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 Posted: Wed Apr 4th, 2012 03:57 pm
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The thing that worries me is the welfare of the widow of the stone mason who was setting the first course on the abutment. Scaling that rock face and laying up that stone must have been quite an adventure. Please post a coupe 'o pics of the guys on the work platform suspended from the wreck crane that had inched up to the precipice and any other construction too.

Oh, by the way, you're invited anytime to 'cliff up' my library wall where the reasonably nice portal lays up against the sheetrock.

Duncan

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 Posted: Wed Apr 4th, 2012 04:47 pm
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Wow, after that I have to tear mine down and start again. Amazing craftsmanship and huge inspiration.

Thanks for posting it all.

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 Posted: Wed Apr 4th, 2012 11:48 pm
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Hi Don

The area around the Trestles is looking fantastic. Good to get those locy's running right the way round.

Catch you soon

Rod.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 5th, 2012 02:23 am
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JUST BE-AUTI-FUL...great work Don.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 5th, 2012 02:13 pm
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Don, I totally agree that you are doing a fantastic job!

I would also like to see a couple of shots showing as much as possible of the whole layout, even the parts, if any, that don't have track yet.

Helps us to get a relationship of the different scenes to one another.


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Gentlemen and others

Due to extreme pressure and nagging by my fellow Freerail members here are a few shot of the layout as at today.

Herb has asked if I could get some shots of the tracks, Madmike would like to see some shots taken from further way

These photos are happy snaps in some cases using a flash, but I think they tell the story. Some of these may appear to be repeats but they will help the overall plan come together.



Looking south on the divider wall. Note the height of the trestle




This is the yards at #1 Depot  Looking south along the east edge

More pictures to follow



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 Posted: Tue Apr 10th, 2012 07:30 am
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Hi Don,
Fire extinguisher in the corner...remind me not to have you do my wiring! I like the track diagram along the fascia, which should make it clear to visitors for trying to translate the layout surface down to the control panel for switching moves. I've had my fair share of running on other layouts and trying to interpret where I'm at to work out what switch to throw.

Thanks for the pics.

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Dan Pickard

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 Posted: Tue Apr 10th, 2012 02:33 pm
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Don--you have been busy!

And it has resulted in what appears to be a knockout layout.

Good on you, Mate!



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 Posted: Tue Apr 10th, 2012 04:18 pm
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Don

I'm a rock fan and you have done a fantastic job, and am reminded of a layout I once saw where the fascia was painted with the rock strata all the way to the floor. It was done in similar colors (at least on the uppermost strata) to the exposed cliff work. It was terrific as it minimized the mind jump when looking at the total layout.

However, Im confused. On Oct 26th last year, you posted a pic of a trestle with the end bents springing from the bottom of the gulch. Is that a different one that is just around the corner from the latest post? In comparing the peaks of the hills, this appears to be the case. Any plan layout shots or sketches so we can travel this treacherous ROW along with you?

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