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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2017, 10:03:55 pm »
Already that looks highly impressive. I look forward to the updates.

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2017, 10:05:55 pm »
Looks like you're having a great time building mountains, Pete.

You can have some of our warmth to help set your glue. Today we are expecting 38 degrees C.

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #47 on: December 19, 2017, 12:24:16 am »
Hi,

All looks fantastic. Really looking forward to how you do more.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #48 on: December 20, 2017, 11:31:07 am »
This is the 3D CAD model i created, its to give the track bed location so I wasnt bothered about structure beneath; so some track bed goes through a structure or in places runs in another structure.

I then took slices through this and printed them off 1:1 as a template for the egg-box


« Last Edit: December 20, 2017, 12:49:14 pm by Pete Smith, Reason: grammar »

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2017, 08:59:55 pm »
Got track laid from the terminus all the way up to the passing loop, which has a section that acts as a turnaround loop, so I'll get some wires in and will be able to run some trains!  :bounce:


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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2017, 09:22:33 pm »
And here's a track plan, in cad again rather than train software.

So... It starts on the white bit with an island platform where the 240 dimension is and runs up through beige to a loop back to a passing loop forming a triple track. There is a set of points on the nw curve creating a turning loop not shown. But carrying on to the yellow, magenta, cyan, brown and to the top.

A lot will be in tunnels so although it will be busy, it's not as busy as the plan looks.




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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #51 on: December 23, 2017, 09:02:49 pm »
With track laid up to the mid way passing loop (situated 1/3 way up the mountain of course) the directors of the Appleton Mountain Railway have acquired a class 04 to act as a station pilot but have pressed it into service proving the newly laid track and carrying men and supplies up to the rail head. They are very nervous due to the currently unprotected precipitous drops!

Initial trails show the track is generally acceptable with only a few areas needing remedial action, the class 04 runs ok but is having to operate at higher than desired speed due to suspected tappet issues on no 4 pot and the likely need of needing an oil and filter change.

But they are glad to run before the Christmas shutdown.




The official photographer got carried away trying to create a sense of speed, quite an achievement for a 04.


« Last Edit: December 23, 2017, 09:47:53 pm by Pete Smith, Reason: Added video »

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #52 on: December 23, 2017, 09:33:17 pm »
Wow :goggleeyes:
Faster than a speeding bullet :D

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #53 on: December 24, 2017, 09:52:04 am »
Thanks for the update. The Class 04s looked very attractive in BR Blue livery. This one seems to have had a turbo-boost for Christmas!

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #54 on: December 24, 2017, 10:01:28 am »
Great mountains,  :thankyousign:

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #55 on: December 24, 2017, 01:50:28 pm »
What excellent and creative use of the 3rd dimension, very impressive! Any entertaining runaways yet due to unexpected uncouplings!?

Thanks for sharing,

PT.

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #56 on: January 01, 2018, 08:30:29 pm »
Platform cut from ply and being trial fit. A few areas to trim away.

The green will be darkened up before grassing, it's just an indication at the moment.



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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #57 on: January 02, 2018, 09:33:50 am »
It could be the camera angle but the platform edge looks very close to the rail, Pete.
Have you anything wider than that coach you could test it with?

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #58 on: January 02, 2018, 02:58:25 pm »
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Have you anything wider than that coach you could test it with?

oo  :thankyousign: thanks for the tip - what is good wide stock to test with?

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #59 on: January 02, 2018, 04:24:29 pm »
The normal yardstick is the current Bachmann Farish Class 08 with the outside frames, @Bealman knows all about them  ::)   :D

 

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