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  1. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    A bit more done today, But have a slow down again. Have to wait for more connectors to hook up the rest of the layout. While i am at it i am making a small change to the layout. Am adding a 1 foot piece to make total length to 9 foot. Will be adding that to the logging camp side. I need more...
  2. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    I have been kinda busy for a bit. Doctors... Nuff said? Anyway i have got some work done. I did say some...
  3. OleSmokey

    Building the Pinnacle Creek Mining & Timber Co. RR

    Ha, there will not be another. As for clearing the area, first come first served, or the garbage. I'm only building this one cause no one wants my trains, this being an HO thread and all. I've done Z thru On30 and I like On30 the best. Good for old folks. Sure it will be... You have said that...
  4. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    Was using the "cool" hot glue for the track and forms
  5. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    Bare Foam,(pink) or Plaster cloth. The main yard is on Pink foam all the way from the engine house to the river. Would something like Elmers glue work? In a eye dropper maybe? I would do that part over to make sure it don't come apart. I have no wants, to have to tear out the turnouts again.
  6. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    I started using Aleenes and it wasn't working for me with trees. Tried the Hob-e-tack and it didn't look right and continued to be sticky and was a dust collector. I took them off the layout and started using this hair spray and i started getting the results i was looking for. When i use glue...
  7. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    I used arlinees Before and that worked ok but it kept soaking up the grasses and left a dull finish. I had a bottle here but Deb decided to use it up. I went to get another bottle and they were out. Someone here on-line..can't remember which site but they were using this stuff. I liked the looks...
  8. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    I used this one on the mountain. Its still strong. This is one for the older Beehive type haircuts i think. Pretty good so far. I guess i will find out down the road. I am sore from working on my truck, so i don't think i will be doing much on it today. Laters
  9. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    I did most of the scenery on the layout so i can relay the track and turnouts down. I have most of it done. I used the bare pink board to figure out where to put scenery and not have to waste any of it. I may have to clean up the track on the layout yet as i got glue and scenery stuff on them...
  10. OleSmokey

    Building the Pinnacle Creek Mining & Timber Co. RR

    Jim, Toot was last here on July 6. I miss seeing him.
  11. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    yeah, i know. I cleaned mine up last year. They worked correctly till i started doing the scenery and even with tape it gummed up the works. So i am going to do the grasses and after making sure i have it all down good, i will lay down the track and turnouts. I hope i don't have to do this again.
  12. OleSmokey

    Building the Pinnacle Creek Mining & Timber Co. RR

    Yeah, i know. I am on #6 right now.
  13. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    The shots above show a turnout with cover off. Shot here of the cover removed and finished. Note to clean the turnout put in water and let it soak for awhile, "Up to a day". Clean up the exterior and open the case up and using canned air blow the insides dry. Lift the switch control,: black...
  14. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    Final score is 2 that will not let me fix them. Two new ones are over 70 bucks with shipping. I'm on ssi so that really would take a bite from my money.I was looking to see if i had any more #4 rh turnouts. Nope but i came across 2 #6 old model turnouts that were used when i got them around 8-9...
  15. OleSmokey

    Building the Pinnacle Creek Mining & Timber Co. RR

    Glad to see you are still around and teaching us Jim!!
  16. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    Well out of 11 i have 5 done and on the way. I have one that will not let me fix. I am not sure why. The other five went together and work perfect but one is not letting me fix it. I have 5 to finish and i may have to buy another one to replace it. Shots of the fun below.
  17. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    you know, I love Kato, but wish they could rework the controls inside the turnout. Maybe a rubber boot for the turnout frog maybe? Something to keep dust and other dirt, from getting in the insides of the turnout. Not sure how they could do it, But would be great!
  18. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    Katos are the most real looking i have seen. That said, they are the most finicky out there too. They don't like dirt, dust or anything else but some graphite to lube the innards. That hole for the control of the direction of the turnout will over time can still get some dirt into them. If its...
  19. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    I have shaker bottles and use Aleene's Tacky glue. Use a brush to put the glue down. Tape on the track and a extra piece on the little hole where the manual turnout control is. Out of the 11 i did the scenery around only 2 still worked. The rest were stuck inside the turnout controller.I have...
  20. OleSmokey

    The greenbrier logging and coal co

    I tried tape before. It made it into the insides anyway. Gonna try and see if laying down the grasses first. That maybe the best way to do it. Guess i will see and then we'll know.




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