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railman28
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Posted - 05/07/2013 :  03:16:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A Milestone!!

The First *NEW* track!



It's the one in front of the water tank .

If there's a rule carved in stone for model railroaders it's "do not install a turnout out of easy reach". This track replaces a turnout that was not only not in easy reach, but totally out of reach. This turnout was a constant pain in my back and a major driver to me wanting to rebuild my layout to eliminate it.
Now it's eliminated. I did this now because I could reach it easily without the water base in place.

Once upon a time there was this excellent magazine that each month had excellent information on how to build models and layouts and even how to operate them. Then Model Railroader went down the Kraper.
Part of their quality legacy was the 'L'girder system for bench work. Here is how I used it. shown now 'cause when the water goes in (hopefully tomorrow) it will be hidden from view. By-the-way this bench work is over 20 years old and it has been through two 6.5+ earthquakes.





It's only make-believe

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Carl B
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Posted - 05/07/2013 :  2:55:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Congrats on the new track Bob!

And I totally concur with your opinion on MR-if I pass by it on the rack-
I leaf thru it in seconds....and put it back.



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Martin Welberg
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Posted - 05/07/2013 :  4:44:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Way cool Bob, must be hard to rip it all out..


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railman28
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Posted - 05/07/2013 :  8:53:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl and Marty, thank you, I appreciate the encouragement. Marty, it was hard to take it down. I just focused on the frustration it was giving me and the vision of the new one.
And the vision is getting brighter as the pieces fall in place.


It's only make-believe

Edited by - railman28 on 05/07/2013 9:48:31 PM

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masonamerican
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Posted - 05/08/2013 :  2:03:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now it really is in the building phase! I have not seen closeups of your landscape before and I must say it looks great even if you have teared down stuff beside.

That landscape looks very like the lanscape I saw in a photo of Roseburg Roundhouse Oregon. See photo below:

http://www.co.douglas.or.us/survmaps/Railroad/Photos/Roseburg/Roseburg-2.jpg

Håkan



Edited by - masonamerican on 05/08/2013 2:08:01 PM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 05/09/2013 :  04:44:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I have had the same choice between staying frustrated or removing some previous work, and chose the way you did. Frustration is harder than removal, especially when you know you'll be able to rebuild better than the first time.



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railman28
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Posted - 05/24/2013 :  10:05:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From the same vantage point of the last posted picture I did a Mock up to see how closely the model would match my "vision";


I'm very pleased with the results (other than the blurred image). The roundhouse's flat roof really opens the view nicely I think.
Comments always welcomed.




It's only make-believe

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deemery
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Posted - 05/24/2013 :  10:12:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's right, Bob! Make me feel guilty for making -no progress- on my own 6-stall Model Masterpieces CM Roundhouse project. Your's is looking -very good-.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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masonamerican
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Posted - 05/26/2013 :  04:49:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can imagine that large Roundhouse with some locomotives in front. Sure will make a great scene!

Håkan



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railman28
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Posted - 05/26/2013 :  09:53:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Dave & Håkan.
Dave, I've read and reread your build of this roundhouse and found your experiences very valuable. I really appreciate you taking the time to publish it.

Håkan, As I stated above I'm really encourage by how well this test shot came out. When I pick-up the blue in the sky, put the mountain and forest back in. It's going to look just super and at the same time wouldn't hardly be notice behind the round house with a few engines sitting in the sun or the machine shops or the 100's of feet of Wharfs in the foreground. I think it is going to look good in time-the Good Lord Willing.



It's only make-believe

Edited by - railman28 on 05/26/2013 10:33:14 AM

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dallas_m
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Posted - 05/26/2013 :  12:14:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice when you can see that bold & destructive insanity start to pay off!

Cheers,
Dallas

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

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railman28
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Posted - 05/26/2013 :  10:30:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dallas! Thanks for stopping in and commenting. I really appreciate it and hope it was worth your time. Oh!, and I still have both my ears.

It's only make-believe

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 05/27/2013 :  01:58:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now, this is a mock-up! Lots of modelling time and pleasure to expect from this.
Nice overall scene too.



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railman28
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Posted - 05/27/2013 :  07:42:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Frederic, The scenery should just get better.

The Bridge is back!
Remember! measure twice.


This A-frame serves the logging line of Dean Lumber who is are our main shipper. This bridge was kitbashed form a narrow gauge kit. I remember it as a fun project while the baby napped.





It's only make-believe

Edited by - railman28 on 05/27/2013 08:17:50 AM

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railman28
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Posted - 05/27/2013 :  11:25:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also worked on the turntable's drive;


It works but is not smooth. I might go back to finger strong as Dallas put it. I want to add a u-joint of some kind to this and about a 3" knob but if it won't work smoothly I might not bother hunting up these items. I'll have to think about this one.


It's only make-believe

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