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Tommatthews
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Posted - 10/11/2009 :  7:14:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Vincent Lake Short Line 3rd. Edition

Last June I removed all my track work and roadbed of the old Vincent Lake Short Line. I was not happy with the layout.

Yesterday I began the new VSLS ... pictures to follow ....

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Tommatthews
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Posted - 10/11/2009 :  7:31:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are some pictures of my progress to date. Please excuse the mess on the floor but I wanted to get these pictures posted.

I plan on three levels but the plywood is on one until I draw my track plan on it. I will then use the cookie cutter method for the elevations.















The area I am working with is 15 feet by 12 feet. The layout is somewhat irregular due to some plumbing and the furnace.

I will be hand laying my rail Code 83 using Fast Track's turnouts #5 and some stub turnouts.

My theme is backwoods New Brunswick during the 1920 - 1930 era.



Edited by - Tommatthews on 10/11/2009 7:36:55 PM

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Rick
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Posted - 10/11/2009 :  7:44:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom, congrats on your new start. It will be fun following along with your progress.

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BBLmber
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Posted - 10/11/2009 :  7:45:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom, I see you have jumped right in with both feet, bench work is going well. Do you have a track plan yet or are you winging it based on previous attempts? Keep at it, look forward to your progress reports.

Mark


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Randy May
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Posted - 10/11/2009 :  7:54:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom;
that irregular benchwork might be just the ticket for a very unique track routing and scenery making.
I look forward to seeing your imagination unfold on this new layout!
Randy May



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Tommatthews
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Posted - 10/11/2009 :  10:29:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mark:

There is a track plan that Larry (Big Lars) helped me with. Now that I have firmed up the benchwork measurements I can carry on with the track plan.

I can now get 24" radius curves and a continuous run around.

Randy: I hope to get in many curves so that track does not appear to have long straight runs.



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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 10/11/2009 :  11:47:23 PM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I look forward to seeing that track plan. Good luck with your progress.

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kirk
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Posted - 10/12/2009 :  01:26:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're off to a good start! I'll be following...

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Posted - 10/12/2009 :  07:16:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Tom
Oh my that is going to be special, I like the irregular bench work...that makes it really neat. I assume you are going to have waters edge huh?

Les


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Geezer
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Posted - 10/12/2009 :  08:40:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
TOM!!! Wow...you are kickin' (_|_)!!!! I like the irregular benchwork too.....
Glad to see you back at it!!!! ;)



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Sully
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Posted - 10/12/2009 :  09:46:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Sully's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice start Tom....benchwork is always fun because you can make a lot of fast progress....sully


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Tommatthews
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Posted - 10/12/2009 :  10:04:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the comments ...

Sully: the benchwork is always fun for me.

Les: there will be water, and at least 3 RR bridges and a small trestle. I will also use the 4 tunnel portals I built in the spring and perhaps a snow shed.

I have a few 1:1 projects and a turkey to eat today. I'll try and get a sketch and the dimensions of the benchwork posted later.

As always, I am open to suggestions.



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elwoodblues
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Posted - 10/12/2009 :  1:23:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit elwoodblues's Homepage  Send elwoodblues a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Tom,

The benchwork is looking great, looking forward to seeing the trackplan.


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Jerry M
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Posted - 10/12/2009 :  3:42:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like a great start there Tom, glad to see another great rr on the horizon. We have a lot of layouts going on here as of late, lots of fun to watch!! Jerry


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LVN
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Posted - 10/12/2009 :  4:25:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to your progress.

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BigLars
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Posted - 10/12/2009 :  5:59:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom,
It is great to see you back to work on the layout. Have some Turkey for me I have been shut out on Thanksgiving. Looking forward to see how your plan develops.
Larry


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