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    • October 21, 2020 8:12 PM EDT
      • Pleasanton, CA
         
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      Durango & Jasper video tour

      Given the pandemic, it is hard to visit railroads, so I thought I'd post a virtual layout tour to illustrate the last couple of years of work on the Durango & Jasper. Gave me an excuse to work with my son too, who did the videography and advised on the editing.

       

       

      Cheers!

       

    • October 21, 2020 9:14 PM EDT
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      , boy that plant life has really done well, looks great, thanks for sharing that.

    • October 21, 2020 9:30 PM EDT
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      Rick: I am somewhat stunned that any of it is still alive.

    • October 21, 2020 9:42 PM EDT
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      Jim, you've created a beautiful railroad and the landscaping work you and Nancy did make it look as though its been there forever.  Great work.  Thanks for sharing.

      This post was edited by Dan Hilyer at October 21, 2020 9:44 PM EDT
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    • October 21, 2020 10:16 PM EDT
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      Jim,

       

      Very nice railroad... It's obvious a lot of effort was put forward. How much area did you consume to build the D&J?

       

      Michael

      This post was edited by Michael Glavin at October 21, 2020 10:22 PM EDT
    • October 21, 2020 10:20 PM EDT
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      Hey, Michael! Thanks! The railroad is in a raised planter that is about 60 feet long with 15 foot diameter "waterwings" at each end, and a 5 or 6 foot peninsula in the middle. Here's a top-down plan view:

       

    • October 21, 2020 11:27 PM EDT
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      The green really has filled in Jim. Great video work showing all you've done.

      Really surprised by how lush the scenes have become over such a short period.

    • October 22, 2020 9:32 AM EDT
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      Jim, The plantings have added even more reality to your layout. Your buildings look great and nice video producing. Looking foreword to BAGRS open houses hopefully next year.

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      Dan DeVoto

      P-Town & West Side R.R.

      Pleasanton, California

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    • October 22, 2020 10:14 AM EDT
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      A nice backwoods layout! Well done.

    • October 22, 2020 10:52 AM EDT
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      Dan: put a mask on and walk on over! We can social distance....

      This post was edited by Jim Rowson at October 22, 2020 3:03 PM EDT
    • October 22, 2020 11:16 AM EDT
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      That's one great layout, being a modeler first and a train runner second, you have done what I would call a great job on everything, including, engines, rolling stock, structures, and landscaping. You have brought and inside layout outside and done it with perfection.

       

      trainman

    • October 22, 2020 3:02 PM EDT
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      Jim,

       

      What a wonderful "ride-along" break from attempting to telework!  It was fun seeing where the projects (and techiques and talents) you've freely shared with us have ended up in your miniature world!  Oh, and the greenery...Wow!

       

      Eric

    • October 22, 2020 6:28 PM EDT
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      The RR looks fantastic and I enjoy/enjoyed watching you make it come alive! 

       

       

      Perhaps you could visit the hills of Pennsyltucky and hear Molly Hatchet "Bounty Hunter" played on the juke box at a mountain (restaurant) instead of on the piano in CA.

       

    • October 23, 2020 8:34 AM EDT
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      Good grief, what did you plant everything in?? that was some fast growing really great soil you used !!! just wow! At or about 1:40 mark , what is the ground cover that is filling up that cut  of track between the hillsides? Thanks for the tour, Jim.

      This post was edited by Pete Lassen at October 23, 2020 4:29 PM EDT
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    • October 23, 2020 11:41 AM EDT
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      Jim,

       

      Thanks for the top view...There is a lot going on, on your layout. Congrats on a well done job!

       

      Michael

    • October 23, 2020 4:30 PM EDT
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      The railroad looks fantastic. Great work!  I want to know what the ground cover is in the tiered cut too.

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    • October 23, 2020 7:19 PM EDT
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      Magnificent!

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    • October 25, 2020 12:35 PM EDT
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      All I can say is just pretty darn neat!!!!

       

    • October 25, 2020 12:47 PM EDT
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      Jon:

       

      I think you mean this ground cover: Baby tears – Soleirolia soleirolii

       

       

      It grows fast and handles shade well...

       

       

    • October 25, 2020 1:23 PM EDT
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      Jim  That's is a neat video. Very nice details to.

      This post was edited by Noel Wilson at October 25, 2020 9:39 PM EDT
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