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    San Luis and Rio Grande -- A new Hope

    Good Evening everyone Several people have suggested that the Hidden staging yard on my plan might be a place for problems to bite me, and someone (or maybe more than one someone) suggested moving it to the front of the line and making it an open yard, so I pulled out the track planning...
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    Cork on plywood or cork on foam on plywood

    Hi Sherrel: The layout is around the wall in a 10 x 10 bedroom - Here is the link to the design thread https://modelrailroadforums.com/forum/index.php?threads/san-luis-and-rio-grande-a-new-hope.32510/ This will be in N scale At this point im thinking box frame, and mostly a solid tabletop...
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    Cork on plywood or cork on foam on plywood

    Cool -- thanks Willie -- that makes a lot of sense
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    Cork on plywood or cork on foam on plywood

    HI Folks: Hopefully going to start cutting wood and building in the next day or 2, and I have been wondering if cork roadbed on directly on the 1/2 inch plywood or if putting 1 inch of pink foam under it first (allowing me to carve creeks and rivers and other depressions is the way to go. in...
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    San Luis and Rio Grande -- A new Hope

    Hi McLeod -- that second level is 2.5 inches above the railhead below -- I will likely use 1/8 masonite (tempered hardboard) to make sure I have sufficient clearance below TIM
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    San Luis and Rio Grande -- A new Hope

    ya, thats the plan -- the upper line will climb over the hidden staging TIM
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    San Luis and Rio Grande -- A new Hope

    HI Guys: Been busy updating stuff, and putting in industries and and terrain. The terrain is kinda rough b/c my planning software doesnt handle terrain well at all. As always, comments and critiques are very welcome -- some have sent pictures that they have of the area and the San Luis and Rio...
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    San Luis and Rio Grande -- A new Hope

    Heres the basic benchwork plan for the layout -- I dont have the legs shown, but they will generally be in the corners . There are doubled cross members which are where the individual units will be spliced together (simply to make it easier to get in the door) I have access to a 10 inch radial...
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    San Luis and Rio Grande -- A new Hope

    Hi GeeTee: The benchwork will be open grid made of 3/4 plywood on max 16 inch centers -- there will be legs dropping to the floor with leveling bolts to adjust things with. Subroadbed will be 1/2 inch plywood, with open spots filled with foam, or possibly cut out and dropped -- not sure yet --...
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    San Luis and Rio Grande -- A new Hope

    HI Bob: I think Ive got it sorted out now -- it was more of a short between the headsets on my end than anything -- I was able to edit the post and remove the second image This is a great board and I appreciate all the work you guys put in to making it run TIM
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    San Luis and Rio Grande -- A new Hope

    One thing that I forgot to mention is that I am looking for the ability to do continuous running, that is the reason for the larger size in some areas TIM
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    San Luis and Rio Grande -- A new Hope

    Hi KB02 No, I accidently posted the same pic twice -- some forums give me FITS!!! The pick section designates a reversing loop which will be handled with a DCC reverser The hidden staging yard will be covered by a removable mountain (of one design or another) This is in N scale -- the bedroom...
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    San Luis and Rio Grande -- A new Hope

    Well, Ive been busy with the track planning software, hope to start building soon, Here is the current version -- I could sure use some critiques Thanks TIM
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    Plywood, Cork and Track

    Hi Folks: IM planning a layout in N scale -- ive been watching the Canadian Canyons video series from Model Railroader, and I notice in that series, David Popp chose to put cork directly on the plywood and then track on the cork, Does this provide sufficient sound dampening, or should I try to...
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    My current project -- the op-sig database

    Ya, its a bit of an undertaking, by the time I separated out all the commodities with each company, there are a total of over 70000 records in the db -- right now I am busy trying to clean up all the duplicate and mis-spelled commodity names -- my hope is to get it all cleaned up and normalized...
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    My current project -- the op-sig database

    Well guys, this is not a model thats on my bench, its a railroad project. I am taking on the project of trying "fix" the op-sig database -- it took some work to get it into access, but now its in, and I am working on trying to normalize the data and get things cleaned up -- Right now the big...
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    Does your fictional or proto-freelanced railroad have a back story?

    WOW -- thats really cool -- I've not yet made it out there, but I would really like to one of these days -- ive managed to grab some pics off the Rio Grande Scenic site and google etc. hopefully enough to give me a flavor of the area -- this will be an operations layout, not a scenery one, it...
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    Easy Model Railroad Inventory Software

    Hi Folks: Im looking for any users of the Easy Model Railroad Inventory Software -- Im using it and would like to bounce a few questions off people as time goes along Please reply to me directly or in the forum Thanks TIM




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