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 Posted: Thu Jul 21st, 2016 02:53 pm
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Larry G
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For what it's worth... I had forgotten about this picture. It shows the foam packing I used to make up the main frame of part of my layout. I made two sections like this, each 5' long. That's a "G" scale trestle from my old outdoor layout you can see in the background.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 22nd, 2016 12:20 am
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My track was looking way to close to the edge of the layout. I decided to add a little extra foam and extend a small area out by 3". Also added a rock out cropping to break-up the scenery a bit.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 22nd, 2016 12:24 am
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New scenery carved and painted with wall paint. Finish coloring will come next, then weeds etc.

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I love it! Extensions already!



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Nice start on the layout!

That hoist cage is huge! I've seen a lot of hoist cages at old mines in the West, but none anywhere near as large as that.



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 Posted: Mon Jul 25th, 2016 12:27 am
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What can I say, Homestake was a huge operation. I imagine they had to lower some very large things into the mine. Did you notice the relatively small guides on the side of the cage? The hoist house is still in operation lowering a similar cage. The Sanford underground laboratory personnel use it for what ever. Some 18" gauge tracks were retained for some use I am not aware of. I assume some rolling stock must also be in use.

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Another change: I decided to breakup all that retaining wall under the roadbed. So a small bridge will be cut in to span a dry wash. This picture shows the rough-in beginning.

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I made a little progress around the new bridge area. Before the bridge goes in, scenery behind the bridge and the dry wash need to be finished. Trying to do this after the bridge is installed would be a pain in the butt.

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Next to the new bridge is the site for a future "DINKY" shed, left side of the barren track bed.

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This shot will give a better idea of the space I have for a shed. It will be a single stall with a small shop area on the side.

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