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kebmo
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Posted - 03/05/2018 :  7:25:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
those are some fine lookin' turnouts. i'll take 9 lefts, 10 rights and a #4 wye.
by next week i hope....


if you suck at playing the trumpet...that's probably why.

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Carl B
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Posted - 03/05/2018 :  7:39:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice looking stuff- unfortunately to be buried under dirt and ballast!


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/05/2018 :  10:31:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really look nice with the ties.

An yes Frank I will be your promoter!!


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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robchant
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Posted - 03/06/2018 :  12:01:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Frank,

I know you didnít ask, but since you're getting down to scenery next week, I thought that I would add some of my thoughts for the finished layout. I know your track plan is different than I have here, but it should offer some ideas. You can take them for whatever they're worth.



Take care,
Rob.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/06/2018 :  09:35:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Kembo, you and all my other ďfriendsĒ are lining up for a dozen or so.

Carl, yup buried under gravel, dirt and weeds. Thatís why Iím not getting picky in my finish work.

Jerry, and the usual 30% I guess? Letís see, 30% of nothing is nothing.

Rob, very nice, thanks. I really like the idea of the crane service on the right side. Thatís a nice idea with container cars. The seawall is a good touch since it means no beach to mess with as itís an industrial area. The road over the ďZĒ is perfect since thatís a useless spot anyway.

After a group discussion we decided to bend the yard tracks parallel to the front edge in case we add another yard module. You never know we might acquire more R/W.



Edited by - Frank Palmer on 03/06/2018 09:39:44 AM

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danielb
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Posted - 03/09/2018 :  05:54:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Following this with interest. :)


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/09/2018 :  10:51:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh thanks Dan I've been looking in on yours too. Did you use a template to make your turnouts or did you just go for it?

I made Tortoise turnout V1 and V2 yesterday. We'll discuss the pros and cons tomorrow at our Saturday meeting. I glued blocks of wood in place to hold the turnout because i wasn't going to glue down the turnout to the test piece.

This is V1, the traditional way. I had to increase the wire size to .047 to be stiff enough to move the throwbar.





And this is V2 up close on the Tortoise.














Edited by - Frank Palmer on 03/09/2018 11:05:06 AM

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BurleyJim
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Posted - 03/09/2018 :  11:42:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, you are having way too much fun with this project. Looks great!




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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/09/2018 :  1:37:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank where's the project manager on this one??

Seems like your having all the fun!!


Jerry

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Carl B
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Posted - 03/09/2018 :  2:09:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Who is your supplier for the .047 wire?


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/09/2018 :  3:59:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

Who is your supplier for the .047 wire?



Carl knowing Frank he probably made it himself!!


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/09/2018 :  5:59:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frank,

I really like the look of those turnouts. Piles and piles of them. Very impressive.

Mike


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/09/2018 :  7:29:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jim, this isnít fun. As you know this is work.

Jerry, heís still trying to figure out how to post pictures.

Carl, just a LHS. Only the ďHĒ stands for hardware. Thereís a Best Hardware near me and they are loaded with K&S brass and piano wire.

Jerry, be nice.

Mike, I really had a good time making them. Once I was past the filing part.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 03/10/2018 :  3:32:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Todays progress was to finish gluing the foam down with Gorilla Glue and transfer the track plan from paper to the foam. We also started to lay down the cork roadbed but ran out of adhesive.








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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/10/2018 :  6:17:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As always Frank', you are showing excellent craftsmanship and superb modeling'..


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