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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #420 on: December 18, 2019, 09:29:26 PM »
Awesome John.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #421 on: December 19, 2019, 08:02:28 AM »
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #422 on: December 22, 2019, 07:46:50 PM »
The crew at the Superior & Seattle Railroad would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New year!




 I will be getting the camera out for my annual - what's new pictures - in late January, after the main line changes that I'm making.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #423 on: December 30, 2019, 10:45:03 PM »
I got back to the layout for a little while this afternoon. I'm developing a way to add the tortoise machines from the top of the layout benchwork rather than from the bottom like most traditional installations. I took some pictures this evening of the process that I'm using and will try to get them posted, tomorrow. It's good to be back working on the railroad.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #424 on: December 31, 2019, 07:52:25 AM »
Hey John:

Like I said I really love what you are doing with your RR. Looks just beautiful.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #425 on: December 31, 2019, 09:13:36 AM »
Hey John:

Like I said I really love what you are doing with your RR. Looks just beautiful.

Karl


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Thank you for the kind words and for following along.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #426 on: January 01, 2020, 08:11:18 PM »
Happy New Year! I started to post a few pictures of the new track work that is going in the town of Sellios before my holiday/take care of mom break.  I'm basically raising the mainline 3/4 of a inch to give me more options with elevation changes in this area.  To make tortoise switch machines easier to install I'm cutting a hole through all the layers of benchwork in this area and attaching the tortoise machine to the top 3/4 inch thick board.  The sections are put in with screws so I could remove the section and replace the switch machine if needed, later on. Here are a few pictures that show what I'm doing.


First the turnout location is established and a section of the benchwork is cut out.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #427 on: January 01, 2020, 08:12:52 PM »
I cut a clearance hole underneath the 3/4 inch mainline benchwork.




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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #428 on: January 01, 2020, 08:14:03 PM »
I'm cutting through a lot of layers of history. The benchwork from my first layout extends through this area.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #429 on: January 01, 2020, 08:15:42 PM »
The tortoise machine is then attached. Wires added. and then screwed in place.








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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #430 on: January 01, 2020, 08:17:23 PM »



A cut is made through the cork roadbed at the joint line.  Once everything is in place I make sure everything is smooth using the belt grinder.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #431 on: January 01, 2020, 08:25:12 PM »
Here are a few overview progress photographs of the area I'm changing.





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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #432 on: January 01, 2020, 08:26:16 PM »
The ramp back down on the other side of town.







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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #433 on: January 01, 2020, 08:27:37 PM »
There is going to be a river flowing through this area and I pulled out the information from Brett on his new kit to make sure I had enough room if I decided to plant it here.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #434 on: January 01, 2020, 08:28:46 PM »







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