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 Posted: Mon Aug 8th, 2016 06:03 am
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Larry G
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Si,
My ties are 1 3/4" x  5/16" x 1/4". They were cut from a clear redwood 1" x 6" plank on my 10" table saw. I won't have enough ties so will have to find another clear redwood plank. Clear redwood is getting harder to find and is quite expensive compared to other soft woods. I now have 11' of ties glued in place. I'll be using code 100 rail for my track.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 8th, 2016 06:27 am
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James,
No bazillion Ponderosa trees for me.  I plan to model a area of the "hills" that is more arid than most parts. For example:inside the city limits of Rapid City, the East side of "M" hill is very much like Arizona, hot and dry. Even some of the vegetation resembles that in Arizona.
Unfortunately, half of the East side of "M" hill just burned taking out most of the few trees we had there. The West side, where most of the trees are, was untouched by the fire.

Two 11 year old boys, playing with fire works, started the fire and are being charged with arson since they have started other fires too.

Larry

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 Posted: Mon Aug 8th, 2016 08:24 am
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Well the M hill will be blooming by next year I suppose.

But on a serious note, I hope those kids learn that when you have a burn ban in effect in South Dakota, it should not be taken lightly.

About 5 years ago someone dropped a match near the reservation.  Within 2 days it had burned around 11,000 acres.

Oh well, at least that will simplify the scenery process a bit.  Keep up the good work!

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 Posted: Tue Aug 9th, 2016 07:21 am
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This biker dude will give you some idea of the small size of the bridge.
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Moving forward on the bridge...
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Painted the hill side, not sure if I like the gray, a little dark for the Black Hills.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 10th, 2016 06:45 pm
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Looks great. Now, a little closer view of the lady might be OK also.
Keep it up, nice rock work.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 10th, 2016 07:29 pm
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Woodie, I am your humble servant. This is as close as I could crop the picture without it getting so grainy you couldn't make out what you are looking at.
Both figures are by Jimmy Flintstone.
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Hey Woodie
Rockwork? I dont see any rockwork----

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Hi Larry.

Very nice looking boulders.
Quite a smooth surface.
Kept rounded by creek water I guess.

:moose:

Sigh.



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