New layout construction has started

jasonboche Mar 3, 2016

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    Love the fact you include them in the process, the hobby needs young people
     
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    At the gym and I get this message. Love these kids.

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    Red Rock Northern model railroad update 7-16-17

    The blue paint used on the backdrop was only $9/gallon. One of the activities that the kids and I love to do is go have an adventure at the big box store. Every time we go we look in the paint section for "Oops Paint" which is deeply discounted. If we find a color we can use for the railroad, it goes in the cart. It sure beats choosing a custom color and having that paint created - much more expensive. Unfortunately we learned a tough lesson over the winter when we found out 3 gallons of our Oops Paint froze in the garage over the winter and is shot. Glad it happened with the Oops Paint and not custom color paint though!

     
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    A few quick updates for Thursday evening.

    All 19 Tortoise switch machines are in, wired, and working. I still have about 10 extra machines left from my old layout so I will keep those for spares, a 2nd deck, or perhaps future layout. I had to do a little benchwork surgery to get two of the machines in as the throwbars rested directly on top of a joist. It wasn't easy modifying the benchwork but I got it done in one evening and it was easier than fooling around with over complicated linkage. I made an idiot move by running the 12 volt DC power bus under the turnouts instead of at the front of the fascia where the switches go. So a little extra bell wire wasted on most of the switches but I'm not going to sweat it.
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    Construction has started in a new Walters Prairie Co-Op kit to replace the Walthers grain elevator which is just too big for this layout. I'll have to sell it. If you are interested in it let me know otherwise it will go up on the auction site. [​IMG]
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    Lastly, the first round of my auctions to thin out my collection all sold and were shipped out early this week. Several locomotives, rolling stock, and two Walthers ore docks.

    Busy weekend coming up so probably not a lot of progress will be made the next few days. I'll actually keep working on the new grain elevator as I want to get that in soon. I'll try to start painting it tomorrow.


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