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kewlbrew
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Posted - 10/14/2017 :  12:55:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit kewlbrew's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I know of two sources on the net. I knew nothing of these until a friend showed one to me.

http://www.modelrailroadcontrolsystems.com/home/

https://www.tt-west.com/

I bought mine through TT West mainly because the site owner is local to me. Here's the manufacturer's site.

https://www.mtb-model.com/index.php?lang=en

-John



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RobertT
New Hire

Posted - 10/15/2017 :  7:15:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking switch machines. Thanks for sharing the link


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kewlbrew
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Posted - 12/17/2017 :  7:27:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit kewlbrew's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The beginnings of a ballast deck bridge across fever creek.




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kewlbrew
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Posted - 12/23/2017 :  01:07:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit kewlbrew's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The finished bridge (less track and ballast).






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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/23/2017 :  07:46:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
John,

Your bridge looks strong and sturdy. Very clean lines. Any plans to dirty it up?

Iím looking forward to watching you build while the countdown clock ticks.

Mike


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kewlbrew
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Posted - 12/23/2017 :  1:57:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit kewlbrew's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There will be some weathering added closer to final install. This bridge sits on a curve so if it seems a tad wide, that's why. The second bridge will be an offset queen post bridge. That one will be roughly twice the length of this one.


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kewlbrew
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Posted - 01/01/2018 :  11:18:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit kewlbrew's Homepage  Reply with Quote
As with any layout endeavor, there are key milestones one of which is first spike. While I'm not handlaying, first rails were laid down yesterday with additional work today. Roughly half of the simple loop has rails.






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ChiloquinRuss
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Posted - 01/02/2018 :  3:24:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit ChiloquinRuss's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks like it's going to be a fun layout. Congrats on 'first rails'! Russ


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Philip
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Posted - 01/02/2018 :  9:56:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very Nice start!

Philip



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shadow50
Section Hand

Posted - 01/03/2018 :  5:49:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You are certainly showing me a thing or two regarding layout building. Keep posting! I need all the help i can get!


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shadow50
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Posted - 01/03/2018 :  7:41:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
By the way John, which software did you use to plan your layout?



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/04/2018 :  08:34:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good!


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kewlbrew
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Posted - 01/05/2018 :  12:51:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit kewlbrew's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mark -

I used a drawing program (visio). Just lines and arcs along with experimenting. Come down for a beer and dead rail your porter. :D



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kewlbrew
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Posted - 01/05/2018 :  1:12:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit kewlbrew's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've also found that the mogul is a great test loco. Because it has a fairly long wheelbase and all flanged drivers, it can detect small kinks in curves that aren't easily seen by eye. A sort of parabolic curve kink; looks smooth but has a short, too tight radius at some point. Knock wood, only one minor one so far that was easy to fix. The connie, 440, etc that I tried didn't detect the kink but the mogul did. :D


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shadow50
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Posted - 01/05/2018 :  2:22:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John, I like your offer! I will contact you soon.



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