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    Well thanks Paul. Actually the sod sled is a big part of the 1:32 railroad, have to remove the sod to be able to add soil and grade the area. I am still having problems keeping the cutting blade, so today I am adding more weight, I think that will do the trick. Bob.

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    I am adding a picture of the final version. I kept having trouble with the rear of the sled climbing on top of the sod, so I made some changes. I had the wood on the bottom of the rails and the sod would ball up and lift the sled, so I raised the platform and cut back some of the bottom rails and it cuts like it should now, so here is the final version. Bob.Sod removal sled.-img_0415.jpg

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    Here is a picture after the cutting and sod removal, worked out very well. Had to add about 140 lbs. to cut properly. Bob.Sod removal sled.-img_0416.jpg

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    Bob,

    Looks like you worked out all the design issues using your neighbor's lawn so when do you use it on your lawn? Just kidding. So when will you begin sod removal for laying track and what do you use for track subroadbed over the sandy soil?

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    As it turns out, I put an ad on Craigslist and am giving this sod away for free. It is amazing what will happen when you use the word "free". This way, I don't have to pay to get rid of the sod. The under layment for the viaducts will be concrete. It will look like a 200 ft. walkway and then the viaduct sections will be laid on top of that.Here are some pics. one, of the viaduct that will be used on the entire layout and a plot plan. The viaduct that you see is a pattern for the concrete molds. Bob.Sod removal sled.-plot-plan-pic.jpgSod removal sled.-img_1730.jpgSod removal sled.-img_0417.jpg


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