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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #870 on: July 20, 2019, 04:46:22 PM »
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Excellent scenery work; the ground cover on this layout is A1.
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #871 on: July 20, 2019, 07:41:05 PM »
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@davefoxx ,

The whistle shows up at the end of my July 2019 update video.

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #872 on: July 20, 2019, 08:53:01 PM »
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The whistle shows up at the end of my July 2019 update video.

Must have been recorded from Tweetsie No. 12 (ex-ET&WNC No. 12), as that sounds dead-on to me.  Excellent.

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #873 on: July 20, 2019, 08:56:17 PM »
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Must have been recorded from Tweetsie No. 12 (ex-ET&WNC No. 12), as that sounds dead-on to me.  Excellent.

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Sounds good on a K-27 also, even if not exactly prototype!
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #874 on: August 17, 2019, 10:32:33 PM »
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #875 on: August 25, 2019, 12:57:26 AM »
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Finally making progress again at Ophir.  I finished the Oilton Club Saloon (the center two-story structure) which happens to be the only surviving structure from the railroad days at the Ophir Loop.  Also planning out backdrop positions.



At the base of the log retaining wall between Colorado Highway 145 and Howard Fork of the San Miguel River was a dizzying amount of debris and garbage.  Apparently during Ophir's 8 months of winter, residents found it easier to simply toss stuff over the side.  My debris pile is actually considerably thinner than the prototype.  The realigned Colorado 145 completely obliterates this scene today.

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #876 on: August 25, 2019, 01:09:20 PM »
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At the base of the log retaining wall between Colorado Highway 145 and Howard Fork of the San Miguel River was a dizzying amount of debris and garbage.  Apparently during Ophir's 8 months of winter, residents found it easier to simply toss stuff over the side.  My debris pile is actually considerably thinner than the prototype.  The realigned Colorado 145 completely obliterates this scene today.


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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #877 on: August 25, 2019, 10:52:20 PM »
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At the base of the log retaining wall between Colorado Highway 145 and Howard Fork of the San Miguel River was a dizzying amount of debris and garbage.  Apparently during Ophir's 8 months of winter, residents found it easier to simply toss stuff over the side. 


Would shipping pallets have been discarded or would they have been broken up for use as kindling or firewood?
Better yet, park a pickup truck at the top of the retaining wall with a person down at the base scavenging the pallets to use as framing material for a model train layout or modules.

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #878 on: August 25, 2019, 10:55:39 PM »
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My 07 Nissan Frontier would be a tad out of place, but that would totally be me!
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #879 on: August 25, 2019, 11:01:28 PM »
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Would shipping pallets have been discarded or would they have been broken up for use as kindling or firewood?
Better yet, park a pickup truck at the top of the retaining wall with a person down at the base scavenging the pallets to use as framing material for a model train layout or modules.

I thought you guys knew me better than that!   :D  Of course there's a photo in one of my books with what appears to be a shipping pallet lying below that very wall at Ophir around 1945.
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #880 on: August 25, 2019, 11:15:37 PM »
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I thought you guys knew me better than that!   :D  Of course there's a photo in one of my books with what appears to be a shipping pallet lying below that very wall at Ophir around 1945.
That photo must have been taken on the day after Thanksgiving.

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #881 on: August 25, 2019, 11:21:49 PM »
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That photo must have been taken on the day after Thanksgiving.

Not likely...  There'd be three feet of snow down there by Thanksgiving!  It's a summer shot. 

One of the sources of the debris is that back when Colorado 145 was a single-lane wagon road there were structures perched on piles of cribbing there across from the depot.  When the road was widened and the retaining wall moved outward, those structures were either moved (like the Quality Store) or obliterated.  Ophir in the 1890s looked like a poster for all the things you shouldn't do on a model railroad if you want to look prototypical.  While that doesn't explain the pallets, there was a considerable amount of wood and structure debris down there too.  To that end I put a few timbers and a broken window frame to represent that past.

In the end, I like how the pallets look down there so they are staying...end of conversation.   :D  You may model your Ophir without pallets.
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #882 on: August 25, 2019, 11:52:19 PM »
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Not likely...  There'd be three feet of snow down there by Thanksgiving!  It's a summer shot. 
The (day after) Thanksgiving reference was supposed to be a follow-on to reply #876. Sorry you missed it.

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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #883 on: August 26, 2019, 12:21:55 AM »
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The (day after) Thanksgiving reference was supposed to be a follow-on to reply #876. Sorry you missed it.

LOL, jeez, I hadn't heard that song in forever and didn't put two and two together.  Well played!
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Re: HOn3 Rio Grande Southern First District 1938-1945
« Reply #884 on: August 26, 2019, 08:15:45 PM »
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Land forms taking shape...  I removed the little section car shed while I worked, but the stilts are still visible.

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