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    • February 13, 2017 7:29 PM EST
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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
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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
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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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    • 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

    • August 23, 2018 8:15 PM EDT
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      Looks like I have been pretty lax about posting to this thread.

      Well here are a couple pictures of the "South Fork of the Trinity River canyon" on the logging spur.  The colors are a little funky because the sun is still pretty much obscured by the forest fire smoke. Day 39 of mostly unhealthy air quality, but who is counting

       

       

      When logging "Camp Six" was first established the work train head-ended by ol' #1, was dropped off up by the water tank and #1 was backed down and tied up for the night in front of the cook shack.  Being a Saturday night some of the boys coming back from a big night at Maggies in down town Hyampom thought it would be a great idea to take #1 for a ride. Unfortunately the  impromptu engineer wasn't quite sure which way was which on the Johnson Bar and through the stop and over the canyon she went. A lot of parts were salvaged but they couldn't get Ol'#1 up out of the canyon.  The following winter the tender washed down stream and was sunk.  Never did find out for sure who was responsible but come Monday morning the crew was short 5 men who seemed to have just vanished from camp like boiler steam.

       

       

       

      This shows the trail that was hacked out of the rock cliff to access the river beach below the bridge.  This is a busy spot in the Summer with vacationers at the resort and in the fall when the Salmon are running.

       

       

      I'll try to keep this a little more up to date.

      Rick

      This post was edited by Rick Marty at August 31, 2018 8:19 PM EDT
    • August 23, 2018 9:08 PM EDT
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      Great update Rick!

    • August 28, 2018 10:07 PM EDT
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      Thanks Chris.

      Hey, we have had almost 4 days with no smoke from the fires, now closing in on 150K acres, but the wind is supposed to change tonight so we will be back in it again for, who knows how long.

       

      Thought I ought to bring some of the scattered pieces into this thread.

      Here is a link to the first town on the new line, Canyon Creek.    https://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/27105/next-stop-canyon-creek-2-0/view/post_id/342568

       

      And here is a link to the thread on Camp Six, the logging area on the railroad.    https://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/27955/camp-six?page=1

       

      Thanks

      Rick

    • August 30, 2018 12:20 AM EDT
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      The mountain community of Hyampom needs some business buildings.  

      Humboldt Fir has a large plywood plant at the edge of town and is the major employer in the area, however there are several small lumber mills and gyppo loggers in the valley not to mention the ranches and a few scattered mines that keep the small business district in town quite busy.

       

      This is the area that the town will occupy.  The Humboldt Fir office is the small building on the left and the town will run about 16 feet up to the area of the switch in the distance.  The location is along the boundry fence, as you can see, so everything has to be flats or 3-D flats.

       

      The first "block" of buildings will be about six and a half feet long.  The buildings will be held together as a unit by this base box made from OSB siding and painted inside and out with old left over paint. The box also has screened vents for air circulation.  This box will bolt to the 2 X 3 runner along the back of the bench work and make a solid base for the flats and be completely unseen when finished. 

       

       

      Here the first three buildings are sitting on the base box in various stages of completion.  The large brick building on the right end is made from Sintra as is the white one on the other end.  The small building between them is of wood construction. The grey area along the bottom of the buildings hangs below the base box and will go down into the gravel/soil on the table top.  As with the other 3-D flats I have done they will be  completely enclosed and with screened vents to keep the Paper Wasps and Mud Dobbers the hell out of them.

       

      Three of the buildings are pretty much complete, they are/will be starting from the right end;  The Grubstake Diner, the Hyampom Hotel, Fast Eddies Card Room, and Maggies place.  The last space at this point I think will be a feed/hardware store but that isn't final at this point.  They aren't fancy but remember these are the back alley side of the buildings facing the railroad tracks, fancy was saved for the paying customers around in front.

       

      Thanks for taking a look, more later.

      Rick

       

       

       

    • August 31, 2018 8:16 PM EDT
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      Nice work Rick! I like the scene with ol number 1, I will have to keep that in mind with all the scrapped 10 wheelers I got laying around.

    • September 3, 2018 7:46 PM EDT
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      Finished up this block of buildings, well I still need the signs, and got them planted today.

       

      The far right single story building is the Grubstake Diner.

      The 3 story is the Hyampom Hotel.

      The little grey building is Fast Eddies card room and pool hall.

      Next is Maggies Place.

      And last is Markham's Mercantile.

       

       

      Need to get the signage printed up.

      Later

      Rick

    • September 3, 2018 7:49 PM EDT
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      Nice grouping.

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