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    • February 13, 2017 7:29 PM EST
      • Southern Oregon
         
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      Well we finally got a little afternoon sunshine the last couple of days and I was able to get a start on the running track bench work.  The posts were put in last fall and have just been waiting for the sun.

       

      Here it leaves the main bench work and continues along the fence then turns and runs along the back fence.  That run will be about 200 feet plus sidings and yards.

       

       

      From about half way around the 12 foot radius turn looking back toward the table bench work.

       

      Supposed to start raining again tomorrow night for a week or so

      So won't get much more progress for a while.

      Rick

       

    • February 13, 2017 7:45 PM EST
      • Coeur d' Alene,, Idaho
         
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      Nice work Rick, but come on now you're not going to melt in the rain.  After all you live in Oregon now where it likes to rain a lot.  At least you're not down south where the dam is looking like it's going to give way.  I feel sorry for those folks.

    • February 18, 2017 9:30 PM EST
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      A couple more sunny afternoons and we were able to get a little bit done.

       

      Hard to tell in this picture but from down around the turn to the right to the silver bridge location the line is on a steady 2% up grade. The bridge is being installed at this location to make for easier access to the gate into the property behind us.

       

      Maybe we will get some sun again someday and I can get a little more built.

      Rick

    • February 19, 2017 3:32 AM EST
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    • February 19, 2017 5:49 AM EST
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      Rick,

      Nice looking 12 foot radius!  What material are you using on the sides of your curves?  I have a similar application on my railway...as yet not constructed.  The material appears to be metal with the 2X4's screwed to it.

    • February 19, 2017 9:36 AM EST
      • Shawn carries, A Pruse 02B12,
         
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      Nice Start Rick!

       

      Jim,

       The sides look like "bender board" basically landscape edging. Only a guess though.

    • February 19, 2017 11:49 AM EST
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      Jim,

      The sides of the running track are the same thing I am using as facia board on the tables.

      It is LP's lap siding it comes in a 7/16 by 8 inch by 16 foot piece for about $8 each.  I rip them to 3 - 13/16 

      and get 32 foot of material for the 8 bucks.  They are an "oriented strand board" that comes pre-primed on the finish side.

      After ripping I prime them on the back side and cut edge then give them 2 coats of paint on all surfaces before install.

      They are very flexible in all directions so legs are on 3 foot centers and blocking at about 12 inches on center.  Once installed 

      it is a very rigid system that supports the track well as the gaps between blocks average about 9-10 inches.

       

      Rick

       

    • February 19, 2017 12:12 PM EST
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      Awesome.  Thanks for the thorough description!

    • April 6, 2017 10:34 PM EDT
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      The first scenic area on the new RR.  This is the Jerkwater town of Canyon Creek the first stop on the line Westbound after leaving Redding.  The Water tank and the equipment/speeder shed are reused from the old RR but the small depot building was purpose built for this new town layout.

       

      The rest of the town will consist of "Flats" placed along the background fence.  I have them all done in card board "mockup" but it will probably be a while before they are done for real.

      Anyway, some pictures.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Thanks for taking a look

      Rick

      This post was edited by Rick Marty at November 30, 2017 11:17 PM EST
    • April 7, 2017 3:25 AM EDT
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      Page 5 and we got trains runnin already. Good deal!

      Great pictures too.

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    • April 7, 2017 6:45 AM EDT
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      The light in the tunnel might not be an engine , but a light in the caboose of my own train on my Roundy Round Rail Road !    My empire is complete...I think...

    • April 7, 2017 8:30 AM EDT
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      Loving everything about this thread!  Great pictures!

    • November 30, 2017 11:39 PM EST
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      Been a while since an update but the ground is finally soft enough to dig post holes so we are expanding some more.

      This new area extends along behind the barn and will be the mountain  community of Hyampom on the right and the logging area on the left as we see it here.  It may not look like it but the run is 48 feet from the panel in the right foreground to the horizontal member (temporary) in the distance. The community of Hyompom will be mostly flats along the fence as is Canyonville (shown in it's own thread earlier) there is about 30 feet of siding to accommodate the town buildings.

       

      The bare wood facia on the right hand table will tie into the tables on the left and be used for the logging woods area. 

       

      The whole scene from the other end.  The logging tables, now on our right will extend another 16 feet towards us, in the picture, and swallow both Fir trees.  You can see in both pictures that the smaller tree is already framed through the table top.

       

      Still having fun with it after all these years.

      Rick

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