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Layout Tours / Re: MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILROAD - WESTERN DIVISION
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:30:10 PM »
Frank,

Great find on the "bobber" and fantastic job on the repairs.

Tom ;D

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Layout Tours / Re: 2015 Narrow Gauge Convention Layout Tours - Houston, TX
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:28:49 PM »
John,

Wonderful views of all the layouts. Thank you very much taking the time to post them for the rest of us.

Tom ;D

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Dioramas / Re: The M-K & Eastern RR, a layout made of dioramas, sort of....
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:26:55 PM »
Graffen,

Not sure how I missed this the first time around. Wow, beautiful structures and back ground painting. Looking forward to following along.

Tom ;D

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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:24:18 PM »
After doing that, may not be any plywood left in central Fla for a few days. Outstanding work. Extreme precision in planning and execution, Tom.

You know, I just realized I need more plywood.

Thank you for the kind compliment on the layout work. It is going to be fun.

Tom ;D

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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:22:09 PM »
And Kevlar vests so the train doesn't hit us like a bullet?


Curt,

Don't give Greg any ideas. He may show up one day with a bullet train. 8) 8)


Tom ;D

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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:21:02 PM »
Ohhh.....I have a feeling we're going to be running trains on the third level before too long.  Question - will safety helmets with face shields be required when Greg is running a train on the third level?   :P


Wait a minute Bob.....I haven't sent trains flying off the track since all the fun I used to have with the old Lionel trains when I was a kid.....and we all know that was a loooooong time ago.  ;D ;D ;D

P.S. - I'll provide the hard hats.  ;)


Well sir, there is always that first and only time. Not to worry though, The Judge and I have run a few off the no bridge area and survived.

Tom ;D

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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:19:10 PM »
Ohhh.....I have a feeling we're going to be running trains on the third level before too long.  Question - will safety helmets with face shields be required when Greg is running a train on the third level?   :P


Bob,

We are definitely going to need to keep our friend on a short leash. I've learned to keep out of the way when Gregory is at the throttle. 8) 8)


Tom ;D

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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:17:03 PM »
Tom,

I guess that's enough track for a start, aren't you afraid you might run out?


Jerry,

For a start yes, I'll need another 10+ bundles at minimum. I don't want to run out when track laying.

Tom ;D

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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:15:26 PM »
Looking good Tom! That's some stash of infrastructure supplies. I hope to come visit soon.


John


John,

Appreciate you stopping by and checking in. I need more stash actually. But a little at a time.

Come anytime you are in the area. I should have something for you by the end of next week. :P


Tom ;D

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Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:13:05 PM »
Tom,


Sweet, Can't wait to see the progress on level three. Knowing that your posts lag behind your actual build, you are probably half way around the room by now! Looking forward to see this all tie together. Should be awesome like everything else you do. Keep up the great work my friend.


Frank / Erieman


Frank,

Thanks for stopping by. I have a couple small projects going and need to finish them. Ah, heck they just multiply and never seem to stop coming. Take a deep breath Tom, all will go as planned. ;D ;D


Tom ;D

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Kit Building / Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:07:47 PM »
This is the real estate site where the structure will be placed. Looks like I'll need to rework the dirt road.






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Kit Building / Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« on: February 20, 2018, 05:53:13 PM »
Beautiful modeling Tom. Another top notch building for the A&S.


Curt,

Thank you my friend. I'm happy you like it and I'm glad you got a chance to see it in person this past Saturday.

Tom ;D

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Kit Building / Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« on: February 20, 2018, 05:51:43 PM »
Another excellent build Tom.....well done.  8)


Greg,

Thank you Butty, much appreciated. It was sure a fun build.

Tom ;D

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Kit Building / Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« on: February 20, 2018, 05:50:19 PM »
First rate job! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻


Dave,

Thank you for the very nice compliment on the build. Honestly, I just trying to keep up with your excellent modeling.

Tom ;D

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Kit Building / Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« on: February 20, 2018, 05:47:13 PM »
If you choose to follow the original instructions, you will end up with a great looking country store/post office.

The kit has so many possibilities and I tried to include them all in my build.

I spent a great amount of time studying the picture and made as many changes to the kit to resemble the original structure.

I added the horizontal bead board on the front of the store wall, the ban boards on the bottom of each of the four walls. I also added the full exterior rafters next to the peaked front and rear walls, full exterior rafters to the edge of the roof and 38 rafter tails.

The chimneys were modified to represent the original chimneys by drilling a 9/64 hole in the brick columns and then shaped and sanded at the top. I added two roof vent stacks and a repair patch on the roof.

The front doors were modified and recessed into the front wall to accommodate the screen doors. The screen doors were framed with scale 2x2's and fit over the recessed doors.

Jeff will send the screen doors if the modeler wants to go that route. Actually the store and post office need the screen doors to look like the picture.

All the other stuff I mentioned is fluff I added to my model but makes all the difference. All the changes I made can be accomplished a little added expense. The screen material is cheap and the goose neck light is an extra. BTW, I didn't get the goose neck from Slim, I used his parts to make mine.

Anyway, this is a kit you can't loose on. It is simple yet elegant. Character just doesn't describe the look when finished.

This kit is a must if you like a well designed little country post office. Jeff hit this one out of the park.

I certainly appreciate Jeff letting me build this one for the forum.

Now call Jeff and get yours.

Tom ;D

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