Crooked Mile On30 Shelf Layout

man7sell Dec 29, 2018

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  1. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    I am glad my years of trawling all things trains on T'internets has paid off for someone. Actually, it is helping me out too. I have all kinds of info trapped in the recesses of my brains. ha ha
     
  2. man7sell

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    Another change. added a turnout (left of the picture slightly out of frame). This is to ease a tight curve (in red) replace with curve in green.

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  3. man7sell

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    The turnoff that is in red will now have a defunct rail to a broken bridge. In work.

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  4. man7sell

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    Trains waiting in anticipation for the last spike to be laid on the North end loop.

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    End of track sign for the broken bridge. Needs a little more weathering.

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  6. man7sell

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    Not prototypical but adding a little supper elevation to the North end curve track to assist the loco around the bend.

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  7. BoxcabE50

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    Models and the prototype are two different worlds. I would not worry at all. Reliable operation makes model railroading much, much more fun!
     
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  8. man7sell

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    Driving the golden spike in the North End Loop. (Thanks Si)

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  9. Kurt Moose

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    Woo-Hoo! Let the hoopla begin!
     
  10. man7sell

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    Testing the curve and a new Micro camera. Not impressed with the way it is affected by the lighting.
     
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    Oooo. That camera must not like those fluorescent lamps. Looks like it picks up their cycles. But still the ride was fun. :)
     
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  12. man7sell

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    They are LED lights, not fluorescent, so hard to understand. My other cameras don't have this problem but they cost more than $18 ;)
     
  13. Kurt Moose

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    LED's give off some radio frequency waves, that may be effecting your camera.

    Make the video black & white, then it'll look like an old news reel!
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  14. traingeekboy

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    Great to see the trains running. I actually like the tilt on the one curve.

    As to the camera. That is an odd effect. It might be the scan rate picking up the flicker in the bulbs. A more expensive camera will likely have things built into it to reduce that kind of effect.

    Also, that old spur with the bridge could be used as a storage track, or you may want to create a ore dump bridge there for those little dump cars. ;)
     
  15. man7sell

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    Bought a dimmer and it made it worse. I think I need to rethink my lighting, maybe buy LED colored strips that are dimmable.
     
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    Ordered a 20' strip of dimmable color changing LEDs with supply and remote. should be here later today. Lets see how these do.
     

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