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    • July 12, 2017 9:08 AM EDT
    • That is corrugated roofing sheet, you can get it at the Home Depot or similar place.

      Roofing Sheet

      The way Marty has it, not all sheets are removable.  The ones that are lay on top of the others and then push up under the ridge cap.  Pretty handy and the panel is very light.

       

      Chris

    • July 12, 2017 3:50 AM EDT
    • Just came across this thread. Love the look of the new shed. I  have been building one myself, and your choice of roof inspired me. I am not having much luck finding metal roofing like that around here. Where did you find the materials?

    • July 10, 2017 8:57 PM EDT
    •  I'm "speechless" 

      Also buying stock in the same wall stones Ken is buying into.  It's a gamble but thinking more expansion will happen!

      Calling dibs on the back of the bus!

    • July 10, 2017 4:26 PM EDT
    • Andy Clarke said:

      Ken, I had to get new batteries for the golf cart, the old ones just wouldn't last long enough to get there...   

       Knowing the route you have to take to get there, I can believe that................

    • July 10, 2017 3:13 PM EDT
    • LOL, I love it...   Totally cracking up....  

      Thanks guys....  

       

      Ken, I had to get new batteries for the golf cart, the old ones just wouldn't last long enough to get there...   

       

      Korm,  Jane tells everyone that we built a house around a railroad...  Basement and outside layout is still a work in progress, and there are also plans to run trains around the kitchen, breakfast nook, living room, front foyer, and formal dining room upstairs..  The upstairs is still a work in progress also...

       

      Jon, no EZ-pass.... they charge too much of a collection fee...      Cash only....  (american)

    • July 10, 2017 12:07 PM EDT
    • I heard Virgin Airlines was offering a discount for groups of five.  

    • July 10, 2017 11:56 AM EDT
    • I heard Andy was going to put in an EZ-PASS lane 

       

      I need you and Jne to come visit and Bring the Kubota !!!

    • July 10, 2017 11:38 AM EDT
    • ROTFLMAO 

    • July 10, 2017 9:48 AM EDT
    • Andy Clarke said:

      To give a better view of where the new ""Memphis"" is located, below are some pictures from the deck..

      Just curious..............how much is the bus fare from the deck out to that point?...................

       

    • July 10, 2017 8:03 AM EDT
    • when we moved to a handkerchief sized lot (just under 2 acres) my wife decided, that my physical condition did not permit to crawl in the dirt at 100F.

      she had me build a big hobby room for staying indoors.

      (but sometimes i got the impression, she just didn't want me to mess up her tiny garden, because she doesn't object letting me go into burning houses...)

      her only interest in my hobby is watching, that it does not spill over into the rest of the house.

    • July 9, 2017 2:31 PM EDT
    • To give a better view of where the new ""Memphis"" is located, below are some pictures from the deck..

       

       

      This is a little closer view of the new area...

       

       

      Just so ya know....   

       

       

       

       

    • July 9, 2017 2:25 PM EDT
    • Korm Kormsen said:

      every time i look at the pics in ths thread, i'm smitten and horrified.

      smitten by the great and big layout, horrified by the size of your lawn.

      how many lawn is it? eight acres?

      on my ranch i had a little over 4 acres of lawn. took two days to mow each time.

      as far as i know, slavery in the US is outlawed. so, how do you keep that estate in shape?

      (hmm, i think, i figured it out: you must be a mormon, with half a dozen wives...  )

      Korm, I'm cracking up...   

       

      Actually, the property is a little over 7 acres..  Takes me about 5 hours actual mowing time, doesn't account for any rest periods...  If the wife wasn't as involved with model railroading as I am, then it sure wouldn't be as large as it is...  She does all the work with the plants and trees, and we both work the layout itself..      Friends who show early for the Operating sessions always help out, when things need some work on them..  And, their help is always appreciated..   

       

    • July 9, 2017 12:42 PM EDT
    • every time i look at the pics in ths thread, i'm smitten and horrified.

      smitten by the great and big layout, horrified by the size of your lawn.

      how many lawn is it? eight acres?

      on my ranch i had a little over 4 acres of lawn. took two days to mow each time.

      as far as i know, slavery in the US is outlawed. so, how do you keep that estate in shape?

      (hmm, i think, i figured it out: you must be a mormon, with half a dozen wives...  )

    • July 8, 2017 4:02 PM EDT
    • Andy Clarke said:
      Ken Brunt said:

      Who"s the manufacturer of the wall material? I'm gonna buy some stock in that outfit...................

      Ken, you be a little late...  If it goes to plan, I won't be needing any more wall bricks than what is left on that skid..   So sorry....    

      Story of my life..............day late and a dollar short................

    • July 10, 2017 1:39 PM EDT
    • i always used one of these triangular cloths from first aid kits under my hat.

      looked like a terrorist-cowboy...

    • July 10, 2017 11:28 AM EDT
    • Korm Kormsen said:

      do you build at night, or do you refill yourself by the gallons?

      Nope, usually I get out by 10 am for an hour or 2 to adjust. Back in for lunch and an unplanned nap ... then out at 2pm to whenever. Much of that time has been on the stoop, imagineering and critter watching. Spurts of creativitivy usually leads to some progress, whether it's seen or not.

       

      I used to drink a lot of a sports drink, but too much sugar in it. My sister introduced me to 'nut water' as I call it or coconut milk. Has natural electrolytes. Water is good, but I need the potassium to prevent cramps I get from meds. A pint of nut water in the morning and a liter later ...

       

      I found if I wore one of these over my head, I didn't perspire in 107F ...

      Snapping the towels stretches the micro-fibers into a tighter weave that slows evaporation way down. Took a couple of hours to dry too much to cool. Meanwhile my head becomes a fat radiator and sends cool blood back to my core. They show around the neck for a similar effect. I like it 'sheik style' for cool air to breathe. I'm even planning on some snaps for a working model.

       

      I have no connection to Arctic Cool, but I tried a knock off brand and hated it. I ordered 5 (got one free) and a long sleeve shirt for the big chill! We'll see.

       

      Stay Hydrated.

      John

    • July 10, 2017 8:37 AM EDT
    • do you build at night, or do you refill yourself by the gallons?

    • July 9, 2017 3:07 PM EDT
    • Since it won't go away and neither will I, I've been plugging away ...

      I've used rolled up paper, but the critters stole it for crib liners and spray foam, too messy and am back to an old favorite; mixing glue and dirt to pack all the holidays in the wood. As trim boards go up, the mess shrinks and the grounds will magically clean themselves ... oh the heat .... I just mix up a little work with the play.

      My ballast isn't deep, but really helps smoothing out the right of way.

      107 and 2% of the rain that fell made it to the ground. I danced and chanted, alas only dust circles on the windshield.

      Until all the bridges are built, including temporary, only the New  Blight Grant Land has made several loops around the layout. If it wasn't so loud grinding gears I'd let it run more ... the High Line bobs and weaves perfectly! Can't wait to see a train...

      Sitting on the front stoop, I had some visitors;

      First up was my Amorous Toadster;

      He likes me, never runs away.

      And Old Bill brought his little Curved Bill Thrasher to me for peanuts ... today water brings him to the bottom of my steps, his wings hang open to cool.

      Best I can tell you about this is it's real pretty... Measures about 8" from head to tail.

       

      Best of all, critters have walked all over the dirt portion and very little digging has been seen. Buried track drove me up.

      So Devon, if you think 100 sucks, don't even consider 107, that little bit drives sane folks inside. Half the time I make it!

       

      John