Back On Track!!!!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by LarryGarrett, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. LarryGarrett

    LarryGarrett New Member

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    Sorry to be gone for so long. I had a natural (?) disaster strike the region that The Kansas City Southern & Strum Mountain Joint Agency is laying track in. Seems the surveyors and geologists, when they did their initial feasibility report, did not notice the water pipe (duh) that ran over the landscape. Anyway, one night, there was a great deluge of rain upon the territory in question. Lots of flooding in the Strum Valley vicinity. To be truthful, the lakes and streams looked better than anything I'll likely ever make...lol. Anyway, the track was fine. It did not get wet. Thank God for EZ Track and it's tall bedding. I'd say I had about 25% of the track down, and no switches on the table at that time. Why I removed the 4 switches already down a few days earlier, I'll never know, but THANK GOD. The primary damage was the foam landscape and base. It all got very wet and crumbly, plus much of my detail painting had been done with water soluble paints....lol....and who says "these colors don't run"?...lol

    However, I have started over (last week). Moved the 8X16 table to a dryer climate and am now working on the layout again. Fortunately, no rolling stock was on the track. The night before I had my Rivarossi Challenger on the track, all set-up with sound....damn, that would have been a disaster....whewwwwww. The only thing worse than losing that engine would be if my wife found out how much I paid for it....lol....Anyway, I'm back on track, and hopefully in a few weeks I'll be able to tell you guys, "come along and ride this train."
    :D :D :D
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Glad you are back, sorry to hear about the "Great Flood of 03". Nice to know you are getting past it, looking forward to some pics of the progress!
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Sorry to hear about the damage Larry. Any of it covered by insurance? I have a big sump pump in my basement and the amount of water it pumps out is amazing. Without it my layout would be sunk.
  4. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

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    I know the feeling, Larry.

    Noah went sailing past my layout a cuppla months ago when the washing machine hose burst in the laundry which was right above the layout, and was going for days. I was away at the time. :mad:
  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Hi Larry I see Murphys law got you to:(
    Glad you are back on track.
    I have a tap that turns on the out side water RIGHT ABOVE A SECTION OF MY L/O. A few seasons ago It sprung a leak.
    I was as quick as a spring chicken I got an empty ice cream bucket under it:D :D :D and hung it by the handel while I got my tools:D 3/4 full and the handel gave way:(
    Not a pretty site watching a grown man cry:rolleyes: