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    • April 14, 2015 2:27 AM EDT
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      Further update:

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    • April 14, 2015 6:01 AM EDT
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      Looks good Ken. Will you need to relocate the throws for clearance?  Now that you're getting some track on it I'm able to get a better perspective on the overall size

    • April 14, 2015 6:05 AM EDT
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      Dave Marconi said:

      Looks good Ken. Will you need to relocate the throws for clearance?  Now that you're getting some track on it I'm able to get a better perspective on the overall size

      That's something I'll have to check. They may need to be moved which is easy enough. 

      http://www.largescalecentral.com/articles/158/part-2-a-raised-road-bed-a-build-log-for-the-rgs-raised-layout

      This post was edited by Ken Brunt at April 14, 2015 6:09 AM EDT
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    • April 14, 2015 9:39 AM EDT
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      They just seem to wind up where they may foul the adjacent track on those two new switches

    • April 14, 2015 10:29 AM EDT
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      They always seem to be in the way no matter what side you put them on. And I usually make them a little longer since I keep the K-27 in mind. 

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    • April 14, 2015 11:25 AM EDT
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      Dang Ken!  You're making some serious progress.  Looking real good.  Did you just hand lay those two switches?  What wood are the ties?  Looks like you are going to have the hard part out of the way before it gets too hot for that kind of work.

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    • April 14, 2015 12:42 PM EDT
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      Yes, Randy, most of the switches on my layout were scratch built. Those 2 I did over the winter along with 2 others. The wood I use for the ties is Spanish Cedar. It's available at the local hardwood lumber dealer in Oxford. They still need a coat of boiled linseed oil on them. Hopefully I'll get the rest of Delores done before summer arrives...........

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    • April 14, 2015 1:40 PM EDT
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      nice progress, ken...   

    • April 15, 2015 6:23 PM EDT
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      And moving right along................

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    • April 15, 2015 9:14 PM EDT
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      How are you going to throw turnouts on the far side of that table?  That's quite a reach.

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    • April 16, 2015 2:37 AM EDT
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      Walk around to the other side of it..........

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    • April 16, 2015 11:39 AM EDT
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      Based on what I understand from your design, that's going to be a long walk.  I suppose that everybody needs more exercise.  

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    • April 16, 2015 6:10 PM EDT
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      Steve, If everything goes as planned it will be 2 separate areas. One side is the Delores yard and the other side will be the Interchange, so you,ll be working either one or the other, but not both at the same time (that's the theory, anyway). 

      Even got a test run in today.

      This post was edited by Ken Brunt at April 16, 2015 6:15 PM EDT
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    • April 16, 2015 8:52 PM EDT

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      Ken Brunt said:

      Steve, If everything goes as planned it will be 2 separate areas.


       

      WAIT......Ken has a plan?

      This post was edited by Rooster at April 16, 2015 8:52 PM EDT
    • April 16, 2015 10:28 PM EDT

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      I go on vacation for a week and you build half a friggin railroad.

      Put some off road tires on a mechanic's creeper and you can roll under it

      Ralph

    • April 16, 2015 10:36 PM EDT
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      Mista B said:

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      Put some off road tires on a mechanic's creeper and you can roll under it

      Ralph

      I think it would be quicker to walk around the shed. Getting up off that creeper could take half the afternoon

       

      Looking real good so far Ken. It's going to make operating enjoyable.

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    • April 17, 2015 4:15 AM EDT
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      Mista B said:

      I go on vacation for a week and you build half a friggin railroad.

      Put some off road tires on a mechanic's creeper and you can roll under it

      Ralph

      Actually it's only about an eighth but who's countin and still a long way to go. Another 5' and the layout will be about ground level and only 2' wide so it'll be easy to step over. 

      Where that longest board is on the right, it tapers down to 2' wide and passes to the left of the bush. It'll only be a foot off the ground at this point where I'm standing. 

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    • April 17, 2015 11:43 AM EDT
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      Looks good.  I would suggest that you clear the grass from under the concrete base blocks as it well deterioate and then change the grade on the table.  Also, is the grid material plastic or metal?  Just remember that it is your back that will get in the end while you are 'working on the railroad'!

       

      Paul

    • April 17, 2015 3:53 PM EDT
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      That's plastic fencing that they sell in the garden center at Lowe's. 

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    • April 18, 2015 7:51 PM EDT
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      Update for April 18:

      http://www.largescalecentral.com/articles/158/part-2-a-raised-road-bed-a-build-log-for-the-rgs-raised-layout

      This post was edited by Ken Brunt at April 19, 2015 4:50 AM EDT
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