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Kit Building / Re: LaMont Camera by Fos
« on: Today at 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.


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

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.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday
« on: Today at 07:36:15 AM »
Wow, John, great photo.  Those are some impressive rocks.

Good morning to all, hope everyone manages to find some modeling time this weekend.

Layout Tours / Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« on: February 16, 2018, 03:27:23 PM »
Once I got my tables fastened together, I started thinking about an easy way to turn on my "Rube Goldberg" lighting.  My solution was to attach a power strip to one of the leg braces near the front of the layout.  Now it is not only to turn the lights on and off, I have a convenient place to plug in my Dremel, vacuum, and later the layout power. 

One reason I am building this layout is that several years ago I built a couple specific structures for Pepacton, NY.  I also purchased kits that are very similar to a couple other buildings, including the D&N station.  Unfortunately, no matter how hard I tried, I could not manage to squeeze room for Pepacton into the layout I designed for my unfinished cellar space.  Even though I am not modeling Pepacton specifically on this current layout, I will be using a couple of the structures.  I was digging through some old SD photo cards and came across a few photos I had taken of my version of the Pepacton Feed Store.  I thought I would share one here since IMO it is more interesting than most photos I have been posting to the thread.

Vehicle Modeling / Re: Chicago-Pneumatic Model 500 Compressor
« on: February 16, 2018, 09:44:12 AM »

There is currently a listing on ebay for a Maintenance Instructions & Parts List manual for a Chicago Pneumatic Model 500.  Attached is a link to the listing, as well as a couple photos I pulled from the listing.


I agree with everyone's comments.  The coloring of the bricks is great, and your interior details are coming along very well.  I hope this is going to be right near the front edge of your layout where viewers can really appreciate your craftsmanship. 

Layout Tours / Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« on: February 16, 2018, 09:20:17 AM »
I did some research online to see how other modelers fasten their track and roadbed to the surface of the layout.  Many modelers use white glue to hold the cork to the layout.  I considered using that method, but wasn't sure how well the white glue would bond with the foam.  The method I decided to use was to bond the roadbed to the foam was to use latex caulk.  Thus far, this has worked well, though I have found I need to use lots of weights to hold the cork in place while the caulk dries.  When I have had to move some of the already bonded cork roadbed, I have been able to slide a putty knife under the cork and separate it from the foam with only minor damage to the foam.

If you decide to use this method, be sure to buy the latex caulk and not the latex caulk with silicone added.

Layout Tours / Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« on: February 16, 2018, 09:18:41 AM »

I'm really enjoying your thread - your layout is really looking great. I will be following your progress.


Thanks for following along, and your nice comment. 

Layout Tours / Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« on: February 16, 2018, 09:09:00 AM »
I mentioned earlier that I envision using these modules as part of an ongoing process toward constructing a layout.  I want to include at least basic staging so I laid out a track along the backdrop.  Then I added a passing siding to the first track.  My idea is to use structures and a low hill to somewhat block the view of the staging track.  These tracks are not really accessible with the three modules I am working on now, but rather part of the master plan. 

Since I wanted this track to be less noticeable, I laid it directly on the foam.  By doing this, I needed a way to transition from the foam to the cork roadbed.  After a little thought, I decided one way to do this would be to use wood shingles, since they already feature a nice long taper.  I had purchased purchased wood shingles for a project several years ago, and saved the ones I did not use. 

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday Feb. 16
« on: February 16, 2018, 08:25:37 AM »
Good morning. 

Nice photos today.

Yesterday's high here was in the mid 50's, it's rainy and foggy this morning with temps falling thru the day into the teens tonight.  If variety is the spice of life, mine must be really spicy, weatherwise at least.

Layout Tours / Re: Delaware & Northern Construction version 1.0
« on: February 15, 2018, 08:49:45 AM »

Thanks for looking in and your nice comment.

It should go without saying, but I'll say it anyway; I'll be watching the next phase of the A&S construction.

Rolling Stock / Re: Extreme Bachmann Hopper Bash
« on: February 15, 2018, 08:46:34 AM »

Your paint and weathering really complement the craftsmanship of your build.  I look forward to seeing more of your modeling in the future.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Happy Thursday
« on: February 15, 2018, 08:44:51 AM »
Good morning.

Unseasonably warm here today.  That means I need to go back outside and catch up on some items I have neglected due to the cold. 

Hopefully, some more track laying on the D&N this evening.

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