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Busy Work
« on: July 28, 2010, 03:16:43 PM »
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I've been doing pretty well with catching up on the decoder and paint work that I've got piled up, but I've also been sneaking into the train room to tinker around with the layout a bit.  I'm planning a scenery play group in the next few weeks, so I want to get everything in order before we start covering up the holes.



The big push has been to get the fascias installed and painted on the peninsula.  I also reinstalled the throttle jacks at the end of the peninsula, and dispensed with the temporary jerry rig I'd been using.  With all this being done, the benchwork issues under Cumberland are coming into focus, and I'm beginning to plan how to get that finished up and ready for the final track extensions of Phase 2.



Still need to tidy up the beer shelf.

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Re: Busy Work
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 03:30:18 PM »
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Hate to say, but mor ethen the beer shelf needs tidying.
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Re: Busy Work
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 03:32:39 PM »
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Beer shelf needs a beer. Looking great, Lee.
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Re: Busy Work
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 03:48:12 PM »
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Hard to tell if its scaled for cans or bottles though . . .
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Re: Busy Work
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 03:51:36 PM »
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Definitely needs to be boxed or screened in so train debris doesn't enter the beverage.
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Re: Busy Work
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 03:52:39 PM »
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Cans for sure.  Bottles... well it depends.  My favorite Yuengling long necks require a little flick of the wrist to fit behind the top of the opening.  Anchor Steam and other such squat bottles should be no problem.

The interior of the shelf will be boxed.

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Re: Busy Work
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 04:10:52 PM »
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only luddites drink beer from bottles.  will a pint glass fit?  if so, i have some beer for you, it makes the scenery look so much more colourful.
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Re: Busy Work
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 06:15:40 PM »
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Anchor Steam and other such squat bottles should be no problem.

Duly noted.

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Re: Busy Work
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2010, 06:52:10 PM »
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The beer shelf allows for 7" clear.  Bear in mind that this is only important if you opt to be the tower operator at Maryland Jct. or Shaw, or are running the Mill Job.

Other locations are being scouted for additional beer stations, including beer shelves, beer niches, and possibly a beer hanger, but the engineers have not yet submitted drawings on that one.

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Re: Busy Work
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2010, 07:19:36 PM »
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Might I recommend removable scenery beer stations? Allow the foam to pull double duty - provide scenery support and keep the beer cold.
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Re: Busy Work
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2010, 07:39:48 PM »
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Now THAT is using your noggin!

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Re: Busy Work
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2010, 07:54:36 PM »
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Other locations are being scouted for additional beer stations, including beer shelves, beer niches, and possibly a beer hanger, but the engineers have not yet submitted drawings on that one.

will there be a place to slump over - if only that closet was available  8)
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Re: Busy Work
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2010, 07:56:01 PM »
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Might I recommend removable scenery beer stations? Allow the foam to pull double duty - provide scenery support and keep the beer cold.

yes, Lee's layout needs a hilltop tank farm!  or better yet, a tap!
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Re: Busy Work
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2010, 08:13:32 PM »
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Bryan, that's nothing short of BRILLIANT!!  Now, I just have to figure out how to get a refrigerant coil from the A/C unit into the peninsula...  Hmmm...
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Re: Busy Work
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2010, 07:57:16 AM »
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AT the pace you are working, we'll see pics of the completed cold mountain set up in about an hour and a half!
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