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 Posted: Fri Mar 17th, 2017 05:03 pm
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Finished #6 and fixed #5!!!

My plan needs 6 turnouts to complete the main loop, so that part is done. Next is to acquire some lumber and start building the new layout.

But I'm giving myself a break from that right now and working on an old Walthers passenger coach kit I got a few months back, shouldn't be long before I'm back on the layout!!!

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 Posted: Fri Mar 17th, 2017 05:15 pm
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As a side note, my sympathies on the kidney stones.  I have had two small ones.  It definitely expands one's pain scale.
I haven't had much time to work on my layout lately.  I am in On30 and lurk on this forum because Si assigned me as the moderator due to On30 at least being 1/4" scale.
But I spent a good deal of time years ago in standard gauge.
In fact, your mentioning a passenger car needing attention, I have a LaBelle wood combine that I barely got started decades ago.  It would be a nice display model if I got it completed.
I need to find trucks, though.
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Reg,

I bought a pair of MTH trucks to go under this car, part number is:

MTH 20-89014 2-Rail Heavyweight Passenger Car 6-Wheel Truck Set (2)

Around $30 I believe.

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I hadn't thought of checking out MTH.  I used to use Kemtron.  Long gone now.
I would need two axle trucks, early 20th century vintage.
I will check them out.
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Good luck Reg!

You may want to visit the Train Model Journal forum, there's a bunch of old hands there that may have what you're looking for.

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Bob D wrote: Good luck Reg!

You may want to visit the Train Model Journal forum, there's a bunch of old hands there that may have what you're looking for.

BobD

Thanks, Bob.  Conversely, I may have to visit a psychiatrist to try and figure out why on earth I launched on a kitchen remodel.
Which is why I haven't commented much lately.  Just no modeling activity going on a-tall.
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Reg H wrote: Bob D wrote: Good luck Reg!

You may want to visit the Train Model Journal forum, there's a bunch of old hands there that may have what you're looking for.

BobD

Thanks, Bob.  Conversely, I may have to visit a psychiatrist to try and figure out why on earth I launched on a kitchen remodel.
Which is why I haven't commented much lately.  Just no modeling activity going on a-tall.
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I was going to do the same thing, but my daughter and family are coming home from Sicily in a couple of weeks and will be staying with me until they find a house.  Felt like it wouldn't be a good time to have the place torn up with 3 extra people in the house!

I'm giving the turnouts a rest and started on an old Walthers coach kit, one of several projects I have had for the past few months.

Here's a photo of the real car:



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Bob:
Yes, you need projects to age just a bit.  Time to give the turnouts a rest. :)

Believe me, you don't want to tear up your kitchen at any time, but with house guests...I can't even imagine.

My advice on a kitchen remodel is to add a couple of months rent on an apartment to the cost of the project.  There is only so much one can do with the grill, microwave and crockpot. We have spent a lot of money eating out. And washing dishes in the bath tub gets old very rapidly, like after just once.

I am inspired to restart work on my label combine. But only after my shop is re-habilitated. Which won't happen until after the kitchen is finished.

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Reg,

1st good thing is I paid my house off in January!!!

2nd good thing is I have an old house (1943) with a small kitchen, maybe 8x12. Heck, my O-scale layout's bigger than that!

It'll still cost, but not as much, unless I decide to knock out a wall and make it bigger.

Also plan on tearing out an old chimney and putting down new carpet.

If my daughter gets a big house maybe I can live with her while they gut my kitchen. I could also get some old cloth wiring pulled out but that would mean redoing the drywall.

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Houses still with cloth covered wire?? That's a project needs doing!
However good to hear you have got rid of your mortgage Bob.
I had old wiring in my house when I bought it but had it all replaced as soon as I could. They just pulled the new wiring through with the old wiring on most cases.
Look forward to seeing more when you can get to it. I'm busy doing repairs to the platforms at the moment as well as getting the electrics done on the HO indoors. The sooner I can ignore the underside of the layout the better. :>)

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