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Author Topic: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.  (Read 60939 times)

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #975 on: November 02, 2019, 11:34:25 PM »

My wobbly track is still alive.
I thought it'll adjust itself and flat it out after while but it still wobbling without derailing.  :thumbsup:


I thought all US branch lines were wobbly?

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #976 on: November 03, 2019, 12:24:44 AM »
:dunce: Hello.

Yesterday, I could borrow my daughter's iPad for a couple of hours.
My video production is depended on my daughter's moods.
It was a great chance to make a short video.
I just wanted to document my boxcar collection.
I only have 12 Espee Hydra Cushion boxcars  :'(  but I'm proud of it.  :-*


My wobbly track is still alive.
I thought it'll adjust itself and flat it out after while but it still wobbling without derailing.  :thumbsup:

Dats

I only own one Cotton Belt HydraCushion boxcar but no problem on that. On your video you ran three in your consist.
Having had to shell out hard-earned cash for a replacement washer/dryer I don't think I'll spend money on any Cotton Belt models for a little while (BTW my Kato "Cottonland" business car ordered from Japan is already paid for)
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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #977 on: November 03, 2019, 01:35:09 PM »
dats

Iím glad Iím not the only one allowing their lives to be ruled by daughters!
Iíve got three of them and they are quite big now and not always here - but I do as I am told or allowed x3 daughters and x1 wife still.
Nice vid. Nearly time to get some shots of my non advancing layout to encourage me to progress things a bit! Hope you are well.

Donald

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #978 on: November 03, 2019, 02:38:11 PM »
Hi Dats,  Great Job on the Hydra-Cushion boxcars, your video reminds me of the Espee we all knew and loved back in the early 1980's.  One suggestion, check the floors in some of your boxcars, I'm thinking they might be the Roundhouse boxcars, to make sure the body shell is properly seated on the floor. Some of the cars seemed to be leaning quit badly, making me think the body shells might not be properly seated on the car floor. This was another great video from the Closet branch, thanks for sharing it Dats  :thumbsup:


Cheers,
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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #979 on: November 12, 2019, 02:27:37 PM »
 :dunce: Hi there.

Captain Andy, How are you doing?
Yes, the WP boxcar was in the consist.
It's a well made car. I didn't know Walthers produced such a nice car.
Thank you, Captain Andy!!

Hi Mike, I assumed that most of US branch lines are less maintained than Maine lines. I'm not sure how bad their track condition are.
I guess it's depends on how profitable the line is.
The scenario of my branch line is a sad shape and almost becoming a glorious storage trackage but still a train or two running on it.
How's your N empire, Mike?
I got to visit your thread!

Hello, Glen!
I'm always looking forward to seeing your posts!!
Your projects are progressing nicely!
I understand that obtaining US models in UK is a difficult one. On top of that it's cost them more for sure!
It's getting expensive here in US too.
I can imagine how frustrating you're feeling about finding right models on your layout.
My biggest enemy is my low hobby budget situation.
It's ok though, they say this is a "life long hobby ". We'll get a nice collection eventually.
If I'm feeling frustrated, I'll just visit your thread!

Hi Donald!
Yes, I don't know how and when but somehow my life is controlled by my wife and daughter.  :admiration:
I really don't understand why it's happened.
I believe that it's a part of seven wonders of the world.
It's a magic!
Nevertheless, I still feel that I'm a lucky man to have them.
Welcome aboard to the unstoppable family train!  :smiley-laughing:

Hi Rich!
Yes, some boxcars are tilting than the other.
They are all sitting correctly on a normal track section.
It's part of wobbly track effect.  :camera:
It's hard to see on the video but all cars are slowly rocking left-right motions.
Fox valley's boxcars ride higher than Roundhouse and they tilt more when thay run on the section.

 :wave: Dats

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #980 on: November 12, 2019, 02:37:55 PM »
I could borrow my daughter's iPad yesterday for 45 minutes.
Right now, 9:35 in the morning where I live.
I'd like to say good evening to you all.


 :-* Dats
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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #981 on: November 12, 2019, 03:18:40 PM »
Hi Dats, That's some funky music, nice Espee video from the Closet Branch  :thumbsup:
Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #982 on: November 13, 2019, 07:58:28 AM »
Another nice little video Dats, and I agree with Rich on the music!

I half expect Starsky and Hutch to drive past in that red car of theirs at any time!

Andy
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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #983 on: November 13, 2019, 08:41:28 PM »

My wobbly track is still alive.
I thought it'll adjust itself and flat it out after while but it still wobbling without derailing.  :thumbsup:


I thought all US branch lines were wobbly?

Mike

You mean like this? (video is sped up)

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #984 on: November 13, 2019, 09:59:36 PM »
That looks like some of the Chicago & North Western track in southern Minnesota when I worked for that railroad back in the early 70's. As you would guess, derailments were not uncommon.
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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #985 on: November 14, 2019, 02:55:20 AM »

My wobbly track is still alive.
I thought it'll adjust itself and flat it out after while but it still wobbling without derailing.  :thumbsup:


I thought all US branch lines were wobbly?

Mike

You mean like this? (video is sped up)


Eeeek! I don't think I'd have stood where the camera operator did!

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #986 on: November 14, 2019, 05:37:34 PM »

Eeeek! I don't think I'd have stood where the camera operator did!

Mike

The train was only going about walking speed, the camera guy had more than enough time to get out of the way.

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #987 on: December 01, 2019, 02:30:04 AM »
Happy holidays to all of NGF members!


Hopefully, you're having a great modelling holidays.  :wave:

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #988 on: December 01, 2019, 07:32:13 AM »
Brilliant Dats

You're getting better and better at this. You ought to be in Hollywood.

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Re: The Closet Branch - A Low-Tech Layout.
« Reply #989 on: December 01, 2019, 07:57:37 AM »
Yep, brill.  :beers:
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