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    Looking for feedback on new N-Scale layout

    The duck under is covered. Gottcha! Moving on.. ;) What do you have planned for the two yard areas and how will they be accessed?
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    Looking for feedback on new N-Scale layout

    What will the height of your base be? I decided to get rid of a duck under and went with a lift up bridge for my layout. Granted, my layout's height is little over 43", so it's not as low as some, but not as high as other. Still ducking under annoying until I choose a lift up design. Takes a...
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    Rebuilding My Layout

    The best laid plans of mice and men... Got the track all laid and I had planned on bringing you a quick video of the inaugural pass of a loco over the new bridge tonight, but as my Dash-8 entered the bridge from the left hand side (as you look at the pictures), it abruptly stopped as the snow...
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    Rebuilding My Layout

    Installed the sides on the bridge. As per CM-Fan’s suggestion, they were primered before installation. As thirsty as this wood is, probably could have used a second coat, but the paint did go on a bit better. Then I “tarred” the deck and called it done. Actually, it’s not quite done. I want to...
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    JTEX A switcher junkyard

    I love the plywood covered doors. Awesome touch!
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    Rebuilding My Layout

    Boatwrench - Here’s a quick video of the hinges in action (if I can make the upload work, that is...) :
  7. Lift up movie.MOV

    Lift up movie.MOV

    Quick video of my lift up bridge in action
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    Rebuilding My Layout

    The hinges are working great! I can see where I may have to refine the lift up a bit on the non-hinge side, but so far, it has been working great. Running trains on a regular basis with almost no issues. CM-fan: I have used that brush for SO MUCH on this layout. Best Father’s Day gift EVER! 😀
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    Rebuilding My Layout

    An interesting bit of trivia information: San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge was originally planned to be a different color. The red was simply a primer and they had planned to paint it a different color when it was compete. BUT, the people of San Francisco, when construction had finished, had...
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    Rebuilding My Layout

    Got some work done over the weekend and tonight. I found a better way to align the lateral supports. I laid out the path with tape: Starting drilling through, then pealed the tape away as I went (mainly so I could still grasp the drill): The end result looks much straighter on the right hand...
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    Maximum Short-Run Grades

    There is a great video online that I will try to find a post here of a local Vermont railroad that operates a bunch of switchbacks to get to a quarry. I think they said some of the grade approach 5%!!! ---------------------------------- Found it! Found another video, too, where it said the...
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    Sometimes track plans don't work out

    Sometimes track plans certainly do not work out. That is true. Great work. Your scenery looks fantastic!
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    Rebuilding My Layout

    Not sure why half the pics weren't showing in that last post, but I think I fixed it.
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    Rebuilding My Layout

    Had the day off from work today. Veterans Day - Thank You to all who have Served. Spent the bulk of the day in the basement working on the bridge and made some pretty good progress. After the first hour, thought, I only had this: Keen observers may notice a small change to the background as...




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