The Bear Bones and Broke Railroad Co.

A Work in Progress
July 7, 2001

Eaglewings Iron Craft fabricated this frame
for the train shed. It will accommodate six
or eight tracks, a couple of them 19-feet long.
Karen and Dan are unloading it from his truck.

The shed is located alongside the entry way to
our home. The top opens to provide access to
the locomotives and rolling stock, and you can
lock it to keep curious hands out.

Half-inch exterior plywood forms the base for
the shed's roadbed, and the top opens in four
sections to provide access to the interior.

A storage shelf runs along the length of the shed.

Summer 2000 Diggin the drainage trenches
November 25, 2000 Installing Lake Nathan
November 26, 2000 Rough track layout
June 2001 The fence is installed
July 7, 2000 The Ransom Yard arrives
July 7, 2000 The Ransom Yard is completed
July 14, 2000 Track grades are installed
More July 14, 2000 Track grades are installed
July 21, 2001 Tunnels are installed
July 24, 2001 Trains are moved to Ransom Yard
December 9, 2001 The beginning of building installation
December 24, 2001 The first trains run
March 3, 2002 The umbrella is up
More March 3, 2002 Some closeups of the maintenance crew at work
Even More March 3, 2002 The Heim Fountain, a gift from clients Walter and Bette Heim
December 16, 2002 The Pacific Electric "Red Car" line is installed

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