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Okay, new backdrop installed so I have a fresh canvas to work on. 
We'll see how my poor painting talents turn out.

The nice thing is I can get to the backside of the layout without any trouble. 

Pulling out the backdrop to work on is no trouble,
since there are only a few screws holding it up.




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In asking, "does it rain there?" 

Hooo doggies, if it reaches the ground it can cause quite a bit of flooding! 

It rains so hard, so fast that the ground cannot absorb it,
and it just runs off into a flash flood, with force that can wreck a lot of stuff. 

Moves boulders, don't get caught in it.


Keep up those back drops Michael, looking nice.




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Scotty's Castle, in Grapevine Canyon, was hit by a flash flood. 

It's taken some six years of work on The Castle,
along with Bonnie Claire Road, to repair the damage.

It received a years worth of rain in five hours.

The Castle is slated to re-open in October this year.




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This is about the best I can do with my very limited painting skills.

I'm afraid that if I try any more painting I'll just mess it all up. 
So, I'll just leave it as is. 

I will blend the scenery and road into the backdrop.




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#8 prepares for a trip to the salt flats with one ore car in tow.





Rolling along the desert landscape nearing Buckensnortt Creek.





Arriving at the salt flats #8 pulls into Manly Siding,
and prepares to switch the spur at Morrison Borax.





#8 spots the log car that had been left behind by the previous local freight train.





Having pulled two loaded ore cars of borax from Morrison Borax,
#8 prepares its train for the return trip to San Miguel.





Crossing Buckensnortt Creek on its way back to San Miguel.





Crossing Washington Street in San Miguel.





Uncoupling from its train, #8 takes a quick ride on the turntable.










Shoving an ore car into MJ Mining's 'dump'.





#8 takes a break before its next assignment.




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Some great pics there and very interesting scenes,

progress is coming along.


Love the loco and tender, they fit in very well.


:2t:

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Peter,

Many thanks for the compliment.

Haven't been running trains as much as I would like to. 
Always seem to get involved in one project or another.

Even running one train out-and-back,
can keep me busy for an hour or more with the switching involved. 

And, I usually find a few things that need fixing or tweaking.
It's all part of the journey.




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Michael M wrote:
And, I usually find a few things that need fixing or tweaking.
It's all part of the journey.


Yep, that happens - and usually often!




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Here is an important moment in the history of the NI&E .... track laying is done !


Missed it by that much.

Well, almost.  Ran out of ties. 
Needed about 6 more ties to finish up. 
So had to cut a few more and stain them before spiking down the last few inches of rail.

The photo shows the 42" gauge line that connects San Miguel to the outside world,
via the Tonopah & Goldfield Railroad.

Still have much to do.

Then there's the Sundance extension that is still in the planning stages.




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Hi Michael  :mex:


WOW !

All of a sudden WAMMO !

It has sweeping vistas & backdrops & things !


It's all lookin' really GREAT ...  :bg:

... too much to like, so can't say all of it.  L:















This is a triptych ^^ of some of my favourite photos on the Page.  :thumb:


The borax tipple is  C :cool: :cool: L ...

... & the caboose is :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: in my book !  ;)




It's nice to see the engineer standing out, with his red top as well.  :P

Funky locey !  :pimp:  & great log car !


I'm wondering if I could 'clone'  "Si's Engineering"  here in Brit. Land ...

... maybe you could send me a few splinters from it ...
... I could put them in a test-tube & see what happens !  :brill:


:java::moose: :dt:


Si.




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