Using Mock-ups and Building Bridges

To take a break from the monotony of spiking on the Mound City 1862 layout I thought I would review progress on the Peshekee River Railroad. The core shelf sections have been completed for a long time (before I ever started this website). Rail has been laid from  Champion to the logging…

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194 inches, 776 ties, 3,104 spikes

Progress has been slow. I decided to spike every tie for a more authentic look. the finished results are looking good but it is slow going. I decided to do some quick math to see how many spikes I would drive by the time I was done. Here is the…

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Hand Laying Track

Part of my plan for Mound City 1862 is to have authentic looking track work. That will mean rough wood ties, stub switches and code 55 track. Essentially I have to hand lay all of the track. I have never hand laid track before, much less a turnout. So I…

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