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    • September 10, 2018 2:02 AM EDT
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      A fisherman's dip net, maybe a minnow bait net, depending on the size of the weave you need.

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    • September 10, 2018 7:30 PM EDT
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      Pantyhose, tulle, fishnet, fishnet stockings, mosquito netting......

       

      Or you could have the crates on a palette and hoist it with a 4 corner harness attachment.

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    • September 10, 2018 7:33 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

      Pantyhose, tulle, fishnet, fishnet stockings, mosquito netting......

       

      Or you could have the crates on a palette and hoist it with a 4 corner harness attachment.

         

    • September 10, 2018 7:34 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

      Pantyhose, tulle... fishnet stockings......

       

      Sounds like a nice care package is on its way!

       [edited to add a smiley face:] 

       

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at September 10, 2018 7:50 PM EDT
    • September 10, 2018 7:53 PM EDT
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      Cliff Jennings said:
      David Maynard said:

      Pantyhose, tulle... fishnet stockings......

       

      Sounds like a nice care package is on its way!

       [edited to add a smiley face:] 

       

      I would suggest washing them in scalding hot water before use.....only a suggestion

    • September 10, 2018 8:11 PM EDT
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      Lots of creative alternatives. Thanks folks! I'll report back if/when I find something I like, washed or not....

    • September 11, 2018 10:43 PM EDT
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      Storage building and part of the crane set in place temporarily to see how the lights work out:

       

       

      So far I'm ok with it.

    • September 17, 2018 11:42 PM EDT
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      I'm taking a short staycation to work on a few last minute things for this coming weekend's BAGRS open house. This last weekend and today was about adding details to the storage building for the upper mine trestle.

       

      I needed a couple of ladders:

       

       

      More importantly, I wanted to create a hand cranked winch. Part of that is the crank/gear/rope-take-up-mechanism, built out of styrene:

       

       

      Here it is sitting on the platform set on the roof of the storage building:

       

       

      And with the rope wrapped around the take up reel:

       

       

      Still a lot to do...

       

      (edited to correct mangled english)

      This post was edited by Jim Rowson at September 21, 2018 9:25 AM EDT
    • September 18, 2018 8:26 PM EDT
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      More progress today. Here's an overview of the mine area:

       

       

      Close up on the storage building, hoist:

       

       

      And there's now a loading platform on the lower trestle:

       

       

      Cheers!

    • September 18, 2018 8:29 PM EDT
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      Hey Jim,

      I've been following your adventures and the complex is really coming along nicely.  But one question keeps popping up in my head.  We were fortunate enough to spend 10 days in Kauai for our honey moon years ago.  While there we witnessed first hand the destruction that the local termites can do to some unfortunate buildings.  We were even caught in the middle of a swam one oddly calm night which left the restaurant staff scrambling to pull down screens in the windows, but not before a few got in.   They went straight for the sweet drinks!

       

      So this leaves me to wonder about the future of you fine wooden craftsmanship out in the garden.  Or is it a case of that poultry amount of wood won't look satisfying to them so they will move on to something larger?

       

      Keep up the good work, looks fantastic.

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    • September 18, 2018 9:50 PM EDT
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      Thanks Randy! We do have termites around here, of course. I have no idea if they will attack tiny houses the same way they attack gigantic ones. The amount of wood is relatively small, so it may not be enough to justify a colony. Who knows?

       

      If it all gets munched overnight, I'll be sure to let you know :-)

       

    • September 20, 2018 9:13 AM EDT
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      Randy,

      I live 2 blocks from Jim here in Pleasanton.  My trestle and a couple of buildings are in direct contact with the ground since 2007.  All are made of old growth Redwood and have no signs of termite infestation.  Jims mine is perched on rock so he should be safe for many years to come.  

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    • September 20, 2018 2:33 PM EDT
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      Looking really good, Jim. Can’t wait to visit in person this weekend ...

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    • September 20, 2018 3:23 PM EDT
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      I don't see Jim on the list of BAGRS Tri-Valley open houses in the September T&T newsletter. Haven't received my grey postcard in the mail yet, so maybe it's on that.

       

      I'll visit with Jim again after he starts bringing in topsoil and plants/trees to landscape the railroad.....    

    • September 20, 2018 3:40 PM EDT
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      Michael:  Look at the bottom right corner of page 36. top left of page 37 in the September newsletter. I'm there. Plants would be good for sure... For now, it's a dirt/rock garden...

       

      Gregory: Looking forward to seeing you and comparing notes. Hopefully I'll have more time to chat this time...

    • September 20, 2018 3:48 PM EDT
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      There it is. Don't see how I missed it - better get new glasses! 

       

      Looking forward to stopping by a few open houses this weekend to see railroads I haven't seen before.

    • September 20, 2018 10:28 PM EDT
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      No doubt you are tired of seeing pictures of this mine. I got out the good camera to take a last few pics of the state it will be in for the open house this weekend:

       

       

       

       

      There's still a lot to do: railings, ore chutes, ore carts, more details out the wazoo, etc. I'll come back here and update this topic when I reach some kind of satisfying conclusion.

       

      Thanks for watching!

       

    • September 21, 2018 8:31 AM EDT
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      if you dip your net into hot coffe (no milk, no sugar) it might get the look of hemprope.

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    • September 21, 2018 8:45 AM EDT
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      I think tea stains more ...

      This post was edited by Sean at September 21, 2018 8:45 AM EDT
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    • September 21, 2018 9:26 AM EDT
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      That is a great little scene you have going on Jim.

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