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 Posted: Sat Jan 10th, 2015 12:13 pm
   
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Using the computer, I can "complete" the project (see previous page) to see how it will ultimately appear. Using this image, I can virtually experiment with design variations to decide how to proceed.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 10th, 2015 12:17 pm
   
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And sometimes, I need to see (for-see?) how the design fits in with projects already built, as here: This is an image of the caboose with our engine. We know how it will look before committing to actual construction.
(note the change to 3 windows in the cupola)

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 Posted: Sat Jan 10th, 2015 12:25 pm
   
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Back at the mock-up phase when planning the entry/exit opening, I was surprised to find that HEIGHT of the opening is much more important than width. To give maximum height to the doorway a swing-up "gull-wing" design is used at the cupola sides.
(the main door is a sliding door) Note the home-spun prop. Simple. Inexpensive.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 10th, 2015 04:20 pm
   
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Uncle Bob , fellers..

I am happy to see you having fun with your little railway , good for you . Thanks for sharing it with us..keep up the good work.



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 Posted: Sat Jan 10th, 2015 11:58 pm
   
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THANKS Charley!
Hey, I read the article about your Beach Street Railroad in Pahrunp Valley Times http://pvtimes.com/community/rail-town-again-beatty-sees-return-railroad-sort.html

Man, that's some cool setup! 18 inch gauge and all.
Really, REALLY cool!

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 Posted: Sun Jan 11th, 2015 12:03 am
   
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The caboose will need a dry place to sleep when it comes home. Caboose + engine = about 16 1/2 feet and the existing (but still under construction) car shed is only 12 feet.

I'm adding another 8 feet to the north end. So far, walls are framed and rafters are up.

The rafters are new 2x4's. All the rest came from the vast pile of scrap I've been squirrelling back :P

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 Posted: Sun Jan 11th, 2015 12:24 am
   
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A view from inside the car shed.
(At WW&F they say, "car BARN".

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 Posted: Sun Jan 11th, 2015 12:28 am
   
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Uncle Bob...feller.s.

Thanks..nice shed..barn ....the whole thing is grand fun...I am enthusiastic...good work..keep inspiring us...



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 Posted: Sun Jan 11th, 2015 09:29 am
   
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Thanks again, Charley. I'll do my best. I find a lot of inspiration from this forum and from the WW&F Museum web-sight.

This is what I hope the car barn area will look like.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 13th, 2015 09:24 pm
   
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I'm thinking of using the existing storage building as the station. Maybe add a run-around track?

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