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    • January 4, 2018 7:18 PM EST
    • Shawn you need to make your Snowman move, hours of fun!

       

    • January 4, 2018 5:36 PM EST
    • Looking great so far.  I only got the tracks secured on mine.  Will have to wait till spring now but I did manage to spruce it up.

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    • January 4, 2018 4:59 PM EST
    • Updates to the buildings, added roofing, and window and door trim to help give them some scale....and yes, those really are just big chunks of 4x4s. 

       

       

      I build outdoors, I build to last. ...and yes this is the level of craftsmanship you can expect for this years Challenge 

    • January 4, 2018 4:18 PM EST
    • Vic Smith said:

      I really need a battery powered engine for this, as running a power cord across the yard is less than ideal. 

       

      Why not use a small batter thats 4-5 volts and then do a simple on off switch or try the loco genie for O scale.  I did that on my Davenport and it works great.

       

    • January 4, 2018 4:16 PM EST
    • Vic Smith said:

      I really need a battery powered engine for this, as running a power cord across the yard is less than ideal. 

      I was able to cram one of these Viper ESC into the lil hauler tank loco with i believe either 9v or 12v volts of lithium Ion batteries. Can't remember how many cells I got in there. Runs fast enough and there is room for it. The ESC fits up in the steam dome and the batteries are in the tank. No need for a tender.

    • January 4, 2018 4:03 PM EST
    • See what happens when you have brain surgery. You miss everything. I had no idea you were building this.

    • December 26, 2017 11:27 AM EST
    • Attempting to video the complete track of the 2017 Redmond Creek RR Christmas Train.  Third times a charm! :) (turn the sound on).

    • December 26, 2017 8:46 AM EST
    • Nice - I love the village.  Good to see you posting again Timmy.

    • December 25, 2017 7:58 PM EST
    • Simply beautiful!

    • December 25, 2017 7:37 PM EST
    • Very nicely done.........   Great entertainment for the Season, Timmy......  

    • December 25, 2017 5:36 PM EST
    • Wow!

       

    • December 26, 2017 6:28 AM EST
    • ...Doug may have to enlarge his turntable even more, if he plans on "Switching" with his Big Boy, or a Dash 9...!!!!

          Fred Mills

    • December 26, 2017 12:44 AM EST
    • From what I can discern on your initial sketches...

       

      1 - the turntable appears to be a bit large for a switching layout.

       

      2 - The sidings on the back side of the long leg - the ones that curve towards the bottom edge - present 'reach' issues. 

       

      If the space is available, I suggest narrowing the 'short bar' to 16-18 inches wide, and then have a 2 foot wide aisle between it and a 5 foot wide by 8 foot long peninsula with an R1 oval of track on it.  The bottom shelf, apart from the peninsula, need be only 2 or 2.5 feet deep.  A shape like an 'F' on its 'back.' 

    • December 25, 2017 7:37 PM EST
    • I was able to upload one as a jpg but it still wouldn't open. The two pdfs i was not able to delete. There is also two of my files in the Freight Shed that would not delete. The only thing that would delete is the entire folder! This worked so easy with the old system. The latest update for the Mac is no better!

      Gary and I are tinkering so I may get it to work!

    • December 25, 2017 7:16 PM EST
    • Doug Arnold said:

      I got one to upload in my Freight Shed but the quality is terrible!

      Doug,

      Send the photo to me (as a jpg) and I can run it through my "photo fixer" and send it back to you. See what you think. Then try to post it. OK? Send to my email address (you have it).

    • December 25, 2017 7:01 PM EST
    • I got one to upload in my Freight Shed but the quality is terrible!

    • December 25, 2017 6:49 PM EST
    • That’s still showing as a pdf. 

    • December 25, 2017 4:24 PM EST
    • here goes again!

       

       

       

    • December 25, 2017 4:15 PM EST
    • It saves it to a png file that you can then attach to your post.