Railroad Line Forums - 2'x3' Cork Board Challenge
Railroad Line Forums
Username:
Password:
Save Password


Register
Forgot Password?
  Home   Forums   Events Calendar   Sponsors   Support the RRLine   Guestbook   FAQ     Register
Active Topics | Active Polls | Resources | Members | Online Users | Live Chat | Avatar Legend | Search | Statistics
Photo Album | File Lister | File Library
[ Active Members: 3 | Anonymous Members: 0 | Guests: 102 ]  [ Total: 105 ]  [ Newest Member: lumberfan ]
 All Forums
 Model Railroad Forums
 Micro & Mini Layouts
 2'x3' Cork Board Challenge
Previous Page | Next Page
 New Topic |   New Poll New Poll |   Reply to Topic | 
Author Previous Topic: O-Scale Switching Layout Topic Next Topic: The Town
Page: of 23

Mostro
Engine Wiper



Posted - 06/19/2014 :  8:06:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just us tumbleweeds.

Don't let that stop you!!!



Derick

"Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer." - Dave Barry

Country: USA | Posts: 182 Go to Top of Page

BigLars
Engineer

Premium Member


Posted - 06/22/2014 :  11:52:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been trying the templates and a sample of street track. Here is the progress. This track requires patience and I may need to switch to plywood to build the layout to secure the track. It would still be 2x3. Turnouts are 10" and I have run a black beetle drive around the test track.





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

Edited by - BigLars on 06/22/2014 11:53:24 AM

Country: USA | Posts: 11234 Go to Top of Page

George D
Moderator

Premium Member


Posted - 06/22/2014 :  1:41:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, I've never seen that rail before. How are you fastening it down?

George



Country: USA | Posts: 14640 Go to Top of Page

BigLars
Engineer

Premium Member


Posted - 06/22/2014 :  2:34:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George D

Larry, I've never seen that rail before. How are you fastening it down?

George



For now it is held down with 3m two sided tape. The instructions say super glue to a wood base. I think I will try pliobond to allow for repositioning the tracks with heat. It is all trial and error at this point in time.


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

Country: USA | Posts: 11234 Go to Top of Page

George D
Moderator

Premium Member


Posted - 06/22/2014 :  4:54:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Pliobond sounds better than super glue to me too. That rail looks interesting.

George



Country: USA | Posts: 14640 Go to Top of Page

acousticco
Fireman



Posted - 07/16/2014 :  02:19:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry, that's a great track plan, I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

I mentioned elsewhere (http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=43199) that I've got a couple pieces of motive power started for this project, which means the scale/gauge has beed decided on, as well as a theme. I'm planning an On30 electric tramway based in some tropical place, probably an agricultural line, sugar cane most likely. There will be some ramshackle passenger operations too I'm sure. I am going to keep on with my dystopian idea too, but it will be subtle.

Like I said I've already got the board and a bare minimum of track, I just have to start laying it down..!

-Cody



Country: Canada | Posts: 1672 Go to Top of Page

Chris333
Engine Wiper

Posted - 07/16/2014 :  03:05:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not trying to enter, but thought I'd show this small N scale layout I built based on this: http://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=32315.0

It is 16"x26":







Country: | Posts: 267 Go to Top of Page

Tyson Rayles
Moderator

Premium Member


Posted - 07/16/2014 :  08:12:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! Very nicely done!

Mike

Country: USA | Posts: 12759 Go to Top of Page

BigLars
Engineer

Premium Member


Posted - 07/16/2014 :  09:16:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chris,
That id exactly what I was thinking about when we started this thread. Please feel free to post details of your build here for inspiration.


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

Country: USA | Posts: 11234 Go to Top of Page

Rick
Administrator

Premium Member


Posted - 07/16/2014 :  09:18:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chris, that is fantastic.
Thanks for showing us.


As you think, so will you be.

Country: USA | Posts: 22302 Go to Top of Page

jefbar
Section Hand



Posted - 07/16/2014 :  09:47:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the idea, and you got me hooked. Starter, so I know I won't be able to complete in a reasonable time frame, but definitely will use the idea to cut my teeth. Good luck all. Looking forward to seeing what gets done.


Country: USA | Posts: 71 Go to Top of Page

jschumaker
Fireman



Posted - 07/16/2014 :  10:17:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work, Chris. What could you do with a similar trackplan in HOn30?

Jeff S.



Country: USA | Posts: 1655 Go to Top of Page

Chris333
Engine Wiper

Posted - 07/16/2014 :  2:14:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is HOn30. 13.5"x24":



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbhA16PaGdE


I never finished the HOn30 layout though...And then I copied it down into Nn3 9"x16" !



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pQ9nC7hsKk



Country: | Posts: 267 Go to Top of Page

Chris333
Engine Wiper

Posted - 07/16/2014 :  2:23:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Actually the the HOn30 and Nn3 layouts were copied from a On30 2'x3' layout I started a long time ago. Second entry here:
http://www.carendt.com/small-layout-scrapbook/page-37a-may-2005-special-issue/



Country: | Posts: 267 Go to Top of Page

jschumaker
Fireman



Posted - 07/16/2014 :  2:37:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, Chris.

Jeff S.



Country: USA | Posts: 1655 Go to Top of Page
Page: of 23 Previous Topic: O-Scale Switching Layout Topic Next Topic: The Town  
 New Topic |   New Poll New Poll |   Reply to Topic | 
Previous Page | Next Page
Jump To:
Railroad Line Forums © 2000-19 Railroad Line Co. Go To Top Of Page
Steam was generated in 0.3 seconds. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000