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    • July 30, 2019 12:42 PM EDT
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      Lou Luczu said:

      OK, where did you get those round block? I have not seen them before. They work well for a curve roadbed.

       

       

      i got them at Menards  

      Crescent pavers 

      This post was edited by Bill Sakalaucks at October 6, 2019 8:14 PM EDT
    • August 11, 2019 4:26 PM EDT
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      Another good day for a short run. 

      https://youtu.be/nA0IESuNgZM

      This post was edited by Bill Sakalaucks at March 25, 2020 9:38 PM EDT
    • August 31, 2019 8:55 PM EDT
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      Sound on Saturday! New to me GP9 with Phoenix Sound. 

       

      https://youtu.be/ZMw2ACvPXx0

    • September 1, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

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    • September 21, 2019 10:52 PM EDT
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      I brought home an unused blue box Aristo FB1 to match my Rock Island a-unit last weekend and got it on the rails this morning before joining the club running at Shady Lane in Menominee Falls.  Also brought home some more rolling stock and telephone poles to detail the layout some more. This winter’s projects will be to detail the UP woodside boxcar as a trackside building with lights and build out a small four-door Pola 903 building for a local junction station with platform. 

       

      I‘m hosting the club meeting next September and my fiancé is helping with the garden/greenery side of that next spring. 

    • September 22, 2019 5:47 PM EDT
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      This is the video from yesterday.  Things are coming together nicely. 

       

      https://youtu.be/NStwAkv5zMI

    • September 22, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

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    • October 6, 2019 6:40 PM EDT
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      Had planned on running my A-B Rock Island consist with a decent length freight train behind, alas, my TE transmitter died. So, you get photos of what likely will be how my layout finishes the season.

      Added the switch house, bumper, telephone poles, box car storage building, roadbed and bridge this summer. Hoping to do more gardening and detail/populating next year.

       

      *edit*  Got back to my computer this morning and re-attached.  Should be right-side up.

      This post was edited by Bill Sakalaucks at October 7, 2019 7:43 AM EDT
    • October 6, 2019 7:33 PM EDT
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      Interesting wrong side up pictures.

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    • October 6, 2019 7:34 PM EDT
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      I mentioned in chat, LSC doesn’t like mobile pictures. 

    • October 6, 2019 7:53 PM EDT
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      Bill,

      I like your layout and Rock Island trains running on it.  How did you happen to take an interest in Rock Island?

      Thank you,

      -Ted

    • October 6, 2019 8:08 PM EDT
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      Well, the FA was my first diesel loco I got.  The Rock isn’t really a favorite line, I was a big UP fan as a kid, and still am. I do like the red/black scheme and since it is a midwestern line, I feel like I can run any railroad livery behind as a connection in Chicago  


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      Bill,

      I like your layout and Rock Island trains running on it.  How did you happen to take an interest in Rock Island?

      Thank you,

      -Ted

       

    • October 13, 2019 8:24 PM EDT
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      Had friends over for the last set-up of the season. No trains running as my TE transmitter died last week and the replacement I ordered is in the mail. 

      Track is being picked up to display at Trainfest in Milwaukee.  The Dash-9 is static on my layout and gets run time at larger layouts. 

    • October 23, 2019 10:28 PM EDT
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      A montage of year one: 

      This post was edited by Bill Sakalaucks at March 25, 2020 10:00 PM EDT
    • March 21, 2020 2:45 PM EDT
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      I got outside today and ran some equipment that was fixed over the winter, including a replacement of the axles on a motor block of the FA1.  

       

    • March 23, 2020 1:09 PM EDT
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      We had a scale foot of snow fall overnight, but that didn't stop us from running trains today.

    • March 24, 2020 11:47 PM EDT
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      Stores are running low in town, fortunately, the FLIP had some carloads on the way from the interchange yard.  

       

    • March 25, 2020 8:49 PM EDT
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      The locals finally got around to taming the mud and muck in the area and put down some gravel roads, discovered a river-bed, and prepared the land for agriculture.  

    • April 4, 2020 1:09 PM EDT
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      Oh, look!  There is another choice on the ballot this spring!

       

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