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New ACTRR
« on: October 16, 2011, 02:36:03 PM »
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Here is the latest Video Update on the ACTRR.



Mike
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
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Re: New ACTRR
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 10:15:02 PM »
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Great Video, I love your set up.

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Re: New ACTRR
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 10:18:15 PM »
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Thanks Matt , good to have you on board here !!!!

Mike
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
 When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
 I wrote ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
 -- John Lennon

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Re: New ACTRR
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 06:55:14 PM »
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I was able to finish the Drive-in and get it all blended into the layout by the entrance door.








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“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
 When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
 I wrote ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
 -- John Lennon

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Re: New ACTRR
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 06:58:00 PM »
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Mike,

Your layout looks great!  It looks like a lot of fun to build and operate.  Like Lee, you build at a pace that puts most of us to shame, yet it looks so good.  I've been to the Land of Enchantment a few times (I have family out there) and you've really captured it.
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Re: New ACTRR
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2011, 07:06:05 PM »
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Thanks so much Dave, I really enjoy your style as well and really love that you share as much as you do with others !!!!
Thanks Again Dave , Mike
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
 When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
 I wrote ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
 -- John Lennon

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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2011, 07:20:08 PM »
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Man, Mike.  That came out great!  I really like how you blended in the scenery, especially the tall grass.  And putting that flat in front of the backdrop was a great idea.  Very inspirational. :)

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Re: New ACTRR
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2011, 09:53:59 PM »
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Thanks pwnj !!!

Mike
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
 When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
 I wrote ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
 -- John Lennon

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Re: New ACTRR
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2011, 09:51:28 AM »
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As always Mr. Fifer, love your video updates.  Really like how its all coming along.  Especially like the color you chose for the fascia.  You always see the dark green usually but I really like the color you've chosen.  I would imagine it makes the room not feel as dark and small as the darker colors would do. 

Also, great job with the ballast.  I'm using Kato unitrack on my layout as well.  Are you using Kato ballast or a blend of your own?

Lastly, really like the addition of the camera screen.  Seen these on a few other layouts for staging.  Wonderful addition.  Do you think you'll ever mount a small camera to one of your locos and gives us a track view of the layout?

Thanks again for sharing.

David

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Re: New ACTRR
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2011, 03:36:25 PM »
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As always Mr. Fifer, love your video updates.  Really like how its all coming along.  Especially like the color you chose for the fascia.  You always see the dark green usually but I really like the color you've chosen.  I would imagine it makes the room not feel as dark and small as the darker colors would do. 

Also, great job with the ballast.  I'm using Kato unitrack on my layout as well.  Are you using Kato ballast or a blend of your own?

Lastly, really like the addition of the camera screen.  Seen these on a few other layouts for staging.  Wonderful addition.  Do you think you'll ever mount a small camera to one of your locos and gives us a track view of the layout?

Thanks again for sharing.

David
Thanks Dave , I have had no desire yet to put a camera on a train but it could happen !!!
Thanks Dave , Mike
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
 When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
 I wrote ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
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Re: New ACTRR
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2011, 12:01:48 PM »
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How much ballast did it take to finish the area you showed?

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Re: New ACTRR
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2011, 04:51:12 PM »
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How much ballast did it take to finish the area you showed?
I really don't remember but likely 20 bags for the whole layout.

Mike
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 When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
 I wrote ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
 -- John Lennon

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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2011, 04:55:32 PM »
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Great work and excellent hobby shop.
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Re: New ACTRR
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2011, 10:09:32 PM »
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Great work and excellent hobby shop.

Thanks Chuck , Mike
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 When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
 I wrote ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
 -- John Lennon

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Re: New ACTRR
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2011, 10:00:19 AM »
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First of all I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and happy New Year. I have had little time to work on the layout and plan on doing an updated video number 23 maybe today. This is what I have been working on inside the workbench this week. Just a few miscellaneous projects I've had laying around and intend on putting on the layout. The tourist trap I've had constructed for quite some time and it was on the old layout and needed a little bit of rehab. The rest of the structures are built for specific locations. The loading ramp will go in the ghost town as well as the adobe house and garage. The green stucco building will go at the T. Leary chemical factory. The tourist trap will go along the highway on the way into the ghost town.



Mike
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
 When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
 I wrote ‘happy’.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
 -- John Lennon