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 Posted: Sat Oct 22nd, 2016 01:15 am
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Hi Helmut

How do you insulate the steel ties so that they don't short the two rail power ? ;)

How's it going ?

Got any new HOT pix. from the summer there ??

:moose:

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 Posted: Sun Oct 23rd, 2016 09:18 pm
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@Si

Sorry, no hot pix.

I've been busy making another passenger-carrying wagon,
more on that in appropriate time.

The loco's side tanks needed to be painted waterproof on the inside.
Too much goo builds up if you leave it as it was.

Then there is some grading to do for the compost bin siding,
haven't put that in yet.




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It's been a long time since I wrote about my garden RR.

A few weeks ago I finally took the guts to build that turntable segment,
to complete the runaround in the upper station.

Here's the earthworks:





Starting with concrete facts:





All the ingredients came by rail:





Now that the the pit was ready complete with gully,
I called my trusty friends to help me with the steel.

I had the parts pre-cut to order,
which is easy when you do a proper CAD drawing and parts' list beforehand.





The bridge's positioning had to be fitted to the pit's dimensions,
especially to fulfill height, clearance, and rail alignment requirements.

It's a demanding task.





In the end, everything fitted as intended and calculated.





Now the access roads are ready, too.

A slight deviation is due to the switch's frog angle differing from the swing angle.
Such a small 'misalignment' can be tolerated, however.





And now the final test:  Does the steam loco fit?

A solid bufferstop on the far end is absolutely necessary,
if you do not want to try salvaging a loco from the pit.

As you can see, it fits even with the bufferstop being directly mounted to the far end.





The turntable was built and put in place commencing Friday 15:00h and ending Sunday 11:00h.

A total of 36 bottles of beer, two full rounds of barbecue, salads and side dishes,
not to mention the mineral water (as the temperatures were increasing per day),
completed the list of materials.




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Helmut - this is very cool! 

This was my first time through this thread and I totally enjoyed it.
 

Your projects are all first rate, very well done. 

The turntable turned out great too.  Really clever. 

I especially like the steam loco.  Beautiful. 


Wish I had the time/resources/space/engineering mind to do something like this.

- Tom


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" A total of 36 bottles of beer, two full rounds of barbecue, salads and side dishes,
not to mention the mineral water (as the temperatures were increasing per day) "


Hi Helmut  :wave:



I guess the last train, Sunday night 'recycling special', destination to the bottle-bank ...  ;)

... must have made a fairly loud & satisfying 'clinking' noise !  [toast]  [toast]


:P


Congrats. to the weekend work-crew, on a job well done ...  :thumb:

... I'm 'sticking' to 1:35n2 & my 'MEK welder' for now though !  :boogie:



:dt: :dt: :moose: :dt: :dt:



Si.




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