This is a self defense mechanism because when it gets messy I cannot find my tools.  ;D


I really try to keep things in their proper places Jerry, but most of the time I get busy with building a structure, it looks like a smart bomb came in thru the window 5 minutes after I start.....but I still keep trying to stay organized.  ::)


Greg,


I hear you!  Keeping the layout room organized is a piece of cake compared to keeping my modeling desk organized.  I use a couple old coffee cups with chipboard in the bottom of them to hold my knives, tweezers, etc.  Like you, though, shortly after I start I'm digging under walls, etc., trying to find my tools.  Either that, or the work space shrinks to the point where I cannot lay a wall flat.  That's when I stop and pick up everything and put the tools back so I can start over and make the same mess yet again.   ;D ;D
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Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« Reply #156 on: March 19, 2021, 04:03:30 PM »
My logic tells me that I need to lay the track in my yard next so that I can be certain everything fits as planned.  I have done a rough layout for the town on the south side of the room and I know I will have enough space (barely) to get the passing siding and tail track to fit.  Some compromise in the length of the tail track may be necessary, but this layout already has so many compromises in its track plan one more doesn't bother me.   That said, here is a shot of the end of the yard where it fits against the wall behind the door. 


Tracks are, from right to left in the photo.  Ulster & Delaware main coming through the tunnel.  This runs along the back wall and serves mostly as a visual prop.  The track to its left is the interchange track where the D&N picks up and drops its cars.  The next two stub end tracks are the extent of the D&N's yard tracks.  The front two tracks are the D&N runaround / passing tracks.  The short dead end off the second track from the table edge is the D&N caboose / passenger car track. 


The tunnel portal and retaining walls are where I believe they will end up, the foam is a few chunks just propped in place to give me an idea of how the scenery might come together.  Obviously the mountainside above the tunnel will rise well above the flat piece of foam now above the portal. 


The portal and retaining walls are from Woodland Scenics.  I shortened the height of the tunnel by about a half inch since I felt it was too tall for the scene.  Retaining walls were shortened and the left over pieces will be used as the shorter retaining walls further from the portal.  I laid the plaster castings flat on my shop bench and cut them carefully with a hacksaw.  There was some minor breakage toward the bottom of the cuts, these were in the back of the castings and a few passes over coarse sandpaper cleaned everything up.


None of the track is fastened in place.  I use a mix of old brass as well as new track to lay out what I envision to see how everything fits before anything is fastened in place.  The weights are just to hold everything in place as I add more pieces.   
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Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« Reply #157 on: March 19, 2021, 05:20:13 PM »
Hey Jerry: 

Looks like more progress. Keep the pics coming.

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Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« Reply #158 on: March 22, 2021, 09:28:48 AM »
Looks like the cows are taking care of. ;)   And you've spent some time at the RR.


Progress is a wonderful thing looking forward to the next post.


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Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« Reply #159 on: March 22, 2021, 10:34:21 AM »
Sorry, I have been delinquent in keeping upon the progress going on but I am back on the job. Things are moving along. Keep those photos coming. Looking good!

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