The Greenbrier Logging and Sawmill Co R.R. #5

OleSmokey May 30, 2021

  1. OleSmokey

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    Thanks for the boost folks. I look at the layout and it has so many flaws but its just me. Other folks have seen the layout and its the best thing since Swiss cheese. I have the back right piece of the layout uncovered and i had a idea as to how i wanted the tunnel opening to be but it don't fit so i am holding off doing anything more till i can figure out how to lift out that piece or a piece of it anyway. I have the trestle to fix too. That layout isn't easy to lift so it takes Deb and I to do that.I want to finish that part of the layout as once i place the new piece in place, I won't have any access to that part of the layout but for the front side. It will be fun for someone to remove this layout once i die because it will be one piece all the way across the room. 12 foot of layout and 3 feet wide will be a lot of fun getting it out of that side of wall and floor.The room is 12 foot 2 inches long and 9 foot wide. Good luck there! hehe!
    Anyway i am starting to have pain in my thumbs so i am getting off this thing and rest the hands.
     
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    dr said i could work on the layout for light work. The hardest part was taking the track off in the tunnel and also the trestle. the trackwork is now corrected and is gluing in place. it will need around 24 hours to dry real strong. Then i can repair the scenery. I pulled all the track in the tunnel and got part of the new with turnouts all in place. I stopped there before i hurt myself My rh thumb was starting to throb, so i quit for the day. It felt good working on the layout again. anyway i will see how my hand feels and if i can see if the solder gun will fire up. Its dying on me and with me even driving right by the Harbor Freight i forget to stop in and get another. Shots of the fun below. I hope my hand feels good tomorrow, Smoke
     

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    That trestle looks good right now and is gonna look great when scenicked.
     
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  4. OleSmokey

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    Thanks folks! Yepper I am looking forward to running a train on it to make sure it is set correct. After dinner i ran my first crossover in the tunnel and i called it an evening. I don't want to over work the thumbs but I am looking forward to getting some of the trackwork finished. After i finish the scenery at the trestle i can move the board back into place and start the work for the last addition for the coal mine. Looking forward to that. Shots below, Smoke
     

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