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deemery
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 09/08/2018 :  7:53:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The homabed underneath that crossover and the subsequent turnout over the drop gate is in place.


Now I need to prep a couple more pieces of flextrack.

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5189 Posts

Posted - 09/09/2018 :  1:56:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice Dave. But are you sure you can't get more distance from the backdrop? I know we never have enough but another 6" would make life easier and scenes prettier.

Bob

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deemery
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 09/09/2018 :  4:17:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by railman28

Nice Dave. But are you sure you can't get more distance from the backdrop? I know we never have enough but another 6" would make life easier and scenes prettier.

Bob



Not reallyÖ This is the stretch at the top of the trackplan. (page 1)

I'm thinking this could be a 'stretch through the woods'.

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

Edited by - deemery on 09/09/2018 4:19:17 PM
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deemery
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 09/09/2018 :  8:26:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mostly I cleaned the rooms today. But I did make and then start to cut in a new turnout:

This is along the top wall towards the electrical closet.

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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railman28
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 09/09/2018 :  8:39:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, I see now. I cam in late to your discussion in this tread and didn't take a close look at your plan when I did. Given your Min. Radius and the size/shape of the room you've done about as good as you can. You said you're Going to urbanize the "blob". Does that mean you're going to add some tracks for street running?

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deemery
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 09/22/2018 :  2:12:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm painting track and turnouts to install, look for some photos in a couple days.

add I got ambitious (while waiting for some paint to dry) and went around and soldered most of the rail joints. Then I cleaned and touched up the rail, and inserted some missing ties. Track is starting to look pretty good...

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

Edited by - deemery on 09/22/2018 7:28:21 PM
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deemery
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 09/24/2018 :  5:41:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The crossover and turnout to the drop-gate are now in place. (The track extending from them towards the bottom of the photo are not permanent, they're just there to show where the track goes.)

The black spot on the crossover is a truck that I was using for some early testing.

I'm really kinda burned out on trackwork. Maybe I'll go work on rough scenery for a while.

dave

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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
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Posted - 09/24/2018 :  5:57:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Coming along nice job so far Dave.

Jerry

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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 09/24/2018 :  6:18:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
When trackwork becomes tiresome itís time to take a break. You donít want to hurry and run the risk of taking shortcuts.

Mike

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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie
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deemery
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 09/24/2018 :  6:41:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

When trackwork becomes tiresome itís time to take a break. You donít want to hurry and run the risk of taking shortcuts.

Mike



True, but if I stopped when trackwork became tiresome, I'd never run a train. This is not my favorite part of the hobby. So off to orogeny.

dave

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railman28
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 09/24/2018 :  6:42:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
nice progress Dave. It's going to fun watching trains go around that corner.

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jbvb
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USA
5866 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2018 :  8:04:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Good progress, Dave. What are you using for track center distance?
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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

USA
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Posted - 09/25/2018 :  11:36:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Dave. Glad you have a diversion from the less enjoyable aspects of the hobby. I pushed through soldering feeders yesterday and was all ready to splice them into the bus wires when a diversion was foisted upon me...we need a new oven. Today we're getting it, so that puts life on hold AND upsets the apple cart for a while. This is not a simple replacement as it involves quite a bit of creative carpentry. Fortunately I have help. It'll be good to get back to wiring when this is all done!

Your progress looks great. Looking forward to a golden spike!

Galen




My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/
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deemery
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 09/25/2018 :  5:56:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most sidings are on 2 1/8 centers, but the Fast Tracks crossover jig expects 2" centers. So that's the spacing on the trackwork shown above.

dave

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deemery
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 09/26/2018 :  7:52:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I put away all the track tools, and started ripping some styrofoam to get the landforms in the blob. I have a piece of canvas that I can toss over the slabs of styrofoam to give me an idea of finished countours.

Photos in a day or so, when I have something I like :-)

dave

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