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    Thanks for the input and all good points. ...

    Thanks for the input and all good points. Problem is, this is taking me away from my layout build at the moment and I need to get back to it ;). I might never use this myself and I have a lot of...
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    I've been working more on the truck stop that I...

    I've been working more on the truck stop that I might use....

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/3D-Printer-2/22-09-25%20TrStop-Rest-3.jpg
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    Good thoughts. I'm 46"/56" which I like at 6...

    Good thoughts. I'm 46"/56" which I like at 6 foot. The 56 is still a little high for the wife at 5'-7" but she won't be out there that much and I'll probably be about the only other person viewing...
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    I don't sell stuff anymore ;). Let me get it...

    I don't sell stuff anymore ;). Let me get it done and then we will go from there if it looks like it might work,

    Sumner
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    Well this thread got me sidetracked from the...

    Well this thread got me sidetracked from the layout build. Not sure I'll be able to find a place for it on my layout but came up with an idea for a truck stop that I might use. I started...
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    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache.php?img=http%3...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache.php?img=http%3A%2F%2F1fatgmc.com%2FRailRoad%2FUP%2520Canyon%2520Division%2F22-08-28%2520Upper%2520Level%2520East%2520Pt%25202-1.JPG

    Thanks for the input.
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    Instead of all the short loco storage tracks you...

    Instead of all the short loco storage tracks you can have one long one if you want. Pretty common and will give you the chance to have to make moves to get the one out that you need. You are going...
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    A few more from that link. Larger ones. ...

    A few more from that link. Larger ones.

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/RR-misc/22-09-19%20Gas%20Station-2.jpg

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/29/d5/ab/29d5ab46b0841573be6efb0adaae908f.jpg
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    I think it is unless you were going for something...

    I think it is unless you were going for something built brand new at the end of the fifties. Long distance trucking probably didn't take off until after World War II and probably really picked up...
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    On that note I found one publication TRACK...

    On that note I found one publication TRACK PLANNING FOR REALISTIC OPERATION (Prototype Railroad Concepts for Your Model Railroad by John Armstrong) that I started reading and then pretty much forgot...
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    I feel like you are headed the right direction...

    I feel like you are headed the right direction :). I know you will add many features to it over time and hope you don't feel I'm nitpicking it but I do have a question or two and also a...
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    Plywood for crossmembers and the basic framework...

    Plywood for crossmembers and the basic framework can work well but also has some limitations. Mainly you can't screw into the end of it like you can with dimensional lumber, or at least I don't like...
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    https://www.walthers.com/media/catalog/product/cac...

    https://www.walthers.com/media/catalog/product/cache/944635636b347bd2be13fbc42a882726/m/o/modern_gas_station_933-3885_big.jpg

    That might be a good place to start with the diner. I'd maybe turn...
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    Found some pictures ( HERE...

    Found some pictures ( HERE ) and ( HERE ) that might help. Be sure and post what you come up with, sounds interesting.

    I use to deliver bread and pies to a large one just outside of Laramie...
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    Let's see do I have a problem with dimensional...

    Let's see do I have a problem with dimensional lumber????
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    Upper Level East End Part 3:

    Kind of splitting my time designing the 'Spring Switcher' switch machine, printing test ones and also working in the shop of the layout.

    Moving on to the uprights for the east end...
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    The best in whatever your new endeavors will be! ...

    The best in whatever your new endeavors will be! I'm sure it will be something as I can't see you sitting still.

    I went from cars (50's-60's) to motorcycles and model railroading (60's into mid...
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    My comment is that the yard is still a long reach...

    My comment is that the yard is still a long reach from the edge of the layout if you don't also operate from that side. Hard to uncouple cars over there possibly and also see what is going on well...
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    I agree. Maybe something along this line...... ...

    I agree. Maybe something along this line......

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/RR-misc/22-09-15%20Yard%20Layout-3.jpg

    ... move the roundhouse and facilities from the bottom and free that area up...
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    That link is to pressure treated CDX. You don't...

    That link is to pressure treated CDX. You don't need that. One might also check any local lumber yards for pricing. In Florida I got plywood from a lumber yard at better pricing than the big box...
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    I'm a big fan of plywood. Right now a 4 x 8...

    I'm a big fan of plywood. Right now a 4 x 8 sheet of CDX is $30. Not that much to have the knowledge that if down the road one wants to have a switch machine or something else secured to the bottom...
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    Looks nice and it has been fun following along. ...

    Looks nice and it has been fun following along. Thanks for some of the ideas I hadn't seen before.

    One option for ground cover could be paver/jointing sand. Might not be cost effective buying a...
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    The 'Spring Switcher' Switch Machine....

    I got a chance today to print out one of the switch machines I designed while away from the house in Phoenix. I'm pleased with it after the first test...

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    One option that I'm also using is Masonite and...

    One option that I'm also using is Masonite and the DCC guy explains how to bend it into sharp curves...


    https://youtu.be/68Ouqv4G7QU

    Sumner
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    A Slight Diversion:

    In Sept 2022 we went to Phoenix to visit family and help a friend with a health related situation for a week. The week turned into almost 2 weeks as the situation changed. I got to thinking about...
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