My O gauge layout - new thread

country joe Jul 15, 2017

  1. country joe

    country joe TrainBoard Member

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    I am starting a new thread on my layout since Photobucket disabled all the links to the photos in the previous thread. These are WIP pictures as of today. I'll update this thread as I make progress. WIP July 15, 2017-1.jpg WIP July 15, 2017-2.jpg WIP July 15, 2017.jpg
     
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  2. country joe

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    This is the trackplan as it is right now.
    Trackplan as of June 29, 2017.jpg
     
  3. JimJ

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    Looking good. I've always liked looking at 3 rail O scale layouts. Nice and solid.
     
  4. country joe

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    Thanks Jim.
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    What I always liked about three rail, was how easily I could reconfigure.
     
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  6. country joe

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    Three rail O started out as toy trains for boys to play with. The track is rugged and easily reconfigured for maximum play value.

    I've modified the trackplan a few times since I started this layout in January. Even when I was in HO and N I changed track after running trains finding that what looked good on paper wasn't always the best in reality.
     
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  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Been there, done that! Paper plans just do not work out, far more than some folks realize.
     
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  8. country joe

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    I think that's one of the lessons you can only learn by experience.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    "Trial and error." It is a good teacher.
     
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  10. BoxcabE50

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    "Trial and error." It is a good learning method.
     
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  11. country joe

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    The foam is glued together and ready for shaping.

    WIP July 20, 2017.jpg
     
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  12. BoxcabE50

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    What is the train set in picture above? It has me thinking of one the Rock Island owned?
     
  13. country joe

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    It's a NYC Aerotrain. I believe it also ran on the Rock Island for a while. It's made by MTH Railking and a fun train, one of my favorites.
     
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    This is a picture of the loco and cars. Aerotrain.jpg
     
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  15. BoxcabE50

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    My eyes were not fooling me. It is the train I had been thinking about. :)
     
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  16. Mr. Trainiac

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    In Rock island possession, they ran Chicago commuter service. I'm assuming they ran on the tracks currently called the Metra Rock Island Line. Since Metra is push-pull with the Nippon Sharyo gallery cars, how was the Aerotrain turned around at the terminus stations? (And for that matter, how does Amtrak currently do it?)
     
  17. country joe

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    The Aerotrain was in use between 1956-1966 so I would guess that they still had turntables.
     
  18. BoxcabE50

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    For a design dedicated train set such as the Aerotrain was, most likely it was wyed.
     
  19. country joe

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    Could be. I wonder if this information is available anywhere.
     
  20. BoxcabE50

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    Hmmm. Maybe we should cue up the "Mission Impossible" theme, and tape sequence? :)
     

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