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    • June 10, 2019 11:54 AM EDT
    • How did we end up with 3 threads on this topic?

    • June 10, 2019 9:33 AM EDT
    • Eric Reuter said:

      I'm told that it's now in Florida.  I last saw it late summer at a NHGRS meeting.  It sound to me like the connection to LSC wasn't understood, and it's been passed once or twice to other G scalers since Stan and Deb had it. 


      If she doesn't want to or can not ship it I can pick it up in November.



    • June 9, 2019 8:55 PM EDT
    • Ric Golding said:

      Seriously - "The Book of Rooster"? should seriously consider reading it sometime.

    • June 9, 2019 8:53 PM EDT
    • Still awaiting it for my RR before it heads west again!

    • June 10, 2019 8:26 AM EDT
    • Yah, it was a long month. I got forced to the job while the regular engineer was on vacation. Everyday was closer to 14 and 15 hours by the time we tied up and got to the hotel. I hated it. We would spend an entire week on the road, traveling up and down the division (the ballast pit was 200 miles south of where we were working). One of the few times I was glad to get bumped off a "regular" job and go back to the extra board.

    • June 10, 2019 2:06 AM EDT
    • David, I wish. My models aren't that advanced.   3 or 4 loads of ballast would probably wear holes through the styrene.  This car is just going to pose for the photos taking all of the undeserved credit for my labour.


      Craig, I can't imagine a month. I think I only dumped ballast twice. I was much happier doing 60MPH. Now that you mention GPS, I guess maybe these aren't so modern, especially compared to the new automated Herzog's.


    • June 9, 2019 5:46 PM EDT
    • That brings back memories of working a work train for over a month... 


      Spend 12 hours dumping ballast at 1-2 mph... Hot, dusty, and a little fun. 

      "A little faster, no slower, no we got too much coming out... Tad faster.. No too fast."


      The automatic GPS train was a little easier, we could get up to 3 mph. ;)

    • June 9, 2019 5:40 PM EDT
    • I take it these will operate so you can ballast the track? 

    • June 9, 2019 5:21 PM EDT
    • It's been raining the last couple of days, so I've been forced back into the house.


      I have a couple more rotary gons nearing completion, but I decided I better work on my ballast car as I will soon need it in the backyard.  I'm only building one of these, so it will be well used on my layout.







    • June 9, 2019 8:22 PM EDT
    • Thanks    Dan, Cliff and Jim for your kind compliments. I thrive off creating something different, that works for this hobby

    • June 9, 2019 7:06 PM EDT
    • Really well done, yet again, Dennis! Bravo! I agree with Cliff about your amazing ability to invent new techniques that the rest of us can learn from.

    • June 9, 2019 2:24 PM EDT
    • Dennis, I'm always amazed with your continual discovery of new techniques and how excellent your work is.

      This is outstanding! Again!! Bravo!!!

    • June 9, 2019 2:12 PM EDT
    • Looks like the real thing. Chinking makes the whole thing work. The resident needs to do a little yard work there at the front door   Thanks for sharing. 

    • June 9, 2019 1:43 PM EDT
    • The Completed Log Structure

    • June 9, 2019 1:40 PM EDT
    • [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]2019-06-08 22.23.23[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr


      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]2019-06-08 22.23.03[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr


      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]IMG_4038[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

    • June 9, 2019 1:35 PM EDT
    • I split redwood to make shake shingles

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]2019-06-07 13.08.56[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      Completed Structure

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]2019-06-08 22.23.54[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

    • June 9, 2019 11:39 AM EDT
    • Very nicely done, Dennis.  Very realistic.  Interested to see what you do with the roof.

    • June 9, 2019 7:46 AM EDT
    • [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]IMG_4019[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

    • June 9, 2019 7:45 AM EDT
    • Below has the chinking installed, which is no more than white paint.

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]IMG_4007[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]IMG_4006[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

    • June 9, 2019 7:42 AM EDT
    • [url=][img][/img][/url][url=]IMG_4003[/url] by [url=]Dennis Rayon[/url], on Flickr

      The above picture shows the walls together, before the chinking has been placed. Chinking is the material used to fill the gap between the logs.