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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2020, 08:12:26 PM »
Thank you very much John..... I can't wait until I lay track :) ....Dennis


Take your time and do it right the first time - do you have radius gages to hold the track true until the glue dries.  You will need lots of weights.  Our buddy Tom uses cans of diet Pepsi for his track laying weights.
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« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2020, 09:08:46 PM »
Thank you John. I bought quite a few gauges from fast track and weights I bought about 20 and I'll look for Tom's soda can's lol.
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2020, 07:31:00 PM »
Up Date. Last couple of day's I did bench work and did a 2% incline Then I started to run caulking roadbed.
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2020, 07:32:17 PM »
Here's a few more shots today...Dennis
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2020, 08:21:10 PM »
You've made a lot of great progress Dennis.
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2020, 08:40:20 PM »
Thank you very much Curt....Dennis
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2020, 08:24:49 PM »
Hi Guy's made more progress and I'm happy about it. Like John say's it takes time to let things dry and then install the track. More tomorrow thanks for following along....Dennis
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2020, 09:43:27 PM »
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Great to see track going in!  What are you using for a minimum radius on your main line?
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« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2020, 09:53:54 PM »
John, My main line is 26 and 30 minimum radius one spot will be 22 only. I'm worried though that That when I start to build something the foam is gonna make the track to low. Help!!!! Thanks John....Dennis
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2020, 09:21:13 AM »
I don't understand the problem with the foam. Can you do a picture that shows it? I had a 21.5" radius on my last layout on a 3% grade and I had frequent issues with derailment. It's not a criticism, I'm saying do a lot of testing on it especially if it's on a incline. It was very frustrating.

I look forward to seeing your continued progress.

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« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2020, 11:21:08 AM »
Curt, I believe it's me. I'm seeing the picture differently then the modelers. I put the track down and if I use foam under the buildings all the track will be below grade of the scenery. No issue's with the radius. Just the track being lower then everything else. Dennis
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2020, 12:15:00 PM »
Dennis,


Not sure if it helps but I covered my plywood with 1" foam and laid the track on top of that. My thought was that the buildings would be at track level for the most part.  I also planned to be able to cut into the foam to allow me to have some below grade scenery.  I thought about using 2" foam to allow me some deeper waterways or ravines, but I went with the 1".  Photo on this link.  Lots of my thoughts on using foam, how it holds track nails, etc. throughout the thread.  I will be getting back to this once the cold weather arrives.


http://modelersforum.com/index.php?topic=3425.30
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« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2020, 12:48:11 PM »
Thank you Jerry, I will read that tonight after outside chores...Dennis
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2020, 01:57:16 PM »
John, My main line is 26 and 30 minimum radius one spot will be 22 only. I'm worried though that That when I start to build something the foam is gonna make the track to low. Help!!!! Thanks John....Dennis


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Try to figure out a way to make the 22 radius 26 or more.  You will learn to hate it my friend. My 2 cents.
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Re: Lake's Region RR Part 1
« Reply #44 on: October 10, 2020, 02:27:28 PM »
I agree my friend. I need to rethink this. I have a Rivarossi Big Boy and I want to run it on all my leg's.  Back to the drawing board. I'm glad I st everything in Elmer's lol. Dennis
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