MODELING It's Friday, July 22nd 2016: Weekend Modeling Plans

Jim Wiggin Jul 22, 2016

  1. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Wow, it's only 7:16 in the morning and just typing this, I'm sweating... It's hot and humid, very humid here in the Midwest. This weekend throughout the country, will be a heat wave. So what better way to beat the heat than to stay indoors and work on some model railroad projects.

    I have a very busy weekend ahead of me. Recent events have forced me to be away the following weekends before the prototype meet in St. Louis next month, so my loving wife to be, Angela is giving me an entire weekend to be left alone so I can get a lot done on my modules. I knew there was a reason I should marry her.

    During the week, I installed a tile floor, walls and doors into my Butler office building. I'm not going super scale here but since the building is so close to everyone's eyes, I wanted to at least get a floor plan with walls to eliminate the hollow building look.

    The other night I tried Tru-Color's brick and was extremely pleased with the results. I need to make some mortar wash for the exterior, paint the window and door frames, finish the roof and paint it then paint the interior before calling it good enough for the layout.

    The modules will need a laundry list of items done before weekends end. Mainly fix up and re-paint the concrete area where the rail is embedded, fix one sticky turnout, install a new switch machine, fix another, static grass application, well you get the point. So I'm hoping for a quiet weekend where I can get as much as I can done and ready for the show because when I return, I will only have four days to prepare.

    So how about you? What do you have in the works for this weekend? Let us know with an image or two. We'll come back on Monday the 25th and see how we all did. Until then, have a great and productive weekend, stay cool and...

    High Greens!
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  2. Philip H

    Philip H TrainBoard Member

    if all goes well, I'll finish packing up the layout supplies, crate the furniture, and be all set to depart the National Capitol Region for the Gulf coast early next week. We'll see . . . . .
  3. HOexplorer

    HOexplorer TrainBoard Supporter

    Shay working. Jim
    Oooops! Wrong thread. Anyway, this weekend I will be planning for yet another layout. Back to the desert I'm thinking. Jim
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  4. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Supporter

    Gonna be hot this weekend -- so, I think I may work on my bridge replacement project. Finish off my friends passenger depot. And - try and stay cool.

    Ya'll have an outstanding weekend,
  5. WPZephyrFan

    WPZephyrFan TrainBoard Member

    Unfortunately, I have a mandatory safety meeting on Sunday. Not looking forward to it. May do something Saturday afternoon, we'll see.
  6. Rocket Jones

    Rocket Jones TrainBoard Member

    I got my track painted this week and Caboose throws installed (all except one... need some wire), so I'll be doing some more "test" running and start in on ballast. I found a freight house kit I forgot I had, so that should help keep me busy.
  7. Mr. SP

    Mr. SP Passed away August 5, 2016 In Memoriam

    A cool weekend here on the west coast. Only fixin to get to around 22C or so. Sure feel for you guys in the east.
    Will be working on the crack in the trainroom floor. Last winter we had so much rain the basement leaked and got my train room wet.
    No damage to the railroad as it has no legs and is four feet off the floor.
    Now to get the room back together.
  8. Kitbash

    Kitbash TrainBoard Supporter

    Tomorrow AM and Sunday will be some train time. On benchwork, I hope to clean up and brace the legs where I haven't yet done so. Also want to put some time on the bridge project. I've photo-copied #6 left and right turn-outs, glued them to thin card board. Hope to cut the cardboard mock-ups and do some full scale planning on the staging yard.
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Repairing the base on my magnifying light, again. :mad: Then hopefully another coupler conversion, and.....

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