Sunday Photo Fun 6/21/20

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Sunday Photo Fun 6/21/20
Posted by fifedog on Sunday, June 21, 2020 5:38 AM

Instead of "beauty" shots today, I'll share a couple of pics with scars, marks and tattoos.  I have several areas on the layout bereft of scenery.  Here are pics of my Moorefield, WV area.  Across from the Lionel 3656 cattle pen, I have to scratch build, or kit-bash, the South Branch Stockyard.  Some false-front buildings will serve the siding track by the wall.  The MTH Z-4000 will be mounted below the front edge of the return loop, and a "representation" of Fort Mulligan (Petersburg, WV) will be on top of the ridge.

 

 

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, June 21, 2020 9:00 AM

No work on the layout yet, but the "Office" is taking shape.

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Posted by dougdagrump on Sunday, June 21, 2020 7:41 PM

Early start of garden RR and limited operations.

  

 

Unfortunately the trestle has since been taken out by a big tree limb. Maybe one of these days, if health co-operates, I'll be able to resurrect the line. 

 

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, June 22, 2020 8:07 AM

Dougnotta - We need to do similar retaining wall in the future, along the backside of the house.  I'd love to dabble in some G-Scale, but Wifey's being a hard sell on it.

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Posted by dougdagrump on Monday, June 22, 2020 12:21 PM

In a way they are making some big strides in the G stuff. I like some of the inovations that have been made with battery power, with the outdoor track it can be a bit of a pain cleaning the track. I went with a sanding pole, a dry wall application, using the scotch brite pads. No crawling around on hands & knees required. Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, June 22, 2020 6:41 PM

fifedog

Dougnotta - We need to do similar retaining wall in the future, along the backside of the house.  I'd love to dabble in some G-Scale, but Wifey's being a hard sell on it.

 

Try this angle: https://www.cptrr.com/

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, June 22, 2020 7:50 PM

That's a really great looking garden railway ! I'm also spending a lot of time outside this year... I set up my train room ( HappyPlace) last year !

Looks great !

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:37 AM

YesPirate Thanks, Becky.  That's truly an awesome garden railroad.  I daydream about owning the Bachmann Grizzly Flats steamer, and having a train snaking through the posies.

However, if I show my lovely wife that video, her focus will be on the double oven and side-by-side refrigerator over that man's shoulder, quickly dashing the dream.

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Posted by V8Vega on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:22 AM

A guy at our church has a large garden railroad. He is a very smart man and has gone to all battery powered. I say smart because he was in on the beginning of this and figured it out.

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Posted by dougdagrump on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:39 PM

fifedog

Dougnotta - We need to do similar retaining wall in the future, along the backside of the house.  I'd love to dabble in some G-Scale, but Wifey's being a hard sell on it. 

Emphasize the GARDEN and minimize the train. Wink 

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