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    • February 19, 2019 8:03 PM EST
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      Farwell, Lafayette, Irving, & Prospect Rwy

      Finally got a place I could actually set things up, while temporary, for the first time since I was sleeping through trigonometry. 

      Here are some highlights from last summer/fall and hoping to expand as that raised flowerbed allows. 

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    • February 19, 2019 8:07 PM EST
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      Two of the photos flipped on upload. Oh well

    • February 19, 2019 8:08 PM EST
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      Welcome Bill !

    • February 19, 2019 8:13 PM EST
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      Welcome to the nut house, Bill.

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    • February 19, 2019 8:24 PM EST
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      It’s been nice returning to the fold. And trying to get a whole new batch into the hobby at the school I teach at. 

    • February 19, 2019 8:27 PM EST
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      Welcome Bill, tell us a little bit about your railroad, for instance, the name is interesting, from what is it derived?

    • February 19, 2019 8:32 PM EST
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      The name is derived from the 4 streets that border my block in Milwaukee.  Calling it the Flip Line for short. 

       

      Equipment I plan on running this summer on my little L-loop with siding:

      Lionel Large-Scale GP (IC-9033)

      Aristo FA (Rock)

      Aristo Lil‘ Critter (UP)

      EBT hopper (unknown), B&O trailer piggy-back (Aristo), Soo drop end gondola (Aristo), NS covered hopper (USAT), D&RGW hopper (unknown), Gramps tank car (Bachmann), Aristo UP bobber (electrifying project for evening runs), D&RGW lighted long wooden caboose (USAT)

       

      Just planning on setting up on days I have nothing planned and inviting friends over to watch them run around. And since the building super plans on gardening in there again, may have to modify my track plans. 

      This post was edited by Bill Sakalaucks at February 19, 2019 8:34 PM EST
    • February 19, 2019 9:49 PM EST
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      Thanks Bill for the additional information. 

      Yea, that's how it starts, just a small loop, I will only run it when friends come over, I'm not going to spend a lot of time or money on this, etc, etc.

      Well almost everybody here started that way

    • February 20, 2019 9:46 AM EST
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      Welcome, Bill.

      We all started somewhere.

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      "If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own backyard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with." - L. Frank Baum

    • February 20, 2019 1:40 PM EST
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      Rick Marty said:

      Thanks Bill for the additional information. 

      Yea, that's how it starts, just a small loop, I will only run it when friends come over, I'm not going to spend a lot of time or money on this, etc, etc.

      Well almost everybody here started that way

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    • March 4, 2019 8:42 PM EST
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      Here's the track plan as done in TraxEditor

      This post was edited by Bill Sakalaucks at March 4, 2019 8:44 PM EST
    • March 7, 2019 9:39 PM EST
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      Here is tonight’s practice run in my classroom. 

    • March 7, 2019 9:41 PM EST
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      I even had most of my equipment out on the line, too!  Have to say, the Ultima had an easy time, even when all 3 Aristo engines were sitting with lights on and the Lionel GP was pulling the longer train with lighted USA Trains caboose. 

    • March 22, 2019 5:37 PM EDT
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      Brought home enough track from school to run this weekend. I have enough that I can leave it here and still have enough loops for the kids in the school club

    • March 22, 2019 11:10 PM EDT
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      A belated "ALOHA!"

    • March 23, 2019 8:02 AM EDT
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      This is where it begins, will be interesting to see where it goes.
      Dang, man, if only there had been that kind of teacher at my school ...

    • March 23, 2019 12:02 PM EDT
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      https://www.facebook.com/vocebrassocolore/videos/10106133812342958?sfns=mo

      From my set up this morning. I need to mulch the bed to level it out. I can’t leave the rail out due to the ease of it walking in this area. 

    • March 23, 2019 2:13 PM EDT
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        Pete

    • March 23, 2019 2:56 PM EDT
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      Thanks, Pete. The mobile version of these forums mess with picture uploads

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