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Ogden & Cache Valley RR - Layout Construction

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Posted by carl425 on Sunday, December 2, 2018 12:41 PM

Maybe he said something controversial and got banned?

 
Imagine sitting in your desk chair at your computer.  You're admiring the brilliant quip you've just posted. Suddenly the wall behind you explodes.  You turn around and see the room filling with smoke.  Laser rangefinders are streaking through the thick cloud probing the room.  Out of the smoke steps a tall, dark, imposing figure – half man, half machine – WITH RED HAIR.  He points the weapon on his robotic arm at you. A green dot appears in the middle of your forehead. In a monotone, almost synthetic voice he says…
 
“I am Otte of Borg.  Impertinence is futile.  You will be moderated!”
 
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Posted by mammay76 on Sunday, December 2, 2018 12:17 PM

Just spent the past few hours reading this thread! Amazing layout, Hope to see him around soon!

Joe

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Providence & Worcester Railroad

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Posted by ROBERT PETRICK on Sunday, December 2, 2018 12:02 PM

I don't think it's time to panic just yet. There are literally hundreds of routine, mundane tasks that need to be done on a layout this size; tasks that might fall under the category of grunt work. Most of these tasks are not very photogenic, and describing them won't do much to advance the narrative . . . "Well, I spackled 47 recessed screw heads in the deck today so that I could apply ground foam." Not too exciting. That famous post from last December contained a ton of new info, covering many aspects of the layout build. Maybe the next post will as well.

He mentioned that work and domestic duties were calling, as they always do. I, personally, have to waste a lot of time every week at my day job, so I can understand how layout progress might get a little shunted sometimes.

I see no particular reason to assume he is doing no work at all or had abandoned the effort entirely. I find it hard to believe burnout has occured. Certainly no reason to contemplate Dead . Dang!

Robert

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Sunday, December 2, 2018 10:23 AM

rrebell
 
MisterBeasley

The post at the top of the previous page said he was taking time for other projects until December. 

Wrong, he was talking about last Dec.

Even so, he has taken breaks before.  So hopefully that is it, and not Dead

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Posted by rrebell on Saturday, December 1, 2018 9:15 PM

MisterBeasley

The post at the top of the previous page said he was taking time for other projects until December.

 

Wrong, he was talking about last Dec.

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:31 PM

Again, obviously there are lots of possible reasons, some not to pleasant to consider.

BUT, posting detailed info on the internet is time consuming, no mater your typing or computer skills.

Maybe it is as simple as he is busy with other things, and layout progress or no, does not have the time for posting - sometimes our priorities change......

Sheldon

 

    

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Saturday, December 1, 2018 6:10 PM

The post at the top of the previous page said he was taking time for other projects until December.

It takes an iron man to play with a toy iron horse. 

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Posted by richhotrain on Saturday, December 1, 2018 9:49 AM

I always had the impression that the Onewolf layout, as well as the Michael Rose layout, were too big and moving along too fast to keep their builders from exhausting themselves. I suspect that is what happened - - layout burnout.

Rich

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Posted by rrebell on Saturday, December 1, 2018 8:56 AM

Not only was it a big layout but the quality seemed like it was heading to the top.

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Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Saturday, December 1, 2018 3:15 AM

railandsail

Does seem odd that he would be so involved in building a big layout and then no postings in so long?

 

My thoughts exactly. I hope nothing bad happened to him. 

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Posted by railandsail on Friday, November 30, 2018 9:56 PM

Does seem odd that he would be so involved in building a big layout and then no postings in so long?

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, November 30, 2018 7:40 PM

I had a friend of mine who knows Doug and has been to his house several times send an email to try to find out what's going on. He didn't get any response. Don't know what to make of it.

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Posted by rrebell on Friday, November 23, 2018 8:13 AM

personally tried to geta (i'm still here) from him, nadda. One of the troubles with online forums and their small comunitys is you never really know the person and unless you get an online connection to a freind of theirs, you never know as someone can be here one day and disapear the next. The answer can be anything from work to things we don't want to consider.

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Posted by tedtedderson on Thursday, November 22, 2018 9:55 PM

Santa Fe all the way!

Is anyone else really disappointed that this thread is evidently over? I looked forward to each and every update. Bummer☹️

 

I think earlier in the thread he mentioned his job is pretty involved at times.  Plus, judging by the photos on his website link in his signature, he's got quite a few hobbies.  

