A new garden railroad

f2shooter Oct 31, 2013

  1. f2shooter

    f2shooter TrainBoard Member

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    Altough I haven't been posting much lately it doesn't mean there isn't anything happening at the CBAM&J. Quite a bit of progress has occured on the trestle project and the road has aquired some new rolling stock. I posted a few photos earlier of all the trestle bents that we made. I purchased some spray-on stain by Rustoleum and used that to cover them. The instructions said it would take 15 minutes to dry. It took 3 days on each side. They are all finally painted but that's what I get for reading the instructions. The top section has been built and one side was sprayed yesterday. I probably won't get to do the other side until next week. Had to cut enough ties to cover 14 feet of rail and that's a lot of ties. It should look great when installed. I also found boxed up an Aristo diesel rail car in Santa Fe colors. I'm very intrigued by it and think it's kind of neat riding around with an Aristo heavyweight attached to it. I doubt there was ever such a combination on any railroad anywhere ever but I like it so there it is. It was easily converted to batteries and an Airwire system. There are interior lights but no interior details so there is plenty of room. The passenger car also has lighting but no interior and will need only a few solder connections to hook into the rail car power supply. The rail car, like my U-25, uses can motors in each truck. It is DCC ready and has a speaker in it so I can do quite a bit more with it. It gives a good two hour run time as is. There is some detailing to be done and I can't decide to weather them or not. They look pretty good all shiny like this. If the wet and cold will give us a break I'll get more contruction done. I know, it's January. I don't care. Anyway, a couple of photos attached of the new cars. stay warm everyone.

    Rick H. 36.jpg 35.jpg
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    You might need to build a rotary plow. :)
     
  3. f2shooter

    f2shooter TrainBoard Member

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    DSC_4019.jpg DSC_4020.jpg DSC_4023.jpg DSC_4026.jpg Getting some progress made on the CBAM&J finally. Got the trestle pretty well done except for some touch up spray. I've started aquiring a few buildings and some people. Got a few cars and two locos down in Tampa so I'm a little more enthusiastic after all the track settling issues. Never ends I suppose. Anyway attached are a few photos of the completed trestle. I like it much better than the quick fix I had been using in that space.

    Rick H.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Looks like your dog is barely interested in that thing across his yard.
     
  5. glakedylan

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    sad to say I could not access any of the attachments

    Gary
     
  6. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Same here. Maybe they have been removed.
     
  7. Kenneth L. Anthony

    Kenneth L. Anthony TrainBoard Member

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    You don't have a through truss span to leave an access opening in your trestle for Poochie?
     
  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Those mentioned in post #23? I can see them.
     
  9. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I can see those in #23. The ones in Post #1.
     
  10. f2shooter

    f2shooter TrainBoard Member

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    I had to remove some of the earlier images as I ran out of room. Has this been adressed by chance? I may just load it all into a Facebook page and link to it if I can figure that out. I had a pass for the dogs but it became blocked as I completed the bridge. The dogs don't like it so I'll probably open up a pass under again.

    Rick H.
     
  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Rick- There is a set amount of space per member. As a small perk, those who become Supporters are allowed more room. You can talk with the site owner about more space, via our "Contact Us", located at any page bottom.
     
  12. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    No worries. I was late to the thread anyway. Your more recent photos are very interesting.
     

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