Finally did it gang...

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by vanda32547, Jul 22, 2002.

  1. vanda32547

    vanda32547 Member

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    This weekend we finally took the 4th bedroom/train room (which has been currently used as a catch all room/junk room/storage shed, etc.) cleared it completely out and uncrated my HO layout after being in suspended animation for more than 2 years. :D

    I then inspected it carefully for any damage from being moved cross state and being in storage for about a year. Let me tell you folks... it was in perfect condition. Only lost a little ballast from it sitting on it's side for all that time. We got the legs attached and uprighted it. I plugged in the power and before positioning it into its final spot ran an engine around the thing with no derailments. It was awesome!!! Of course once it was in place...my wife insisted on bringing all that junk back into the room! :(

    Looks like the next thing on our agenda will be a yard sale!

    On a lighter note...I do have room to work on the layout now, so that accounts for something anyway. I'll take some digital pix in the next few days or so and post them.
  2. Tyson Rayles

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    Congrats on getting er' up and running again! :cool: Looking forward to the pics. :)
  3. shamus

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    Thats the way to go Bob my friend, get cracking on it, and post some pix soon.

    Look forward to that.

    Shamus
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  4. planeshavings42

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    Cracking open the layout

    Way t go Bob, I had a similar experience a few months ago, Except I had nothing but the Locomotives and cars to start with, however seemed reminiscent of Christmas 1949 when I got my first train set. We're looking forward to seeing those photos. Good luck AT&SF Duey :)
  5. t. alexander

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    I sure know how you feel. Had a problem with space myself,Even with my HO layout being only 2x7 ft. We remuddeled the room it was in and my wife would'nt let me put it back up. :mad:

    However recent events have opened up plenty of room for a larger layout. :D . I've been working on the track plan. Can't wait to watch a train make a complete loop.

    Congrats on the new space.

    t.
  6. alkcnw

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    Quick Bob, Before she moves all the stuff back in, ADD ON!!!:eek:
  7. marty w.

    marty w. Member

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    alkcnw,

    Now that a good one!:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    My wife was wondering why I was laughing so hard and came over to check this thread out. She wanted to know if we gave each other advice like this all the time and if I learned how to sneak in that new engine I bought from this forum. I said I guess not if you knew about it.

    She may just pull the plug on this computer.

    Sorry, we are both laughing so hard I can hardly type.

    Marty
    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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    Vanda,
    How about changing the lock on the door of "Your Train Room"?? :D :D

    Gotta be smart to keep ahead of the directors!! ...;)

    Errol
  9. vanda32547

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    I am blessed...

    Well gang... Kettlestacks suggestion to put a lock on the door might be a good one if it weren't for the fact that my wife is an artist and can't wait to paint scenery, buildings and work on the details like curtains, in the windows of the buildings or furniture in the houses, etc.

    Now you may think..."where did you find this wonderful woman who is interested in model railroading?" Don't be too quick to envy me folks. There is a slight problem here... :rolleyes: ... HER idea of what we should do is not exactly MY idea of what we should do SHEESH. :eek: So until we can agree on a plan ... nothing is getting done :p

    Well...we have a lifetime to work on it ... ;) I hope I live that long :D
  10. RI541

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    I guess I most be lucky to have a wife that puts up with my addiction.
    I've dragged that poor women to more train shows, through a foot of snow to a rail yard to take pistures, and she still loves me.but she always has fun. and she never seems to mind a small addition to the layout when she come home from shopping:D :D :D

    She must be loco in the head.:) :D :)
  11. alkcnw

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    My wife was after me to build a cabnet to hold all the kids games and toys. So I built one 2' deep and 8' long, pushed up against my layout along the wall and wala my car and engine sevice area. she thought it was a great idea.( so did I)!!!!!!:eek:
  12. vanda32547

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  13. alkcnw

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    Hey Bob, looks like you got a great start, now just keep going.:eek:
  14. Tyson Rayles

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    Bob I agree with alkcnw, you are off to a great start! Love the trestle. BTW you are not the first poor soul to find out about Great Stuff's ability to swallow up vast amounts of real estate! :D
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    Bob,
    I agree with everyone. Looks like you off to a fine start.
    Post more pics as you move along.
    Marty
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    Hey Bob, your website looks very nice indeed, and I love the trestle bridge, was that scratchbuilt? ;)
    Shamus
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    HEY BOB

    Great start on the bilevel layout, don't put down the website either, I'd be very happy with that ability.. :cool: :cool:
  18. vanda32547

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    Yes, the trestle is scratch built...

    Yes Shamus the trestle is scratch built from coffee stirrers :D

    Since I had a strange freelance curve on my upper level I had to improvise and found the wooden coffee stirrers to be just what I needed. I designed a template for assembling the supports so that they would be uniform. Also the trestle is removable... I did this so I could weather and detail it at a later time.

    Thanks for the feedback gang ;)