7 1/2" Gauge line in South Carolina
A "park train" of sorts, running in a quiet neighborhood in South Carolina. Roughly 1/2 mile of track
Plowing snow on a 7.5" Gauge Railroad. This video shows opening the track between Train Mountain and Klamath & Western. The snow was 18" deep in some places, and the track under the snow was sufficiently icy that it was difficult to build up speed. After coming up the 2.5% Pena grade, I was able to build up speed going over the dry track on the bridge into the 1.8% downgrade. You can see how the snow flies with a little speed. Unfortunately, the camera angle was not always good as I was holding the camera with one hand and operating the locomotive with the other, while holding my feet up out of the snow.
Backyard Trains near Dunlap
Riding nearly 3 miles of track on a minature railroad 1/8 scale in the mountains near Dunlap, Tennessee go to www.discoverlivesteam.com or www.justfortoenails.com for contact info
Track work on the large scale Nostalgia Trip.mpg
Building track panels for our 7-1/2 inch gauge outdoor layout. The rolling stock are all 1.6 scale to be closer to the actual prototype measurements for the gauge of the track. We are using some specially treated ground contact wood for the ties, aluminum rail, steel switch points and stainless track bolts for the fish plates. Galvanized screws are used to secure the rail to the ties. We are approximately 1/3 complete with the track building but a lot of work remains including some grade crossings for access to the barn. Ballast will take time as each installation has to be tamped and coaxed into position to hold the track. Our outdoor Nostalgia Trip railroad will have approximately 1,200 feet of track when it is finished.