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 Posted: Tue Sep 13th, 2016 02:22 pm
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Sorry to rattle your toy boxes boys but I wasn't aware that anything by Triang "..matched a UK prototype..".

Those 2 trucks dwarfing Wolfgang would make ideal frames for smelter cupola cars or slag side tippers.

Regards,          Michael

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' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.I

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Hi Michael

The nay sayers have rattled my box of Tri-ang so much, the rivets have come loose !!

Slagging Tri-ang was more popular at my old train club, than moaning about the Mrs. !!

Wolfgang is my 'dimensionally stable' 2 yard-stick.
What's that in E.U speak ? ... The width of an 'official' E.U approved cucumber.

:moose:

Si.

Got any ideas what I could use these for ?



I can swop the spokes for discs.

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" What's the fire-extinguisher for mate ? " said Dave :cool: the postman.

" I was expecting my August Mastercard bill " I said, looking at Daves smoking Model-T wheel arches.

Dave handed over my package from Bettys Home Bakery ... & was GONE in a FLASH !

High quality.
Non splintering.
Safe for denture wearers.
Obviously a top quality product from the Sumtingwong Chinese toffee apple stick co.

You might not know that the universal global standard for toffee apple sticks is precisely 5x5x140mm
Could be just what I need.



Wolfgang splits the Sumtingwong lumber, with his mini hacksaw...
...& uses the new Tri-ang R127 Crane to lift some rail into place.

Mmm...

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Si,

Those white, plate frame trucks + spoke wheels are very reminiscent of late C19th/early C20th 'heavy load bogies' used on British outline wagons carrying heavy steel plate or castings etc.

That SumTingWong Follest Plloducts stuff looks great for n35:1, = 6 7/8" x 6 7/8".
Damn, just a tad too big for On30 D&RGW NG.

What gauge is the rail lying on the new ties, looks fairly hefty ?.

Regards,               Michael


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Hi Michael.

The rail is bog standard PECO Code-100 from some old HO track I had.
Same stuff as used on their 16.5mm gauge 'crazy track'.
The wide-angle camera-lens, is again, making it look bigger than it really is.

I am finding 'the look' of the Code-83 HO I have, a bit small for some reason.
Of course painting/rusting & bedding in, I think, generally makes track/rail look smaller.
You could be right about your Code-82, with the chunkier railhead, being an in between option.
Mmm... I don't have any of it to see though.

I'd never had any 'crazy track' to check out before.
So I got a yard the other week, & it looks very acceptable for 1:35n2 I think.
See adobe building photo on previous <<< page, Wolfgang, trucks & track.

I am scribbling some ideas for a kinda 'hill climb' board.
It was originally a plan I made for a routed slotcar track.

I am thinking If I make this, to use the 'crazy track' on the difficult curves/grade.
Then on maybe 1 or 2 other boards, hand lay switches for yard/spurs etc.

I have been thinking too, about the operations side of things.
Loading/unloading of the drop-bottom cars, being part of it.

I think a good plan is evolving.
It's just not an overnight job.

:moose:

Si.

The toffee apple sticks are OK.
But I may use them for bridge ties/stringers.
& use smaller 5x3 for regular ties.
'crazy track' ties are about 4.5x2.5mm.

Just experimenting on 'the look' really.



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Here are a couple of very rough thumbnails I drew of the general idea.



There are mountain :moose: on the loose !!

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Hi Si,

IMO you are right to concentrate on "the look", if not correct the whole damn model will never satisfy.

C. 83 is a real No No - only suitable for c. 1880's - 1910's lightweight stuff even in On30 48:1, let alone 35:1. During some previous posts I think I suggested you might even consider C.100 - depending on what loco/car axle weights you had in mind.

I've been thinking of maybe going even heavier (C.100) for the Chavez through roads.
Comparing photos of the 'real thing' to close ups of my K Mikados on C.82, even C.82 looks a bit light. I might make up a trial foot or so in C.100 & pose a loco on it.
I haven't found that painting alters the apparent rail weight much.

I did you a table of railhead widths, lbs/yard & permitted axle loads about a year ago, but can't remember whose thread it was on.

What happens at each end of the 'hill climb' ?

Regards,             Michael

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" What happens at each end of the 'hill climb' ? "

Hi Michael.

Yeah ... Just messing with some sketches.
Didn't draw any switches in yet.
Not entirely sure what I'm aiming for either.

I think I'm an ACE ! at penning slotcar tracks...
...but railroads seem much harder somehow !
It did take me 10 years of graft to ACE ! race tracks BTW !
Some infidels don't like my slotcar trackplans either !!

At the 'T' end-stop, there would be 1 switch & a mine.
Empties in, full cars out & maybe some kind of small log-dump area.

The line weaves it's way down across various fills & bridges etc.
Pretty steep around 10% grades, as shallow as is possible to get the clearance needed.
It is of course highly compressed.
Perhaps too whimsical ?

At bottom-left, it maybe goes to another board.
Theme might be a turntable/enginehouse/yard type thing.

At bottom-right, a switch would go to a 2nd similar board.
Maybe edge of town & rundown railroad offices.

The hillclimb is perhaps 24" wide & would only allow Porter & critters to service the mine.
No Shay on this part of the railroad sadly, just can't deal with the 36" width needed for it.

I would like to start 1 board, without having to give detailed thought to the others.
They would come as needed, essentially an extendable shelf-layout.

:moose:

Si.

I'm not in a rush to start banging up benchwork.
But it would be nice to have some kind of scenic project underway.
It is very different, to all the measuring & technical stuff of car & building models.
Lighter on my couple of dozen brain-cells !!



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Si, now that you have a layout designed and started, get to work. Before long, you will have something running and it will all come together.
Now, I like the code 83 rail I use, maybe because it is what I have always used for my 1:35 layouts and On30 also. Hell, I just like small rail spiked close together holding up punky little teakettles and cars.
Oh well, I have never been a devotee of heavy narrow gauge and class a operations. It's funky for me!

Have fun and run a train...today!
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" Oh Wolfy ! ...

... I just LOVE the smell of DIESEL ! "



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