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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2017, 07:16:11 am »
Merry Christmas Webbo and Rich!

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad and Cascade Thread
« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2017, 06:30:23 pm »
In fact, Merry Christmas everyone!

I managed to operate the Montrose and Highland Railroad this morning for a couple of hours.  The Norfolk Southern Heritage locos are gradually disappearing and they are being replaced by my CSX fleet.  Once those are all on, they will be going off on trains, and being replaced by my UP locos!

Anyway, after I finished my ops session, I decided to build my gas station which will be appearing on the new Cascade layout.  The layout is set in 1979 at the height of the fuel crisis in the US, although I'm not sure whether I will be modelling this or not!

Anyway, I'll be adding a forecourt, signs, light and cars to this scene, but here's the finished building. 

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad and Cascade Thread
« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2017, 07:57:05 pm »
In fact, Merry Christmas everyone!

The layout is set in 1979 at the height of the fuel crisis in the US, although I'm not sure whether I will be modelling this or not!

Anyway, I'll be adding a forecourt, signs, light and cars to this scene, but here's the finished building. 

Andy
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Very nice Andy, I remember the gas shortage of the 1970's well. I had a '74 VW Super Beetle that only had a 5 gallon gas tank. You could only purchase gasoline on your designated days. It went by the last number of your license plate. Odd numbers were Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Even numbers were Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. All stations in my area were required to be closed on Sundays. I mention my gas tank size because, you were required to purchase a minimum of 5 gallons. Back then most cars had 20 gallon gas tanks. Every time I filled up and only pumped 4 gallons of gas, the station owner told me I needed to pump another gallon. I had to tell them my car only had a 5 gallon tank. A few gave me a hard time and I ask them if they wanted me to pump it onto the ground, as I had no room in my gas tank for another gallon, at that point they got the message. As the song goes, those were the days.....

Merry Christmas Andy.
 


Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2017, 10:09:32 pm »
New Year's Eve, and I'm not wasting my time in the pub, at a friend's or watching TV.  I'm busy building Fred and Red's!  If I say so myself, it's going better than I expected!

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #49 on: December 31, 2017, 10:22:56 pm »
Hi Andy

Some here, Andy.
I'm staying home. Too cold outside tonight.

I can't wait to see the result!
Someday I'd like to try a wood kit myself.

Happy new year to you.
Dats
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #50 on: December 31, 2017, 10:31:38 pm »
You're building Fred and Red's as well Dats?   ;D

You should give it a go!  I painted both sides of the wood so that the walls won't warp.  I'm using minimal amounts of CA (Superglue) to stick it together.  I'm taking my time and trying each part two to three times before applying the glue.

It's good fun!

Happy New Year my friend, and to everyone else on the Forum!

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2017, 10:42:00 pm »
New Years Day for us now.

It was a typical New Years Eve for me. Sound asleep by 10pm, but I did wake up briefly at 3 minutes to mid-night when the dog had something to say about the fireworks going off in the distance.

A beautiful, clear sunny day for us, but the heat is already starting to build.

Andy, I know you'll enjoy that kit of yours. I have built the Blair Line Sunset Motel kit and I have their OK Used Cars kit yet to build. I've found that the motel kit and other wooden kits I've built to be similar in difficulty to plastic and look every bit as good when finished.

Now for 2018.
Webbo

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2017, 10:47:31 pm »
Happy New Year Webbo!

You're right, I am enjoying this model!

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #53 on: January 01, 2018, 12:29:32 am »
Happy New Year Webbo!

You're right, I am enjoying this model!

Andy
UK

On This side of the pond, it's still 2017, you guys are already a whole year ahead of us, what's it like modeling in the future? :smiley-laughing:
For me it's currently 7:27 Eastern Standard Time 2017.

Andy, wishing you and your family a Safe and Happy New Year.
 

Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #54 on: January 01, 2018, 01:34:01 am »
Rich,

If only there was a way that we could profit from our knowledge of the future, I'd be in it.

Best wishes for 2018 when it eventually arrives for you.
Webbo

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #55 on: January 01, 2018, 09:45:32 am »
Happy New Year guys!

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #56 on: January 03, 2018, 06:50:03 pm »
Hi guys!

1074 pulled the Christmas and Thanksgiving cars off the layout, with a train bound for Denver, earlier this afternoon.  They will be hidden away in a Denver siding until next November / December.

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #57 on: January 03, 2018, 06:51:12 pm »
Must get round to replacing that damaged backscene....

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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad and Cascade Thread
« Reply #58 on: January 07, 2018, 12:21:16 pm »
I finished my restaurant for Cascade last night.  It's deliberately been distressed to make it seem as though it's seen better days.  I had one or two troubles with it, not least squeezing the walls and watching the whole building disintegrate!

Still, it's finished now, and will be put on the layout, where it will share the same car park as the gas station.  I would definitely recommend this kit, even despite my problems with it.

Andy
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Re: Montrose and Highland Railroad Thread
« Reply #59 on: January 07, 2018, 12:22:34 pm »
1066 New York Central slows for a signal stop opposite the Cherry Valley hobos!

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