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Re: MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILROAD - WESTERN DIVISION
« Reply #1350 on: October 28, 2017, 04:10:19 PM »
beautiful work Frank! I can't wait to see it in print...although I just picked up GMR'18 and it's the first $10 magazine I ever purchased. I now understand why people sit there and read in Barnes & Noble. ;)


I'll make an exception for your issue!


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Re: MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILROAD - WESTERN DIVISION
« Reply #1351 on: October 28, 2017, 04:14:55 PM »
beautiful work Frank! I can't wait to see it in print...although I just picked up GMR'18 and it's the first $10 magazine I ever purchased. I now understand why people sit there and read in Barnes & Noble. ;)
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I got that issue for the coverage of Andrew Dodge's magnificent O Scale 1890s Colorado Midland.  I've seen this layout in person, and it's even better than it looks in the magazine. 


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Re: MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILROAD - WESTERN DIVISION
« Reply #1352 on: November 14, 2017, 10:05:50 AM »
Last week while in Florida with my wife on a short holiday in Panama City Beach, we took a trip to visit Tom aka ACL1504 in Orlando to pick up my engines. An interesting thing has occurred since running them on the layout. Actually I mean running the 2-8-4. The longer wheel base engine is showing where there are obstructions, trackage or clearance issues on the layout. Several are very easy fixes and some are not. There is a dual mainline curve in the town of Essex Falls that has shown to have two problems. The first was a simple fix. It needed a sleeper rail on a section of track prior to a facing switch on a curve. The second issue has been more of a construction project as you can see in the photo. Heading into the curve, the lead driver came off the track because the curve was incorrect, based on its turning requirements. This has meant taking out a section of track, removing the ballast, removing the glue, resectioning a piece of new track with the correct curve. A test curve piece was formed and test fit. Problem solved. Now I just need to finish the installation, weather and ballast the track and this problem is solved.


I have also found a few other problems where scenery is interfering with the engine, primarily in a curve. One is under the layout at the beginning of a helix. A support post needs to be shaved down. There ate two other areas of scenery, one easy and one no so much. I have a chooch cast wall on a curve and the engine overhang is too close to the track, stopping the forward motion of it. I probably have a few more days of trackside adjustments to allow this beautiful engine go all the way around the layout without any further scenery, track or other problems. This engine is sweet. A special thanks to Tom.


Frank / Erieman   

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Re: MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILROAD - WESTERN DIVISION
« Reply #1353 on: November 14, 2017, 02:56:51 PM »
Frank...

Interesting dilemmas....

With my tight radius stuff with trolleys, I routinely need to put in extra guide rails.  I have seen any number of prototype photos where they exist so I have no problem  using them for good operations.

Great photos.

Thanx
Bob

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Re: MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILROAD - WESTERN DIVISION
« Reply #1354 on: November 15, 2017, 11:40:38 AM »
Frank...

Interesting dilemmas....

With my tight radius stuff with trolleys, I routinely need to put in extra guide rails.  I have seen any number of prototype photos where they exist so I have no problem  using them for good operations.

Great photos.

Thanx
Bob


Good Morning Bob and thank you for stopping by. My track issue on the curve has been resolved. The glue is drying. Then some paint, ballast and then on to another project. The engine that Tom painted is a beautiful engine and it is also showing me some running issues including a few track issues, but more importantly, some scenery interference's. That problem will take more time to fix. The engine is too beautiful not to run around my layout. I'll post a final pic of the area with paint and ballast and weathering later in the week.


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