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dallas_m
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Posted - 09/17/2013 :  11:12:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by railman28

I will continue to test this first build with simulated heavy use for a few days before moving on. But I'm a little proud of my self guys.

That seems quite reasonable! Congrats.


Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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masonamerican
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Posted - 09/18/2013 :  01:47:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congratulations on a job well done Bob!
Figuring out how to do things usually is the hardest part now it hopefully is mostly downhill.

Håkan



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railman28
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Posted - 09/18/2013 :  6:13:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dallas and Håkan, Thank you very much.

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milocomarty
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Posted - 09/18/2013 :  7:12:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Would be proud to if I was you, excellent job Bob !

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railman28
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Posted - 09/19/2013 :  12:26:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Marten, I much appreciate it.

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railman28
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Posted - 09/19/2013 :  7:47:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You are right Håkan, the second went much quicker.

You will note that I haven't installed the harp stand for this switch. That is because they are rather fragile so they will be one of the last things installed. This switch does have a slight wye configuration. The commercial three way has been alined and glued into place. Some of it's ties were remove so the the tracks can be curved to line up with the Yard tracks.



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railman28
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Posted - 09/20/2013 :  8:29:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today's report.
Spiked a little here a little there. Planning the gaping and how I'm going to layout the switches that will route the frog power. Also added ties to the commercial three way and aligned all turnouts to the track route. It easier to see and describe, here;


I this lower angle view you can better see the sweeping curves that will give it the "we're-figuring-this-out-as-we-go" look that was so common in 19th Century western railroading.

This immaturity is exactly what I'm trying to achieve.



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Carrie Creek
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Posted - 09/22/2013 :  02:39:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, your track work and these 3-wat stub turnouts are some great work. I am hoping that my eyes are decieving me. It looks like the second 3-way has the approach rails lined up with the left hand diverging route instead of the middle one. You haven't glued this turnout down yet have you? Aren't stubs great space savers.

Back to watching.


Phil Z
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railman28
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Posted - 09/22/2013 :  10:26:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Phil.
The 2nd three-way is a commercial turnout. It is glued in place. It's maker used a different approach to building the throw arm than I did on my #4s. He used pins to connect the throw arm to the rail. He also used approach rails longer than others called for. Since they are longer there is less "spring" tension in the rail. They do however line up, Straight;
and to the right;


I am hoping that the less spring tension will let me use PSC Harp Switch stands to control these three ways, That's the next experiment.
On this switch the left and right routes goes to yard storage tracks, the right to the yard work (passing) track.

And yes, subs do take less room. My #4 is 2 1/2" shorter than a commercial #4 point switch.





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Carl B
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Posted - 09/22/2013 :  10:35:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice stuff you're doing here Bob!

Thanks for sharing your progress.



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Rick
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Posted - 09/22/2013 :  10:45:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very impressive track work Bob.

As you think, so will you be.

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railman28
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Posted - 09/22/2013 :  7:02:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl and Rick, Thank you, I'm glad your enjoying the posts. I do wonder if this track work will be much noticed once it's finished with a retaining wall and road to the left and the engine service facilities to the right. I think a mogul or american in period colors sitting on the service track will totally steal the show.

Thanks again


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railman28
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Posted - 09/23/2013 :  7:37:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
While the turnouts are not done I'm confident enough that they will work that I decided to let them go somewhere. So May I present the start of Coos Bay Yard;



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 09/24/2013 :  02:11:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great track work, Bob.


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hon3_rr
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Posted - 09/24/2013 :  11:56:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This will be fun to watch the yard come together. Keep it coming.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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