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« Reply #340 on: Mar 2nd, 2014, 11:12pm »
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Dave, bring that Cane loco with you! Sounds real business like.
Going stir crazy in shop, had to get out. Fired up the orange shovel and went looking for some new territory.
This is Mt Crosby weir, above the waterfall. The original access track disappears off to the left, past the planned Chillagoe station, to the firebreak on the far side of the property (now called "middle earth"). The new track is the haul road for track construction on the far side of the waterfall. It goes all the way to the far corner of the block, now known as "the end of the world".
Just out of view on the right track, is the rough alignment of the rail off the future bridge.


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« Reply #341 on: Mar 2nd, 2014, 11:20pm »
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And here's today's play area. A veritable forest of Lantana which will need to be cleared so that the bridge alignment can be worked out. Following that there will need to be more drains dug as this spot also becomes swamp after long periods of rain.  Three loads and I have to wring out my shirt....humidity is still around 90%
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« Reply #342 on: Mar 5th, 2014, 2:37am »
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Had to go into town and on the off-chance called into my favourite timber yard.
Sadly they are closing down in the next few days, but they still had a few packs of decking.  Anyhow, a deal was struck and this lot of new boards, exactly the right size for sleepers, now decorates my driveway.  A bit of mental math and there's close on 5000 ties in there, at less than 20cents each, easily enough to finish the railroad.  Looks like the lathe upgrade is on hold for a while
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« Reply #343 on: Mar 5th, 2014, 9:58am »
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Nice dickering there Pete.  measure twice cut once!  don't waste any!
 
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« Reply #344 on: Mar 14th, 2014, 12:24am »
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Daily workout.....for the dropsaw that is. (no measures, Tom, just hit the stop and pull down.)  Brain in gear but body in nuetral

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« Reply #345 on: Mar 14th, 2014, 12:28am »
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Then out to waterfall country to relocate some bush.  Here's the view from head of steel.

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« Reply #346 on: Mar 14th, 2014, 12:32am »
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And looking back from the other side. The top of the trailer is about the track future level. Probably will be big bridge, curving trestle, smaller bridge, embankment. Plus some fairly serious drainage ditches.
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« Reply #347 on: Mar 15th, 2014, 7:23pm »
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Pete,
 
I love the updates. That is some really scenic areas you are putting track through. How many guys on your crew? I never see anyone else in the photos.  
 
How many acres are you building on?  And how many feet of track do you figure you will have when finished. (I know, we never really finish do we?)
 
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« Reply #348 on: Mar 16th, 2014, 3:39am »
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Bobby, The crew numbers one.....me, and that includes the photographer .  All my methods and systems are worked on one man op and it seems to work fine.I do have work parties from time to time, mainly when there's bush clearing to be done as it makes lots of noise to keep the wildlife at bay. A workday is planned for next Tuesday.  
The block of land is 10 acres, mostly of previously logged gum trees (some stumps are over 6 feet across) and is in very degraded condition. My work includes regenerating the land and replanting with more appropriate species (as I am a bit of a greenie)
I only have a rough idea where the track is going as most forest is not "see through" but I make sure that no part of the line is visible from other parts otherwise it looks like Disneyland.
 
Solid red = done.
Dotted red = planned
Yellow = pathways  
Looking at the mudmap it would seem that I am about halfway, but when the stock of rail and ties runs out, there will be no more. I guess around a mile of mainline. Ask me again when I get to that point!


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« Reply #349 on: Mar 16th, 2014, 8:45am »
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Hi  
 
Found you on Google Earth, it is from 16 nov 2011 ...... Hope the satellite will pass you soon.  so that we can get a better picture.



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« Reply #350 on: Mar 21st, 2014, 3:55am »
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Wow, Steen. The satellite must have been lost!
 
New vid posted. No fancy editing, or music or chat!
 
Tie stack still growing
 
 
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« Reply #351 on: Mar 25th, 2014, 4:14pm »
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"New vid posted" Where?

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Here.... http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=LiveSteam;action=display;num=1168300963;start=100    
 
 
Hey, would you like to use your amazing skills to help me RP a headlight for my loco?
 
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« Reply #353 on: Mar 26th, 2014, 10:34am »
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Pete, nice video.  I enjoyed the trip over the rails.  Just the right amount of sound for me.  Tks.
 
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« Reply #354 on: Mar 27th, 2014, 4:58pm »
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Looks interesting....  
 
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That's a pretty awesome start.  Way too fast for me, you must not need sleep  .    I'll keep plugging away at the drawings but it will take several days (I keep having to dip the feather into the inkpot!!!!)    
 
Meanwhile here's another version. Take a look at those workers, they obviously haven't had a payrise lately!
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Yes hey are a motley crew!
 
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Got all the ties cut before the first real rain of the year and the stain goes everywhere.     4000+ (lost count) which means 16000+ holes to drill, good job I'm going to live to 100!

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Rain means shop time, so the country coach finally got it's paint job. Only the interior, trucks and roof to go

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