The very last Rebuild.

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The very last Rebuild.
Posted by dwbeckett on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 8:39 AM

I have said it before and hope not to say it again. this is the very last time the Delta Northern will be rebuilt. Constuction will start on or about 1 Dec 2111. The plan is to raise my track level 16 or 24 inch's above it's current level. The new DNRR wil be a folded dog bone with a loop-to-loop in the center. This concept will permit 2 trains to run all track powered with littel intervention. The main problem I see is building two sections of  free standing wall that don't look like leggos. Any workable suggestion's will be considered. Once I draw a track plan I will post it. For now one section will be as big as 3/4 of a 9ft diamiter loop with a 8ft loop added . That section will go around the Lemon Tree.  the other free standing section is a combination part 10ft and part 9ft with a part 9ft and 8ft loop added .Both loops will be viewed from both sides.  All of the rest will be easy since the viewing angel is from  the inside ..

Dave

The head is gray, hands don't work , back is weak, legs give out, eyes are gone, money go's and my wife still love's Me.

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Posted by dwbeckett on Monday, September 19, 2016 5:28 PM
The Delta Northern still lives after three years of total neglect I have restored the rail road and I can run trains still cleaning up the mess

The head is gray, hands don't work , back is weak, legs give out, eyes are gone, money go's and my wife still love's Me.

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Monday, September 26, 2016 3:15 AM

I used half hollow tile for the gardend bead (~18") then spread dyed mortar mix on it.  Were I naught but a rookie, it might have looked more like rock.  Even at that, it is a whole lot better than bare tile! I admit cost of materials drove my choices; there are more aesthetically pleasing ways to do it.  Had cash been plentiful, I would've used lava rock.

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Monday, September 26, 2016 3:16 AM
Whoops! Missed the time delta on these posts! Sorry!
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Posted by dwbeckett on Thursday, February 08, 2018 5:31 PM
The Delta Northern still lives, ran some trains today, without cleaning the rails, I love my stainless steel track.

The head is gray, hands don't work , back is weak, legs give out, eyes are gone, money go's and my wife still love's Me.

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