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    • August 8, 2019 11:01 AM EDT
    • The sign of a healthy model railroad, is one that grows, is modified/changed as operational needs change.  A model railroad, just as a real railroad; is never finished.

          Just this week on the IPP&W, we added another industrial siding, and at the same time, discovered that we should again change a change we made the previous week.

      The "Change of a change" is to make the operation that much more interesting, and to prevent frustration.

           Ken; your railroad continues to show good health, and enjoyment, for those that have the privilege of operating it.  Keep up the good work, young fellow.

        Fred Mills

    • August 8, 2019 8:30 AM EDT
    • It'll keep someone busy, either switching or thinking....................

    • August 7, 2019 10:51 PM EDT
    • Looks like one car at a time in and out of there. Change out the far car and it's good for a whole morning !

    • August 7, 2019 7:01 PM EDT
    • I wondered where my staple gun got too!

    • August 5, 2019 6:31 PM EDT
    • Whoda thunk it.................

    • August 5, 2019 4:30 PM EDT
    • And the empire continues to grow   

    • August 5, 2019 1:12 PM EDT
    • Another idea from the Ops Session that Stan Ames suggested was track leading to the coaling tower. I had to think about that one for awhile since I wasn't sure it would fit. So. I laid some flex track out and, sure enough, it looked doable.

      That should be able to service both the coal tower and the sand house. It just get's more and more interesting.................


      And with some of the dirt back in place.

      I'll have to wait till the dirt dries out a little more to finish this up. 

      Now to add this to the JMRI program. 



    • May 20, 2019 12:52 AM EDT
    • I'm trying Joe.


      I made a dripper for one of my wife's birdbaths and installed a faucet in one of her fountains, did some weed mitigation, and put up the telephone pole and felt like I put in a 12 hour day. I reality it was about 2 hours worth of mild labor.

    • May 19, 2019 10:46 PM EDT
    • Nice!

    • May 19, 2019 7:13 PM EDT
    • So I should have posted this here. But for those who missed it and for the record here again is the Howe truss bridge that replaced the temporary walk through bridge.


      And today I added a telephone pole. My dad is an insulator collector and these are some of his cast offs. This pole will also double as my light pole night running.


    • May 12, 2019 10:05 AM EDT
    • Very nice station!!!!

    • May 12, 2019 4:52 AM EDT
    • Dan Hilyer said:

      Depot turned out nice, Rick.  Thanks for taking us on the journey with you.  Next up??

      Yea, what he said................

    • May 11, 2019 11:04 PM EDT
    • Depot turned out nice, Rick.  Thanks for taking us on the journey with you.  Next up??

    • May 11, 2019 9:35 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:
      Rick Marty said:

      Well it has been raining for 39 days and 39 nights.



      Well since I was able to post pictures of the finished depot, you can obviously tell it didn't rain that 40th day.







    • May 11, 2019 8:13 PM EDT
    • Rick Marty said:

      Well it has been raining for 39 days and 39 nights.





    • May 11, 2019 8:11 PM EDT
    • Andy Clarke said:

      Beautiful looking Station, Fantastic job.....           

      I agree suck up  !

    • May 11, 2019 8:01 PM EDT
    • Beautiful looking Station, Fantastic job.....           

    • May 11, 2019 7:45 PM EDT
    • Well the depot is finally finished. Maybe a few more signs and some clutter but the major part is finished.



      One thing for sure, I am tired of making shingles!!!

      On to the next 25 things.

    • April 29, 2019 10:49 PM EDT
    • I agree with Dan. That's a fine looking depot so far...

    • April 29, 2019 7:09 PM EDT
    • Thanks for the comments Dan.

      The photo, for some reason, brings out more gray on the roofing than it actually is