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    • August 10, 2017 12:36 PM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:

      i buy it by the gallon because it's cheaper... and I have 850 feet of track

       

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      I agree. I went through one of the spray bottles pretty quickly and I only have a couple hundred feet I'm treating.
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    • August 17, 2017 11:01 AM EDT
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      Next project is replacing the temporary 2x10 bridge uphill from Majestic towards Pearce.  I have some old growth redwood T&G that I got from Rooster, and Ive been saving it for a very visible project.  I cut up a bunch of it and built a bridge deck.

       

       

      Now I have to remove the existing track and temporary bridge, add guard rails, cast the footings and get it in place.

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    • August 17, 2017 12:02 PM EDT
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      That is beautiful work. Is that code 250 rail? Looks very realistic.

    • August 17, 2017 12:26 PM EDT
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      Joe Paonessa said:

      That is beautiful work. Is that code 250 rail? Looks very realistic.

      Yes. Code 250 SS.  The wood is beautiful.  I stained it with a dark walnut stain, and it brought out a *LOT* of the red.

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    • August 17, 2017 2:38 PM EDT
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      Nice!

    • August 17, 2017 3:40 PM EDT
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      Beautiful bridge.  I like the way the color comes out.

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    • October 27, 2017 5:42 PM EDT
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      I just applied Amorall (original formula) to my ties. With the track down finally and secured I figure I might as well start the preservation.  Track has been outside less then 6 months (some only 2). It's only been 24 hours or so since I applied it. I notice the one train I have ran on it so far seems to slip a bit more then it used to but I am not totally sure. It can still get up the grades fine. It mostly seems to not go as fast as it used to.

      I tried wiping/cleaning the track and wheels of engine but didn't notice any difference.  I am guessing it just takes more time to dry on the track/rub off by trains running?

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    • November 6, 2017 8:56 AM EST
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      Anyone that has been here knows that the back loop of the RR has settled and heaved over the last few years, to the point where it was difficult to get a 4-5 car train up it.  So, REBUILD!  Its hard to tell from the pictures, but I have a consistent 1.5 percent grade now (the wood battens are there for leveling and alignment).  Its not quite finished, I have a bit more digging and some concrete work to do, and I need to rebuild the stepover, but the general grade is there.  I'll finish this up in the next week or so, ballast it, let it settle for the winter, and add track in the spring.

       

       

       

       

       

       

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    • November 6, 2017 9:07 AM EST
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      Cool....   

    • November 6, 2017 10:38 AM EST
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      Whew, I know that's a lot of work, just getting all that material down there. Better you than me................

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    • November 6, 2017 3:43 PM EST
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      Pretty neat, Bob.   I guess a few of your buildings stay out?

      Anyway, I'll be looking forward to running on it next year, once you decide on a date!

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    • November 6, 2017 5:15 PM EST
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      Looks great Bob! Yeah, lots of work there!! 

       

    • November 6, 2017 6:18 PM EST
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      Cool. Yuop, I was having a hard time with that curving grade. Glad to see it improved.

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    • November 6, 2017 7:12 PM EST
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      Maybe next year my Pacific will make the grade.

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    • November 8, 2017 1:56 PM EST
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      Funny about how stuff moves over the years, and it does not seem a lot until you realize the movement has accumulated.

       

      Pulled a brand new, never run Aristo high hood SD45 out and promptly derailed in a spot I thought was fine. Got out the laser, and the track moved up 1-1/2 inches in about 2-1/2 feet (track goes around palm tree)... had messed up cross level at a switch. The USAT F3's were fine, but that SD45 just wanted to skate right off the track (no extra weights also an issue, needed for the poor suspension).

       

      Well not adjusting track in 8 years is nothing to complain about I guess ha ha!

       

      Love following your improvements on the layout here...

       

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    • November 10, 2017 9:17 AM EST
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      Bruce Chandler said:

      Pretty neat, Bob.   I guess a few of your buildings stay out?

      Anyway, I'll be looking forward to running on it next year, once you decide on a date!

       

      These were taken a couple days before all the buildings came in.  Nothing building-wise stays out.  Learned that lesson the hard way.  

       

      We're still thinking mid-July for 2018.  That's when the gardens are in their prime, and we have the most flexibility on weekend availability.

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    • November 10, 2017 10:28 AM EST
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      Bob McCown said:
      Bruce Chandler said:

      Pretty neat, Bob.   I guess a few of your buildings stay out?

      Anyway, I'll be looking forward to running on it next year, once you decide on a date!

       

      These were taken a couple days before all the buildings came in.  Nothing building-wise stays out.  Learned that lesson the hard way.  

       

      We're still thinking mid-July for 2018.  That's when the gardens are in their prime, and we have the most flexibility on weekend availability.

      Different climate I guess.   All of my buildings stay outside year-round.   The only lesson I learned is not to use exterior plywood.   Most buildings are PVC, but there is one made from cedar and my trestles are all cedar as well.

       

      Looking forward to July.

       

       

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    • June 9, 2018 2:49 PM EDT
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      Finished the trackwork on the back loop today.

       

       

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    • June 9, 2018 4:35 PM EDT
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      Where's the + button for Great post? 

      Ah well, I guess you lose out now. Just useful enough I guess......

    • June 9, 2018 5:16 PM EDT
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      Thanks. Still needs final ballast, but that will come after the step over is rebuilt.  That’s next.   

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