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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #915 on: September 04, 2017, 03:51:21 PM »
Tom...

What is your plan for enclosing the helix / ovalix ???

Scenery is great

Thanx
Bob


Bob,

At the start of this layout, the Judge and I discussed how I wanted to build the Helix. Since a 36" radius Helix would take a minimum 6 foot diameter area,  I made the decision to put it in the little alcove of the layout room.





Once I looked at the area, I decided to expand the Helix and make it an Ovailx, my word for the new Helix.

I stretched the Helix to include a section of 3 feet of straight track on two sides and 8 inches of straight track on the other two sides. This lessened the drag of the trains going up the Ovalix.

This Ovalix is really cool and I enjoy seeing the trains going up and down.

So, no plans are in the near future or future to enclose the Ovalix. One revolution is 26 feet giving me about a 1% incline. Not to bad for a railroad model.

Tom ;D







Looks like when the Gorre & Daphetid was started.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #916 on: September 04, 2017, 04:19:21 PM »
shut up!
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Alrighty then!
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #917 on: September 04, 2017, 08:25:11 PM »
T.  could I suggest this paint scheme for your AS...


Thanks Tom for your response to this suggestion.
There are probably a few of the posters here old enough to recognize the blue figure painted on the tank by a peace loving artist in the late 1960's. I used to drive by this disgusting display on my way to work in Boston daily. And despite the artists protestations, you'll never convince the veterans of Viet Nam that that figure is accidental.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #918 on: September 04, 2017, 08:38:55 PM »
T.  could I suggest this paint scheme for your AS...


Thanks Tom for your response to this suggestion.
There are probably a few of the posters here old enough to recognize the blue figure painted on the tank by a peace loving artist in the late 1960's. I used to drive by this disgusting display on my way to work in Boston daily. And despite the artists protestations, you'll never convince the veterans of Viet Nam that that figure is accidental.


You get it! :)  and so does ACL 1504...

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #919 on: September 06, 2017, 02:00:39 PM »
Thom,

To much Rainbow Coalition for me.

Tom
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #920 on: September 08, 2017, 05:55:09 PM »
The MOW crew is getting things ready in case track repairs are necessary after Hurricane Irma passes through.




An ACL Geep is on the way to pull the MOW cars.



More in a few.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #921 on: September 08, 2017, 05:57:12 PM »
We see a ACL freight coming by the MOW area. It appears a second section of this train is soon to follow as indicated by the green marker lights.





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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #922 on: September 08, 2017, 05:59:16 PM »
After the long freight passes the ACL Geep is given time to back to the MOW cars.



Now the crew is hunkered down and waiting on Irma.



More in a few.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #923 on: September 08, 2017, 06:03:29 PM »
I spent a few hours cleaning the Ovalix and vacuuming the scenery material off the tracks. It appears I got quite a bit of stuff on the tracks from my last work session.



This is what I see when sitting inside the Ovalix.



It won't be long and I'll be working on finishing the Ovalix to include the upper level track.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #924 on: September 08, 2017, 07:03:06 PM »
Nice pictures Tom. Be safe with your ACL crew.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #925 on: September 09, 2017, 03:22:46 AM »
Thanks for the pics Tom , always good to see more pics of your railroad. Be safe.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #926 on: September 09, 2017, 01:55:09 PM »
I always wondered what it looked like from the inside.

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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #927 on: September 10, 2017, 06:36:45 AM »
Interesting view from inside the Ovalix.  Good to see that your MOW crew are on top of the Irma mess and ready to go!
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #928 on: September 14, 2017, 03:12:05 PM »
I always wondered what it looked like from the inside.

Jim

I figured you would have walked back there and checked it out.  You probably wouldn't even need to duck to get back there.   ;D  ;D  ;D  ;)
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued
« Reply #929 on: September 15, 2017, 02:44:07 PM »
Tom,
 Hope you paid the MOW crew OT to clear up the tracks from the storm...Glad that the ACL had no major damage...Happy RRing !!!  ;)
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