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    My cobbled together layout

    Not a lot to report. I am slowly assembling my baggage car and that is going well. I've got two side walls nearly done. The end walls are cut to size. Just need a moment of peace and quiet to complete this car model. I keep trying to find an old 4-4-0, or 2-4-0. I am actually more fixated on the 2-4-0. People just go crazy over them on the auction site. Even a broken ones fetch more than I think I should pay. 20+ dollars and then you add 10 dollars for shipping, and it's ridiculous. I just need a broken old clunker, or two to play around with. Grrr..... The Rio Grande railway had this: I think I could make a loco sort of like that with one of these old Pocher brand bowker locos. In my version I would simply cut off that gold jewelry on the top of the boiler and move the bell there. Then I would raise the cab a bit for the bigger scale I am doing. Some paint and it would be perfect. I actually like the obnoxious large smoke stack, it just screams 1890's.
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    This is a truly epic build, and it just gets more and more amazing. Is the inside yard going to be sceniced, or are you keeping it bare for easier maintenance?
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    My cobbled together layout

    Denver got a bit of snow and cold, but it was in the 50's today. I did call a friend in Minnesota and he said that they expect the temperature to drop to -27 overnight. No thanks, they can keep that kind of cold up there. He told me people everywhere are doing the thing where they take a cup of hot water and splash the water in the air and it immediately turns to snow.
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    My cobbled together layout

    Oh yeah. when the temps get down to -10 degrees I've had several pipes freeze and crack. I've become an expert copper pipe sweater. I was poking around online for a future model to build and stumbled across this one: http://karakullake.blogspot.com/2017/10/1955-narrow-gauge-electric-police-train.html
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    My cobbled together layout

    Ok, so here I am cutting and fitting the pieces. they will actually get glued down to the print out and then backed with some re-enforcing strips as framing on the inside.
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    My cobbled together layout

    Yup, I forget you guys use that crazy new fangled excelsior system. 20 degree Fahrenheit = -6.6666667 degree Celsius just a tad chilly.
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    My cobbled together layout

    Well, we had snow and 20 degree weather, so it's a but rough today. The builds worth doing Tony. I have never made so much train stuff in such a short time in my entire life. I am finding it very fun. I'm still planning other layouts for all my other trains, but right now I can;t seem to stop building all this home made stock.
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    My cobbled together layout

    Decades of buying trains and collecting things and I got very little done. Now I have this CRAP BUILDING approach and I can't seem to stop. I just find a plan I like online and I am off. I got one of these: and I am using just the trucks, couplers and frame as the basis for my new build. It should be loads of fun.
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    Bird Photographs

    Well... Possession is 9/10ths of the law as they say.
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    My cobbled together layout

    That's great. I am plotting my next build a prince edward island railway baggage car in 3' gauge. And trying to locate a very cheap model of an American 4-4-0 to convert to 55n3.
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    My cobbled together layout

    I have blue prints for the caboose. Everything else is not a real model. It is just sort of like a real model.
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    Bird Photographs

    I built a large cage for her to adapt to being outside. She still goes crazy when she sees me in the kitchen window. I am afraid she's too humanized by now. I was hoping to release her, but I don't think she's wild enough. SO I will do a mixed semi wild approach. And she really likes her chin rubs. She's quite tame.
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    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    I must say Mick, The long term perseverence required to do a Garden railway build has really paid off on your layout. It looks really wonderful. And the added bonus of wild life and cat life is nice to see too. Can;t say I've had that same kind of railway progress myself. Still sitting indoors, looking at snow outside, and contemplating my next layout.
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    My cobbled together layout

    Just an overview of the current 4 pieces of train. I cannot find my pin vice, so all the other details like railings and such must wait. Also, I need to decide what colors to use on the two newer ones.
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    Bird Photographs

    Please help me identify this Birb. it adopted me a couple months ago as a baby and now lives with me. It is an odd birb because it squeeks and chirps differently. After many attempts at trying to get it to fly, I have given up. Thank you. Her name is Squidlette.

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