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    • September 12, 2017 8:40 PM EDT
      • Floe Ice, Antarctica
         
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      trestle-ette rebuild

      This is on the lead to the Whiterock Lumber Company warehouse.

      The last trestle lasted 1:1 over 20 years, and was kindling. Scary, as it's the leg for the engine to push back into Whiterock Retail Oil Depot.

      To fit each piece to existing rock structures required a whole afternoon. Titebond III, then an air brad nailer. Then fit back into place, then file/grind for final fitment.

      This morning it all got Behr's weatherproofing. Now dry enough to handle.

       

      Tomorrow or Thursday it gets glued down with exterior construction adhesive to the rocks. Gonna give the Behr's time to dry. This spur will be nice on Train Night this Friday.

       

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      This post was edited by Curmudgeon mcneely at September 12, 2017 8:41 PM EDT
    • September 12, 2017 9:14 PM EDT
      • Curmudgeon at Large, Lynn Haven, FL
         
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      Nice work Dave....just like a proper narrow gauge...:)

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    • September 12, 2017 9:34 PM EDT
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      I like that.

      I have a similar situation that is balanced on rocks and this is would be a good way to shore it up.

       

      Bob Cope is right, Very narrow gauge.

    • September 13, 2017 6:27 PM EDT
      • Floe Ice, Antarctica
         
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      It's in, glued and screwed. Track down, ballast in..I even drilled the rock on the station end, inserted a plastic Moly and screwed the end down so it doesn't try to raise up.

       

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    • September 14, 2017 11:10 AM EDT
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      About time the track Gang got out a repaired that siding, I was always worried I would lose a couple of loaded flats down the hill!  Thank you TOC.  Paul

    • September 15, 2017 8:25 AM EDT
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      Nice TOC!

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    • September 16, 2017 12:07 PM EDT
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
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      Looking good!  Nice to see you posting updates on your railroad again. I'ts been a long time since us East Coasters have seen it

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