How is everyone doing

texasdon Jul 22, 2005

  1. texasdon

    texasdon E-Mail Bounces

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    Hi everyone,

    Its been a while since I had a chance to log onto the train board and see what is happening. Things have been really busy at work, and I have been doing some business and vacation travel.

    My home layout is progressing well. The track is all laid and I can operate trains.

    My daughter is painting the backdrop. Its a little more spectacular than conventional wisdom would suggest is appropriate for a model railroad, but she is really excited and doing it before she leaves for college. I have decided that I like it, so I am not going to worry about conventional wisdom. I need to nag her into finishing before she leaves for college (out of state) in about a month.

    I have completed two buildings for the layout, both from Lehigh Valley kits. I have a grain mill and a lumber yard ready to go when the backdrop is finished. I am also working on a third building, a factory.

    I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.
     
  2. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome Back!!!!!!!

    Let's see some photo of how it looks so far...

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  3. Greg Elems

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    Hey Don, good to hear from you. Glad you are still working on the layout. I've been working a lot myself and bouncing back and forth from days to graveyard shift. Sure goofs the system up. If you get a chance, post some shots of the back drop at least. Great way of including the family.

    Cheers,
    Greg
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hi Don!

    Glad you're still with us! [​IMG] Look forward to seeing some pictures of your progress.

    What did you finally choose for the layout plan? Still close to what it was when we last talked here?

    :D

    Boxcab E50
     
  5. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    I'll take a handpainted work of art from my daughter over any conventional image any day of the week. Years from now you will have it with you as a great memento of her involvement in the layout. I hope we get to see pics of it when it's done.
     
  6. texasdon

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    I need to take a few digital photos of the backdrop and post them. Now that it is finished (my daughter completed it this weekend), it really looks good. She did a great job and I am really happy she did it for me.

    I ended up with a large duck-under loop with some industrial sidings, an island to a small town, and a small yard. Its very much like the ideas we discussed a couple of years ago.

    Need to get to a meeting now. More in the coming days and weeks.
     
  7. Stourbridge Lion

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  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Great! Looking forward to your coming posts!

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    Boxcab E50
     

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