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deemery
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Posted - 06/27/2018 :  2:19:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trimmed and added the new joist and riser.


I also added more 'scenery apron' and homabed (along the left wall). Now I need to prep 3 more turnouts.

dave


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 06/28/2018 :  6:58:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Looking at the layout drawing and the as built blob. Will there be Plexiglas or some sort of fascia surrounding the outside edge? Will you attach it directly to the splines?

Jim



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deemery
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  08:43:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm planning 1/8" hardboard, tacked to the edges of the joists. I'll have to extend some joists in a couple of places. Runs in my mind I've seen some good articles in MR on tacking hardboard over curved layout sections.

First, though, I want to get the main line track down and tested, and that'll take at least a couple more weeks at the rate I'm going.

dave


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deemery
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  6:25:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I laid track from the left side of the blob along the left wall, including positioning 3 turnouts and a spur. (I'm using thin sheet cork with a ramp up to the homabed as the subroadbed for spurs. The clamps along the left of the photo are holding the cork in place while the glue dries.)

Tomorrow I'll start on the right side of the blob, to both the small yard and the mill district (against the stairwell.)

Have I mentioned that I really don't like doing trackwork?

dave


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railman28
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  7:22:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What's your thinking behind the 'scenery apron'?

It's only make-believe

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deemery
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  8:07:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The scenery apron provides an easy way to tie in the subroadbed to more conventional methods. For the city in the blob, I'll put down a level base of styrofoam (so I can build up level building foundations.) For the rest, I'll probably do either cardboard web or possibly newspaper balls, with plaster cloth over top.

dave


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  8:10:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

I think youíve gotten an amazing quantity of work done. Very neatly built with a lot of thought put into it at every step.

Mike


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deemery
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  8:17:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The scenery apron is Craig Bisgeier's idea. I kneel on the shoulders of giants! :-)

dave


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railman28
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  8:48:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave, I don't recall seeing that before. But I think it's a good Idea. I think it should make the scenery easier.

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jbvb
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Posted - 06/29/2018 :  9:56:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave, I think Jim might have been wondering about protecting trains from elbows where they're close on the turnback curve. Also, don't hurry the track test phase; if you don't like building track, I expect you like kludging it after the fact even less. Do you plan to test with .088 wheels, or .110? After I get home, I can stop by with some .088 cars if you'd like.


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deemery
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Posted - 06/30/2018 :  08:45:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have half-and-half .110 and .088 wheelsets. Once I get the next section of track laid in (to the small yard), I'll go back and clean the track, and then start testing and tuning. :-(

dave


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tloc
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Posted - 06/30/2018 :  09:22:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For someone who dislikes laying track you are doing a bang up job. I like that scenery skirt idea but too late for me.

TomO



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deemery
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Posted - 07/01/2018 :  1:21:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trackwork continues slowly, as I'm suffering from heat, humidity and motivation. I need to prime and paint a couple turnouts before I can do the next run of track.

dave


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/01/2018 :  7:18:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
[quote]Originally posted by deemery

Trackwork continues slowly, as I'm suffering from heat, humidity!!!!

dave
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I thought you were working inside???


Jerry

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deemery
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Posted - 07/01/2018 :  7:50:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heat & humidity drag me down even if I'm in the A/C all day. And since I was smoking a pork butt today, I had to check it about every hour or so.

dave


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