Ok, here goes..........

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by hiscopilot, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    OK, I started building the table today. I have a couple of supports I am going to add since of course I didnt build something with the fact that my basement floor isnt level in mind.
    all right here's my supplies nicely brought in by my hubby who had to make the cuts since he didnt have the patience to let the guys at Home Depot cut em for me. Too cold out for me to go make cuts...

    Then I get it all set up and the drill ran out of battery power (I miss my dewalt :( ) And I realize exactly how badly my basement floor is out of whack. BUt anyway... here it is. I will be adding more screws and a cross support in the middle and a couple other beams to increase stability. Otherwise its good overall, I sat on it! :) I guess we'll add foam first week of next month. My husband isnt really convinced that I need it... but I want my creek!!!!!!!!!!

    And my son and his friend were hard at work while I was:

    oh and today the Gordon set, Henry, and Toby arrived. The James set was supposed to be here but they accidentally shipped a deluxe Thomas set which we already have... I am sure they'll fix it fast! I also got a nice box of misc parts I ordered off Ebay for about $8. It has enough couplers and wheel sets for me to fix most if not all of my junk cars... and lots of wiring and switches, and scenery, and track, etc etc etc. Over all not bad... I need to get started organizing or this will get out of hand FAST!
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    How far off level is yor basement floor? If it isn't too far off, you can drill 3/8 insh holes in the bottom of each leg and then using a hammer drive in a 5/16 "T" nut over the hole. Then you just screw in a 5/16 inch carriage bolt for adjustable legs. You can probably do 1-2 inches of adjustment on each individual leg that way.
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I noticed on your track plan that the outer loop seems to be not connected to the inner loop. Is this intentional?

  4. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Isn't James the RED engine? or is that from the wodden set? That, and I thought you said that you wouldn't let him paly with the Rock Island, yet it's right in front of him. I'm confused:confused:
  5. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    any questions?:D
  6. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    ok... lets see-
    That is the Wooden James. Its just watching the real trains LOL
    The Rock Island is there because I was still trying to fix it. He was not playing with it, I tes run it on that track when he's not looking.

    As far as the track not being connected- that is not intentional, I will be adding a switch track in there somewhere, but it is nice to have the outer loop to run more than one train on.
  7. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Say, when IS that James comming in? I'd like to see him. fun Fact: when I was looking up TTTE, I found an episode where Percy is given the job of being the controler for the day cause Sir topam Hatt is sick and so Pery goes and tells james to get repainted as a bee. I can only imagine what he looked like, and how he felt (he had a bad incident with bees once)
  8. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Oh yeah, a warning: emily is due the 31st of this month:D I think I know who will want one:rolleyes:
  9. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    I imagine James will be here maybe MOnday. He ships UPS and even if he shipped out today (which he didnt :( ) it wouldnt be here til MOnday because they dont deliver Sats.

    The James that is watching I believe ins the James goes Buzz Buzz with the red nose! :)
  10. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Corect! That is indeed his bad encounter with bees. speaking of which, what engine doesn't have a bad memory of being dunked or covered in goeey stuff or some other humiliating thing?:D
  11. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    yres, he is saving his allowance for Emily.

    oh the James watching in the pic wasnt Buzz Buzz, it was Take along James- Touble with Trees. This poor deprived child has 3 entirely different and well stocked sets of Thomas trains- take along, wooden, and model. DOn't ya wish I would spoil him a little more?
  12. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    The only possible way of doing THAT would be to buy him an actual life-size replica of Thomas himself:D hamrhamrhamr
  13. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    Oh my gosh DO NOT EVER SAY THAT AROUND MY SON (nor type it again since he is pretty much reading now) I do not want him to have an idea that it can be done...

    Oh an dwe have Thomas Comes to Breakfast with egg and a window on him, thomas and the jet engine which is really pretty cool, in the take along he has the percy takes a plunge, and James and the trouble with trees. I really hate that my son doesn't get to experience Thomas throughout his childhood! LOL
  14. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    In reality, it can't. Thomas isn't based on a spesific engine, so geting an exact replica is imposible (seing as how we don't know his insides or his baseplate). The closest thing to making a train is to make one yourself, kinda like what I want to do for my Project "M"hamr hamrhamrhamrhamrhamr
  15. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    At least he's not beging for all 10 complete seasons on DVD:D sign1
  16. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

    AHEM! :cool:

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  17. CNWman

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  18. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    wow, somehow my response never posted- thanks LITom, Mathy saw him at Day Out With Thomas... thats what I was saying.

    Arent all the engines in Thomas based on real trains? I knowin the character galleries they list details about who they're modeled afetr.


    oh and I think he has all 10 seasons. Plus my neighbor brought VHS which we dubbed to dvd. Plus my mom tivos them and my grandma watches them and calls to talk to him about them What a crazy family huh?
  19. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    He's in bed :sleeping: he's already seen the "real" Thomas. Are you kidding? It was 96degrees and 100% humidity at 4pm on that Sept 11. And he dressed in his Thomas overalls and engineer hat anyway. He's somewhat fanatical/
  20. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    wait, my bad, Thomas WAS based off a british engine. I was thinking of some other train (Probably Lady or something):D

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