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    • November 14, 2018 11:59 PM EST
    • Rick Marty said:

      Update.

      Things move along, slowly sometimes, but still move.  

      After a couple of small operating sessions and the open house it became painfully obvious that something more was needed at the Hyampom yards.

      I widened the table toward the fence and added a passing/run-a-round siding to help the flow of operations.  Also went ahead and extended the main line about 8 feet,

      in the lower foreground, to use as a tail track.  The photo makes it look short but the length between the curves is about 7-8 feet.

       

      Had some time so I added the abutments at the ends of the arch bridge.  These are made of extruded foam and just sit in/on the framing.

      No way these will help the bridge blend into the topography but I think they give it a more finished look.  The Oak leaves are about a foot deep,

      have to get back to work.

       

      Just a close up of the East abutment.

      All for now, more coming soon.

      Rick

      Rick,

      Good to see the Scott Lindsay bridge up again. :)

    • November 14, 2018 9:27 PM EST
    • Update.

      Things move along, slowly sometimes, but still move.  

      After a couple of small operating sessions and the open house it became painfully obvious that something more was needed at the Hyampom yards.

      I widened the table toward the fence and added a passing/run-a-round siding to help the flow of operations.  Also went ahead and extended the main line about 8 feet,

      in the lower foreground, to use as a tail track.  The photo makes it look short but the length between the curves is about 7-8 feet.

       

      Had some time so I added the abutments at the ends of the arch bridge.  These are made of extruded foam and just sit in/on the framing.

      No way these will help the bridge blend into the topography but I think they give it a more finished look.  The Oak leaves are about a foot deep,

      have to get back to work.

       

      Just a close up of the East abutment.

      All for now, more coming soon.

      Rick

    • November 10, 2018 8:39 PM EST
    • Lyrics tell the truth !

    • November 10, 2018 8:37 PM EST
    • Ric Golding said:

        Rooster can't touch this, he was a mere "yoke in a shell", when it started.

       

       

       

    • November 9, 2018 9:14 AM EST
    • There's a sitting bench there now, but I have a bunch of wood piled on it. I may need to move a few plants to make it easier to maneuver around in there. 

      Kevin has an arboretum planted where the old layout used to be. 

       

    • November 9, 2018 8:00 AM EST
    • Going for the record!  Its a shame he doesn't have the complete evolution here.  It could go all the way back to the first loop by the garage window and the railroad tie retaining wall.  Rooster can't touch this, he was a mere "yoke in a shell", when it started.

      Hey Ken, nice work on the new bench area.  It may need a sitting area.  I can see it being the new gathering spot.

    • November 8, 2018 11:31 AM EST
    • Attention passengers you are on page 45...

    • November 7, 2018 2:18 PM EST
    • That's fantastic Ken.  Do you have specs for the PVC base you are using. I have to rebuild my layout at a new house, and want to have something raised.  (getting old). I remember seeing lots of these, but can't seem to find the details. Can you point me to somewhere it is described in detail.

      Thanks

      Your layout is looking really great.

    • November 7, 2018 2:05 PM EST
    • After a run up to Mechanicsburg on Saturday to steal some old road bed that Rooster had laying around and after spending a good part of yesterday afternoon taking it apart, got the rest of the boards screwed down and the weed cloth and screen tacked down. 

      Then managed to get a few pieces of said road bed screwed down. 

      More to follow, if the weather cooperates..............

    • November 5, 2018 8:28 AM EST
    • Ya what Jon said ..

      We could reference Devon here .... ( Humor is good )

    • November 3, 2018 8:36 AM EDT
    • Needs another hole in the shed!!!   Looking good Ken.

    • November 2, 2018 7:34 PM EDT
    • Looks good, Ken...   Hope the weather holds for you....           

    • November 2, 2018 1:05 PM EDT
    • Bruce, if this weather holds out I may be "about" done soon.

    • October 31, 2018 5:16 PM EDT
    • Looking good, Ken.   If it were about done, I'd volunteer to come up and help you. 

      Anyway, I get to see it for KenOps...

    • October 31, 2018 4:19 PM EDT
    • If this nice weather continues, I may get this done before winter. 

      A trial fit to check out the curve.

      Stay tuned...............

    • October 30, 2018 8:06 PM EDT
    • NO balls

    • October 30, 2018 3:20 PM EDT
    • I decided to go with the original track plan using the TT as a bridge into the Yard Extension. Finally got some half decent weather to do something with this. 

      Rather than move that pile a ballast, I decided to just go over it. 

      As it was I had to move 3 plants in order to make this accessible.

      The hard parts done. Getting around the corner and keeping it level with the old Yard.

      Back to Lowes for more stuff.....................

    • October 28, 2018 10:25 AM EDT
    • Ken Brunt said:

      Sheesh, no respect................

      I could put a acorn fired generator in there and you can supply all the acorns to fire it up. How's that sound? 

      All the acorns you want...as long as YOU gather them.  (BTW, that offer holds for EVERYBODY)