T.H.E.R.R. Reborn!

mtntrainman Jul 9, 2012

  1. mtntrainman

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    Thanks guys...:):)
     
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  2. Carl Sowell

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    Thanks George for the trek out in the cold for pictures. I forgot where you are and it's been as high as 77* here this past Wednesday. Should have remembered that temp. was not everywhere.

    At any rate, outstanding work! !

    Be warm,
    Carl
     
  3. mtntrainman

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    Next up...Jeans Valley.

    After about an hour of intense negotiations THE WIFE and I came to a mutual decision. The next phase will be redoing Jeans Valley. I/we where never really happy with the tar paper parking lots and the basswood sidewalks.

    Here is what the last redo looked like....mostly street work....

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    Once we decided that a total redo was necessary I got to work...

    Removed all the buildings and the tarpaper stuff on the back side...
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    Removed the sidewalk around THE Railroad Park and got to sanding everything down smooth...

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    I laid (painted) new asphalt (chalkboard paint) for the main parts of town...

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    After a couple of coats and some drying time I put the buildings back in a temporary fashion.

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    Once THE Wife decides just where she wants what I will go in and lay new sidewalks. I will also have to regrass THE Railroad Park.

    As they say... "A layout is never really done." ;)
     
  4. mtntrainman

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    Update on "Jeans Valley"...

    All the parking lots and the street have been 're-asphalted' :)
    NEW 6 foot wide sidewalks are cut...painted...and glued down...wheewwww !:whistle:

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    Still to do....:(

    Stripe all the parking spots in the parking lots.
    Restripe the street.
    Touch up some paint here and there.
    Reroof buildings that have cardboard roofs with new plastic roofs !
    Put some windows in said buildings...lol
    Re-sod THE Railroad Park.
    Railrail the Excursion train and the old steamer on display in the park.
    Rebuild "THE Diner".
    New streetlights
    Put up some regulatory signs etc...
    :sick::eek::rolleyes:

    And last but not least....

    Wake up all the people sleeping in the park and 'plant' them upright around town...:LOL::coffee:

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  5. logging loco

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    I haven't gotten to the color chart yet. I didn't forget. I should be finishing up my control panel within the next few days then I'll knock out the color chart.
     
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  6. badlandnp

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    It looks like you may have a mole or gopher problem there in the park!

    Am waiting for closeups of the finished streets and downtown, with lights!
     
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  7. logging loco

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    Maybe there was a recent lawn dart tournament!:whistle:
     
  8. HemiAdda2d

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    ENORMOUS lawn darts!
    Nice road work! How did you do the sidewalks? Styrene strip?
     
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  9. mtntrainman

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    Styrene. I bought 7x12 sheets and cut them down to a scale 6 feet. A pain but not that bad to do. Painting them was another story. Temps here didnt want to cooperate. Had a few day in the mid 50's and painting them out in the sunlight worked out ok. (y)
     
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  10. mtntrainman

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    The 'gopher holes' or 'lawndart holes' ? Originally that area was all forest...until...the plans changed. I will just fill them with glue and then put static grass over it all. It's gonna be fine...:p:D
     
  11. BigJake

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    In a phased update, you could temporarily install tree stumps...
     
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  12. mtntrainman

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    Or just put trees back in them thar holes ! ;)

    The holes in the roadway ? Looks like the roads around here....lots of potholes.....LOL
     
  13. Massey

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    So they are root holes... the logging company needs to reassess their safety culture, everyone knows people can get hurt when large holes are left in a park like that.
     
  14. HemiAdda2d

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    Potholes are so big in your area they swallow people whole!:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::D
     
  15. Mike C

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    How to get rid of gophers.....
     
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  16. mtntrainman

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    Holy shades of Caddyshack Batman !!! :LOL::LOL::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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  17. badlandnp

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    Just imagine if that had been near his gas line!! WOW!!

    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:o_O
     
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  18. DCESharkman

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    Wow George, you have been busy!
     
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  19. John Moore

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    Hey Ma you know that swimming pool you wanted. I have started on it.
     
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  20. mtntrainman

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    Yup !

    I run trains for a few hours and then get an itch to get some stuff done. I have to turn trains off or otherwise knock them over when they come by when I lean over the layout. These are things i 'want' to do...not things i 'have' to do though. It's more fun when you dont 'have to'. ;):):whistle:
     

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