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 Posted: Tue Nov 29th, 2016 04:17 am
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Woodie is the man. :glad:

I have found the site is not really all that unfriendly to smart phones. Sometimes the text editor glitches, but closing Chrome and reopening it fixes that problem.

Charles, I am going to have a few tank cars on the On30 layout, for water and turpentine. I have one of the Wiseman 4-wheel tank car kits which I think will be used in conjunction with the "other" still. I have a crazy notion to have that still a ways from the "main" line with a spur out to the still - the still operators don't cotton much to outsiders, even if their boss is in business with them, so the train crew has to uncouple the tank car and the still crew brings out their own little gas critter to pull it out to the still, fill it, and pull it back to the "main line".

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 Posted: Sun Dec 11th, 2016 02:47 am
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Made some progress on the Kringle residence today.  I will finish the octagonal tower roof and apply the peak caps and valley flashing tomorrow, then finish the reindeer barn.
This is the first model railroad structure I attempted.  Be gentle.
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Wow! Five mooses - I am dumbstruck!  
Thanks, Si!
I made the executive decision today to just use snow on the peaks and valleys, since this structure will only be used on the Christmas layout.  I see no real good reason to add caps and flashing only to cover them with snow anyway, and I gain a couple of valuable hobbying hours to work on another project.
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 Posted: Tue Dec 13th, 2016 06:27 pm
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The O gauge Christmas layout progresses.  At this rate, it may be completed by New Year's Day.
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Hi Rick :wave:

Nice track !

Lance Mindheim would LOVE IT !!
1 switch & TWO crossings ... N I C E !

The railbus 'shuttle line' looks C O O L !

Santa & clone, sweating it out in all that red & white garb, are going nowhere FAST though...
...reminds me of passing out on the 'Circle Line' in Central London, after some festive beverages...
...oh well, when you wake up, only a few more stops to go ! ;)

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Thanks, Si!
The Polar Oscillating Light Express and the Santa and Mrs. Claus are transformer-dependent, whereas the Berkshire and the Alco are LionChief.  I could wire blocks with multiple transformers set at a voltage that will power the LC locos (they start at 9v) and still not be too high for the trolley and handcar, which both haul a$$ at 18v Fastrack wallwart power.
So instead of all that work for a layout that is coming down in two weeks or so, I have transformers on the trolley line and the handcar track.  The handcar loop is going to be elevated above a section of the main layout - I haven't quite figured out where just yet.L:
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" The handcar loop is going to be elevated above a section of the main layout "

Sounds cool !

If you get a slotcar set for Christmas...
...you could do the chase from 'The French Connection' in miniature !!

Sorry, didn't realize Mrs.Claus was helping out on the handcar...
...obviously useful to have around ! ;)

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I have a sort of "slotless" slot car track set - an "As Seen On TV" toy set  but it's fun, and my grandson has one, too.
I worked out the elevation with only one vertical clearance problem - I gently derailed the Alco. A few bits of 3/16" foam board and I'm golden.  I will dig out a few trestles, wrap the boxes as gifts, and I think that will do it for the Handcar El.
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I made a few tunnels and hills to support the handcar track.
The low spot has been raised.

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