Piedmont Division Blog

Dream big, start small and plan for the future

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Track Replacement Surgery

December 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Not quite as long a recovery as hip or knee replacement, but getting myself prepared for the task took a little longer than expected. You see, the doctors at the Piedmont Division (PD) first identified the ailment and planned some time ago, as I recall about fourteen months ago (10/2007) that the layout track scheme needed a pair of turnouts to aid in a more direct path between the freight/staging/fiddle yard and the classification yard.

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Category: Model Railroading

Dream Big, Start Small and Plan for the future

September 4th, 2008 · No Comments

I was inspired by the MRH forum discussion thread "Is there a right way to model railroad?" started by Irv (aka feldman718 ), and this thread got me to formulating and rethinking the herald slogan catch phrase for my Piedmont Division site and I came up with: "Dream Big, Start Small and Plan for the Future" I like the sound of it and I especially like what […]

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Category: Informational

Lift Out Section progress continues

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Worked on the lift out section (LOS) this past weekend (03/28 - 30/2008). Measured and hot glued the styrene sheet for concrete foundations, pads, and roadways in and around the locomotive service facility LDE. The image to the left shows the attached styrene sheets and drying after it was spray painted with a 1:1 ratio […]

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Category: Model Railroading

Allied Rail Rebuilders progress continues

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Continued work on the Allied Rail Rebuilders (ARR) kit on Friday (03/28/2008) and Sunday (03/30/2008) by adding some gray latex caulk to the brick walls of the structure to simulate mortar and grout between the bricks. Then framing of the walls began with the base foundation then added the interior steel support structures and the removable […]

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Category: Model Railroading