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    • October 14, 2018 3:28 PM EDT
      • Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174
         
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      Pete Lassen said:                               Pete, I like the layout you've got a lot of interesting places for all different kind of buildings and industries, water feature, mountain, etc., the only thing missing is the second reverse loop, the way it is now you can go from CW to CCW but then you're trapped and the only way you can go back to CW is to back thru the reversing loop, Bill  

      Started to work on the tunnel on the east side of the layout, playing with some diffferent ideas, and working slowly on a 105* day here in good old AZ. I think I have the length of the tunnel set at about 4 feet or so, placed the base of pavers to discourage rabbits from thinking this will be home, then I tried my double stack Intermodal and it JUST barely hits the corner bracing on the portal, so now its decision time, since I have 2 intemodals and 2 containers, do I leave it alone,and have a height restriction,Lots of options. raise it up to clear the double stack or abandon it and build another one , or do I attempt to widen it , or cut off the corner braces and let it go.

      Then I went to the north under the large ficus tree and built a low retaining wall. where the flat piece of flagstone is will be the reverse loop that workd around the mountain, just above the retaining wall is the inner loop of track, and against the wall is the outer loop of track. will be a lot of action here in this area, so trying things out before I make them permanent.

      Not a lot of time lately to do much , especially with the heat and summer Monsoons making appearances

      thought I would add this, as I have changed some things from when I started this, I have taken out some things and added more switching oppertunities, to give me something to do besides admiring my train running around the garden. At the bottom left the lead track to the yard is all that fits onto this paper, but there will be hopefully 4 tracks, maybe 5 to hold cars and trains. As always if anyone sees a better way to do something feel free to tell me what I am doing/did wrong.

       

    • October 14, 2018 3:42 PM EDT
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      Good catch Bill, I remember I tried a single Reverse Loop too, I ended up making a wye entrance, a tad hard here.

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    • October 14, 2018 3:54 PM EDT
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      OK Bill, no clue what CW and CCW mean, but yeah I only have one reverse loop,, sometime down the road I will figure out how to add the otherreverse, or just delete it all together. its a small back yard and unless I run a track over to the othere side of the pool and around the pool filter, there is no room for a second reverse, without adding a ton of height to the whole layout

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    • October 14, 2018 4:41 PM EDT
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      CW = clockwise

       

      CCW = counter-clockwise

       

      Michael

    • October 14, 2018 7:15 PM EDT
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      well Duh!!! now that it's written out it makes perfect sense! Sometime the tree / forest thing really shows up. Thanks Michael

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    • October 14, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

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      Pete,

       Since you are using straight DC track power for the RR what are you're plans concerning the reversing loop ?

    • October 15, 2018 8:02 AM EDT
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      Pete Lassen said:

      Well had some time off, so I got out and was able to bend and connect the second (inner) loop of track, so all the main lines are done with the exception of the reverse loop which will wait until I have converted the loco to battery power. So here are some pictures of the new loop of track

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    • October 17, 2018 10:50 AM EDT
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      Pete Lassen said:

      OK Bill, no clue what CW and CCW mean, but yeah I only have one reverse loop,, sometime down the road I will figure out how to add the otherreverse, or just delete it all together. its a small back yard and unless I run a track over to the othere side of the pool and around the pool filter, there is no room for a second reverse, without adding a ton of height to the whole layout

      CW=clockwise   CCW= counter clockwise

    • October 17, 2018 4:11 PM EDT
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      Bill

      I guess you didn't bother to read Michael's post 4 above  yours!

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    • October 17, 2018 5:43 PM EDT
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      But what about the British readers of the forum. For them its CW (Clockwise) and ACW (Anti-clockwise).

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    • October 17, 2018 6:13 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

      But what about the British readers of the forum. For them its CW (Clockwise) and ACW (Anti-clockwise).

      David, part of the learning curve (and fun of course) of large scale railroading of North American practices is finding out what some abbreviations (and words) mean. 

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    • October 18, 2018 6:44 AM EDT
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      So .. is it the same for them Aussies? CW CCW ?

       

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at October 18, 2018 9:07 AM EDT
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    • October 18, 2018 7:28 AM EDT
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      Sean said:

      So .. is it the same for them Austrians ? CW CCW ?

       

       

       

      Yes and No

    • October 18, 2018 2:56 PM EDT
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      Mick Benton said:
      Sean said:

      So .. is it the same for them Austrians ? CW CCW ?

       

       

       

      Yes and No

      Ats clear as mud

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    • October 18, 2018 3:31 PM EDT
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      Joe Zullo said:

      Bill

      I guess you didn't bother to read Michael's post 4 above  yours!  No your right I didn't, I'm bad about that, not reading the whole thing, guess just in to much of a hurry, but after reading the posts after mine it looks like it didn't matter because in was in a different language, LOL, sleeper/tie, truck/bogie on and on, Bill

       

    • October 18, 2018 10:12 PM EDT
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      John C. Wanted to ask what a Longfellow Incline is? and if it would help me get the other reverse loop everyone says I need.

       Edited to say: Never mind I saw the incline post and found the referenced incline in Morenci .

      This post was edited by Pete Lassen at October 18, 2018 10:30 PM EDT
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    • October 18, 2018 11:02 PM EDT
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    • October 21, 2018 3:47 PM EDT
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      Well after pondering and much thinking, ( everyone smell the smoke?) I am following the build by Diesel Dude and building an aluminum camelback Pratt Truss style bridge for my main tracks. I will add some pictures today as there has been some progress. See his build below.

       

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/16855/pratt-truss-bridge-for-iron-island-rr

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    • October 21, 2018 6:02 PM EDT
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      Kevin's bridge...

       

       

      I too am guilty of sacrificing window frames for art...

       

       

      You are making great progress Pete.

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    • October 22, 2018 11:22 AM EDT
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      Well I have  about 1/4 of everything done on my interpetation of a bridge. Learning as I go, making my braces as I go is slow work, and after they have been on they will come off to be trimmed and made to look good. Using .125 sheet aluminum and a pair of tin snips for cutting each of the braces. this has been challenging and fun so far. took a while before I got to the idea that when you make 1 part, you should make 8 total at the same time.

       

      the workspace looks like this about 5 minutes after it has been cleaned of all non essential tools... again

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