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  • Rick_A
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    Mark:

    This Highway could still be a reality, don't know for sure. I'm just trying to look at the glass as half full.

    Rick

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  • MarkF
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    Allen, while I am sorry to see 'Topsy Turvy' sealed, it's also good to see this new thread start. As you know, I've been following your club's progress over the past few years and am so amazed at what you guys have accomplished. It will be fun to watch your layout come to life. It's also good to see that this highway project may never materialize! With all of that hopefully behind you, how about some pics of your progress in the club room. Your fans await!!!

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  • Oliver_W._Jr.
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    Wow. I was about to make a comment using the terms "bloated," "inefficient," and "out of touch with reality," but it might violate the "no politics" rule, so I'll just say I'm very glad you guys get to keep that incredible train room it took so long to build.

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  • Rick_A
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    I have what could also be a wee bit more good news. The Chairwomen of the Clackamas County Commissioners has come out and said regarding this highway "I'm not sure it's enough bang for the buck--it's a lot of bucks". The chairwomen is a former highway engineer. She went on to say "State and federal standards prevent good planning, and encourage big, expensive highway's when smaller roads or other solutions would suffice.

    The cost of this 4 1/2 mile highway is now beyond 1.3 billion. If it was at 1.3 billion, it would cost $55,000.00 a foot and $267,000,000.00 a mile.

    The current stimulus package if it passes the senate would allocate Oregon 2 Billion dollars, $379 million would be for highway maintenance and projects. And according to one transportation offical, they would be "Small Projects".

    Rick

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  • anbhurst
    started a topic SANTIAM PASS LITE!

    SANTIAM PASS LITE!

    The purpose of this thread will be to document the building of the SANTIAM PASS LITEid="blue">id="size5">id="Times New Roman">,

    Willamette Model Railroad Club'sid="green">id="size4">id="Times New Roman"> new and expanded HO layout,

    featuring the COLUMBIA CASCADE AND WESTERN RAILROADid="navy">id="size5">id="Times New Roman">.

    Following on the heels of TOPSY-TURVY?id="blue">id="size4">id="Times New Roman">, this is the second thread, with at least one or more

    additional threads planned for the future.

    Please feel free to pick up and continue your thoughts, ideas and comments where TOPSY-TURVY?id="blue"> ended.
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