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 Posted: Wed Jul 5th, 2017 12:16 am
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Making progress on the rail truck.  I remember reading somewhere that the Galloping Goose (gooses? geese? gander?) were clad in aluminum and as they rolled down the track some of the clading would flap in the wind.  Regardless I clad the cargo box in aluminum made from the top of a serving pan.  Since the NI&E has a mail contract I added lettering 'United States Mail'.



The cab still needs a roof.



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 Posted: Sat Jul 8th, 2017 05:19 am
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Found a copy of The Gilpin Gold Tram, Colorado's unique narrow-gauge by Ferrell for $15 and it should arrive in about 10 days.

Even though I'm modeling the area around eastern California & western Nevada around the Death Valley area The Gilpin can provide inspiration on the equipment they used since it was also a two foot gauge line.

Here's a little information about Skidoo in Death Valley: http://cali49.com/mojave/2015/12/8/skidoo-death-valley-cal



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 Posted: Sun Jul 9th, 2017 06:06 am
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Went to the Great Train Show in Pomona today and met up with my son, Mike, and his wife, Amiee.  They're putting in a G scale layout in the backyard.  Told him about Freerails and trying to get him to go with battery power.

The show was a little smaller this time; not as many vendors or layouts.  Sitill managed to find a few goodies: a Shinohara #4 switch new-in-the-box for $3, package of brass track for $2 (just using it to help with planning out the next extension), 3 N scale tank cars $5, 1 HO tank car $4, and 2 HO cast metal underframes $1.

I think that I can use the metal frames for flatcars.  The HO tank car will be used somehow for fuel or water, and the same with the N scale tank cars.  The switch will get used on the planned extension since I'm lousy at handlaying track.  I'll remove a few ties, and after it's painted and ballasted you'll never know the difference.




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 Posted: Tue Jul 18th, 2017 02:25 am
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Encountered a few problems with the rail truck.  The truck requires a high voltage to get started.  More voltage than the Li-Po battery can supply.  Also, while fooling with the truck I managed to short out the board in a puff of smoke.  Got a new, and much better, RC car to use. 

I re-powered the trolley truck with a 20 RPM motor.  Looking at the truck there are some reducing gears.  Probably to overcome the high voltage required to get the thing started.

In testing out the rail truck it took about 13 minutes for it to go one foot!  That's about one-third mile per hour.  Talk about counting the ties!  So, a 200 RPM motor has been ordered.



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 Posted: Tue Jul 18th, 2017 02:34 am
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Puff of smoke, must have been a diesel. Grins.



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 Posted: Tue Jul 18th, 2017 03:31 am
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Wasn't planning on adding a smoke unit.

Note to self:  Insulate bare wires BEFORE plugging in battery!  :bang:



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 Posted: Thu Jul 20th, 2017 05:45 pm
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While trolling for 1/35 scale figures I came across this:


1/35 Machine Gun Girls

https://www.bnamodelworld.com/model-figures-modelkasten-mk-f-3-1:35-machine-gun-girls-3-figures?zenid=d3c95a9a4e56f806de22a619882c23d0


A little pricey but something to add to my wish list.

BNA Model World also carries other female figures. 

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 Posted: Fri Jul 21st, 2017 01:32 am
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Stained the frame of the layout and put some polyacrylic on to help preserve the wood.

The vacant pad on the right is where the mining office goes.  Just need to put some lettering on it. The vacant spot left rear is where a small station will go (once I get it built). Next on the list is an outhouse.

This I'll make it out of corrugated tin. Hey, you gotta have a few outhouses for the local population.





Any progress is good progress.

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 Posted: Sun Jul 23rd, 2017 05:55 am
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The Roundhouse Gang Model Railroad Club put on a swap meet today at the Old Santa Fe Railroad station in San Bernardino.

Picked a few things.  Two rerailers, two Atlas Custom-Line switches, a pair of doors (about 5'6" in 1/35 scale), and some figures ranging from 5'6" to 6'3", and what looks to me like a mule.



The rerailers I'll cut down in length and use them as short connecting tracks between each section of layout.  The Atlas switches will have several ties removed, and then painted.  Once ballasted and some of the ties buried in dirt you'll never know the difference.  The figures I got for a buck each; not a bad deal at all.



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 Posted: Sun Jul 23rd, 2017 02:34 pm
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Hi Michael :wave:



AWESOME progress ! :thumb:



Your outdoor photography is great with REAL sun.

U.S. Mail No.59 looks like a nice addition to the roster.

Genuineee aluminium siding as well. :)



The first layout section looks AWESOME outdoors in the 'California Sunshine' as well.

I'd be playin' the Beach Boys outside here, if it would warm up & stop raining for 5 mins. ;)

The structures are  T:cool::cool:   C:cool::cool:L  as well !!



I am altogether very envious :f: of your first running section Michael.

I gotta get some track down & some damn paint splashed about ...

... am such a slow coach though. :slow:



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



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