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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #90 on: July 29, 2020, 03:35:34 PM »
Good Afternoon,

Thank you very much Mark, Karl, and Tom for your very kind words. It is greatly appreciated.

Today I finished adding plywood and got the end piece leveled correctly. The problem was a combination of the end piece and the piece next to it, but I figured it out finally. After that I decided to start with the TT/RH/engine servicing area. I figured this would be the most difficult portion of the layout.

First I laid out a 27 in track radius around the left end module (I figured 28 in hand drawing) then moved around the installation diagram of the Walthers 130' TT and the 3 stall RH bases until I was comfortable with it, then cut out the hole for the TT pit. I did have to move one frame brace as I thought I would have to.

Next step is to work on the engine servicing facilities and connecting track to the TT. This is where it starts to pay off building the structures ahead of time.
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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #91 on: July 29, 2020, 04:49:25 PM »
Do I see track coming in the near future.....looking good Curt.  :)
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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #92 on: July 31, 2020, 04:44:07 PM »
Afternoon All,

Thank you Greg for your kind words. Maybe the 16th of September is possible.

Today I started laying out the Engine Servicing area. I think I like the plan , but I'm letting it percolate in my brain for a bit. The T/O's are #5 PECO Insulfrogs (from previous layout). Going through my box of buildings (all bubble wrapped) I noticed that the diesel servicing platform must of been thrown away (I wasn't happy with my modifications) and the sanding towers were in bad shape. I bit the bullet and ordered the Walthers Sand House (Only using the towers) and a Wathers diesel fueling platform (the light piece of wood are the correct dimensions). They're supposed to be here Monday.

Originally I was planning on doing the layout in steps of all planning, all track laying, all wiring etc. but have decided that will just burn me out. Instead I'll do it in stages thru completed track testing then move on to the next section. I figure the first section will take the longest since it has the TT and RH.
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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #93 on: July 31, 2020, 05:52:20 PM »
Curt,

It is looking very good my friend. It's obvious you pout a lot into the planning of the new Bellevue Sub.

Great stuff here.

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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #94 on: July 31, 2020, 08:32:27 PM »
Looks your ready to make progress.  Looking forward to this.


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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #95 on: August 01, 2020, 04:36:01 PM »
Curt;
I just hopped in to see what was up. Really first class workmanship. That is going to be one really nice layout. It has me thinking about an L on my little layout. We'll see, think I will watch a pro at it first. Great work.

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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #96 on: August 01, 2020, 04:47:07 PM »
Hey Curt:

Wow!!! thing are really coming along. Can't wait to see what you do with the turntable & roundhouse.

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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #97 on: August 02, 2020, 02:43:30 PM »
Afternoon All,

Thank you Tom, Jerry, Jim, and Karl for your very kind words.

Today I finalized the track layout for the engine servicing area (third variation) and laid roadbed around the future facilities. The radius ended up being 27.5 inch. On the inside facing framework I will need to glue some blocks to the existing framing when putting up the fascia to give a little more room.

I still need to sand the roadbed and verify that everything is level. In the past I used latex caulk to hold the cork, but today I used Elmer's. I'll see how it holds tomorrow. I should of laid down cork for the initial 2 turnouts but forgot to. Everything else will be glued to the plywood in this area. That means a trip to Lowes tomorrow for brown paint before gluing track down later this week.

My SIL is coming out next weekend to router out the black rectangle in the photo which will be the ash pit. I plan to fix it up similar to what Tom has done on his layout. 
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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #98 on: August 02, 2020, 05:17:14 PM »
Looking good, Curt.

I think its a good idea to bounce around a bit from job to job.  Enjoying watching your steady progress.

Cheers, Mark.

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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #99 on: August 03, 2020, 03:34:29 PM »
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your kind words Mark and my thoughts also.

Today I sanded the cork, made sure it was level, added the turnout cork base and sanded the edge down to board level. After a trip to Lowes I painted this section.

Probably no layout time tomorrow since I have a project outside tomorrow.

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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #100 on: August 03, 2020, 05:33:54 PM »
Curt,

Well done!

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Re: PRR Bellevue Sub Build
« Reply #101 on: August 04, 2020, 07:06:40 AM »
Nice progress Curt
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