Brakie's at it again!

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by brakie, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Here's what I been into the last 2 days..This is C&HV's Jackson yard..A tip..It's hard mounting ground throws with one hand but,as you can see it can be done.
    Next up is to paint the rail and then ballast the track and add other details..

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  2. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Great Brakie!!! Glad to see you back at it again!! :wave:

    Val
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Lookin' good Larry. You are doing very well with one hand.
  4. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Here is the future engine service area..I am so slowly building a Walthers 2 stall engine house.It will be located where the card board is located.A fueling rack and sanding tower will be added as well as other details.

    This yard is the first part of a round the walls layout that I will be building over the next few months..I will add the legs when this section is finish..The layout will stand 52" from the floor.

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  5. 13Mtrainer

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    hey brakie i know how you feel right now i have a broken thumb. i still work on my layout though
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Model railroading..Great therapy!
    Looks good brakie. That new camera takes some mighty fine shots.
  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Looks great Larry!
  8. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    Looking good Larry, :thumb: you are getting more done with one hand than I am with two. :D
  9. RailRon

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    Fine to have you back in action, Larry! :thumb: :thumb:

    And what you've done do so far looks really good! Take your time and - most important of all - have fun with it! :wave:

    Ron
  10. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Great to see you're getting back into it, and it's good to have you back.:wave: That's a fine start, you're in about the same stage I'm in with my N scale expansion. I have a little bit more track to put down though...:D
  11. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Well here is the start of balasting with my left hand..Ty not to laygh to hard. :rolleyes: :D I will blend everything in later.As you can see I am not afraid to ballast a switch.

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  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Nobody is laughing Larry, we are all in full admiration of how you do modelling with your left hand. Very impressive.
  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    You're looking fine there Brakie. You ballast as well with one hand as I do with two! :)
    Ralph
  14. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    Larry, my mouth has dropped to far to form a laugh...
    As I said, I wish I had one or two hands that were as talented as your one.
  15. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Looking good Larry.
    I have an Idea how challenging working with one hand is. Fortunately I got some of the use of my hands back. Hopefully you will also.
    Some people would just give up, I'm glad to see your not one of them.
    Hang in there and keep up the good work.
  16. ausien

    ausien Active Member

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    Great to see you back in the sadle again Brakie, ;) and doing a grand job of it to.
    you going to rite a book on "modeling with one hand":D .

    question: how do you ballast a point/switch without fowling the blades?. I still have to ballast the FRRR. and was going to by pass the points, maybe now I will try to ballast them.....have a good one..steve:thumb: :thumb:
  17. Tileguy

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    Great Job Larry, when your done cleaning up, could you come do a few rafter sets,window mullions and some scratch doors.5 doors 5 rafter sets and 15 windows would be a great help and free me up to do some serious Pro Lounging :D
  18. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    ausien asks:how do you ballast a point/switch without fowling the blades?
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    Steve,Its not all that hard..All I do is lightly brush the ballast in place then,I tamp the ballast in place by lightly tapping the switch with the handle of my brush.

    Like this..

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  19. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    As a update for those they might be following this project here is what I got done this morning.Hope you enjoy eye ballin' these pixs.

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