Thursday, October 24, 2013

Visitors and Distractions | 8 Comments - Click Here :

    Over this last month I've been quite busy, and unfortunately I don't have a railroad update to share. I did have some visitors as my good friends Joe Crea and Keith Pashina dropped by. Keith was in town for his annual sojourn into the Colorado mountains. Years ago, the three of us had collaborated with research on the Gilpin Tramway. Keith still models the Gilpin exclusively, while Joe now models large scale traction. It was great to see you two again!

Joe, myself and Keith.
    I have to admit that Casper (the beetle) has stolen much of the thunder from the railroad. I'm really enjoying working on it. Right now the engine is out to do a full tune-up and cleaning. Once it goes back in, I hope to hit the workbench and finish installing DCC and sound in one of my locomotives.
Engine out!
    One of my other modeling friends Doug Heitkamp, is also a Volkswagen expert. He has been helping and schooling me all about these cars. The cool thing is that when he comes over, we can play cars, or we can play trains! Thanks Doug!

Doug inspecting the clutch
I really do plan to work on the railroad this winter. Yes I really, really do plan to work on the railroad this winter!
~ Cowboy up!
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  1. Hmmm... no disrespect to Keith but there is two thirds of the Alpine Tunnel Expedition of 2005! What a great time... even if one third of us didn't get any sleep! I miss you guys!

    Hey, there is an orange bug sittin' in a back yard not two blocks away from me...

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    1. I think you should go knock on their door ( :

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  2. Cool to see the group picture. Follow all of you on internet and JKeith has provided a lot of help on the Gilpin!

    You are a man of many talents. Beetles are classics glad you have one in such great shape.

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    1. Thanks Cameron! Following your progress as well.

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  3. Ha Looking like Burglers caught in the act. Good to see you guys are still alive.

    Chris
    in New Zealand

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    1. Lol. Glad to hear you are still kickin it also Chris. Have you been to the states of late?

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    2. Ha Good one, Yes I was over last year for the NG conv. up in Seattle, had a chat there with Derrell whom I hadn't seen for yonks and got caught up with Joe as well when I got down to Denver. Missed out on catching Keith like on previous trips. I really like your blog here, looks like the layout is going to be something.

      Chris
      in NZ

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    3. Thanks for your kind comments Chris. Hope to catch you again on your next trip through Denver.

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