One small step for N Scale, One jaint leap for EBCRL

BC Rail King Jun 4, 2000

  1. BC Rail King

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    The Eastern BC Rail Link got its benchwork complete today, after about 8 weeks, now on to the helix! It is a very nice double decker layout for me and my dad and has an okay amount of space. I got my branchline, I am happy!

    For the helix we decided Helix's SUCK so we are going to have a spaghetti track crawl up (2.5%) up to my level! It will be nice, we may need a helper for a few trains, but that is a non-issue as we have DCC and it isn't hard to do (brag brag)! [​IMG]

    Happy Railroading!

    Dane N.

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  2. JohnC

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    Dane,

    Great to hear that you've staked out the realestate! I'm still in the planning stage, hopefully not for long.

    John
     
  3. Colonel

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    Dane,
    Congratulations on completeing the benchwork. It is always good reaching a stage in building a layout. Maybe you could post a few pictures so we could all see?

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  4. mtaylor

    mtaylor Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Way cool! I still am on hold and making some plan changes. Meanwhile I have a killer test oval [​IMG]......well ok it stinks! I still have not decided what I want to do. What type of benchwork did you build? I have been playing with the idea of a helix again. I agree with you, they stink! But since I increased the clearance between my levels to 20" (including 5" for benchwork) that is alot of height to overcome. I do not want my entire layout to be a 4% grade [​IMG] I am still also toying with the method used on the M.A.T. by Robin of winding the track up a mountain. How are you and your dad addressing this?

    Thanks and congrats!
    Matt
     
  5. BC Rail King

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    Colonel-I don't have a digital camera YET, but I do have some pics, if you E Mail me your address I would be happy to forward you a newsletter (Prob about 2 months as we are bcak logged with articles) that does have pics in it.

    BC Rail King@Canada.com

    Happy Railroading!

    Dane N.

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  6. Craig Martyn

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    For the helix we decided Helix's SUCK so we are going to have a spaghetti track crawl up (2.5%) up to my level! It will be nice, we may need a helper for a few trains, but that is a non-issue as we have DCC and it isn't hard to do (brag brag)! [​IMG]

    Happy Railroading!

    Dane N.

    [/B][/QUOTE] What do you mean by spagetti track?



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