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HO / Re: Ken's Railroad
March 25, 2024, 06:28:42 PM
Awesome, Bigfoot walking through town, nobody sees him.
HO / Re: Sheldon's Layout
March 24, 2024, 07:24:58 PM
Yes I am going to install wire from each power pole to pole to each building etc. The kits come with scale flexible wire.
HO / Re: Sheldon's Layout
March 09, 2024, 05:44:12 PM
I have actual gravel from gravel roads that I have sifted , and I have some bought gravel etc, I try mixing see what I get.
HO / Re: Sheldon's Layout
March 09, 2024, 05:32:22 PM
Got one section of building and street lites done. Started to do more landscaping.

HO / Re: Ken's Railroad
March 09, 2024, 05:29:56 PM
Right on Ken that looks fantastic.
HO / Re: Sheldon's Layout
February 11, 2024, 10:59:34 PM
Moved some things around on the layout, I am moving the power centre to the front industrial area. Drew it out on the table with pencil crayons, I allowed for a 2.5inch road. Have different types of power poles towers etc for transitioning. We have a few big substations here I can go look at for ideas.

HO / Re: Sheldon's Layout
February 03, 2024, 10:53:48 PM
Made a dozen trees today, clipped tiny branches from shrubs and glued branches together. First attempt, and they are more flat by design to fit a certain area.

HO / Re: Sheldon's Layout
January 15, 2024, 05:27:58 PM
Thank Ken. I am going to make a few more. It is such a long area, I don't want to over do it. Same with vehicles on the road. Less is more can always add more scenery.
HO / Re: Sheldon's Layout
January 14, 2024, 09:05:12 PM
Started with this.

HO / Re: Sheldon's Layout
January 14, 2024, 08:58:10 PM
Started on a long empty stretch. added marker posts, and scenery.

HO / Re: Sheldon's Layout
November 27, 2023, 10:25:05 AM
This picture was taken in 1971, by a fellow writing a book about depots in Western Canada. The 3 kids in the picture are Me my sister and cousin, and or family dog. We lived in that station from 1967 till 1976.

HO / Re: Ken's Railroad
November 27, 2023, 09:10:01 AM
Yes we grew up in a small town, in the local train station. My dad was a station agent. We had rain barrels, burning barrels, and a double wide outhouse, 2 stalls no waiting.
HO / Re: Sheldon's Layout
November 25, 2023, 09:50:38 AM
Quote from: trainman203 on November 24, 2023, 07:27:56 PMI believe that a cold bottle of Coca-Cola out of a machine was either six cents or $.10 at the time.

I remember getting a drink and a chocolate bar for $.25 the drink was 15 and the bar was 10 It was A Canadian thing, back in the late 70's an independent company started Pic a Pop. was not bad, but didnt last.
HO / Re: Ken's Railroad
November 25, 2023, 09:46:06 AM
Thats a great little idea. I will have to try that. Thanks for posting.
HO / Re: Sheldon's Layout
November 24, 2023, 12:22:48 PM
Quote from: Len on November 24, 2023, 10:13:23 AMLoving the look of the weathering on your layout. Except for that soda machine. It looks like something found under a pile of junk in the back of a barn on the "American Pickers" TV show. Not something actually in use in the era represented.

That style, with the vertical window stack on the right, was manufactured by Vendco. It came out in 1951, when Coke-Cola finally lifted the 'nickle a bottle' price cap. Prior to that the window stack was on the left. Both styles, with minor differences, were also offered to other drink makers.

The problem is, by contract, the location where the machine was placed had responsibility for maintaining the outside of the machine in good condition. Or at least wiped down of extranious dirt, etc. Some places went so far as to actually wax the outside, as if it were a car. At any rate, if the outside paint was damaged in any way, a replacement machine was supposed to be requested. Unless the distributor had gone out of business, in which case there would be no product available for it, the machine would never be allowed to get into that condition for use by customers.

I don't count rivets, but I did work in a vintage vending machine restoration shop a few years ago. And your "machine' just struck me as wrong. But then, it's your layout. So whatever.

Also, if it's a Coke machine the top should be white:

A Royal Crown (RC) machine of that era would be overall yellow and a Dr. Pepper machine would be a light lime green.


Well it is my layout, and it only has to meet my approval not yours? I could care less what you have to say. Happy Modelling.