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Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by CPRSD40-2, May 22, 2003.
I have just one word... WOW!!!
I wish I had the space and money you spent on that...
Thanks Xaniel, I figured out how to post more than one picture at a time!
That is one LONG trip!
It takes about 45 seconds to make a round trip on my layout....
29 minutes and 23 seconds? That's ONE way??? Okay... I'm jealous... However, with any degree of luck, I may well have a layout the size of yours by the time I'm retired (which is a Loooooooong way off)...
What do you estimate the prototypical speed was?
Thanks for these pictures Mike... I'm actually going to be in Calgary in a few weeks to visit my parents and in-laws...
Give me a call when you get here, email me and I'll give you my number. I was trying to do about 50 mph on the lower level, maybe 15-20 on the hill and about 30-40 on the upper level. I think!
Mike WOW :thumb:
eveything looks good
how many feet of mainline track do you have down?
It's about 350 feet, I'm going to measure a train and use it for a ruler! I'll see how many times it will go around the layout, that way I'll know for sure.
Hey Mike would you share that info on how to post multiple photos with me? The layout looks terrific with those kind of lap times you could do scenery and still run your trains at the same time.
Oooh man, this is tooo much!!!
..that if I look at this thread one more time I'm gonna throw myself on a rail spike!
A rail spike? Don't do that!
I showed the pictures of your run from the lower area to the upper area to my 9 year old on Saturday. Here's a close approximation of his expression
I'm looking forward to the next set of pictures!
Judging by how fast Mike makes progress, that shouldn't be too long of a wait! Great work! You've got a lot more ahead of you!
Stay tuned! ( bigger and better things coming next week!)
Looking forward to your revisions....
Mike!! Did I miss something?? What happened?
Here is what I'm planning, I thought it would be interesting to post an early design and see how much it will change by the time I get everything back up and running. Sorry about the rough drawing, I've put the track hieght and curve radius to understand the drawing better. I've had to sacrifice some curve radius, but I think it will still be ok, the tight curves are hidden.
Here is what I will be trying to capture with the spiral tunnel,(yes there is only one now, but this will be the exact angle as the real upper spiral tunnel.)
I got a much better view of how things really look, from my trip in October.
You've shifted Exshaw around a little bit to give you some modelling space as you enter into the layout area. Very cool... It was a bit of a surprise to see a large part of an existing layout suddenly disappear.
Any estimates on how long it will take you to build up this new revision?
My wife was suprised to see that too!! I think once I finalize the track plan, 2 weeks I should be up and running.
Here is the latest revision to the track plan, I think this will be close to the final plan. It gives me 3'x17' to model both spiral tunnels, a siding at the bottom of the lower tunnel, and they will be very close to the layout of the real ones. I'm going try to make the radius of the tunnels 23", which will give me about 12' to climb 3", just over a 2% climb.