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Old 11-20-2015, 07:37 AM   #1
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New CT Outdoor Garden RR

We finally were able to start construction of our outdoor garden railroad. Time, laborers and money constraints have already required changes. Hopefully we can button some of it up before the winter. raising money for track building supplies, track and power will be another undertaking.


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Old 11-20-2015, 03:57 PM   #2
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Some modelers use a foam base for their tracks.

Others use Cork.

I do believe that your quarry stone base is a first.

You sure are putting in some hard labor time.

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Old 11-20-2015, 04:26 PM   #3
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Nice

But you better hurry, Old Man Winter is coming fast.
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:09 PM   #4
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Wall is only for the dirt retention. The track will be on the interior area and most likely on elevated tubes embedded in the ground.

We had a plan with two loops of track and the wall closest to the building had several in and out curves which are nicer but we went with a straight wall. We will stop as soon as we fill it in and resume in the spring. we need to raise lots of money so it may take a bit longer.

I have carried more blocks in three days than I ever want to do again. I am on my third pair of gloves.

Thanks for looking.
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Wow! A lot of work there!
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Here is a little update. The main wall is complete. Next step, after may 15, will be the top cap stones. Then it will be filled in and compacted.

Biggest problem is raising the money for track and structures.








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Old 07-10-2016, 03:23 PM   #7
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Update:

Call before you dig has marked the property so we will be excavating for the electrical line.
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Don, is the area around there secure?
What is that some kind of park?

I don't remember you talking about where it is and about the building in the pictures? It looks like a RR station, nice. Is that some kind of building for a train club?

After you lay all the track I guess you will be adding some structures? And I guess the trains themselves will be stored inside the building, but I would worry about all the rest just sitting there all out in the open.

Some people get their kicks by doing strange acts of vandalism these days. The Wackos!
I would be worried about someone wrecking all you did after you get it all done.



You need money?
I think one of those walls would look good around my front yard & my low sitting front porch would look nice redone in the block too ..........how much?
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Never mind about what it is, I just saw the address in your signature.

You ought to make it an actual link like this.
More people might click on it. You know how?
Just copy and paste the link below and insert it into your signature. Make it a clickable link.

http://www.bmrailways.com/page1.htm
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Who manages the web site? You?

This needs to be updated?
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There are none?

The INFO LINKS
Needs this added, why not?
http://www.modeltrainforum.com/index.php

The Welcome page needs a little history on the building that houses the trains.

And more pictures are needed.
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