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 Posted: Tue Oct 15th, 2019 04:14 pm
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Steven,

Thank you!

I didn't think about it but if I combine the tunnel idea from V1 with the rest of V3 it should work very well.
The big problem with the tunnel in V1 was making a believable wagon-width switchback that didn't make the freight spur too short.
If I take the tunnel from V1 and plop it on V3 I can have the road come down behind the buildings and fork into Railroad Ave.
Basically just continue the curved hunk of foam down the "mountain" behind the houses,
and connect it near the edge of the old layout to the main street.

The plan was for a small Kitwood Hills turntable
(I was thinking 9 inch but needed to double check that my 4-4-0 would turn okay on it)
but now it will need to be scratch-built.

I may need to travel to Texas for a while and hang out with Woodie to see if scratch-building is contagious.
Yesterday he sees one photo of a harp stand in Pennsylvania and today he has a scratch-built brass replica.
Unbelievable.

This forum is just chocked full of talent.

Once I get further along I will need to post pictures for Si to critique.
Seems I like to put my points in the worst possible configuration for actually operating a train.

:bang:

I can't do any detail work right now,
so moving big stuff around on the layout will have to suffice.

Also I need to give some serious consideration of my plans for power.
I was planning to go all BPRC but it looks like I can't do it for much less than $50.00/engine.
I already have a full compliment of DCC engines and power/throttles.
I'm not sure I can cost justify that at this point.

Until I make that decision laying track is also on hold,
although I could always just wire for DCC and not use it if I get BPRC going.

Tom


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 Posted: Tue Oct 15th, 2019 04:32 pm
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Steven,

Forgot to answer about the mines.

Originally it was going to be a line from two mines down to a stamp mill, or maybe smelter,
with a connecting line to the outside world and a lumber camp.

Somehow it morphed into an old west town center to nowhere.
Oh well, I only own three ore cars anyway.

You bring up a good point.
I will try to place a couple of stubs to the outside world.
Never can tell what the future holds. 

Tom


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I haven't done much MRR in the last two weeks,
but I did get a roof on the Land Office/Meat Market/Junqueologist building.















Tom


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Tom, great work!
I'm glad that you put a roof on the junqueologist's office,
it has been raining here for a few days.

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Sorry Woodie,

If I'd know I would have put it on sooner.  :bg:

Last time it rained here was a couple of evenings back in July or maybe early August.

Probably won't get anymore until after the new year.

Tom


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In the interest of not looking like a total slug,
I'm going to ask a question that I probably don't need an answer to for four or five years,
based on my current progress,
but... here it is anyway.

If you look at this picture you can see that the freight house (Rusty Stumps) platform,
and the team track platform (Crow River) are at very different heights.
I would guesstimate about 3/8" difference.





The team track platform is at about the right height for where my track will end up. 

I don't really want to cut down the freight house platform if I don't need to,
as I think it will look a little silly unless I also redo all of the diagonals.

The only thing I can think of to do,
is to place the freight station below track level for some unknown reason.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Tom


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O.M.G. !  :old dude:


THAT really IS a bit of a fiendish conundrum !  :dope:

I don't know the answer Tom.  :us:


I think your current plan is to use handlaid track ...  ???

... on 1/8" cork ? was it ? ?  L:



:java::moose: :dt:



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Si. wrote: O.M.G. !  :old dude:


THAT really IS a bit of a fiendish conundrum !  :dope:

I don't know the answer Tom.  :us:


I think your current plan is to use handlaid track ...  ???

... on 1/8" cork ? was it ? ?  L:


Si,

Handlaid.

No cork, flat on the foam.

Tom


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Tom Harbin wrote:
Any ideas or suggestions?


To make sure I have the concept correct,
you want the building's platform to be the same height as the plastic one across the rails from it?

If so, I would drill holes in the foam to lower the building,
ince they can be filled if drilled too far.

Or if you want to change the profile of the diagonals, remove the legs and diagonals to trim their tops,
then re-attach them to the building.


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Eric T wrote:
To make sure I have the concept correct,
you want the building's platform to be the same height as the plastic one across the rails from it?

If so, I would drill holes in the foam to lower the building,
since they can be filled if drilled too far.

Or if you want to change the profile of the diagonals, remove the legs and diagonals to trim their tops,
then re-attach them to the building.


Eric,

You have the concept correct.

Let me add a wrinkle.

Here is the base. The supports are glued to a piece of 1/64" ply.





And here is the structure on the supports.





The roof, the building and the supports/platform are three separate pieces.

Tom


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