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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6113 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2018 :  8:41:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Chuck, Dave, Andre, Frank, Carl and Rich, Thank you.

Carl. My layout is about 16í by 20í around the walls of a room above our garage. The center of the room is quite open and has my work table, place for me to practice my guitar, and earlier this year room to do a little reupholstery.

Rich, I appreciate your words and following along. I have a rocking chair next to my work area and sometimes while reading Iíll look up at my layoutówhich is about eye level when Iím sittingóand gaze for a while, planning, changing, moving things around in my head. Occasionally that leads to actual work.

Mike

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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

Edited by - Michael Hohn on 06/20/2018 10:55:35 AM
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6113 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2018 :  11:17:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Continuing work on the car shop I have started a set of bins for parts storage:





Iíve seen bins like this on a couple of railroads. I suspect they were used to hold metal scrap for recycling.

Mike

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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

Edited by - Michael Hohn on 06/20/2018 10:52:47 AM
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6113 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2018 :  11:14:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I finished the bins for my shop area:



Now I need to fill them with junk.

Iíve been assembling and painting Tichy wheel sets. Next on the list is piles of lumber.

Mike

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railman28
Fireman

USA
5548 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2018 :  12:32:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a very interesting set of bins. Nice built and weathered too.

It's only make-believe
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2962 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2018 :  1:28:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, That looks like another good layout project you won't have to scrap. Oh, wait a minute, you already did.
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6113 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2018 :  8:46:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob and Bill, thank you.

Mike

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Guff
Fireman

USA
1851 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2018 :  08:52:28 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Mike,
The bin is looking great!
Dave

David Guffey
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5797 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2018 :  08:59:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
As you know bins are in. [:-thumbu]

Frank
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3725 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2018 :  09:04:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You "bin" busy! [:-thumbu]
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6113 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2018 :  12:10:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave, Frank and Carl, many thanks.

Mike
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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

USA
679 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2018 :  5:11:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Don't fill the bins with junk, fill them with stuff. Remember what George Carlin said, that stuff is the junk we keep and junk is the stuff we get rid of.

Just catching up on your thread and wow, the trestle sure does look nice. I have a coal trestle I built from a Blackstone kit, but it doesn't have the long approach. I set it down into the scenery, sort of against a hillside. Anyway, I will be recycling that trestle off of that layout when it is dismantled later in the year or thereabouts. Now I know what I could do with it if space allows.

Galen

My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6113 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2018 :  9:45:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Galen, thank you for the nice comment.

I enjoyed the George Carlin quote. It hit the nail on the head. Iíll search the catalogs for stuff.

This is the third coal trestle Iíve done, but the first with the long ramp. Iím hoping to wrap it up soon and will post more photos when I do

Mike

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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6113 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2018 :  9:59:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Back to the coal trestle.

This photo shows the earthen ramp to the trestle. The basic structure is wood, and I have been carefully ballasting the track with diluted wood glue, trying to use as little water as possible. I weight everything down to prevent warping.



Here I've started the walls on either side.



And I've been laying track:




Almost done.

Mike

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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3725 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2018 :  06:49:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Built on the bench? A wise man you are! [:-thumbu]
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2962 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2018 :  07:00:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Looks like you're ramping up to a big finish. Neatly ballasted.
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