Update of the R&S-RR

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Update of the R&S-RR
Posted by Rex in Pinetop on Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:41 PM

 

This is the icehouse I built this year.

https://link.shutterfly.com/5s6tk8Y1F7

Obviously I'm not getting the hang of posting pictures. Help!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:56 AM

So far, so good. I saw your icehouse, looks great!

Instructions for Shutterfly:

1. Log in

2. Go to Accounts

3. Scroll down to share sites

4. select make a free share site, create it and name it

5. select add pictures to site, select location of pictures, select pictures,upload

6. with site created and pictures loaded, select first picture to share and open picture

7. with picture open, select copy

( right click on PC, or touch picture on iPad)

8. Log into GRW forum and paste picture

( with reply or text box open, go to insert image, paste link copied previously)

hope this helps

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Posted by Rex in Pinetop on Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:59 PM

So if I did this right this should be a picture of my icehouse.

 

icehouse

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Posted by Rex in Pinetop on Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:54 PM

But it was not a picture.  Only a link.  The site did not let me copy the picture because:

You must have another picture section on a site where you have permission to make changes in order to copy.

??

Rex

 

 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:59 PM

Rex, what I think may have happened:

when you create a share site, make sure it says" anyone with this URL can view"

at least that's my best guess. It's a message about permissions. It must be open to all users. Please check.

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Monday, June 29, 2020 1:45 AM
Rex, keep up the good fight with the websites! Your model is fantastic!
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Posted by Rex in Pinetop on Monday, June 29, 2020 1:37 PM

This is the famers market.  One side has flowers and hardware.  The other side has produce.

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Posted by Rex in Pinetop on Monday, June 29, 2020 1:45 PM

This is my signature helix or what we call the "Troll Garden".  The shay is pulling the log train on the upper deck of this 2 and a half turn helix.  Most of the flowers are annuals so must be planted each year.  This gives me a chance to change the character of the garden each year.  There are all kinds of characters in the garden too - dragons, unicorns, faries, princesses, and of course trolls.  See what you can find.

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Posted by Rex in Pinetop on Monday, June 29, 2020 2:01 PM

This truck is a model of my brother-in-law's self loader so we had to have it on our layout.  The helix is in the background as is some of the cribbing.  Lot s of pine needles too I see.  The building above the caboose is a wharehouse and the building further back is a full-scale house.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, June 29, 2020 6:47 PM

Rex in Pinetop

This is the famers market.  One side has flowers and hardware.  The other side has produce.

BuildingsRex

Rex in Pinetop


Your structures look fantastic!

very nice!

Paul

This is the famers market.  One side has flowers and hardware.  The other side has produce.

Rex

 

 

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Monday, June 29, 2020 10:41 PM
Rex, LOVE it! The helix is really cool, and it sets off and sets up your fairy garden wonderfully! I keep trying to tell the odd person that inquires out here that a railroad need not have a historical theme to be fun run and challenging to build. No recruits to the hobby yet, but your photos are a another round in the bandolier! Eric
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Posted by Rex in Pinetop on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:22 PM

Here is an updated picture of my scratch built "Grand Hotel".  Rex

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:06 PM

Very nice model!

Scratch building can be a lot of fun! You can get exactly what you need this way, and unique.

I like it!

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Posted by Rex in Pinetop on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:28 AM

Thanks Paul,

We had to leave the mountains/RR early this year - my wife had to have shoulder replaced.  We brought all the houses in and turned off the irrigation as it freezes pretty hard up there.  It was a little early to turn off the water so may not have any plants for next year.  Anyone know how long evergreens will last without water?  Our forest was doing so well.

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:13 PM

Rex,

 

Sorry to hear about the change in plans due to life circumstances.  I hope your wife's surgery went well and that she is on the road to recovery.

 

I wish I could offer some thoughts on your forest.  We cannot grow evergreens, but, if our rosemary serves as a rough analog, it can take some real abuse and still come back.

 

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Posted by Rex in Pinetop on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:58 PM

Wife's surgery went well.  Thanks for asking.  This is her left shoulder this time.  She had the right one done last December.  Unlike knee and rotator cup operations the replacement takes a long time to recover from.  She has to wait 7 weeks before getting out of the sling and into PT.  She is my chief roofer so unfortunately no shingles for another year. 

This year I'm planning a major water feature instead of a building to add to our layout.  I'll be putting the plans together and acquiring pumps, pipes, and other building materials but can't start building until we go back up to the mountains next May.

Rex

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