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    Shocking thought😆

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    Wouldn't you know it - the flu struck again putting me in bed for the last 4 days hence my lack of activity and NO it isn't that Politically Incorrect one

    Sometime this week my Glue, Scenic Express and Bragdons Mold turned up so will be getting back into the "build" again; however, my first task is to level the layout and get rid of the annoying 5 or so % grade that is giving my poor old engines head aches. Still have no idea of what this will turn out like or what it will include though so am up for ideas and suggestions
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    Hope you're on the mend, Tony!

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    @wombat457

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    @wombat457 Get well soon Tony!
    Cheers!
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    Thanks guys for your thoughts, they are appreciated.

    I started ripping out the "Old Layout Track Work" so I could sit this layout on a level, solid base. Am just waiting for the Project Nails to dry (foam to ply) so I can reconnect the power and make sure it is all level as indicated by my level. I am also hoping this will resolve the "wheel slip" problem and take a lot of stress of the engines. Only time will tell.



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    Everything is now in place and running a lot LOT better - next step is to ballast between the rails, the outsides of the rails will be done when the ground cover is down
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    Started the ballasting as well as the track side ground cover ready for the outside ballast. Now I remember why I'm not a huge fan of it



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    nice me likes . pretty soon its gunna be alive

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    Yes, ballasting for me ranks just below getting my teeth cleaned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sid View Post
    nice me likes . pretty soon its gunna be alive
    Don't get too excited Sid - what you see is only about 18" of track work, and that took me almost 2 hours to do. Might be a few more days before it stats looking like something

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    Yes, ballasting for me ranks just below getting my teeth cleaned.
    I used to enjoy ballasting in much the same way you enjoy wiring - now though, I see it as one of those mandatory things that just has to be done. That takes some of the appeal out of it
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    As mentioned earlier, I didn't (and still don't) know how this is going to end up - scenery wise; as such, I figured I'd buy some stuff, place it "strategically" on the layout and build the scenery around it. Well, that made sense when I bought the stuff which is:











    The style of the buildings will/has set the "Era" for the layout so will go from there and see what happens
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    A few more things added:

    Zelda's Bed and Breakfast fir the millions of tourists



    Bragdons Rock Molds/Retaining Walls:





    And ... a little more done to the Ballasting:



    Cheers Tony

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    Judging by the vintage of the architecture, @wombat457, the auto repair may have formerly been a blacksmith shop. Just an idea for customizing.
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    @el Gato Gordo

    That is certainly an interesting thought ...
    Cheers Tony

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    Well, it is sort of train related. I bought this for the train room,
    mini fridge.jpg
    A 3.3 cu. ft. fridge. To hold this:

    Weihenstephaner Korbinian.pub.jpgci-guinness-extra-stout-2abc388ce9c3bb61.jpg
    All, of course, related to future benchwork and track laying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Well, it is sort of train related. I bought this for the train room,
    mini fridge.jpg
    A 3.3 cu. ft. fridge. To hold this:

    Weihenstephaner Korbinian.pub.jpgci-guinness-extra-stout-2abc388ce9c3bb61.jpg
    All, of course, related to future benchwork and track laying!https://www.nscale.net/forums/image/...iIgIiICIiB/9k=
    Dag'gum! There's not a big enough thank button to express Moose's appreciation for posting that!


    Now, why yer posting that in Wombat's thread, Moose no know ... ... ... But who cares. Moose thirsty!
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    Dang good question, Herr Moose! I thought I was in the What are you buying this month thread. Don't know how that happened, unless there was such a thirsty Wombat in the neighborhood that my post got waylaid. Perhaps a sympathetic moderator might move this to a more appropriate venue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Perhaps a sympathetic moderator might move this to a more appropriate venue?
    Cheers!
    Now how is a moderator gonna get a new mini-fridge full of Guinness from Colorado into my very appropriate layout room?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Now how is a moderator gonna get a new mini-fridge full of Guinness from Colorado into my very appropriate layout room?!
    Hmm lets see now?

    Oh that's right - it's in MY thread .... therefore, it's MY Fridge!
    @el Gato Gordo

    What EVERY train room needs
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