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    • November 8, 2020 10:35 PM EST
      • Kansas City, US-KS
         
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      Got some more done today while the weather was warm.  Going to have to deal with roots from a big tree which is in the middle of the layout.  I hope I can go over them as cutting roots will eventually kill the tree.  Thankfully I didn't have much problem with the cedar on the right in the below pic.  I might have to rip out that bush as I need two rows of track to go between it and the wall.  I don't want to run track along the wall as I want to use it as a maintenance path.   

    • November 14, 2020 6:11 PM EST
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      Took advantage of the warm weather this week.  Almost got the back 50 done.  Straight as a handmade arrow.  

    • November 15, 2020 10:45 AM EST
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      Looking good, I have found that one length of 1/2" rebar run in the gravel with concrete mix mixed in the gravel and then watered in works well and helps over time the track bricks from moving around. It very little added expense and work, just something else to do and give thought to. 

       

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      This post was edited by John Lenheiser at November 15, 2020 10:47 AM EST
    • November 15, 2020 2:28 PM EST
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      Hmm, good idea.  I did glue all the bricks together with landscape adhesive so they shouldn't move too much.  The problem I had initially, I was measuring from the fence to ensure I didn't get too close, and well, the wood isn't straight.  lol  

    • November 15, 2020 4:33 PM EST
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      Derailed said:

      Hmm, good idea.  I did glue all the bricks together with landscape adhesive so they shouldn't move too much.  The problem I had initially, I was measuring from the fence to ensure I didn't get too close, and well, the wood isn't straight.  lol  

      Good idea on gluing the bricks should help, a straight railroad track is BOARING, it should go up and down gradually and weave somewhat through the county side just like the full size railroad did. 

       

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    • November 15, 2020 9:50 PM EST
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      The wall is there to contain the fill.  The track will be free floating on ballast, not running along the top of the wall.  I want to keep the wall free so I can walk along it as it abuts the fence and I need a path to get to problems.  I would like to have one track run over the other but I just don't know yet if I have enough distance on the narrow side (by the path) for the incline/decline.  I can't dig much of a cut for the lower line because of the roots.  I might have to pull out one of those bushes.  At a minimum I will have to create an arbor tunnel through them.  I need to lay down the track and see. 

    • November 22, 2020 12:41 AM EST
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      Laid down the outside track to get a feel for where to put the 3rd wall.  

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