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jbvb
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Posted - 04/22/2014 :  11:00:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks nice. Since one leg of this July's trip to Cleveland will be via Pittsburgh, perhaps I'll get a chance to see it in person.


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Vagel Keller
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Posted - 05/29/2014 :  2:02:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vagel Keller's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Time for a quick update.

Earlier in the month, John Polyak snapped a shot of me working on the rock outcrop on the ridge above Springtown:



Here's the result of about an hour and a half work, after it had dried for 24 hours:





A week later, we made another 140 puffball trees (total so far approx. 1,400). A couple fly-over's of the nursery:





Yesterday, I mixed up another batch of ground goop and planted some of those trees to fill in the area below the rock outcrop on Richmond Hill, around the corner from Springtown:





That's it for now.



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MarkF
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Posted - 05/29/2014 :  7:03:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great progress Vagel! I'll bet you think you make a lot of puffballs...until you plant them on the layout and then wonder where they all went, right? I'll be facing that problem in the near future.

Mark

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Vagel Keller
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Posted - 06/06/2014 :  5:47:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vagel Keller's Homepage  Reply with Quote
These big hillsides DO eat puffballs, Mark. I've used at least 125 so far on this Richmond Hill knob. I had another ground goop/puffball planting session on this Wednesday, which depleted the stock enough that we'll have another puffball-making session in the near future.

Here's a couple update shots of the area I've been fixated on the past several weeks. Still lots to do here ...






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MarkF
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Posted - 06/06/2014 :  6:04:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, for what it's worth Vagel, your progress is evident and it looks great!

Mark

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George D
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Posted - 06/06/2014 :  8:02:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The hillside is looking good. It's a nice 3D backdrop.

George



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jbvb
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Posted - 06/07/2014 :  02:19:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
On parts of hills that are relatively near to scale-size objects, would it save work to make larger puffballs? This would only be useful if the a 2" or 3" puffball would take the same effort as a 1" and manage to look like a somewhat bigger/nearer treetop.


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AVRR-PA
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Posted - 06/07/2014 :  12:05:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I hung out a Vagel's last Wednesday while he applied ground goop and planted trees. It was a nice way to spend time. The "opening shot" (first thing you see when you come through the outer door) is really moving along!

Don



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Vagel Keller
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Posted - 07/03/2014 :  09:58:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vagel Keller's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Quick update on the Richmond Hill/Springtown puffball forestation project. I finally filled in the last patch yesterday when Don was here, expending the remains from the last puffball-making session. So, at least there'll be something for the group to do next Wednesday.





Next project is to address that bilious aquamarine brook and surrounding terrain:




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MarkF
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Posted - 07/03/2014 :  10:54:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks great Vagel! Excellent progress. So I have to ask; have you guys done any more operating on the layout?

Mark

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AVRR-PA
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Posted - 07/03/2014 :  11:13:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I had a good time hanging out with Vagel yesterday, even though all I did was drink his soda and eat his cookies and chat with him.

Don



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George D
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Posted - 07/03/2014 :  11:51:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AVRR-PA

I had a good time hanging out with Vagel yesterday, even though all I did was drink his soda and eat his cookies and chat with him.

Don



Cookies! When's the next work session?

Nice progress, Vagel. A hillside like that can sure eat up puffballs.

George



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Vagel Keller
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Posted - 07/03/2014 :  3:46:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vagel Keller's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MarkF

That looks great Vagel! Excellent progress. So I have to ask; have you guys done any more operating on the layout?



<sigh> No formal sessions since my last post on the subject in the Ops SIG Forum. It's in the works, though ...



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 07/03/2014 :  8:32:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lookin' good, Vagel!

Pete
in Michigan



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Vagel Keller
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Posted - 07/17/2014 :  2:21:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vagel Keller's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Don called in with a Dr's excused absence yesterday, so all I did was run a train on the ore branch. I posted an illustrated narrative on the B&SGE Ops thread in the Layout Design/Ops SIG forum.

Off to scout camp for another two weeks; c'ya when I get back.



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