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    • November 9, 2017 2:29 PM EST
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      See what Irma can do.

      I visited Jack's Calusa Creek Railway today, here in sunny Florida (Fort Myers.)  He's still clearing tree debris and bits of his garden trellis, and waiting for the pool guys to restart the pump.  The main loop was fine, and my new Brunel had no problems.

       

       

      But the outer loop into the forest was not so fortunate.  Debris and tree-bashed track, as you can see.

       

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    • November 9, 2017 5:01 PM EST
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      Ouch! Sorry to see, hope he gets sorted soon.

    • November 10, 2017 2:25 PM EST
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      That should buff out.

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    • November 10, 2017 2:57 PM EST
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      Steve Featherkile said:

      That should buff out.

      With a 12" orbital buffer, or will a 5" do ?

      (Steve, I assume that was a joke?  Didn't get it.)

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    • November 10, 2017 3:08 PM EST
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           Give a guy from Washington a screwdriver and a brick and he can fix anything! 

    • November 10, 2017 5:33 PM EST
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      dave Manning said:

           Give a guy from Washington a screwdriver and a brick and he can fix anything! 

      "Fix" might mean something different than what some of us understand...

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    • November 10, 2017 5:53 PM EST
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      Bruce Chandler said:
      dave Manning said:

           Give a guy from Washington a screwdriver and a brick and he can fix anything! 

      "Fix" might mean something different than what some of us understand...

      Or, maybe it's just my knee-jerk reaction to the phrase  "from Washington".   Living near the nation's capital gives that phrase a bit different meaning than other folks might have....

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    • November 10, 2017 7:10 PM EST
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       Just having fun teasing  railroaders across the river from us in Washington State no harm  intended. 

       

               Dave M.

    • November 10, 2017 10:49 PM EST
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      Pete Thornton said:
      Steve Featherkile said:

      That should buff out.

      With a 12" orbital buffer, or will a 5" do ?

      (Steve, I assume that was a joke?  Didn't get it.)

      Of course it's a joke.  

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    • November 11, 2017 12:35 PM EST
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      Of course it's a joke.

      Oh good.  Must be my english upbringing made me miss it.

       

      P.S.  Jack says he has plenty of spare rail, so it won't take long to get the track fixed.

       

      This post was edited by Pete Thornton at November 11, 2017 12:36 PM EST
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    • November 11, 2017 1:26 PM EST
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      Pete Thornton said:

      Of course it's a joke.

      Oh good.  Must be my english upbringing made me miss it.

       

      P.S.  Jack says he has plenty of spare rail, so it won't take long to get the track fixed.

       

      Two countries, separated by a common language. 

      This post was edited by Steve Featherkile at November 11, 2017 1:29 PM EST
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      Some people try to turn back their odometers.  Not me.  I want people to know why I look this way.  I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.  Will Rogers.

    • November 11, 2017 4:21 PM EST
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      Pete Thornton said:

      Of course it's a joke.

      Oh good.  Must be my english upbringing made me miss it.

       

      P.S.  Jack says he has plenty of spare rail, so it won't take long to get the track fixed.

       

      Pete its a joke. When one driver causes damaged to another driver's car, he may say, its no big deal, it will just buff out. Meaning the dent can be buffed or polished out of the other vehicle. When in reality the damage will require more extensive repairs then just a rag and polish can provide. Like the bent rails can not just be cleaned and be usable again.

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    • November 12, 2017 1:15 AM EST
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      When I read Steve's comment I had to laugh. I immediately thought of a website I used to visit regularly called something like that'll buff out. It was all pictures of cars with questionable repairs to put it mildly!

      Good to see the damage wasn't worse and he will soon be back to full operation.

      Steve

    • November 13, 2017 2:23 PM EST
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      Bruce Chandler said:
      Bruce Chandler said:
      dave Manning said:

           Give a guy from Washington a screwdriver and a brick and he can fix anything! 

      "Fix" might mean something different than what some of us understand...

      Or, maybe it's just my knee-jerk reaction to the phrase  "from Washington".   Living near the nation's capital gives that phrase a bit different meaning than other folks might have....

      Those of us from Washington, across the river from Oregon, usually follow "Washington," with "State," to avoid confusing Bruce.      

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    • November 13, 2017 2:34 PM EST
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      From how the rail was ripped out in several places, looks like it might take new tie strips too in a lot of places. Greg

      Pete Thornton said:

      Of course it's a joke.

      Oh good.  Must be my english upbringing made me miss it.

       

      P.S.  Jack says he has plenty of spare rail, so it won't take long to get the track fixed.

       

       

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    • November 13, 2017 5:26 PM EST
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      Mother nature does make things 'messy'  at times both  1:1  and for our g-gauge world !

       

      If he can't retrue those rails again .... spray on 'rust' and lay trackside,  or use as vertical posts of various sized retaining walls,  as the prototypes  !

       

      Good luck with rebuild. 

       

      doug c

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    • November 17, 2017 3:56 PM EST
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      Jack's been busy replacing all the track that Irma ate, and it is now in good shape.  I took the little gons and flats over for a run whiled he replaced the shade cloth on the trellis.

       

      My boxcab decided not to work (another broken wire) so I borrowed the LGB 0-4-0 to test the outer loop and then pull my gondolas and flats.  (The flays will be converted to hoppers in a few weeks, hopefully.)  That loco is big - I'd say more like 1:19th scale than 1:22.5 ?  The field railway cars are similarly large.   Fine with me.
      This is the bridge over the waterfall (between the hot tub and the pool.)

       

       

      Then out came Otto, one of my vertical boiler live steamers.  He did the usual stalwart job until the water ran out.  The flats were put away and I ran with just the gons.   Both driver and brakeman are 1:19th scale (Bachmann Europe.)

       

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