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    • July 17, 2018 8:29 PM EDT
    • When will they be finished so we can play with them ?

    • July 16, 2018 7:57 AM EDT
    • I added a couple new pics showing the color of the cars. Some minor touch up left to be done

    • June 29, 2018 1:58 PM EDT
    • I'm leaving it as an article and posting short comments so people can take it or leave it as information. Last time it was a s**tstorm about who was an expert or not. I've installed this update several times now. I'm going to post about these updates on an ongoing basis since some of these you might want to hold off on.

       

      Greg

    • June 29, 2018 1:34 PM EDT
    • Just a new update this week... nothing big... safe to update in my opinion.

      I'm just doing comments so it's like a blog, go to the last comment.

       

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/articles/181/windows-10-and-computer-hygiene

       

      Greg

    • June 16, 2018 10:05 PM EDT
    • A true Joe Doakes moment, simple as just another dozen switches....

      All Aboard!

    • June 16, 2018 9:23 PM EDT
    • Progress Report, As I said in the first  post on this, June is wicked hot, and it has been until today, 3 day ago it was 109, and today its 86 and some sprinkles of rain from a storm south in Mexico sending moisture this way. So this afternoon after other stuff was taken care of, I went out with my small level to fix some cross level problems. then I started to look at what track I have and contemplate a change of track plans to offer a little more of an "operations" type to keep me a little more entertained. I can see this is going to require 6 to 8  more switches and probably another box of track, and there is still the "switch to battery voice in my head. Still a lot to think over, consider and measure to see if my ideas will work without making a small layout look like someone dropped a bowl of spaghetti. I have a alternate plan I drew up 2 weeks ago but I think it is in the bag with my laptop, which is currently in my big truck several miles away, so maybe next weekend I can post a picture of my last idea and my new "ops" layout plan to get some feed back. Film at 11, not sure what day , but forthcoming sooner or later.

    • June 6, 2018 5:17 PM EDT
    • Devon Sinsley said:

      You live in far to hostile environment for me.

       

      Makes me the sweet lovable old coot that I am!

    • June 6, 2018 4:50 PM EDT
    • You live in far to hostile environment for me.

       

    • June 6, 2018 2:21 PM EDT
    • Heck a couple of quarter-pounders buried mine! Covered 2 cars; a caboose and cattle car. Seemed like overnight.

      We all have a cross to bear, 11am and it's 95F and climbing ... at least I found the wind blown bent!

    • June 6, 2018 2:10 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

       

      No, not yet. Soon. (notice I did not put a hard and fast date on that answer.)

      Fair enough. And I am sorry the hooved demons destroyed your layout. I have already witnessed what one little agile 30# blue heeler can do. I can't imagine equally agile 300# deer playing on my layout. i do hope you get it up an running. Soon. 

    • June 6, 2018 2:00 PM EDT
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      David Maynard said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Apparently it takes photos, video, a Nat Geo documentary, and a congressional letter of approval for you Maynard. BTW where are the pictures of the deer damaging your tracks, Hmmmmm, guess it didn't happen and you just are to busy Devoning to run trains and don't want to admit it. More Butt Modeling I see.

      The rule is, without pictures it didn't happen. I didn't make the rules.

      I did post pictures of the damage.

      As for Butt Modeling, I am in the process of building a new bridge, and I went rock fishing so that I have rock to build/rebuild the abutments.

      You didn't post pictures of the deer. So as a far as I know YOU did the damage just to get out of having to run trains. No pictures of deer= no deer damage. Besides how long ago was that. Its June. Lets get with the program. Is it done yet.

       

      I also didn't post picture of me gluing together the bridge parts, just pictures of them glued together. So now are you going to say someone else is building my bridge while I just sit on my butt? I don't know about your part of the planet, but round these parts deer come out mostly at night. Mostly at night I sleep. So I never saw the hoofed rat in question, ah, um, deer in question. 

       

      I am trying to get with the program. There were other factors that delayed the rehabbing of the railroad. If they had not come into play, I would be running trains by now.

       

      No, not yet. Soon. (notice I did not put a hard and fast date on that answer.)

    • June 6, 2018 9:48 AM EDT
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      ....No pictures of deer= no deer damage. ....

       

         Santa doesn't allow pictures.

       

        

       

       

    • June 6, 2018 9:19 AM EDT
    • David Maynard said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Apparently it takes photos, video, a Nat Geo documentary, and a congressional letter of approval for you Maynard. BTW where are the pictures of the deer damaging your tracks, Hmmmmm, guess it didn't happen and you just are to busy Devoning to run trains and don't want to admit it. More Butt Modeling I see.

      The rule is, without pictures it didn't happen. I didn't make the rules.

      I did post pictures of the damage.

      As for Butt Modeling, I am in the process of building a new bridge, and I went rock fishing so that I have rock to build/rebuild the abutments.

      You didn't post pictures of the deer. So as a far as I know YOU did the damage just to get out of having to run trains. No pictures of deer= no deer damage. Besides how long ago was that. Its June. Lets get with the program. Is it done yet.

