Jim’s been back in touch – his last post is here.
Jim from CB back again with Part #6 of my model railroad layout.
In my last posting, there was a comment that it was lucky that the door to the layout room opened outwards instead of the usual inwards. Well, it wasn’t really lucky, because, even before I started the layout, I realized that I would have to re-hang the door so it would open outwardly & afford me the extra space that would be required for the layout.
Also, if one checks out the video from 2:11 to 2:33, in the middle you will notice a searchlight tower near the transfer table pit. Years ago, I traded in a box of my old, badly abused childhood Marx 0-27 scale train cars on some new HO scale train cars.
Then a few years later, in my basement, I found the searchlight housing for the old Marx searchlight work car (see attached picture). So rather than toss it, I scratch built a tower & mounted the searchlight housing on top of it with a grain-of-rice bulb inside for lighting.
Although it’s not the correct scale, I believe it doesn’t look too out of place & besides, I therefore, still have a connection, albeit a small one, to my childhood trains.
That’s it for now train buddies & keep on trackin.’
Jim from CB”
Now on to Bill (his last post is here) who has pretty much finished one of his scenes:
Short update on my layout. Been raining a lot in Virginia lately and I got tired of looking at all pink foam base on my layout. I took out some scenery supplies I’ve had in storage since the early 90’s and had got rid of the pink in at least a small area of the layout. It’s been fun to weather track, lay a little ballast and start to model the world around the track.
Bill in Virginia”
That’s all for today folks, a huge thanks to Jim and Bill.
Please do keep ’em coming – and don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want your layout to happen anytime soon.