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 Posted: Sun Jul 31st, 2016 01:46 pm
   
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Neat to be able to cut foam on an angle. Rasping made enough of a mess cleaning up than the whole idea was worth to me some years back when I tried it.

Go, Doc, Go !!


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Herb Kephart wrote: Neat to be able to cut foam on an angle. Rasping made enough of a mess cleaning up than the whole idea was worth to me some years back when I tried it.

Go, Doc, Go !!


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Thanks Herb. I remember getting little fuzzy blue plastic balls all over my clothes and sweaters. So far none of that on this project.:rah:

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Dr Tom have you done a minimum radius test on the Heisler? Looks like a good alternative to 0-4-0/0-4-2s on a very tight radius mining line on some modules I acquired.

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Bill U wrote:
Dr Tom have you done a minimum radius test on the Heisler? Looks like a good alternative to 0-4-0/0-4-2s on a very tight radius mining line on some modules I acquired.

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Hi Bill,

Bachmann says 18" radius in their literature. A quick review of the web says 16" should be possible maybe 15".

I hope others who have run these nice lokies on their layouts will chime in with "real world advice."

I so far have not done any testing myself.

Doc Tom

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Thanks for your reply Doc -  about 5 lbs for an 18" x 48", including the ally frame, makes traditional baseboard methods so heavy in comparison.

How did you cut down your recently purchased panels to allow for the scenic break ?  The sawn edges have a diagonal pattern - did you use a carpenter's hand saw ??

Regards & Thanks,      Michael

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Bill,

My Heisler runs very smoothly on my 12-inch radius hand laid code 83 scratch built turnouts, as well as Atlas R15 C83. I haven't got any commercial track tighter to try it on.

You can see a few photos of my track work in this thread.

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=6713


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Salada wrote: Thanks for your reply Doc -  about 5 lbs for an 18" x 48", including the ally frame, makes traditional baseboard methods so heavy in comparison. How did you cut down your recently purchased panels to allow for the scenic break ?  The sawn edges have a diagonal pattern - did you use a carpenter's hand saw ?? Regards & Thanks,      Michael Hi Michael Very observant!!:bow:  When I purchased the 4'X8' sheets at Lowes they would not fit in the back of my small SUV. So I asked the Lowes guys to "rip them" to 30"X48". After conferring with management they cut the panels  in to a more manageable size on their stationary wood circular saw and hence the diagonal cuts. When I got home I used a 4' ruler as straight edge and a box cutter knife to score and snap them in to the 14.5"X48" panels that I would use for both sides of the layout and when stacked would allow for a 1" gap between to fit the 1" thick scenery divider. So far it appears to be coming together correctly.:2t: Thanks for your interest.   Doc Tom  

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Thanks again Doc for your reply. I am thinking of perhaps trying extruded polystyrene as a baseboard myself but have had no experience of using it, hence my interest.

Regards,             Michael

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Salada wrote: Thanks again Doc for your reply. I am thinking of perhaps trying extruded polystyrene as a baseboard myself but have had no experience of using it, hence my interest.

Regards,             Michael
Hi Mike,

It is an interesting material. I thought you might like this video that is a good overview on how to carve and cut foam.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zz__jzDNgY&feature=em-share_video_user

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Very helpful Doc, thank you muchly (= very much !).

Regards,     Michael

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