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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by markoteal » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:48 am

Great work Dwayne - I especially like where you include bridges where you naturally need them- often in the garden we have to manufacture a reason to pop in a bridge - yours meet a need based on the lay of the land and as a result look so natural and 'right'
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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by FWLR » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:09 am

Some hard work going into your line Dwayne.... :salute:
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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by Soar Valley Light » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:58 pm

Hi Dwayne,

As Kevin says, the new line is an interesting shape. It's certainly providing some good views of the line. It looks like another very nice line. Once the earthworks loose the 'raw edge' it's going to look like it's been there for years. The new track construction method sounds very durable, looking forward to seeing more.

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by Dwayne » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:14 pm

Thanks gents. I've got about half the track in place thus far. Trying to get it completed within the next couple of weeks before higher temps and tornados arrive...

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by Dwayne » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:56 am

Trying to get the track all laid before WW3 breaks out and shuts down my plans and play.

I've been assembling a few feet each evening this week. Completed the west loop where Maggie is located and have now begun on the final loop where Hope is located.

I've also decided to add a short logging branch line which veers off the main near Hope. Having to snake the track around a couple of yucca plants to make it work. The temporary fence that keeps the two namesake pooches off the layout will eventually be taken down when everything fills out with plant cover.

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by FWLR » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:14 am

Thats coming along nicely Dwayne.
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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by Soar Valley Light » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:46 pm

Nice work Dwayne,

I love the fact that you adapt and add as you go, it makes for some very interesting bits of construction and some really attractive railway.

Looking forward to seeing the first train.

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by Dwayne » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:19 pm

Thanks gents.

I was hoping to get more track down today but my native Canada sent a blast of frigid air my way so outdoor activity was curtailed. :sad5:

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by FWLR » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:06 am

I know what you mean, Easter Monday and it’s lashing it down here and cold with it….
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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:17 am

It's very organic the way your builds come together Dwayne. You mould the landscape into what you want when most of us use man made materials to create our lines.

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by Dwayne » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:56 am

Two weeks later and I've managed to get track laid from the trestle to the town of Hope...

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... and then few more feet to the wye switch where the a spur to the right leads to the Yucca logging district.

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The left side of the wye is now about 18 feet from the end of the line that curves around the head end of Squirrel Valley. I'm hoping to complete the track construction for this segment by next weekend to complete the mainline.

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:22 am

It looks like it's been there for years Dwayne.

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by Soar Valley Light » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:20 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:22 am
It looks like it's been there for years Dwayne.
Hi Dwayne,

Tom's right, it looks really settled. Fantastic progress and some very nicely engineered earthworks. Good luck with the next big push at the weekend.

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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by FWLR » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:44 am

Coming along great Dwayne, looks like it will evolve to an even better line then the last one. :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: Two Dogs Railway

Post by Dwayne » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:12 pm

Thanks guys. I managed another six feet Thursday evening. Down to a 12 foot gap between the two ends. Weather went south last night and we're getting much needed rainfall which is postponing progress.

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