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 1/11/2010 - Layout Progress Pictures

1 Brain Trust Confers on Galt Redesign #1

"Larry Brown, Tom Rasmussen, Dave Piskorik and Bill Whitworth confer on the new Galt track arrangement."

2 Brain Trust Confers on Galt Redesign #2

"Dave is working on the new spline roadbed for the Galt to Newton mainline."

3 Brain Trust Confers on Galt Redesign #3

"Tom:  If we up the speed limit, the trains can jump the creek and we won't need a bridge ....  :-)".

4 Galt has a New Industry

"Bill Whitworth has been busy adding new industries to Galt.  The Galt Steel Works will soon have tracks laid to its loading doors.".

5 Red Rock has a New Industry

"The Red Rock Retort is almost in operations due to Bill Whitworth's efforts."

 2/15/2010 - Layout Progress Pictures

6 Bill Whitworth's Grandson

"Model building must be in the blood.  Bill's skills are evident in his grandson!"

7 New Galt Water Course

"Instead of a lumberyard, Galt now has a new northern watercourse - Styrofoam Stream!"

8 New Galt Viaduct

"Dave Piskorik and Tom Rasmussen have completed a new viaduct to replace the former (too narrow) girder bridge."

9 East Albertsville Road

"The roughed-in road at East Albertsville is now in place by Jim McMahon."

10 Kramer Track Changes

"Randy Rogers and Ken Roehrs (our electrical expert) collaborating on Kramer track wiring for the new track arrangement. 

11 Ken Explaining the Intricacies of Track Wiring

"Ken: I you do it right, the train goes Whoo-whoo.  If you do it wrong, you hear a crackling sound and the room goes black!"

12 A Man With A Drill

"Nothing is more dangerous than Randy with a Power Tool.  Beware our new Drill Instructor ..."

13 Weber Processing

"Ron Rahn and Bill Whitworth at Amboy renaming the flour elevator to Weber Processing (to honor the late John Weber's memory)."

3/1/2010 - Layout Progress Pictures

14 Bill Whitworth Steamer #9605 - Back View

"Bill Whitworth's latest weathering job on steamer - #9605 Back View."

15 Bill Whitworth Steamer #9605 - Front View

"Bill Whitworth's latest weathering job on steamer - #9605 Front View."

16 Bill Whitworth Steamer #9605 - Side View

"Bill Whitworth's latest weathering job on steamer - #9605 Side View."

17 Albertsville Commissary

"Weathering on the Albertsville Commissary by Bill Whitworth."

18 No-name River at Galt

The riverbed for the new river (no name yet) at Galt / Red Rock has been installed."

19 Utica Steel Works at Galt

"Bill Whitworth has installed the Utica Steel Works at Galt's South End."

20 Knox Grain Elevator #1

The Grain Elevator at Knox now fits in with other Knox Industries."

21 Knox Grain Elevator #2

"Bill Whitworth has weathered and installed new signage for the Elevator."

22 Knox Grain Elevator #3

"Look closely at the State Champs entry for year 1973 ...."

23 New Red Rock Steel Mill

"Bill Whitworth has installed the Red Rock Steel Mill temporarily."

24 Morris Spackle Job #1

"Neil has finished several feet of Morris Prime Real Estate - upwind of the Packing Plant!"

25 Morris Spackle Job #2

"Neil Russell (Mr. Spackle) is completing the rough surfacing of the Morris Main Street."

26 New Track at Kramer

"The Gandy Dancers (Randy Rogers as head gandy) at Kramer have the new track in place."

4/5/2010 - Layout Progress Pictures

27 Albertsville Yard Office

"Bill Whitworth has equipped the East Altbersville Yard Office with a truck having a rail coupler as a hitch."

28 Albertsville Road

"Jim McMahon has completed the new road in East Albertsville."

29 Amboy Water Tower

"Bill Whitworth has equipped the Amboy Water Tower with an inspector (hopefully not a jumper?)."

30 Amboy Processing Renamed to J. Weber Processing

"The Amboy Processing Plant has been renamed J. Weber Processing in honor of the late John Weber."

31 Amboy Terminal Renamed to J. Weber Terminal

"The Amboy Terminal has been renamed J. Weber Terminal in honor of the late John Weber."

32 Red Deer Grain Elevator Signage

"Bill Whitworth has updated signage at the Red Deer Grain Elevator to read Rasmussen's Grains."

33 Red Deer Grain Elevator Signage

"Bill Whitworth has also included some unofficial signage (graffiti) for the elevator."

34 Red Deer Grain Elevator Signage Close-up

"Bill Whitworth close-up of the Rasmussen's Grains sign."

35 New Dispatcher

"It must be the lighting.  Ken Roehrs looks vastly different as our dispatcher this evening ...."

36 Colfax has a new Freight Station

"Larry Brown has added the Clybourne Freight Station to Colfax."

37 Colfax has a new Passenger Shelter #1

"Passengers can now stay dry at the Colfax station courtesy of Larry Brown."

38 Colfax has a new Passenger Shelter #2

"This is a close-up of the Plasticiville Passenger Shelter."

