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pockets
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« Reply #120 on: Aug 9th, 2009, 3:22pm »
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Thanks, Bobby. There are some places that will be opened up for different plantings and Skeeter control, but I like the feel of walking that part of the ROW.
 
Trying to decide, right now, on 75 feet of trestle or 75 feet of 2-1/2' high fill. Can you guess that we found a low spot?!
 
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« Reply #121 on: Aug 9th, 2009, 3:47pm »
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Greg,
Your woodsy setting would be a great place to build a bridge like this:
 
http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/climax24.Html
 
Using landscape timbers or round fence posts for stringers.  You could use an old telephone pole cut into 3' pieces for the cross-members.  I've never seen one built for 7.5" gauge track, but ought to be much less work than all that earthmoving.
 
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« Reply #122 on: Aug 13th, 2009, 8:59pm »
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You know Pockets, I herd form another member of this site that you are form the MI area, and I am guessing that you are building your railroad in Mi too.  If so, I have a good back, left arm, and 2 good legs. I busted my right arm last summer and its still a little sore. But if you not too far from where I live, maybe I could lend a hand with what ever.

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« Reply #123 on: Aug 13th, 2009, 10:23pm »
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Greg,  Michigan trees leave large amounts of leafs on the ROW.  Plan now for there removal.  Leafs that is, not trees.
 
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« Reply #124 on: Sep 30th, 2009, 6:19pm »
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Greg,
 
Are you all right?  no updates from you, not normal, what gives?
 
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« Reply #125 on: Sep 30th, 2009, 6:37pm »
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   Tom,
 
   I will thank you for your concern on behalf of my friend pockets (Greg B.) George T. (moose) who is also a long time friend, and I had a long talk last evening. Of course, Greg's name came into the conversation. He is OK, but does not have access right now to the internet. I'm sure we will hear from Greg in the near future.
 
   Thanks again for your concern.
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #126 on: Sep 30th, 2009, 10:11pm »
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Thanks Bruce.  his silence had me worried.  No internet is better than what i was hoping wasn't happening.
 
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« Reply #127 on: Oct 2nd, 2009, 12:27pm »
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Hey Gang,
I finally found my way back. Thanks for your interest and concerns.
 
Not a lot to report. I keep triping over real life. Have cleared some more ROW (Robt Rogers Subdivision) and Tud Creek is slated for some attention this fall. First frost night before last!!!
 
Dan, my son suggested that very bridge!
 
Jib228, where are you? I'm just SW of Port Huron. Chris C & I get together, from time to time. He's a GT fan, but I don't hold it against him...
 
Bruce, I'll give you a call.
 
Greg B.


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« Reply #128 on: Oct 2nd, 2009, 9:49pm »
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on Oct 2nd, 2009, 12:27pm, pockets wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Jib228, where are you? I'm just SW of Port Huron. Chris C & I get together, from time to time. He's a GT fan, but I don't hold it against him...
 
Greg B.

 
 
I live west of Pontiac. 15 minuets south of where CSX cross's CN in Holly. I think It takes me 45 min to get to Port Huron. But its been about 10 years since I was last out that way. I favor a few rail roads, I cant pick just one.


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« Reply #129 on: Oct 4th, 2009, 8:25am »
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Jib,
Check your PMs
 
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« Reply #130 on: Jan 12th, 2010, 8:22pm »
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hi all,
 
visiting pockets in the great white north!  and...it's cold!  for a florida boy, i'm still trying to figure out the white stuff....and is IT cold!  many thanks to pocket for a voyage of discovery on the clam lake railway.
 

 
btw, the photo above is of the pockets' family lean-to and workshop.  it's as i found out, looking through 'moose meadows' in the left and right in the forward.  the 'moose meadows lumber company' has a home for operations!
 

 
on my second day here, pockets gave me a tour of the clam lake's right-of-way and scenic elements.
 

 
looking back at 'tudd creek' in the foreground (the plow depression running through the photo) and the future fiddle yard on the left side to the workshop.  the photo continues looking toward 'fairoak'.
 

 
above, is the sign for 'fairoak', which will be a scenic section through the woods.
 
more in a few...
 
moose-the-frozen!


