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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2011 07:36 am
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Looking good Dwayne. :rah:

Power Grab is a favorite of mine as well.

I like that things can be repositioned for a short while and then it sets up quickly, depending on the application of course.



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Paladin wrote: Looking good
Are the ceiling tiles for sound insulation.
Have you a plan for lighting.

I am pleased to see you are using some pre-loved timber

Don

Not for sound insulation, but should help.  I like the way they carve/shape for scenery.

I have recycle most of my old HO Layout benchwork and some of the ceiling tiles that were salvageable and soon all the electrical stuff.



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Dave D wrote: Looking good Dwayne. :rah:

Power Grab is a favorite of mine as well.

I like that things can be repositioned for a short while and then it sets up quickly, depending on the application of course.

Dave,

I believe it was one of your post is what got me hook on Power Grab



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More progress - track laying

Printed out 1:1 plans of some of the areas to start with








Then on to laying roadbed and track























Some uncoupler magnets








Switch machine modifications for the thick sub-base, add 1/16" brass tubing over the 0.032 music wire








More roadbed and track




















So this is were I am at today, if your interested in more detail.

You can check out by blog http://kdrail.blogspot.com/ were I have been documenting the progress for the last 3-4 months.



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Excellent.  It looks like you will have a fine railroad with nice long runs.



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Looks very nice, and I like the way you cleaned the benchwork for better pics!! :2t:



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Thanks Guy's for all the encouragement.



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Dwyane,

All those great shots of your benchwork and track almost make me want to change over to "N" scale, almost.

They are right that it looks like you'll have some good long runs. I got to operate an "N" scalle railroad down in Houston once that was really fun so I know it's possible. Hope you plan for operations rather than just running trains.

One other thing you have over me by a mile, laying track. Flex goes a bunch faster than handlaying.

Thanks for all the posts.



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Weekend Update - All the track and switch machines are installed to either side of the bridge area. Here a couple of photos of layout as of today.











I also spend some time cleaning up the room this weekend. I have the new flooring and that needs to be installed, been considering doing that while working on the bridge and put some thought into the electrical/DCC power and control aspect of the layout.

Last edited on Sun Apr 10th, 2011 08:59 pm by dwyaneward



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Looking good.  The track work looks superb.  Now, if it were me, I would get some kind of temporary bridge installed SO I COULD RUN TRAINS,:glad: then I would work on the final bridge.  Again, that's just me.



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