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    • June 13, 2020 10:29 AM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:
      ...Some might say I go too far with the labels, but...

       

       

       

       

           The only problem I'm seeing is you probably have to lay on your side to read them.

       

       

    • June 12, 2020 8:54 PM EDT
    • As long as you don’t have a label maker with a label saying “Label Maker”, you are not too far gone!!

    • June 11, 2020 9:16 PM EDT
    • Hey dudes,

       

      Since the mountain I have to make for these buildings is it's own big project, I'm switching over to a new thread about that:

      Virginia City central mountain project.

       

      To close this project out, I'm happy to say that the flats are ready for install, my work table is cleared for new things, and I even updated my bin labels. Some might say I go too far with the labels, but...

       

       

    • June 9, 2020 7:25 PM EDT
    • Pete Lassen said:

      Jim there is a building called the Kettle in Galveston, TX. Looks pretty much like a big pot, maybe he just has not painted it yet.

      Pretty much Rt 30 in PA

    • June 8, 2020 8:45 PM EDT
    • This is the only railroad that has grandstands ...That I know of ... must be a good one ...

    • June 8, 2020 8:45 PM EDT
    • Cliff I hope it come out as well as in your mind .....

    • June 8, 2020 5:00 PM EDT
    • Chris Kieffer said:

      Go ahead buddy, you earned it.....

       

      HAHA!!! Thanks for reminding me Chris, I SHOULD make a special trip into town... Me and Don Miguel haven't gotten together since the CV shut down my work travel! 

       

    • June 8, 2020 4:19 PM EDT
    • Go ahead buddy, you earned it.....

       

    • June 7, 2020 6:44 PM EDT
    • Jim there is a building called the Kettle in Galveston, TX. Looks pretty much like a big pot, maybe he just has not painted it yet.

    • June 7, 2020 6:41 PM EDT
    • Hey Cliff! That building sized pot, upper right last photo, may not be to scale. Maybe... :-)

       

      Looking good. Hope work is restful.

    • June 7, 2020 2:48 PM EDT
    • WAIT!  I'm confused.  All of us play with trains, and somebody said, "Grow Up!"  I may be 74 years old, but my response is "NEVER!!!"

       

      Have fun, David Meashey

    • June 7, 2020 2:39 PM EDT
    • Today was reworking how the water and power lines come up and out of the coming mountain, final gluing / positioning of the bricks, grading / tamping the dirt,and cutting & setting the street foundation boards.

       

       

      Next will probably be the steel mesh for the terrain contours, but first I need to spend a week at work and recover from all this, haha!

    • June 7, 2020 6:47 AM EDT
    • Mick Benton said:
      Rooster said:
      Bruce Chandler said:
      Andy Clarke said:
      Bruce Chandler said:
      Korm Kormsen said:

      Rooster, you get it the wrong way around, as usual.

      dead poultry is hung by the feet, not by the neck!

      I think  the feet thing is AFTER they're dead.   By the neck gets them to that stage.

      Just as a note:  One can't hang them by the neck if you chop the head off...   

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Grow up !

       

       

       Talking to your self again Rooster?

       

       

      Fun is not allowed!!!!!

    • June 7, 2020 5:24 AM EDT
    • Rooster said:
      Bruce Chandler said:
      Andy Clarke said:
      Bruce Chandler said:
      Korm Kormsen said:

      Rooster, you get it the wrong way around, as usual.

      dead poultry is hung by the feet, not by the neck!

      I think  the feet thing is AFTER they're dead.   By the neck gets them to that stage.

      Just as a note:  One can't hang them by the neck if you chop the head off...   

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Grow up !

       

       

       Talking to your self again Rooster?

       

       

    • June 6, 2020 6:57 PM EDT
    • Bruce Chandler said:
      Andy Clarke said:
      Bruce Chandler said:
      Korm Kormsen said:

      Rooster, you get it the wrong way around, as usual.

      dead poultry is hung by the feet, not by the neck!

      I think  the feet thing is AFTER they're dead.   By the neck gets them to that stage.

      Just as a note:  One can't hang them by the neck if you chop the head off...   

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Grow up !

       

       

       

       

    • June 6, 2020 5:47 PM EDT
    • Jim Rowson said:

      Thanks, Cliff! That is way better than my pathetic map, even if it is slightly out of date.

       

      A question: those big blue buildings (well, blue placeholders) all look vaguely mine-like. Are they? If so, where does the ore go?

       

      Another shrewd observation and question, thanks Jim. Yes, those are all the major mines of Virginia City. And unfortunately, most of the ore was processed at a distance, in mills not represented in this phase of my layout. I want to do them justice in a later phase, but my plans may be bigger than my reality. Instead, I'll probably come up with a non-historical mill at some point, just for operational reasons. 

       

      Edit to say your map is excellent!!

       

    • June 6, 2020 5:37 PM EDT
    • I'm proud to say that I'm the only one I know who's actually wrung a chicken's neck. No offense, Rooster. 

       

      Back to the flats, I took Friday off, and have had 2 days to hammer out the mini retaining wall and backstage access path. The wall is set in gravel, and the blocks are adhered with construction adhesive made for concrete (good call, Pete).

       

       

       

      Lots to do, like graveling & finishing the path, making wiring & sprinkler lines more accessible in this new mountain area, cutting / fitting the boards representing roads, on and on.

       

      Eventually I'll be able to park the current flats on this pile, but it'll be a while. The good news is that in a few months, the final heavy work on the layout will hopefully be done (including the center mountain project), and I'll be set up for adding several other rows of flats. 

    • June 6, 2020 1:29 PM EDT
    • Andy Clarke said:
      Bruce Chandler said:
      Korm Kormsen said:

      Rooster, you get it the wrong way around, as usual.

      dead poultry is hung by the feet, not by the neck!

      I think  the feet thing is AFTER they're dead.   By the neck gets them to that stage.

      Just as a note:  One can't hang them by the neck if you chop the head off...   

       

       

    • June 6, 2020 11:11 AM EDT
    • Bruce Chandler said:
      Korm Kormsen said:

      Rooster, you get it the wrong way around, as usual.

      dead poultry is hung by the feet, not by the neck!

      I think  the feet thing is AFTER they're dead.   By the neck gets them to that stage.

      Just as a note:  One can't hang them by the neck if you chop the head off...   

       

    • June 6, 2020 8:08 AM EDT
    • Korm Kormsen said:

      Rooster, you get it the wrong way around, as usual.

      dead poultry is hung by the feet, not by the neck!

      I think  the feet thing is AFTER they're dead.   By the neck gets them to that stage.