Rainier Great Western Const Update

RGW Feb 19, 2007

  1. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Why does the word "EXTERMINATE!" pop into my head, I wonder? LOL
     
  2. RGW

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    Dementia perhaps?
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    If I really use my imagination, it could be a very distant cousin to R2D2....
     
  4. RGW

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    Danger Will Robinson.....
     
  5. RGW

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    Only thing missing is the girl....

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  6. RGW

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    Big night tonight, full crew, new additions and lots of work. We welcomed new crewmember Mark Ditty. Mark is a HO intermodal aficionado. He recently lost his layout to a move and had been advised by the boss to clear out the garage. He asked if we were into intermodal and the answer was a resounding yes. Our Stacy Yard is the perfect landing spot for Mark's equipment.

    He immediately took to the yard and we agreed he could make it his own. Here are just some of the shots of him and his ideas.

    Mark mulling ideas to hide the support:

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    The auto rack area:

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    And a gazillion containers and trailers:

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    This just scratched the surface. He is talking about truck turn arounds, vehicle over passes and yard towers.

    Meanwhile, Wain and Bob continued to hit the lumber tracks with brite boys and dental tools. By evening end, tracks were oh so smooth.

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    Doug added more roads at the east end of Renton Yard:

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    And Ed and Ken added more LED strings and fabricated the new home for our second 300W transformer.

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    What a night. Time to call it a day, first shift as volunteer at the US OPEN tomorrow at 11. Gotta get some sleep. Thanks for checking in. M
     
  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Those guys could probably start a business doing that task. I have known plenty of people who could use their help!

    It is where I believe I have heard, a beautiful setting! And railroad tracks close by....
     
  8. RGW

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    Yep, Chambers Bay, in University Place, WA. BNSF has its Executive Business Train parked just out of TV camera range. No locos, but all the beautiful cars.

    http://www.chambersbaygolf.com/
     
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'd heard something about that train being out west. Now we know....
     
  10. friscobob

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    I haven't seen one of these things in action since I moved from Wyoming in the 60s. That slash burner is a great addition.

    Now is it me, or does this thing look like a beat-all-to-hell-and-gone Dalek? ;P
     
  11. RGW

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    Bob, it's as beat up to hell and gone as I could make it so far. M
     
  12. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Funny. A local radio DJ was just talking about this course. He's apparently been there. Said there was one tree on the whole site. Sounded as though he'd managed to hit it.
     
  13. RGW

    RGW TrainBoard Member

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    They call it lone pine.
     
  14. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ah. So he wasn't just kidding. Interesting!
     
  15. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Were you at the tournament today? If so, from what I saw on TV, you had quite a thrill!
     
  16. RGW

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    Great week all things equal, really tired after 4 shifts in the merchandise tent. Each shift 4.5 hrs of non-stop transactions.
     
  17. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    You now have one heck of a lifetime event to remember!
     
  18. RGW

    RGW TrainBoard Member

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    Exactly. I am very happy to have been a part of it.
     
  19. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I sure enjoyed the views they showed of the Sound, islands, trains. Those were a nice variation from the usual coverage. Maybe there will be another TV broadcast from there some day...
     
  20. RGW

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    Not unless they fix sight lines for fans and the greens for the players. We heard a ton of complaints about the poor viewing for fans
     

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