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  • anbhurst
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    The last three pictures of this segment are of shelburn. The east end of shelburn is

    the temporary terminus for phase i of our layout.

    In the foreground below, a run-around switch will be used to temproarily turn trains back

    to their point of origin. Here, the view is looking west from the east-end of shelburn:



    gotta love those fancy 's' curves:



    another holdover from 'old' bayview is the grain facility:



    btw, with the exception of irvinville, most of the runs in this segment are

    between 25' to 30' long. More pictures will follow, but they will be down

    the line.

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  • dlwrailfan1
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    Very nice modeling Dean!

    The small bridges are perfect and I congratulate you on the seamless work fitting the rail across the span.

    Thanks guys for the updates -- I followed the former thread -- reading the entire story one evening.

    Eric

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  • anbhurst
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    JUST EAST OF AND AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE LEBANON YARD IS THE SMALL TOWN OF BREWSTER. SO

    HERE'S A SHORT SEGMENT ON THE BEE'S, . .AS IN BREWSTERid="green"> AND BRIDGESid="blue">. THERE ARE TWO BRIDGES

    SPANNING THE SANTIAM RIVER AT BREWSTER. SOME THOUGHT HAS GONE INTO THEIR TYPE AND/OR TYPES.

    AT LEAST ONE WILL BE OF THE TRUSS TYPE (BELOW). . .



    AND THE OTHER MAY BE OF THE SAME TYPE, OR OF THE PLATE GIRDER STYLE BELOW (ALSO IN

    THE LOWER RIGHT, ABOVE):



    AT THE EAST END OF BREWSTER, THE TRACKS VEER RIGHT INTO SHELBURN, BUT NOT BEFORE

    CROSSING THOMAS CREEK AND SUCKER SLOUGH. BELOW, DEAN HAS BEEN AT WORK ON THESE

    SMALLER STRUCTURES.



    THE FINAL RESULTS ARE OUTSTANDING BOTH AT TRACK LEVEL. . .



    AND FROM ABOVE:



    MTF!

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  • Dutchman
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    Boy, you guys are sure not letting any grass grow under your feet!

    Great to see a young man in charge of that soldiering iron, too.

    Rick, that was sure a great turn out at the Division meet. :up:

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  • anbhurst
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    One of our younger members, matt kathrein, a recent returnee from iraq, has spent a lot

    of his time working on the trackage in lebanon yard. Below, are some ties he has placed

    for the east-end ladder leads, and their respective turn-outs:



    having lived on a farm, matt is also very handy with irons. Below,

    he brands the rails with solder:



    in a short amount of time, the yard is completed. . .



    and some useful rail cars have been added for parts:



    lebanon yard looking west from the east end:



    below, mid-lebanon yard looking west. With the exception of the sweet home staging tunnel

    (at the end), the tracks veer to the left into irvinville:



    below, lebanon yard is almost ready for the electrical team:



    mtf!

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  • anbhurst
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    Looking east from the tunnel portal to tallman, there is a substantial mainline/siding grade

    through most of irvinville. . .



    along with several industries (left) and an engine fueling facility (right).



    below, from above the same tunnel, a two-lane highway crosses over the mainline and skirts

    around the right-side of the tracks in the left foreground.



    the highway then crosses the industrial rails diagonally at approximately where the engine

    has been temporarily placed.



    mtf!

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  • Rick_A
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    Saturday the Pacific Northwest 2nd Division of the NMRA had a mini meet at the community center up-stairs, it included clinic's and also a tour of our layout.

    I understood that in the past only 4 or 5 people would show up for the 2nd division mini meets. So I was expecting maybe 10 people at the most would show up. I counted 37, and 29 signed the guest book we had in tha layout room, so we got some PR out of it, and we had fun showing off what we had accomplished so far.

    Rick

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  • MarkF
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    Great updates Allen! Your progress is amazing! Tallman looks like a great place to switch. And yes, I noticed the fascia. Looking really good. I still can't believe your progress.

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  • anbhurst
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    THE BIRDS EYE BUILDING'S NAME MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS BAYVIEW NO LONGER EXISTS



    WE CLIMBED TO THE TOP OF THE BUILDING AND TOOK A PICTURE FROM THE BASE OF THIS FAMOUS

    BIRDS EYE SIGN



    THIS IS TALLMAN LOOKING WEST FROM THE EAST END



    LOOKING WEST FROM SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE IRVINVILLE TUNNEL



    BTW, HAVE YOU NOTICED THE NEW FASCIA GREG (UPPER FAR RIGHT) IS IN THE MIDST OF INSTALLING?



    I THINK MASONITE IS ONE OF HIS FAVORITE MATERIALS TO WORK WITH.



    EASY DOES IT, GREG, . .THAT SKILL SAW COULD GET ITSELF IN A PINCH!



    (Above, notice the extra width of masonite between Tallman and Irvinville. It is actually a door which provides access

    to the space between Tallman's East tunnel portal and the concrete bulkhead between layout rooms.)

    NO PROBLEMO, HIS HAND PLANER HAS THE ABILITY TO COVER A MULTITUDE OF SINS! :up:



    MTF!

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  • anbhurst
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    The following are pictures that I have taken over the past several months. I think you will be meeting and seeing

    a few of our newest members in action.

    A TWO LEVEL PORTION OF THE MOLE LOOKING WEST FROM TALLMAN'S PORTAL



    TALL LOOKING EAST FROM THE MOLE PORTAL



    TALLMAN'S INDUSTRIAL INTERCHANGE,



    AND TRACKAGE



    SIMPLOT, ONE OF TALLMAN'S INDUSTRIES



    BIRDS EYE FOODS, ANOTHER TALLMAN INDUSTRY AT THE EAST END



    MTF!

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  • Dutchman
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    Okay, Allen. That's what we have been waiting for!

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  • anbhurst
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    quote:


    Originally posted by Rick A


    . . .An up-date, progress is being made on the trackwork and wiring of the layout. . .Hopefully some pictures of the progress will be posted. . .



    We are four days shy of a month from when Rick last said, 'Hopefully' (above). So it's

    high time to share some of his pictures, and many more on this lazy Sunday afternoon.

    Here are the latest five pictures Rick submitted:

    TALLMAN



    IRVINVILLE LOOKING EAST



    LEBANON YARD LOOKING EAST



    LEBANON YARD LOOKING WEST



    SANTIAM RIVER CROSSING




    More to follow!

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  • Rick_A
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    All:

    An up-date, progress is being made on the trackwork and wiring of the layout. We had a work party this last Saturday, 11 members were present and a lot got done.

    If all goes according to plan, our first official operation session could happen in approx. 2 months. It will be the first op session this club has had since October of 2002.

    Hopefully some pictures of the progress will be posted.

    Rick

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  • MarkF
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    That's good news Rick. Lord knows you guys have dealt with enough obstacles, it's about time you got a break!

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  • Rick_A
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    Well, it looks like we dodged a bullet, a little bit of warping of the top of a small portion of the back drop in Tallman and some water stains that are not real noticeable. The ceiling looks like it pulled through without any major repairs.

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