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« Reply #131 on: Jan 12th, 2010, 9:25pm »
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hi all,
 
more from the clam lake railway!
 

 
looking through the small fiddle yard...beware the 'cicles!!!
 

 
with my back to the fiddle yard, looking across 'tudd' creek, the right-of-way continues through the northern version of the 'lois & clark', err, 'lewis & clark', err 'robert rogers' wilderness subdivision.
 

 
this photo taken from the side of the workshop, shows the position of the planned turn-table.  'tudd' creek is to the right and the right-of-way will swing back across and continue to the other side of the property toward 'moose meadows'.
 

 
where the right-of-way enters 'moose meadows'!  there's a lot of work to be done to get the right-of-way ready for rail, but i'm delighted to see what's already been done.  it's no easy decision to put in a working railroad!
 
more to come!
 
moose-the-icicle!  
 


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« Reply #132 on: Jan 12th, 2010, 9:38pm »
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hi all,
 
more from the frozen north!
 
yesterday, pockets and i went sightseeing...to see frozen water and the thomas edison museum.  it was a great day!
 

 

 
yes, bunky, the moose did get out in the cold!
 

 

 

 
this railcar holds my attention for the details that are still in place...the moose may just have to build one...
 

 
hmmm...


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« Reply #133 on: Jan 12th, 2010, 9:40pm »
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   Holy Hanna guys,
 
   These pics look like Christmas card scenes. Very beautiful, and I'm fairly sure very cold.
 
   Greg, sure is good to see you my friend,,,, and your ROW of course. Even if it under all that frozen rain.
 
   George, glad you had a good trip up to see Greg. When you are ready to, you can come back home to "FF", (frozen Florida).
 
   Greg, again, it is so good to see you in the pics.


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« Reply #134 on: Jan 12th, 2010, 9:47pm »
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hi all,
 
last post for tonight.
 
a couple of my favorite sights around the water-front of port huron.
 

 
one of the service boats powering its way through the river ice.
 

 
above is my favorite photo for its stark reality...and because canada is on the other shore.
 
still cold, but enjoying my time on the clam lake railway and the hospitality of pockets' clan.
 
moose-the-caboose!
 


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« Reply #135 on: Jan 20th, 2010, 9:03pm »
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I got two questions that are not related in any way:
 
Greg, what is the normal width of rolling stock in your scale?
 
Moose: Did you happen to take close up detail shots of the combine's 6 wheel trucks?


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« Reply #136 on: Jan 20th, 2010, 9:33pm »
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Bobby,
Rolling stock can run 24" 26" wide. Some locomotives can go 27" over the eaves. Of course, grab irons will add to these numbers.  
 
Tom C. may give us some input on this, too.
 
Greg B.


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« Reply #137 on: Jan 20th, 2010, 10:38pm »
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hi all,
 
bobby:  do you mean like this?
 
on Jan 20th, 2010, 9:03pm, BobbyT wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I got two questions that are not related in any way:
 
Greg, what is the normal width of rolling stock in your scale?
 
Moose: Did you happen to take close up detail shots of the combine's 6 wheel trucks?

 

 
or this one!
 

 
sorry, no i didn't.
 
moose


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« Reply #138 on: Jan 20th, 2010, 10:44pm »
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those are awesome, thank you, thank you, thank you.
 
oh, BTW what it a coupler pocket dimension for this scale? I am sure it is larger than our 1 X 2 tubing size.


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« Reply #139 on: Jan 21st, 2010, 8:17am »
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I don't use coupler pockets, Bobby. If you scroll up through this thread you can see how I mount couplers on rolling stock.
 
Greg B.


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