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 Posted: Tue Sep 4th, 2018 08:02 pm
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Doug,

I don't really have a full train yet. 
Got the 2 boxcars used for battery & control (deadrail).
A caboose, 4 UP passenger cars, plus a couple oddball things in the wrong scale.
 
Been spending all my money on track and building supplies. 
Hopefully this winter I will be able to expand my rolling stock collection...

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Hi Steve  :wave:



:cool: :cool: K in'   T :cool: :cool:   C :cool: :cool: L   !



Would you like your Thread moved from the 'Track Planning' Forum ...  L:

... to the 'Large Scale' Forum ?  ???



I'm thinking more people might see it there, who are lookin' for the BIG stuff !  :shocked:

It has gone nicely, from a Track Plan to REALITY ! ... real quick !!  :)



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Si,


It was perhaps too quick, almost a bridge too far...


I am building an 8' retaining wall where I made a cut in backfill along the house to make room for the trestle.  
It was sliding severely so it had to be done, although it really had nothing to do with the trains per say.


I have realized I need to re-engineer track layout in the freight yard area.  
Not a lot of work pulling up the existing track, but I am stuck with 6-7 R3 switches.
Note: the MTH BigBoy is rated for R3 curves, and does work with them, but it cannot handle R3 switches.  
It tries to ride up the inside guard rail and proceeds to derail. 
So I have to replace them with R5 switches.

:bang:

Other than that it went better than expected. 

Got interested in G gauge last winter, started to build the control and battery boxcars in April, 
and am about to finish up the 1st phase of the setup in a few more weeks.  

About 7 mores days for the 2nd concrete tunnel to cure, then a few more days building a "mountain" over the two of them.


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" ... it cannot handle R3 switches.  It tries to ride up the inside guard rail and proceeds to derail "



Hi Steve  :wave:



:f: about that bunch of R3s.


What radius is an R3 switch ?  ???


The yard area looks like it will be an interesting puzzle to crack !  :brill:



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Si,


These are LGB R3 switches. 
So same diameter as LGB R3 track: 2390mm center to center.
Which I believe is 94".  
So radius would be 47"


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There's light at the end of the tunnel(s):

7 days of curing and I can build the "mountain" on top of them.

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Steve,

Any concern about cars maybe getting blown off the track by a high wind when going around that reverse loop?



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Michael,

Yes, in fact I have concerns about derailment in general.  
There will always be a struggle with debris on the tracks, its rugged country with pine cones, leaves, etc. blowing all over the place.  
And most places the edge includes a sizeable drop.

You'll notice that I made the planks of that curve fairly wide, 
wide enough that the nose of the BigBoy never extends beyond the edge when going thru the curve.  
This will allow me to add a fairly simple guard rail by merely tacking up some sort of band like cedar lawn edging. 


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The mountain has been added. Will make it taller next year... Have cast concrete portals and am currently curing them.  Have purchased some nice tile to decorate them, then all thats left is to glue them up!

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"G Scale Big Boy"


Make a consist of 2 for the fun of it? Looking good so far!



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