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Finished up the bridge, painted and installed. When I get tired of this, I’ll insert the concrete arch bridge. It’s fast and trouble free to install..
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I got around to installing the green bridge that I had removed to a different location on the layout. The track at this location acts only to connect the industrial area to the countryside. It was fairly easy install, a jigsaw, and a piece of white styrofoam. Before and after photos.
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I decided to make a easy way to turn on, and more importantly in a “emergency” a easily accessible switch for my pro-cab. It’s location is central.
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Picked up some northern pacific passenger cars. I plan on adding them into my Amtrak consist. Toying with the idea of a matching F7.
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Found a great deal on a Great Northern switcher. Installed a decoder, and she barely ran. Took the shell off, and noticed that the wires from the trucks to the board were really loose. Soldered them, and she runs perfect. I’ve wanted the big sky colour scheme for a while. Also picked up some 50’ flats with 20’ trailers (roundhouse). I’ve ordered a few more and hopefully have in the next week or so.... 169D36D1-5E5C-46AA-81C6-D556CE5E7F79_1557723144842.jpg
 

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I added a second shelf for rolling stock storage. I’ve sorted it the rolling stock into areas, passenger cars, and somewhat on era (1970’s, and modern) I was just using the bottom shelf, but it was filled to capacity. I had to be extra careful when moving cars back and forth. Now I can grab something off the layout and put on without potentially damaging anything. There is a light on the underside of the layout, which has to be reconnected. That area use to be my “workshop”, but I didn’t like the “mess” for myself, or if guests came by.... 21702099-614B-43D7-BB0F-8FFFECF6108A_1557755792499.jpg
 

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MESS!!!!!!!!! Oh yea it was disgusting!!!

Perfectly neat, clean as a pin, straight as an arrow, never a thing out of place in a picture!!! Mess, yea sign me up for that level of perfection. Will never happen I am sure.

And I love the blue switcher and the intermodal cars. Looks fantastic on the track sir.
 

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My workshop is in the garage, and I’m lucky to have a dedicated room for my railway within the garage.

My work area use to be where the rail car storage is, but it detracted from the layout. I also didn’t like the “space”, it felt cramped. The new area has natural light, and is better organized, which helps in motivating me to move ahead on projects....
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My painting area is on the other side of the workstation. Its more enjoyable having stuff in the general vicinity of where I’m working.
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Looks very good, Andreash. Reading "Atlas Shrugged" right now, and
that bridge looks like a "Reardan Metal Bridge." Very nice.
 

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Just received some refrigerator cars (Walthers mainline). Also a D&RG boxcar from a train show (athearn genesis) I was thinking as I was unboxing the cars how it feels like Christmas morning....
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I broke down, and got a NP F7 (Intermountain) to match the passenger cars. It is a nice train to just watch...
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Also got a BN Walthers mainline caboose.....
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Looks good. Have you thought about industrial background murals for your walls?

That has to be the blue-est blue background I have ever seen.
 

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Picked up a couple of weeks ago a CB&Q sw1000 (athearn). Decoder installed and running in the yard...
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Absolutely beautiful post. Have read thousands of posts so far and all were fantastic. This one, however, inspired me to make my first post and say thank you.
 

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Picked up off Amazon some cloud decals. I brought 1 package to try. Easy and fast way to add clouds, and removable as well.
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Added a Walthers gp20 to my locomotive roster...and built some pipe loads for my layout..cheers
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