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Reflecting……

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Reflecting……
Posted by Swiss-Colorado-Lines on Saturday, November 13, 2021 11:07 AM

This current garden railroad never fails to put a smile on my face.....

It is much smaller than the last: current 16x23, previous: 20x25. But it has so much more going on operationally,with the cog line. I like it better!

This next year I will probably retire, and hopefully can complete some of my unfinished projects. Many things unfinished in the train room.

And, I am already contemplating " Phase 2" of the garden line......

Paul

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:45 PM

Paul,

While not as close to retiring by a long shot, I am with you in that engaging in my hobby always brings a smile (one exception...tracking down the phantom break in power continuity through the rails!).

 

I have no Phase 2, as the yard is too small, but, like you I also try to look ahead to the next year.  A failed motive power project ate away my free time over the summer put me behind in the hobby sense of the word.  I have a series of projects intended to build skills and test materials "stepwise," in as much as no one failure blows my hobby funds for the year!  Having reached the constraints in terms of funds and storage space for tools and gotten a real sense of what is reliably available out here in terms of material, I have been able to reflect on what I CAN do as I steer our railroad gradually towards a reasonable impression of Hawaiian cane roads.

 

Eric

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Posted by Swiss-Colorado-Lines on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 10:11 PM

Eric,

  "Phase 2" is my pipe dream, which is how all my projects start. I get an idea, and then mull it over, and mull it over.. 

I've had this persistent idea that keeps resurfacing in my mind: another Main Line loop. On the grassy area in the main part of the yard. I want to be able to run longer trains at speed,which I used to be able on the previous railroad. And, to watch them from the patio table as we dine....

The  details haven't been worked out yet, but this is the concept. It will be in addition to the present railroad, yet not connected...

Paul

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