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    Quote Originally Posted by allmodernkatogottohaveit View Post
    So with it being so steep for a curve what would be acceptable grade on a curve?
    That's up to you. See how many cars your locos can haul up that grade. To haul more you will have to either add helpers or, if you have runarounds top and bottom, saw every train that goes in the uphill direction.

    Btw one easy thing to do to test is set up some track on a 2x4, raise one end to get your target grade, and run a train on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allmodernkatogottohaveit View Post
    Hey thanks that’s what I came up with after I entered the numbers manually. So with it being so steep for a curve what would be acceptable grade on a curve?
    You're welcome.
    That's up to you. See how many cars your able to pull up that grade before they stall out or stringline.
    To pull more you will have to either add more units or reduce the weight of the train, either by length or actual weight.

    Whatever you decide, I would definitely run the uphill trains on the outer track.
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    Well I made a little more progress on the layout and I’m happy with the look of it now. I cut up to more table tops and did the incline up to level 3. Hope you enjoy

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    Well I’m going to get back at it and lay cork track and soldier feeder wires to this whole section I did today. Will post pics probably tomorrow. But I’m the mean time enjoy.
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    Well I got some work done more track laid and prewired to be soldered tomorrow. I did a lot of running the loco and twinstacks up and down the incline forward backward push and pulled through switches. I found a few spots that derailed and I corrected those spots right away. Mostly it was just leveling out the track and the twinstacks rolled without any hiccups. I’m pretty sure there will be more spots to come up and I’ll adjust them at that time. Hope you enjoy.
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    Just curious - were you using the baseball bat to correct the track?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cprettyman View Post
    Just curious - were you using the baseball bat to correct the track?
    Nah just some old high school memories with the bat.
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    A little more work done and I ran out of solder have to go to the box store tomorrow to get more. But I knocked out 2 more tables and the 2nd is ready for cork tomorrow and track. Now I’ll take a day or two to think about how to do my bridge section. I have 4 bridges going over that span. But here’s pics of today’s work and I hope you enjoy.

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    Well I had some time to think about the bridge section and I’m going to wait to do that section once I get done with the storage yard which is a reversing loop and the elevation to the second level. Once I get done with that I’ll come back and take care of the bridge section. Plus I want to add lights to all the bridges and the instructions say add them before I put bridges on layout. So moving right on along here’s what I done today so far.

    1st the drawings showing what layout will look like. Also the red circle I’m currently working on now and the blue circle is complete with track down.

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    Lastly here’s the progress I’ve made on the layout

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    Lastly here’s the cut outs for the 2nd and 3rd level going down the peninsula with the lower staging area

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    Well I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions or suggestions please advise.
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    One last pic of the wall with the bridges on it

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    Sheesh, you're getting more done by mid January than some of us accomplish all year!
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    I’m trying to get both mainlines down and running by mid February then work my way back to level 1 and get the yard finished. That’s my plan but you know sometimes your plans don’t always go as planned.
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    A little more progress I decided to work on the single lane Gordon cable stay bridge. It’s actually pretty easy to assemble and I’ve applied one of three coats of paint to her and it’s the Walmart brand Apple barrel paint bright blue. Will add second coat tomorrow and final on Sunday. I have a double lane bridge just like it to assemble and a double lane arch bridge also. Things are getting interesting and I hope you enjoy the pics
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    Here’s the double track bridge drying after being painted pewter gray.
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    A little cork has been laid and another coat of paint on the bridges. Here’s a few pics and that’s it for progress tonight
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    Wel a few of the trainwork freight liners showed up today in the mail and some of the Jacksonville terminal trailers. These are pretty detailed with the open hood and rolling wheels. Here’s a few pics
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    A little more work was done on the other storage track area with the cork road bed and placement of some switches. This area has to be done right as it’ll be hidden and I need it to run almost perfectly. Will get back at it tomorrow and hopefully have her full of track by tomorrow night. Hope you enjoy the pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by allmodernkatogottohaveit View Post
    I need it to run almost perfectly.
    "...almost..."?
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    Yes you know almost perfect as it’ll never be perfect all the way!!!
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    Here’s more and it’s coming along pretty good slowly but good. I got the elevation in place with cork and I have all the storage track with cork and started laying track.
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