Crooked Mile On30 Shelf Layout

man7sell Dec 29, 2018

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  1. man7sell

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    Nice idea Geeky but the mill still kit still doesnt fit there or else you plan would be fantastic.

    So:

    This will be a small holding pond for the loggers. Pained the bottom with epoxy to seal it before the first pour. After the first pour logs were cut in half and glued down before the second pour. Notice the bully log ;)

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    Small mill pond.

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    Trying to find pond workers maybe these chaps could be modified.

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    Have one guy hired though I'm not sure standing on the bully log is the smartest idea. Tough to find good help.

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    Now three workers.

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  6. BoxcabE50

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    Just a thought here- Typically mill ponds could became rather murky. Dirt and junk off the fallen and yarded (dragged) trees. Wood and bark scraps. Tree sap, leaching from bark. They could even smell a bit. Not a place to fish, swim, nor at all drinkable...
     
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    Murky water and surface added using greens and brown paint then Hearvy gel medium over the top.

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  8. Kurt Moose

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    Now THAT looks good!!(y)(y)(y)
     
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    Wish my grandfather was still around. He could really fill in some details of logging and sawmilling. I have some experiences, but when compared to his years in the trade....
     
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    And my experience is just what you see. Well I cut down a couple of trees and made fire wood ;)
     
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    This is where I'm struggling, with a 13" radius the only locos that can go around are my Porters and mechanicals. I think I am destined to only be able to run larger locos from one end to the other. Cant come out any further or I will not be able to get in the drawers below ;)

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  12. Chops

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    Wow, you've taken it to the limit. By "mechanicals," you are referring to the Shay(s)? Can't live without the drawers?
    Your ground cover is fabulous, love those rails poking out of the grass. That "timber cruiser" scene is brilliant.

    I am watching with rapt attention as you flesh out this superb creation.
     
  13. man7sell

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    The Shays won't go around. These are the gas mechanicals.

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  14. traingeekboy

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    If you turn the shays so that the right side faces outward, they will make a sharper curve. You are just limited to always having the rod mechs facing one direction.

    This page cites an absolute minimum radius of 15 inches. http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/DwightEnnis/On30/On30Loco_n_Car_Radius.pdf

    Since you are likely using flex track you should make sure you haven't created a small section that is sharper than that to make a curve fit.

    If you have 13 inch radius it would be tempting to expand those curves by 2 inches and then be able to run near everything.
     
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    Looks very different without the side rods.
     
  16. man7sell

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    Geeky, thanks so much, the shay will go around anticlockwise (Right side out). Who knew? Wooooohoooo
     
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    Hiesler will go around that way too. Who'd a thunk it? (y)
     
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  18. bremner

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    How about a small turntable?
     
  19. Chops

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    Wow! Those gas mechanicals are amazing! The track work is terrific- loving those decrepitly spaced ties. I hope reversing the Shay's does the trick!
     
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    That was the original plan but now there is a lumber yard going in that location.
     

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