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    • July 20, 2018 6:35 PM EDT
      • Chaco, Paraguay
         
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      weird... i see the same pic three times.

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    • July 20, 2018 9:58 PM EDT
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      Yep, same picture uploaded 3 times under 3 different names.

       

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    • July 21, 2018 3:28 AM EDT
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    • July 21, 2018 1:04 PM EDT
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      Jerry,

      on "the other" forum you got it right.

      now you need about two truckloads of "landfill".

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    • July 21, 2018 1:12 PM EDT
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      Korm Kormsen said:

      Jerry,

      on "the other" forum you got it right.

      now you need about two truckloads of "landfill".

      Or, if you're like me, you need one more truckload than you actually ordered.

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    • July 21, 2018 1:42 PM EDT
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      Looks like its taking shape Jerry.  What will the total height of RR be?  Later RJD

    • July 22, 2018 2:55 PM EDT
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      Yeah, the 14 tons barely filled the small island, so two more truckloads. Hope to have some left over, have a few low spots in the yard. He did some nice steps for each island so I can get in easily, good for old guys. Once I get the rest of the dirt and a load of rocks I should be ready to go. Been buying plants since we moved here in April, knew there would be few this time of the year. Should be fun getting them in and the town and make a good yard. Blocks are 27" high on the low section and 40" high on the other side where the yard slopes down.  He put drains in the low side so it should get the water out. Some long black plastic pipes with small holes.

      Even need some more in this one. Big blocks weight about 70 lbs each. He used mortar on all of them.

      Nice step, one for the other island also.

    • July 23, 2018 9:32 AM EDT
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      for a handrail a one step - stairs is too short, but if it were for me, i would plant a four foot post (1" pipe) at one side into the edge of wall and step.

      This post was edited by Korm Kormsen at July 23, 2018 9:34 AM EDT
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    • July 29, 2018 12:08 PM EDT
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      Block work is all done. One more load of dirt(total of 56 tons) and once it is in and some rocks for mountains I can start laying track. You can see two bridges from my old layout that I moved here to use. The two islands design let me use them in the layout. Plus the 'canyon' cut out some dirt I have to weed!  Will have some hills/mountains and use some of my old buildings. Long process, but I like it and it keeps me busy-which is important.

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    • July 29, 2018 2:06 PM EDT
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      This post was edited by David Maynard at August 23, 2018 10:03 PM EDT
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    • July 31, 2018 1:11 PM EDT
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      Thanks David. No hope for me!

    • August 1, 2018 6:21 AM EDT
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      Jerry it's coming along nicely! Get some trains running on a loop at least !

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    • August 1, 2018 6:38 AM EDT
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      Jerry, where there  is life, there is hope.

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    • August 5, 2018 1:55 PM EDT
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      Looks good Jerry.  I take it that the track will lay on the block caps.  How are you going to attached the track?  Waiting to see how your yard is going to fit in. BTW your avitar shows Kansas as KN should be KS Later RJD

      This post was edited by R.J. DeBerg at August 5, 2018 1:57 PM EDT
    • August 10, 2018 12:33 PM EDT
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      RJ,  I had track on my Nebraska layout, a few Screws into the block with a wire to fit over a tie takes care of it. Over time I took some out, does not need a lot to keep it in place.  Yeah, saw the KN, oh well...

    • August 10, 2018 12:41 PM EDT
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      That reminds me of that muffler commercial with the woman  ( FIX IT )

        

       

      This post was edited by Sean at August 10, 2018 12:59 PM EDT
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    • August 10, 2018 3:50 PM EDT
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      Coming along nicely Jerry.

    • August 20, 2018 10:34 AM EDT
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      Got some rocks locally, he helped load/unload and arrange this cliff. Got pretty got so we just tossed the rest in the south end as you can see. Barely got those in and then it rain 2.5" yesterday, IF it ever dries out I plan to put a gravel path around the layout, planting grass this fall.  Sure getting antsy to run trains but want to get the islands planted and mulched, plus arrange the rocks. Then put down rail. Might be wearing a parka by the time that happens!

       

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