Rack 'em up !!!

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, January 31, 2020 8:29 PM

You can see how it wants to slant inward. This is after correcting as much as possible. It 'S a cool looking effect, though.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, January 31, 2020 8:35 PM

 I think this is the start of many fun times in the garden !

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Sunday, February 2, 2020 12:46 AM
Yes, it certainly is a good start to good times in the garden! I had to chuckle inward at the rocks...I thought I was the only person that had to pay through the nose for rocks, even local rocks! I ended up salvaging broken concrete chunks and demolished lava stone features from across the neighborhood. I took a couple years to get the landscape where we wanted it, but it happened. - Eric
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, February 2, 2020 11:55 AM

You see rocks in nature, and you think of them as being free !!

I could buy a really nice engine for the price of those rocks !!!

Paul

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Monday, February 3, 2020 12:37 AM
Add in transoceanic shipping and the Jones act, and you can see why I used broken concrete!
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:56 PM

 Taking a break from painting the mural/ backdrop, at least until we get more paints. This section is a transition piece for the cog line.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:03 PM

 The cog line currently terminates on a 16.5% grade. This transition will taper off the grade before going into a 180degree curve of LGB R2 track.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:10 PM

Extremely complex track geometry from here on. Thsee sections will be prefabricated. The ascending 180degree curve will need correction to keep the inner and outer rails somewhat level.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:19 PM

 The plan is to have the cog line double back and cross over itself. Then terminate at the front near the grass and transformer station at a height about 5.5 feet. This leaves open the option of someday extending an elevated line out over the grass...possibly...

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:47 AM
Whoa....way beyond my skill level and tool set! Glad to see that I am not the only one suffering from lack of supplies. I've got a couple of projects on hold until things reopen. Eric
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, April 19, 2020 9:46 PM

 I'm happy how this turned out. Still on hold for more supplies and materials, but I have a clear vision of how to proceed.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Sunday, April 19, 2020 9:51 PM

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