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Old 08-28-2010, 11:48 PM
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Hey Reg,
Once you get yours going maybe you can help me with mine, I have only had it for six years.


You bet. But it is likely to start out as a classic case of the blind leading the blind.

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Old 08-28-2010, 11:52 PM
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It is hard to believe, but I got another couple of hours of MRR time today.

I now have four trestle bents complete (two installed on the treastle) with just three more to go. Once the bents are all in place, all I need to do is fabricate and install the sway bracing and the trestle will be ready to put into place. Actual placement will be a bit of an exercise, but should be straightforward.

I just noted that my first post on railroad progress was in July of last year. Sometimes it seems that I have been working on this layout longer than that. But noting that date, and remembering the weeks of forced inactivity. I am actually quite encouraged by the progress I have made.

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Old 09-02-2010, 12:32 PM
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I managed to sneak down the basement, AGAIN!.

Progress on the Black Creek Trestle is very encouraging. I promise to take some photos this evening and try and get them posted tomorrow.

All the bents have been built and installed. The next step is to cut and install the sway bracing and the retainer boards on the abutment bents.

It will then be ready to begin the installation process. The first step in that process will be to test fit the trestle and install shimming under the bents and to fabricate and install the supports for the abutment bents.

Once I know it is properly fitted, it will be removed and I will do the scenery around the trestle. Only then will final installation take place.

Photos tonight!

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I'm waiting Reg!
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Me too Reg!!!!!


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Old 09-03-2010, 09:26 AM
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OK! OK! Here they be. I have included earlier photos for those who might not have been following the trestle project (which has been hanging fire far to long). Also, pardon the clutter. I didn't have time to "stage" the latest photos. I just took 'em in the work area.

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Very nice Reg, well worth waiting for. Very symetrical & the color looks good as well. Did you letter your engine?
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Very nice Reg, well worth waiting for. Very symetrical & the color looks good as well. Did you letter your engine?
Thanks. The stain is my standard india ink in alcohol that I use for all weathered and/or treated wood.

I did not letter the loco. It will get re-lettered. I happened upon a good deal for that particular engine. And, in fact, looking at the photo again, that is a mismatched tender. The loco that goes with that tender has less pinstriping and has the number under the cab windows.

I have two of the consolidations. One was purchased at a decent discount from Internet Trains and has nice pinstriping and is unlettered. I forget who the other came from, but they offered a really attractive discount if they could select the paint and lettering style. They chose Colorado Mines #28 and I saved about $60 over what everybody else was listing the loco for.

Eventually, everything will be lettered for the Henderson Bay Railway and Navigation Company. Equipment mods, painting, lettering and weathering will not be seriously started until I have most of the track in place, though I have seriously modified, painted and weathered one of the Bachmann cabooses (cabeese?)

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Looking very nice Reg. Should look great set in the layout. Just so you know I did tell Steve you were really modeling something and not just making the whole thing up!!


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