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Author Topic: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated  (Read 19874 times)

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #165 on: August 08, 2017, 12:37:07 pm »
That looks like an excellent solution to the backdrop problem!
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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #166 on: August 08, 2017, 02:32:27 pm »
Ingenious! A very effective solution. :thumbsup:
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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #167 on: August 08, 2017, 02:46:16 pm »
Nice bit of creative thinking there :)

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #168 on: August 08, 2017, 02:58:21 pm »
An excellent, inventive solution. Thanks for the detailed update.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #169 on: August 08, 2017, 07:24:41 pm »
Great work Webbo, I love a cunning solution, well executed.  :claphappy:

Time to go for the refinery?? :hmmm:

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #170 on: August 08, 2017, 07:26:11 pm »
Great solution to your problem.
Well done.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #171 on: August 09, 2017, 02:45:41 am »
Folks, thank you for your kind words.

Access to the fiddle yard is one aspect of my layout design that I'm not entirely happy with. Reach from the side or from its 'south' end (first photo) is pretty easy over most of its length, but there is a section in the middle which requires standing on a milk crate to get to the back. Quite doable, but not ideal. It's one of the compromises that I had to make when designing the layout. In a more expanded world, I would have had enough shed room to put an aisle along the back against the wall.

And Keith, the refinery issue is sitting in my head simmering away, but the next cab off the rank is the track plan and building layout of my industrial area.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #172 on: August 14, 2017, 06:02:31 pm »
Hello folks



The kit I have built is a newly released Walthers kit. It is a bit sparse with no decal sheets so I had to take Women and Men washroom signs from the Woodland Scenics D's Diner kit I've just completed and apply them to the toilet doors so the right gender goes into the right room. In contrast to the WS kit there are no details such as people, trash cans, or flower pots. However, the kit is straight and goes together really nicely with very tight tolerances. The picture above is shows my model Dairy Queen in its bare bones state, but I'm intending to add details such as at least 1 person

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A sign that you could add.



From Daily Mail AUS, as it has a link for sharing on facebook,Twitter, Pintrest, email et-al I will assume that is OK to share on NGF.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #173 on: December 10, 2017, 12:19:47 am »
Hello folks

It's been a while since I posted on my progress on Deadwood. I'm afraid there hasn't been any, but I've not been completely idle - have sold a whole lot of locos, buildings, rolling stock on EBay that is surplus to requirements plus I've got my coal train going.

The following vid shows my coal train being hauled by my new Intermountain SD40-2s. I've had the Intermountain bathtub coal hoppers for quite a while, but have refitted them with Fox Valley steel wheels and Motrak coal loads which took a couple of years to arrive after ordering.



The metal wheels sound very nice when they are rolling along, but have not come without problems. These wheels have pretty skinny flanges and narrow treads and several of them had wobbly wheels. Derailments resulted, but I seem to have weeded out the culprits. No such problems with the standard Micro-Trains plastic wheels of course.

The Intermountain hoppers came with a coal load which to my eyes looked awful. The Motrak replacement loads look far better, but it was a job to get them to sit at about the same height in all the hoppers. Problem solved with a plywood filler and card shims.

The last hopper in the train is fitted with a FRED - a Flashing Red End-of-train Device. I obtained these from Firefly Fred. The last truck on the train is replaced with a truck fitted with the FRED. Power is from the track and they work with both DC and DCC. Installation is no more difficult than replacing the last truck.

SD40s and SD40-2s are my favourite loco. I now have 8 of these and here they are starting from the left of the picture:

Two British Columbia Railway SD40-2s fitted with sound (Intermountain)
Two CP Rail SD40-2s fitted with sound (Intermountain)
Two CP Rail SD40s (Kato)
Two CP Rail SD40-2s with snoot noses (Kato)
 


No more locomotives for me at least until I see something I really 'need'.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #174 on: December 10, 2017, 09:00:06 am »
Great video :thumbsup:

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #175 on: December 10, 2017, 07:45:16 pm »
Hello, many thanks for sharing, super video
    regards Derek.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #176 on: December 11, 2017, 02:31:27 pm »
Hi Webbo

Fantastic locomotive collection and a superb video!!
I really like your coal hoppers.
Although I don't know why, I always liked long unit trains.

Thank you for your update!

Dats

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #177 on: December 11, 2017, 10:17:36 pm »
Dats

My unit train is not as long as it would be in real life, I'm afraid. My train has 24 hoppers, whereas a real unit coal train would have 4 or 5 times that many.

My train fits within both my passing loops, but is a bit to long to fit in any of my storage sidings and has to be split in two.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #178 on: December 20, 2017, 07:36:15 am »
Hello folks

Here is another very amateurish video from me showing my other two recently purchased Intermountain SD40-2s in action this time hauling a mixed freight comprising an eclectic mix of box cars, grain hoppers, gondolas, and tank cars.



This time I've used my iPhone 5 to do the filming and I must say that it is at least the equal of my other camera which is a Canon bridge camera. The Canon has a much bigger lens and shows a tendency to hunt around for the correct focus when in movie mode besides also having a more restricted depth of field.

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Re: Deadwood layout - unabridged and illustrated
« Reply #179 on: December 20, 2017, 07:54:10 am »
Mate, that looks ok to me. You had the phone anchored, I presume? Doesn't have the camera shake which I inevitably get.

But there again, I spill a lot of beer too  ;)

Seriously, great video.

I think I accidentally derailed one of those tankers! :-[
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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