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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2015 12:11 pm
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Thanks Bill. I'm located on the west city of OKC near the 1-40 & Rockwell area. Would enjoy getting together.

Rainy weather dampened progress on track laying but the sole track gang employee of the BS managed to knock together another couple of six foot sections and get them down to extend the line on both sides towards what will be the north loop.





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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2015 02:08 pm
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Progressing nicely, probably due to Hope and Maggie's uncredited help.

Plans for when the grass starts to grow where the track is?

You know someone who grinds up anything that fits under the lawnmower--but you are safe, in that he is in PA, and the 8 gallon mower tank limits his range.

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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2015 02:55 pm
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The pups are no help unfortunately.

No plans to allow grass of any kind to grow within the layout area. This applies to the rest of the yard as well as I've declared it a 'no grass' zone. Unfortunately Roundup is toxic and expensive so the process requires manual removal of grass followed by a layer of mulch. Flower beds, shrubs, trees... all superior to grass which is a hassle to mow when it gets knee high.



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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2015 04:58 pm
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... get a goat... Jose (always so helpful!)



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 Posted: Wed May 20th, 2015 06:36 pm
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No goats because of city restrictions.



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Get one without horns and pretend it is a dog. Jose.



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Herb Kephart wrote:
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.

I guess that'll be the switch stand throw lever train derailing cranky thing (whatever you call them in America-land) Herb ?.

You have a beautiful front & rear garden Dwayne, all credit to you given your extensive time away. The mature trees look very elegant & well cared for.
Pity you have to spoil it with steam, smoke, pecan oil factories ............

Regards,          Michael

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 Posted: Fri May 22nd, 2015 01:16 am
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Correct, Mr M!

Dwayne, send the good man the first cup of pecan oil!

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 Posted: Fri May 22nd, 2015 12:57 pm
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Fellers, I've been working on the railroad. ♫

Began with a quick trip to the big box hardware store to pick up some lumber for tie material. After about an hour of running boards through my table saw I had a container fairly filled with ties.



As it was a sunny day for once (with all the rain we've had lately I'm beginning to feel like I live in the UK.... lol) I began putting some track together.





I also worked on improving the appearance of my temporary bridge. Added some sides to it to widen it out to just beyond the width of the ties. Nailed down a stringer along both sides on top of the ties and then after masking it, gave it a few coats of rattle can black paint to give the impression of a steel girder bridge. When the paint dried added ballast to finish it off.



Since I was up early yesterday to take the wife unit to the airport for her visit to Canuckada I only managed the one additional section of track and the bridge before calling it a day.



Rain moved in again this morning. Gives me a chance to put together some more track.



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a lovely work of art I remember the switch stand from a looong ago post so didn't think of it



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