River Harbor Belt Line

Colonel Dec 1, 2013

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Can you show us a photo of the coupler height issue, after shimming that bridge track?
     
  2. BALOU LINE

    BALOU LINE TrainBoard Member

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    When you set your mind on something there is no stopping you!

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  3. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Sure still slight different but much improved
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  4. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Lol yes once I get started I don’t stop although busy over the next few weekends so not a lot of progress


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  5. Michael Good

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    I love how dirty that UP loco is!
     
  6. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Switching action on the Riverbelt [​IMG]
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  7. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Nice switching shot with a a farm tractor.

    Thanks Colonel .
     
  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Great stuff Paul! You been busy, I like the MKT locos for sure. Been trying to catch up on all your progress. I really like the D&RGW hopper, saw one in GJ not too long ago still had the Rio Grande on it too. But I had no camera. I bet a guy could spend some time trying to figure out how to spot and pull all those cars.
    What kind of camera do you use?
     
  9. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Believe it or not just my iPhone 7


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  10. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    LED strip Lighting installed on the extension [​IMG]


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  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    On the new extension- I keep wondering if without any engine escape or runaround, needing to make everything a shoving move might become a bit tedious?
     
  12. Colonel

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    On the lift bridge there is a crossover and another crossover on the original layout [​IMG]


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  13. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes. I saw that. Just thinking and looking at your original design, which has a small runaround. I was just imagineering, with crossovers as they are, it brings you back into the original scene area- which shortens the illusion of distance or size of empire.
     
  14. Colonel

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    Tracks all wired and now time to test[​IMG]


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  15. Yannis

    Yannis TrainBoard Member

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    Very nice and tidy work there! I really like the valance/shadowbox construction, when my layout gets to a permanent home i ll most probably add this (a valance add-on) to my existing modules.

    Thanks for posting!
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  16. RGW

    RGW TrainBoard Member

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    Paul, how do you mount the LEDs to the inside of your valance? L- channel, free stand? I'm about to embark on that and would be interested in your thoughts. M
     
  17. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The LED strips are adhesive backed I just installed to the top of the valance will take a pic and post


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  18. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here are the led mounted [​IMG]
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  19. RGW

    RGW TrainBoard Member

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    Ok thanks. M
     
  20. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Paul, first off, beautiful layout and well done. Your layout is certainly pushing me into going back to HO after a 25 year absence. I've been modeling 1960's industrial switching in N for about four years and while I enjoy the fact that selective compression is not used and the layout takes up only a limited space, I'm tired of the reliability issues that come with N scale. Mainly track issues, stalls, lack of sound and lately, my eye sight! I think I'm more of a "point to point, switching" modeler more than a round and round and HO just seams so much better at this.

    It would also allow me to go back to my roots of B&M and Maine Central modeling....
     

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