T.H.E.R.R. Reborn!

mtntrainman Jul 9, 2012

  1. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Well, George, it sounds like an exciting RR adventure! Getting the younger son to do the wires is a smart move, too! :)

    A question for you, how does the track hold up with the cold/hot changes?
     
  2. mtntrainman

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    Its Unitrack. I know people report unitrack expanding and contractiong in extreme temp swings like any other track. If its contracting because of the cold...its sure not affecting operations :)
     
  3. Grey One

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    Ya, I have the same problem, oh, wait, you mean the N Scale locos. K, sorry. :)
    Best wishes for a wondrous 2013.
     
  4. paperkite

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    George,
    Having just read most of your thread and chuckling to my self, I am in almost the same condition and age ( 63 ) that you are. Just retired , 100% disabled, heart attacks , stents, packmaker full on, diabetes , arthritus ( not RA ) and living in the snow belt North Idaho. I can attest to the trials and tribulations you are / were going thru , but the love of rail roading and staying occupied by something we enjoy doing is a must eh ? I really like the idea of a motor home , like of what my avaition unit in Nam was called " Air Moble " , to wit: start it up and fly away ! Best wishes for the new year and happy " motoring " !!!
    Paul
     
  5. mtntrainman

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    LMAO...yup...got that problem too ! A few cups of coffee and a few laps around the inside of the house and I MIGHT feel like going outside.
     
  6. mtntrainman

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    Getting old suxs...LOL
     
  7. nscalerone

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    AMEN to that!! (lol)
     
  8. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welllllllllll....

    Health issues have me on 'restricted duty' by doctors orders...and THE Wife is the enforcer !! But A little progress has been made. Got some ballasting done and decided to put the country school down in the turnaround area. WE think it came out ok so far. I have to finish the parking lot on the right and the 'bus lane' on the left. Will be putting in chainlink fench to keep the kids in the playground. Going to get some playground equiptment and some kids playing of course. Some basic curbing and sidewalks and it should be good to go.

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  9. maxairedale

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    Hi George,

    Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well.

    The work does look good.

    Gary
     
  10. SleeperN06

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    Hi George, I haven’t been on for a while and had a lot to catch up on, but just wanted to say I hope you feel better. Everything is looking so dam good.
    I have 3 more years before I can retire and I sure hope I’ll have the strength then to build a layout like you have. :)
     
  11. mtntrainman

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    Thnxs Gary...

    Had another heart attack earlier this month. Am doing better. They went in and threw in a couple stents this time. THE Wife is keeping tabs on me and wont let me do to much right now. But I explained to her that...the trains are 'therapy'. :)

     
  12. mtntrainman

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    Thnxs Johnny...

    I'm happy some others are enjoying what we are building. Its admittedly not as great or super detailed as some guys build...but it is nice to get compliments on it none the less. :)
     
  13. SleeperN06

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    I have to say that I can’t do that supper stuff, My eyes are going bad and I have to take pictures then blow them up on the computer screen to see what I’ve done. I finally started up again on a diorama that I started two years ago and I am having such a hard time.
    I was planning on a shelf layout for my steam engines and bought a roundhouse, turntable and a number of other track side items for steam, but I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to do that. if I had room I’d switch to HO or even O LOL
     
  14. BarstowRick

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    Since I'ma on your thread I will behave myself. I don't know why but I will.

    Ballasting Unitrack can be a pain in the back or lower. Your's is turning out well. Hurrumph, that put's you ahead of me.

    Take care of that heart and it will take care of you. Therapy? You bet and there's nothing like it to take your mind off the stress that comes with the package. Never mind, how good that is for your heart. Stress, can mess with it. I ought to know.
     
  15. Jerry Tarvid

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    Looks like you're coming along very nicely George. After all it is a work in progress at this point. IMO model railroading is a great stress reliever. I may be crazy, but mrr'ing keeps me sane.

    Take care,

    Jerry
     
  16. mtntrainman

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    Rick my friend...

    Thxs for all the PM's etc while I was in the hospital. It was great THE Wife let me 'use' her laptop for the week I was in there. Reading and replying on TB kept my sanity in an otherwise boring time of just laying in a hospital bed... :)
     
  17. mtntrainman

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    Thnxs Jerry...

    Now I am really glad I went with the Unitrack. The trackwork was laid down fairly fast and trains where running in no time :)

    Being able now to run trains and do scenery work at the same time is GREAT !! :)

    On those days I'm not up to doing scenery etc....running trains and just sitting there watching them is therapudic I swear !!!
     
  18. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yikes. Glad you are better!

    Yes, they are! :)
     
  19. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    George, keep well, thankfully you have someone there to take care of you. Yup trains are therapy.

    Stay well.
     
  20. RBrodzinsky

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    George - take care of yourself! Didn't realize you were laid up.

    I finally got the JACALAR cleaned up from my fall burst of scenery work, and feels relaxing to just run trains again.
     

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