Please note to all: Again this year, as in the past... morePlease note to all: Again this year, as in the past, This build if for Rule #1 only.. And is NOT subject to voting for prizes. I am so way over the allowed budget on this one. Even at my cheap prices this thing uses way to much tin to cover. Even pro rating the window cost doesn't help save my butt.
The whole thing will be covered in corrugated tin, come on.. It's the new Taylor Tin Works building after all!
Well, as to the flashing stuff .... As per the rules, I did, technically speaking, have it in hand before Jan 1st. I will be using a lot of Tin. A LOT of Tin to cover this monster. This thing has grown to about 36" L x 18"W x 21"H. I plan on putting flashing on the ridges, valleys and the corners. Thou I had intended to start with, have it a board and batten walls, and only cover the roof with tin. But it is the new Taylor Tin factory, and it... less
I've got 2 trains and 143' of track. I find I enjoy building as ... moreI've got 2 trains and 143' of track. I find I enjoy building as much as running.
My railroad is heading into it's 3rd configuration, I'm leaving the dirt below.... and the eastern reverse loop gets flopped out to the front, bringing the mine with it... I hope elevated, the critters will be less destructive. A guy can hope can't he?
My outlook is I have enough, it's up to me to get the most out of it.
Enough? What about those plans for a 70 trestle with hand laid track? Arrrggghhh!
That looks great! The wood, the craftsmanship ... more That looks great! The wood, the craftsmanship and those great looking windows!
I think when it is finished you should put a handle on the roof and make it a tote for your 3 truck shay. The building will be too nice to stay outside so why not bring it in. You could build a spot on your RR where the building/tote goes, put it in place open the door and out comes the shay to play.
While it sits indoors on a shelf on display you could have lights inside so folks could peek in the windows and image the crew is working on the shay.
For someone who "HATES" being detailed oriented, yo... more For someone who "HATES" being detailed oriented, you seem to be well on your way to passing a building inspection. I can't wait to see how all the parts fit together. I've liked the looks of your prototype all along, and, whether you like it or not, the attention to details is working well.
Your workbench is as cluttered as mine. Hey, at least the top of the washer is clear.
I believe I remain the only person ever to be banned for life fr... moreI believe I remain the only person ever to be banned for life from the railroad but on the upside I am also its youngest engineer.
Boomer you rascal you!
Hit 91 at my house today. Was 93 just 2 blocks away.  ... moreHit 91 at my house today. Was 93 just 2 blocks away. We're always a bit cooler than the surrounding area (sometimes more than 5 degrees difference) due to the canyon influence.
I picked up the White Pass switcher last time it was on sale (fo... moreI picked up the White Pass switcher last time it was on sale (fortunately, for the same price). It's now got an Airwire Convertr with a Zimo decoder in it. Runs and sounds fantastic! It's in line for a new coat of paint once the cans of paint thaw out in March-ish.
The G3 is programmed with an airwire transmitter, the 2K2 is pro... moreThe G3 is programmed with an airwire transmitter, the 2K2 is programmed through the computer interface. I've done 40+ phoenix installs and haven't had a reason yet to install an off\on switch exclusively for the phoenix. the only programming they have in common is the address and even that can be programmed through the computer interface.