Oregon & Northwestern Railroad in a DQ

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by upguy, May 12, 2003.

  1. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    After today's work session, the river bed is closer to completion. Not done, by any means, just closer to completion. Some ballasting was done...mostly on the out-of-sight areas.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    The river channel looks like it is filled with mud at this time. The river water color will probably not be much different.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Here is a closer picture of the river crossing.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Just a couple quick pictures to show the continuing scenery progress.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Unfortunately, the fault line near the tunnel will not be easy to disguise.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Ground foam, sifted gravel, and some plant parts (yarrow for sagebrush) have been added to some of the lift off portions of the layout.

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    I would like to see a layout like that at our DQ! I would have to eat more blizzards!
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    nice job;) i'll have to stop and check it out next time through. my inlaws live in legrande and we pass through about twice a year. it is some of the most beautiful country along the columiba river.

    rich.
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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Today most of the ballast was cemented in place and the first Envirotex was poured for the river.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Today, most of the ballast was cemented in place and the first Envirotex was poured for the river.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    More scenery work was done today. Here is a shot of a train coming up the Poison Creek grade toward the tunnel.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    A view of the rear of the train ascending the Poison Creek grade.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    The train is seen here exiting the Poison Creek tunnel on its return trip from Seneca.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    The train is at the mouth of the Poison Creek Canyon, descending the grade on the way to Burns and Hines

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Here the train is crossing the Silvies River approaching the mill site at Seneca, Oregon.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Distance shot from the Seneca end of the layout.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Envirotex was poured along the length of Poison Creek as can be seen in the previous pictures. Work was also started on some trees for the mountains. Here is a reverse angle from the previous picture that shows two of the first trees.

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  18. Greg Elems

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    Very nice upguy. The UP caboose looks real good too, is it brass? Your layout should be real popular at the DQ.

    Greg Elems
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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Yes, Greg, it is a brass caboose.

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    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    Today I have been planting 100 year old trees, but it is hard to stay ahead of the loggers.

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