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k9wrangler
post Jun 4 2013, 02:17 PM
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[quote name='bkw' date='Feb 17 2013, 10:58 PM' post='71371'
Curious but how do you know where you borders are to the neighbors?
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Habit mostly, trees along the S side of the property and markers and power line across the N side. Also different styles of mowing. I used to say it was the weeds, worse on my side, but the old folks N of me that were so anal have moved on, him permanently, and newer folks with no idea what they've gotten into with this big of a lot have been constantly behind the 8 ball since spring has sprung.

Sorry it took me 3 1/2 months to reply. I didn't see the post.... blink.gif


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post Jun 6 2013, 03:17 PM
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Thanks for all the recent comments (including Karl's, always interesting to see how others live.....).

Just a further update;-



All the wiring has been completed, and tested. Track painted too, but need to fill in a few missing sleepers.
The middle board is supposed to be a lift out section, but not sure how much scenery to put on it yet.
Thanks to Les's comments about the wye being sort of hidden, it has made me look again, and think I might not
need quite so much on that board. Will see!
Probably won't be much more done for a while now, summer months tend to be quieter, unless it's raining outside.....

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post Jun 17 2013, 04:05 PM
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An intruder on the Deadwood City branch......



It's a German railbus, from the 1950's....
Got it for a future 1960's German layout, that I'm hoping to have for exhibition purposes.
Travelled on them numerous times when over there on vacation.

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post Jul 29 2013, 09:04 AM
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Just an update, as I've been editing my photo site, so have deleted a lot of the older photos!
Current view of the wye, with basic scenery / ground cover, in place.



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post Jul 29 2013, 09:06 AM
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A current view of the end of the line, aka Deadwood City!
Still some more work to do, including the depot.



Shows the wye board across the doorway.
Normally lifts out but I usually leave it in place a few days when I'm not working!

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post Feb 10 2014, 08:15 AM
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Didn't realise how long ago it was that I posted the last update.....
And looking at the photo above, brought home to me how long the depot has been under construction,
without any progress really being made (sounds familiar!).
So today, as it was wet out (no change there), I got a little more done.



Painted and a roof on, need ridge tiles and other little finishing bits.


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post Feb 10 2014, 04:34 PM
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Looking Good Brian!!!


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post Feb 11 2014, 07:19 AM
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I like the Depot, Brian.


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post Feb 12 2014, 08:17 AM
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Whilst waiting for various parts to dry etc, on the depot, I made a stat on the buildings for the limestone quarry.
It's a Walthers Glacier Gravel Co. Kit, but I'm having to kitbash it to fit the available space.
(With this weather, it is pleasant being outside......!).

Was hoping to spray a primer over it, but at the moment it's too wet to get down to the shed, where I have my paint booth.



I opened up the troughs, so I can hand load the gondolas.....


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post Feb 15 2014, 08:03 AM
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Nice pics and progress, Brian.

I take it by being able to hand load the gons/hoppers, you are going to be using "live loads" in them?

Certainly hoping you have no derailments, but if you do..... It could be "interesting"! wink.gif



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post Feb 15 2014, 01:15 PM
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Mike

Yes, using live loads....

I have a small beaker, thanks to extra ones that are often included with washing machine liquids!
It has a pouring spout which is just about the right size.
Done some trial runs, which were successful. Surprising how little you actually need to fill a gondola.

I switch two hoppers / gondolas in at a time, loading one then pushing it further in to load the next.
Gives me a little bit more action if I don't want to operate the main layout.

Any spillage normally ends up next to the cars, so looks realistic, unless it builds up too much!!

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post Apr 6 2014, 01:16 PM
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There comes a time........



Things didn't turn out as planned.
After numerous solo operating sessions, I realised I never used the yard as it was originally planned, ie; I would do switching to make up the local freight. I always cheated because I realised yard work wasn't my interest and I preferred to be out on the main with the local freight.
So, after several weeks of indecision (mostly because I was either on holiday or at work....), tonight I made a start on ripping out the yard.
The replacement will be a minimal staging yard, with more scenery, so I can utilise the crossing without it appearing that the train is still in the yard.




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post Apr 7 2014, 05:50 PM
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If it was not working like you wanted then the removal and redesign is what is needed. Keep us informed of the rebuilding process.



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post Apr 16 2014, 12:02 PM
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Progress has been made......



A single, open, staging track, which will be surrounded by buildings and farmland.
Stock will be kept underneath the layout, in drawers, hopefully keeping it dust free when not in use
(which was a major factor in changing too).

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post Jul 3 2014, 11:18 AM
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Progress to date....



Not the best photo, too much external light.
That is about the height I look directly at the layout, so it is also a convenient view block.
Need to add people etc to the house and yard.


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post Jul 3 2014, 03:42 PM
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Thats a nice quiet rural scene Brian with open space feel wink.gif


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post Jul 3 2014, 08:12 PM
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Good looking scene. Enjoy.


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