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Gila Tramway mini layout in On20
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 Posted: Wed Feb 19th, 2014 02:31 pm
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Howdy Buck, progress of a sort. Been working on an On20 0-4-4 for the GT and have the foam cut for the expansion. It will happen soon.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 19th, 2014 06:14 pm
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Can we be expecting any photos soon? :moose:



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 Posted: Wed Feb 19th, 2014 10:50 pm
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Yep, AJ...there will be more pix soon.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 20th, 2014 12:58 pm
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Well as you can probably tell we're pretty excited about this little railroad. Truth be told my project may have some similar themes....(read as shamelessly steal)



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Okey Dokey...You lucky dude, living out there where it all happens!

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 Posted: Thu Feb 20th, 2014 01:42 pm
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Well not so lucky anymore that outfit changed management and got rid of the floating wood. Apparently that was me so I'm actually back home up in the frigid wastes of SW Montana.

But I enjoyed my time down there and it's kind of my second home.

But having spent a couple years down there, your railroads and the stories about them just capture that area well.



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Golly Buck, sorry you had to move...but you are in a cool place now! If they want you to move to Dallas...RUN away!

EXPANSION: here's a photo of the new sections. Just 2" blue foam now but it will get better.




The length is about 7.5 feet and 2 feet wide at the attachment point & end loop. The cut out is located above my computer & bill paying "office" so the GT will run overhead as I slave away on BS. Where the sections meet, you may note a "keyed" place, that's so the layout will "lock" in place, there will be at least 2 tracks crossing the joint, maybe more if I get ambitious. The sections will attach to the GT layout on the left. I will need to build a couple of switches (turnouts to the edumacated) to go from the original loop to the new part. Nope, no stinkin' reverse loop crap here, just out & back on a sort of "folded dogbone" so the tiny trains can run and run and .....

More to follow.



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 Posted: Sat Feb 22nd, 2014 09:37 pm
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OK, here's something to show the "track plan"...which might change, but hopefully not too much.




The existing Gila Tram layout is on the left. 2 new switches will be built (red lines). The 2 by 4 GT layout will still be able to disconnect from the "layout" so as to be taken to shows, etc. The new track (black lines) will probably be as intended. There will be a longer passing siding with mine to work. Then the line will run around another loop, a switch will go to the shop/enginehouse, a small yard, and another mine(?)...and back to the GT layout. Note that I want to make that return track run inside a mountain as a "view block" of sorts. The desk sits below the cutout, a window behind the new section. The entire layout will be 52" from the floor, that is established by the height of the GT as it is now, supported on 20" metal shelf brackets. The same arrangement will be used for the new sections.

Next is to get the Midwest HO cork roadbed and begin cutting ties again. I just bought about 60' of code 55 rail and several packs of Model Engineering micro spikes so I am ready...ready to watch the little train run for a while longer.
Please excuse the lack of hotsy CAD drawings for this stuff, I used to have a CAD but traded it in for an old MGB. Simple is as simple does......



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 Posted: Sun Feb 23rd, 2014 06:29 am
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The drawing is fine Woodie. The trackplan is simple but with lots of operating possibilities.

I make CAD drawings for a living so it's easy for me to use CAD. But for modeling purposes I make a lot of drawings by hand. Sometimes CAD is easier to check things like minimum radius of the tracks.

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Woodrow  driving a Caddy--

Now there is a photo that I'd like to see!

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