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    • June 4, 2018 7:36 AM EDT
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      You could at least post a pic of you and Pepper ,in the railroad , holding your controller / watching trains with your tin hat on and smiling.. , 

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    • June 4, 2018 1:12 PM EDT
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      How about my grand nephew, daughter (holding him), and niece. This was yesterday at my son's graduation party. My niece is a professional sign language interpreter and is teaching him sign. He only has a few vocal words but his sign vocab is ever growing. And she taught him the sign for train. He followed me around all afternoon signing train. Threw a for when it was time for him to go home. 

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    • June 4, 2018 3:57 PM EDT
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      A couple other projects in the works besides the lifting bridge are to erect a pole with insulator cross arms (seen in the photo) and fill them with insulators my dad gave me (he collects them). That pole will also hold some area lighting. I also am colecting supplies for the drip irrigation system. those three projects are the summers tasks on the CR&N.

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    • June 4, 2018 5:10 PM EDT
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      for = fit

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    • June 5, 2018 9:29 AM EDT
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      Well after a year an 67 pages I think it is time to call this project "done." Sure it will never be done, but as a friend suggested, for the purpose of an "article" I think we have done this to death. Of course I will have continual updates, you can't shut me up that easy, but for the purpose of a build log this is it. We are sticking a fork in it and calling it done. And I am adding the same video here, as I posted in the video section, as a feather in the cap. Thanks to all that helped with advice, suggestions, gentle prodding, not so gentle prodding, and out right peer pressure. With out the community here and the local club cheering me on I doubt I ever would have completed this.

       

      The very best part of this project, what has truly made it a success, is the kids that come to my house and get excited and want to run trains. I have repeat customers already. And on another high note, this area of my yard has always been a neglected eye sore with no real good use. Now even my wife is happy the train is in because even though she takes no personal interest in trains, she like that guests like it and that this part of the yard is now part of our backyard environment.

       

      Welcome to the Coeur d'Alene Railway and Navigation Company. Anytime anyone is in my neck of the woods look me up for a personal tour/ops session.

       

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    • June 5, 2018 10:08 AM EDT
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      I think you have merely checked off the First Part of your Creation.

      I know you haven't finished your Howe and there will be buildings and such to add ...

       

      How many years ago was it when I warned you about such declarations? We know God gets a chuckle ...

      'July 2017 target.... June 2018 reality'

      Been two years ...

       

      Announcing the; Is it done yet, Part Two; Bringing the Road to life.

      I can't wait!

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    • June 5, 2018 10:53 AM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

      I think you have merely checked off the First Part of your Creation.

      I know you haven't finished your Howe and there will be buildings and such to add ...

       

      How many years ago was it when I warned you about such declarations? We know God gets a chuckle ...

      'July 2017 target.... June 2018 reality'

      Been two years ...

       

      Announcing the; Is it done yet, Part Two; Bringing the Road to life.

      I can't wait!

      It will never be done john. But the original purpose of the "Article" was to provide a build log fro start to "finish." Not to be a perpetual ongoing article of all the happenings on my RR. Sure there is lots left to do, and redo, and redesign. And it will all be recorded in the pages of LSC. I can't wait to bring it to "life" as well. Now that the basic bones of the thing are in, I can focus on what I really like doing which is the details. That will be the fun part. Maybe even a Fink in its future. That kept me up last night.

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at June 5, 2018 10:58 AM EDT
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    • June 5, 2018 11:51 AM EDT
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      I don't know about some guys not wanting you to have your day in the sun. I for one was happy to see you actually running your railroad. Improvements are an ongoing thing on any railroad. Just look at what John is accomplishing at his place! Have we seen a video of his latest reincarnation of his railroad yet? I don't think so (I could be wrong), but he never pinned a finish date on it either. (John, just pulling your chain)

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    • June 5, 2018 1:39 PM EDT
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      Oh yea. A "set in stone" completion date is a sure fire way to have the powers that be make sure it takes longer.

