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Salt Grass Short Line update

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Greetings N scaler's. I'll try to put something up here on the week. Tonight looking like the weather is moderating sufficiently to finish work on the table base. Possibly tomorrow or at least for certain this week.

Sharon tells me she wants an elevated run with bridges and things on her part of the layout. Me still holding out for flatlands. Compromise on a table as small as 48in x 36in is obviously in order. Will present to her a two-level layout with off-set ovals. Took a 10in straight section out of "my" loop to make it smaller to allow for fabricating a second elevated section. Think it will work. No switches. But two trains running at the same time on different levels might be kind of neat. Pass under on my small oval will give me an opportunity to create two tunnels. I need an outside track length to take photos.

Did some timing to simulate runs on the shorter oval. At 80.6in total track length, I call it my 'short yard' for timing purposes. 25.4sec around the oval gives me a simulated 30mph. Probably my short line standard. Haven't cut a train order on that yet. Still working out the Time-distance thing to get it right.

Thumbnailing a B&W of the USRA 0-6-0. Me thinks working in black and white might work for the era.

That's it for this week. Cheers, mates.
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  1. Albey25's Avatar
    His 'n her trains! What a great idea! Keep up the good work.