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TomPM
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Posted - 02/11/2021 :  5:11:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by CNE1899

Tom,
Wow, a lot of demolition work. Your making progress. When you get fresh pink down,
will it be a relief?

Scott



Yes it will.

Cutting of the wood supports is next.



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TomPM
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Posted - 02/12/2021 :  3:28:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Before I start cutting wood, I wanted to be sure of the width of the layout. When my son created the track plan, he used a width of 68 inches. He was not sure if that left enough room between the track and the edge of the layout. I built the largest curve on the track plan and measured 68 inches. The yardstick represents the other edge of the layout. 68 inches gives two inches from the track to the edge.



I was not comfortable with the 2 inches. I moved the yardstick and adjusted the placement of the curve to represent 70 inches. This gave me 3 inches from the rail to the edge.



I need to move the drafting table under the first board. As it is positioned now there will be too much overhang on the one end of the board. I would rather have the majority of the overhang between the two boards where I can build the frame.



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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/12/2021 :  5:20:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well done Tom. You've made a real mess of things, but in a good way.
I guess you now feel good, making a fresh start.
Will be exciting.


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/12/2021 :  7:59:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I’m following with interest. It must feel nice to leave destruction behind and start on construction.

Mike



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TomPM
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Posted - 02/16/2021 :  10:30:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Finally got to cutting the lumber and putting the pieces in place for the widening of the layout. They are not secure. That is tomorrow’s job. The two pieces on the near end are off the drafting table so they will be screwed to the bottom of the board. Next step will be building the frame work connecting the two boards.







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TomPM
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Posted - 02/17/2021 :  11:21:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Had a good work session today. I got the foundation framework for connecting the two boards done. I will finish it once the foam is removed and the outside frame is completed.



I finished the framework for the widening.



I decided the corners need legs. I still have work to do on the legs but for now it will work.



The widening framework is 95% done for this board. It is ready for pink foam. However, before I do that, I will switch to removing the foam from the second board.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  08:27:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Like I said Tom it takes a brave man to take his RR apart.

But you sure have fired up the old steam engine and got to moving right along!!


Jerry

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

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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  08:37:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good progress, Tom. Keep the updates coming.


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TomPM
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  12:04:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
This was a very productive weekend. I worked on the second board. This is what it looked like when I started.





In removing the foam, I had to take care and remove the Passenger Station and Island Cement and try to salvage some of the scene.

Pink foam removed. Passenger Station and Island Cement removed safely.





Next step was to cut the lumber and place the cross members for the framework and secure them.





Lastly was adding the connecting members and connecting the two boards. I added a leg on each side where the two boards connect.





I need to do some final clean up and remove the salvaged foam from the first board. At the end of the second board, you can see another table with a pile of stuff on it. That stuff is scenery materials, detail parts, unbuilt building model kits, and probably a few surprises. Some day in the future this table will get cleaned off and become the third table for the layout.

After clean up the next step is to begin laying pink foam!



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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  08:22:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A productive weekend, Tom!


Bruce

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George D
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  09:22:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sure it feels good to be done with the destruction and be making forward progress, Tom.

George


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/22/2021 :  5:04:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks like you’re making good progress.


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TomPM
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Posted - 02/23/2021 :  10:04:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
First pieces of foam are glued down and drying!







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robert goslin
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Posted - 02/24/2021 :  03:47:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom, you sure have been busy, and sound like you're enjoying yourself.
Do you have a track plan to show us, or are you just making it up as you go along ?


Regards Rob

My current build.
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=53468

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TomPM
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Posted - 02/24/2021 :  10:22:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit TomPM's Homepage  Send TomPM a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Rob

I do have a track plan. Now that my son has sent me the file I will post it later today. I will caution it is a work in progress. We had to change a few things already.



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