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June Progress Report:

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June Progress Report:
Posted by Road Foreman of Engines on Sunday, June 4, 2023 6:05 PM

....nothing.... but in all fairness, I've had a lot on my plate. Worked on the garden railroad extensively last year, this year I'm operating it usually twice a week. And, I'm experimenting with letting some of the shrubbery grow out, to partially hide the original section of the layout, and create a hidden alcove! Things evolve...It will soon be too hot, and I'll take cover inside and work on the indoor layout.

  Also, we went to Japan last week. Went to the train museum in Nagoya; fantastic! Took a fast ride on the Shinkansen, N700S. It is wicked fast! Most exhilarating!...just another one of my weaknesses.....

Paul

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Sunday, June 11, 2023 12:58 PM

Welcome home, Paul!  Looking forward to seeing how that shrubbery impacts the visuals of your layout!

 

Eric

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Posted by Road Foreman of Engines on Monday, June 12, 2023 9:31 AM

Hi Eric,

 by coincidence, my laziness in trimming some of the foliage has morphed into: " hey, that looks kinda cool"...

and so, it has come to pass....

Paul

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Friday, July 21, 2023 2:53 AM

Hey, Paul,

 

Any updates?  One of the boys and I took on a project that has kept me busier than I thought it would.  I was hoping someone made some progress this summer!

 

Eric

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Posted by Road Foreman of Engines on Friday, July 21, 2023 2:14 PM

Hi Eric,

 it's been broiling hot outside! I have been just watering a few plants, and coming back inside. Haven't run the G in at least 3 weeks, due to the heat. But,Iwant to....

  Some bushes are getting huge, and overgrown. I'll have to trim it up when the heat breaks....

  Working inside the train room, and hunkering down for the Summer...

Paul

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Friday, July 28, 2023 3:27 AM

Better excuse than mine, Paul!  Basically, I bit off more than I could chew when I promised my boy to make a submarine-carrying car.  The submarine he built from ovaltine cans and broken epee parts required a lowered, articulated car!  

Here's the submarine in its cradle:

 

We made two  platforms to sit over LGB archbar trucks, and we cut some "swing bars" to connect it all together.  The whole deserves and will get a separate post in time.  This has been an iterative project made challenging by the size of his submarine!

Stay cool!

Eric

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Posted by Road Foreman of Engines on Friday, July 28, 2023 6:23 PM

That's a fun project! Please show more when you have a minute.

  I am waiting for the heat to break, and ready to get back outside again, when it's pleasant enough to be out there....

Paul

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