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2019 Construction Progress

Rio Grande Southern Matterhorn Section During the past year, I have begun the construction of my garden railway. After we had cleaned up after snowpocolypse, that is. I decided to start at the top of the yard, because the bottom section is waiting on a retaining wall project. The topography of my land means that […]

Snowpocolypse

Sunday, February 24th A heavy, wet snow began falling in the afternoon. Sometime after dinner (yay!) the power went out. This is unusual, but not a huge concern as it typically comes back after an hour or two. We retired to bed for the evening. Monday, February 25th I woke in the wee hours, as […]

Garden RGS Construction – Part 2

Survey and Layout Now that I have gotten closer to civilizing the yard, I started to lay out the garden railroad. I started by putting in stakes every 20 feet to correspond with my plan. Using ground marking paint, I painted lines between those stakes. Here, the yard is more under control, and I have […]

Garden RGS Construction – Part 1

I have been working for a couple of years to get a long-neglected part of my yard in shape to build a new garden railroad. About three years ago, I began to use herbicide to eradicate the massive amount of ivy that had taken over a couple thousand square feet of the yard. This is […]