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1/1/2003

1 The Basement Entrance to the QCSME Layout

"Watch Those Steps!  They are taller than they are wide."

2 The Original Basement Condition

"Construction Begins."

3 The Framing for Midland Yard

"Studs are in for the back wall of Midland Yard."

4 The Framing for Knox

"Studs are in for the back wall of Knox."

5 Newton Construction

"Dave Piskorik and Eric Viall putting in the backdrop for Newton."

6 Newton Entrance Construction

"Construction continues at the entrance to Newton."

7 Newton Entrance Construction

"Construction continues at the entrance to Newton."

8 Eric Viall Working on Midland Yard

"Midland Yard Entrance Track is Laid."

9 John Weber Working on Midland Yard

"Midland Yard Background is Framed."

10 Midland Yard

"Classification Tracks are completed."

11 Colfax to Midland Yard

"Full view of Colfax to Seward Interchange to Midland Yard (on right).""

12 Colfax Spline Roadbed

"Clips holding Colfax Spline Roadbed in Place."

13 Colfax To Seward Interchange

"Clips holding Colfax Spline Roadbed Next to Future Seward Interchange."

14 Colfax To Seward Interchange to Midland Yard

"The full view of the Colfax to Midland Yard Loop."

15 Randy's Curve Under Construction

"The backdrop is in for Randy's Curve."

16 Henry to Morris Loop

"Just a few studs are in for the future loop of Henry (on left) to Morris (on right)."

17 Midland Yard

"Ron Rahn and John Weber working on Midland Yard."

18 Midland Yard from Randy's Curve

"Mike Johnson and John Weber Looking Over Randy's Curve."

19 Eric Viall's Hand

"Apparently Not a Good Photo Opportunity ..."

20 Bill Rupert and John Weber At Midland Yard

"Both men are fixing the track at the entrance to Midland Yard."

21 John Weber, Ken Roehrs and Mike Johnson At Midland Yard

"More construction at Midland Yard."

22 Ken Roehrs Working at Red Rock

"Ken Roehrs putting in the wiring at Red Rock (Power Plant)."

23 Mike Johnson and John Weber at Horseshoe Curve

"The long siding on the loop (Horseshoe) is the other entrance to Midland Yard."

24 Bill Rupert repairing a turnout

"Bill Rupert repairing a turnout a the temporary repair table."

25 Randy's Curve

"Mike Johnson, Ron Rahn, Tom Rasmussen & Bill Rupert working on Randy's Curve."

26 Bill Rupert & Eric Viall on Track Repair

"Bill Rupert & Eric Viall doing more track repair."

27 First Wreck At Randy's Curve

"The infamous curve at the entrance to Midland Yard has claimed more victims!"

28 First Train at Midland Yard #1

"The first train going through Midland Yard."

29 First Train at Midland Yard #2

"The first train going through Midland Yard."

30 Bill Rupert With More Track Repair

"Is there money in the account for some new turnouts?"

31 Future Home of Hidden Staging Yard

"The North Burlington / South Island Staging future location."

32 Tom Rasmussen & Bill McQuitty

"Tom Rasmussen & Bill McQuitty just workin' on the railroad."

33 No, its not a picture of my basement

"The boxed material salvaged from the previous layout."

34 Temporary Track Repair Station

"This RIP is no longer in this part of the layout."

35 Track Layout Plans #1

"The original track layout plans - mostly intact except for Newton."

36 Track Layout Plans #2

"The original track layout plans - mostly intact except for Newton."

37 Meeting Area

"The enclosed meeting area in the Southeast Corner."

38 Full-Length Basement View

"With construction partially complete, this is a full-length view of the basement."

39 Meeting Area - Outside

"The space between the Meeting Area and Randy's Curve."

40 Knox Under Construction

"The Knox mainline is in but not the spur track."

41 Eagle Under Construction

"The Eagle mainline is in but not the spurs or sidings."

42 Newton Under Construction

"The curve before entering Newton."

43 Red Rock Under Construction

"Red Rock partially complete where the coal Power Plant will be placed."

44 Red Rock Backdrop

"The backdrop is nearly complete behind the power plant."

3/2/2003

45 The First Turnout at Midland Yard

"Only 200 more to Go!"

9/22/2003

46 Putting in the Layout Bench Work

"My post is level, it must be the floor that is crooked."

47 Building Midland Yard

"Now if I could just find my switcher."

48 Securing the 2x4s

Dave:  "This is how high the flood of 1965 reached."

49 Mike and Tom Building the Knox Area

"Hey, it's your turn to plaster."

50 Mike and Tom Building the Knox Area Scenery

"Lord, please don't let me spill plaster on the tracks ..."

51 Ron and Dave in the RIP Area

"Ron:  We only need 1000 more hoppers and we're good."

 


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