The Greenbrier Logging and Sawmill Co R.R. #5

OleSmokey May 30, 2021

  1. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

    712
    1,057
    31
    A little teaser on the main line. It will take more than a little cleaning to get it to work. I got my work cut out for me on that upper line to the logging camp. Laters

    https://youtu.be/aFHsqslaKiQ
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2022
  2. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

    712
    1,057
    31
    Yeah, My 44 toner came back today. It works great...for how long...Bachmann ya know...
     

    Attached Files:

  3. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

    712
    1,057
    31
    Sorry i haven't been here for a bit. My wife is having ongoing surgery's. She has another tomorrow. I also have been doing the spring cleaning on the truck. Will let you know how it goes. It looks good so far. We just had our 29th year anniversary so that was somewhat fun. Maybe in a few days i can get back to the layout. I haven't even run trains! I'm a bad boy!! Laters all, Smoke
     
    BoxcabE50, SP-Wolf, BigJake and 2 others like this.
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    64,870
    13,916
    653
    Congrats on #29! Take care. All the best for your wife's swift recovery!
     
    BNSF FAN likes this.
  5. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

    712
    1,057
    31
    She is home but a long way to go yet. Have to take her back up to Lawton Tuesday i think it is. She has to have another one on the end of April. Can't remember the date for sure. I am burned out so i am calling it a early night. Laters
     
    MK, badlandnp, BNSF FAN and 1 other person like this.
  6. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

    8,191
    17,599
    133
    Great news that the wife is home sir. Prayers for you both!
     
  7. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

    712
    1,057
    31
    Thanks fellow. She is sleeping away right now. She needs it and me too. Laters all
     
  8. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett TrainBoard Member

    1,590
    4,501
    60
    Best wishes for your wife, being in the hospital is not fun. My wife just got home from hospital this afternoon.

    Joe
     
    BNSF FAN and SP-Wolf like this.
  9. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

    712
    1,057
    31
    Hope she gets well soon, Joe, This is number 2 of 3.Well, She seems to be a bit better than yesterday. She keeps wanting to scratch at the stitches, She isn't, but that site is bugging her all the time. Keeping it covered to keep her from doing it when she is sleeping. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. Maybe by the weekend i may be able to do something on the layout. She is doing some things with her hobby, so i may be able to as well. I am so tired from keeping a eye on her, that i just want to sleep. Its hard to do that with whats happening to her. Will see whats happening a bit later. Dan
     
  10. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

    712
    1,057
    31
    I didn't do anything on the rr but run some engines around the line. Still keeping a eye on her yet. Have to go back Tuesday to remove the stitches. And then the end of the month she will have another one and hope she will be ok after that one. Laters all
     
  11. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

    712
    1,057
    31
    Did a bit of scenery today. Not a lot of it but a little around the town and track area. Shots below
     

    Attached Files:

    BNSF FAN, SP-Wolf, MK and 4 others like this.
  12. Shortround

    Shortround TrainBoard Member

    3,051
    2,335
    75
    Sad to keep reading about those 44 toner Bachmann's. I wanted to get one for the switch to HO but had to waylay that. Now looking at N and haven't seen any small engines there. Oh well.
    Hope things go well at your house.
     
  13. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

    712
    1,057
    31
    I think BLI and Atlas are the only ones in N scale that have switchers. There are NW-2's and S-2's. Both are sound, but you can get the S-2 in there silver thats DC. You need a dcc decoder for it. Don't ask me how i know that, But i think thats all thats out there right now thats new. Old models can be found on facebook and ebay, Buyer beware. Best of luck, later fellow
     
    BNSF FAN and Shortround like this.
  14. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

    712
    1,057
    31
    Just a little update of the landscaping in the old yard. I like. Laters
     

    Attached Files:

  15. BigJake

    BigJake TrainBoard Member

    1,589
    1,626
    39
    It's like watching spring bloom on your layout!
     
  16. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

    712
    1,057
    31
    Thats right Jake! Spring has sprung. hehe One other thing is i have pretty much broke the 44 toner in running it both back and forwards. seems to be a good runner. gonna take it up to the logging camp as a switcher for that camp.
     
    BNSF FAN likes this.
  17. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

    712
    1,057
    31
    My hands are feeling much better today. It only..took 4 days to stop hurting and un-swell so i can work on the little NW-2. I have it all soldered and heat wrapped. It worked good both ways and i have it halfway into the engine, but really crammed in tight there. Gonna take a bit to get it installed. Getting the lights in the right place is another thing. I will figure it out. yeah..that:eek:
     
    SP-Wolf, BNSF FAN, badlandnp and 2 others like this.
  18. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

    712
    1,057
    31
    A couple of shots of the new loco. I have the lights glued in and the front axle wires glued down. I need to really figure out how to fit all that in a little NW-2!! I think the lights from Evens are for HO and not N. Shots below.
     

    Attached Files:

  19. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

    712
    1,057
    31
    Deb is doing great, and my truck is fixed I am working on a shield for the GPS. The one that came with it is too small. I am slowly getting the engine wiring done. Getting the wiring all shrink wrap,so i can glue it into the engine so i can make it fit. Its gonna be tight!!
     
    badlandnp and mtntrainman like this.
  20. OleSmokey

    OleSmokey TrainBoard Member

    712
    1,057
    31
    I used heat wrap with stupid glue for all the wiring. I had checked the lights and direction and put it together and when i ran it the front light don't work. The rear works perfect. Now have to take it apart and try and figure what went wrong. Shots below. I still have chevrons and other markings to do yet. The engine runs perfect! Just wish i didn't have to take it all apart again..
     

    Attached Files:

    badlandnp, mtntrainman and Moose2013 like this.

Share This Page