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Re: Ogden & Cache Valley RR
« Reply #195 on: February 11, 2018, 10:06:49 AM »
Doug,

You work continues top amaze me. It is really coming along beautifully. I love the staging yard.

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Re: Ogden & Cache Valley RR
« Reply #196 on: February 11, 2018, 05:19:17 PM »
One wolf,

   Question:  Since you've started this railroad project.  What have you learned?  Anything you wish you didn't do or wish you did do?  Any follower advice?  Thanx Thom...

Just two items off the top of my head:

#1) Should have been obvious, but....  When installing track, you should test it with your biggest heaviest longest most rigid steam engine.  It will highlight issues that aren't readily apparent when testing with 4/6 axle diesels.

#2) If you are using the very springy/flexible Atlas code 83/100 flex track DO NOT EVER DOUBLE GAP on a curve.
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Re: Ogden & Cache Valley RR
« Reply #197 on: February 11, 2018, 07:18:32 PM »
The true scope of your layout is truly amazing and everything is top notch.
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Re: Ogden & Cache Valley RR
« Reply #198 on: February 11, 2018, 08:55:16 PM »
Amazing work and amazing layout - I'm really enjoying following along.

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Re: Ogden & Cache Valley RR
« Reply #199 on: February 19, 2018, 10:55:53 AM »
Status update....

I am redoing/replacing the double track mainline that circles behind the (future) turntable/roundhouse area. There were issues with the levelness of the Homasote subroadbed and the double gapped curved track was causing problems so I decided for a complete redo of that area. The new track-work is much better/smoother/reliable.  Redoing existing track-work is somewhat annoying but the end results are worth it.  I learned quite a bit as I went along and my track-work improved considerably relative to the first parts of track I installed.





Still trying to figure out a formula/process for weathering the track.  I have about 1200 ft of visible track to weather so I want to figure out a reasonably efficient/repeatable process that doesn't involve me dying in a cloud of spray paint fumes.



The current test process I'm trying is to spray with the original (too reddish) brown from a low angle on the side (rust on sides of track)....



And then come back with Rustoleum Camo Ultra Flat 'Earth Brown' from directly above to color the ties dark brown while leaving some reddish brown on the sides of the track.

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Re: Ogden & Cache Valley RR
« Reply #200 on: February 19, 2018, 02:31:43 PM »
Doug,

Better to find and fix issues early rather than later in the construction. It annoys me to no end to have and go back to fix something; however, as you said, the results are well worth the effort.

I like the track color in the first photo. It looks dark just prior to the rust taking over. Just my humble opinion my friend.

Great work going on in Sanford.

Tom ;D
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Re: Ogden & Cache Valley RR
« Reply #201 on: February 19, 2018, 06:04:58 PM »
I agree with Tom about the first color.
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Re: Ogden & Cache Valley RR
« Reply #202 on: Today at 08:56:17 AM »
Doug,

Better to find and fix issues early rather than later in the construction. It annoys me to no end to have and go back to fix something; however, as you said, the results are well worth the effort.

I like the track color in the first photo. It looks dark just prior to the rust taking over. Just my humble opinion my friend.

Great work gong on in Sanford.

Tom ;D


I agree with Tom about the first color.

I also agree that the track with just Rustoleum Camo 'Earth Brown' looks fine and is much easier to produce.  I can add some 'rust' on secondary tracks at a later point using a marker, or brush.

Thanks for the feedback.
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