Hopefully it's premature to say it's over. But I also looked forward to updates.  Pretty cool setup to say the least.  

T e d

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Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Thursday, November 22, 2018 5:20 PM

Is anyone else really disappointed that this thread is evidently over? I looked forward to each and every update. Bummer☹️

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Posted by ROBERT PETRICK on Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:45 PM

ATLANTIC CENTRAL
Santa Fe all the way!

I don't think that somebody would go to all the trouble to build a special building to house their layout, spend a large amount of money, and spend a large amount of time building and documenting, Just to lose interest and stop?? 

Agreed, but they may loose interest, or lack the time/desire to continue sharing every detail on the internet.........

Sheldon

Or they simply might not have anything particularly interesting to report in a new post.

I've been doing quite a bit of work on my layout lately, but almost nobody other than me would see much difference. Well . . . actually, not quite a bit of work. But some. Wyoming has a very short summer and I've had to waste a lot of time doing outdoor work in the general category of domestic tranquility and real estate equity preservation.

I expect both the pace and the scope of MRR work to pick up shortly, but that might not translate into new forum postings.

Robert 

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:25 PM

Santa Fe all the way!

I don't think that somebody would go to all the trouble to build a special building to house their layout, spend a large amount of money, and spend a large amount of time building and documenting, Just to lose interest and stop?? 

 

Agreed, but they may loose interest, or lack the time/desire to continue sharing every detail on the internet.........

Sheldon

    

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Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:03 PM

I don't think that somebody would go to all the trouble to build a special building to house their layout, spend a large amount of money, and spend a large amount of time building and documenting, Just to lose interest and stop?? 

Come on CMW, make a '41-'46 Chevy school bus!
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Posted by riogrande5761 on Sunday, October 7, 2018 8:54 PM

No.

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Saturday, October 6, 2018 9:47 PM

Sometimes people just loose interest in the internet...........

Notice how much less I post?

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Friday, October 5, 2018 12:26 PM

Water Level Route
 
Santa Fe all the way!
Starting to worry 

I'll say.  I just checked the wesite listed on One Wolf's signature.  Nothing new there either.

Me too.  His last post at another forum was likewise, about six months ago.

I haven't seen anything by Pastor Bob in a few years either.  Sigh

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Posted by Water Level Route on Thursday, October 4, 2018 8:38 AM

Santa Fe all the way!
Starting to worry

I'll say.  I just checked the wesite listed on One Wolf's signature.  Nothing new there either.

Mike

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Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 11:29 PM

Anything new? Starting to worry

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Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Friday, August 24, 2018 12:48 PM

It's been about 5 months, anything new? 

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Monday, July 9, 2018 1:28 PM

Onewolf.  Just curious, why did you go with insulfrog Peco's rather than electro frog?

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Posted by rtrowbridge on Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:06 PM

Same here. I stumbled across this thread looking for a map of the Cache Valley Branch. I live in the area and have a small N scale layout representing the branch.

I'm really curious as to what towns besides Ogden, Franklin, and Brigham are going to be represented on the layout. I live a bit North of Cache Junction (where the branch splits off) where there's a siding on the Ogden Subdivision for a feed mill.

It's too bad the layout is meant for 1957. A decade earlier and he could have included the Utah and Idaho Interurban railway. An electric line paralleling his mainline for much of the way could have been fun.

This is an old document, but it describes the geology of the area for when scenery building starts.

https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/geology/publications/bul/612/sec20.htm

SpaceMouse

Wow!

I just spent 3 hours of my layout building time reading through this thread beginning to end. What can I say? I was late to the party. 

I have only one question.

Did anyone else get dizzy watching the mainline video when the train was going thfough the helix?

 

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Posted by SpaceMouse on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 1:12 PM

Wow!

I just spent 3 hours of my layout building time reading through this thread beginning to end. What can I say? I was late to the party. 

I have only one question.

Did anyone else get dizzy watching the mainline video when the train was going thfough the helix?

Chip

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Posted by RWSlater on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:36 AM

The round house and turntable look great.

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 5:50 AM

Most excellent roundhouse.  Amazing job.

I enjoy your regular construction updates.  Keep'em coming.

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Posted by Santa Fe all the way! on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:39 PM

Love the roundhouse/turntable!! 

Come on CMW, make a '41-'46 Chevy school bus!

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