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 Posted: Fri May 15th, 2015 12:19 am
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Love pecan pie with a good cup of coffee. Now I'm hungry...



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 Posted: Fri May 15th, 2015 01:52 pm
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my brothers and i go to Chickasha in March for the pre war auto swapmeet



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 Posted: Fri May 15th, 2015 02:09 pm
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Plus two on the pie and java!

What i find strange is the piece that you have had for years, and has been in quite a few pix, that no one has questioned. And these guys are supposed to be railroad orientated.

Hmmmm---

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 Posted: Fri May 15th, 2015 10:05 pm
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Started cutting ties this morning. Within a hour I had a couple of hundred. Each measures 3/8"x3/8"x4". Used treated fence panel boards from Home Depot. Cheap and plentiful.



I secured the code 250 aluminum rail to the ties using 5/8" x 19 wire nails. I had used Micro Engineering spikes before but found out that as they backed out of the ties they often would rotate so that the head no longer held the base of the rail. I'm thinking that the current wire nails with their round heads won't do the same. And as they protrude through the bottom of the ties, I'm hoping that a coating of rust develops on the ends to keep them from backing out.



After three hours of spiking I managed to put down about 18 feet of track. I use a railbender Herb made for me a few years ago. Works like a charm. :thumb: Ties are spaced 2 scale feet apart.



Posed my little live steamer Ida on the track.





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four moosies



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Added two more six foot sections of track this morning after building a temporary bridge for the ravine.





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 Posted: Sat May 16th, 2015 11:59 pm
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one more moosie for the bridge that makes 5



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:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

Hi Dwayne.

Looks like a great spot to build a railroad.

I layed some 1:24 track a while back...
...& used PECO IL-13 spikes...
...they have a SQUARE shank, & don't rotate.

Not sure if they are big enough for 1/4" rail though ??

In the U.K they are £3.35p for a pack of 400.

Cheers.

Si.

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 Posted: Sun May 17th, 2015 12:30 pm
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Thanks guys.

We had a pretty good thunderstorm last night (reports of tornadoes south of me a few miles) and the newly installed track came through well. Had some ponding going on where the trackwork was behaving like a damn. Some quick excavation of a shallow ditch by the sole track crew employee drained it away quickly towards the ravine before a track washout could occur.

Have to take a break from putting together track today as the wife unit has a honey-do chore for me.



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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2015 03:23 pm
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Your track is looking GOOD, Dwayne.

I'm not very far from you here in Norman.  I think we should get together this summer.  Not too many 7/8ths modelers in this area!

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