Sunday afternoon social-distancing activities

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by larryr, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

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    Un may be will be.

    It's cool anyway.
     
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  2. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Thanks. It's always about time and patience.

    I knew a fellow years back that literally had a basement N scale empire. He dedicated at least one hour a day "planting trees."

    I go in spurts. Funny thing is, I have everything needed to finish this 4' x 7' layout up.

    Creating scenery has turned into the most enjoyable part of this hobby for me.

    Relaxing.
     
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  3. larryr

    larryr Gretschie

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
    This has been my experience as well. I'm already thinking about the next layout that I want to create. I like the Kato unitrack, but next time around I'm going to weather the track before I start to landscape. Lots of great YouTube videos on how to do this.
     
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  4. Teledriver

    Teledriver Gretschie

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    Hate to turn this into a model railroading thread, but any of you guys over at the MRH forum? My handle there is Ironhand_13 (that is actually a reference to my guitar playing. Clapton may be Slowhand, but I use 11s because I tend to press hard on the strings out of bad habit, one I've been able to change a bit over the years for needed finesse).
     
  5. Teledriver

    Teledriver Gretschie

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    Also, ain't it kinda cool (or strange) that guitar players also are into model trains? Theories to follow probably..

    No one here crochets? :)
     
  6. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    When i was a kid, we had a dual setup in the basement, 2 Amtrak f40ph, my brother has a layout, the other one puts a Gscale up for xmas, i got a lionel set last christmas, plenty of favorite songs about trains, Mystery Train and Train Kept a Rollin.
    The job i had last guy was a train nut. I guess it just was inevitable
     
  7. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Weathering the rails/ties is easy. Just takes time to study which method you want to use, and practice. It goes fast.

    It's a little harder with a light colored road bed.

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  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Model railroading is a hobby that never ends, and will eventually empty your wallet.

    The upside is that it keeps you out of bars.
     
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  9. BFTmarshall

    BFTmarshall Gretschie

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    Jan 12, 2020
    York
    we getting radical here..just stripped the bandroom & re setting it up for filming live concerts,,,my friend approached me about filming bands live during this time..

    decided..just do it for ourselves..see what we can do...been 3 1/2 years since my wife's TBI...we could have the words there for her to see(mini delay still built in ..hard for her to time yet..we can lead into it to help) haven't had a purpose except made 4 full CD's last few years, have not been onstage since Aug 9, 2016(crazy.huh)...

    kinda lit a fire under us..have 2 friends not touring or doing shows going to sit in
     
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  10. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Been a long Sunday! Almost Sunday again.

    Time for some steam.

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    Last edited: Mar 20, 2020
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  11. larryr

    larryr Gretschie

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
    This looks great...Steampunk

     
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  12. Setzerhotrod

    Setzerhotrod Country Gent

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    Oct 26, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
    2 hobbies that keep your wallet empty?
     
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  13. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    20200321_193940.jpg my Super Chief was under siege this evening...the Self Defense Force managed to chase him off in the nick of time
     
  14. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Synchromatic

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    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    Thanks for sharing your layouts. My middle son was always a big train fan, he had the G scale Lionel Thomas, and the Disney Land HO scale. We would spend hours at the hardware/hobby buying supplies and materials for building landscapes, buildings, and people. We looked forward to the changing seasons so that we could modify the layouts.
    Today he is an Industrial designer and he said that building these landscapes helped him to plan, dream, figure out design glitches, and work with his hands.

    I was heart broken when we went to a train show a couple of months ago. My son and I were shocked to see more vendors than customers. He is 27 years old and had to be the youngest person there with the exception of someone's Granddaughters.

    Thank you for helping keep the hobby alive, making our own layouts really grew our imaginations and creativity. IMHO, Hands on creativity and music needs to be part of a child's education.
     
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