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 Posted: Sun Sep 12th, 2010 09:36 pm
   
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10-4 on it being 1:4.8 scale. :)



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 Posted: Sun Sep 12th, 2010 10:05 pm
   
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Why

Why do I have a water tank?  Live steam is pricey-even at entry level.  So why not do VLT "steam" the way we do in the smaller scales?  Looks like steam--sounds like steam--powered by battery.  This chassis sells for a little over $600.
Drivers scale to 20in on 57 1/2in centers.  Motors would go inside the cab.


Maybe, somewhere down the line......


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 Posted: Mon Sep 13th, 2010 04:06 pm
   
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Number 51 is being rebuilt--here is a sketch of how I hope it will turn out.

 




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 Posted: Sat Sep 18th, 2010 10:32 pm
   
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       REVERSE CHRONOLOGY

I knew from the onset that building this railroad would take a while, I've been saying 5 years.  Even with an oval of track in hand, I'd say that is probably about right.  The ideal thing would be to find a way to enjoy the railroad in stages as it comes along.  Here's how I plan to do just that.  I dream up its history, then build backwards through time.   --- Reverse Chronology.   Well, sort of.

Let's say we start with a small 3ft narrow gauge industrial line.  In its day (before trucks), it thrives, grows, then declines and is finally abandoned.  Later, a segment of it is rebuilt as a Heritage Line, a working museum. (with train rides)

So, here's the plan.  Right now I'm building the "abandoned" grade.  As soon as I've completed that phase, I'll be ready to start "reconstruction" of the "museum" area (installing the oval--building the trestle).  With part of it running, time then moves forward as restoration continues (engine house--yard area).  When all this is complete, I'll hop back in time (skipping the abandoned years) to the working era,  Then, as building continues, we'll be moving further back in time.

MAYBE, just maybe, we will someday be able to move back in history to when the line worked STEAM.   (electric powered steam outline?)

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 Posted: Sun Sep 19th, 2010 10:12 am
   
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"MAYBE, just maybe, we will someday be able to move back in history to when the line worked STEAM. "


Or even farther with RC dinosaurs?


Herb :old dude:



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 Posted: Sun Sep 19th, 2010 11:13 am
   
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Yes, Unk is getting plenty of sunshine now! There's something "organic" about running trains in the outdoors...I would like to be able to ride on mine but I don't think Muj would like "Gila ladies" living in his yard! Well, maybe he would...

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 Posted: Sun Sep 19th, 2010 11:49 am
   
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Herb, I think RC dinosaurs is about the only kind of layout I haven't tried.

Woodie,  tell me more about those Gila Gals.....



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 Posted: Sun Sep 19th, 2010 12:51 pm
   
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Bob-if they were "out there", I would want them to be 1:1 scale!

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 Posted: Tue Sep 21st, 2010 01:07 am
   
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GOOD NEWS--BAD NEWS

The grade for the oval has been completed and the oval track put back in place. (track in the future trestle area is still supported by temperary frames)

The bad news is that the wye shown in my "dream plan"(page 4) turns out to be too steep to be usable.  This wye is an essential element of that design and its absence forces a fundamental rethinking.  It's a shame.  That plan had a lot of operational potential.  I'm reexamining the space, this time with the full aid of the laser level, to see what can be built, working WITH the lay of the land.

Well, I wanted a prototypical experience.  Reminds me of Otto Mears' attempt to reach Ouray from Silverton.  His "drop back and punt" resulted in the construction of the Rio Grande Southern.  We'll see what comes of mine.



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 Posted: Tue Sep 21st, 2010 12:47 pm
   
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   APPALACHIAN LUMBER SCENIC RAILWAY AND MUSEUM

   Aside from the obvious switch from mining to LOGING, (both common narrow gauge themes)  this plan is also different from "plan A" in that it dosen't try to represent a number of far spread scenes.  It is all about the mill area with only the logging spur (to the trees) leading to a seperate area.   It is a switching layout.  And it DOES follow the lay of the land. 

It also jumps from the arid South West to the more familiar (for me) South East and for a life long woodworker, a more familiar conciept.

 

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