Pueblo & Salt Lake RR

Wolfgang Dudler Sep 18, 2011

  1. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Last days for my Silver Valley RR.

    The Silver Valley RR is the route from module to module. I have a lot of fun with those Blackstone steam engines! But the mainline is short and with modules you have no grades.

    When I saw in Model Railroader a reprint from the Jan 1962 article from late John Armstrong "To Hardscrabble, the hard way: a track plan" I was hooked. He describes the PUEBLO & SALT LAKE RR in a 11 x 12-foot room. My room is about 13' x 16'!!

    Here's the drawing for my room.

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    John Armstrong made Esperanza one end for the narrow gauge. I decided to run narrow gauge trains to staging. This way I had not to squeeze a transfer facility for gondolas into the space from Esperanza. Gondolas will go to Pueblo (staging) So I made all staging yard dual gauge. I know this requires a lot more dual gauge turnouts to built! I've started already with a first one, a #8 code 70 dual gauge turnout. Only the area from Hardscrabble will be a second level.

    I will be busy for the next years with track work, structures and scenery. This old time narrow gauge layout will be an alternative to my current 1975- 1985 "modern" Westport Terminal RR. And there will be about 150' main line to run narrow gauge trains.

    Wolfgang
     
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    Great plan Wolfgang, I will be looking forward to watching this build.
     
  3. BoxcabE50

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    What will you be doing with Silver valley? Storing it? Selling? Continuing to show it?
     
  4. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    I will take the modules still to FREMO meetings. But not all modules will fit into my car. Eventually I will sell Silver Creek. Better than stored under the layout.
    For the next time I have to empty the room and make the background.

    Wolfgang
     
  5. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Waiting for the empty room I can built turnouts. There're some special turnouts like this: curved code 55, 800mm-500mm (31.5''-20'')

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    Wolfgang
     
  6. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Now I've started preparing the room for the backdrop.

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    Still some work to do....

    Wolfgang
     
  7. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    ... and more trackwork, Esperanza needs a crossing:

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    Wolfgang
     
  8. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    I've built more turnouts, all turnouts needed for Esperanza are finished. These are two code 70 turnouts, a #8 dual and a #6 standard turnout. And quite a few different code 55 turnouts, mostly dual.

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    Now comes staging yard.

    Wolfgang
     
  9. Hytec

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    Wow, I am impressed with your quantity and quality of product output. It almost is equivalent to an automated factory. I am curious if you take time to eat and sleep....:tb-biggrin:
     
  10. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    And between turnout building I'm busy with room preparation. Now I've installed the MDF sheets along the wall.

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    Wolfgang
     
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    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    I've painted the sheets with white as primer.

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    and I'm busy with building turnouts for staging, I need still ten more.

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    Wolfgang
     
  12. BoxcabE50

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    Dual gauge. I'd sure like to sit and watch you build one of those.
     
  13. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Ken, this would be a long vid.
    Here's my latest with video for a standard turnout.

    I was busy with paintings, here's the finished backdrop.

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    Wolfgang
     
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    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    The first benchwork segment, with help from my son.

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    Wolfgang
     
  15. HemiAdda2d

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    Nice job so far on the new empire! Love the custom turnouts. The dual gauge turnout must be a bear to build.
     
  16. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    Now I've published my wiring for the staging yard.
    I have 12 turnouts, powered with Tortoise. And I use a rotary switch to select the track (there're 6 tracks).
    This circuit works, I use it already at my Westport Terminal RR.
    I had only one problem, I lost the records, so I had to develop it new. :angry:

    Wolfgang
     
  17. Wolfgang Dudler

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    The benchwork goes on.

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    Wolfgang
     
  18. BoxcabE50

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    Looks quite stout! I am very interested in seeing how the benchwork all comes together, when the upper deck is added.
     
  19. Wolfgang Dudler

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    Update
    All segments are on their legs and I'm working with the plywood sheets.

    Here's the future staging yard Pueblo / Salt Lake City.

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    Under t window the place for the mainline (hidden) and the narrow gauge line through Cameo Canyon.

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    Esperanza

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    Wolfgang
     
  20. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    And now the road bed, I use cork. This is the staging yard.

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    Wolfgang
     

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