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    • April 15, 2018 4:10 PM EDT
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      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....

       

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

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

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

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    • April 17, 2018 10:18 AM EDT
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      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)

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    • April 17, 2018 4:21 PM EDT
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      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.

      This post was edited by Jon Radder at April 17, 2018 4:21 PM EDT
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    • April 17, 2018 5:43 PM EDT
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      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. 

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

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    • April 17, 2018 8:55 PM EDT
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      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 18, 2018 5:47 AM EDT
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      "Old Goat"?

      Now, is that nice?

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

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

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

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    • April 18, 2018 9:10 AM EDT
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      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"....

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

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

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

      Been there ¿

    • October 25, 2018 9:35 AM EDT
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      As Fred is fond of saying, A model RR is never finished. And, after hosting a couple of Ops sessions, I felt there was a need for a bit more room for guys to store the locos when not in use. Also needed was an out of the way spot to off load and load their locos. With that in mind, and a 16' blank wall to work with on the west side of the shed, a plan was formed. 

      The ground here is higher then where the TT is, so access to it will be just a matter of turning the corner. The TT will be used as a bridge to connect this area with Delores Yard. It will also give me a place to set the engine house, which has been sitting in the shed for a few years. This will also allow me to move the engine servicing facilities to this spot (those 3 building in the upper right), allowing more track to be utilized in the yard area. 

      If the weather holds out, I may be able to start on this before spring. And hopefully have it ready for the next Ops session in April. 

       

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    • October 25, 2018 11:14 AM EDT
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      Great idea Ken.

      Have you considered moving the TT to the left?  It would give you more room in the Delores yard and a 

      straighter shot into the new yard.

      Rick

    • October 25, 2018 3:03 PM EDT
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      Rick Marty said:

      Great idea Ken.

      Have you considered moving the TT to the left?  It would give you more room in the Delores yard and a 

      straighter shot into the new yard.

      Rick

      Yes Rick I had thought of that. But with the slope of the yard being what it is, where the TT is now is a much more comfortable height. Also  the logistics in moving the TT didn't appear to be worth the effort. A 2D rendering of the area just doesn't show the drawbacks in moving it. 

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    • October 25, 2018 7:23 PM EDT
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      Still have those assembled splines that I ripped up a few years ago that I will not use.  Think they are bent for a 10' diameter and yours if you wanna come up and get them.

    • October 26, 2018 3:49 AM EDT
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      I just may do that Roos. I have a few pieces here but I will need more. 

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    • October 27, 2018 6:26 AM EDT
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      I went out there yesterday and took another look at this and decided to go with the suggestions that were made about moving the TT. Fortunately the ground doesn't slope as much as I thought it did, so the height of the TT should be the same as the old location. 

      It'll involve a bit more work than what I had originally planned but it should be worth it. Plus the engine servicing facilities will be moved to this new location. 

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    • October 27, 2018 8:38 AM EDT
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      Ken, I may be off but I think this new arrangement is going to create problems. Is there anyway to get a track through from the side of the shed to the back of the shed with out having to use the turn table ? I know this would mean a lot of rebuilt trackage (crossing) but I feel it would help in the over all.

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