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SteamGene

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« on: February 04, 2007, 07:45:57 PM »

The benchwork is almost complete.  I have three areas to tie together everything.  I'm down to one folding table and I need to fold up the saw horses and figure out where I can place the table saw - it may have to go on the patio and get covered with a tarp. 
Suddenly, I have a couple of guys volunteering to help.   Cheesy

Gene
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Mike O.

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2007, 11:44:19 PM »

(still trying to figure out how to add a signature block)

Gene,
While logged in, click the Profile button at the top of the page (home, help, search, PROFILE, logout).

On that page, there's a menu at the left with 3 main headings.  Under 'Modify Profile', choose 'Forum Profile Information'.  Near the bottom of that page, you'll find the Signature box to create your signature.  When done, make sure to click the 'change profile' button so it updates and saves your signature.
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SteamGene

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2007, 08:44:53 AM »

Mike,
I thought I'd done that.  Let's see if this works.
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lanny

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2007, 09:39:08 AM »

Testing out my 'signature' to see if I got it added correctly.

lanny nicolet
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SteamGene

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2007, 12:28:40 PM »

I obviously had it and didn't look low enough.  I also need to remember to add my name.  Shocked

Gene
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Hoople

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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007, 10:32:22 PM »

Gene, I just have to say this...

Jopurney?

Sorry, but your always critisizing everyone elses spelling, which is a good thing, because it is good to learn from mistakes. Even spelling or grammer mistakes.
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2007, 11:58:36 PM »

     
         There is a large space before the signature. That tiny print doesn't
help matters either.
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SteamGene

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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2007, 06:40:40 PM »

A club member who is active Air National Guard came over and we put riser supports in seven tables.  He's off again tomorrow and will come over after I get off subbing for another couple of hours of work.  I installed a new blade (Lowe's had it half off) in the table saw and sawing is suddenly a lot easier.  Now I have to get the old blade to my daughter-in-law's dad, who has a tool sharpening business.
It sounds like I may have several guys on Saturday.  At this rate, I'll have track being laid before the end of the month. 
Gene
 
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2007, 12:24:46 AM »

Gene,

You may have mentioned this already, but I'm interested, so will ask again. Are you hand laying track, using 3 ft flex track or what? Also, which code, 70, 83 or 100?

Sounds like things are moving real well for your layout. Keep it up!

lanny nicolet
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SteamGene

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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2007, 11:05:58 AM »

Code 100 flex track.  Since the layout is a fictional semi-C&O it uses the heavy rail favored by C&O.  I may well use code 83 for sidings, or some sidings. 
Gene
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SteamGene

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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2007, 08:00:24 PM »

I could actually lay some track tomorrow.  OTOH, it is the industrial area and I probably really should use code 83 for that and I don't have any.  Come to think of it, I don't have any rail nails, either.  But maybe I can lay out the track and turnouts and get the code 83 and track nails Monday. 
I had some help from a church friend who cares nothing about model trains, but loves woodwork.   He brought along his C&O H-8 version of a cordless drill and didn't chuckle about my two, one a Consolidation, the other maybe a USRA light Mikado.  Grin
Gene
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2007, 02:43:49 PM »

I'm glad your layout is going good.
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SteamGene

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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2007, 03:17:30 PM »

Right, Hunt.  I'm hoping I will have two guys to help with the wiring.  One is a DCC expert and the other is a fair electrician (model railroad variety.) 
Gene
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SteamGene

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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2007, 11:34:49 PM »

First track laid.  Unprototypically, the first rails are for two industrial sidings with a #6 right hand switch.  Since these are sidings, they are laid directly on the foam, liquid nailed to the sub roadbed.  I'm thinking that gluing the track down before ballasting might be a good idea.  This is code 83 and the spikes don't seem to give as firm a grip as I would like.  Comments?
Gene
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ddellacca

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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2007, 12:53:12 AM »

Gene,

If you are spiking into foam, the spikes simply will not hold.
If laying track (ties) directly on foam, you must glue for stabilty's sake.

Dick
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