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    • April 18, 2018 9:24 PM EDT
    • Ken Brunt said:

      Boomer will probably make it here before Rooster................;)

      Been there ¿

    • April 18, 2018 9:47 AM EDT
    • Boomer will probably make it here before Rooster................;)

    • April 18, 2018 9:10 AM EDT
    • Ken Brunt said:
      " Rooster " said:
      .that is why I'm hopefully gonna make this ops session 

      Yea, yea, promises, promises.................

      I heard he was coming with "Boomer"....

    • April 18, 2018 6:44 AM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:
      .that is why I'm hopefully gonna make this ops session 

      Yea, yea, promises, promises.................

    • April 18, 2018 5:47 AM EDT
    • "Old Goat"?

      Now, is that nice?

      Gee, poultry that lives in glass coops shouldn't be throwing stones.

    • April 17, 2018 8:55 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      Ken, you always need a stockpile for that next expansion.

      Exactly ...that is why I'm hopefully gonna make this ops session so I can off the ladders I already have built but no use for ....thinking the "Old Goat" will make use of them for switching expansion. He says he won't now but since they are already built it may change his mind.

    • April 17, 2018 8:36 PM EDT
    • Ken, you always need a stockpile for that next expansion.

    • April 17, 2018 5:43 PM EDT
    • Thanks for the offer Jon, but I think this is it for any more roadbed. Besides, I still have a couple of pieces in the garage. 

    • April 17, 2018 4:21 PM EDT
    • Ken Brunt said:

      Not to worry, Jon, I have plenty of locos. 

      I had my BIL over on Sunday to show off my latest work in the basement and he immediately figured out my radio problem just by looking at the stick positions.  Seems a piece of dried leaf had got inside and was getting wedged in the gimbals causing random right stick positions to be sent which drove the RailBoss board and the sound system nuts. Opened it up, cleaned it out and now it's good as new.   Since it was there last the radio components and sound system have been upgraded and it has a new MTO battery from Don Sweet. Should perform better than last time!

       

      BTW - Do you have more roadbed to build?  I have been hording 3/4" x 1.5" PVC strips for spline that I cut from scrap at work.  I can't fit anything over about 42" long in the car, but can bring a bundle if you can use them.

    • April 17, 2018 10:18 AM EDT
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Looks great Ken !

      Can you list all the businesses that are currently on the buildings ?

      Sure. 

      The first one(light brown) is Mathesons Cold Storage,(named after Doug Matheson of IPP&W fame) it can be accessed from here or on the other side near the Interchange Track. The next one is Foley Fast Freight(Named after Terry Foley and the eastern subsidiary of the one on the Port Orford RR). Next one is Bellamy's RailRoad supplies, named after Gord Bellamy of IPP&W fame. These are the only industries serviced from the yard.

      The rest are just the backs of buildings that run along the street parallel to the yard. No names on those.(yet)

    • April 17, 2018 8:49 AM EDT
    • Looks great Ken !

      Can you list all the businesses that are currently on the buildings ?

    • April 15, 2018 4:26 PM EDT
    • Not to worry, Jon, I have plenty of locos. 

    • April 15, 2018 4:10 PM EDT
    • Jon Radder said:
      Ken Brunt said:
      Now Jon will have a little more warning before he backs his C-19 down that siding..............

      If I don't get radio problems sorted out C-19 may not be making an appearance this year.  BUT I have two weeks to figure it out.

       

      FTFY....

       

    • April 15, 2018 3:59 PM EDT
    • Oh yeah; the backdrop looks great too!  I need to get working on some for my indoor; but now that the weather looks like it may start cooperating soon I'm moving my attentions back outside.

    • April 15, 2018 3:51 PM EDT
    • Ken Brunt said:
      Now Jon will have a little more warning before he backs his C-19 down that siding..............

       

      If I don't get radio problems sorted out C-19 may not be making an appearance this year.  Only two weeks to figure it out.

    • April 15, 2018 6:38 AM EDT
    • Bruce D. Chandler said:

        I love the names 

      Gordie was one of the main reasons I enjoyed going up to Fred's. He always kept a low profile but was one of the biggest reasons the IPP&W ran so smoothly.(most of the time)

      And TAC, well I got that inspiration from the Port Orford Coast RR. Foley Freight needed a presence on the east coast. 

    • April 15, 2018 5:53 AM EDT
    • Ken,

      Adds a lot of depth to the yard.  Good inspiration for others with a similar situation.

    • April 18, 2018 2:28 PM EDT
    • Oops I meant to use his code name Diesel Dude ! Sorry Kevin Diesel Dude I didn’t mean to blow your cover identity.

    • April 18, 2018 7:41 AM EDT
    • Kevin Who....

    • April 17, 2018 10:46 PM EDT
    • Well Kevin, has winter let up so we can see progress ???