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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #220 on: May 16th, 2008, 6:12pm »
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Moose, by all means finish that sound. The track gang can sing it while using the track bars to move the new alignment into position.  

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pockets
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« Reply #221 on: Jun 14th, 2008, 8:55pm »
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Not a bad looking (iron) horse barn. Not bad at all..... Thanks for the memories, Bruce.
 
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
Anthony_SRR
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« Reply #222 on: Jun 14th, 2008, 10:13pm »
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Great photos Bruce! I really like them, dirty steamers after a hard days work. Just Classic. Thanks for posting them
 
Anthony


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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #223 on: Jul 3rd, 2008, 11:42pm »
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Here is the much talked about and highly anticipated track plan that we are working on for the BCRR. I color coded each section to clarify it as best as I can. The trackage appears to be double tracked in sections but it is actually a single track main that folds over itself.

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B+MNW21201
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« Reply #224 on: Jul 3rd, 2008, 11:45pm »
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Compare that with the original track plan. *note in this plan the trestle wasn't finished yet. It has since been tied into the main.

http://Forums.Railfan.net/Images/LiveSteam/Trackplan032807.jpg
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« Reply #225 on: Jul 4th, 2008, 10:52pm »
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AH SO! Now I see how it works. Dah

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pockets
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« Reply #226 on: Aug 12th, 2008, 1:22pm »
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Way to go, Gang! What a clever idea. At least you had the good sense to modify a Chebbie. That way, if it doesn't work out, you're not out much!
 
Who spilled paint on my napping bench?!
 
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
B+MNW21201
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« Reply #227 on: Aug 12th, 2008, 4:57pm »
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Hmmm, I will have to consult my wizards handbook for this one Bruce.
 
Greg I don't think that is paint..........think........aviary by product


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Henry
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« Reply #228 on: Aug 19th, 2008, 4:55pm »
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Bruce,
 
Thanks for the update! I was wondering how yawl were doing!
 
Henry


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pockets
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« Reply #229 on: Aug 19th, 2008, 5:39pm »
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Yes, Bruce, thanks. My thoughts have been with you and the gang, the last couple of days.
 
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
B+MNW21201
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« Reply #230 on: Aug 19th, 2008, 7:34pm »
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I'm OK, nothing to report from my area except lots of puddles. I even went to work this morning during the height of it. We were fortunate it didn't strengthen like they thought it would. I am curious about how well the track fared. I seem to remember a tropical storm named Ernesto that put everything under water.
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« Reply #231 on: Aug 20th, 2008, 3:01pm »
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Hello everyone,
  I spoke with Bobby last night and just wanted to let you all know I'm fine, a little wet and dishufled but otherwise fine. I managed to come out of this storm unscathed. How'z Pete's place? I am expecting that the tree tops were cleaned out. See you all Sat.
 
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« Reply #232 on: Aug 27th, 2008, 7:43am »
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Hi Bruce, Bruce T here. Have been watching things from up here in New England. Talked to Pete after the rain storm, lot's of water there. Hopefully not to much damage. keep up the good work.

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« Reply #233 on: Sep 2nd, 2008, 12:18am »
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Bruce,
My footwear was well suited to the conditions (no wet socks!) except for the occasional floating fire ant  


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Dan Watson
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« Reply #234 on: Sep 11th, 2008, 11:10pm »
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Bruce,
 
In case you guys need some inspiration on the wooden tunnel project, have a look at this site:
 
http://www.sn3.org/eprr/
 
This is the Eagle Point Railroad near Chattanooga.  It's the track we were discussing when I was down there in August.  Here's what their tunnel looks like on the inside:
 
http://www.sn3.org/eprr/facilities/eprr-tunnel-interior.jpg
 
Good luck with the project!
 
Dan


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Bruce_T
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« Reply #235 on: Sep 12th, 2008, 8:27am »
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Bruce
Hope that the BCR is finally drying out. Maybe normal operations will resume. I checked out the web site that Dan posted, for the tunnel pics. A friend of mine here in New England has built one made of the same construction materials. 75' in length, and curved like largo. Has the safety lights and walkway inside. Also did the large berm over it with the plantings. That is his train storage for the winter months. Will be back to Fl. in Oct. Will try to get down to see yall.
Bruce T


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Pennsy4483
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« Reply #236 on: Oct 19th, 2008, 10:23pm »
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Friends,
 
Well I made the journey to the Buckingham Central in conjunction with a business trip and I would like to express my greatest appreciation and thanks to both Pete and Bruce.  I was given the red-carpet tour of the railroad and even became accepted by Diamond, as she decided to go for a ride with me.
 
What a wonderful place and the beauty of the locomotives and the workmanship.  I saw the newly finished boiler sitting on Bruce's Atlantic ( I could almost hear the loco begging to hit the rails again).
 
I am looking forward to my next visit and am very glad that I made the trip earlier today.  Both Pete and Bruce were great hosts.  To all those associated with the Buckingham Central, great job you guys!!!!
 
Don


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pockets
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« Reply #237 on: Nov 1st, 2008, 9:53pm »
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Naw, naw, naw, Bruce..... The word frugal was not part of it...... The statement was, "The Buckinghams are so tight they squeak when they walk!!!"  
 
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
B+MNW21201
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« Reply #238 on: Nov 3rd, 2008, 7:34am »
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Bruce, when the track crew starts acting this way towards each other, then it's time to find a new track! lol  

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pockets
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« Reply #239 on: Nov 3rd, 2008, 8:08pm »
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The thoughts that must go through Pete's mind, on that rare, quiet, evening, when he joins Diamond & Co. for a walk around the property. The steaming bays, the roundhouse and turntable, the coal and water towers, three bridges and a thousand foot trestle.......Not to mention Pevo Patio and the started tunnel..... Being the gentleman that he is, I'm sure it is not lost on him, what a great bunch of friends he has.
 
Friendship and respect don't come freely. They must be earned and nurtured. It's a simple equation that so many fail to grasp. That gang, that I refer to collectively as the Buckinghams, has a solid lock on it.
 
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
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