Starting with Don today – he’s added the print out barn to his layout.
Course, I’m biased, but I think it looks great:
“Pic of your barn, home to my small herd of Texas Longhorns.
The rancher’s “bunk house” is behind it.
Hope you enjoy it and thanks for all of your work and time for the emails.
Sending some pix of a project I’ve been working on the past few weeks I want to recreate my youthful town main strip known as Ridge Avenue in the Roxborough area of Philadelphia.
I have purchased quite an inventory of HO scale buildings, and started in on one that was the mainstay of the area previously mentioned. That of course was the Roxy Theater. I bought a Walthers Rivoli Theater and went to work.
The kit was not lighting capable, so my first task was developing a scheme whereby said lighting could be accomplished. I finally got that worked out and implemented!
Pictures (attached) will show the movie house pretty near what I experienced as a kid!. 32 micro leds illuminate the marquee and the movie posters in the entryway, as well as ultra violet leds for top marquee illumination.
The weathering was accomplished by texture spray paint and cigarette ashes (poor mans pastel chalk). Hope pix will meet with your approval and considered worthy of your web site!
Cincinnati, Ohio (USA)”
“Hi Al, I have an HO layout and love trains. I’ve got a problem and wonder if you would share it with your list.
For a Christmas Bazaar, our church was given a Lionel, North Pole, G gauge train set in the original box. All parts are there and the engine runs.
However the coupler from the engine to the coal car is broken off. There are no parts manual with the set. I have gone to the Lionel website and can’t find a service manual for it. I have searched YouTube and Ebay to no avail.
I seem to have one option. The the little shaft in the coupler post seems to be imbedded and broken off from the body of the train. Therefore, I am considering a plastic epoxy such as is used to seal PVC plumbing pipe, or Superglue on the base, and then a bead around the 4 edges.
I hesitate drilling with a Dremel Tool as the small plastic might crack. I also thought of using a soldering iron with a fine point to melt and join the edges. Still another is to lay small piece of gauze around base and w fiberglass.
Anybody have any Ideas?
Please do leave a comment at the bottom of the page if you can help Bill.
A big thanks to Tim and Don.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if today is the day you start on your layout.