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Offline grumbeast

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Re: Cascade 1
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 09:52:14 am »
Great idea Andy,

 BN was always my first choice for a US road, and as I'll be in the Pacific Northwest I'll have an excuse to buy some of those cascade green lovelies

Can't wait to see things develop


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Re: Cascade 1
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2017, 11:27:25 am »
Graham

If you are moving to Salmon Arm that is north of the border which makes Washington state the Pacific southwest. Remember that. How is your move going by the way?

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Re: Cascade 1
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 01:54:41 pm »
True enough Webbo!

 The move is .. well evolving..  We still have to sell our house here (thanks brexit and teresa may :(  )
so we've lost the house in Salmon Arm.. which sucks.. but it has led us to consider new and different things.   not to hijack the thread, but it looks like were now going to be buying land on Vancouver Island and building a log home .. its a terrifying prospect but exciting too.. and yes it will have a basement!

G.

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Re: Cascade 1
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 05:34:31 pm »
Wow Graham, exciting times!

Still haven't ruled out moving to WA ourselves, but it is more likely we stay in England now for financial reasons.

Andy
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Re: Cascade 1
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2017, 06:09:47 pm »
... it looks like were now going to be buying land on Vancouver Island and building a log home .. its a terrifying prospect but exciting too.. and yes it will have a basement!

G.

Well, you will need somewhere to hide from the bears  :o

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Re: Cascade 1
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2017, 09:43:52 pm »
Andy -as the saying goes -i saw this and thought of you ! :laugh3:



Not exactly a hot wire cutter -but it appears to work -Mrs ain't gonna like the vac getting involved tho !!!! :no:
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Re: Cascade 1
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2017, 11:25:50 pm »
It looks like fun but I'm glad that It wasn't me doing it!!
Look at the arms. What a mess.   :D
I wonder if cutting with the rotary tool has certain texture when you finish it.

Dats

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« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2017, 11:41:35 pm »
The mess would have been a lot worse if using a rotary tool on the expanded polystyrene which I used. The EP breaks up into little balls that fly everywhere just like a blizzard and worst of all, they stick to things and are difficult to clean up. So, hot wire on EP - yes; rotary tool on EP - not unless you are truly desperate.

Graham, building a log cabin on Vancouver Island is pretty exciting all right. VI is a nice place - I lived in Victoria for 6 years. Are you planning to live in the back woods?

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Re: Cascade 1
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2017, 08:48:35 am »
I hope you have a shop vac to clean up that mess!!! I've only been brave enough to use a rasp on the pink stuff.



Graham, building a log cabin on Vancouver Island is pretty exciting all right. VI is a nice place - I lived in Victoria for 6 years. Are you planning to live in the back woods?

Webbo
My wife grew up in Victoria and North Van so we know the area pretty well, but we're not going full on back-country, just something out of town a few minutes.  We're looking around Shawnigan Lake , Qualicum and Nanaimo at the moment, so small town/village or just out of town although we are looking a getting at least a couple of acres.  Its just a pity it doesnt look like the E&N will resume operation (well SVI now).  I do hope it gets sorted out else its a ferry ride to the mainland to railfan

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Re: Cascade 1
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2017, 01:11:59 pm »
Looking at that guy with his pink foam makes me think that the small amount of mess I make with the foam cutter has made it a brilliant investment!  I've also fallen foul of the white expanded polystyrene in the past.  The little bits stick to everything, with a strangely warm feeling to them as well....

Andy
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Re: Cascade 1
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2017, 10:38:05 pm »
Hi Andy, Looks like you are off to a great start with your Cascade layout. I'm guessing you're aware there is a tunnel west of Wenatchee on the BN now BNSF that bares the name Cascade Tunnel? The tunnel is 7.8 miles in length and maybe the longest tunnel in the US. Even though I tend to model East Coast Railroads, I've always liked the "Big Green Machine". I too have a soft spot of the Milwaukee Road and specifically the electrified line between Harlowton, MT and Avery, Id. The line over St. Paul Pass was especially impressive. The howl of the Little Joe's and Boxcab electrics was impressive and if I remember correctly, one Little Joe was rated at 5,000 HP. I'm looking forward to future updates of your Cascade route.

 

 
Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Cascade 1
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2017, 09:45:13 pm »
Hi Rich

Thank you for your kind comments.  I might live in England, but the wife is from Wenatchee, Washington and I enjoyed my trip out there a couple of years ago.  The scenery is what inspired me to model this area, as a diversion from the main Montrose and Highland layout.

I do know about the Cascade Tunnel.  It's got a door at one end, to help contain diesel fumes and then has a system to suck all the fumes out!  I spent some time at nearby Skykomish while I was out there, as well as Wenatchee, and Malaga/Apple Yard, which is where Cascade is meant to be based.

As for the Milwaukee Road, I spent a couple of weeks in Wisconsin in May this year, and developed my interest for the railroad.  I'm now also a member of the Milwaukee Road Historical Society, and have also been a member of the Great Northern Historical Society in the past.  Both organisations are EXCELLENT, and I can't speak more highly of them both.

Oh and if you liked Cascade 1, check out Cascade 2 which is also on my Youtube channel!

Andy
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Re: Cascade 1
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2017, 10:57:58 pm »
Hi Rich

Thank you for your kind comments.  I might live in England, but the wife is from Wenatchee, Washington and I enjoyed my trip out there a couple of years ago.  The scenery is what inspired me to model this area, as a diversion from the main Montrose and Highland layout.


As for the Milwaukee Road, I spent a couple of weeks in Wisconsin in May this year, and developed my interest for the railroad.  I'm now also a member of the Milwaukee Road Historical Society, and have also been a member of the Great Northern Historical Society in the past.  Both organisations are EXCELLENT, and I can't speak more highly of them both.

Andy
UK


Hi Andy, The next time you and the wife take a trip to Wenatchee, see if you can talk the wife into a side trip to Avery, Id. The Milwaukee Road line over St. Paul Pass has been turned into a trail. It sounds like you can ride through St. Paul Pass Tunnel and across all the bridges.

http://www.ridethehiawatha.com/the-trail

Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: Cascade 1
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2017, 07:13:54 am »
That looks awesome!  Thanks Rich.

Andy
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Re: Cascade 1
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2017, 04:29:00 pm »
Hi Andy,
   I just watched Cascade 2, very nice updates. Did you have any problems with the water? I cannot find Cascade 3, have you released it yet?

I also just finished watching the Montrose and Highland Railroad #36 video. We pronounce Lehigh Valley as "Lee - High" Valley.

Though you may like to see the locomotive I worked on Monday (9-25-17)





She is in for her 184 day inspection and maintenance inspection.

Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom in 2016, I offer my condolences. My mom also passed in September of 2016. I also believe we will all be reunited again.



 
Cheers,
Rich S.

 

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