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    • October 18, 2017 12:24 PM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
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      Ric Golding said:

      The "concrete ties" are a great addition that AndyC has done to distinguish the mainline.  Looks and works great!  I want to adopt this idea to distinguish different tracks.  It can also be done with different colored ballast.  Just a great idea.  AndyC is painting all the outside ties to give some UV protection.   Especially this seems necessary with the "American Profile Ties"

      Prior to staining my stainless rails I painted my ties in various colors to denote ownership and grade of service. The SP got the black ties, while the V & TW settled for a second wash of creosote that was painted Camo brown (a rich dark chocolate brown) and old service ties were faded etc... I have a section that was 'rebuilt' after the earthquake and the ties help tell that story.

      My 10 yo ties were getting brittle and the paint 'saves' them.

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    • October 18, 2017 12:35 PM EDT
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      Joe Paonessa said:

       I had a great time at York a few times back because of the talk we had. I think people like Ken can make all the difference. So when a meet takes place and so many great modelers are involved, it becomes an event to remember.

      I wish I was there! The pics make it feel closer.

      Joe, it is the ""people"" that make the Ops sessions great...  The weather on Sunday kinda blew all the ""normal"" operations, but folks still stayed and chatted and ran what would not get blown over by the high winds...  Any Ops session does not to be a huge thing/layout for folks to have a great time, the people are what makes it a great time...     

    • October 18, 2017 7:46 PM EDT

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      I still would like to have had a video of what Ken was saying in that picture. However it probably would probably be "NWS" (not work safe) and full of language my mother would have disapproved of which makes it even better!

      This post was edited by Rooster ' at October 18, 2017 7:48 PM EDT
    • October 18, 2017 10:21 PM EDT
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      Looks like" You missed The &*$%#&ing turn, we are supposed to be going Thatta way!!!!

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    • October 19, 2017 4:19 AM EDT
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    • October 19, 2017 7:11 AM EDT
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      "Joe, it is the ""people"" that make the Ops sessions great... The weather on Sunday kinda blew all the ""normal"" operations, but folks still stayed and chatted and ran what would not get blown over by the high winds... Any Ops session does not to be a huge thing/layout for folks to have a great time, the people are what makes it a great time... "

      What AndyC said, I agree, but please don't tell him, I agree.

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