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BigLars
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Posted - 12/17/2014 :  4:27:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All of the railroads I posted were operational when I posted. I will post some updates soon.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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thtroll
Crew Chief

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Posted - 01/12/2015 :  7:29:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit thtroll's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A late Christmas present...


Grandt Line On3 Battery Loco plus Minitrains Hon30 Plymouth

Has lead to this...


Ties being laid and basic indication of the structures.
The base is the reverse side of a ceiling tile. It will be attached to a wood base.


Cheers, Heath.

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acousticco
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Posted - 01/13/2015 :  01:14:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Howdy Folks,

I did get my trains running by Thanksgiving but haven't been doing much with it since then due to chronic job hunting. I'll keep updating my progress here as it's made.

Congrats to everyone who got something moving, I find I'm allot more keen to get something finished when I have a layout to put it on instead of a shelf...

-Cody



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BigLars
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Posted - 01/13/2015 :  02:28:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heath nice progress. I think we should all keep going on this challenge. The date passing can not stop us from having fun.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/13/2015 :  08:22:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice present Heath!

Being as we are way past the deadline on this I will be removing the sticky but please continue to post.


Mike

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thtroll
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Posted - 01/13/2015 :  10:12:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit thtroll's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys. I know the challenge is over, but there is so much great stuff here I couldn't start a new thread. Plus the plan for the layout is back on pg 2. After bashing the mine loco, I needed a mine to run it in. Then I remembered the challenge thread, and saw a couple ceiling tiles leaning against the wall in the train room. I remember reading somewhere, in here, that ceiling tile was used for a road bed, so why not give it a go.


Cheers, Heath.

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Rick
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Posted - 01/13/2015 :  11:28:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good start Heath.

I agree 100% with Larry about keeping this thread going.

I plan on posting progress on my project here when I get around to it.
That will unfortunately will have to wait till after I'm done with my conductor promotion testing.
That won't happen till late spring.


As you think, so will you be.

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thtroll
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Posted - 01/13/2015 :  11:30:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit thtroll's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A little progress on the first turnout...


Yup, it's a single blade. I'll tell you, Larry, the On30 one was a lot easier.

Too rusty?


Just kidding the base coat of rust complete. Going the try the salt peeling paint a try. First attempt at it should be fun.


Cheers, Heath.

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thtroll
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Posted - 01/19/2015 :  5:24:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit thtroll's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Update on the mine. The oval is complete and running. Turnout #1 is currently being rebuilt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS6i07E5AQ4&feature=youtu.be

Turnout #3 in the background in the vid leads to the elevator and is a N scale peco ST-6 with 3 o scale ties replacing the ones cut out. Some filing was necessary to marry the code 83 with the the code 80 rail. Because of the I decided to use code 80 rail leading to the elevator.



Turnout #1 and #2 currently being built. The issues with the current turnout's blade control has lead to a rebuild. The blade is now hinged using a piece of bead wire purchased from Michaels.



I drill a hole into the tie and insert the bead pin, so the flat end is on the bottom of the tie. File a groove into the blade to accept the pin and solder. solder tie in place, trim, file, etc...







The performance of the turnout is fantastic. I am very happy with it so far. The blade even acts like a wing rail.

thanks for checking in, comments welcomed.


Cheers, Heath.

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BigLars
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Posted - 01/20/2015 :  9:49:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heath,
Great looking turnouts, as per our PM's here are sample mine cars. Cody made these two but I have since made a bunch of other cars. They are Peco n scale 4 wheel car frames and wheels glued under Grandt line end dump cars.



My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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BBLmber
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Posted - 01/20/2015 :  9:53:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am liking all the mining railroad modeling.

Mark


W,L,&E

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thtroll
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Posted - 01/22/2015 :  2:43:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit thtroll's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mark, having a lot of fun with the build.
Larry, thanks for the pic. I like the look of the cars and Cody did a great job. I have ordered some Minitrains 30" Narrow Gauge HOe Cement Car 4-Pack as a possible base for the Grandt Line cars. Looks like the Grandt Line cars won't be available until Feb., so that have to wait a bit.
Work on turnout 1-2 continues, nearly complete.


Cheers, Heath.

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BigLars
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Posted - 01/22/2015 :  2:52:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have some kits sitting here if you get desperate.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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Geezer
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Posted - 01/22/2015 :  3:05:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice stuff Heath -
great idea on the pivot for the blade.
Keep it going buddy.....



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BigLars
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Posted - 01/25/2015 :  1:15:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heath asked me via PM if I thought the end dump cars could be made operational.




Distracted again.



Heath,
I did this quickly using the plastic parts in the kit and some brass rod I had.
It works, but it would be better to replace the plastic arms from the kit with metal. Also if do make them operational you might want to try using Peco track pins to secure the two arms to the body to keep them attached. I may try a second car when I can get my hands on some thin brass.

Good Luck.






My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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