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    • June 5, 2018 2:56 PM EDT
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      Joe Zullo said:

      I don't know about some guys not wanting you to have your day in the sun. I for one was happy to see you actually running your railroad. Improvements are an ongoing thing on any railroad. Just look at what John is accomplishing at his place! Have we seen a video of his latest reincarnation of his railroad yet? I don't think so (I could be wrong), but he never pinned a finish date on it either. (John, just pulling your chain)

      Since I'm a perpetual builder, a date would be folly, besides that's a date somebody else will fill in... when the old sourdough punches his last ticket. I do have a short vid of a loco on my phone, but it's as shaky as can be...

      Best vids were when my two late friends came over and ran their trains here. Boy I wish they could come again...

      Oh yeah, Devon; great job and an outstanding finish.

      I'm happy for you.

      This post was edited by John Caughey at June 5, 2018 3:12 PM EDT
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    • June 5, 2018 3:24 PM EDT
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      OH YEAH ITS JULY 9TH 2017. LOOKS LIKE I MADE MY DEADLINE.

      I would like to piont everyone's attention to this small detail posted last year. The title of this article is Building the CR&N Deadline: July 2017. I don't want to go looking for it but at no point did I say that finished meant landscaping and buildings and all that it will ever have. I remember distinctly making the comment that I would not have all of the decorating done, all I wanted was a working layout. Which I had, by the deadline. Now you may not have gotten photo evidence of it but that is of no concern to me because you could have come and seen it for yourself.  So if you haven't then poo on you. Now there are a few details to attend to. Painting and putting doors on the yard cabinet. Two of the sidings need to be put in, bridges, building, drip irrigation, lighting, etc. But I am running trains on the majority of what will be my layout. Problem is I am two busy running trains to work on the other stuff.

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    • June 5, 2018 3:29 PM EDT
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      John Caughey said:
      Joe Zullo said:

      I don't know about some guys not wanting you to have your day in the sun. I for one was happy to see you actually running your railroad. Improvements are an ongoing thing on any railroad. Just look at what John is accomplishing at his place! Have we seen a video of his latest reincarnation of his railroad yet? I don't think so (I could be wrong), but he never pinned a finish date on it either. (John, just pulling your chain)

      Since I'm a perpetual builder, a date would be folly, besides that's a date somebody else will fill in... when the old sourdough punches his last ticket. I do have a short vid of a loco on my phone, but it's as shaky as can be...

      Best vids were when my two late friends came over and ran their trains here. Boy I wish they could come again...

      Oh yeah, Devon; great job and an outstanding finish.

      I'm happy for you.

      John, I plan to be a perpetual builder also. This is not only just reality its is the desire. I don't want this to be "done". I like you plan to work on it all the way to the grave. Running trains is only so much fun. creating and dreaming are far more entertaining. My fixed deadline was only because I wanted to have it running for a club meeting which would have been a reality had my health not gone south. We could have had trains on it by the intended deadline. Now that the "deadline" has come and past I like you will have no more deadlines when it comes to my RR. Just not how I want it to be. Like you I want to do what I want, how I want, on my time table.

       

      I know you are, and always have been, in my corner. We have a history no one else knows about that keeps us both going.

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    • June 5, 2018 4:22 PM EDT
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      Devon Sinsley said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      OH YEAH ITS JULY 9TH 2017. LOOKS LIKE I MADE MY DEADLINE.

      I would like to piont everyone's attention to this small detail posted last year. The title of this article is Building the CR&N Deadline: July 2017. I don't want to go looking for it but at no point did I say that finished meant landscaping and buildings and all that it will ever have. I remember distinctly making the comment that I would not have all of the decorating done, all I wanted was a working layout. Which I had, by the deadline. Now you may not have gotten photo evidence of it but that is of no concern to me because you could have come and seen it for yourself.  So if you haven't then poo on you. Now there are a few details to attend to. Painting and putting doors on the yard cabinet. Two of the sidings need to be put in, bridges, building, drip irrigation, lighting, etc. But I am running trains on the majority of what will be my layout. Problem is I am two busy running trains to work on the other stuff.

      yea yea yea, yadda yadda blah blah. Without pictures it didn't happen. You know the rules.

