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    • April 19, 2020 9:42 AM EDT
    • Ken, its blue, the wife likes blue, the wife controls the purchases, so occaisionally  I buy something "cute" to please her. Once I get a proper logo it will probably get a patch slight repaint

    • April 19, 2020 9:32 AM EDT
    • That caboose is a bit far from home..................

    • April 19, 2020 9:25 AM EDT
    • something else is going on now keeps posting the same video for some reason oh well I got some up, will try again later

    • April 19, 2020 9:21 AM EDT
    • that didnt work out right


    • April 19, 2020 9:16 AM EDT
    • OK went to edit the spelling and it went away so lets try it again and see if I got it right

    • April 19, 2020 9:12 AM EDT
    • Well It works and all is well in the kingdom!

    • April 19, 2020 5:29 AM EDT
    • good to see trains running Pete. Nice looking consist

    • April 18, 2020 11:10 PM EDT
    • Well when I click on the share on YouTube nothing about embed comes up, so I copy and paste in the field. Yes I read Jon Radders post on how to, but no embed comes up, just a share and everything in Jon’s post except anything with embed. Going to go try my laptop and see what if anything is different, for those tech people I am on an IPad.

      Lest see if this is any different 



      the struggle is real, intermittent success. as you can see below. Windows on the laptop, but when I first tried it was off an iPad. going to upload a video from my iPhone and see how that goes.

    • April 18, 2020 10:48 PM EDT
    • i am probably going to fail miserably, but this might be a video of a train I ran a couple of days ago

      Well the link works, but will have to read up before I try again


    • April 17, 2020 10:17 PM EDT
    • mike dorsch said:

       The railroad looks great Matt . Love the video's ! Kicking back watching trains go by and having a beer at the same time . Life is good !

      Yep! That shot made me smile. Great videos Matt.

    • April 17, 2020 9:52 PM EDT
    • Pete, yeah, that was when things didn't look to good here. I was job hunting pretty hard, and the career wasn't going to be here. That was probably a year and a half ago......maybe, I can't rememver. So, I did nothing to the layout but run trains for a long time. But, things look good now. Really good. So, I'll plan on retiring from this career in about 11 years or so. Then move to warmer climate. 

      I'm off work until....I think I have some good time on my hands to get some work done. I'm not sure how much detail I'll even do to the extension. It may just stay as the pvc road bed for a while. I say that, but I REALLY have one scene that I want to try and model. Soooooo, I may try and do that. We shall see. I am going to finish the town next. And I know my ocd probably won't be able to take the fact it looks unfinished with just pvc roadbed............. I just hope I don't buy a ton of those retaining wall blocks. Ugh. Seriously, I will have to fight that urge. 

      No double tracking. It will all be single track mainline. IF, I have room there will be a loop for a coal mine and a flood loader, then on the other side of the yard a power plant. I want to be able to run a point to point with a coal train, but I'm afraid I won't have the room to do it. I have a siding at SRB feed and seed. It will hold a local with a few cars. If I make the track go through the fence and around, that could be another siding. So, there could be opposing trains. But, it's just me running trains. I have had Ken Miller from Mt. Juliet, Tn. come by and run trains. Also Scott and Aaron Fowler have come over and ran. Ken is coming back this fall to run and the Fowler's are waiting on me to get done withe the track expansion. haha. 



    • April 17, 2020 8:38 PM EDT
    • Matt , I am guessing the going to move in couple of years you said a couple of years ago has been changed!!! That extension/ addition/ annexation/ hostile takeover of the county will be awesome to watch. Will you be double tracking this , so we can watch opposing trains all over the layout? I am good at spending other peoples money on good ideas!

    • April 17, 2020 5:58 PM EDT
    • Andy Clarke said:

      Sean, he only needs about 5 foot..   Everything seems larger in pictures/film...    

      I have noticed that .. even your pic ... 

    • April 17, 2020 5:41 PM EDT
    • LOL @ Andy!!!


      It might be a bit more than 5 feet. haha. I'm not really sure how much track it will take. Maybe around 300ft. I haven't measured, but I have a ton of track and switches. My fence panels are 8ft long, not 6', if that helps as a reference. 

    • April 17, 2020 1:17 PM EDT
    • Sean, he only needs about 5 foot..   Everything seems larger in pictures/film...    

    • April 17, 2020 11:30 AM EDT
    • OK how much track do you need for that project?

    • April 17, 2020 10:57 AM EDT
    • Pete, I have a couple of those structures. I really like them and they hold up well. 


      Sean, yep that's my video. I just made a short layout update video.