I was following your incident,and sorry about this incident.I will be more to happy to locate model buses for you;lately I been hunting them not only on eBay but on also on a few toy stores and hobby stores.
Sorry one more time,
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Last flood report . New carpet in the basement, a 100+ boxes moved back inside from temporary PODs storage container. Will have to go through them all to see what is salvageable and what will be tossed. It's going to take awhile to do this. When (and if) there is another report in this thread it will be progress on the large bus station.
Looking forward to seeing more progress on the bus station. As a little motivation to keep you moving forward, Classic Metalworks has announced that the new Scenic Cruiser buses are due to arrive at their warehouse on Monday. Thats just two days away.
I've brought the large rail/bus station building downstairs to the work bench. Some tools located but a lot of paint and other things still in boxes yet to be unpacked from the flood. Work will begin again soon.
In the meantime I am getting buses off the internet and from hobby stores locally. I have 4 of the beautiful CMW Scenicrusisers and 4 of the other CMW over the road bus in Trailways.
That will take care of the 50's to 70's era. Many other modern buses will be used when I am in the post 70's era. I am doing some design work on the 'bus loading bays' area and several interesting ones are possible.
I have decided that any rail lines (other than streetcars out front) will have to be either on an elevated structure or in a 'cut' or underground. Making it possible for a viewer to see it all is becoming more complicated.
Normally my current projects share room on my computer desk and I work on them while monitoring eBay or other computer activities. However, the desk is now over crowded with projects half done and in pause mode now.
I need to get a new layout bench going; the old ones survived the sewer backup flood; but, I decidedthey were too contaminated to be used again so they were dismantled and disposed of. I have the lumber for some new benchwork -- now all I need is the energy and will power to make a few tables. The Bus Station project needs some more room than my desk has so I can decide on a layout for the building's loading bays, light poles, etc.
I hope to have some real progress soon with a few photos on my photobucket pages.
Hi all: First time I've been able to log in since at least 2 years ago. Apparently the software on the site reverted again to that condition where Internet Explorer users with XP as the operating system, at least me, were unable to log in. I finally downloaded Chrome browser which is even worse that IE as far as being clumsy. and, Chrome has informed everyone they will stop supporting XP soon. Well, at any rate it is interesting to actually log in for a change.
Very little progress has been made though I have built a few structures and have made a half-hearted attempt at some new benchwork to hold models. I'll have to take the big bus station apart (it was held together with small machine screws - many of them) and fix the damage caused by rough handling it got during the move out of the basement (the flood) and moving back in.
I'm mainly posting to let you know of a newly enlarged site, www.hoseeker.org which is attempting to archive information about HO trains, including structures and vehicles. Mostly the train end is extensive. I've been sending scans of structure box tops and instruction sheets to them much as I did for our database a number of years back. Next I'll be sending more vehicle information to them.
I'll be busy looking the site over and maybe even posting a few things. Might take awhile to catch up on things.