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  • Thanx Mike, thanx Larry C., OK, here's the shots of todays efforts. I lined up, and matched up all the rail ends of the whisker tracks, and then leveled them with the turntable bridge, and ca glued each one, one at a time, being careful to check both ends of the bridge before applying the ca. As soon as each one had a bead of ca all the way down the cork roadbed, and all the alignment was correct, I set the track, and sprayed it with accelerator to quickly set the glue. It took about 2 hours to finish all of them, but I think the end result is going to be a blast to 'play' with. All the tracks flow smoothly onto and off of both ends of the bridge. After all that I carefully 'pushed' each locomotive onto the bridge and rotated it in order to put each locomotive onto its' 'assigned' track. Doing this both forward and in reverse confirmed that all the whisker tracks were indeed in correct alignment. I haven't had this much fun just 'screwing around' with something since I don't know when. Tomorrow I'll add all the feeders and 'power it all up'. Anyways, here's the shots, let me know yea or nay, and as always thanx for checkin' in..........................

    KYLE CREEL
    SUPT., GM BCRR

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    Last edited by kyle_creel; 09-29-2022, 11:07 PM.

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    • Kyle, synchronizing all those tracks with the turntable deserves a big CONGRATULATIONS! Well done, now have some fun. ~mike
      O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

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      • I agree with Mike, congratulations.
        It gets a yea from me.
        Last edited by Rick; 10-03-2022, 07:02 AM. Reason: Somehow Smith snuck in and had him removed. :)
        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,
          I am glad to read things are working out for you and Gage.
          You are moving right along with the track work.
          The extension and the turntable are looking good!
          Nice to see all those locos around the turntable.
          I really like the picture, 9th row on the right, of the three locos and the loco shed.

          Scott

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          • Thanx Mike, thanx Rick, thanx Scott; I sure do enjoy ya'lls comments and suggestions, they really do help. As of this evening, I have 10 days left to get the rest of the stuff done that's on the list of things that HAVE TO BE DONE before the open house during the S.W. O Scale Show in Ft. Worth. All the feeders are in and will get soldered tomorrow, (Monday), half of the fascia has been painted black, the rest will be done on Monday or Tuesday, 3 more bridge abutments will go in on Wednesday, Thursday will be the plaster finishing / coloring / adding dirt and ground cover day, and Friday will be a 're-skirting' day. That leaves all this next weekend for garage cleaning, and fixing up. After that, the next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be spent cleaning track, vacuuming dust off the scenery, testing and retesting the layout, and a general 'policing-up' of the layout and room. Next Thursday thru Sunday the 13th 14th 15th and 16th, the layout will be open for visitors each afternoon. WHEW !!!!!!!!!!!............I think it'll be a load of fun, and I'll try to post as many photos as I can remember to take. Meanwhile, here's some of the shots of todays' work. I painted and installed half of the fascia. Hope ya'll like 'em.

            KYLR CREEL
            SUPT., GM BCRR

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            • Kyle, good luck at the open house. Your layout won't disappoint! ~mike
              O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

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              • Have fun at the open house.
                Your layout will be hit.
                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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                • Thanx Mike, thanx Rick; I've been at it since 11:00 AM today (Monday), and except for a quick lunch break at 2:30PM w/Gage, and stopping to take him to work at 5:00PM, I've just about gotten everything done for today. I still have to solder the feeders to the turntable whisker tracks, but aside from that I even jumped ahead and re-skirted the 2 portions of the layout I've been working on. Actually, I took off the old skirting cleaned it up a bit, turned it around backwards with the inside (the unspoiled side) now on the outside, and it actually looks pretty damn good. I also painted all the fascia, installed the DCC throttle control panels, and painted the edges black around Dilapidated to match the fascia. It also looks pretty damn good. So aside from soldering the feeders at the turntable whisker tracks, I figure I'm about a day ahead of schedule. KNOCK on WOOD. So here's some shots of todays' work. Stay tuned..........

                  KYLE CREEL
                  SUPT., GM BCRR

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                  • Kyle,
                    You are making good progress! The facias and skirts look real good!
                    I always enjoy looking at your rock work and backdrops.

                    Scott

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                    • Thanx Scott, that means a lot. I'm not an artist by any stretch, but the pastels did come out pretty good. While you were checking out the latest posting, I couldn't resist going out and taking a couple of 'fly over' shots. Pardon the barstool with the rest of the mess in the canyon, I haven't gotten to cleaning that section yet. Probably tomorrow(Tuesday). Thanx again for stoppin' by...............

                      KYLE CREEL
                      SUPT., GM BCRR

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                      • Kyle,
                        Great aerial shots!

                        Scott

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                        • Thanx Scott; I grabbed a few more shots after I cleaned up the canyon area. I also threw in a few of the rest of the RR. Hope ya'll ain't too tired of seeing the BCRR. I'm just so glad to finally be getting the thing back into what I was trying and to hoping to build in the first place. Holler' atcha tomorrow................................Thanx again !!!

                          KYLE CREEL
                          SUPT., GM BCRR

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                          • Kyle,
                            Another series of good photos! My favorite is the first one, looking over the bridges to the canyon beyond.
                            Second is the picture of the town of Black Rock with the mountains in the distance.

                            Scott
                            Last edited by CNE1899; 10-04-2022, 08:30 AM.

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                            • Scott-thanx so much for keepin' a close eye on the 'goings on' here at the BCRR.. AND NOW A SOMEWHAT MOMENTOUS MILESTONE................ALL ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL WORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now all that's left is scenery stuff.......Stay tuned............

                              KYLE CREEL
                              SUPT., GM BCRR

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                              • Kyle,
                                The lights are on, and somebody's definitely home!

                                Scott

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