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    • March 9, 2019 7:12 PM EST
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      David Maynard said:
      Rick Marty said:

       

      Looking from the freight shed end, of course there will be support posts along the edge of the roof canopy.

      Wouldn't it be better if the support posts came down from the peak. That way you wouldn't be obstructing access to the car doors?

       

       

      Hmmmm, good point, I'll have to think that over and see where it goes. Thanks 

    • March 9, 2019 7:35 PM EST
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      Make sure it's able to service Superliners ...they are all the rage these days  !

       

    • March 9, 2019 7:51 PM EST
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      Now there is an interesting concept, a Superliner  on a broke down narrow gauge mountain short line 

    • March 10, 2019 12:31 AM EST
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      Superliner Special..                     

       

       

    • March 10, 2019 9:53 AM EDT
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      Rick Marty said:

      Now there is an interesting concept, a Superliner  on a broke down narrow gauge mountain short line 

      Why not? Amtrak has had a penchant for derailments.

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    • March 10, 2019 9:59 PM EDT
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      So does Rooster ha ha!

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    • March 11, 2019 4:50 PM EDT
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      In more ways then one......

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    • April 7, 2019 10:07 PM EDT
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      Well it has been raining for 39 days and 39 nights, sure hope it quits tomorrow.  So the new travel trailer is just sitting in the yard ready to go camping but it is just to damn wet, actually I was in the shop yesterday drawing up some plans to install pontoons on it but it didn't seem practical.

       

      Good news is I have had a little time to work on the railroad. So have a couple new projects underway and making some progress on the new Redding Depot.

       

      Depot News.

       

      The basic box framed up using 1/4 inch plywood and 7/16 siding. Remember this is under roof and will not be directly exposed to rain/sun but even so I sealed the entire inside and bottom edges to help with moisture intrusion.

       

       

      The dormers are installed and the barge rafters and eve boards are on and painted as is all the overhang on the bottom side.  I have to put siding and trim on the dormers and paint them before I can install roofing. Speaking of roofing I have decided to use 15 pound roofing felt cut to look like asphalt shingles.  Asphalt shingles would be very cutting edge" in 1939.

       

      Only 14 windows and 2 sets of double doors to build, dang I hate repetition, here 9 are done and only 599 to  go.  As you can see I am using Styrene for the frames, Acrylic will be used for the reflective glass and they will be installed over the black blank outs on the building. 

       

      Hopefully more later.

      Rick

    • April 7, 2019 10:26 PM EDT
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      Great progress, Rick.  Depot is looking good.  What are you using to seal the wood?  I feel your pain on the rain.  Seems like it has rained here just about every other day.  Not sure about yours, but ours comes with loud noises and some type of blue light 

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    • April 8, 2019 4:49 AM EDT
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      Rick Marty said:

      Well it has been raining for 39 days and 39 nights, sure hope it quits tomorrow

      Rick

      Well, it isn't like you guys don't need it out there, but we went through the same thing here. But it does get better. Had a nice week here weather wise, so I had a chance to clean up the layout and get it ready for the Ops session. 

      I like the Depot. Unusual and unique design. Good luck with the windows.............

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    • April 8, 2019 8:01 PM EDT
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      Hi Ken,

      Your right we do need the rain, but rain gets to be like broccoli after a while, you know its good for you but the more there is of it the harder it is to swallow. 

       

      Got the windows all built anyway.

       

      Good luck with your OP's sessions, wish I could be there.

      May all your switches throw 

    • April 15, 2019 7:50 PM EDT
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      Dan, I just used a clear poly-varathane I had on hand.

       

      A little progress on the depot building.

      Got the dormers sided and painted so I can start on the roofing.  The window frames are all finished and painted so the ones in the dormers can go in at any time.

      The silver tape is gonna, supposed to, look like valley  flashing once the roofing is installed.

       

      Starting to install the roofing, 15 lb building felt cut in strips and notched to look like wood shingles once painted and weathered, this should hold up really well as it will git no direct sun. Using E6000 to glue it on, good quick grab and has a flexible holding power once dry.

      15 million more shingle cuts and the roof will be done.

       

    • April 16, 2019 7:02 AM EDT
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      It's coming along very nicely!

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    • April 28, 2019 11:09 AM EDT
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      Spring time and other things have priority so railroad progress is slow but I have managed to finish the dormers and roof of the main depot building.  Hope to get started on the siding this next week.

    • April 29, 2019 6:46 PM EDT
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      Looking good, Rick.  I like the colors on the dormers and the weathering on the roof looks very realistic.

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    • April 29, 2019 7:09 PM EDT
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      Thanks for the comments Dan.

      The photo, for some reason, brings out more gray on the roofing than it actually is 

    • April 29, 2019 10:49 PM EDT
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      I agree with Dan. That's a fine looking depot so far...

    • May 11, 2019 7:45 PM EDT
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      Well the depot is finally finished. Maybe a few more signs and some clutter but the major part is finished.

       

       

      One thing for sure, I am tired of making shingles!!!

      On to the next 25 things.

    • May 11, 2019 8:01 PM EDT
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      Beautiful looking Station, Fantastic job.....           

    • May 11, 2019 8:11 PM EDT
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      Andy Clarke said:

      Beautiful looking Station, Fantastic job.....           

      I agree suck up  !

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