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    • May 4, 2017 8:48 PM EDT
      • Nepean / Ottawa, Ontario, The Dominion of Canada
         
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      Some of Dave's Cup Cakes, will do it every time  !!

    • May 4, 2017 10:07 PM EDT

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      GOOD STUFF GUYS!!!

    • May 5, 2017 10:52 PM EDT
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      "Remote switch throws. That is something I had already considered for a couple of hard to reach areas in both Mancos and Hesperus. Since there is nothing solid under the throws to attach them to but 3" of dirt, maybe patio blocks will help you short armed fellows. l will further ponder on a solution for that."

      In the Midwest, we call that the "Godwin Solution" - he built it, he throws the turnout and re-rails the cars.  Sometimes we just call him "Stretch".

       

      This post was edited by Ric Golding at May 6, 2017 9:39 AM EDT
    • May 6, 2017 2:07 PM EDT
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       As I mentioned to Ken,  I think it would be helpful to have a schematic drawing of each town and yard with buildings shown as outlines and industries named. 

      Since it was a bit inclement today, I thought I take Jon's suggestion:

      I have them all printed out and mounted. Just need a better day to get them out to the layout.

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    • May 6, 2017 6:01 PM EDT
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      Nice job!  More detail than I would have done :)

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    • May 6, 2017 7:37 PM EDT

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      Cool!!!

       

      Al P.

    • May 7, 2017 8:40 AM EDT
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      Great work, Ken!  How did you print and mount them?  What did you use?  Weather proof?

    • May 7, 2017 9:04 AM EDT
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      Looks great, Ken.  Sure shows how it all works..      What did you do to "weatherize" them?????

    • May 7, 2017 9:17 AM EDT
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      I printed them on inkjet printer vinyl, mounted them on some coroplast and them covered them with clear laminate sheets from Papilio. The black ink seems to last a lot longer than the colored ink. 

      Vinyl printer sheets

      The labels on the layout are done the same way. It takes a couple of years before they start to fade. 

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    • May 8, 2017 9:45 AM EDT
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      Ken said -

      "The labels on the layout are done the same way. It takes a couple of years before they start to fade."

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      Oh like weathering. 

    • May 8, 2017 10:24 AM EDT
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      Ric Golding said:

      Ken said -

      "The labels on the layout are done the same way. It takes a couple of years before they start to fade."

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      Oh like weathering. 

      Pretty much!.................;)

      Got the schematics fastened down yesterday.....................in between rain showers. 

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    • May 18, 2017 3:01 PM EDT
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      Mike McLaughlin said:
      Is that bird crap on the roofs of the structures? And I think the constant battle with leaves all winter is a PITA, LOL!

      Ken Brunt said:

      Most of that is just the paint chipping off. Between the weather, birds and pine cones falling, the roofs take a beating. 

       

      And I modestly add:

      During the winter my buildings' roofs take a severe beating from snow and ice pellets driven by the west wind that they face directly.  This resulted in a lot of white patches from chipped paint.  These roofs are made of white Coroplast painted with acrylic paint.  I have discovered that a coat of matte acrylic varnish, available at art supply houses, protects the paint and significantly prolongs the finish. 

      Ken, thanks for sending me a quick link to this thread, which I've enjoyed enormously, particularly the pix from the ops session & the comments from some of the gang.  Even including Rooster's.  The railroad is looking very, very good.  I especially liked the picture of the Climax in front of that splendid depot.  That structure is a work of art - I drooled!

      Please tell me what adhesive(s) you have found effective on your Coroplast structures - I may imitate some of your methods!  

      It sounds as if you held a great event, Ken.   I'm glad everyone enjoyed your fine hospitality & in the end got home safely through the crazy weather and all those blocked routes!   Cheers everyone!

    • May 18, 2017 5:03 PM EDT
      • Nepean / Ottawa, Ontario, The Dominion of Canada
         
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      Welcome back Johnny, after a long absence....... Hope we see more of your helpful hints and happy tales, again, soon.......

      Fr.Fred

    • May 18, 2017 5:49 PM EDT
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      John Le Forestier said:
       

      Please tell me what adhesive(s) you have found effective on your Coroplast structures - I may imitate some of your methods!  

      It sounds as if you held a great event, Ken.   I'm glad everyone enjoyed your fine hospitality & in the end got home safely through the crazy weather and all those blocked routes!   Cheers everyone!

      Goop holds the Precision Products veneer to the coroplast very well. I go through about one large tube on every building. About a tube and a half on the depot. Got to make sure it gets spread in a thin layer, it'll melt the veneer if there's a glob. Had that happen once or twice.

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    • May 18, 2017 9:16 PM EDT
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      Ken, yea. I use a razor blade to squeegee the goop on in a thin layer.

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    • May 19, 2017 3:51 AM EDT
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      I have a box of about 5,000 coffee stirrers, and keep a bunch handy on the work bench. They help get the stuff into all the little nooks and crannies. 

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