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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by Dwayne » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:24 pm

Thanks guys. It's more about not spending money than anything else. :)

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by FWLR » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:23 am

That’s so true Dwayne…Just carry on with your excellent line and I can’t wait to see more of it.
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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by Soar Valley Light » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:34 pm

Dwayne wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:24 pm
Thanks guys. It's more about not spending money than anything else. :)
Amen to that Dwayne!

Good progress by the way, the tunnel looks great.

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by IanC » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:50 pm

Soar Valley Light wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:34 pm
Dwayne wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:24 pm
Thanks guys. It's more about not spending money than anything else. :)
Amen to that Dwayne!

Good progress by the way, the tunnel looks great.

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I second that.

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by bazzer42 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:46 am

I love that tunnel, very clever use of free material. I love your thrift and wish I had your skills with natural, you make it look so easy.

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by markoteal » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:16 am

Just like the real thing, you are deploying pragmatic solutions - hence they look natural and fit into the overall appearance
Where did I put that uncoupler?

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by Dwayne » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:31 am

Summer is sizzling here in Oklahoma. Much to warm to go outside and work on the railway... or do much of anything outdoors unnecessarily.

With that said, I ordered some coupler pockets from Pas in Sri Lanka. LINK. These run $7.50USD per dozen. I ordered three dozen.

Placed the order June 9. After the expected arrival date came and went I sent a message to find out their whereabouts. As Sri Lanka was experiencing a postal strike a few days after they were shipped, their location could not be determined. Pas offered a refund but I opted instead to continue waiting as by the time we conversed the strike had ended and surely were on their way.

That was last week. Today the couplers arrived and I sent a message to Pas to inform him of their arrival. :thumbright:

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by philipy » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:03 am

Well, thats a first ( for me anyway), never realised that anyone in Sri Lanka was into model railway parts!

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by bazzer42 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:09 am

They look good and better value than my lgb versions :cry:

We are having an unusually dry summer although school holidays are approaching fast so we will probably revert to rain :scratch:

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:21 am

Are these couplers a resin mould or 3D printed?

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by FWLR » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:21 am

We had rain yesterday for the first time in weeks, but it’s now back to the heat again this morning.
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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by Lonsdaler » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:28 am

:thumbup:
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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by Dwayne » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:32 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:21 am
Are these couplers a resin mould or 3D printed?
They appear to be molded.

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by Dwayne » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:02 pm

Summer continues to scorch on this year. Aside from a few days in the 105°F - 109°F range back in July, it's been in the mid-90's for the most part. The problem is that we had an unusually dry spring which stunted a lot of plant growth for the better part of summer. On the other hand, these past couple of weeks have seen us being doused with substantial rainfall during the evenings which is not typical. August is usually extremely hot and dry. With all the rain and humid days lately, plants are making up for the dry spring.

The Creeping Charlie, periwinkle and mint that had found it's way into the layout when I started it in February is no exception. Suddenly it's spreading everywhere. This is a good thing but when it starts to cover the track... not so much. Granted with the warm temperatures and high humidity I'm not inclined to be outside playing with trains anyways but I tend to want to keep things tidy all the same. So this morning it was time to do some trimming.

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:07 pm

The plants are looking very lush and healthy.

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