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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
          Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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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
              Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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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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