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    Default Fall/Winter layout party 2019

    Let's get this party started!!!

    Please start a thread in the forum that fits your project with the title "Fall/Winter 2019 Layout Party: Your Project" and reply to this message with a link to your thread.

    For the new members, we have layout parties every so often. The party thrower would start a thread and each member would post their topic or project for the party in that thread with a link to their own progress thread. It can be as simple as planting a few trees to as detailed and intricate as you like. The party usually lasts for about 30 days (but not limited to) and it gives us all reason to encourage one another and share projects.
    Oh yea, I almost forgot, LOTS of pictures/videos please!!! (we don't need no Moose stampedes).

    This party is open to everyone, so have some fun!!
    ~ Charles

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    I'll be away for a few days, but will dive into this when I return... I'm thinking backdrop... or maybe a bridge... or maybe turnout controls... or maybe some kind of "lack of progress" competition with @YellowBeard .

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    Ok, so I guess my first step will be to clean-up the train room, which right now is such a mess I don't know where to begin
    Sorry Moose, no photo of the mess....
    ~ Charles

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    I'm game.

    Here's my starting point:


    You are looking at my Union Pacific / Amtrak staging yard and accompanying mess. My project will be to clean up the area and get staging tracks laid for 5 trains; the UP TOFC train in the photo, a UP through freight, an East bound Amtrak Empire Builder / Pioneer passenger train, a West bound Amtrak Empire Builder / Pioneer passenger train, and a UP local turn that will be moved onto staging and switch a couple industries before returning from wence it came.

    This next photo shows (drawn in green) the "approximate" location of the original position of the turnout leading to track 1 (for the TOFC train):


    It has been moved to the opposite side of the peninsula. The curve at bottom right ends after a 270 degree turn where the turnout is located now, which has given me quite a lot more room for 89' flat cars.
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    Here is some progress, first a little cleanup where the turnouts are going to go:


    Then I moved the turnouts:


    They are not installed or wired and still need tortoises, but it's a start.
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    Tonights progress, cleaning up the work bench, this is what it looks like after the clean-up...

    image.jpg
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    Progress moved to my build thread: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...676#post568676
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    I hope to get started on my project this week. October has had a very busy start for us.
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    Here is my first entry for the layout party!

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?42621-Going-Modular&p=568819#post568819


    I've been waiting to find the second kit needed for my backshop build to start.
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    Oh , hadn't read this thread , maybe it's just what I need to get started again, I did get into the train room since at least 4 months and actually cleaned up my workstation , but didn't get further then that, just didn't feel like it. So now I have to look for a project and just get it going.
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    While I wait for Peco electrofrog turnouts to build the new granite mill switcher scene I'm going to put together a new test track loop complete with scenery based on this drawing from
    http://www.carendt.com/micro-layout-...youts-fun-run/


    I will try to use the 4% WS foam risers I have somewhere, otherwise it will be built entirely out of materials on hand.
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    @zosimas

    Looks like a kewl build!

    What will you be able to test on a 6" inch radius track?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    @zosimas

    Looks like a kewl build!

    What will you be able to test on a 6" inch radius track?

    Moose, did you not look at the scale of the sketch?

    N-scale radius will be a wee bit wider than the On scale as drawn
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    @zosimas

    Ha ha ha! Makin' fun of Moose... Moose been up since 2:00 am!

    Oh bother ... ... ... Still seems like a tight radius... Seriously, how ya gonna test run one of these on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    @zosimas

    Ha ha ha! Makin' fun of Moose... Moose been up since 2:00 am!

    Oh bother ... ... ... Still seems like a tight radius... Seriously, how ya gonna test run one of these on it? https://www.nscale.net/forums/mysmil...milie_2209.gif
    ok ok I'm sorry Moose...

    now why on earth would I want to operate such a monstrosity anyway? I've always been a fan of smaller locomotives, small steam, early diesels, etc. So never again will I have a large locomotive..,... now that being said.... I do still have those two shiny steamers I got from you some time ago.... plus a Lt Mtn from Steve.

    Anywho, this wee little project is for the shay mostly
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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    Anywho, this wee little project is for the shay mostly
    Oh! Da Shay! Yeeesss!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    What will you be able to test on a 6" inch radius track?
    Lots and lots of steam See here Small steamer review

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    Quick sketch of how I might layout the track:

    Crater Lake.bmp
    ~ Charles

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    Here's the marked up version

    Crater Lake.jpg
    Attached Images Attached Images
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    New thread here: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...ut-Crater-Lake

    Seems the layout party idea has died off.....
    ~ Charles

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