The latest at NL&SC

This is for my friends who just want to see the most recent photos Latest progress no rantings or stories. Below
the links take you to photo bucket slide shows categorized by each site. They start out with the most recent progress and work backwards through the construction stages.
Shasta divisions 17th crossing of the Sacramento River
Shasta divisions 18th crossing of the Sacramento River Cantara
Riverside Citrus District in N scale

Monday, May 30, 2011

Street running "but with many advisers they succeed" Proverbs 15:22

Because of a reference to a scripture I made this past weekend my friend said he wasn't a religious man.  I don't know why he said that because I surely don't think of my self as a " religious man" .  I guess its just when the bible is mentioned it brings religion to mind and for some its a touchy subject . 
Anyway I have been trying to convince myself on what was the best way to inlay track for grade crossings, street running and other situations where the ties are buried and only the rail is exposed.  As simple as this may sound I have found that burying the track is not a simple thing to do.  When ever I have attempted to do this before I had performance complications that had to be over come.  Rather than trying to pickup from where I left off last time (without any council). I thought I would ask my friends on the trainboard what they were doing.  Anyway that is why I am referring to Proverbs 15:22 because it relates to council and that is why I am setting up the links at the bottom of this post.  I thought it was worth mentioning to those of you who have never thought about it before or were going to make an attempt at it your self.

Proverbs 15:22

Street running

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Progress 5-28-2011

Well today was a good day on the nlandsc. Tom C. brought over some of his nicely weathered Santa Fe equipment and set it out arond the Riverside plant. The photos show the progress made on the section between 8th and 9th St. Looking at photo titled 1 Progress it is easy to see some of the changes when compared to previous work. A couple more photos show off some of Tom C's.fine Santa Fe equipment.

2 Progress

3 Progress

Monday, May 23, 2011

Grade crossings and gauging

Well here it is late May and I finally have something to blog about. With some help from Tom C. I finished setting the Riverside irrigation canal. Along with that are two bridges that cross the irrigation canal and the Santa Fe grade. The grade crossing was built with styrene strip and sheet. I will post pictures later. The grade crossings can sometimes be a real head ache. In this case it went pretty easy. I am expecting to have to re-gauge some of the wheel sets on my freight cars.