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I like the perfect fit of the factory base in the table cutout. Assembling building kits takes a lot of patience at times. I know from experience. Yours look good.
Thank you.I like the perfect fit of the factory base in the table cutout. Assembling building kits takes a lot of patience at times. I know from experience. Yours look good.
Ya, I know.... I was just never happy with what I was building.... I always wanted more, and better.. Im thinking some day Ill just build a little shelf layout...Paul, once you gather up most of the material, it's not bad. You need to take care laying track. I spent about three weeks setting up my HO, start to finish. After that it's just adding buildings/vehicles/people here and there.
Keep the pics coming !Made a little change to the display of the outside crane where the boiler can be lifted up off the chassis.
I have added a wood push bumper to the front of the 0-4-0 switch engine and it has three steel pegs sticking up from the top of it.
A chain with a hook on one end is fastened to the center peg.
It is wrapped around the back of the chassis and hooked back on the center peg.
The little engine is pulling the chassis out from under the lifted boiler.
The switch engine will pull the chassis back to the end of the track and then the chain will be unhooked from the chassis and wrapped around the two outer pegs on top of the wood bumper to keep it out of the way.
They'll switch the turnout to the outside track and then the switch engine can use the wood bumper to push the chassis out around the crane and on into the machine shed on the other side.
After I get grass and gravel laid down on the layout, I'll have an enginer siting in the cab of the switch engine and have some workers placed around this area.
The stone walls are cast out of a hard foam material and they are made by Chooch Industries.The stone walls look good. Did you buy pre-made pieces and cut them to size or did you somehow make them from scratch?