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Re: Gitchi-Gumi Railroad
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2020, 08:37:59 AM »
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Starting the yard...

What a mess, was the dog in here?






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Re: Gitchi-Gumi Railroad
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2020, 06:28:16 AM »
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Next step: installing the lift out section.









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Re: Gitchi-Gumi Railroad
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2020, 06:33:35 AM »
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This is the landscape part.











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Re: Gitchi-Gumi Railroad
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2020, 06:41:38 AM »
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The above is another change of plan. Originally I wanted to set up an ore loading plant.
But I also wanted a bridge, so I dropped the loading facility in favor of the bridge. Bridge pics follow later.

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Re: Gitchi-Gumi Railroad
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2020, 11:35:47 AM »
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Looking good, got a new track plan?

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Re: Gitchi-Gumi Railroad
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2020, 02:09:43 PM »
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Only partly...

The yard with the ore dock approach. All the flex track is not included.



The lower stagging yard.



For the rest I don't have a plan right now.

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Re: Gitchi-Gumi Railroad
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2020, 03:50:02 PM »
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The next photos are of the small industries and yard:







The last photo shows the finished track work of the yard.

The ore loading facility is now a coal loading facility. You have to imagine this:
At the LS&I Ore dock is also an unloading facility for coal. The laker comes in, unloads the coal with the self unloader and loads ore from the dock.
Unfortunately there is no space for the unloader...

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Re: Gitchi-Gumi Railroad
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2020, 08:47:54 AM »
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Ok, here is the last set. The last gap is closed and the trains can go around the wall.





I'll try to take a panorama photo of the whole layout.

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Re: Gitchi-Gumi Railroad
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2020, 12:33:25 PM »
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Looks like good progress, Thomas. I especially like the flowing curves in the yard, that’s very nice. An interesting concept, too, but ummm, what’s with the railroad name? It’s so, well, German, for a Lake Superior setting...
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Re: Gitchi-Gumi Railroad
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2020, 12:40:34 PM »
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Looks like good progress, Thomas. I especially like the flowing curves in the yard, that’s very nice. An interesting concept, too, but ummm, what’s with the railroad name? It’s so, well, German, for a Lake Superior setting...
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Re: Gitchi-Gumi Railroad
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2020, 01:31:04 PM »
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Not a Gordon Lightfoot fan I guess.

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Re: Gitchi-Gumi Railroad
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2020, 02:44:06 PM »
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Looks like good progress, Thomas. I especially like the flowing curves in the yard, that’s very nice. An interesting concept, too, but ummm, what’s with the railroad name? It’s so, well, German, for a Lake Superior setting...
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Thank you.

The name? Well, it's not German....  :D

I can't remember where I got the spelling Gitchi-Gumi but I'm sure I read it somewhere.
Maybe I should re-name it to Gichi-Gami.

https://www.lakesuperior.com/the-lake/lake-superior/281almanac/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Superior

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Re: Gitchi-Gumi Railroad
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2020, 03:33:41 PM »
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By the shores of Gitche Gumee

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

By the shores of Gitchee Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water,
Stood the wigwam of Nokomis
Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis.
Dark behind it rose the forest,
Rose the black and gloomy pine trees,
Rose the firs with cones upon them;
Bright before it beat the water,
Beat the clear and sunny water,
Beat the shining Big-Sea-Water.

There the wrinkled old Nokomis
Nursed the little Hiawatha,
Rocked him in his linden cradle,
Bedded soft in moss and rushes,
Safely bound with reindeer sinews;
Stilled his fretful wail by saying,
" Hush! the Naked Bear will hear thee! "
Lulled him into slumber, singing,
" Ewa-yea! my little owlet!
Who is this that lights the wigwam?
With his great eyes lights the wigwam?
Ewa-yea! my little owlet! "

Many things Nokomis taught him
Of the stars that shine in heaven;
Showed him Ishkoodah, the comet,
Ishkoodah, with fiery tresses;
Showed the Death-Dance of the spirits,
Warriors with their plumes and war-clubs,
Flaring far away to Northward
In the frosty nights of Winter;
Showed the broad white road in heaven,
Pathway of the ghosts, the shadows,
Running straight across the heavens,
Crowded with the ghosts, the shadows.

At the door on Summer evenings
Sat the little Hiawatha;
Heard the whispering of the pine trees,
Heard the lapping of the waters.
Sounds of music, words of wonder;
" Minne-wawa! " said the pine trees,
" Mudway-aushka! " said the water.

Saw the firefly, Wah-wah-taysee,
Flitting through the dusk of evening,
With the twinkle of its candle
Lighting up the brakes and bushes,
And he sang the song of children,
Sang the song Nokomis taught him:
" Wah-wah-taysee, little firefly,
Little, flitting, white-fire insect,
Little, dancing, white-fire creature,
Light me with your little candle,
Ere upon my bed I lay me,
Ere in sleep I close my eyelids! "

Saw the moon rise from the water
Rippling, rounding from the water,
Saw the flecks and shadows on it,
Whispered, " What is that, Nokomis? "
And the good Nokomis answered:
" Once a warrior, very angry,
Seized his grandmother, and threw her
Up into the sky at midnight;
Right against the moon he threw her;
'Tis her body that you see there. "

Saw the rainbow in the heaven,
In the eastern sky, the rainbow,
Whispered, " What is that, Nokomis? "
And the good Nokomis answered:
" 'Tis the heaven of flowers you see there;
All the wild flowers of the forest,
All the lilies of the prairie,
When on earth they fade and perish
Blossom in that heaven above us. "

When he heard the owls at midnight,
Hooting, laughing in the forest,
" What is that? " he cried in terror.
" What is that, " he said, " Nokomis? "
And the good Nokomis answered:
" That is but the owl and owlet,
Talking in their native language,
Talking, scolding at each other. "

Then the little Hiawatha
Learned of every bird its language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How they built their nests in Summer,
Where they hid themselves in Winter,
Talked with them whene'er he met them,
Called them " Hiawatha's Chickens. "

Of all beasts he learned the language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How the beavers built their lodges,
Where the squirrels hid their acorns,
How the reindeer ran so swiftly,
Why the rabbit was so timid,
Talked with them whene'er he met them,
Called them " Hiawatha's Brothers. "

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Re: Gitchi-Gumi Railroad
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2020, 04:35:35 PM »
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Thank you.

The name? Well, it's not German....  :D

I can't remember where I got the spelling Gitchi-Gumi but I'm sure I read it somewhere.
Maybe I should re-name it to Gichi-Gami.

https://www.lakesuperior.com/the-lake/lake-superior/281almanac/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Superior

Thomas  :)

Isn’t the Railwire just a never ending source of all kinds of information? I learn things, every day :D
I stand corrected, the Gumi part threw me onto the wrong continent.
Fun stuff,
Otto
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Re: Gitchi-Gumi Railroad
« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2020, 05:09:13 PM »
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Isn’t the Railwire just a never ending source of all kinds of information? I learn things, every day :D


Ain't that the truth!  :)

By the way, I found the missing images and added them to the old posts.

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