4/18/2010 - Open House Pictures

39 Guest Chris Running Trains

"One of our guests (Chris) running trains"

40 Devon Short #1

"Devon is running his train."

41 Eric Viall and Significant Other

"Eric is showing his fiancée that he isn't always a JD Engineer - sometimes he is a QCSME Engineer!"

42 Jim McMahon Running Trains

"Jim is rounding Randy's Curve with his train."

43 Jim McMahon and Devon Short Having A Technical Discussion

"If we put the thingamajig on the whatchamacallit and turn up the doohickey, the train goes woo-woo!"

44 Larry Brown Running Trains

"Wheeee!"

45 Mike Johnson Running Trains #1

"Mike is rounding Randy's Curve with his train."

46 Mike Johnson Running Trains #2

"Mike is coming out of Toulon with his train."

47 Mike Johnson Running Trains #3

"Beam me up Scottie!  No, dang, this thing is a UT-1 ..."

48 Nathaniel Morrow Waiting for Camera Click

"Come on Dad, just take the picture."

49 Randy Roger Running Trains

"Randy Roger trying to keep up with his train at Galt."

50 Ron Rahn Greeting Guests

"Ron is greeting 2 of our 79 guests."

51 Sam Sandoval Running Trains

"Sam is taking his train through Amboy."

52 Front Stairs

"The back stairs are known as the Stair of Death - these are Stairs of Physical Impairment."

53 4-Foot Steamer

"4-foot steamer at the stairs of Physical Impairment."

54 Kids in the Office #1

"Nathaniel (front), Tony (back) and Billy (right) are keeping busy in the office while the Dads are running trains."

55 Kids in the Office #2

"Nathaniel (front), Tony (back) and Billy (right) are keeping busy in the office while the Dads are running trains (but with smiles this time)."

56 Dave Piskorik Running Trains

"Dave is taking his train through Amboy (with only one hand!)."

57 Tony Sandoval Running Trains

"Tony running his train around Randy's Curve.  We'll have to get him a proper Engineer's Hat."

58 Thomas the Tank Engine - Henry #1

"Thomas the Tank Engine - Henry is rounding Randy's Curve."

59 Thomas the Tank Engine - Henry #2

"Thomas the Tank Engine - Henry is rounding Randy's Curve."

60 Thomas the Tank Engine - Henry #3

"Thomas the Tank Engine - Henry is parked at Colfax."

61 Thomas the Tank Engine - Henry #4

"Thomas the Tank Engine - Henry is parked at Colfax."

62 Iowa Interstate 325 - #1

"Dale Morrow's IAIS 325 going through Toulon."

63 Iowa Interstate 325 - #2

"Dale Morrow's IAIS 325 going through Galt."

64 Lehigh Valley 316 - #1

"Dave Piskorik's LV 316 on the Galt viaduct."

65 Lehigh Valley 316 - #2

"Dave Piskorik's LV 316 on the Galt viaduct."

66 Rock Island 927 - #1

"Mike Johnson's RI 927 on the Galt viaduct."

67 Rock Island 927 - #2

"Mike Johnson's RI 927 on the Galt viaduct."

68 Rock Island 927 - #3

"Mike Johnson's RI 927 on the Galt viaduct."

69 Thomas the Tank Engine - Thomas #1

"Thomas the Tank Engine - Thomas is parked at Colfax."

70 Thomas the Tank Engine - Thomas #2

"Thomas the Tank Engine - Thomas is parked at Colfax."

71 UP 1988 - #1

"Tony Sandavol's UP 1988 on the Galt viaduct."

72 UP 1988 - #2

"Tony Sandavol's UP 1988 on the Galt viaduct."

7/12/2010 - Layout Progress Pictures

73 Commissary Installed at East Albertsville

"Bill Whitworth has fully installed the East Albertsville Commissary."

74 Truck Maintenance Building Installed at East Albertsville

"Bill Whitworth has also installed a Truck Maintenance Building at East Albertsville."

75 New Galt Industry - Galt Fuel Oil

"Bill Whitworth is testing the spot for a new Galt Industry next to the lumberyard - Galt Fuel Oil."

76 Henry Yard Shanty

"You can almost hear the banjo music coming the 'ol yard shanty at Henry! Constructed by Bill Whitworth."

77 New Midland Yard Industry

"Utica Mfg has joined the businesses on North End of Midland Yard.  Constructed by Bill Whitworth."

78 New Morris Industry

"Neil Russell has the packing plant (flat) industry in place at Morris."

79 New Kramer Spur

"Randy Rogers/Ken Roehrs have the new trackage in place at Kramer.  More industries are coming!"

80 Cross-Over at Kramer (My, that's catchy)

"The new cross-over at Kramer allow the passing siding to be used to service new Kramer industries as well as the new Steel Mill across the river."

81 Roller Dam at Kramer (My, that's not as catchy)

"Ron Rahn has temporarily installed a new roller dam at the river near Kramer.  Made of PVC pipe and 2*4s, it looks good."

82 Bridge Pier at Morris

"Ron Rahn has created a rough-cut stone pier for the Morris bridge."

Future Layout Progress Pictures

     

 


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