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  • #76
    Hi Jeff, I have noticed the same slow down. I will get busy this week end.

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    • #77
      Just us tumbleweeds. [:-cowboy]

      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

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      • #78
        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.




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        • #79
          Larry, I've never seen that rail before. How are you fastening it down?

          George
          "Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect." Captain A. G. Lamplugh

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          • #80
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            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.

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            • #81
              The Pliobond sounds better than super glue to me too. That rail looks interesting.

              George
              "Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect." Captain A. G. Lamplugh

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              • #82
                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/t...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

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                • #83
                  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/ind...?topic=32315.0

                  It is 16"x26":










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                  • #84
                    Wow! Very nicely done! :up:

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                    • #85
                      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.

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                      • #86
                        Chris, that is fantastic.

                        Thanks for showing us.
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                        • #87
                          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.

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                          • #88
                            Nice work, Chris. What could you do with a similar trackplan in HOn30?

                            Jeff S.

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                            • #89
                              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

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                              • #90
                                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-...special-issue/

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