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Friday, August 16, 2013

Can you tell?

That train is moving! After almost 4 or 5 years, my train ran around the track, without a hitch.
I'm sure I will have to do adjusting here and there, but for the most part, the Keltic Knot Railway is up and running. I'm not sure you can see it in the picture, but that train is moving.
 







What a feeling to see it at long last, after hours of back breaking garden work, make the trip
around the track. And I lived to tell about it. lol.
  I have a lot of track left, so next year I feel sure there will be a leg around the koi pond. But that's for next year. Right now, I'm to tired and hurt to much even think about it much less plan it.
  Some how, when I started to work on the layout, it almost laid the track by it's self. As if the person I have built this in memory for was there saying "ya, go that way, no don't put it there. Keep building sis, it's going to be so cool." I wish my brother could have been here. It would have been something we could have shared and enjoyed. So in loving memory of James Ray, my big brother, "take a ride Jamesy raisin,.This is for you.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Another day another track...

I spent the day laying track, of course the hard part comes now…..
                  Trying to get everything level.  {Are we having fun yet?}
  Well, here are some pictures of todays track.





























And last but not least, is the celtic ring of life that the train will run through.
Thus… The Keltic Knot Railway.

Monday, August 5, 2013

In order to complete something….

One has to begin.
  I have tried for some 4 or 5 years, to start laying track for my G scale railroad. And each year I would begin again, to try to get to that beginning point.
This year I have reached that beginning mark, and started to lay track. I don't know if I'm doing it right, or even if the train will run once I have gotten it complete. I really don't know what I'm doing… but that hasn't stopped me yet.
  So here is the beginning of the Keltic Knot Railway.







So what do you think? I'd love to hear from you….

Saturday, August 3, 2013

I am working on the Railroad…..

As the song goes, I am at long last laying track. No I don't know what I'm doing, but that never stopped me before. One tries and tries again, until you get it right. So no matter what, now is the beginning, and where it stops is anyone's guess. lol.
  I just hope I can understand what is written in the books and articles I have for reference.
I'll post pictures in a day or two.