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Here is a picture of the LED installation just before I added the structures to the baseboard.

I also made some progress with the Swakhammer's (now Grandpa John after my dad) Welding build.  Here is were I'm at today.  I need to go back and see if I need to add some progress pictures. The main structure has been added to the baseboard and I'm ready to start adding all those wonderful details.

This change in the mainline also allows me to put the tortoise machines in from the top as I mentioned earlier in this thread.  Here is another installation - so much easier than climbing underneath the layout to install them from underneath. I just cover the hole with a piece of cardboard and add the sand and ballast.  A picture shows me where to find the screws if I need to replace the turnout or the tortoise machine in the future.  In most cases I could get at the tortoise machine from underneath, if necessary.

Each of the builds that will make up the town of Sellios will be added in the same way. I can now add negative elevation or go up from the mainline as required.

Levels corrected, just need to screw everything down and add the cork roadbed and track.

Add a few holes for the LED wires.

Establishing the level for the Avram's build is easy. I just remove the baseboard in that area and shim it to the 2x4 frame to establish the correct level for the siding track.

The changes accomplished four things, raised the mainline track level 3/4 of inch. widened the river and lowered the river level 1 and 1/2 inches, changed the path of the river, and planted the Bob Butts Avram's Bakery build.

Update:  It's been a week or so since I have actually updated this thread. First, the track work changes for the town of Sellios and planting the Avram's Bakery build that Bob Butts built for the S&S RR.

It all got started like this - a true build thread progress picture.

I do have to log in each time, so that's a new problem that I didn't have before.



Microsoft is doing what they can to make it difficult for the IOS devices.  Auto login is working on all my devices but I just tried to quote your post from my phone and it said I should see the administrator - "not the data base error". FYI my iPhone is an 8 running IOS 13.3.


Either you did something good or Apple fixed my problem with the latest operating system upgrade. The post above was a sure ticket to a database error a few weeks ago.

Test iPhone 8 with picture from the gallery ;) ;)

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday 21JAN
« on: Today at 07:21:31 AM »
Good morning!  It sure was nice to log in last night and find the forum back to normal.  It will be nice to see all of the build threads get back up-to-date over the next few days. No Springfield for me again this year.  Dealing with winter weather and traveling is just not something I can get myself to do. Not even for $16 dollar FSM kits. Good luck and safe travels to those that are making it happen.  Time to post some pictures.  I hope everyone has a great day.


We share your pain dealing with operating systems that don't work together.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Need more help with the Gallery!
« on: January 20, 2020, 09:09:56 PM »
Try it now John. Report back.

All is well in forum land! The gallery is back and working as expected. I tested with my MacBook Pro.  I will do some more testing with my iPad and iPhone, tomorrow.  Thank you for all your hard work keeping this forum going.

I will followup with more testing from all my devices tomorrow.  Siekirk out.

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