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  • New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy HOn30 Quarry Line

    This will be the start of my limestone quarry thread in HOn30. Progress will probably be in spurts of activity now then. I have several other model related projects going on at the same time.

    The limestone quarry will be part of a larger HO scale layout someday. Since the New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy is a coal hauling railroad included will be a mining operation will be a big feature on the line. Included will be a timber operation and possibly either a sand quarry or clay pit, haven't made a decision on that yet. The coal, timber and sand quarry or clay pit will be HOn3.

    I'm using parts of what was to be my On30 bench work.



    Here's a terrible picture of what was the beginning o the On30 layout. I was using 2' X 4' modules. That's standard gauge O scale on the left.



    A wider view of what was to be.



    A closer shot.



    I was testing the incline with a Shay. Can't remember what the incline was.



    The tear down of the On30



    Cleaning off the glue and smoothing out the plywood.



    All done.

    Next installment will be the beginning of the 30" gauge quarry line

    Bernd
    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

  • #2
    It looks like you are starting with a clean slate plywood surface, Bernd. I'll be following along.
    Bruce

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    • #3
      Nice start to what sounds like a really interesting project. I'll be following along.

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      • #4
        I will be following this project, also.

        Jeff S.

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        • #5
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          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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          • #6
            Bernd, you have an interesting layout plan. I've been fascinated with the Gum Stump & Snowshoe for many years, but I've only seen one example of it. Your's is going to be fun to follow.

            I've played around with hand laying turnouts. Mine are functional, but I still need to work on making them look better - practice, practice, practice.

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

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by George D


              Bernd, you have an interesting layout plan. I've been fascinated with the Gum Stump & Snowshoe for many years, but I've only seen one example of it. Your's is going to be fun to follow.

              I've played around with hand laying turnouts. Mine are functional, but I still need to work on making them look better - practice, practice, practice.

              George


              Hi George,

              I have some neat ideas that I want to try out. I'd like to animate the loader bin on the HOn30 line and then have a rotary dumper at the standard gauge line to unload the cars and have the material dumped into an overhead bin, where again the contents can be loaded into standard gauge hopper cars. That's the plan anyway, will it happen? I sure hope so.

              My main problem with hand laying turnouts is getting the rail in the proper gauge. I'm going to make myself a jig for doing the frogs. I've got a CNC machine so I'm thinking of using aluminum for a jig plate, something along the lines of Fastracks.

              Bernd
              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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              • #8
                Bernd,

                I will be watching your progress. Those little HOn30 engines are nice they just are so light that the track needs to be spotless. I would be interested to see if you can get a keep alive decoder in a trailing car to help out.

                The best drives I found when I was messing with HOn30 were the Kato Pocket line drives and the Life Like SW switchers.

                good luck on your adventure.

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                • #9
                  Bernd, Here's a series of videos on handlaying N scale turnouts:

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp8DhzN6dao

                  He uses the same method for making frogs that I do, which I learned how to do several years ago at a clinic at at an NMRA convention. Joining the rail at the side rather than at the tip is a nice easy method of coming up with the right frog angle. Part 12 of the video series starts the frog making process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPYDAmN4tRc

                  The videos are a little tedious for someone who has done some turnout building, but you can speed through the repeated soldering of rail to ties and filing rail over and over again.

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

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                  • #10
                    Bernd, quite the interesting project you have going on there, I'll be following along with great interest.
                    Ron Newby

                    General Manager

                    Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                    http://cvry.ca

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by BigLars


                      Bernd,

                      I will be watching your progress. Those little HOn30 engines are nice they just are so light that the track needs to be spotless. I would be interested to see if you can get a keep alive decoder in a trailing car to help out.

                      The best drives I found when I was messing with HOn30 were the Kato Pocket line drives and the Life Like SW switchers.

                      good luck on your adventure.


                      Larry,

                      I'm not going to be using DCC on my layout. [:O][:-sick][:-idea]

                      I'm going to use R/C with a constant track voltage. About 3 years ago I discovered on another forum about R/C and the use of 2.4Ghz transceivers used in the model airplane hobby. A guy in the UK is making small boards for N and larger scales. I'll put a thread together and post all about how this works.

                      If you guys are interested in seeing how this works, check out my web site here: http://kingstonemodelworks.com/crane.html It's quite picture intensive and will take a while to load. I need to redo that page for a faster load. Anyway you can see a video here at U-tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4Vdk...ature=youtu.be

                      I've picked up 3 Kato N scale 11-103 chassis' from a vendor on E-bay. They run much smoother. Have a couple of HOn30 engines planned for the future. I'll be writing them up for posting as I go.

                      Bernd
                      New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by George D


                        Bernd, Here's a series of videos on handlaying N scale turnouts:

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp8DhzN6dao

                        He uses the same method for making frogs that I do, which I learned how to do several years ago at a clinic at at an NMRA convention. Joining the rail at the side rather than at the tip is a nice easy method of coming up with the right frog angle. Part 12 of the video series starts the frog making process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPYDAmN4tRc

                        The videos are a little tedious for someone who has done some turnout building, but you can speed through the repeated soldering of rail to ties and filing rail over and over again.

                        George


                        George,

                        Thanks for the links. I've seen his method used before. I just need to practice, practice and more practice. I'll get it yet.

                        Bernd
                        New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by elwoodblues


                          Bernd, quite the interesting project you have going on there, I'll be following along with great interest.


                          Hi Ron,

                          Great you'll be following along. I might need a kick in the pants once in a while to keep going, so stay behind me. If I stop, a quick kick might just get me started again.

                          Besides I've can get lot's of inspiration just signing on here and looking at some of the fine work that goes on. That usually gets me going.

                          Bernd
                          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                          • #14
                            Bernd,

                            I watched the video of the crane, that is impressive work. I will have to read what is on your website to learn more.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by BigLars


                              Bernd,

                              I watched the video of the crane, that is impressive work. I will have to read what is on your website to learn more.


                              Larry,

                              Thanks for the compliment. Any modeler can do something like that. It does help though if you have a back ground in machine work and a desire to do that kind of work. I guess that kind of work I enjoy the most from model railroading.

                              Bernd
                              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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