Garden railroad, take 2

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, May 31, 2020 6:08 PM

Thank you, it's been fun. I have a lot more ideas, but it may be getting too hot to work outside for a while. I'm just enjoying it as it is for now.

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Monday, June 1, 2020 1:35 AM

Postwar Paul

1. I like track cleaning ! Because, like a track walker, it gives me a chance to inspect every inch of the track work before sending a train out...

2. DRAMA...It was riveting! So, with the cog line, I feel DRAMA! It commands your attention, and you can't take your eyes off! DRAMA is good!

I am with you on your first point.  On your second point, just getting trains to run without stalling was sufficient drama for about the first four years!  Add in some toddlers and their not always well-behaved frieds, and I have had drama-a-plenty!  I'll live vicariously through you, for the moment!

 

Have a great week!

 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, June 14, 2020 4:43 PM

I've been touching up the paint.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, June 14, 2020 4:48 PM

I can also do portraits of Elvis on black velvet, and paintings of dogs playing poker...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, June 14, 2020 4:51 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, June 14, 2020 4:55 PM

Passenger service

DeLuxe, on the " Swiss-Colorado"

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, June 14, 2020 4:57 PM

Postwar Paul
I can also do portraits of Elvis on black velvet, and paintings of dogs playing poker...

 

When I first saw pictures of your railroad, I had no idea of your famous artistic background!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:01 PM

IndifferentI forgot to mention.... portraits of multi- colored Campbell soup cans....

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:02 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:11 PM

The list of upcoming projects:

1. Relocate one or two support posts

2. Extend the cog line 5 feet more

3. structures, Swiss style

4. details

5. build a control stand

and many more, I'm sure

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Monday, June 15, 2020 1:48 AM

Paul,

 

Your murals are really helping to create an illusion of space.  Maybe you could consider a few more big boulders to continue to block the view planes and enhance the illusion?   It works in our aquariums and in the space-constrained Triple O.

 

Aloha,

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Monday, June 15, 2020 5:43 PM

Thanks, Eric!  All great ideas ! I have some open areas that I occasionally fill with buildings, I keep them inside. I plan to build more structures, especially of the Swiss architectural styles. The fence posts that I cut before look like I can " fake" a hotel, or historical structure. I see the tower from the " Grand Hotel" in Interlaken in the fence post ! Not exact, but could probably make something passable for a background. When I fill in the structures, I can see how much space remains for my fake landscape boulders, and possibly purchase more.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, July 3, 2020 4:53 PM

" we ended up at the Grand Hotel, it was empty, cold and damp"

from " Smoke on the Water"

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, July 3, 2020 4:57 PM

Not too shabby for fence posts, and the parts bin!

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Friday, July 3, 2020 5:52 PM
Outstanding! Add "fence posts" to my list of "garden railway raw materials!"
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:22 PM

Don't laugh too hard...

it's not done yet!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:26 PM

Haven't even spiked down the rails yet.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:30 PM

Yep, I'm taking it to the next level....

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:35 PM

The new end of track. 55 inches from the base level.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:41 PM

The area in the center is a " duck under". I may actually have to pony up for rocks to cluster around the concrete footings.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:51 PM

 Completing this will be phase one for this railroad. 

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Posted by York1 on Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:14 PM

No laughing here.  I think it looks great.  Can a locomotive accidentally run off the high end of the track?

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:15 PM
Yeah, do you have a piece of dead track up there to serve as a safety?
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:36 PM

Yes, running the cog railway requires concentration, and no distractions.

I also have to make sure the " momentum " setting is turned off on the transformer.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:39 PM

PVT Kanaka
Yeah, do you have a piece of dead track up there to serve as a safety?
 

I'm not sure, but may put a station at the end of track. Mostly, I just have to pay attention! There will be an additional power feed to the track at this point.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:39 PM

Too hot to work outside last weekend. 104 degrees. Cooler this weekend. Spiked down my new track.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:42 PM

Test runs today.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:45 PM

We had a 4.2 quake last week, no problems!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:47 PM

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