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  • I have confidence you'll get it all done.
    Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
    FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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    • I agree with Rick, I'm sure you'll "get'er" done for the tour.
      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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      • Kyle,

        Happy to hear everything worked out with you and Gage and with his job offer.

        I like how you "fixed" the turnout to fit your layout. Looks good. Keep railroading!

        Tom

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        • Thanx Rick, thanx Larry C., thanx Tom; I got all the yard trackage done this afternoon. I spent 3 hrs.&45min. from 1:30 till 5:15, but I got it done. Tomorrow I start on all the rest of the feeders. I even filled up the yard (funny how that works) after I was done and took some shots for show n' tell. That's about it for now..........thanx fer stoppin' by.

          KYLE CREEL
          SUPT., GM BCRR

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          • Great to hear things sorted out. Latest installment lookin great Kyle.
            Philip

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            • Kyle your coming right along nicely....looks great.
              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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              • Thanx Phillip, thanx Larry C., I appreciate all of yall's thoughts and comments. I went to breakfast with Mark this morning (Sunday) about 10:30. Then we went to Ace to pick up some wire for the feeders. After that, we came back and I asked Mark if he minded if we cleaned the train room and re-locating the roll top work desk. He said ok, so off we went. He always grabs the broom and dust pan, I've never known anybody that was so keen on sweeping. Must be left-over ARMY protocol stuff. Anyways, we cleaned and I sorted and started the process of weeding out all the stuff that has to go to the trash. Next we re-located the desk, adjusted the a/c unit on its' new base, turned the carpet, repositioned the black office chairs, and it looked pretty damn good !!!!!!! So then Mark started on the frame for the benchwork. It's just a box w/ 2 supports running front to back, made out of 1x3's. Next we mounted it on the wall and to the end of the existing benchwork. And wouldn't you know it WE measured it wrong, it's 1/2 inch too deep. But I ain't gonna mess with it, I got too many other irons in the fire. Mark went home and I spent the rest of afternoon, and early evening finishing up sweeping and sorting out trash from treasure. I finished up and went straight for the 500mg tylenol. My back is really pissed at me. Oh well 4 of those bad boys and a beer and I'll be just fine. I'll stretch out in my easy chair, turn on the tube, football out for the night, I didn't see any games today; but then I never watch them live. I use my ROKU dvr chip to record EVERYTHING I WATCH. It has unlimited space, and after 18 mos, it starts dropping the oldest stuff. That's the way my computer friend says it works. Anyway I just pick what I want to watch from my library and hit play, fast forward through all the adds, and keep on truckin'....Here's some shots of the extension with some pieces of track laid out to look at and compare. Ya'll keep those cards n' letters comin'...............

                KYLE CREEL
                SUPT., GM BCRR

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                • Kyle, wow, you guys did some work. Kudos to Mark for helping. Lookin' good. ~mike
                  O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose.

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                  • Kyle, always amazed at how much you get done and you're lucky to have a good helper.
                    Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
                    FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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                    • Kyle nice real estate addition and it just keeps look'in better and better. Have fun!!!
                      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                      • Kyle,

                        I'm enjoying following along on your adventure.

                        Tom

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                        • Thanx Mike, thanx Rick, thanx Larry C., and thanx Tom; I sure do appreciate all the kind words and encouragement. OK, todays' update.......first I finished adding the surface to the extension, I popped the top on a new tube of liquid nails; and 'whammo' a ready to go hunk of ol' "terra firma". Next I marked (for real this time) the lines for the whisker tracks roadbed, and glued them down. Up next, I used the last 2 'whole' 3foot sections of ME code 83 weathered flex track, and all the longest pieces of the same leftover track from the re-build, and I also had just enough shorter sections to finish off the whisker tracks. Tomorrow I'll go grab one more little pkg. of 48 rail joiners, connect up and solder the 'sections' of leftover track that make up some of the whisker tracks. I can't believe I used up 2 pkgs. (96) on this project. I was really careful to not drop any, not bend or otherwise 'mess-up' any, and I used only whole 3' sections of track everywhere I could; darn those turnouts and yard tracks !!!!!!!!!!!! After that I'll get out the 'how to' wiring diagram for the turntable. Up until now, I was only using one 'side' of the whisker tracks, now I'll be using both 'sides'. This turntable is built on an old Atlas HO 'flat' turntable. This means that it has a set of 'polarity rings' that automatically change the polarity for you, provided you follow the 'destructions' when wiring it up. No sweat though, I've done one before, a (hell-of-a-long) time ago, and I saved the 'destructions' for just such an occasion. Now if only I can find them. OH well, if not I'm sure I can find it on the internet. Anyways, here's the shots of todays 'doings' hope ya'll like 'em.................................see ya..................

                          KYLE CREEL
                          SUPT., GM BCRR

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                          • Looking good, Kyle. Do you use N, HO, or O scale rail joiners? Mike
                            O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose.

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                              kyle_creel commented
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                              Thanx Mike, I use HO code 83/100 joiners.

                          • I couldn't resist a quick coat of brown. I can't stand all that white and light blue. It gives me the 'Willie-Nelsons', I gotta go get a beer.........

                            KYLE CREEL
                            SUPT., GM BCRR

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                            • Kyle that'll help with the scenery material as well. What drives me nuts is the "pink foam".
                              Sure blame Willie Nelson.Lol.
                              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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