Rebuilding My Layout

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KB02

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Well, it took most of my lunch break (and little bit of time before hand) but I got the turnout rebuilt to better accommodate the 18r turn it will be headed into. Working from home is at least good for somethings.
Untitled by Robert Martin, on Flickr

What was a pretty standard #6 is now a... um... pretty modified number... uh... I don't know. But it will work. Or should anyway. :)
 

MHinLA

Well-Known Member
Looks much better now; more pro..
I don't think the gaps will matter. But if you want, you could close the gaps with solder, then slice straight down with a straight razor blade or exacto knife, then cut away the remaining bulk.
If you haven't, you might want to consider a circuit which automatically stops trains about 8"-10" before right side of bridge (above) when it's open🚦

Funny optical illusion in post #19. The lift bridge first looked like a mirror to me until I realized I was looking at the various old colors on the wood !!
I think it is due to the white foam (is it ?) in the bottom left corner of pic and the white/beige on the bridge, as if it's a reflection of it !
 
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Sirfoldalot

Product Tester ACME INC.
Staff member
Have a question for you!
Which number/model of cabinet hinge did you settle on and how is it performing?
 

Sirfoldalot

Product Tester ACME INC.
Staff member
I used these from Aubuchon Hardware:

It's the type of hinge designed for frameless cabinets. So far they're working pretty good. :)
Thanks for that info.
I have similar hinges on our cabinets, but not the "frameless" design. That is what threw me off?
After looking at ours, I see the difference. :)
 

KB02

Well-Known Member
Been a while since I have updated this thread. Glad to report that traffic is once again flowing on the Whistlestop RR. :) No pics to share at the moment, but it really is happening. Mostly just to trouble shoot trackwork, but the more of that I do that happier I'll be in the end, right?

I've got my industrial yard planned out and few of the tracks laid for it. My biggest problem currently is that I have run out of rail joiners. The LHS is shut down until the 28th due to COVID lockdown, so maybe I'll be able to get my wife to let me go for a motorcycle ride this weekend.
 




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