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    • October 23, 2018 9:08 PM EDT
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      That's a lot of Nuts! up here they are blaming the Squirrel population explosion on the heavy acorns production last year, but that is by far a ton. there have been road kill squirrels all over the place this year, to the point that they have been finding there hungry young'uns and taking them to animal shelters (bad move in my opinion)

       

    • October 27, 2018 1:44 PM EDT
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      Bruce Chandler said:

      Based on photographs...it's every ten years?

      Here's a shot from 2007...

      I don't remember how I handled THAT!

       

      Holy Acorvalanche, Batman (Bruce Wayne Chandler) How Ginormous is the that tree???

       

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    • February 8, 2019 2:07 PM EST
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      Well...having a layout underneath the oak trees is nice for shade in the summer (although it doesn't do much to reduce the humidity )

      Unfortunately, between the acorns and the branches that fall - it is tough for my buildings and structures.

      I had a branch fall on my turntable bridge so it's time to take it in for repairs...

      I will need to resolder the railing as well as replace a few of the boards.   Not a big deal, but it will take some work.

       

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    • February 8, 2019 4:32 PM EST
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      and maybe install a storage shelf under that area to prevent this type damage when not in use

    • February 9, 2019 3:42 PM EST
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      David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      and maybe install a storage shelf under that area to prevent this type damage when not in use

      Nah, that would just mean that I would have to remember to take it in each time.   That's probably not going to happen with my memory.

       

      Hey, what were we talking about?

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    • February 9, 2019 5:42 PM EST
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      Bruce;

        Try looking for one of those plastic planters...the cheap ones...some are large enough in diameter to put over the turntable (Upside down), when you are not using the railroad. If it is on the light side, just put several bricks on it to keep it in place.

          Remember the ones we used for keeping the bheer and soft drinks in, with ice and water ?

        Fred Mills

    • February 9, 2019 6:57 PM EST
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      Fred Mills. said:

      Bruce;

        Try looking for one of those plastic planters...the cheap ones...some are large enough in diameter to put over the turntable (Upside down), when you are not using the railroad. If it is on the light side, just put several bricks on it to keep it in place.

          Remember the ones we used for keeping the bheer and soft drinks in, with ice and water ?

        Fred Mills

      I think I've been misunderstood.   I am not trying to protect anything in between sessions -while  I get a LOT of my enjoyment out of operating my railroad, it's almost equal to the enjoyment I get just by looking at it while it's not being operated.   So, I'm not covering anything - ever.   I will repair it when necessary, but it's going to live in the elements.   Crazy, right? 

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    • February 9, 2019 7:59 PM EST
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      Bruce

      I understand what you are saying about enjoying your RR just looking at it. It is one of the ways to enjoy it, that is always there for you.

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    • February 9, 2019 8:10 PM EST
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      Ok, so a plexiglas cover for the turntable, ha ha!

       

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    • May 19, 2019 11:41 AM EDT
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      Maintenance, maintenance, and yet more maintenance.

      Today I went to work on this little spur that comes down from Green Springs.

      It doesn't look TOO bad in the picture, but what you can't see is the Tufboard under there.

      Well, there USED to be TufBoard under there, but it has completely rotted away.   Well, to be fair:  it IS a wood product.  (To be UNFAIR: why call it TufBoard???)

      Anyway, time to replace everything - this time with some PVC!

      It comes VERY white, but I toned it down with some primer.   I'll let that dry...plus it is very muddy from last night's rain - so I'll wait until tomorrow to finish it up.  (Gad, is it MUGGY out there today!)

      Hopefully this will last a LOT longer. 

       

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    • May 19, 2019 1:29 PM EDT
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      Don't feel bad Bruce, it's muggy here too...............;)

       

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    • May 19, 2019 6:26 PM EDT
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      Ken Brunt said:

      Don't feel bad Bruce, it's muggy here too...............;)

       I just wish I could figure it all out.   It's only May, but LAST week we had the heat on!   Now, it's like July...I'm so confused...  

       

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    • May 19, 2019 7:32 PM EDT
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      65° F, 15 Kts wind, 40% humidity, scattered clouds, here in beautiful Deer Park.   

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    • May 19, 2019 9:24 PM EDT
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      Steve Featherkile said:

      65° F, 15 Kts wind, 40% humidity, scattered clouds, here in beautiful Deer Park.   

      Now, that’s some nice working weather...it’s 80 right now (at 930) and high humidity, although no breeze to speak of...

       

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    • May 20, 2019 4:59 AM EDT
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      At least I had a breeze. Getting the irrigation back working again. 

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    • June 19, 2019 9:10 AM EDT
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      After replacing the track, I remembered that I had a serious drainage problem there and my original solution just clogged up way too easily.   I decided to re-do it - this time, I used PVC to build a culvert.

      The original "pipe" can be seen in the upper right hand corner of the picture below...

      Does it work?   Well, that's a good question.   These pictures were taken AFTER last night's rainfall - 2.63" total!

      I took this picture a few hours into the storm (it was getting late, plus it WAS raining, so it's not the brightest!)

      LOTS of water!

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    • June 19, 2019 11:33 AM EDT
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      Did you post a flash flood warning for the area????  hehehe      

    • June 19, 2019 12:39 PM EDT
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      Bruce,

      Did it work?

      This post was edited by Joe Zullo at June 19, 2019 12:40 PM EDT
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