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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:05 pm

Great Bob, obviously a candidate for another World Tour, wishful thinking though. 8)
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Postby demaine22 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:41 am

Such a great layout, my boy would love this!
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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:09 am

Thanks for posting the pic Bob. Enjoyed the video as well :D

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Postby Tomo » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:28 pm

A modern classic!

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Postby Bob Roegge » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:07 am

The first opportunity to display Strawberry Mountain for the public will be in late April. With that in mind I thought it would be wise to have a spare engine in the event of a failure. I have built the engine and will now begin building a tender. Color will be green like the other freight engine in service now.

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Postby Mark Goodwin » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:07 am

Bob,

I can't wait to see this little gem painted and running - another thing of beauty ! :D
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Postby dieselwater » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:58 am

Me too Bob, looks smashing :D A beautiful fleet of proud little steamers 8)
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Postby Geno6309 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:04 pm

Bob

Where's the April event gonna be? Papillion is only a 3 hour drive from the KC greater metro area.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:24 pm

A little paint and she is almost ready to start work on the Strawberry Mountain. Next step is to build the tender and then of course I will have to hire another engineer.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:03 pm

Another great Loco Bob, however methinks that your 1st Engineer is going to be a tad jealous of the new guy's cab. :twisted: :lol:
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:12 pm

You know what describes this layout:
charm
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light
color/colour
humor/humour
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Postby Glen A » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:53 pm

Fast work.
Finished painting already.
Another great creation.
Just as well you built a siding at the front. Now you can park it there so everyone can admire it.

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Postby Tomo » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:30 am

Smashing good locomotive!!

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Postby Bob Roegge » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:40 pm

The construction of Rocky Creek railway in a chest distracted me from the Strawberry Mountain engine project. I finally got back to finishing the tender for engine #6. It is ready for service although the new engineer has not been hired.

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Postby Geeky Gecko » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:23 pm

I've just watched the video, Bob. It really made me smile. Great layout.
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Postby Igor » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:37 pm

Adrian wrote:If you really want a challenge how about an 0-2-0 with a 2 wheeled tender that still bends in the middle


Actually, it's not as ridiculous as it sounds, as there were some 0-2-2 locos built to run in munitions factories in WW1, so they could go round the tight corners in the track.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Tue May 01, 2012 4:16 pm

Attended the NMRA, Mid Continent Region, Western Heritage Division meet in Omaha, Nebraska this past weekend and had a great time. I displayed Ironhorse Vineyards, Strawberry Mountain and Rocky Creek. The crowd response was great, exceeding my expectations. The purpose of Strawberry Mountain from its inception was to entertain those who attend such meets who are either too young to fully appreciate prototype models or those not necessarily interested in model railroads but drug along by spouses etc. I was amazed at the number of spontaneous smiles it brought to faces of the otherwise bored. Lots of "this is cute" comments. Strawberry Mountain was voted Best Display and Best of Show by attendees. What a delightful honor. The engines ran continuously for 8 hours on Saturday and 6 hours on Sunday without any failures. Only one tiny hand caused derailment interupted operations. Needless to say my confidence in displaying for the public was bolstered.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue May 01, 2012 5:52 pm

Nice to hear that your work was appreciated by the viewing public and recieved the recognition it deserves from the organisers.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue May 01, 2012 6:25 pm

Congratulations Bob, very well deserved, just wish I was closer to be able to see it for real.
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Postby Glen A » Tue May 01, 2012 7:02 pm

Congratulations!
Your hard work rewarded.

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Postby Bilco » Tue May 01, 2012 7:35 pm

Congratulations, Bob - nice to see that the public appreciate your work as much as we do!
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Postby Broadoak » Wed May 02, 2012 6:40 am

Congratulations Bob.

A thoroughly deserved reward. 8)
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Postby Bob Roegge » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:15 pm

Displayed Strawberry Mountain at Lauritzen Gardens Botanical Park as a part of Union Pacific Days Celebration this past weekend. It was well received by visitors. The gardens have a large G scale outdoor railroad and a couple UP engines including a "Big Boy" that are visible from I-80 as you cross the Missouri River bridge from Iowa into Nebraska.

I finally hired another engineer to operate engine No. 6.

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Postby Tomo » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:42 pm

May I suggest Rollie as a name for the Engineer? With the handlebar mustachio he resembles Rollie Fingers, Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher... Retired from Baseball when a club wanted to pick up his contract wanted him to cut off his signature handlebar :lol:

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Postby Glen A » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:17 pm

I love that handlebar moustache. It really suits him!
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