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    • November 22, 2017 4:57 PM EST
    • I managed to get the wood stained and gave the barrel a rub of stain as well. Looks almost sorta new. Scouting for rocks and a building that might work. Thinking about succulents as plant fill.

    • November 22, 2017 2:33 PM EST
    • hmmmm...  filling the barrel with beer, you could have the BL RR (Beer Lake Roundy Round)

    • November 22, 2017 9:28 AM EST
    • Looks like fun, Vic. I always enjoy your projects.  Can't wait to see it after it gets a dose of your creativity

    • November 22, 2017 8:24 AM EST
    • This layout is definitely a barrel of fun!!

    • November 22, 2017 2:27 AM EST
    • Looks good Vic! Maybe thats what I need since it looks like its going to be a lot longer before I get to start a layout again. Something like this would at least let me run something!

      Steve

    • November 21, 2017 8:25 PM EST
    • Took the week off to get some much needed yardwork done, and we get a heatwave....90+ here. So I decided to spend the hotter parts of the day doing something I wanted to do. Built my own brackets from 1x4s and 1x2s on an old barrel planter and used my next to last 31" circle of track. The barrel is on a roller base so I can move it around. Next is to fill it up and figure out rocks and planting. Hope the photo loads from my phone.

    • November 8, 2017 2:43 PM EST
    • "...What is this women selling in that store?.."

      If it was real world .... just looks like the 'shooter'  caught  a somewhat compromising pose,  a shot of a young lady swinging her (nice long) legs over the bench seat ... and the 'shooter' did not have the decency to delete,  but instead kept to share on questionable 'web sites !     )~

       

      doug c  :)

       

       

      doug c

    • November 7, 2017 11:15 PM EST
    • Well, if you must know, she came as part of this set:

       

      https://web4.hobbylinc.com/icon2/psr/psr45112.jpg

       

      (Got lucky on EBAY, paid about half the listed price)

       

      To me, that outfit just screamed 'waitress,' and the pose reminded me of the way the girls behaved in the pizza joint. 

      I'll have to see about appropriate spots for the other three...

    • November 7, 2017 3:44 PM EST
    • Forrest Scott Wood said:
      Tim said:

       

      What is this women selling in that store?

      Probably trouble.  

      Inspiration for her came from way back in my younger days when I delivered pizza for a living.  I'd get back from a delivery, and the attractive female teenage staff would ask 'was he cute? did he look like he had money?' 

       

       

      She's in the mining industry.

      ...

      ...

      ...

      Gold digger.

      Or, a member of the world's oldest profession. After all it looks like she is "displaying the goods".

    • November 7, 2017 1:00 PM EST
    • I think she's looking for Rooster .....

    • November 7, 2017 11:26 AM EST
    • Tim said:

       

      What is this women selling in that store?

      Probably trouble.  

      Inspiration for her came from way back in my younger days when I delivered pizza for a living.  I'd get back from a delivery, and the attractive female teenage staff would ask 'was he cute? did he look like he had money?' 

       

       

      She's in the mining industry.

      ...

      ...

      ...

      Gold digger.

    • November 6, 2017 10:26 PM EST
    • What is this women selling in that store?

      Probably trouble.  

      Inspiration for her came from way back in my younger days when I delivered pizza for a living.  I'd get back from a delivery, and the attractive female teenage staff would ask 'was he cute? did he look like he had money?' 

       

       

    • November 6, 2017 8:38 AM EST
    • What is this women selling in that store?

    • November 5, 2017 8:52 PM EST
    • thanks, Thinker.

      can't remember to have seen them before.

      but they seem just right for us indoors tycoons.

    • November 4, 2017 4:23 PM EDT
    • [quote]                

       

      hello,

      could you give some details about the buildings? what are they? paper? made by whom? what scale?[/quote]

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      Hi, Korm.

      You might remember me from MLS.

      Anyhow...

      the structures come from a variety of sources. 

       

      'Bachmann' gets it's name because all it's buildings, save the (Pola) Church are from Bachmann.  These are pressboard push out kits, made back in the 90's, that turn up on EBAY now and again, usually for around $35 -$40.  They are 1/24, but ridiculously undersized, even the largest works out to something like 12x18 feet. They come with lights but no interior details.  I have picked up maybe a dozen of them. Kits include:

       

      1 - General Store (two floors, has a oddball entryway)

       

      2 - Hotel (three stories, ludicrously narrow - joined two of them side by side to make it look not quite so absurd...oh, no pics of that one)

       

      3 - Townhouse (three floors counting an attic, very narrow. Brick front, wood sides.  I assembled these pretty much by the instructions...hmm...no pics of those either)

       

      4 - Toy Shop (rarest of the bunch. two floors, brick. I have just one. Its on the far left of the buildings in the town shot.)

       

      5 - Ice Cream Parlor (only single story kit, I converted mine into diners)

       

      6 - Firehouse (two floors, brick. I combined two to make a garage in Bachmann, and parts of two others for a courthouse/town hall.  Both are visible in the Bachmann town shot, the garage is the one with the table out front.)

       

      Apart from a couple of Pola kits and some wooden European (?) style facades of uncertain origin (not in the pics), most of the rest come from this site:

       

      http://www.coloradomodel.com/

       

      (Prices are very reasonable, usually under $30-$35, and I believe they ship international)

       

      The facades in the photo's are made from individual wall sections sold by that company.  The 'Big Bargain Company' and the 'Monastery' are opposite sides of a double sided façade.  The bungalow (interior) is actually their 'Cascade Summit Dispatch House.'

       

      The interior detail stuff comes from a wide range of places: Bachmann, Darice, dollhouse stuff, and others.

       

      Maybe I should take more pictures?

    • November 4, 2017 8:03 AM EDT
    • hello,

      could you give some details about the buildings? what are they? paper? made by whom? what scale?

    • November 3, 2017 6:47 PM EDT
    • Hey, what works, works!

    • November 3, 2017 6:37 PM EDT
    • Lost my camera ages ago.  Got to mucking around with my $5 cellphone over the past couple of days and discovered that it could

      A) take pictures, and

      B) send said pictures to my email account

      (usually, the phone lives in my work truck, gets maybe one call a week)

      I also blundered across something called 'Flickr.'  As a sort of test or experiment, I took pictures of several structures on my indoor layout and put them on that site.  They're not especially great (lighting issues, mostly), but here you go:

       

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/138006591@N08/sets/72157687931388901