New logging/mining layout

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby Mountain » Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:53 pm

daviis wrote:
Bufferstop wrote:Looking at that point I ask myself, "why does his trackplan have straight lines in it? There's no need to be constrained by settrack like straights and curves.


You think, if I make the straights curved, it will be more realistic?


Curving the straight part slightly prevents the mind from thinking "Trainset" which is what happens when people notice straight track parallel to a straight baseboard edge. Take a look at the photo to see what I mean by curves (Ignore my soldering and use of code 100 rail etc as I was on a tight budget, and the removable track which goes across my baseboard join between the two boards is missing in thr photo). The non scenic side is straight but the scenic side I have added curves where I could have used straight track.

Of course, the war department narrow gauge used sectional track which came in fixed radius curves, straights and standard LH or RH points so most military railways were more like trainsets, even track used for long term MOD bases and associated weapons storage or manufacturing facilities as they just used surplus WW1 sectional track as they made a LOT of it!
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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:59 am

I modified the plan, i'm planning a mine on the lower level:

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:55 pm

I documented in pictures in my blog how i handlay my turnouts:

https://stevensvalleyrr.blogspot.com...s-by-hand.html

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:30 pm

All the turnouts have been built: 7 on the top level and 2 on the lower (mine level).

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:56 pm

Cheap rail spikes (1 USD for 500 spikes) :)

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2 spikes from one staple:
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Test rail:
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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:25 pm

Baseboard done and mine level construction will start soon.
(It's only the printed trackplan to get an idea of the track on the board)

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:43 pm

Railroad ties in the making:

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:44 pm

Tracklaying in the mine:

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The ties are not yet glued to the cork, that's the next step.


Test run video:
https://youtu.be/iivR5Akapew

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Re: New logging/mining layout

Postby daviis » Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:54 am

A little detour from tracklaying:

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