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    I'm edging the layout with 1 X 2's (actually 3/4...

    I'm edging the layout with 1 X 2's (actually 3/4 X 1 1/2). It will kind of frame the layout, protect the foam board edges and be a place where you can lean against or lay you arm on.
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    I really like the 4 X 8. Like the industries and...

    I really like the 4 X 8. Like the industries and switching options. I'd think it would keep someone real busy and be interesting. A backdrop down the middle would give you two different scenes. ...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnPOLXEMBqw I...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnPOLXEMBqw

    I did the video above to try and show any noise issues with Con-Cor's U50's that came out in the 70's. Not sure if it shows anything sound wise or not....
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    Elevator Section Part 3: Framework for the...

    Elevator Section Part 3:

    Framework for the last section is finished.

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/UP%20Canyon%20Division/22-06-26%20Elev%20Section%20Pt%203-1.JPG

    The framework in this...
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    https://www.scaletrains.com/media/catalog/product/...

    https://www.scaletrains.com/media/catalog/product/cache/71c79fb60c322eadd4a3ede7b8310cb2/s/x/sxt32610_n_up_55_tender_only_roster_1_web.jpg

    I like that.

    One other option for you on the Rail...
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    Thanks, for the info. The other files are for...

    Thanks, for the info. The other files are for the Big Blow as far as I can tell. From what I can gather from different posts on the two GTEL's it is a lot louder than the 4500 HP 1st generation...
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    Very nice, thanks for posting. I've put...

    Very nice, thanks for posting.

    I've put non-sound in a few of the U50's and will add ESU sound to at least one more. Also have accumulated 4 of the GTEL Veranda's like what you have (probably...
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    Elevator Section Part 2:

    Elevator Section Part 2:

    Framework for the elevator side of the last section.

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/UP%20Canyon%20Division/22-06-25%20Elev%20Section%20Pt%202-1.JPG
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    Elevator Section Part 1:

    ​Elevator Section Part 1:

    For the layout build before this I was able to build all of the framework and then the track surface and then raise that 3 inches on the risers. This last section of the...
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    Layout Elevated 3 Inches: (From the previous...

    Layout Elevated 3 Inches:

    (From the previous page if you didn't see it: I'm using risers to raise the base level of the layout 3 inches above the layout framework. They can be placed any place I...
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    Yep we are very dry here with humidity usually...

    Yep we are very dry here with humidity usually under 10% outdoors in the summer and about 25% in the house. So I might have to put some water in the bucket from the shop faucet 15 feet away from...
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    Risers: I'm using risers to raise the base...

    Risers:

    I'm using risers to raise the base level of the layout 3 inches above the layout framework. They can be placed any place I need them. Using them creates a 3 inch spacing below the bottom...
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    Forgot to mention that I also got to use ….. ...

    Forgot to mention that I also got to use …..

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/UP%20Canyon%20Division/22-06-18%20110%20Power-3.JPG

    … the creeper I made. Worked great running the wiring up inside the...
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    110 Volt Outlets: Got tired of dragging...

    110 Volt Outlets:

    Got tired of dragging extension cords all around the layout as I was building the framework and track surface and had some wire left over from building the house years ago so...
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    Track Surface Part 3: continued....... ...

    Track Surface Part 3:

    continued.......

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    Track Surface Part 2: continued....... ...

    Track Surface Part 2:

    continued.......

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/UP%20Canyon%20Division/22-06-16%20Track%20Surface%202-1.JPG
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    Coal Mine Updates....

    Update 06/13/22:

    More or less got where the coal mine will sit on the layout and how the track will run to/from it....
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    Track Surface - Part 1: Before continuing with...

    Track Surface - Part 1:

    Before continuing with the elevator and the framework in the last section of the framework where the elevator is situated I moved on to cutting and installing the surface...
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    Build Track Elevator -- Part 6: Here I'll mark...

    Build Track Elevator -- Part 6:

    Here I'll mark a piece of 1/2 CDX plywood which will be use partly for the track on top of the elevator and also the approach track to the elevator and other...
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    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attac...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=125733&d=1654884033



    Any details you could share on the fire build and possibly a video of it :). Love the scene, lots going on in a...
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    Great work, have you put up a 'How I Do It'...

    Great work, have you put up a 'How I Do It' article or video any place? Would love to see a step by step of how you are doing this.

    Sumner
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    Part 5...................

    Build Track Elevator -- Part 5:

    Time to put the elevator together and do a trial run to see if this has been a waste of time or if I feel it is worth continuing on.
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    Build Track Elevator Part 4: NOTE: More about...

    Build Track Elevator Part 4:

    NOTE: More about the track elevator on the first page of the build ( HERE ). If you haven't read about it the following will make more sense if you go back and take a...
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    Testing continued...... Then it was on to the...

    Testing continued......

    Then it was on to the test of a way to raise and lower it. I spend a lot of time laying awake at 3 in the morning so considered a number of options to raise and lower the...
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    Part 4 of Elevator Build:

    Part 4 of Elevator Build:


    Got the elevator to the point I could test it to see if I think I can make it work. I'm happy with the results and think that once installed and with some locators at...
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