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  1. Ain't it funny how time slips away?

    With apologies to Willie Nelson, greetings fellow N Scalers! I have been all over the place these last few weeks between working, rail fanning, and even some model building. In addition, I am supposed to get out and walk some as part of my recovery process following surgery. What I haven't had time for was blogging. So I'll do my best to make it up to you this week.

    Pam and I were looking for someplace where we could walk indoors, as the weather had been uncooperative that week, ...
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  3. Salt Grass Short Line Extra

    Greetings, Nscalers and welcome back to the blog page update for the end of February.

    A short and productive month on the short line. Basic preparation of the plywood supporting panel complete, along with an attached operating shelf. While it was flipped on its backside attaching the shelf, affixed a power strip to get that off the floor. Once it got all put together it appears adequate to support the layout and scenery. Now the ball is in Sharon's court to develop and present her ...
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  4. Salt Grass Short Line update

    Greetings N scaler's. I'll try to put something up here on the week. Tonight looking like the weather is moderating sufficiently to finish work on the table base. Possibly tomorrow or at least for certain this week.

    Sharon tells me she wants an elevated run with bridges and things on her part of the layout. Me still holding out for flatlands. Compromise on a table as small as 48in x 36in is obviously in order. Will present to her a two-level layout with off-set ovals. Took a ...
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  5. Salt Grass Short Line wintered in

    Dangerously cold temperatures at our Gulf Coast location have hampered any progress on runners under the table to prevent its shifting or from attaching a controller shelf. Both are deferred to the warm-up that will eventually come.

    Meanwhile have busied myself working up a chart of scale speeds, weighing out the locomotive and passenger consist. I estimated my track length at 3yds, give-or-take. Have settled on a scale speed range of 22.5mph -to- 45mph for the 0-6-0 switcher. At ...
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