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« Reply #260 on: Jul 7th, 2013, 1:03am »
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But wait, there's more
No3 switch installed, closely followed by another little bridge (this one will have a deck for foot traffic)


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« Reply #261 on: Jul 7th, 2013, 1:16am »
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Head of steel at No4 switch.  Just the turntable to install and then I'm ready for the next unmeet in 3 weeks,  but for now I've run out of steam, like an old boiler.

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« Reply #262 on: Jul 7th, 2013, 1:22am »
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I did manage to tidy up and detail the station approach. Look like it's been there for years!
Pete


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« Reply #263 on: Jul 7th, 2013, 9:24pm »
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Pete, nice to see you are making progress.  Have the wife re-fuel the boiler so you can get some steam up!
 
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« Reply #264 on: Jul 9th, 2013, 4:00am »
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Thanks Tom. If you had charged commission on the little bridges you would be rich now.
I'm a "lone sailor" so I'll have to do my own refuels. I sure don't want the other kind of "old boiler" Pete


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« Reply #265 on: Jul 9th, 2013, 7:26pm »
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Pete the track work is really looking good.  
 
I am not even going to make any "boiler" comments........


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« Reply #266 on: Jul 22nd, 2013, 2:53am »
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Ok so not much going on so I'll bring you up to date. (went back to paid work for a couple of weeks, to rest! Now ready to go again)
 
End of ROW, old alignment to the left (now with temporary turntable), new alignment to the right, avoiding the first part of the swamp. Big dead tree had to be dropped first, lots of cleanup later.


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« Reply #267 on: Jul 22nd, 2013, 2:58am »
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Past the point where the excavator sank. The new alignment crosses the old alignment at this point at right angles, and now runs parallel to the drain. Drain now cleaned and extended. Lots of small dead tress had to be cleared.

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« Reply #268 on: Jul 22nd, 2013, 3:03am »
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This leads into better ground conditions, but a jungle of huge dead tree trunks and branches and 20ft high weeds. Very hard to see through, its mostly guesswork at this stage.
Anyhow I had a good breakfast this morning, and set off with newly sharpened chainsaw and jerry of diesel for the orange shovel. This was the view at 8 a.m.
Somewhere in there is a yellow marker!


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« Reply #269 on: Jul 22nd, 2013, 3:07am »
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By lunchtime there was a bit more sun getting through, while the jungle yielded to the assault!

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« Reply #270 on: Jul 22nd, 2013, 3:08am »
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And the fire pile grew

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« Reply #271 on: Jul 22nd, 2013, 3:11am »
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And here's progress by 4 p.m.  Clear through to the waterfall.  It's now 5 pm and its raining and I'm on my second glass of red.

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« Reply #272 on: Jul 22nd, 2013, 10:05am »
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Very productive day.  To hot to work on the Sandy Ridge so nothing is getting done!  I like how u end the day.  I usually end with a glass that holds a cold Margarita.  Sometimes I make it 2 also.  
 
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« Reply #273 on: Aug 5th, 2013, 11:09pm »
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Very quiet on the forum. You must be saving it up!
 
Winter's a lovely time of year here but its coming to an end, so it's time to get the creek works done while its all dried up, and before the snakes wake up and go looking for trouble.
Excavator sink hole all tidied up and ready for track prep.


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Big dead dropped tree got a haircut and skull-dragged (moved it 400 feet in 5 hours )down to where the creek crossing got blown out last year.  
This is above the waterfall and I want to sort of dam the creek so that gravel will settle and leave clean water to go to the falls, so keeping the waterhole clean.


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« Reply #275 on: Aug 5th, 2013, 11:18pm »
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That's better

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Also, the waterfall is dry so a good time to put in the foundations for the bridge. Here I'm creating a rock "revetment" wall to protect the mass concrete
pier. Reo has been anchored into the bedrock and the overhang is to be backfilled.  No more work on the bridge until the rail reaches here.
It's slow work bucketing everything from above. (wheelbarrow is on track alignment)
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« Reply #277 on: Aug 6th, 2013, 8:24pm »
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Pete, That is going to be a beautiful right of way. I hope you will post a video of your maiden lap.
 
As for the forum being quiet... Well down here in Florida it is either too hot or its raining, so this time of year we tend to hide indoors.


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« Reply #278 on: Aug 7th, 2013, 7:29pm »
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Did you see the vid I posted after changing it (to suit US rules). There was some vid taken at the recent meet but its on facebook which I don't subscribe to. Hopefully it will surface soon. Meanwhile you have to put up with photos with no people in them as the crew still numbers 1.  
Video of the finished track could include me being carted off to the funny farm
Indoors is where you build stuff too  Pete


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Bobby, I found you a video. Sorry no maidens, just me on a visitors loco
 
Meanwhile all the major earthworks are finished in the next stage. It can rain now!   Lots of dirt dug out of here......


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