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  • Vincent Lake Short Line in 0N30

    I thought I would post a couple of pictures of the start of the VLSL. There is much to be done but this is the start.

    I have had many discussions on wiring Tortoise switch machines, Fast Tracks turnouts, hand laying rail, size of rail,painting rail, painting ties, etc. I thank everyone who has helped me out through the R.L. forums.

    My first Fast-Tracks Turnout



    I staged the buildings, etc. so I would have something for you to see.



    Many more miles of ties and rail to be laid.



    [:-bouncy]
    Tom M.

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    Vincent

    A man after my own heart - hand laid turnouts and track. Nothing like getting started and laying rail. Looking forward to watching your progress on the railroad.

    Peter [:-kitty]

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    • #3
      Good start Tom. That's my plan too to hand lay the track and turnouts. The car behind the Shay, is that a scratch build?

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      • #4
        Way to go Tom! nice way to start a layout. Jerry

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        • #5
          Nice start Tom, looking forward to seeing your progress.

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          • #6
            Great start! Your trackwork looks really nice.

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            • #7
              Tom,

              Your trackwork looks fantastic. Looking forward in following along as you build. As others have already said, great start.
              Ron Newby

              General Manager

              Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

              http://cvry.ca

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              • #8
                All three cars, the work car and the two freight cars are scratch built .....

                The yellow bldg is a scratch built some what like Perkin's Bldg I saw in a mag ....

                Greely's is a Cedarhill Design Kit .....
                Tom M.

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                • #9
                  I like all the scratch work. The start of something terrific. Keep the pix coming.

                  Christopher [:-clown]
                  Clowning around with trains.



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                  • #10
                    Tom,

                    Looks good so far. I'll be really interested in following this thread as I'm thinking of going the same direction myself. Expect lots of questions.

                    Jim

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                    • #11
                      Nice start, Vincent.

                      Beautifully done turnout, and the building and rolling stock look fine too, even if - in my opinion - they would deserve some weathering.

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                      • #12
                        Frederic and the others,

                        Thanks for all the comments ...

                        I will be weathering the buildings. They were only staged for the photos. When my track work is complete in this area I'll do the finish touches to the bldgs, install, landscape, etc.. At this point I remove them during construction so I don't do any damage. (experienced it .. )

                        Tom
                        Tom M.

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                        • #13

                          A milestone: 1000 of those 1/4" spikes down ...

                          O.K. a few went flying through the air ..



                          I am very satisfied at how reasonable the rail behaved as it went down on the first of many curves .....



                          The spikes seem to be going in just fine using only the needle nose pliers and no pre drilling.

                          Where will the next 1000 spikes take me [:-hypnotized] [:-hypnotized]
                          Tom M.

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                          • #14
                            Looking good, Tom.

                            Do you have a track plan posted anywhere?

                            Jim

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                            • #15
                              Jim,

                              I have it drawn up on paper. I do not have a scanner to put it in pdf. Is there an online method of drawing it up for all to see?
                              Tom M.

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