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    • April 11, 2019 6:16 PM EDT
    • So now that Garden Railways went to 4 issues (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter)     

      Has anyone receiver the Spring 2019 issues with Digital or Print ?  My subscription says 3 issues remaining, but the last digital issue I got was December, 2018

    • April 8, 2019 8:01 PM EDT
    • Hi Ken,

      Your right we do need the rain, but rain gets to be like broccoli after a while, you know its good for you but the more there is of it the harder it is to swallow. 


      Got the windows all built anyway.


      Good luck with your OP's sessions, wish I could be there.

      May all your switches throw 

    • April 8, 2019 4:49 AM EDT
    • Rick Marty said:

      Well it has been raining for 39 days and 39 nights, sure hope it quits tomorrow


      Well, it isn't like you guys don't need it out there, but we went through the same thing here. But it does get better. Had a nice week here weather wise, so I had a chance to clean up the layout and get it ready for the Ops session. 

      I like the Depot. Unusual and unique design. Good luck with the windows.............

    • April 7, 2019 10:26 PM EDT
    • Great progress, Rick.  Depot is looking good.  What are you using to seal the wood?  I feel your pain on the rain.  Seems like it has rained here just about every other day.  Not sure about yours, but ours comes with loud noises and some type of blue light 

    • April 7, 2019 10:07 PM EDT
    • Well it has been raining for 39 days and 39 nights, sure hope it quits tomorrow.  So the new travel trailer is just sitting in the yard ready to go camping but it is just to damn wet, actually I was in the shop yesterday drawing up some plans to install pontoons on it but it didn't seem practical.


      Good news is I have had a little time to work on the railroad. So have a couple new projects underway and making some progress on the new Redding Depot.


      Depot News.


      The basic box framed up using 1/4 inch plywood and 7/16 siding. Remember this is under roof and will not be directly exposed to rain/sun but even so I sealed the entire inside and bottom edges to help with moisture intrusion.



      The dormers are installed and the barge rafters and eve boards are on and painted as is all the overhang on the bottom side.  I have to put siding and trim on the dormers and paint them before I can install roofing. Speaking of roofing I have decided to use 15 pound roofing felt cut to look like asphalt shingles.  Asphalt shingles would be very cutting edge" in 1939.


      Only 14 windows and 2 sets of double doors to build, dang I hate repetition, here 9 are done and only 599 to  go.  As you can see I am using Styrene for the frames, Acrylic will be used for the reflective glass and they will be installed over the black blank outs on the building. 


      Hopefully more later.


    • April 5, 2019 7:31 PM EDT
    • Shawn ,

       Are you planning on attending his Ops Session this decade ?

    • April 5, 2019 4:37 PM EDT
    • looking good Ken.  

    • April 4, 2019 6:26 PM EDT
    • Well crap, I forgot the brass footrail...............

      But I did remember to get a truck load of stones.

    • April 4, 2019 6:25 PM EDT
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      For some of use weeds are all we have ..if it weren't for crab grass / moss most wouldn't have any green in the yards ..

      I can relate, that's my front yard. The backyard is mostly grass, and it grows faster then the weeds in the front yard.

    • April 4, 2019 5:59 PM EDT
    • Ken Brunt said:

      Ken the bar is getting there .




    • April 4, 2019 10:10 AM EDT
    • For some of use weeds are all we have ..if it weren't for crab grass / moss most wouldn't have any green in the yards ..

    • April 4, 2019 9:40 AM EDT
    • The weeds are certainly blooming, I'm not sure about the rest of the stuff..................

    • April 4, 2019 7:46 AM EDT
    • Great work!  Looks like things are blooming and Spring has arrived.

    • April 3, 2019 5:39 PM EDT
    • Yes Bruce, I had you short guys under consideration. And the step stools are still there if needed................

    • April 3, 2019 3:52 PM EDT
    • Now ya know how us short folks feel most of the time...

    • April 3, 2019 2:11 PM EDT
    • Since the ground slopes away considerably from the shed, I found that reaching the far side of the layout was next to impossible. So I had to build a couple of step stools to stand on while I was working on it. So the next plan of action was building a walkway on the front of the extension. Some digging and a couple of 4x6"s later:

      This brings it up to a more comfortable waist height instead of mid chest height. 

      All I need now is a PU truck load of stone to fill that in. 

      The pipe is for drainage in case any water backs up behind it. 

    • March 28, 2019 12:03 PM EDT
    • Hollywood

      Really enjoyed the weekly updates in chat on this project. Thank you for taking the time to post all the pics and comments here.

      Another great build to inspire the masses.