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    • December 21, 2019 7:25 AM EST
      • West Grove, Pennsylvania
         
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      I thought maybe it was a "derail" for the siding...............

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    • December 21, 2019 11:39 AM EST
      • Pleasanton, CA
         
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      Well, you guys have way more interesting ideas than what actually happened: Nancy Norris drooped a rock.

       

      Sad.

    • December 21, 2019 12:26 PM EST
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      Oh, Nancy dropped it ...... that's right, blame it on the help 

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    • December 21, 2019 1:23 PM EST
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      I kinda figgered that's what happened.

      You need lighter rocks so the hired help don't drop'em. ............

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    • December 21, 2019 3:28 PM EST
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      Lighter rocks would make my back happy!

    • December 21, 2019 4:08 PM EST
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      Jim Rowson said:

      Lighter rocks would make my back happy!

       

      HA!!!!!  I make the crew schlep the rocks!  

    • December 21, 2019 4:10 PM EST
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      Late to the game, but I figured it was a launch rail for your his train mounted buzz bombs!

       

       

      This post was edited by Eric Mueller at December 21, 2019 4:23 PM EST
    • December 21, 2019 10:20 PM EST
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      Fixed the track. No more buzz bombs...

       

       

    • December 23, 2019 10:05 PM EST
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      Drat...I would've loved to have seen your take on a rail-mounted buzz bomb launcher!  Merry Christmas!

    • December 24, 2019 6:06 PM EST
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      A few videos, just for fun:

       

       

    • December 25, 2019 4:28 PM EST

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      Shoot, I thought you would have a video of Nancy throwing rocks at the trains!

       

      Seriously, it is really shaping up!

       

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    • December 26, 2019 9:37 AM EST
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      Cool videos, Jim. I think I’ve said this before, but I love to see a train pulling a string of scratch built cars. Great job. What’s next? 

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    • January 3, 2020 10:19 PM EST
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      Today, Nancy et al worked on further details for the rock fall, as well as building up a rock wall in the Jasper area.

       

      The following pictures show what the rock fall looks like now, with a bit more rock fleshing it out, more small stones to provide realistic ground texture, and some planting of trees and ground cover. This is the "transition" area so the trees are  from the "forest" area and the ground cover is more desert-ish.

       

       

      A bit closer look at the planting area:

       

       

      And the rock fall itself:

       

       

      On the other end of the layout, in the Jasper area, a rock retaining wall now separates the upper area from where the sawmill will be built. A lot of the reddish stone in this wall is actually called "jasper" rock. Imagine that!

       

       

    • January 3, 2020 11:11 PM EST
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      Well, Jim, Jasper was named for them thar red rocks in em hills up yonder 

       

      You, Nancy and the rest of the crew are gonna fool around and create a damn fine looking railroad if you're not careful.  Looking great.

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    • January 8, 2020 7:59 PM EST
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      Nancy wanted some pictures (possibly) for an article on tallish succulents for the summer issue of the Garden Railway magazine. I offered to get my good camera out and take a few pics of some of the planting she's done on my railroad in case they are useful to her. No way to know if she will want any of these pics but I enjoy photography so figured I'd take a shot (pun intended):

       

       

      Cheers!

       

    • January 9, 2020 11:26 AM EST
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      Great pictures

       

    • January 9, 2020 11:30 AM EST
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      That's some colorful plants!

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    • January 9, 2020 11:52 AM EST
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      It reminds me of Ray's layout ... sept his plants are fake ..great pics ..

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at January 9, 2020 11:57 AM EST
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    • January 9, 2020 6:33 PM EST

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      Great shots Jim!!!

    • January 9, 2020 6:58 PM EST
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      From South Park to Jurassic Park!

      It's captivating!

      I think the purple palms colored my comment ... still...

      It works.

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