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MarkF
Engineer

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Posted - 04/09/2012 :  2:20:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good to hear from you guys. I'm sure there must be a lot to show off. How about some pictures?

Mark

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Rick A
Engine Wiper

Posted - 04/09/2012 :  3:55:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have some shots I took a couple of weeks ago, but with the progress we have made, those are now out dated. So I will try and remember to bring my camera to the Club tonight and get some shots.

Rick



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anbhurst
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Posted - 04/10/2012 :  6:39:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rick A

I have some shots I took a couple of weeks ago, . .Rick



Rick passed to me the following pictures and captions for posting here at the beginning of February
just before my wife was to have a stem-cell transplant. This is my first real break since, so I hope
they will be a good introduction to the pictures he is taking this week. The layout is developing so
fast that it's hard to keep up with it, . .that's great news!


Foundations for the big canyon between Gates and Detroit. Note temporary Lyons staging.


Curves and profile boards at Fox Valley, between (new) Lyons and Mill City.


Playing with tracks and mill buildings for Frank Lumber, trying to find room for a credible log deck.


More spline going in at Gates, which will temporarily become the eastern terminus of the CCW.


The 'big curve' looking east through the Mill City site.


First train through Mill City, running on a "work between Fox Valley and Gates" warrant.




Allen
Modeling the East in the West on the Northeastern Pacific RIM, Oregon, that is!

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MarkF
Engineer

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Posted - 04/11/2012 :  10:51:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the pics Allen! I for one enjoy seeing the progress people make on their layouts. Its not only fun to see, but motivating! Its great to see areas in the 'thinking' stage develope into finished scenes, so don't be shy with the pictures, even if that are outdated.

Mark

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Rick A
Engine Wiper

Posted - 06/16/2012 :  10:53:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Here is a Youtube video of the layout in action taken back in February. Its not a regular operating session.

I didn't even know that this video existed. Some nice camera work.



http://youtu.be/nVJEW6oZ-qo



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MarkF
Engineer

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Posted - 06/16/2012 :  10:35:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The only thing better than the pics is a video! Well done, whoever did it. It would be nice to see a 'walking tour' of your layout. From the early construction pics, I remember your layout is HUGE and it's obvious you guys have gotten a lot done. It would be nice to see it from the 'visitors' perspective, walking around the layout.

Mark

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gregnarrowgauge
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Posted - 06/17/2012 :  12:13:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a lovely video, Rick.
Though my tastes run to narrow gauge steam, the video is beautifully shot and edited.
Congratulations to who ever did it.
I second Mark's comment...Its such a special layout that I for one would love to see more of it.

Thanks
Greg In Australia



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Rick A
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Posted - 06/17/2012 :  11:41:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have one member who works for the railroad, he can't make our regular operating sessions. So he and a couple of his co-workers come down after hours on Saturday's occasionally, they bring their own motive power and run the equipment around the layout, they are pretty careful to put the equipment back where they found it. I need to find out which one of the group did the video and try and get him to maybe video a regular operating session, which can include a walking tour as you suggested Mark.

A progress report, we completed phase II of the layout construction and have one operating session under our belt with the phase II addition. Which makes for a lot longer running times, more track warrents written (109 at the last session), plus now the dispatchers have to get used to dispatching a single track railroad, which is a big change from the Phase I portion which was mostly double track.

We have now set our sights on completion of the entire mainline by the 2015 NMRA National Convention in Portland. The scenery won't be complete, but since we will be entertaining model railroaders, they appreciate looking at the different phases of layout construction.



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Rick A
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  2:43:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A note to let everyone know that we are still around and are well ahead of schedule on getting the mainline completed by the 2015 NMRA National in Portland. At some point I will post pictures of the progress......I have to remember to bring my camera.

Rick



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MarkF
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Posted - 10/24/2012 :  01:22:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It would be great to see some pics of your progress Rick. I'm sure it will be a treat!

Mark

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Rick A
Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/23/2012 :  6:04:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This afternoon we finished and video and interview segment with Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine. I am told that it will be in the February issue of MRH.

Rick



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Rick A
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/23/2012 :  1:34:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well....we averted a major disaster. Last week we noticed a small water leak in the electrical closet in our crew lounge, the crew lounge is in the basement of the building next to the community center. Right above the electrical closet is the kitchen and when we checked the possible source of the leak, it pointed to the sink in the kitchen. We called the caretaker who sent someone out the next day, he found that the nut that connects the flex tubing to the cold water shut-off under the sink was leaking. When he tried to tighten the nut, it busted apart, shooting water everywhere.....thankfully the shut-off valve is right there, so disaster averted. If it had not been checked, it could have blown off at anytime causing a major flood. This exact same thing happened 9 years ago that caused the major flood in the community center.


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dlwrailfan1
Crew Chief

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Posted - 12/23/2012 :  2:07:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit dlwrailfan1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Luck was with you!

My club GATSME is seeing a leak from above, as our new landlord has no interest in repairing anything. Plastic sheets have been placed to divert the runoff. We are moving out by May 31, 2013.

Thanks again for continuing this thread.



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Rick A
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Posted - 02/06/2013 :  11:05:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The February issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine is out with a write up and video on the Club.


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Rick A
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/06/2013 :  1:19:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is the link to the video of the layout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWPbxVPmZlg



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