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 Posted: Tue Sep 21st, 2010 03:57 pm
   
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The APPLACHIAN LUMBER SCENIC RAILWAY AND MUSEUM plan (the name is longer than the railroad) has some interesting features of its own. (see drawing-page 5).   Note that finished lumber is "shipped" via a standard guage connection.  This dummy spur will be about 40ft long and dissapear into the trees to the right. It will be built along a steep ridge, about a foot or so lower than the rest of the layout.   The gauge works out to be about 11 3/4in.  It would be nice to build a static model of a 40ft box car to sit here. (Sou--CRR--??)

There is a 48ft gallows turn table with 2 leads coming in and a 2 stall wood frame engine house.   Nearby there's a West Sile Lumber style, squatty looking water tank.  The existing storage shed is used as the main mill structure with various details and a slab burner added.  The log dump swings around behind.

The lap of track serves as a runaround and also as yard/storage tracks as well as a switch lead.  It is, of coarse, the route the tourist train travels.

A bit of "Rio Grande" is retained by the engines and some of the rolling stock having come from the D&RGW and RGS.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 Posted: Thu Sep 23rd, 2010 04:36 pm
   
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This is how one installs a turntable pit in 1/4.8 scale.  Scrap table will become TT base.




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 Posted: Thu Sep 23rd, 2010 04:39 pm
   
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Track is back in place awaiting ballast. Storage building will become sawmill.


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 Posted: Thu Sep 23rd, 2010 04:42 pm
   
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Dig and fill. Water tank will go where tree to left now stands.  TT to be at wheelbarrow.  View is down TT lead.


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 Posted: Wed Dec 8th, 2010 10:23 pm
   
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It's been a while since my last post to this thread.  Been buisy on the new 1/29 scale layout.  But the 7 1/2 gauge project is alive and well.  It's just that I've had time to think through what we're trying to do here.  I'm not sure this will end up being a MODEL railroad at all. Insted, I see it becoming a very small but quite REAL narrow gauge train.  Soon, we hope to begin reconstruction of the engine (the winter project).  This is a sketch of how it will likely go.  Note this is not a "model" of any existing locomotive but an attempt at making a very tiny 1 to 1 scale engine. 

The engine is composed of 2 parts,  The "tractor cab", which contains the prime mover and all mechanicals and the "control cab", which is an inclosed cab for the operator.  The two are articulated together to allow movement through curves and switches.  The result?  An Itty-bitty "critter", miniature locomotive.


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 Posted: Wed Dec 8th, 2010 11:06 pm
   
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  So, if this isn't a model, what exactly is it?   I'd compare it to flying an ultra light aircraft as oposed to flying a large R/C model. 

I guess what this really is, is a TOY.  Plain and simple, it's being built for the fun of making, running and riding a miniture train and it dosen't pretend to be anything but just that.   Just as an ultra light is a "toy"airplane for grownups, this is a grownup trainset (but the grandkids will LOVE it).  There will be no "scale" structures to build;  it will just fit into the real world as what it IS.

Add some nice landscaping and whatta got?  A GARDEN RAILROAD??

How about this?  "ULTRA LIGHT- RECREATIONAL RAILROADING"    :!: (toy)                       

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 Posted: Thu Dec 9th, 2010 10:18 am
   
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Ultra light?

Wait till you have to pick it up to put it back on the track---

Just kidding Bob--Glad that you are having fun, and found some use for that pile of junk I flogged off on you!

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 Posted: Fri Dec 10th, 2010 06:49 pm
   
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We'll see,  I think it will be pretty neat when complete--anyway I AM having FUN!!:thumb:



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 Posted: Fri Dec 10th, 2010 09:30 pm
   
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Howdy Unk! Looks like some real work going on...a bit different than sitting on a stool, drinking coffee, and handlaying fiddly rails on basswood ties. I believe that you SHOULD consider this a real railroad..a miniature railroad, but a real one. Is there some type of industry you could serve? If you lived up in Vermont or somewhere like that, you might have a maple syrup hauler...for real! Maybe here in Tejas, if you had some cows, you could have a "cow patty" operation, or maybe haul cactus for the upscale Tex-Mex food joints. The design for the loco looks like a plan to me. Herbicide knows what one can and can't get away with in 7.5" gauge..me, I just love funkiness.

                             Carry on....     Woodie



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 Posted: Sun Dec 12th, 2010 12:55 pm
   
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From the beginning I had hoped to build a locomotive I could ride INSIDE.  But my first effort failed misorably; trying to make a ride inside engine on the origonal 4ft frame produced a critter I couldn't get my 'ole bones in or out of.  That led to #51, a more conventional MODEL locomotive one operates from a trailing "riding car".

My current conciept grew from that----remove the cab and make the riding car into an inclosed "control cab".   Then, while exploring the web, I find I'm not the first to do this.  Here are pictures of a British 7 1/4 miniture steam rig.  Now is this a narrow gauge critter, or WHAT!!!


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