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« Reply #200 on: Apr 17th, 2016, 4:21pm »
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This past Saturday 4/16, Mario and Ciara came out and just blasted through some track installation. They put down over 100 feet of new track, as I managed to level and tamp approx 90 feet up to the bridge.

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« Reply #201 on: Apr 17th, 2016, 4:23pm »
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Standing at the bridge looking at all the new track.

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« Reply #202 on: Apr 17th, 2016, 4:25pm »
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As you can see we have caught up to where we left off on the first section. These two tracks are the outbound and in bound sections of this new phase. They will connect in a giant loop at the far end. On the far left of the photo is a section of the existing phase one track. This will be triple trackage along the fence line.

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« Reply #203 on: Apr 17th, 2016, 4:30pm »
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Looking back from the bridge at the fully tamped and leveled section. This is going to be a fun section to run on.

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« Reply #204 on: Apr 17th, 2016, 5:20pm »
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Thanks for the update.
 
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« Reply #205 on: Apr 18th, 2016, 4:50am »
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Good looking bridge. Very scenic spot. Nicely laid track.  Coming on well.  Pete

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« Reply #206 on: Apr 19th, 2016, 6:49pm »
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on Apr 17th, 2016, 4:30pm, BobbyT wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Looking back from the bridge at the fully tamped and leveled section. This is going to be a fun section to run on.

 
Bobby:  I wanna come play!  Er, I gotta rebuild the english welder first!  Found a steam powered interurban that could be modeled with the 'parts' that I have so...
 
Trackwork is looking great!
 
 
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« Reply #207 on: Feb 7th, 2017, 7:58pm »
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Wow, where does the time go? We have been working on the track although we did have a stretch where we were busy with other projects. So lets do a little catching up shall we?
 
These photos will show how much we have done.


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« Reply #208 on: Feb 7th, 2017, 8:04pm »
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you can see the trackage we abandoned temporarily on the left. We will eventually tie back into this.

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« Reply #209 on: Feb 7th, 2017, 8:06pm »
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Traveling along a nice straight section

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« Reply #210 on: Feb 7th, 2017, 8:08pm »
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At this point the 2 tracks split. The outbound track to the right and the inbound track will come in from the left.

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« Reply #211 on: Feb 7th, 2017, 8:09pm »
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Nice curve in the woods. The property boasts some really nice old growth oak trees.

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« Reply #212 on: Feb 7th, 2017, 8:10pm »
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Since the photo, this section is ballasted, leveled and tamped.

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« Reply #213 on: Feb 7th, 2017, 8:11pm »
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This section is finished as well

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« Reply #214 on: Feb 7th, 2017, 8:12pm »
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Finally into the "back 40"

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« Reply #215 on: Feb 7th, 2017, 8:14pm »
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The road bed is starting a curve to the left. The track will go to the right side of the oak tree and then make a sweeping (100' radius) curve to start the return trip. The great part is that even though it is a simple loop, it doesn't look or feel that way because of the size.

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« Reply #216 on: Feb 7th, 2017, 11:27pm »
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Looks great Bobby! How long is the loop?


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« Reply #217 on: Feb 8th, 2017, 1:17pm »
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Thanks Henry. We still have to do an official measurement but this phase will add around 2200' to the existing 1800'. It should be a nice ride when done. Bruce R has even joined in the track building here.

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« Reply #218 on: Feb 8th, 2017, 1:33pm »
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That's cool! I haven't heard from Bruce in a while...


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« Reply #219 on: Apr 26th, 2017, 8:58pm »
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On March 4th we had a good group come out. We managed a healthy 120 feet of new track down and 80 leveled and ballasted. Not too shabby.
 
The crew stopped long enough for a photo:
 
Ciara Scartozzi, George Johnson, Mario Scartozzi, Bob Dean and Reece.


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