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Messages - Dan_Pugatch

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday, July 15, 2019
« on: July 15, 2019, 08:23:55 AM »
Happy Monday all, didn't get to touch the layout all weekend and instead worked on scenery at 1:1 scale. Fun Fact: the cobblestones from the walkway came out of neighborhood streets when they paved downtown. My neighbor's dad who owned the house before us rescued them decades ago.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Saturday July 13, 2019
« on: July 13, 2019, 06:12:15 AM »
Good morning from Portland, Maine. Enjoying a cup of coffee on the front deck: the birds are chirping, the shipping container ships are pulling into port, I can hear locomotives at Rigby yard in the distance. Life is great, hope everyone gets to their workbench at some point today.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday July 12 2019
« on: July 12, 2019, 09:17:24 AM »
Happy Friday, it has started off busy. I am on call this week and I got 5 pages from customers their systems were down. Just ogt into the office almost 1 1/2 hrs later than normal. Let's hope for a quite weekend as I am on call until Sunday turns into Monday.

Kit Building / Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
« on: July 11, 2019, 10:29:18 AM »
Looks awesome! I really dig the kit and may have to get one myself. Thanks for sharing.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Thursday, July 11th
« on: July 11, 2019, 10:26:06 AM »
Morning All,

Started the day at 4am when the 3 year old woke me up wanting bacon for breakfast. Its Thursday so I had coffee with the guys at Mc D's (at 38 I was definitely the youngest person there LOL). Work work work all day long. Looking forward to tonight catered Indian Food dinner at church. Its been a quiet week on call for work no calls yet hoping to get to the layout again this weekend.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday, July 19, 2019
« on: July 10, 2019, 09:11:37 AM »
Not much done on the layout since the weekend. I do owe you all (who do not follow me on Facebook) updates in my thread. This morning on the drive in I drove under a girder bridge that was being used by Pan Am Railways pulling GATX tanker cars to the oil tanks at Portland, Maine's Terminal. I also saw some old Guilford Rail Systems (old Maine Central) boxcars taking a nap behind Domino's pizza. No pics cause I was driving. Happy Wednesday!

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday 8 July 2019
« on: July 08, 2019, 08:12:33 AM »
Morning All,

I went down to Massachusetts Saturday for a family reunion, came home with 100 pieces and 13 turnouts of American Flyer track and 100 pieces and 3 turnouts of Lionel track. I am an HO guy and have no need for it. I know its not fine scale but if anyone here wants to take it off my hands cheap let me know!

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday - July 5th
« on: July 05, 2019, 07:58:42 AM »
Back to the cubicle for me today. Looking forward to a family reunion in Massachusetts tomorrow. My dad found a bunch of New Old Stock Lionel, American Flyer, and G Scale stuff from his hobby store that closed in 1991. I am an HO guy so I will post stuff for sale here to fund my next craftsman kit.


I'm thinking of giving the microscope glass and or covers a try for window glazing, but can you get the glass right up against the mullions?


HO Scale Customs did exactly that watch here:

Todd is on this forum he can answer your question better as I have never done it (yet.)

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Monday 01JUL
« on: July 01, 2019, 08:08:26 AM »
Good Morning,

Busy weekend as I helped my mother in law relocate from Massachusetts to Maine to be closer to her grandkids. I found some time yesterday to take the Cub Scouts hiking, just as we got to the top of the summit the 30% chance of thunderstorms became 100%. We s napped a photo and headed right back down!

I made a lot of headway on the tunnels. My friends have nudged me away from a mountain of trees to a higher city section which I agree makes a ton of sense. This will allow for more structures :-)

Back in the cubicle, dreaming of the workbench.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday 6/28
« on: June 28, 2019, 07:55:28 AM »
Good Morning Modeler's Forum!

Back to the grind in the cubicle and wishing I was in the basement working on the layout. We are getting rain all weekend long so I hope to work on the layout for a change instead of the front yard and backyard landscaping. Next step is to buy insulation foam (I know I know I said I would never ever ever use foam) and build the retaining walls for the harbor or the 20" x 20" mountain with two tunnels.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Thursday 27 June 2019
« on: June 27, 2019, 04:53:31 AM »
Morning all,

Birds woke me up at 445; that's what I get for sleeping with the windows open. Alarm was set for 500 anyway as it's coffee with the guys at McDs day anyway...

Hope everyone has a great day and finds time to tinker on their models. I am still working on many projects and should buckle down and finish one of the this weekend. Perhaps signage for the ice cream shack would be the easiest and then that structure is done.

Kit Building / Re: Sierra West Logging Camp Essentials
« on: June 26, 2019, 03:16:35 PM »
I think you did a fantastic job getting the wood to look very realistic. I always like greyish wood that just aged over time and you can still see the woodgrain.

As for different roofs, this is even better because as times change materials, styles, and methods change. I love to show additions to buildings by changing the roof style.

Thanks for the follow guys!

Here's a 3 min video taste of what's to come:

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wednesday 26 June
« on: June 26, 2019, 08:18:18 AM »
Good Morning All!

The Portland Sea Dogs vs the NH Fisher Cats (minor league baseball) was canceled last night due to rain. Trading in the tickets for end of July's Harry Potter Night. The kids are excited for that.

Last night I started on the ITLA Loading Dock.
I love their stuff, the wooden top looks weathered from the laser cutting process. The MDF is so easy to work with.
They do market it as an all wooden loading dock. But the MDF doesn't have grain lines and its so chunky my brain thinks steel girder when I look at it.
So,,, I rusted it up using Brown, Chocolate Brown, and Deep Red Wine paint. Still need to use pastel chalks and color in the bolt holes but its a start!

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