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  • Mark:

    A minimum of 11 to fill all the positions and the pool. At this session we had 17 for the Thursday and 18 for the Saturday session. Because of that, we double up on the pool crews, one is the engineer, the other is the conductor who writes out the track warrants, that way nearly everyone gets involved with the session.

    And it's less intimidating for a newcomer who doesn't know the layout or the operating scheme. He can be the engineer and can be teamed up with someone who know's the layout and know's how to fill out and read back track warrants. The newbe can listen in on the radio, learn the lingo and usually after a couple of pool trains they are ready to try their hand at conductor.

    Rick

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    • Its been a while since anything was posted. Just a short note to let everyone know that we are still here. We have been busy

      working on the layout, then taking a break for our monthly operating sessions, then back to work.

      I'd like to get one of our sessions on video so we can post it on YouTube.

      Rick

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      • That would be great Rick. I always enjoying seeing what you guys have been up to, and your progress has been amazing.

        A video tour of the railroad would be a real treat!
        Mark

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        • An up-date, here are some shots of the phase 2 construction of the layout.

          Looking west, Lebanon yard is on the left and the new Mill City area is on the right.



          Here is a shot from the east end of the newly installed Mill City benchwork.



          A shot of the turnback loop that is between Lyon's and Mill City.



          Another shot of the Mill City benchwork with the framing of the Woodburn Branch on the lower deck.



          I will post more shots as we progress with the construction. And at some point we will have a Youtube video

          of our operating sessions, we have some footage now but it needs to be edited.

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          • Thanks for the update Rick! Looking good. So I didn't know there was another level! Is there a helix somewhere?

            Also, how are those CFL lights working out for you guys? I'm getting ready to install lighting on my layout and I

            plan to use them.
            Mark

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            • There will be a 1 1/2 turn helix going down to the Woodburn branch, starting that project is not very far in the future.

              So far, the CFL lights are working out ok.

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              • Its been a while since pictures were post of the progress of the layout, so here goes.

                Here is a shot of the new Lyons benchwork, eventually there will be a large paper mill in lyons.



                This is the construction of the Woodburn Branch helix under Lyons. It will be

                a 2 1/2 turn helix to the Branch on the lower deck.



                This is a look at Fox Valley, this is a alcove where the mainline is coming east

                out of Lyons on the left, curves around to the right, then does a righthand turn-

                back into Mill City on the far right. Also the mainline will be on a 2% grade com-

                ing east out of Lyons with the summit of the grade in the center of the curve,

                then down grade 2% into the turnback loop on the right and into the west end

                of Mill City.



                Here is the Mill City area, the guys are putting in the homosote. Lebanon Yard is to the right.



                Another view of the Lyons Helix, looking toward Shelburn.



                And a nearly complete Irvinville.


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                • Hey Rick! It's great to see an update from you guys. Great progress!
                  Mark

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                  • Here are some pictures showing recent progress on our Santiam Pass layout:

                    Below, the completed scenery at Birdseye in Tallman.



                    Below, another shot of the spur at Birdseye.



                    Below, looking East toward Shelburn (on the back wall) and Brewster on to the

                    left; they were both a part of the layout's Phase 1 construction. The West end

                    of Mill City is on the right; it is a part of the layout's Phase 2 construction.



                    Greg and Keith working on gluing the spline in Gates.


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                    • Here are a couple of shots I forgot:

                      Below, looking East with Lebanon Yard on the left and Mill City on the right.



                      Below, looking East with Shelburn on the left and Lyons benchwork on the right. There will be a Paper Mill at Lyons.



                      Here's a shot of Tallman. The track was re-aligned at National Wood Products on the near left along the wall. In addition,

                      scenery was installed along the entire area. Birdseye Hill is in the background, and the spur to Van Gas is in the foreground.


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                      • Very nice shots- interesting that the inside of the valances are white, but the outside (aisle) is black.
                        Arthur

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                        • quote:


                          Originally posted by Rick A


                          Here are a couple of shots I forgot:

                          This is looking east, . .



                          Rickid="blue">, . .It's good to see some pictorial updates of our layout. I took the liberty of editing one of them (the second picture)

                          in your last post. The edited picture is the third one. The pictures are a little dark, so I used Picasa to brightened one to

                          compare. Also, the file size for that picture is 103KB which is a little too large for the forum. The forum's standard is to

                          try and keep pictures no larger than 80KB. Since I am unable to regularly come by the club, I hope you will post more

                          pictures on a regular basis. If you would like, I will lighten the other pictures in your post and resize them. It is something

                          I can do here at home while taking care of my wife. Thanks!
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                          • Thanks for the pointers, Allen. Next time I feed Rick a batch, I'll keep them under 80K. Processed those here on an uncalibrated laptop screen,

                            so I appreciate the clean-up. Joe B.
                            Joe in Portland

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                            • I love the update shots, guys. I am glad to see that progress continues on the layout.

                              Our son just got his orders indicating that he is going back to McChord AFB in Tacoma next spring. As we visit him over the next few years,

                              we hope to drop down to Oregon and see the layout in person.
                              Bruce

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                              • quote:


                                Originally posted by Graham Line


                                Thanks for the pointers, Allen. Next time I feed Rick a batch, I'll keep them under 80K. Processed those here on an uncalibrated laptop screen,

                                so I appreciate the clean-up. Joe B.


                                Joe, . .Rick's pictorial posts (the two above) have been edited. I don't know if I will be present Thursday evening, but if I am, I will look for you.
                                <font size="4"><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color="blue">Allen</font id="blue"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></font id="size4"> []<br /><br><b><font face="Comic Sans MS"><font size="3"><i>Modeling the East in the West on the <font color="green">Northeastern</font id="green"> <font color="blue">Pacific RIM</font id="blue">, <font color="green">Oregon</font id="green">, that is!</i></font id="size3"></font id="Comic Sans MS"></b>

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