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I just saw this
you need
2 bags concrete mix, some call it gravel mix
1 mortar

3/8" rebar in middle


Posted By Biblegrove RR on 06 Sep 2010 08:09 PM

70' of concrete roadbed poured this weekend! Looking forward to a track laying party this fall.....

Poured 10' section with mortar and it is NOT holding up - BIG nono and will surely regret it later. To fix or not? Sure would hate to move back a step but 3 steps forward may be worth it?
 

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Looking good!
I'd suggest filling it with water to see where you'll need drainage. Better to drill through the crete now before you add track....

John
 

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I have watched this in a downpour flood condition and the roof under the deck does not really drain that much water. All ground is at a slope and only the roadbed would hold it back. If it does i will simply cut and install drainage, easy nuf...thanks for the heads up though! It is a mild concern in the back of my mind
 

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WOW! I'm baaacK.
I hope I rememebr how to post some pics, Finally back outside and frantically trying to prep for the hosting of my 1st club meeting next week!
Noah (6) had a great idea to take some pics while he run his Sante Fe for the 1st time this year, I hand him the camera and said go for it!



I took this one this afternoon.... 1st track laid in over a year outside and we're finally North of the steps to Paradise Lake....



If you go back to the beginning of this HUGE book of a post, you should see it from the beginning = "10 year plan" in 4
I hope
 

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Its great re reading from the beginning John - I remember watching this thread as you posted and always looked forward to the next update.

Have you got any overall shots?

Cheers
Neil
 

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-Noah's #24 (Master Engineer) has stopped at our very 1st structure on the BibleGrove for a conductor change (that's me, yeah I got fired again!) lol




Here are a couple more pics of the extended main line to the Interchange....



HERE IS A FAVORITE.... not many spots to take pics without full scale Human exsistance in the background (house, telephone wires, pool etc.)
 

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Looking good.. Like the long run by the road.
 
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