The Grey and Grandure Returns!, (again) ☻

Grey One Aug 25, 2021

  1. Grey One

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    Today the next section, (counter clockwise), was glued down. If all goes well the final two may be done by my birthday, 9/14.
    Covered Pier will be in the corner where the 'cut out' is. This will permit the unobserved export of Mystrium and import of another rare or unavailable substance.
     
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  2. Grey One

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    Above image is the 'Wester Section' of the layout.
    Here is is sans boulders, er, river rocks.
    Photo includes a short spur off the 'Freight Line', (to be named later)
    The G&G line to the 'port' and the first structure 'place holder' on the layout. A mysterious black building.

    G&G Wester Section 1023px 20210829_180426.jpg
     
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  3. Grey One

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    South Southwestern Section
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    Next step is painint.
    Left: Double track is as it will be.
    Center: Will vary a little.
    Right: Will change a lot.
    Note: I'm aware of the 'S' curves. I will be testing short slow trains with short cars. If it doesn't work I'll put a few straights in.
    This area will be agriculture.

    Edit: Provided info.
     
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  4. in2tech

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    A potato or rock next to the measuring tape :) Nice work!
     
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  5. Shortround

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    Nice! Waiting to see the end results. :barefoot:
     
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    @in2tech 'Potato Rock' is its official name. It is granite from a river in NH.
    Look for it here and there in future pics.
     
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    Ah! A pet rock! I had one back when I was much younger. It was smooth and black with a lot of tiny gold speckles. I believe those are called Iron Pyrite.
    It found a new possessor during a party. :(
     
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    @Shortround Thanks.
    Next steps:
    1) Painting the foam.
    2) Firming up the positioning of the middle track.
    3) Doing up a 'How To' with cheap skewers. wood glue and boxcutters.
     
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    @Shortround 'Pet Rock', hmm, now that you mention it, the rock has become something of a 'sobriety stone'.
     
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    @Shortround 'Pet Rock', hmm, now that you mention it, the rock has become something of a 'sobriety stone'.
     
  11. BigJake

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    Nice layout. But I hope you've test-run your longest loco's, coupled to a few of your longest railcars, on those S curves in the SSW section!

    Some of them look pretty severe to me, but photos can be misleading. A 2.44" (62mm) or longer straight piece between opposite curves works well if you have problems. Otherwise I avoid anything more severe than a 28R to 15R S, or a 19R to 19R S curve. Those are roughly equivalent to a transition from straight directly into 9.75R.

    A handy formula for the equivalent transition radius is Req=1/(1/R1 + 1/R2), like calculating parallel resistance in electricity.
     
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    @BigJake thanks for the comments and heads up on the 'S Curves'.
    Did you miss this?
    "Right: Will change a lot.
    Note: I'm aware of the 'S' curves. I will be testing short slow trains with short cars. If it doesn't work I'll put a few straights in."
    I definately intend to test it thoroughly.

    In general I make sure the length of the straight is greater than the length of the expected car.
    Your formula will be useful.
    Thanks again.
     
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  13. Shortround

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    Think mine went into the Milk House. :rolleyes:
     
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    Oh, and overall I'll be running 'two bay hoppers' and 'shorty tank cars'.
    Motive power will be my Kato steeple cab and a few geeps.
    Excursion cars will be modified 40' cars.

    I'll go into rolling stock when I have the track completted.
     
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  15. BigJake

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    What? We gotta look at the pictures AND read the words?!
     
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    @BigJake < bemused grin > I like your humor.
    There will be a lot of places in my layout for you to exercise it. ☻
     
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    Looking forward to it!
     
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    Primer coat down. I would show a picture but I'm sure you have all seen white paint before. Will start with light browns and greens on Thursday.
    Keep in mind folks that I have limited vision, terrible contrast and not entirely color blindness.
    This should be fun. ☻
     
  19. BigJake

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    In other words, it will look perfect to you!

    What else could you ask for?

    Bristle brush, air brush, or rattle-can?
     
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    Bristle - 'Keep it Simple'.
    Get trains running
    Get scenery down
    Test everything and decide what to sell.

    "In other words, it will look perfect to you!"
    No, not by a long shot. I have images in my mind going back to my teen years.

    "What else could you ask for?"
    A train room with a condo attached.
    An easy 'plug and play' wiring system and my own company to design and produce it.
     
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