There's a whole lot (100 tons) of dirt, 75 discarded ties, and track to come later. Each bundle contains 25 ties. One tie fell on my big toe.
Howdy fellow builders. If you have a spouse/kids/friends/relatives who aren't into building railroads, you know how it is. They think your elevator doesn't go to the top. I'm here to tell you that it's all right, you're with friends here, me one them. I'm sure you will understand the dedication.
My layout will be about 25X100 feet with the perimeter made of by stacking old ties. I've been shaping the dirt to get a folded dogbone track length of about 350', with a couple of tunnels and several trestles. I model the SP in the 70' - 80's.
So far, as of today, the ground has been cleared, most of the ties have been placed and the dirt is getting close to final shape. I will have to do the final shaping by hand shoveling in the morning or late evening. Too hot during the day.
I'm about 2 months into this. Very anxious to see trains running, if only on a short loop.
When not playing model civil engineer, I work on customizing rolling stock. There's an Aristo SD45 picture attached.
I want to help others as much as possible by showing what I'm doing. As I go forward in this project, I'll post my mistakes and successes. It's all for the fun of it, right?
I've posted a greeting in the New Members Forum.