Building a Traction Layout

Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by interurban, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. spitfire

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    Yes, I'm looking forward to it!!! :wave:

    Val
  2. shaygetz

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    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.
  3. interurban

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    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.:rolleyes:
  4. interurban

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    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.

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  5. spitfire

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    Looking good Chris!!! Glad to hear you are on the mend!!!!
    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Val
  6. Nazgul

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    Chris
    here's to a speedy recovery!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
    pics look great...especially liked the water
    take care of yourself!:wave:
  7. interurban

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    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.

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  8. interurban

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    Lots to do yet to this new section.

    Grass, trees, gravel road and bushes to add yet.

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  9. spitfire

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    Hey great Chris!!! Glad to see you are back at it!! That new section is going to be great! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Val
  10. Nazgul

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    Chris
    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:D
    Keep it up!!!!
  11. interurban

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    http://2guyzandsumtrains.com/Content/pa=showpage/pid=13.html

    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.
  12. interurban

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    OK!.
    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.

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  13. interurban

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    A closer look at the extended throw

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  14. interurban

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    And a little bit of a start on scenery in this area.


    Now then where did I store my trees?????sign1 sign1

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  15. Nazgul

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    Chris
    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: :wave:
  16. interurban

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    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:
  17. interurban

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    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.

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  19. spitfire

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    Awesome Chris - I'm impressed you're doing trolley poles!! Any chance of a PCC on the layout? ;)

    Val
  20. interurban

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    Only if someone has one to run Val, hint hint.