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Part I Part II   OK so to provide and update. The patio is poured which includes the pad for the yard cabinet. The patio extends across the west side of the house to the south where the layout is.     There were some challenges along the way. The largest issue was the locati...
Part 1   So I kinda like how Ken is doing his article in parts and linking them to then newest one. So I will copy the idea. The links to each will be at the top for quick reference.   Welcome to part two.   Not much has happened physically. Where I last left things is where the...
April 30, 2016: We're getting down to the nitty-gritty here, folks. The last stop on the Rail Road. Porter will be a mining town with a ore tipple and Manufacturing plant and have a "wye" that can be used from either here or Delores. What we finally arrived at for Porter: It will eventually b...
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     Well, first let me say thanks for taking this journey with me. It is with great appreciation I share this with the fine people here on Large Scale Central. This layout will be much more than it would have been without the advice I have received here. It is with the suggestio...
Actually my title for this build log is a bit of a misnomer. I have actually added a few new bits but I do feel like they are just a completion of where I left off previously.    Most of the focus this time out has been on landscaping. I actually only spent about 2 or 3 hours on the rail...
A couple more months have passed and work continues on the main line, phase 1 of my layout build. I still am getting a big kick out of the whole outdoor, backyard, combining hobby with lifestyle aspect of all this. My trackwork is getting better and faster. And even though I am only 60 linear feet ...
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About 2 months into it, I have decided to officially start keeping a log of my layout build. Although I have made slow progress, there is much to do. My goal is to complete the main loop before the year is out. My work calendar is quickly filling up my summer weekends so I may have to settle for ha...
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12/06/2015: It would have been a shame to let this gorgeous day go to waste. Yesterday I spent some time with a string level to I see where this next module would have to be. Since the ground here is a tad bit higher then where Delores is, I could start with using patio blocks. The stick on...
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With most of the layout finished except for a few odds and ends, it's on to the next town which is Hesperus. This will be situated on the back side of the row of trees and the downgrade portion heading back toward Delores. It's approx. 4'x 16', but may end up slightly larger since it incorporat...
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Mancos: June 10, 2015 This is the next town on the Rio Grande Southern after Delores. Yesterday morning I bought some more material to Continue on to the next module, more capblocks 2x4's and PVC board. Spent the morning getting these down and together.  Then got the screen down and sta...