Projects

Weeds to Trees is what starts in or around Labor-Day weekend. The weeds start out on the side of the road in uncut fields on the east side of the United States. I’ve seen them in North and South Carolina, Tenn, Kentucky, and Ohio. I have found the lost photo’s to show you what they […]

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The railroad had a small problem with the two curves making an S curve on the railroad. This happens when the first curve ends and there is a second curve starting in a different direction that is to close to the first curve. The way to get rid of that is to put a straight […]

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Clovis Point started out as a vacation spot for summer fun. It has now changed to a winter scene because I have winter people and trees. I removed the scenery from the layout and started adding paper to fill the void in the landscape. The Hydrocal was placed over the paper and let to harden […]

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Ever wonder how to find more space to have your layout get bigger with out adding a new room on? I had an open corner in the room and the next thing I know I’m expanding. The reason for the helix was to lower the layout to connect to a staging yard.  I wanted the […]

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  When I had a crazy idea to move the return end of the layout and pick it up over the original layout and mount it on a different wall. Some called it impractical and crazy to add on. I went with my heart and started right away. This added at least 30 ft to […]

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With a meat packing plant right around the corner from the yard tracks. The railroad needed an ice house to cool down the cars that needed to be load and then repacked with ice to keep the cars cold in transit. The location came into play when the main tracks could no longer use the […]

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The only way to get to Al’s wharf was to get on to the main line and run down to the switch for Al’s wharf and enter the lead track. I wanted to keep Howard Yard off the main line to keep the main line open for trains to move straight and not get stuck […]

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With all the track that needed to be ballasted I had to find a quicker way to ballast it. I tested many different types of spreaders and the dreaded spoon. I found the answer when I put mustard on my hot dogs. It turns out a condiment bottle holds ballast very well. With a 1/4 […]

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The track on the right went behind the yard to the track on the right rear and didn’t stop at the yard. To make the railroad have a dual main line a set of switches had to be added. Ballast was pulled up so the track would go straight into the yard. The  switches were […]

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