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    • February 5, 2020 4:39 PM EST
      • Pleasanton, CA
         
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      Nice job, Bill! I particularly like that the building is up on concrete blocks.

    • February 5, 2020 5:08 PM EST
      • Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174
         
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      As always thanks, least it looks more comfortable than the dog house 

    • February 5, 2020 6:48 PM EST
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      Bill Barnwell said:

      Yea it's pretty neat stuff, I've built several buildings using their stuff, it's not UV proof but holds up great is painted. If you go to albums and search "sawmill" it was built with it, very versatile product. On my old layout I had a bunch of stuff and that's where all my parts are coming from, built a 3 story hotel that was at the base of my water fall for the tourist to stay in while visiting the Coquina Falls and back in the day there were hardly any 1/2" scale figures so I used the Playmobil figures and as close as you could get to the building was about 25' and it just amazed visitors to the layout as to the number of figures I had cause from that distance you can't tell what they are, had a lot of fun with that. Check out Eric Muller's pictures he does a great job of staging scenes using them. Pink building on the left is the hotel. Thanks for the kind comments, Bill

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      Bill, your cracker house turned out great.  Very realistic.  On another note, this picture above has me wanting more photos of your layout, it looks quite intriguing.  Please show us more.

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    • February 8, 2020 3:05 PM EST
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      Tra la, I'm done just have to do a couple of pictures, got the figures on the front porch + added a dog and had to have a "Rooster" up there also and only spent $12.95 for the figure, yeadog and "rooster" 

    • February 8, 2020 4:32 PM EST
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      Like the look of your build, Bill. In one word: Saweeeet!

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      "If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own backyard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with." - L. Frank Baum

    • February 10, 2020 11:06 AM EST
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      chimney

      Like I stated the other day I finished early basically because it was not a very complicated build like most, but it was fun. Only problem I ran into was 1 of the wall seams opened up, It was left outside 24/7 just to see if everything would hold up and nothing like real weathering. This past week we have had some extreme temperature changes 54 to 85 and it decided that I should have used more glue in that 1 joint, easy fix though just ran some model masters glue down the crack and bar clamped it for a few hours. The build sports Playmobil furniture inside, tricks I learned from Eric, solder powered light with the panel mounted in the chimney Playmobil dog and "Rooster", can't have LSC without "Rooster" and wonderful figure that sort of makes the whole scene, Think I will call this build, "3 in the yard and 1 in the engine house", for you non train people that's barefoot and pregnant. Very fun build and thanks Dave for a great chimney, Bill

      the familtnight time

      This post was edited by Bill Barnwell at February 10, 2020 11:05 PM EST
    • February 10, 2020 11:25 AM EST
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      Bill overall that is a great building. Not all buildings need to be huge to be great. Small buildings are a fact of life and need to be included as well and this is a dandy. And the Chimney is over the top. i just love the painting oyu did on it. You win the most realistic chimney award. And i love how you got the solar cell in it. This was my original plan and the first cell I had fit perfectly. Then I ruined it. The second one was larger. I know people had mentioned doing it in the cap but never really thought how to make that work and you did it brilliantly.

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at February 10, 2020 11:28 AM EST
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    • February 10, 2020 9:41 PM EST
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      The house turned out great, Bill.  I love the simplicity of the structure, very natural.  Like Devon mentioned, your painting of the chimney was over the top.  Overall a great build, one of my favorites.

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    • February 10, 2020 10:24 PM EST
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      Bill Your house has turned out very nice, a design that can fit on any layout that fits in the last 80 years. 

      this will look good on any layout.

      Great job

      Dennis

    • February 10, 2020 10:24 PM EST
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      Bill Your house has turned out very nice, a design that can fit on any layout that fits in the last 80 years. 

      this will look good on any layout.

      Great job

      Dennis

    • February 12, 2020 11:07 AM EST
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      Dennis, your build is way over the top but I thought BR549 was for a good deal on a car, please explain. LOL

    • February 12, 2020 12:37 PM EST
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      Bill Barnwell said:

      Dennis, your build is way over the top but I thought BR549 was for a good deal on a car, please explain. LOL

      HeeHaw and a bluegrass band... but primarily Heehaw, call this number BR5-49   Brentwood 5 #49, early phone numbers were like that. Party lines, others could listen in...

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • February 12, 2020 1:47 PM EST
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      I knew that was just teasing, I use to watch heehaw, Bill

      This post was edited by Bill Barnwell at February 12, 2020 3:24 PM EST
    • February 12, 2020 5:42 PM EST
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      When I was growing our number was BE 5030, that meant the operator had to plug in the line to line 5 and our crank phone was 3 long rings, our neighbor had BE 5031-- 3 longs and 1 short (half ring), another neighbor had 3 shorts, their

      number was 5300, another neighbor was 5210= 2 shorts and 1 long. 

      With this said I have a personal contact with the old crank phones. And of course the BR 549 has always made me chuckle. I always try to include something that some people can relate to. Roosterville founder was Rooster Cogburn

      My large Mashville station, has many of the show's actors included in the names on the model. 

      It is all about making someone else laugh or at least chuckle. 

    • February 12, 2020 6:43 PM EST
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       neat idea, had a 4 party line for several years when we lived in the cracker house, BB

      This post was edited by Bill Barnwell at February 12, 2020 6:51 PM EST
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