Building of the UR

Kevin Anderson Oct 25, 2013

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow. You've really gone the extra step. Much more sophisticated than 99% of us! :)
     
  2. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    I took one of the UP time tables as a reference and went from there. I have a booklet guide that I have been working on that gives a history of the layout, what is going on now, diagrams of the layout, and then to top it off I put the time table in it and the SSI. I have also added forms that will be used and current rosters of all the equipment. Kind of as a guide for anyone who wants to join in running I would give them this guide several days in advance to read through and then upon arrival a separate copy of the time table so that they can keep from getting lost. A definite work in progress. I also have all my specs in it so as to keep track of exaclty what I was doing when I wired it up. The time table starts on page 15 of my guide.
     
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    One thing I did see, am wondering about. Maybe add one more whistle signal? You have the one for releasing brakes, but I did not see another for setting them? Or did I miss it?
     
  4. Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson TrainBoard Member

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    I can add that one. It is one that I don't see get used much.


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  5. Kevin Anderson

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    I would like to get a hold of a time table for the BNSF for the Albuquerque area. I need so more mile posts and then I need to get some maps and do a little measuring to get so more mileage added in for other parts.
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    I'd offer to help, if I could. But don't have anything BNSF from that area. :(
     
  7. Kevin Anderson

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    Now that I am thinking scenery. I have a fun little idea. I have a small lift out section in my far back corner. When I was at Disneyland last December I got a neat little idea. I found a planes fire and rescue play set. So I am thinking of building a small mountain.

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    I won't be able to use all the parts but I have two choices. If I go with forced perspective I would use the small planes. If I go regular size then I would use the larger helicopter and the vehicles. One thing I don't have here is a fire tower. I did find one but it is in N scale. It is only 4" tall.

    I am thinking of using cardboard strips and plaster cloth to keep it light. I think I might need to build an under frame as well. How does foam board and hot glue work together?

    Here is the corner it will go in.

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  8. John Smith

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    If you build the mountain with a slight slope at the rear, and put the N scale tower on the slope with part of the bottom hidden, it could look like a fire tower off in the distance??? JMS
     
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  9. gjslsffan

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    Like the UR stuff, seen many of them. Those UR train crews are a great bunch of people.
     
  10. Kevin Anderson

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    Here is a pic of the fire tower I found. Again it is N scale.

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  11. BoxcabE50

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    That mountain sounds like an interesting idea to me.
     
  12. TwinDad

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    Hey Kevin,

    If you send me your Word document, I can (probably) convert it to a PDF for you, which you could post up here (and elsewhere).

    PM me if you are interested. Takes about 10 seconds, unless I have to correct some formatting...
     
  13. Kevin Anderson

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    Thanks to TwinDad for the help. Here is a PDF of the file of my timetable and special system instructions for those who would like it.
     

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  14. Colonel

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    Excellent thanks for sharing


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  15. Kevin Anderson

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    No problem. (y)
     
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    Time for an update. Started building mountain and getting things going. A couple weeks ago. Put down most of the cork for the round house. The station I have in place here I don't really care for. It just doesn't seem right. I have a new modern kit to build and try out. [​IMG]
    Today I started building the carts for my mobile staging yard. I even got the family involved. Then it started to rain. At least I have quite a bit done. I hope to finish them this week. Each cart is 4 feet in length and 1 foot deep. Enough space for a 7 track staging yard. Total of three carts being built.
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  17. BoxcabE50

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    With a lumber pile like that, and the whole family busy, the neighbors must wonder what you're constructing.
     
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  18. dalebaker

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    Looks like my garage! Glad you got help, my kids are all grown so I have to make appointments to get help. Glad to see you got your kids involved.
     
  19. Kevin Anderson

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    My wife and daughter do a better job at sanding than I do. Glad I got them involved.


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  20. gjslsffan

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    Thats great progress Kevin. I always like to see how guys build their RR's. My wife was involved at one time, then she said I went crazy. o_O
     
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