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    • March 26, 2017 3:41 PM EDT
    • Michael Kirrene said:

      John, looks nice! Sorry to derail and sorry if it's documented somewhere already. What kinda track/rail/ties is that? I like the looks and the integrated spikes on every tie make it look robust. I'm sure it's perfect for the temperature extremes in Arizona. 

      That's stock Aristo Stainless. I recently painted all my ties and am staining the rail with rust. A side benefit is it has reduced the visual footprint of the rail. My ties had faded to 3 shades and 3' sections had one of each... I used Black Walnut for the SP section of track and Camo Brown for the second class El Paso and Southwestern track. The Vail and Total Wreck RR uses '4th wash ties' of various tan/brown shades. It's like taking the forth bath in the same water .... but the desert is easy on buried ties. Older ties are tan.

      John

    • March 26, 2017 2:31 PM EDT
    • John, looks nice! Sorry to derail and sorry if it's documented somewhere already. What kinda track/rail/ties is that? I like the looks and the integrated spikes on every tie make it look robust. I'm sure it's perfect for the temperature extremes in Arizona. 

    • March 26, 2017 2:13 PM EDT
    • A late follow up post to you regarding glue. I'm using some of the same stones for a building project and have found that exterior Liquid Nails NEVER comes apart. The sun here can dry out other glues, but this stuff doesn't separate ever...sun or snow or cold. Works great for me.

    • March 25, 2017 9:23 PM EDT
    • I second Chris. I think this will be one worth waiting for. The off angle is going to make it real interesting.

    • March 25, 2017 9:21 PM EDT
    • That is one cool bridge John.

       

      Chris

    • March 25, 2017 9:19 PM EDT
    • Still plugging away. The inner arches to tie the sides together...

      See ya.

    • March 19, 2017 7:17 PM EDT
    • PS, I have a so far down the road idea that it couldn't go on the last post .... I aim to raise my track on stringers so I can simulate ballasted track. I saved the 100 yards of cribbing for the timbers.... doing so will add to the clearance through the bridge. Clearance is always a concern, so the ps got posted.

      JC

    • March 19, 2017 6:48 PM EDT
    • Thanks youse guys, aw shucks....

      I'm starting the inner arch, you can see the first course by the white line through the track, that's an edge.

      Sitting on my porch, I can see 4 levels as the main line bends back around.... the 'high line' at the back is maybe 1" higher!

      Life is an illusion.

       

      John

    • March 22, 2017 8:40 AM EDT
    • John Passaro said:

         I'd seriously consider cutting in a great big double door on one of the sides and I'd keep the doors open at all times to show off that spectacular interior framing....too good to hide if you ask me.

       

      I agree!!!....I think I told him that already.

    • March 21, 2017 4:00 PM EDT
    • Oops yep

    • March 21, 2017 3:59 PM EDT
    • Travis Dague said:
      Devon Sinsley said:
      I apologise to Greg for not reading completely through to find that it was posted in the wrong spot. I don't mind admitting I am out of line. I don't mind admitting when I have made a big deal out of nothing. With Greg I clearly did. I will shut up now. It's clear what this thread has become including by me. Once again the priahnas have smelt blood.

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      Travis,

      I think Devon has posted THIS in the wrong place!

       

       

       

    • March 21, 2017 2:57 PM EDT
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      I apologise to Greg for not reading completely through to find that it was posted in the wrong spot. I don't mind admitting I am out of line. I don't mind admitting when I have made a big deal out of nothing. With Greg I clearly did. I will shut up now. It's clear what this thread has become including by me. Once again the priahnas have smelt blood.

      ?

       

    • March 21, 2017 2:00 PM EDT
    • I apologise to Greg for not reading completely through to find that it was posted in the wrong spot.

      I don't mind admitting I am out of line. I don't mind admitting when I have made a big deal out of nothing. With Greg I clearly did.

      I will shut up now. It's clear what this thread has become including by me. Once again the priahnas have smelt blood.

    • March 21, 2017 11:31 AM EDT
    •    I'd seriously consider cutting in a great big double door on one of the sides and I'd keep the doors open at all times to show off that spectacular interior framing....too good to hide if you ask me.

       

    • March 21, 2017 9:04 AM EDT
    • Beautiful travis

    • March 21, 2017 8:05 AM EDT
    • Travis,

      Your mill project is beautiful! Is it to go outdoors? It would be a shame to have it deteriorate in a couple of years. Excellent work.

    • March 21, 2017 8:02 AM EDT
    • That is looking really good Travis.  Keep it up.

       

      Chris

    • March 21, 2017 7:49 AM EDT
    • Hot dang, that is really looking good Travis. Might be a little tough getting the beams and joist for the floors in at this point, but we all have our own way of things. 

    • March 21, 2017 5:28 AM EDT
    • I have all the siding both board & batten and the clapboard siding done.... Also the roof is permanently installed on the addition end awaiting to be shingled.....

       

       

      Last one is the interior showing the post and beams.. I am not sure how i will finish the outside. I would like a rustic look ...light gray or something ... This is cedar so I may use some kind of a wash on it....... Thanks for looking.....