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deemery
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USA
7695 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2016 :  11:56:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good luck with the rebuild!

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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BlairM
Section Hand

97 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2016 :  12:35:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm a pretty big fan of your style of modeling Michael, first, you model LVRR lines, so that gets you points in my anthracite book.

Second, your rolling stock looks great and is all unique looking pieces, you put focus into each piece of stock and as a result a line of boxcars has the proper 1800s look that is specific the PA&NY, Southern Central & LVRR.

Third, your layout is a nice achievable size not to rule your life and still leaves room for other activities in the middle of the room. The small size also lets you focus on building a few accurate structures with good details and not be overwhelmed by building a whole city.
I admire Sellios and Rod Stewart, but I know I don't have enough time to build that much.

All the best on the project.

Blair
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5189 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2016 :  6:24:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Thank you. So far so good. Today I removed track from the two sections sitting in the floor in the photos without tearing it up. That Micro Engneerng track falls apart pretty easily. All I had to do was pull a few track nails, spritz with wet water, and carefully work a putty knife underneath. I'm glad I used a water-soluble glue, but I can't remember whether it's Elmers white or yellow. I suspect the former. I don't know how well the yellow softens when wetted.

Mike

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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5189 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2016 :  6:42:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Blair,

Thank you for your kind words. In response to your comments, I don't remember how I latched onto the LV but it has not let me down. I even have 20th century equipment and rolling stock that I run at our local club. As for my approach to the historical modeling, early in my re-entry into the hobby in the 1980's I became interested in prototype modeling, so I try to carry it back to an early era. There's a fair amount of info out there. Finally, I have a lot of interests such as gardening and antiques that help to keep my railroad interests within reasonable bounds. My interest in historic architecture and antiques overlaps with my modeling.

Thanks again.

Mike

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quartergauger48
Fireman

USA
5870 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2016 :  7:30:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like you have a nice project going on, that will keep you busy for while, Mike'. And the best part is, No more compromises....



ted :<)
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5189 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2016 :  9:32:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by quartergauger48

Looks like you have a nice project going on, that will keep you busy for while, Mike'. And the best part is, No more compromises....



Hi Ted,

Yes, this will keep me out of trouble for a while.

I'm not sure I will have NO compromises, but certainly fewer.

Mike

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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1730 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2016 :  04:56:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fun to see your train room! Looks quite cosy. Couldn't help notice the IKEA stuff
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masonamerican
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Sweden
1730 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2016 :  04:58:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fun to see your train room! Looks quite cosy. I'm sure I have seen that chair before. IKEA? :-)

Håkan
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5189 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2016 :  9:05:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by masonamerican

Fun to see your train room! Looks quite cosy. I'm sure I have seen that chair before. IKEA? :-)

Håkan



Håkan,

Thank you. Yes, IKEA. Ten years ago our daughter did a class at university of Pittsburgh and needed some furniture.

Mike


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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2655 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2016 :  08:02:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Really good work and a nice room above the garage to hold it all. Somehow I missed your latest posts here, but it was fun to binge-read to catch up again.

You wondered about how water soluble yellow glue might be when you were salvaging flextrack. It's pretty water resistant, but if you find that you did use yellow glue in some places instead of Elmer's, you can soak the ballast in isopropyl alcohol (90% is better, 70% will work) and cover the area with a plastic bag to slow evaporation, you can soften the glue.
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Michael Hohn
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USA
5189 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2016 :  09:22:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill,

Thank you. Most of my organized work the last six months has been on the club layout so not many updates here.

Your info on glue will be most helpful. There have been a few places where the ballast does not want to let go; I suspect it was where I'd used the yellow glue. I have to decide whether I want to use the gallon of yellow glue for new work or get some white. Since I move track around I suspect I should do the latter.

Mike


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Guff
Fireman

USA
1731 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2016 :  4:29:42 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Mike,
Wow, you have a lot of work ahead of you with the new train room layout.
Beautiful job on the machine shop...a great looking build!
Dave

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deemery
Fireman

USA
7695 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2016 :  4:58:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

quote:
Originally posted by masonamerican

Fun to see your train room! Looks quite cosy. I'm sure I have seen that chair before. IKEA? :-)

Håkan


Håkan,

Thank you. Yes, IKEA. Ten years ago our daughter did a class at university of Pittsburgh and needed some furniture.

Mike

I've been in Ikeas on 4 continents (North America, Europe, China and Australia), and the only thing that differentiates them is one of the languages on the signage :-)

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5189 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2016 :  5:31:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Do they include the Allen wrench on all four continents?

Mike

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deemery
Fireman

USA
7695 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2016 :  7:14:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Dave,

Do they include the Allen wrench on all four continents?

Mike

Can't say, since we didn't buy anything on 3 of them… Mostly we went in for the experience.

dave

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