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    Quote Originally Posted by OTFan View Post
    Oh yes, 100% organic ground foam, no pesticides or herbicides added
    Good good, quite the way forward. Buuuuuut, that is a dairy farm isn't it ?????? You're not planning on shipping those cows of somewhere unpleasant
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    I too will use your idea on the farm and redo it to my specs. Keep up the good work! It really looks good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcook View Post
    Good good, quite the way forward. Buuuuuut, that is a dairy farm isn't it ?????? You're not planning on shipping those cows of somewhere unpleasant
    I wouldn't think that Holsteins would make a good beef cattle. Plus Tom the barn screams dairy farm.
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    nice love the farm and fence as well Thank you for posting pics and updates .

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    Well, not as much new progress to report this week, but we've been having fun. Today we spent some time picking up cars from the siding. Of course, each had to go in a particular spot in the train I handled the uncoupling, but he ran the throttle and threw the turnout. Lots of fun. We did pick up some horses that have joined the cows in what is now a very crowded pasture, as well as another house. I'd say that should be our last structure for this layout... but those sound like famous last words...

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    That farmhouse kit looks nice. Mixt grazing is good for the pasture Any trees in the planing, or would they get in the way of operations ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcook View Post
    Any trees in the planing, or would they get in the way of operations ?
    I think we'll put more trees over on the other side of the layout, but probably not by the barn. A nice big tree would look nice by the barn, but as you said, would get in the way of little fingers.

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    Perhaps a fence to keep the cows and horses out of the crops. It is my experience that loose horses never stay where you leave them.
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    @OTFan

    All the cars and trucks are on pavement...and right side up! Definitely progress.

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    One thing about building a layout with a four year old is plans change

    We're adding a mine over on the right side of the layout. The entrance is made from some scribed wood I had on hand from previous scratch building projects (including the warehouse on this layout), with some rough strip wood made by cutting along the scribe lines and a little bit of regular strip wood. And of course the mine needs a new hill to tunnel into. The tunnel will have access to the outside of the layout, both to help retrieve the cars and trucks that will inevitably get stuck in there, and just because. It will get covered up with paper, and eventually some cloth with velcro strips, just like the tunnel. On to the pictures...

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    Oooo, my favorite layout build strikes again I just love it when I see a new post on this thread
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    very nice indeed. well change is good dont ya know. keeps it exciting

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    Here are a few more progress pics. We put on the rest of the sculptamold, unsanded grout for dirt, and ground foam. We also added some loose rocks, and some WS "iron ore" in a pile, and lightly scattered around. I know, this isn't what a typical iron mine looks like, but those details do not bother a four year old in the least

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    Here's one from the other direction, looking in from the outside of the layout:

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    And this may explain why it requires a real sense of adventure to work at the local fire department...

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    "And this may explain why it requires a real sense of adventure to work at the local fire department... "


    Looks like somebody forgot to chock the wheels! Whoever was driving is going to be in hot water with the Chief and never hear the end of it from the rest of the troops.
    I have had one roll out the door on me but never over a cliff.
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    It's dangerous out there...be careful.

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    @Maurice

    I think that qualifies as an "ooopppssss"
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    This layout thread always makes me smile!
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    This layout thread always makes me smile!
    Me too, but I hope @OTFan can leave his son's fire truck alone and keep building excellent scenery on his new layout.

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    Making some progress on the house. We're just using Elmer's glue for assembly, and only a couple of walls at a time to let them dry before moving on. I painted some green behind the windows for "curtains." Figured since the windows are fairly large and we aren't doing an interior, it would draw the eye to something besides the empty inside. I won't glue the roof on too securely in case we want to come back to this in later years, but if we tried an interior now it would be me doing fiddly little work, which isn't the purpose.

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    The floor is a separate piece from the foundation. Since I want the buildings to be removable, I cut little squares from a roll of refrigerator magnet type stuff and glued them to the foundation, and corresponding holes in the floor piece of the house. Another strip of magnet goes over the top of the holes, to help keep it in place. The magnets are pretty week, but it's strong enough for this purpose. Here's a picture of what I mean, and the roll of magnetic material, which will cut with scissors.

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    We finally finished up the house.

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    And here it is where it will be on the layout, although we may turn it 90 degrees. We'll have to play with that a little.

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    All in all, not a bad little kit. Pros: I really like the porch, and it went together pretty easy overall. Cons: directions were way more confusing than they needed to be for such a small kit, because they mislabeled parts or did not label them consistently (part 2 in the overall parts diagram is part 4 later in the instructions, and so on), and if part 11 exists, I still haven't found it. Also, the "laser cut shingles" smudge easily, and I wish they'd laser cut some brick texture in the chimney. Overall though, not bad. And best of all, the layout owner is happy with it

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