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Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by interurban, Jul 5, 2005.
Yes, I'm looking forward to it!!!
Great snow scene, Chris. I did a Christmas card some time back using baking soda dusted onto my scene. Don't know that I could summon up the courage to put all that polly filler on my track.
Sure you can Bob, but it is harder to take it offsign1
I want it to stay I have lots to try in this small area.
Hi Guys been laid up for a while and will be for about 6 more weeks. with a knee replacement.
We are over the pain barriers now.
I took some random shots before surgery, and hope to get back at it by November.
Looking good Chris!!! Glad to hear you are on the mend!!!!
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here's to a speedy recovery!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
pics look great...especially liked the water
take care of yourself!
Back at it.
Been while since I added my progress here.
I have revamped the yard for traction (pulled the darn thing down ) and have just finished relaying the track.
I have to rewire the whole layout ready for DCC, but first I have to string all the overhead, and take out the blocks.
Here is the platform for my interurban small yard that I redid.
I have two tracks crossing the road I just finished.
Notice I did not use switch motors but installed extended manual throws.
Lots to do yet to this new section.
Grass, trees, gravel road and bushes to add yet.
Hey great Chris!!! Glad to see you are back at it!! That new section is going to be great! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Great work as usual!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: The road looks awesome........would it be possible to see the remote throws closer? I had to do it on my layout (not satisfied) and would like to see how someone else did it
Keep it up!!!!
Hi Steve, First let me say your Layout is looking great mate.
I did a "how to'' which you will find at the above link.
One is able to allow lights to the switch the other is more simple and great for yards.
I will take a close up picture today regards the extended throw with the tube for the wire to go under the road.
One of the throws was really glued up after the scenery went in, after tugging it a bit the brass wire bent.
I did not want to undo the glue or lift the switch as part of that was in the road bed.
So improvise I must!
I usually bend the wire to fit in the hole where he switch motor pin would go.
Now I have to do it this way as the picture denotes.
I will in future only use steel 1/16th wire for this job.
Problem fixed in 5 minutes.
A closer look at the extended throw
And a little bit of a start on scenery in this area.
Now then where did I store my trees?????sign1 sign1
Thank you for the closer look and the link to 2guyz:thumb: :thumb:
Outstanding job! Your rock-work looks tremendous and so does the whole scene. I think what I like best about your layout is that it has it's own unique personality and style (like all great layouts).
Keep up the awesome work and take care of yourself:thumb: :thumb:
You are welcome Steve.
Glad you like what I do, Working on the overhead on this location should be up and ready for scene pictures soon.:thumb:
A liitle more work on this yard section .
With allowing for trolly pole operation and not just pantographs the over head is a lot slower to put up as every section has to be checked and double checked both ways, as trolly poles take no prisoners.
I have done a large section but here is just the yard.
This is the last page.
Awesome Chris - I'm impressed you're doing trolley poles!! Any chance of a PCC on the layout?
Only if someone has one to run Val, hint hint.