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    • June 10, 2018 9:30 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:

      Larry looks more like a German Irish worker named Lamar or Cletus (PA Dutch) . Hard working man that went home to Anna for a good cornbeef and cabbage meal after a hard days work.

       

      Just my thought's ....

      Now that's a "back story"!!!  Thanks Rooster.  Doc Tom

    • June 10, 2018 8:38 PM EDT
    • Larry looks more like a German Irish worker named Lamar or Cletus (PA Dutch) . Hard working man that went home to Anna for a good cornbeef and cabbage meal after a hard days work.

       

      Just my thought's ....

    • June 10, 2018 8:06 PM EDT
    • Larry started out his LP life as a Woodland Scenics jack hammer operator. With a little work and some paint he was transformed in to Larry the Log Loader, the fireman on the vertical boiler Climax.





      The little figure adds a bit of detail to the back end of the ancient climax.



      Thanks for looking. Doc Tom

    • June 3, 2018 9:10 PM EDT
    • yes, it was very helpfull. thanks.

    • June 3, 2018 8:09 PM EDT
    • Korm Kormsen said:

      i like it!

       

      but i think, i mentioned that once or twice already...

       

      i would like to ask for a close-up of the bands ant heir slots on the tank.

      Hi Korm,

      Thanks for the nice note.

      I asked Big Boss Man to climb up on the water tank to get some views of the tank bands.

      [img]https://i.imgur.com/xBLYF4L.jpg[/img]

      The bands are self adhesive strips (like automobile pin stripes) that are provided in the Banta Model Works kit.

      [img]https://i.imgur.com/u2LLKcZ.jpg[/img]

      I painted them with acrylics and then applied  them using a nifty template,also supplied with the kit.

      The band "tighteners" are painted castings from the kit affixed to the bands with ACC glue.

      [img]https://i.imgur.com/FNGQLCT.jpg[/img]

      Hope this was helpful.     Doc Tom

       

       

    • June 3, 2018 10:08 AM EDT
    • i like it!

       

      but i think, i mentioned that once or twice already...

       

      i would like to ask for a close-up of the bands ant heir slots on the tank.

    • June 3, 2018 8:00 AM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:

      Not allowed to post a blank to acknowledge that I am following as that is post count but I am following and enjoying!

      Thanks Rooster. You da bird!!!!!    Doc Tom

    • June 2, 2018 8:55 PM EDT
    • Not allowed to post a blank to acknowledge that I am following as that is post count but I am following and enjoying!

    • June 2, 2018 7:48 PM EDT
    • Over on the "Rail Camp" side of the mini layout Big Boss Man is showing off his latest creation shoe horned in to the RC Campus.

      For the enjoyment of his hard working crew he has put in a "two holer" facility.



      While no running water there is kerosene lighting to help with those nighttime and early AM urgencies and emergencies.




      Doc Tom

    • June 2, 2018 7:44 AM EDT
    • Dan Hilyer said:

      I can feel the cold winter wind blowing through the trees. Brrrrrr. Layout looks great, Tom. 

      Thanks Dan. Lots of work ahead including snow and ice to make this summer even colder.  Doc Tom

    • June 1, 2018 7:22 PM EDT
    • I can feel the cold winter wind blowing through the trees. Brrrrrr. Layout looks great, Tom. 

    • June 1, 2018 5:13 PM EDT
    • It is getting hot here in Clarksville Tennessee. To beat the heat I head to the air conditioned train shed out in the back yard. A great way to feel even cooler is to plant some "winter trees" on the micro layout.



      And then do em' up in B&W for more of a frosty cold look.





      Here is an overall look see at the "Woods" side of the little layout as of today.



      Thanks for looking and hope you are staying cool.

      Doc Tom

    • May 7, 2018 5:37 AM EDT
    • I thought that woodpile was for the stove in the engine barn. If its for the locomotives, then yes, they would be throwing the slash into the firebox, no matter if it was wet or dry.

    • May 6, 2018 10:21 PM EDT
    • Tom Grabenstein said:
      David Maynard said:

      Shouldn't you store that wood off the ground, and under some kind of awning? To keep it dry.

      Hi David,

      Good points.  May have to rethink the woodpile.  Tom

      Just the pile for cooking the squeezings is covered, an even heat is a must!

    • May 6, 2018 9:52 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      Well......have you ever tried throwing a rain soaked branch into a fire? It steams and smokes and smells awful, especially inside of a building.

      yes, i have - often.

      for smoking beef, freshly cut and green wood are best.

       

      edit: but we did not smoke meat in the livingroom...

    • May 6, 2018 7:19 PM EDT
    • Hate to say it but those boys are slackers!  That's all they cut and split in a day?

      Dan Markoff's Eureka consumes a LOT of wood, (see YouTube videos) and maybe your little tea kettles would be more fuel efficient but you'll need lots more for your lumber company to keep operating.  I agree with Korm that the wood would be cut and consumed as fast as it is processed so covered storage is probably not necessary.

    • May 14, 2018 4:30 PM EDT
    • so much layout in so little space...

      tempting, tempting...

    • May 14, 2018 3:21 PM EDT
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      OO are they making the new engine yet.. That looks great

      Not sure , they did just release the Amtrak AEM7 looks pretty nice.

       

    • May 14, 2018 11:06 AM EDT
    • OO are they making the new engine yet.. That looks great

    • May 11, 2018 2:56 PM EDT
    • Picked up a MTH Genset locomotive and some MBTA passenger cars a couple of weeks ago!