The greenbrier logging and coal co

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OleSmokey

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Just my luck, i lost a wire and front headlight didn't work. That was after i had it all together. Going back together right now. Those wires for the lights are real brittle when soldered. They break real easy. Will see if i can get it this time. Laters
 

OleSmokey

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quick update, ended up getting more lights with a smaller resister. i was pinching wires and stuff. Gonna try this again. Will let you know when.
 

OleSmokey

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Ok, is there any place that sales parts like handrails horns and such. I want to dress up the engines. I have the decals for them but would like to make them look ..better
 

OleSmokey

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I finally got some time to paint the yard engines. All thats left is cleanup handrails and numbers.
 

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OleSmokey

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So, i went and bought some new little tools for the dress up with wire..SMALL wire!! Started to do it and have the decals today too. So i wonder how many more times i will stab myself?? Shots of the start of this fun
 

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OleSmokey

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While waiting for parts to come in, I can't get this kit anymore so i thought i would try and make my own. I have lots of pieces from there other kits i have got in the past, so here goes.
 

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OleSmokey

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Been so sick it has taken a few more days to get anything done. Engines # 5 and 7 are done and ready to take there place on the layout. The fuel station is pretty much done. Some minor paint touch ups and it can go to its own place on the layout. shots below.
 

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OleSmokey

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Well, I might be stopped for a bit. The fuel station is almost to big for the place i had for it. I thought of turning the station around but it misses detail so where to put it?? I showed two shots of where i wanted it and another of the yard trackIf i moved the Hotel , Where to?? That would give me the room i need. I could move the red light house more forward and put the fuel station where it is right now. I can move the turnout and spur for the station. Any other ideas?
 

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OleSmokey

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This shot is where i wanted to have that fuel station, but cars can't get around the station. I think i am going to have to move the hotel to the house side of the layout. Move the red light house forward to where the hotel was and then install the fuel station to where the other house was. Gotta figure it out.
 

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OleSmokey

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That was one idea. If i move the Hotel and the green house forward say 2 1/2 inches it might fit however the spur siding is no longer needed. So, I got to think this one out. A couple of more shots to show the line up.
 

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logandsawman

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That was one idea. If i move the Hotel and the green house forward say 2 1/2 inches it might fit however the spur siding is no longer needed. So, I got to think this one out. A couple of more shots to show the line up.
If you don't need the spur, I would remove that, then there would be plenty of room for the fuel tank, and maybe another small storage bldg.
 

OleSmokey

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I did find i had more room than i thought in that lineup and after moving everything up,( hotel, green house). I like it and will leave the stub siding there so i can park stuff that isn't in use, like the russell snow plow. shot below
 

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OleSmokey

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I saw my doctor again today. We have had so many range fires around here that the sky isn't blue but a light tanish color at times. Thats what is tearing my sinus apart. This is the worst year ever. I did get the buildings moved and glued down and started scenery. I like this way better than where i was going to put it. Shots below
 

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OleSmokey

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I kind took a break from trains as i had other things pressing.Between doctors and testing and whatever Deb had to do and then to make matters worse the truck giving me issues, i just put things on a back burner. Now to add to that i dropped my tablet and it shattered the glass, pretty much making it a brick. I have my new one but, its so slick and needs a case so it won't slide out of my hands. So, no pictures of the layout till i have the new case. I did make a sharp radius piece of track to go around the back side of the sawmill to go along the fence part of the farm. Just for my stock car. I haven't added it to my layout yet so maybe by the time i can do that i will get some shots. Itss been so hot here its just murder to work outside so i haven't put much time outdoors. Got the parts and put some of it together, but have a couple of things to do yet before it will be done. I am not as young as i was so working on the truck takes a toll on me too. Heat just adds to that. We have been in the 100's all week till today. Now it rained today and that was why it was cooler...90's is cooler??? Anyway i have more things to work on inside while waiting for a cooler day. I DO need to get my truck running again, so i just need to pick a day when i feel up to it and ride out the 100+ days and get-r-done. Hope everyone had a super 4th and a special thanks to all who gave there all to protect our country and keep it Free!!
 

OleSmokey

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I am stuck again. Have stopped working on the layout again. I am almost back to where i was on Layout #5. I just don't know what is needed. I think about 2 feet more layout. Also, we may make another move to Maine. Deb wants to go back home. I think she misses the family. Not sure how much room i will have. I don't have enough room here for a 10 foot long layout. I am having trouble with the turnouts in the yard. I got sawdust or whatever they make grass and weed contents from, in the little switch levers on the Kato turnouts. One way or another, i need to tear out the yard to fix it. Tried with can air, no soap. Gonna make things go wrong with the layout. I might go the rest of the way and pull all the track out. I just have put the layout on hold as i just don't want to do anything to it. Kinda like i did with layout #5. I ended up tear up the track and all the scenery and buildings and start to make another. One thing that might happen is Deb wants to go back to Maine. Don't know if we will find a 2 bedroom so i have a train room or if it will be stuck in the living room. So...I am in a holding pattern. I need to make some plans from SCARM and see what works. Am thinking around a 3X5 or 3X6. I would be lucky to have enough room for the current layout! Just have to wait and see.Guess i will start with the yard...
 




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