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


    • 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!

    • April 7, 2019 12:24 PM EDT
    • Landrel, that looks really cool.  I bet nighttime ops are fun 

    • April 7, 2019 8:04 AM EDT
    • Night time on my messy layout.

    • April 6, 2019 4:45 PM EDT
    • The Evan Designs Led come per wired so they fit pretty well into the shade. I just drill out the hole to the correct size...


    • April 6, 2019 4:30 PM EDT
    • Landrel,


      I really like how you mounted the lamps in your engine house, and has given me inspiration to get mine finished. I was also having issue with the lamp shades, and getting the LED to fit up inside further on some commercial (Ozark I think) lamp shades. so I have 3d printed a few and need to take it to the next level. thanks again for the inspiration. my design below:




      Al P.

    • April 6, 2019 3:44 PM EDT
    • Here is the 16" cast resin light pole painted,wired and in place.

    • April 6, 2019 3:42 PM EDT
    • No I cast those from resin. 

      I made these to go with my resin light poles.   

    • April 6, 2019 1:42 PM EDT
    • This looks great Landrel. Did you 3D print the lights (other than the LED of course!)?

    • April 6, 2019 9:52 AM EDT
    • I have been using these for several about 5 years and have not had one go out yet...



    • April 6, 2019 9:51 AM EDT
    • I am using Evans Designs LEDs.   

      Here is his description.

      Yes! You can Connect these LEDs to any track power source. These solid non-flashing LEDs will look great with 7-19 Volts of power input.

      Guaranteed to stay lit for 2 years with free replacement. Thousands and thousands of these LEDs are now in use, on all types of track and transformer power supplies.

      Our LED Lights can be used for Locomotive Headlights, Passenger Car Lights, Ditch Lights, Yard Lights, Building Lights, and much more. Low heat super bright LEDs only draw a tiny amount of power: 20milliamps.

      Choose your colors, we have warm white, cool white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.

      Deciding which white to get?

      • Our Warm White LED closely matches the warm glow of incandescent lighting. Use warm white for most locomotives. Customers tell us our Warm White is a good match to the original Lionel Headlight.
      • The Cool White LED has cool cast, much like fluorescent lighting. Consider cool white LEDs for newer diesel locomotive headlights.