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  • Kyle,

    Nice save! This is a very helpful bunch! Like the diagram as well. I am doing the same as Larry on my Z scale layout.

    Scott

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    • Thanx Mike
      Thanx Michael
      Thanx Scott
      All right!!!!!!Lots of progress today. Mark and I have now gone all the way around the layout; adding the supports and decking for the new version of the layout. It sucks that I wasn't able to salvage the left hand curved turnout from the old layout level. Oh well, I'll just procure 2 curved turnouts; one left, one right; and 1 right hand #5 along with a whole s---load of code 83 rail joiners. There goes $75. I think MGT. will ok the expenditure though. The cork roadbed came in on Friday, so it's pretty much track laying time. OH YEA-UH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      KYLE CREEL
      SUPT./ GM BCRR

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      Last edited by kyle_creel; 02-13-2022, 09:16 PM.

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      • Kyle nice progress on the revamp. Have to say I think this is the first time I've ever seen someone build one layout
        on top of another. Have fun and keep up the good work.
        Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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        • Kyle,

          You guys make a good track laying team. Some of the shots remind me of how new civilizations just build over old ones.

          Scott

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          • Philip

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            • PHILLIP, SCOTT, and LARRY C; Thanx for the comments, they help out so much when one gets tired or starts to fade when it comes to large projects like this one. It is a bit like one civilization on top of another isn't it ?? Oh well, here's some shots of the BEAST in it's new home and natural habitat. Just to remind me why I'm doing all of this. Actually all the locomotives will run better, longer with even 2 to 3 inch larger radii. Thanx again; keep those cards n' letters comin'.........

              KYLE CREEL
              SUPT./ GM BCRR

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              • It’s all looking great.
                Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                Cedar Swamp
                SW of Manistique, MI

                AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail

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                • Kyle,

                  That's a real beaut! Good lookin shots of it on the layout.

                  Scott

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                  • Thanx Karl,
                    Thanx Scott,
                    Alright here's some shots of the work done today. Hope ya'll like em'..........

                    KYLE CREEL
                    SUPT./ GM BCRR


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                    Next thing will be double checking all the radii, plotting then drawing the curves on heavy paper and gluing the cork roadbed to each one with AC .(it takes very little) Then gluing the track to same w/ AC (it also takes just a few drops, plus I buy the large 8oz. bottle) and then put them along with all turnouts and the 60 degree crossing into final position all around the layout for final inspection and measuring of all clearances before adding and soldering rail joiners while laying the trackwork. My best guess is it will take me about 3 days to complete these tasks. Photo documentation to follow of course..................
                    Thanx again for following along.......

                    KYLE CREEL
                    SUPT./ GM BCRR
                    Last edited by kyle_creel; 02-21-2022, 02:28 AM.

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                    • Kyle,

                      Looking good, nice progress. I like looking at all your rock work!

                      Scott

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                      • Kyle, you're doing a fantastic job building your layout.

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                        • Kyle you certainly are moving right along nicely and I like your
                          approach to laying the tracks, turnouts, etc. Keep up the good work.
                          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                          • It really is remarkable how you are building this layout, Kyle.
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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 Scott,
                              Thanx Rick,
                              Thanx Larry C,
                              Thanx Michael,

                              It's cool what one can do "rock-wise" with plain old 'extra dense styrofoam' from odds n' ends that people who know what I'm doing save from their purchases. This whole layout is built almost entirely from scrap wood, styrofoam, donated ho track and turnouts, (that I stripped and used the rails to hand lay) and all sorts of other odds n' ends. I did buy plaster, paint, pastels, a used DIGITRAX ZEPHYR, used rolling stock, all but 2 used locos, cork roadbed, and a hand full of people. I 'SPLURGED' and bought new micro eng. weathered code 83 On30 track, and a bulk box of cork roadbed (75 feet) this time for the 'refurb'; and I'll most likely buy a couple of new turnouts. All in all though it's definitely been a "SCAVENGER approved" project. As for the building or construction of the thing, I really believe in mass production style proceedings, and try to 'make' as many things like sections of track, turnouts, platforms; and anything I'm gonna need a bunch of, at one time. Then install and "file to fit" on site. On a lighter sorta note, I guess; I did a rendering of the layout in a sort of old 1950's -60's black n' white MODEL RAILROADER style illustration. Whadda-ya think??????????
                              I sure do need and appreciate all the comments, questions and suggestions; so thanx again soooo much!

                              KYLE CREEL
                              SUPT./ GM BCRR

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                              • Kyle,
                                I admire the scavenger approach, making use of discarded things, working with what you have, it fosters ingenuity.
                                The rendering looks great! Nice perspective. I like how you've darkened some details, it allows you to focus on some areas.

                                Scott
                                Last edited by CNE1899; 02-22-2022, 07:25 AM.

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