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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #570 on: January 28, 2020, 09:07:34 AM »
My God I can't believe this layout. Thanks my friend.


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Thank you for following along and the kind words. I have a lot of work to do before it will start getting that finished look.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #571 on: January 28, 2020, 09:12:17 AM »
Swakhammers looks awesome, John!

Cheers, Mark.


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Thank you for the complement. It's getting there with the detailing - a lot of detailing work to go.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #572 on: January 28, 2020, 05:56:33 PM »
Hey John:

the model and the RR look just great. Like how you did the roof details on the kit.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #573 on: January 28, 2020, 06:35:17 PM »
Dang, John,

I gotta find a way to do a road trip over to your neck of the woods. Love the work you're doing. Maybe a weekend getaway that includes a visit to the Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village or something. Thx for sharing.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #574 on: January 28, 2020, 07:18:33 PM »
Dang, John,

I gotta find a way to do a road trip over to your neck of the woods. Love the work you're doing. Maybe a weekend getaway that includes a visit to the Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village or something. Thx for sharing.


Vince


Thank you for the kind words and I would love to have you visit.  The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village have a lot of railroad history displays.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #575 on: January 31, 2020, 05:00:00 PM »
Update: I decided to concentrate on my track work changes for the next few days to try and get everything running again. I may have some visitors in February and want to have the layout in a unable state. It just means that the structure builds will be on the back burner for a while. I will still add a piece here and there to have a sit down job. ;)
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #576 on: February 01, 2020, 05:58:41 PM »
Update: I made a lot of progress on the track work, today. I expanded the work to change the way the sidings will work in the waterfront area of the layout.  There's always a better idea. ;)
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #577 on: February 02, 2020, 08:22:07 PM »
Today, I got the last section of track glued down for the Town of Sellios track work changes.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #578 on: February 02, 2020, 08:26:46 PM »
Here is a picture from a little farther out - I get to use all the tools on this job. ;)


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #579 on: February 02, 2020, 08:31:47 PM »
In addition to the track work I'm adding all the electronics in this area.  The computer boards are going in little drawers in the facia. The turnout controls will also be located in the facia.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #580 on: February 02, 2020, 08:33:04 PM »
The electronics drawers - will be held in with four screws.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #581 on: February 02, 2020, 08:33:54 PM »
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #582 on: February 02, 2020, 08:36:03 PM »
You will also notice that I added a top rail that will help protect the layout and also serve as a guardrail if anything ends up off the track.  This rail will be painted the dark green color that I used for the facia.



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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #583 on: February 02, 2020, 08:39:11 PM »
A process picture of the track changes around the Locomotive Works.


 
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #584 on: February 03, 2020, 08:08:09 PM »
Update:  Today, I added about 6 sections of track and then started adding the tortoise machines that will control all of the turnouts in the new track and in the Eagles Nest Yard area.  This is going to be a big job - there are a lot of turnouts. :o
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