Thread: The New Oakville Sub
July 22nd, 2008, 05:41 AM #21
Very impressive so far....I look forward to (lots) of photos..the photos are what let's us enjoy it without being there....thanks....
July 22nd, 2008, 12:17 PM #22
thanks, it indeed sounds like you have thought it through! A high ridgeline will definitvely help to get to the trains.
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July 22nd, 2008, 01:21 PM #23
Thom, no problem. I'm in Spring Hill, so we're only a half hour away. Let me get a bit further on, though!
Mike, glad you like the cars. And the room is not QUITE as pristine as it looks. Until yesterday there was a whole pile of "stuff" over on the right side, and my lumber pile is behind the camera to the left.
But I DO think that you need to keep things fairly neat and clean. That way you don't lose things too much, and I also think it makes for a better mindset, almost forcing you to do neater work.
Thanks all for the kind words and encouragement. I intend to continue to document progress, much the way Jerry DeBene has done. It's just another facet of the hobby, and an enjoyable one.
July 25th, 2008, 08:48 AM #24
Custom built turn-outs
Jim, that is one beautiful start to a great looking layout first class all the way. I was wondering since you are having custom built turnouts what size would they be?Library of USAT Information
July 25th, 2008, 01:21 PM #25
Route 66 - The staging area will have Rob de Rebel's #8s (Which should be here today!)...and no, I'm not "the guy". I chose #8 for operational purposes, no one will see them in there. They're long enough for smooth operation with long cars, they're short enough to give me pretty much maximum storage track length.
I chose to have them custom built because they must be bulletproof in this area.
On the mains, I'm still pretty much undecided. I was originally going to do Atlas #10s but there have been disturbing reports on several forums regarding their quality. It's not out of the question to think I might do some custom built #12s for crossovers - I DO have the room - but that decision is in the future.
July 25th, 2008, 02:20 PM #26
July 25th, 2008, 11:24 PM #27
For all those who have mercilessly been riding Rob because his camera isn't functioning and they want to see his switches, here you are:
Before anyone howls at the bare bones appearance, let me quickly state this is how I wanted them built - no ties, no paint, just the bare #8.
Last edited by Jim Reising; October 6th, 2008 at 01:30 PM. Reason: Photo Location Change
July 25th, 2008, 11:30 PM #28
The turnout does look very nice.
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July 27th, 2008, 11:49 PM #29
Here's this week's installment. It was a busy week but I can't show everything that was done. Here's where I was just before my RDR switches arrived:
I was sweating this curve big time. The drawings SAID it should fit - and it DOES! Yea!
I'm currently working on the departure section of staging - switches are down and track is cut to fit. Staging should be completed next week.
Last edited by Jim Reising; October 6th, 2008 at 01:32 PM. Reason: Photo Location Change
July 28th, 2008, 12:28 AM #30
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Man you are going fast.What will the longest train in staging be?What percent grade are you using?