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 Posted: Thu Jun 29th, 2017 11:53 am
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Hi Jonah :wave:



I changed the name of the Thread to your new title.

If you would like a 2nd-line sub-title let us know.



" The table itself is almost done.
Nothing too fancy so I won't bore you with pictures of that endeavor."



Jonah, we all LOVE pics. :bg:

Even un-fancy tables. ;)



Sounds like good progress !



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 Posted: Thu Jun 29th, 2017 05:03 pm
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Sounds like a great start.  
I like the concept.  
Model Railroad names fascinate me.  There are so many creative folks in the hobby.  
One of my favorites is Lackamoney & Dedbroke. That was an outdoor 7-1/2" gauge line powered by a homemade "diesel" (Briggs & Stratton) with 2X4 ties.  
My layout is the Henderson Bay Railway & Transportation Company.  Not particularly creative, but Henderson Bay is named in honor of the late John Henderson, a great railfan, contributor to several magazines (mostly ones devoted to industrial railroads and shortlines) and a close friend. 
There is a whole back story to the layout, which someday I will write up and publish.
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 Posted: Thu Jun 29th, 2017 05:25 pm
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Alpine Flats. I like it.
Can't wait to see photos!



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Just a quick update today. After much thought, I want a back and forth operation as well as a continuous loop. So, in honor of one of my favorite model railroaders, John Allen, I will make my layout (modified for dimensions and with other spur operations) very similar to the original Gorre and Daphetid layout he made.

A final layout plan will be posted as soon as I am finished with the design!

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I've been gone awhile mulling over how to properly make this layout, and I can now say I think I have a great design finished! It won't be a continuous loop or a straight line, but more an incline switch to the mine, which I'll be posting my final drawing in a few hours once I finish it up

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Looking forward to seeing it.
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Well, me being the perfectionist I am, have finally figured out operations on the layout and what to model around. This change in theme has come with a different name for the railroad as well!

I am now calling this railroad the Mt. Columbia Short Line. This is due to the fact of the train taking passengers up the slopes of Mt. Columbia, over the Firewater River, thru Natural Birdge and up to Settler's Lodge. 

Settler's Lodge will be the focal point on the slope of Mt. Columbia, being a hotel as well the trailhead to the wilderness past the slopes of Mt. Columbia and beyond.

This will only be the beginning of the layout, and this small layout will be expanded once I get a permanent location for the layout. Until then, the freight and excursion cars will be hauled up the mountain by Locomotives No. 1 (4-4-0 outside frame) and No. 2 (0-4-0 Porter)now I only need to figure how to fit a small enginehouse for both engines on the layout!

But yeah, that's my update! Construction of the initial loop will occur in a few days once I am back home from being on vacation at the beach.

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layout picture

Here's a progress picture of the layout so far. Just laying track down tonight.

Attachment: IMG_1481.JPG (Downloaded 43 times)

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Always exciting.
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Hi Jonah :wave:



Lookin' good ! :bg:

Nice start. :thumb:



I added your photo to the Post you made.

Have a go at using the 'Attachment' button, at the bottom of the Main-Reply window.

Photos of 800x--- are good, some Members Post 1024x--- pixel pix. also.

It's quick & easy to get photos up with it.



You could also give the 'G' button at the top of the Main-Reply window a go as well.

It allows you to upload photos to your 'Members Gallery' & then Post them.

The 'Photo Posting' Forum has more about this in it & how to do it using Windows-10.

Give it a whirl, we can always delete anything that doesn't work out, but it's hard to go wrong really.



Both methods require a photo file size of under 0.5 Megabytes, OK for web sized photos.



All the best.



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P.S. If you want the Thread Name changed to 'The Mt. Columbia Short Line' or something, just ask.

You can have a 2nd-line sub-tittle as well, if you want.

Let us know. :)



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