Forums General Articles
  • Topic: Leona Timber Co. Build Log - 2017 Plan & Prep

    Back To Topics
    (0 rates)
    • August 30, 2017 8:40 PM EDT
      • Settle Down Boomer ,
         
      • Posts
        11,532
      • Thanks
        450
      • Thanked
        341
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Chris Kieffer said:

      Most definitely NOT an Amtrak fan!   Will only be a fan of the fire breathing steamers!

       

       

      Let the child chose his own way !

    • August 31, 2017 6:36 AM EDT
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
         
      • Posts
        8,817
      • Thanks
        46
      • Thanked
        374
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Rooster, it takes a special sort to be an Amtrak fan. I understand, because it also takes a special sort to be a Penn Central fan like me.

      ____________________________________

      Shannon car Shops
      Home of the infamous leg lamp

      I.A.R.R.R. Member #12

      and King Butt Modeler

    • September 13, 2017 12:03 AM EDT
      • Marysville, Kansas
         
      • Posts
        439
      • Thanks
        131
      • Thanked
        69
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      While waiting for the grass to grow (literally) I have started for formalize my track plan.   First up was to measure out the area for my empire.  I decided I wanted a minimum of 6 foot from the property lines, 8 foot from the house and 10 foot from the shed.  I plan to build a work bench on the layout side of the shed, so I allowed extra clearance in that area.   Drew the whole thing up in Sketchup.

       

       

      Next, using AnyRail I laid out the area and then put in the track that would represent the extents of the layout.  This is by far my plan, it just allows me to visualize the area I have to work in.  Minimum radius is 60", most curves are shown at 72" and the one around the tree is 96"

       

      Next up is to start making adjustments to the plan and adding in the details to come up with something I like.

       

      Thanks,

      Chris

       

    • November 2, 2017 8:07 PM EDT
      • Marysville, Kansas
         
      • Posts
        439
      • Thanks
        131
      • Thanked
        69
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      Time for a quick update.

       

      Finally got the garden bed completely removed and planted back to grass.  It is growing nicely now.

       

      Grandson helped me plant it.  At one point he had the spreader backwards and ended up with grass seed in his shorts.

       

      Have the remains of this old shrub to burn out.  It has dried out enough now for me to do.

       

       

      Also, filling a settled spot in the yard where the septic tank used to be.  Right now it is filled with decayed mulch from the front garden bed.  I will let that decay down more and then pack it in and place soil over the top.

       

       

      Lately I have been out with stakes, marking the outer boundary of the layout.  This has really helped me out as some of the dimensions I had on paper didn't really suit me in the yard.  I have a few more to put in, then I'm going to run a line around it about the height of the bench work.  Going to leave it like that for a while and spend some time walking around it, driving the mower around it, and sitting next to it to see how it interacts with my other yard routines.

       

       

       

      More to come,

      Chris

      This post was edited by Chris Kieffer at November 2, 2017 8:09 PM EDT
    • November 2, 2017 8:18 PM EDT
      • Settle Down Boomer ,
         
      • Posts
        11,532
      • Thanks
        450
      • Thanked
        341
      • Reputation
        Well Respected

      The poor kid was confused as the seeder does say WIZZ!

Forums General Articles

    Icon Legend

  • Topic has replies
    Hot topic
    Topic unread
    Topic doesn't have any replies
    Closed topic
    BBCode  is enabled
    HTML  is enabled

Add Reputation

Do you want to add reputation for this user by this post?

or cancel

Ads by Google