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Kit Building / Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« on: Today at 07:38:19 AM »

Looks great!  I really like the "down south" look the brick piers give the store. 


Nice save!  Great job re-working and finishing up this caboose. 


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

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tues 2/20
« on: Today at 07:30:38 AM »
Good morning,

Running errands this morning, forecast calls for temperatures in the mid-60's today and tomorrow.  Is it really February?

Layout Tours / Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« on: February 19, 2018, 08:29:30 AM »

Not that I don't enjoy watching the ovaliz increase in height, but I'm really looking forward to the top shelf of the A&S. 

Kit Building / Re: LaMont Camera by Fos
« on: February 19, 2018, 08:24:03 AM »

This has really come together nicely.  I like the trick with the blue tape, I'm gonna have to borrow that.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday - National Buy-a-Mattress Day
« on: February 19, 2018, 08:20:01 AM »
Good morning!

Nice photos Dave & Dan.

The track gang on the D&N is still at it.  Fortunately, there's only a few hundred ties to go to finish up this section of the railroad.   

Layout Tours / Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« on: February 18, 2018, 10:12:01 AM »
I mentioned when describing the track planning that I had drawn the center line for the track onto the painted foam using the paper template.   I bonded the cork with the adhesive keeping it centered on the line.  This made it easy to align the track, as long as it is centered on the cork, everything fits as planned.  Once the cork was bonded in place, I used a sanding block with some 80 grit paper to sand the cork so that it was at a uniform height. 

First I would locate any turnouts, or other critical pieces, like the joints where the tables separate.  I would use some track nails to hold those pieces in place temporarily and measure and cut the adjacent tracks to length.  Once all pieces for one section were cut, I would test fit everything in place and make sure I had it as precise as possible. 

After that, I would lay it aside, lay down a bead of the latex caulk on the cork, spread the caulk thinly with a putty knife, then lay the track in place.  I would secure the track using track nails, most of which went back into the original holes I had made when test fitting everything.  After that, lots of weights and wait for the caulk to dry. 

Layout Tours / Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« on: February 18, 2018, 09:59:47 AM »
The track gang has been busy, though there is still a long way to go before they will be done. 

I used three different methods to cut the track.  My favorite, and the fastest is to use the Xuron flush cutting pliers.  The drawback is that only one side cuts flush.  The other side of the cut is jagged and the rail has to be cut again to make the ends square. 

The Dremel requires a steady hand to get a clean vertical and square cut.  If done right, both ends of the cut rails do not need a second cut to be ready to be used. 

I used the Zona saw and miter box for one specific cut where I needed both rails to fit together exactly and the Dremel would have removed too much material, ditto the Xuron. 

I used the triangular file to nick the tops of the rail to mark the cut location.  I used the flat file to square the ends of the rail if necessary, and also to remove any burrs caused by the cut. 

Not pictured in this photo because I was wearing them are my safety glasses.  Obviously, when using the Dremel, safety glasses are a necessity.  I wear them when cutting with the Xuron pliers, too, short cutoff rail ends fly fast and in unpredictable directions.  In fact, I usually put them on when I start working on the layout, and leave them on until I stop.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday February 18
« on: February 18, 2018, 06:48:28 AM »
Good morning.

We only got 4" of snow here overnight, and not a snowplow to be seen yet.  In spite of that, or maybe because of that, the track crew already had their coffee and is on the job laying new rail on the D&N.

Kit Building / Re: John H. Murray & Son Coal Dealership
« on: February 18, 2018, 06:44:56 AM »

I sure hope you bought those nails a keg at a time and not by the pound! 

Kit Building / Re: LaMont Camera by Fos
« on: February 17, 2018, 10:35:31 AM »
Oh...first added internal bracing to prevent future sagging. The roof, not me. That train left the station. 🤪


Are you trying to tell us that you have some special anti-aging DNA? 

I have been following (even though I haven't commented for a while) and it is going together very nicely, like your color combo, and the contrast between the store front and the rear addition.  Adding lots of ventilation for the darkroom is a nice touch of realism.


Wow!  The flooring, both wood and brick, looks so real it knocks me out every time I check your progress.  That is going to be one awesome shop.

Scratchbuilding / Re: My winter project - Oakley Street Chicago
« on: February 17, 2018, 07:41:59 AM »

I'm just catching up with your progress.  Wonderful modeling, and I really enjoy the way you weave the history into the thread. 

Layout Tours / Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« on: February 17, 2018, 07:38:44 AM »
Good looking feed store Jerry..... 8)

Thank you, Greg.  Compliments are always welcome!

I'm planning to find some time to work on the layout today, and maybe post an update.

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