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 Posted: Thu Jan 10th, 2019 01:54 am
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Forward and reverse are controlled by the Johnson bar, shown here.

This is actually a giant, home made, center off, double pole double throw reversing switch,

which, you guessed it, reverses DC polarity to the drive motor, just like we've always done it. :thumb:


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Modeling the EXPERIENCE of 2ft narrow gauge by REPLICATING the equipment.
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 Posted: Fri Jan 11th, 2019 11:06 am
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About the size...:old dude:

No. 11, while running on the same 7 1/2 inch gauge track, is HUGE when compared to regular 7 1/2 standard gauge.


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Hi Unk  :wave:



I think the 'Bountyland' take on 7 1/2" narrow gauge, is the one that does it for me !  :)



Small trains ... but BIG ! size ... or something like that !  :P



Great photo Unk.  :cool:



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



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An update on structure progress today...

The freight shed is now about complete.  :rah:


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About complete but not quite.

I still have to add the batten strips to the rear.

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Here's an overview.

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Hi Unk.  :wave:



The new Bountyland freight shed building is lookin' GREAT !  :rah:



I do like the look of your 'hand laid' track Bob.  :thumb:

That Code-1000 you use is VERY realistic !



I guess the lil' plastic-bag with 500 spikes in it, probably needs a fork-lift to move it.  :shocked:

Flextrack is OK, but you probably can't order it from 'Walthers' in your scale !  :P



When I get around to laying some track ...

... I hope mine has that  C :cool: :cool: L  funky narrow gauge look like yours Unk !  :)



I guess asking what you stain your ties with ... & if you pre-distress them, is just silly !  ;)


Keep it BIG ! Uncle Bob !  :old dude:



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 Posted: Sat Jan 19th, 2019 10:48 pm
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Si wrote:
 
" I guess asking what you stain your ties with ... & if you pre-distress them, is just silly !  ;) "


Si, with BLRY, "weathering" is a problem, not a technique.

We are currently replacing the wood in our 50 foot bridge from the bents up, and next year will see the start of replacing every fifth tie.:old dude:


BTW, our "spikes" are one inch washer head screws.


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Hi Unk  :wave:



I have always been a fan of the model railroad power-packs with the extra BIG ! throttle controls.  :thumb:

Those fiddly little ones have always given me thumb-ache.  :td:



As usual though, I see that Bountyland does it ^^ BIG !  :shocked:



I guess for anyone who knows what a battery, bulb, double-pole switch & diode are ...  :!:
... they don't need to be Thomas Edison  :brill:  to work out how to wire it all up !  ;)



I couldn't resist re-Posting this GREAT image of Unk with his loco 'Kephart' !  :pimp:

From the very 1st Page of PART ONE, documenting the Bountyland story ...

... right from the very beginning ( more or less ) I believe.  L:





Do check out Bobs riveting  ;)  literally   PART ONE   here :-



' Bountyland Railway ' - pt.I



You just gotta love Uncle Bobs cute ... But at the same time COLOSSAL ! 'model' trains ...

... you won't be beating him on SIZE anytime soon though !!  :P



Bob ... You'll ALWAYS be THE BIGGEST !  :mex:



:pimp:



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Thanks Bob for the updates...

Somehow I missed Part II Thread getting started...  Looking great my friend.

You provide inspiration for my backyard railroad, love the look and theme.

Keep posting stuff.   :)

Dave


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