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OleSmokey Aug 11, 2018

  1. country joe

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    Hi Dan, I'm glad I found you here at trainboard. I see that you have moved into a house and have a train room. That is very good news. I look forward to following your progress on your layout. I have a layout thread in the O scale forum.
     
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    Glad to see you around!! Been a long time. Still at it. Hope you are safe from the storm down there!!! I will check out your forum! Bet you have done a lot since i saw you last.
     
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    I have been busy on the trestle over the span above the new section of the layout. Its about 10 or so inches long. I still have two more bents to build. I rebuilt the trestle over the falls area and i have about half of the other trestle in that switchback area of the falls done. Have shots and one of the trestle i used as a guide. I should have the trestle ready to put on my desk and then finish the reinforcement of the trestle and stain. I will also need to finish the plaster before i can place the bridge back into place. Lots of things going on. Some i don't have pictures yet, but will get them up soon. Smoke
     

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    I am on the east coast of Florida, far away from the hurricane. It was just a normal day today.

    It's good to see you still working on the layout. You are doing a very nice job.
     
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    I ran out of air so to the store i go... I shot a couple of shots with the stain on the one side. Also i was able to finish the plaster but for a couple of places. Looks so much better now. Later, Smoke
     

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    The trestle looks great!
     
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    I took a break from the trestles and worked on the houses. I think that the rains and humidity in the home have warped the houses. Not to sure what i am going to do yet. I might have to take them apart and add more stiffeners to them.I ran out of windows and had three doors left out of the two packages i had Micron art brand. Found one but need around 3 of them to finish the windows. There made of brass. Have a couple of shots below. Smoke
     

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    I have been a bit busy this week. Chasing parts and having fun with the layout. It is starting to take shape. Have all three trestles finished. Will be placing them on the layout soon. Couple of other things still before i install them in place. Have some shots of the work. Smoke
     

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  10. country joe

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    Looking very good, Smoke. Very nice work.
     
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    I got the base coat on the new plaster, both sections and all three trestles done and installed on the layout. Housing is next. Then it will be time to try some cars on the track! Yahoo!! Shots below Smoke
     

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    You are making excellent progress, Dan. It looks very good.
     
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    Still have a way to go. Hope to try and run some trains this weekend. Have a few shots of the waterfall,(still white), And the trestles. I have all but three turnouts done and have 3-4 power connections to get finished first. Shots below, Smoke
     

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    It looks great, Dan. You are really moving on this, making excellent progress.
     
  15. OleSmokey

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    Thanks! I hope it will when done. I got my shelf installed and have the dcc unit set up but ran into a few issues with reversed wiring so am hunting them out. Have 9 of the 14 turnouts working. They had a need to be cleaned up so they would all work. At first i only had 3 or 4 that worked. It sat for 2 years plus with the dust and humid conditions before i started it up. I hope the rest will be easier so i don't have to tear up all the track. Have a shot of the new control panel. See you later, Smoke
     

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  16. mtntrainman

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    Hope those turnouts clean up well for ya !! (y)(y)(y)(y)(y)
     
  17. country joe

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    Dust and humidity will gum things up but fortunately it's an easy though tedious fix. The little control panel looks good.
     
  18. OleSmokey

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    I have been busy with my family, three of them. Still not sure about them but one is having some hope for recovery. I did do a bit of work on the layout. I did the second coat of water on the waterfall area and made the falls so i need to finish it and that will be ready. I also made some changes on the new section as i just didn't like it so i made 3 changes and plaster is dry. I will be doing another coat yet to make it better. Have shots below, Smoke
     

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    Looking good, Smoke. Nice work.
     
  20. OleSmokey

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    My brother in law is out of the hospital. He will need rehab for awhile. No smoking, no drinking and less family around so he will be with his aunt. She will see he eats better. I worked on the layout today for awhile. First and Second coats of Spackle plaster on the mountains. Mostly likely will need another coat. Shots below, Smoke
     

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