4 Busy Days and a Victory

ModelRailroadForums.com is a free Model Railroad Discussion Forum and photo gallery. We cover all scales and sizes of model railroads. Whether you're a master model railroader or just getting started, you'll find something of interest here.


House Mother, Cheerleader
I can't show much progress on the Garden RR FAQ, but I haven't been entirely idle this week.

The Husband raises ferns, cycads, and other tropical plants. About 20 years ago we threw together a "temporary" frame to support shade cloth. The frame was about to collapse and take with it all the plants that hung from its rafters.

#1 shows the condition of one of the uprights. No, the wood wasn't painted green --- it's discolored by the constant moisture.

#2 is the view through the arbor, looking south, before demolition

#3 shows the new framing with shade cloth back in place.

continued in next post...


House Mother, Cheerleader
Here's the rest...

#4 and 5 show the south wall. That's Spanish Moss that's grown over the years in #4. We donated about two bushels to our local Botanical Garden this week. I hope they make a few bucks on it. We kept some to hang on the new lattice.

#6 & 7 show the planting table, before and after. If The Husband gets the new one muddy before I do, he'll be in BIG trouble!


And now, just a word about the victory. I'm "on the road again." Haven't been able to get out much on my own for almost a year. Having lots of fun at the hobby shops and hardware store. :D

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)

ModelRailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.

ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.