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  • Kyle,

    I’m looking forward to watching you build.

    Mike
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    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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    • Thanx for all the comments and suggestions. Well..... let's see, first the good news; the decoder and track both arrived, and the track they sent is WEATHERED; and man is that excellent 'cause I didn't have to pay extra and now I don't have to paint the rails. Also I've made a few minor strategic changes to the track plan that I think will balance it a little more from one side to the other in terms of track density. Now the bad or THIS SUCKS news.....the decoder was indeed plug n' play; however the wires to the decoder from the factory terminal board (which is not needed when using a decoder) are way too short to mount the decoder ANYWHERE. So I called Leonard (the guru) and he said I should be able to splice together enough length to reach either the front of the boiler, or back to the tender. So I opted for the boiler and promptly screwed up the splice job even though I did it one wire at a time. Don't know how but I screwed the pooch!!!!!! So now Leonard (bless his heart) said don't worry everybody including himself has messed up a decoder install at least once no matter how many times one has done it. So bring it by when Patrice and Gage go to New York, and we'll sit down and fix it. WHAT A GREAT GUY! So here's a shot of the revised approved track plan. Ya'll have a MERRY CHRISTMAS......

      KYLE CREEL
      SUPT./GM BCRR
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      • I like he track plan. Always wanted to build that little section of the G&D.

        Maybe someday!!
        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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        • I already prefer the new track plan. Even more scope for dramatic scenery.

          Mike
          _________________________________________________

          Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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          • Thanx Jerry and Michael; Just a little perspective...... on the LEFT the the track plan of the existing BCRR; on the RIGHT the most recent track plan.....
            As always, comments and suggestions are sure welcome...

            KYLE CREEL
            SUPT./ GM BCRR

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            Last edited by kyle_creel; 12-21-2021, 10:01 AM.

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            • The one on the right for sure!!!

              Can you make the picture a little bigger?
              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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              • Kyle, I like the diagram on the right, but they both look interesting. ~mike

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                  Thanx fellas;
                  OK. I hope that's a little better.

                  KYLE CREEL
                  SUPT./ GM BCRR
                  Last edited by kyle_creel; 12-22-2021, 02:26 AM.

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                  • Thanks Kyle. That is a great design.
                    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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                    • Kyle,

                      Like everyone else I prefer the plan on the right as it has a better flow to it. The grade up is a bit steep at 4% and 3-1/2% so that is going to limit what goes up and down the mountain.

                      The track plan on the left looks like a spaghetti bowl feel to it for me.

                      Just my 2 cents, your mileage may vary.
                      Ron Newby

                      General Manager

                      Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                      http://cvry.ca

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                      • Thanx for all the input guys. Ron, this section of the BCRR is actually one of two sections I saved from the old Grizzly & Dilapidated Ry. that you were so kind as to post all my photos of on the forum back when I just couldn't figure it out. I never did figure it out until one of my best buddies that knows computers sat down with me and figured it out, then taught me step by step. This new version of the forum is so easy to post on that I get carried away sometimes, and post too many it seems. I think I still have a copy of the track plan from the G&D Ry., so I think I'll post it side by side with the BCRR so ya'll can see the changes.....(note..the G&D was in a 20 x12 bldg. w/ heat & air, the BCRR is in 1/2 of our 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 garage which also has air and heat)

                        Thanx again,

                        KYLE CREEL
                        SUPT./ GM BCRR


                        On the top is the current BCRR, on the bottom is the old G&D Ry. (the 4x8 section started out as a version of the original small Gorre & Daphetid RR)


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                        • Kyle,
                          I also agree with the others, the new version looks better. It has a nice flow.

                          Scott

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                            Thanx for all the comments and suggestions guys. It is truly appreciated. Here are some walkaround shouts or a photo tour of the old Grizzlys & Dilapidated Ry. I found these in an old file on my computer that I was never able to post on the old forum....
                            Hope you like them......

                            KYLE CREEL
                            SUPT./GM BCRR
                            Last edited by kyle_creel; 12-23-2021, 07:19 PM.

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                            • Here are 2 photos of the same section of track; the top one is from 2018 on the G&D Ry. The bottom is the current day BCRR. It's nice to be able to reuse stuff.......

                              KYLE CREEL
                              SUPT./GM BCRR

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                              • Great pictures and the old layout wasn't bad either.
                                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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