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« Reply #180 on: Nov 9th, 2012, 3:39am »
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And finished product. Needs more dye! Oh well, paving paint will do.
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« Reply #181 on: Nov 9th, 2012, 1:58pm »
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  Hey Pete,
 
   Number one, that sure is a lot of diggin. And number two, that sure is a nice looking grade crossing. Always good to see your progress.
 
   Bruce
 


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« Reply #182 on: Nov 9th, 2012, 5:36pm »
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Pete, nice work.  How deep is the concrete at the crossing?  Any stone under it?  
 
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« Reply #183 on: Nov 10th, 2012, 2:26am »
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Hi, Lots of loose rocks in this section, some up to 6 ft. Very hard on the little digger, but makes for some landscape possibilities in the next corner.
 Thats 5 inch thick concrete which, with the reo, will easily take a large truck without stressing out.  No rocks under, too much labour, I'd rather pay for transit mix and have it done in half an hour.
Meanwhile several turnouts are emerging from the shop.


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« Reply #184 on: Nov 10th, 2012, 2:31am »
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The start of the passing loop for the station

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« Reply #185 on: Nov 10th, 2012, 2:36am »
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The country coach is on the back burner for a while, so I borrowed the chassis and made a work wagon box for it (could double as a coffin, eh )
20 lengths of rail ready to go on the recently made ties.


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« Reply #186 on: Nov 10th, 2012, 2:39am »
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And I took the rail roller down to head of steel to custom fit the curves.
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« Reply #187 on: Nov 18th, 2012, 8:11pm »
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Nice curves Start of first passing loop at "Aramac Junction" station (all my stations are named after outback tramway "end of line" locations. Aramac is way out west in cattle country)


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« Reply #188 on: Nov 18th, 2012, 8:18pm »
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It's kinda warm here, into 3 figures by 9 am, so I've been spending time in the shop.  2 switches, one with built-in cattle grid. Need more welding rods

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« Reply #189 on: Nov 18th, 2012, 8:18pm »
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Nice lookin track work there Pete. Thanks for shareing.
 
   Bruce R


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« Reply #190 on: Nov 18th, 2012, 8:31pm »
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Hi, Bruce.  Kind words from the "track king"
Bring your shovel, there's still a heap of ballasting and tamping to do
Pete


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« Reply #191 on: Nov 18th, 2012, 9:32pm »
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   Pete,
 
   I'm curious? What kind of stone are you useing. It looks really good in the pics.  
 
   Oh, you don't need my help. It looks like your doing some fine track work. And thanks for the very kind compliment.
 
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« Reply #192 on: Nov 20th, 2012, 9:01pm »
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The stone is "bluemetal" or crushed blue granite. It's very sharp and hard and is used to resurface highways. That load of stone was bought just after the flood and the pickings were slim due to all the road damage. Normally it comes out 15mm (5/8") but this was reject at 20mm (13/16") and much cheaper. It's clean and takes huge loads without displacing and seems to grip the ties well. Not sure what I'll use next as the 15mm is pricey.
Meanwhile I've messed up the next bit of lawn!
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« Reply #193 on: Nov 29th, 2012, 11:27am »
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Hi Pete
 
Great progress.  


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« Reply #194 on: Dec 3rd, 2012, 3:08am »
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Way too hot for digging, so time to work through the list of smaller jobs. Like tidying No 1 station.Iinstalling the water tank and stand and adding a loco track and goods siding (can't have too many sidings).

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« Reply #195 on: Dec 3rd, 2012, 3:10am »
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That's better
 
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   WOW, that looks GREAT. Man, you've done one heck of a lot of work there Pete. As I've said before, that track work looks super. really nice.
 
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« Reply #197 on: Dec 19th, 2012, 3:15pm »
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Looking fantastic Pete,
 
Looks like you've had plenty of time spent working away there!!!
 
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« Reply #198 on: Dec 21st, 2012, 2:31am »
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Thought you'd deserted us Dave. Good progress there. I love the way you plan so meticulously, I just make it up as I go
 
If nothing breaks, it only costs me $15 a day to dig holes.  The other side of the crossing has "overland flow" which needs to be channelled under the track, so lots of digging, and a bit of "creative Landscape" and rearranged boulders to make it look all pretty.


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« Reply #199 on: Dec 21st, 2012, 2:38am »
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After all that heat there had to be a storm, so much haste required to get soil and mulch stabilised and pebbles into the watercourse.
I got the machine out just before the heavens opened.  The creek works
Another spot that won't need mowing any more!  Pete


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