       

    • June 6, 2018 5:05 AM EDT
    • Devon Sinsley said:

      Apparently it takes photos, video, a Nat Geo documentary, and a congressional letter of approval for you Maynard. BTW where are the pictures of the deer damaging your tracks, Hmmmmm, guess it didn't happen and you just are to busy Devoning to run trains and don't want to admit it. More Butt Modeling I see.

      The rule is, without pictures it didn't happen. I didn't make the rules.

      I did post pictures of the damage.

      As for Butt Modeling, I am in the process of building a new bridge, and I went rock fishing so that I have rock to build/rebuild the abutments.

    • June 5, 2018 6:42 PM EDT
    • Well Played Devon ..Well Played .

    • June 5, 2018 4:48 PM EDT
    • Apparently it takes photos, video, a Nat Geo documentary, and a congressional letter of approval for you Maynard. BTW where are the pictures of the deer damaging your tracks, Hmmmmm, guess it didn't happen and you just are to busy Devoning to run trains and don't want to admit it. More Butt Modeling I see.

    • June 5, 2018 4:22 PM EDT
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      OH YEAH ITS JULY 9TH 2017. LOOKS LIKE I MADE MY DEADLINE.

      I would like to piont everyone's attention to this small detail posted last year. The title of this article is Building the CR&N Deadline: July 2017. I don't want to go looking for it but at no point did I say that finished meant landscaping and buildings and all that it will ever have. I remember distinctly making the comment that I would not have all of the decorating done, all I wanted was a working layout. Which I had, by the deadline. Now you may not have gotten photo evidence of it but that is of no concern to me because you could have come and seen it for yourself.  So if you haven't then poo on you. Now there are a few details to attend to. Painting and putting doors on the yard cabinet. Two of the sidings need to be put in, bridges, building, drip irrigation, lighting, etc. But I am running trains on the majority of what will be my layout. Problem is I am two busy running trains to work on the other stuff.

      yea yea yea, yadda yadda blah blah. Without pictures it didn't happen. You know the rules.

    • June 5, 2018 3:29 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:
      Joe Zullo said:

      I don't know about some guys not wanting you to have your day in the sun. I for one was happy to see you actually running your railroad. Improvements are an ongoing thing on any railroad. Just look at what John is accomplishing at his place! Have we seen a video of his latest reincarnation of his railroad yet? I don't think so (I could be wrong), but he never pinned a finish date on it either. (John, just pulling your chain)

      Since I'm a perpetual builder, a date would be folly, besides that's a date somebody else will fill in... when the old sourdough punches his last ticket. I do have a short vid of a loco on my phone, but it's as shaky as can be...

      Best vids were when my two late friends came over and ran their trains here. Boy I wish they could come again...

      Oh yeah, Devon; great job and an outstanding finish.

      I'm happy for you.

      John, I plan to be a perpetual builder also. This is not only just reality its is the desire. I don't want this to be "done". I like you plan to work on it all the way to the grave. Running trains is only so much fun. creating and dreaming are far more entertaining. My fixed deadline was only because I wanted to have it running for a club meeting which would have been a reality had my health not gone south. We could have had trains on it by the intended deadline. Now that the "deadline" has come and past I like you will have no more deadlines when it comes to my RR. Just not how I want it to be. Like you I want to do what I want, how I want, on my time table.

       

      I know you are, and always have been, in my corner. We have a history no one else knows about that keeps us both going.

    • June 5, 2018 3:24 PM EDT
    • Devon Sinsley said:

      OH YEAH ITS JULY 9TH 2017. LOOKS LIKE I MADE MY DEADLINE.

      I would like to piont everyone's attention to this small detail posted last year. The title of this article is Building the CR&N Deadline: July 2017. I don't want to go looking for it but at no point did I say that finished meant landscaping and buildings and all that it will ever have. I remember distinctly making the comment that I would not have all of the decorating done, all I wanted was a working layout. Which I had, by the deadline. Now you may not have gotten photo evidence of it but that is of no concern to me because you could have come and seen it for yourself.  So if you haven't then poo on you. Now there are a few details to attend to. Painting and putting doors on the yard cabinet. Two of the sidings need to be put in, bridges, building, drip irrigation, lighting, etc. But I am running trains on the majority of what will be my layout. Problem is I am two busy running trains to work on the other stuff.

    • June 5, 2018 2:56 PM EDT
    • Joe Zullo said:

      I don't know about some guys not wanting you to have your day in the sun. I for one was happy to see you actually running your railroad. Improvements are an ongoing thing on any railroad. Just look at what John is accomplishing at his place! Have we seen a video of his latest reincarnation of his railroad yet? I don't think so (I could be wrong), but he never pinned a finish date on it either. (John, just pulling your chain)

      Since I'm a perpetual builder, a date would be folly, besides that's a date somebody else will fill in... when the old sourdough punches his last ticket. I do have a short vid of a loco on my phone, but it's as shaky as can be...

      Best vids were when my two late friends came over and ran their trains here. Boy I wish they could come again...

      Oh yeah, Devon; great job and an outstanding finish.

      I'm happy for you.