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    • June 5, 2018 4:48 PM EDT
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      Apparently it takes photos, video, a Nat Geo documentary, and a congressional letter of approval for you Maynard. BTW where are the pictures of the deer damaging your tracks, Hmmmmm, guess it didn't happen and you just are to busy Devoning to run trains and don't want to admit it. More Butt Modeling I see.

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at June 5, 2018 6:42 PM EDT
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    • June 5, 2018 6:42 PM EDT
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      Well Played Devon ..Well Played .

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    • June 6, 2018 5:05 AM EDT
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Apparently it takes photos, video, a Nat Geo documentary, and a congressional letter of approval for you Maynard. BTW where are the pictures of the deer damaging your tracks, Hmmmmm, guess it didn't happen and you just are to busy Devoning to run trains and don't want to admit it. More Butt Modeling I see.

      The rule is, without pictures it didn't happen. I didn't make the rules.

      I did post pictures of the damage.

      As for Butt Modeling, I am in the process of building a new bridge, and I went rock fishing so that I have rock to build/rebuild the abutments.

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    • June 6, 2018 9:19 AM EDT
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      David Maynard said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Apparently it takes photos, video, a Nat Geo documentary, and a congressional letter of approval for you Maynard. BTW where are the pictures of the deer damaging your tracks, Hmmmmm, guess it didn't happen and you just are to busy Devoning to run trains and don't want to admit it. More Butt Modeling I see.

      The rule is, without pictures it didn't happen. I didn't make the rules.

      I did post pictures of the damage.

      As for Butt Modeling, I am in the process of building a new bridge, and I went rock fishing so that I have rock to build/rebuild the abutments.

      You didn't post pictures of the deer. So as a far as I know YOU did the damage just to get out of having to run trains. No pictures of deer= no deer damage. Besides how long ago was that. Its June. Lets get with the program. Is it done yet.

       

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      Devon Sinsley said:
      ....No pictures of deer= no deer damage. ....

       

         Santa doesn't allow pictures.

       

        

       

       

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    • June 6, 2018 2:00 PM EDT
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      Devon Sinsley said:
      David Maynard said:
      Devon Sinsley said:

      Apparently it takes photos, video, a Nat Geo documentary, and a congressional letter of approval for you Maynard. BTW where are the pictures of the deer damaging your tracks, Hmmmmm, guess it didn't happen and you just are to busy Devoning to run trains and don't want to admit it. More Butt Modeling I see.

      The rule is, without pictures it didn't happen. I didn't make the rules.

      I did post pictures of the damage.

      As for Butt Modeling, I am in the process of building a new bridge, and I went rock fishing so that I have rock to build/rebuild the abutments.

      You didn't post pictures of the deer. So as a far as I know YOU did the damage just to get out of having to run trains. No pictures of deer= no deer damage. Besides how long ago was that. Its June. Lets get with the program. Is it done yet.

       

      I also didn't post picture of me gluing together the bridge parts, just pictures of them glued together. So now are you going to say someone else is building my bridge while I just sit on my butt? I don't know about your part of the planet, but round these parts deer come out mostly at night. Mostly at night I sleep. So I never saw the hoofed rat in question, ah, um, deer in question. 

       

      I am trying to get with the program. There were other factors that delayed the rehabbing of the railroad. If they had not come into play, I would be running trains by now.

       

      No, not yet. Soon. (notice I did not put a hard and fast date on that answer.)

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    • June 6, 2018 2:10 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

       

      No, not yet. Soon. (notice I did not put a hard and fast date on that answer.)

      Fair enough. And I am sorry the hooved demons destroyed your layout. I have already witnessed what one little agile 30# blue heeler can do. I can't imagine equally agile 300# deer playing on my layout. i do hope you get it up an running. Soon. 

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