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« Reply #160 on: Jun 29th, 2015, 9:11pm »
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The owners are spoiling my track crew. First day they went out and bought us a canopy. The new crossing is in the fore ground. Mario is setting a couple drainage pipes in the area of the original crossing.

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« Reply #161 on: Jun 29th, 2015, 9:15pm »
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This are the "end of day" photos from this past Saturday. We managed 40' new rail screwed down, 40' ballasted and leveled and Mario added a little over 100' of new road bed.

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« Reply #162 on: Jun 29th, 2015, 9:18pm »
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I leveled up to the crossing. I have only ballasted just past the crossing. I am waiting until the straight section is complete so we can string line the alignment before ballast.

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« Reply #163 on: Jun 29th, 2015, 9:19pm »
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The straight section will extend to the fill piles and then curve to the left.

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« Reply #164 on: Jun 29th, 2015, 9:20pm »
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Mario & Ben got a little creative with the drainage pipes.

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« Reply #165 on: Jun 29th, 2015, 9:22pm »
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From the end of track we have another crossing to put in.

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« Reply #166 on: Jun 29th, 2015, 9:23pm »
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Track will curve to the left here.

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« Reply #167 on: Jun 29th, 2015, 9:25pm »
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The roadbed on the right will be the return track. From this point there will be parallel tracks.

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« Reply #168 on: Jun 29th, 2015, 9:27pm »
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The parallel tracks will continue past the existing track on the left. Further back the tracks will split again into a giant loop.

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« Reply #169 on: Jun 30th, 2015, 8:20am »
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Looking good Bobby!  Keep up the with the great work (and the posts too).  We really enjoyed seeing everyone (as well as seeing your hard-work up close and personal).  
 
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« Reply #170 on: Jul 2nd, 2015, 2:43am »
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Congrats on stage 2.  Love the shade structure, wish my boss would buy me one    Your video shows a very smooth riding track.  Pete

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« Reply #171 on: Jul 27th, 2015, 8:38pm »
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Thanks fellas.
 
We decided to take a Saturday to play. Mr Dean fired up his coal fired consolidation and I fired up the 0-6-0. No sooner did I start around the track when the heavens opened up on me. By the time I got back into the yard I was drenched. So as I sat there in the rain adding water to the boiler, Bob walks over with an umbrella...........    The heck with it, I got 100 psi and I'm already soaked, I went around again... in the down pour! One thing I hadn't figured on though...... Steam, Rain and wearing glasses don't mix. Sorry, no pictures of that run, everyone else was hiding in the dry barn.


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« Reply #172 on: Jul 27th, 2015, 8:40pm »
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After the sun came back out we re-fired both engines. Bob turned his over to Ben and I turned mine over to Mario. These two really polished the rails for the rest of the day.

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« Reply #173 on: Jul 27th, 2015, 8:41pm »
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For someone that had never ran a live steamer Ben has a real fine touch on the throttle. I dear say we have him hooked on the hobby.  

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« Reply #174 on: Jul 27th, 2015, 8:42pm »
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My wife Linda and granddaughter Samara came out to play as well.

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« Reply #175 on: Jul 27th, 2015, 8:45pm »
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This weekend we got back to work on the track. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate much. But Bob, Ben and Mario did get the new switch installed so we can access the new track. I spent some time between rain to fix some washout areas on the "old" track.
 
 


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« Reply #176 on: Sep 30th, 2015, 7:49pm »
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We had so much playing we decided to play some more. This time we invited a couple friends.

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« Reply #177 on: Sep 30th, 2015, 7:52pm »
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Wayne looks like he is monitoring a drag race between Ciara and Ben.

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« Reply #178 on: Sep 30th, 2015, 7:59pm »
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A beautiful day with good friends and coal smoke in the air, this is what it is all about. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the superb lunch provided by Bob's wife Kathy.

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« Reply #179 on: Sep 30th, 2015, 8:06pm »
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Hmmm, not sure what happened here. I let Mario run my 0-6-0 and he lost control of it to his cute girl friend Ciara!  

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