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    • May 19, 2019 10:31 PM EDT
    • Brought home some more of my old equipment. And now that I have all the track home from my school’s train club, I can run a larger L loop and a smaller circle loop in the lower portion of the flower bed. 

    • May 5, 2019 10:17 AM EDT
    • RV Repairs haven't ruined my spring, but nearly daily rain has.  Today being no exception I turned my attention back to the indoor expansion.

       

      Talk about great timing; just after I finished the temporary trestle, the FEBT Timber Transfer magazine arrived with a construction article on Puckey's Coal and Wood.  They were a retail fuel dealer located within the EBT wye at Rockhill Furnace. A feature of the dealership was an elevated coal delivery trestle for loading trucks. Since much of my RR is EBT inspired it's only natural that I use this as my trestle bent design!

       

      The build article included some basic sketches and sizes which I translated to 1:20.3 in Visio and came up with this basic plan. Component and End view...

      Side view. Bents are spaced every 6 feet with no lateral members EXCEPT the 12x12 stringers under the rail.  This will work for me as I can attach the bottoms to the plywood bench, but outdoors I might need to modify with some bracing...

      Since this is a delivery trestle, men need to access the dump controls, so there is a deck for access..

      If it ever stops raining I can set up the table saw outside and mill up a couple of thousand scale feet of 12x12 timbers!  That will give me something to do on rainy days and evenings while Arvy dries out inside.

    • April 18, 2019 8:36 PM EDT
    • Jon Radder said:

       And yes, a few of you on FB know that I'm deep it trying to salvage my RV to travel another day.  It has some major floor issues I am trying to fix. That will keep me away from trains for most of the spring, if not all of it.

       

       

      Rooster purchases a new toilet wax seal and bolts for Jon so this will never happen again wrecking his spring!

    • April 18, 2019 6:14 PM EDT
    • Ric Golding said:

      That's why we call this stuff we fiddle with a "Hobby".  You work on it and enjoy it when you want to.  No deadlines, no boss or customer breathing down your neck.  

      Should be that way, but s soon as I put the name out there for the new industry Sean has been relentless

       

      And yes, a few of you on FB know that I'm deep it trying to salvage my RV to travel another day.  It has some major floor issues I am trying to fix. That will keep me away from trains for most of the spring, if not all of it.

       

       

    • April 18, 2019 7:28 AM EDT
    • That's why we call this stuff we fiddle with a "Hobby".  You work on it and enjoy it when you want to.  No deadlines, no boss or customer breathing down your neck.  

    • April 17, 2019 8:41 PM EDT
    • Pretty much done for now.  In the worst part of summer the basement can be a nice refuge from the heat. Might get something done then.

    • April 17, 2019 3:45 PM EDT
    • I think he's working on his RV. Trying to get it livable...........

    • April 17, 2019 2:01 PM EDT
    • Jon

      Is this being shelved until the weather gets bad... 

    • April 28, 2019 4:13 PM EDT
    • Here is a door casting. It is a set of engine house doors that I carry.. had to make a new casting for the structure hinge.

       

       

       

       

    • April 28, 2019 4:08 PM EDT
    • Iain,

       Yes I have them for sale I just have not added them to my website. I am now casting them in black or brown. They are hollow so the wiring can be added. If they were to be used outside they would need a brass tube for the center to keep them rigid. (it is just too hot in some places) I am not sure if you can see it or not but the pole is  cast with an external "fake " wire and staples . Each one comes with the lamp fixture and tube. They are $12 each.

       

      Thanks Ty

    • April 26, 2019 10:25 PM EDT
    • Landrel Brown said:

      Here is how i build the window....

       

      https://youtu.be/I7dzUjVe1rg

    • April 26, 2019 6:42 PM EDT
    • Landrel Brown said:

      Here is the 16" cast resin light pole painted,wired and in place.

       

      Will you sell these Landrel?

       

    • April 9, 2019 3:06 PM EDT
    • Here is how i build the window....

       

      https://youtu.be/I7dzUjVe1rg

    • April 9, 2019 3:04 PM EDT
    • I am not sure if yall Know but I bought Scale Art Parts a little over a year ago. I have all their windows , Door and parts. I have made a few additions to some windows 

       

      I have added a  resin Frame backing to the original window so it looks like independent windows. Not just gluing plastic to the back of a window..

      This way if your looking inside the engine house you don't just see one big glare from the backside of the window.

       

    • April 9, 2019 2:57 PM EDT
    • Jim My plan is to put a lot of detail inside the engine house. I have a lot of stuff just have to add it later...

    • April 9, 2019 2:15 PM EDT
    • Amazing work! Where did you get the industrial windows?

    • April 9, 2019 2:00 PM EDT
    • There seems to be ample room around the loco for details. That in your plans?

       

      Looking very nice...

    • April 9, 2019 1:57 PM EDT
    • thanks guys...

       

      Finally got all the framing done ready to apply planking. Also framed around the windows.

    • April 7, 2019 8:28 PM EDT
    • Joe Zullo said:

      With an indoor railroad it can be night time anytime. Just turn off the light switch!

      With no windows of course. Coffee and doughnuts during a blizzard. Just make previsions for the "Operations Crew" if they have to spend the night.

    • April 7, 2019 4:06 PM EDT
    • Dan Hilyer said:

      Landrel, that looks really cool.  I bet nighttime ops are fun 

      With an indoor railroad it can be night time anytime. Just turn off the light switch!