I did try to add some photos, but no go…How do you delete the photos in the freight shed-at this stage over my limit as need to figure out how to reduce size of photos and upload decent size. Computers to me are like VHS was to my dad! This is my second thread as timed out trying to load one photo and get rid of the others in my freight shed. Once competent, I might actually purchase more space.
Thank you for the comments on the layout. It has been in existence since the early nineties and grew from small loops. We live on the North Shore of Vancouver in the mountains, right on the ex-BC Rail line so it is a natural right of way for bears, coyotes, and the rare cougar. We have a fish pond with many gold fish and local red minnows who have managed to survive the raccoons and herons that regularly attend-raccoons nightly and herons in the spring. The layout is built on existing in site rock, and with the mountains there is no shortage of large and small rocks to build the rest of the layout on two to three feet elevation and higher toward the end of the garden towards the other ‘garden layout’-the railway. The layout is a longish double track loop that goes from the house to a new diebond loop which was built with the help of some live steam friends. I run both battery and live steam and am a member of the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club. If the video works, it is the work of a friend who was making 3D movies between his local movie career so it is somewhat dated.
Re the bears, we get them in numbers, particularly with the perfect weather we had for berries, a cool and somewhat wet summer. So lots around with cubs which is when they are dangerous. A young girl was severely mauled last night in one of the suburbs-also mountainous-her father and locals managed to grab her away from the sow who dragged her into the bushes on a well used local trail there. She had a cub and while most black bears scare easily, the mothers and cubs are dangerous, particularly when people get between them. She was killed and the cub was captured-its fate still to be decided.