Progress on trolley module

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  1. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Val,I love your style of building a layout.. :thumb: I have always thought it best to do one section at a time instead of trying to the whole thing at once. :thumb:
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Val, I like your layout. Here in So Cal we don't generally have the luxury basements to model in. Looking at your layout pictures, it looks like the trolley peninsula is set on top of the main layout instead of against it. Did I see that correctly? If so, how do you plan to transition the scenery?
  3. Tileguy

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    Dang Val!!!!
    Sure wish I had all them buildings done in N scale ;)
    Exciting to see your city beginning to take shape i bet.
    You mean to tell me that big ol steamer of yours wont make a 9" Radius :D :D :D
  4. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Thanks Brakie!! I have to do it that way, since I'm learning as I go :)

    Russ, that's right, the trolley is on top of the mainline. The idea is that the trains go underground there, under the RR station. The transition will be a gradual rise of scenery on either side of the RR cut and then a tunnel portal - more of a girder portal actually. Hope it looks good when I finally do it, hehe.

    Val
  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Nope! Go figure!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Oh yeah, check out my latest aquisition. I went to the LHS for some stripwood and came home with

    this

    Val
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Looks good So Far val!! :D :D :D
  7. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Are you going to have access problems should you have a derailment at the station?
  8. Will_annand

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    Looking good Val.

    Gary, I like your idea of no ties for the trolley line.

    Russ, Canadian trains don't derail <sure they don't>. Val, you could leave access space open under the Trolley penninsula.
  9. spitfire

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    LOL Will!!!

    Russ, that's a good point. It should be fairly easy to make the station area removable for access, so I think that's what I'll do. Thanks! :)

    Val
  10. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looking Good Val, :wave: Keep up the great work. :thumb: :thumb:
  11. jetrock

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    Neat indeed! Orr girder rail is legendary stuff--thankfully George at customtraxx.com is selling it again!
  12. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    More progress

    Thanks folks. I've made some more progress Sunday and Monday night with the spackle roadways. I'm bringing them up to just below the top of the rails and man! it sure uses a lot of material. I'm glad I bought 2 tubs on the weekend as I'm halfway thru the second one already.

    The part at the bottom of the picture is a sort of park, and the track thru there will be ballasted. The in-street track will have bricks between and around it. You can see some of the brick I ripped off an old diorama at the top of the pic.

    Val

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  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Not easy to do I am sure Val but you are making good progress. Waiting to see the bricks in place.
  14. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looking Good Val :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  15. jmarksbery

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    :wave: Very impressive Val, but then all your modeling is! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Jim
  16. interurban

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    Looking great, bricks in the street , we use to call them cobble stones Val.
    back home.
    Have got your overhead wire yet?
  17. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Uh-oh Chris - I knew you were going to bring that up!!!!!!

    :rolleyes: :eek: :eek: :rolleyes:

    Dare I tell you I've only got a Bachmann trolley ordered?

    :cry: Please forgive me!!!! :cry:

    Val
  18. interurban

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    :thumb: Good job I got 500feet spare :thumb: And the makings for er few poles, intrested??

    Railview has a great brill white metal super motor for about $90.
  19. CharlesH.

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    Well, this is certainly going fine. A spiffy module indeed, Val.
  20. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    You are making great progress Val! Can't wait to see more!