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 Posted: Mon Nov 12th, 2012 11:24 am
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thanks Si

I'll be starting the new "ffice" layout in January. I'll keep you appraised of the progress.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 20th, 2012 06:30 pm
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As it was 2006 can you still remember how low the curve radii were on B&W, I'm looking at something similar with different switch arrangement but seem to be stuck at about 9".

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 Posted: Tue Nov 20th, 2012 10:39 pm
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Hi Dave... Yes, the curve by the sawmill was either 8.5" or 9". The other end was 11". I only ran the Porters and gas mech on the layout along with BVM 20' cars and disconnects. It was fun while it lasted. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 20th, 2012 11:16 pm
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Many thanks for the quick reply Rick.
That's good to know, I didn't think that it would be much more than that. I'm only planning on modified porters and gas mech critters too.

I'll be sure to ask further questions I'm sure something will come up.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 25th, 2012 08:27 am
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Rick,

What did you use for trackwork on the B&W? I can't decide if I want to do something similar or if I want to just do a multilevel roundy rounder. Either way, I'll be going 2x3 or 2x4 to fit into my office.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 25th, 2012 11:41 am
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Track and turnouts were all Peco.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 25th, 2012 02:37 pm
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That's interesting I thought it looked more like me or handlaid. I'm still trying to get my head round if people actually like the Peco track or not as there are a lot of people who don't like it.

Did you do anything in particular to get the flex down to 8/9" radius or just laid normally?

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 Posted: Sun Nov 25th, 2012 08:48 pm
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I like Peco just fine. I take the time to paint the ties and rail and to bury ties in some places. Because the turnouts are manually operated, I prefer to use the Peco spring loaded ones. If a particular curve is long enough, you may need to solder 2 pieces of flex track together. You need to work through small curves slowly and patiently. Many people don't like Peco because the ties are somewhat oversized. I figure that it's On30, it's my railroad, it's my choice. If you are having fun building your railroad, don't pay attention to anyone else.

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Any tips for laying rail with tight radii over trestle ties?
Did you pre curve the rails and fix with ca?

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 Posted: Sat Jan 12th, 2013 12:15 pm
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Glad to see you're still at it Dave.

As I recall, on the little trestles, I attached the track to the cork roadbed via track nails before and after the trestle.  After that track was set, I used 3 track track gauges to hold the rail in place on the trestle (ties removed of course) , and then used CA to attach the rail to the deck.  Then I weighted the track down with something heavy (forget what exactly) and left it alone for a day or so. 

Sounds like you will have trains rolling in a day or so.  Do you have any pics to share?

Stay with it. :moose::moose::moose:

Rick

 

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