Garden railroad, take 2

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:43 PM
Thanks, Paul, and to you as well! Eric
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, May 8, 2020 1:36 PM

Haven't worked on the railroad in a while.Been researching, and getting some great ideas ! Here's some observations:

I've been looking at you tube a lot. The RhB is probably as popular in Europe as Colorado Narrow Gauge is in the States. I've seen many garden lines in Europe that are RhB based, and many versions of the Helix at Brusio on the Bernina Pass line. And many concrete viaducts !

 Eric, Harzer Schmalspurbahnen has a huge following in Europe as well. Check out you tube ! They have nice looking cars !

All this is getting me fired up to get back at it !

more to follow....

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Friday, May 8, 2020 11:55 PM

Paul,

 

It's all in the name - Oberammergau, Ogden & Olamana RR - reflecting where it's been and where it is going. I am in the slow process of "Hawaiian-izing" things, and you'd have me go backwards! You're a real horrible influence!Stick out tongue

 

Seriously, because of the legacy gear, we tend to go all in European or all in US / Hawaii on any given day.  I never made it a rule.  The crew just noticed what looked "right" together.  Anyway, as we used to say, Harzschallspurbahn, oh, yeah...somebody hide the VISA!

 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:09 PM

Break's over!  Time to get back to work !

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:12 PM

First, I gave my wood a good shellacking...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:18 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:21 PM

Hope to be able to pick up the supplies this week to extend...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:24 PM

My " Zahnradbahn" !

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Sunday, May 17, 2020 1:38 AM
Running trains took second place to going to our long "kapu" (closed) beaches today. Nice to run vicariously through you!
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:13 PM

So, I loaded up on supplies on Monday. I have 2 weeks off, and will try to push ahead as much as possible, before the weather turns scorching hot...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:17 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:22 PM

I have extended end of track, and tapered off the gradient...

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:28 PM

The next segment is a 180 of LGB R2 track.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:33 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:37 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:48 PM

Back at it tomorrow...

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:08 AM
Are you planning to taper it off in a station or in a dead-ended "tunnel to nowhere?"
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:13 PM

All I can say is :

the plan is...

to have no plan !  Many, many ideas in my mind. Sometimes, as I build, I find it's too difficult, or not feasible. Or, I just get a better idea.

But, for now, my idea is to swing a 180 degree turn, and shoot the track back out to the front to terminate. This would be considered " phase one" for this railroad, and I would just focus on detailing things out. There will be a town, or village at the terminus. Many ideas for that. 
The way it turns out will be a surprise to me as well !

Paul

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, May 22, 2020 10:22 PM

Today's sweat....

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, May 22, 2020 10:26 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, May 22, 2020 10:32 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, May 22, 2020 10:37 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, May 22, 2020 10:43 PM

Onward and upward, as they say...

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Friday, May 22, 2020 11:25 PM
Cool! Looks like it is terminating in the Taj Mahal!
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Posted by York1 on Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:30 AM

Nice work.  Thanks for keeping us up-to-date with the pictures.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:54 AM

Thanks guys !

 Not to let the cat out of the bag, but...

the tops of the posts have been left in as a scenic element. They can be painted as Swiss style buildings. You can see the roof and the sides. Although, at this location, they may be covered with a pseudo rock like material. Haven't decided yet...

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:15 PM

Paul,

I hadn't thought of that...You could easily shape those post tops to look like Zwiebelturn / Onion Towers common to Catholic churches in Bavaria, Austria, and Switzerland. Maybe you could have a magnet trigger a woman's choir singing "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" as the train passes! Big Smile

Off to assembe my Civil War uniform for a Memorial Day service just now.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:13 PM

It occurred to me when I looked at those posts one day.

Think of the money I can save on structures!!!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:14 PM

Here's the new

end of track.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:17 PM

And, we're not done yet!

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