Saturday, February 10, 2018

It takes an unbelievable amount of greenery to make a garden layout LOOK like a garden with a train running through it. On top of the plants we purchased last week, we’ve added several more yesterday and today. It also take ROCKS! We stopped on our way home from Bakersfield and picked up a few really attractive rocks. We couldn’t get to the one that we really wanted — it was white like marble and shaped like an iceberg! Awesome looking rock. But it was wedged underneath these two gigantic slabs of rock, so we settled for what we could pick up and carry.


































I found the one that looks like it has an indentation in it — almost like a hollow that would enable it to be used as a grinding stone. Once these are all washed and cleaned up, they’ll be situated in the layout with like-colored rocks/boulders. It all adds to the realism of the scenes when you have rocks and plants blended together alongside the tracks.

Robert got his new controller on Thursday, but it’s different from the one he already had, so we called and left a message for the people we ordered the controller from, to see if they had one like what he already has. If so, we’ll exchange the new one for one of the older models. I’m personally doubtful that they’ll have one of the older models, but it never hurts to check. We also ordered another 20 rail pieces plus about 100 tie strips and 40 rail clamps. That really should take us to the Gold Spike finish line on the Sunset Pacific Ry.

Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them. Enjoy your life as you live it. It doesn’t cost anything and it makes such a difference in the way you feel.


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. My hobbies include creating art with fabric (quilting and sewing) and paper (cardmaking), reading, writing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad), travel and volunteering. I owned a secretarial and desktop publishing business years ago and was a professional proofreader. I closed my business in 1999 when my husband retired, but I continue to enjoy proofreading and editing for e-authors. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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4 Responses to Saturday, February 10, 2018

  1. 67andgood says:

    That looks like quite a project. The plants are beautiful. I can’t wait to see the finished layout.

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  2. mageb says:

    Yes, it looks like you have two of those grinding rocks….metate’s. Check out the sale prices on Google.
    And do you really think the railway will ever be done? LOL

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    • tehachap says:

      Oh my … LOL at your last comment! That’s one of the mantra’s of model railroaders — the railroad is NEVER finished! Robert put in more trees and plants today and they just get swallowed up by all the surrounding emptyness. He’s planted all of the things we purchased this past couple of days and part of the plants we purchased last week. It’s starting to really look good, though. Can’t wait to see trains running on it!


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