Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Summary ~ Trackwork Complete

  End of the year already !  Can't be,  can it ?   It's been a very busy couple of months,  but our track gangers have worked miracles and all the track has now been laid !  Of course there is a lot of cosmetic work to be done,  additional sleepers,  touch ups,  rail / sleeper painting & weathering,  and then the fun task of ballasting !   Very happy with the progress so far,  it has gone quicker then originally feared !   Also looking forward to wiring,  and getting to some scenery.    Those will be the goals for 2017,  ballasting,  wiring,  some basic scenery,  & a couple structures.   Happy New Year !

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas Came Early

Morning All,
Well Christmas came a little early here in Oregon.
I received my Minerva Models  Kerr Stuart 0-6-0T Victory class locomotive,  and what a little beauty !   But I'll let you see it for yourself in action,  here is the first in hopefully a montly video report on the Boxer Bay Railway -  Enjoy !

Friday, December 9, 2016

Opening Day ! :))

Announcement for Boxer Bay & Surrounding Area Residents !
The Railway is now open for business. December 8th, 1916 marked the ribbon cutting ceremony. 
The Railway was officially opened by the Mayor of Boxer Bay, & Col. Stephens, who constructed the line of 32 miles. The Colonel admitted there is still work to be done ~~ just a few things like platforms, station buildings, signal boxes, signals, ballast, wiring, making the bridge structurally sound, loco facilities, tunnels, finishing track installation, building the docks, oh, and coaches for the passengers ! 
"All in Good Time" the Col. was quoted as saying. But at least we can now offer services from nowhere to nowhere !  It is fun to see a train run, even if the, uh, stock formation is a little odd !  Note the authentic Band that was engaged for this historic occasion !  Time to start painting up the Omen Figures I think ! 
Opening Ceremony ~ Complete with Authentic Band !

~ Nothing Dangerous about this  !  ~
Under Construction - To Be Finished in 10 Years ~ Give Or Take a Few