Traction/ Trolley Site

Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by CN1, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. CN1

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    :thumb: Thanks CN1, I have that one bookmarked.
    He does grand work, I actualy emailed Fred concerning his great Trolly L/O. :wave:

    I am sure a lot of folk have not seen this ;)
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    Me too Chris. When I was trying to get the Urban Scene Scale Modellers Club going I emailed him to ask if I could use some of his photos in the gallery. His work is fantastic!!

    Val
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A very interesting link CN1. Great modelling.
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    wasnt that featured in Model Railroader a while back?
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    Yes it was, I think have a copy somewhere,,er,, safe :p ;)
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    ;) Thanks again CN1, how is your project coming along?
    I am stuck for a while untill the leaky basement is sorted. :D
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    Hi Chris.

    I got a few project to finish up before I start on the Traction.
    The Rocco Electric is waiting for me at the hobby shop. My name’s on it, so I’m safe… :thumb:

    I'm almost done Installing Catenaries on the main. Haven't figure out if I will install wires, and if so what kind. :confused: I need access to a few manual switches, and I'm not sure if the "wire" would create "access" problems.

    In the meantime I got myself a new diesel: RS-18 :thumb:

    Happy Easter :wave: :wave:
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    ;) Good Stuff :thumb:
    If you are using Pans then switching to sideings under wire is a breezzzzzz ;)
    If you are using a trolly pole Then you have to obtain frogs to allow the pole to shift to the siding wire at the criticle pull off point.
    If you would like me to post you some overhead wire, let me know how many feet. If you, need over fifty feet :D :D :D :cool: You can order it from a US supplier.
    Looking forward to some pics of your progress. :thumb:
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    Excuse my ignorance, but what's a Pans?

    I'm concern that i won't be able to reach the switches (manual turnouts) under all those wires!
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    Pans = Pantagraphs :thumb:

    I understand your concern now.

    What I did was use an old method of throwing switches mechanically I will find some pics, back in a jiff.
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    In these shots you will see my old L/O and the big yard, I had a lot of switches to operate here, I did not want electric throws so I used this old method.

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    Here are some self explained pictures of a cheap way to throw your yard turnouts.
    Hope this helps CN1 :thumb:
    Keeps your hand from under the wire. :wave:

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    Excellent pictures Chris :thumb:

    Yes, good idea :thumb: , but (there's alwasy a "but" right?)
    some turnouts are located on a viaduc! :confused:

    DH'O! :oops:
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    Yes, thank you Chris :thumb: :wave:
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    Glad to help here is a close up I just notice the big yard had one fitted.
    :wave:
    You will have to chisel a small channel out to put the wire down to bench level.

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    Chris,

    This is what I use as the prototype for the catenaries.
    Simple and easy, so far :D

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