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

mtntrainman Jul 9, 2012

  1. mtntrainman

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    All true...BUT....it is just something I want to do...not something I have to do. It's the challenge I enjoy. (y)(y)

    With the layout 99% done...I'm just playing around with stuff now...:D:D
     
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  2. John Moore

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    George check your PM reference a package.
     
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  3. mtntrainman

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    replied john...(y)(y)
     
  4. John Moore

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    Okay George time to get out of bed and check your mailbox. There is a package in it.
     
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  5. Stephane Savard

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    Mask off a rectangle using tamiya masking tape or similar, then paint. Would the paint layer provide enough of a thickness to show a "drawer"? Might be too small to do this.
     
  6. mtntrainman

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    Just got home from an important appointment.

    The package is here...and we are lovin all of it John...TY....TY....TY..(y)(y)
     
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  7. mtntrainman

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    Ok...got some .010x020 styrene strips and some .020 rod from John Moore. Thank you again John...(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)

    I go the BIG toolbox done. In my opinion it now looks good enough to face the front of the layout. :D:D

    Pic with the building off and my 'n-man' and a dime set next to it for size comparrison...

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    And one shoot through the shop window with the shop lights on !

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    Have some glue cleanup to do. Working on something this small with supergule is a PITA !!! Just Sayin....LOL.

    Now to tackle the smaller...yet pretty big...toolbox. (y)
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  8. mtntrainman

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    Got some more 'Shop Accessories' ready to go :D:D

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    Have to file off some flash on the engine block and paint it yellow still...if I can find my yellow paint ! :rolleyes::whistle:
    Weather is changing fast in the next few days...so not much time to paint stuff.
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  9. BNSF FAN

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    Looking GREAT sir! (y)(y)(y) I think I have all the shop accessories identified except that big round copper one. :D:p:ROFLMAO::LOL:
     
  10. mtntrainman

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    Thank you...:cool:

    That's "Lucky Penny"...:sneaky::sneaky::sneaky::whistle:

    There for size reference...;):p
     
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  11. BNSF FAN

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    LOL, you have a "Lucky Penny" and I am a "Bad Penny"...… bwahahahahaha :D:LOL::ROFLMAO::p

    Seriously, the tool box turned out sharp.
     
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  12. mtntrainman

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    I am happy with both toolboxes....now...(y)(y)

    wasnt there a song about a 'bad penny' ??? LOL
     
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  13. mtntrainman

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    Ok....Engine Shop is done...:D

    Here is the shop floor with everything glued in...:D
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    Here we are looking in the North Doors....:D
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    And here we are looking in the South Doors...:D
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    And finally a shot of the Engine Shop and Fuel Island...:D:D
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    :love::love::love::love:...:whistle:
     
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  14. BNSF FAN

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    Looks absolutely fantastic George! (y)(y)(y) I'm a bit jealous of your skill :D
     
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  15. mtntrainman

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    Awwwwww shucks ! :notworthy: Not much skill here...lots of 'vision' though...LOL. :LOL:

    I did 'dirty' up the floor with some weathering chalks as suggested earlier. I like the effect...(y)
     
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  16. BarstowRick

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    George what you are doing is the fun part of any train layout. Dressing it out. Me thinks you are having entirely to much fun.

    :LOL::ROFLMAO::D:)(y)
     
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  17. mtntrainman

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    5 days for the holiday...no trains !! :cry:

    My oldest sone showed up Tuesday night. He was here to work on his 1979 Jeep Cherokee Chief that has been sitting in my second driveway for 8 years !

    We tore the front off the motor to replace the timing gears and chain that I had told him 9 years ago had jumped a tooth on the nylon gear on the camshift. he thought I was nuts at the time. Guess who was right ? :D

    He preordered parts. He claims the title says its a 1978. I told him it was a 1979. I told him to go online and run the VIN. Guess who was right ? :D:whistle:

    As you can guess...Jeep changed a lot of things on that 360 motor...starting in...1979 !!! Nothing he preordered fit this motor !!:sick::oops:

    We had to run around The Mountain for 3 days searching for parts.:whistle: We got all but the small gear that goes on the end of the camshaft...in front of the timing gear...that runs the distributor. Guess who was right ? :D:whistle:

    I never rubbed his face in the fact dad was right all along. He was pretty bummed we couldnt button it up and start it though. When will kids ever learn...;):whistle:

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  18. gmorider

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    P.S. Dads are always right. (y)
     
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  19. Massey

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    I will try to teach my son (14) how to do something, most of the time he will listen but some times he doesn't. On those occasions I sit back, watch till he screws up, then ask him to try it how I just said... Yea that worked great. This weekend it was about starting the lawn mower. He was pulling hard and fast but not a full stroke. I told him it wasn't about the speed but about getting the engine through a full cycle or 2 to get it running. He said he knows how to start the mower. Well after a few minutes of trying he said it prolly needs a new spark plug and that's why he could not start it. I walk over to it and pulled the cord one long full pull at a firm pace and wow the thing started right up. Hmmm...
     
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  20. NtheBasement

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    I'm still liking the idea of having a 2nd driveway.
     
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