SILVER CREEK project

Wolfgang Dudler May 24, 2009

  1. Wolfgang Dudler

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

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    Thank you, Mike.
    It's my intention with this to show you how to build your own turnout. It's not difficult nor expensive. And you should not think that the first turnout will be perfect. But with soldering rails you can change everything. There's no scrap!

    You can do it.
    Just follow the steps.

    Wolfgang
     
  2. Wolfgang Dudler

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

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    revised plan

    I’ve revised the plan, added clearance lines (yellow) and lines for the end of the ties. This way I can see better the position of the crossings. I want to avoid crossings over two segments!!
    And I revised the place for the station house. Therefore the clearance lines I’ve calculated.

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    Also I’ve added a fourth segment to get more scenery and the transition to the standard FREMO narrow gauge profile.
    Dual gauge track will be code 83, narrow gauge track code 55.
    Turnout numbers 5, 6 and 7 will be stub turnouts.

    Wolfgang
     
  3. Wolfgang Dudler

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

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    Work goes on.

    From a pile of plywood

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    I've build the first segment.

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    You can see the bed of Trout Creek.
    More segments will follow. :angel:

    Wolfgang
     
  4. Wolfgang Dudler

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

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    Work goes on, the next segment:

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    And I made another module, a "joker" module. Silver Creek has a hill profile at the narrow gauge end. I made therefore a small module with two different ends, hlll and desert profile.

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    Wolfgang
     
  5. Wolfgang Dudler

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

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    And the third segment, the last one:

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    I laid track at my short module. Because Silver Creek ends with a hill profile I need a transition module with Whill" at one end and "desert" at the other end.
    Track is code 55.

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    And in the meantime I built a H0n3 flat car kit. :angel:

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    Wolfgang
     
  6. Wolfgang Dudler

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

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    More work with this H0n3 D&RGW idler flat car from Micro Engineering. This is a nice kit - but the instructions could be a lot better.
    There's a grab iron bending jig - but no word how to use it, only "... insert the wire into the correct hole..." And you have to identify the parts. What's the "ratchet pawl"? And how it's mounted? I missed a picture where I could see the mounted ratchet pawl.
    And so I made my way:

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    To assemble Kadee truck without the tool is another case of fun. But you will learn a lot.

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    And here's the - still unpainted - car at code 55 track on my transition module.

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  7. Wolfgang Dudler

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

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    Back to Silver Creek.

    I can't put together all three segments, but that's not a problem. Here're the first two segments, those with the dual gauge "main line" and the station.

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    And this is the third segment where the wye will be. This segment has a "hill profile". My transition module with flat "desert" profile AND "hill" profile is attached.

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    Wolfgang
     
  8. Wolfgang Dudler

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

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    More work, I've added cork road bed. Now it's time for the track.

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    And I've built another car kit. This time a kit from Main Line Models "Ye Olde Huff-N-Puff". You can learn a lot with these kits.

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    Wolfgang
     
  9. mikelhh

    mikelhh TrainBoard Member

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    Those car kits have made up very nicely! I'm enjoying this and looking forward to seeing the water and other scenery.

    Mike
     
  10. virgule

    virgule TrainBoard Member

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    Hey now, Wolfgang, that is a spiffy module!:tb-ooh::thumbs_up::thumbs_up:
     
  11. BoxcabE50

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    Hmmm. Those instructions are indeed weak. I wonder if someone here has a picture in an album? Surely with the D&RGW fans aboard, someone has a helpful view?

    Boxcab E50
     
  12. Wolfgang Dudler

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

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    SILVER CREEK truss-rod-bridge

    I’ve got the idea from Harry W. Brunk’s Up Clear Creek on the narrow gauge. In part 32 describes Harry Brunk the building of his Truss Rod Bridge. At first I cut the Northeastern stripes, then I stained the pieces.
    This is the wood for the first part.

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    And the first girder. The main timber at the bottom is made of one piece instead of three timbers 9’’ x 18’’. I cut one big piece from a 5mm strip and marked the lines with a knife. The angle blocks are also cut from a triangle strip. The head beam is made of three 8’’ x 10’’, the diagonal braces from 8’’ x 6’’, the ends are from 8’’ x 8’’.

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    With the glued girders I inserted the rods, from 0.5 mm piano wire.

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    I brush painted the rods and inserted a lot of nut-bolt-washers.

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    And more details have to been added.

    Wolfgang
     
  13. stewarttrains98

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    Very very nice work so far. thanks for the awesome step by steps that you do
     
  14. mikelhh

    mikelhh TrainBoard Member

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    As long as I live I'll never work out how people can produce structures as good as that.

    Mike
     
  15. Wolfgang Dudler

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

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    Mike,
    that's simple. Just like Raymond wrote, step by steps. :angel:

    This bridge is a weekend project. You see in the name of the picture the date. The first pictures is from July 11.

    And here're the next pictures.

    I've added more wood. The cross web at the floor, all those cross timbers. the three angle brackets at each truss, the two times three 12'' x 12'' tie support timbers.
    And the needle beams. I've use nails, sanded them and filed a small notch for the wire. I used wire from an old relais.

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    This is the bottom view with wires and turnbuckles. I've glued the wires at the end timbers with CA.

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    And the top view of the bridge. I've used pieces from aluminium foil, painted rusty as steel plate at the top and bottom from the rod.
    And I inserted nut-bolt washers, over 200!

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    Now I have to paint the tension wires and add bridge ties and guard rails. I run out of 8'' x 8'' strip wood, this is what I want to use for bridge ties.

    Wolfgang
     
  16. BoxcabE50

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    What did you use as the rust paint? It looks great.

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  17. Wolfgang Dudler

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

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    It's a Tamiya paint, brown with a few drops black.

    Wolfgang
     
  18. Wolfgang Dudler

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

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    Scenery

    I'm working with a few projects.
    The truss-rod bridge needs bridge ties, I've ordered 8'' x 8'' strip wood.
    I'm planing the trestle.

    My son Benjamin suggested to change the two bridges, I did so. You see the truss-rod bridge at the new place. The trestle will be to the right. I'm cutting wood. And - I need the bridge ties there too!

    In the meantime I'm busy with rock. You see the start.

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    Wolfgang
     
  19. Stonewall

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    That switch looks great, but its gonna be a bit of a bump there at the point.
     
  20. Stonewall

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    bridge is absolutely beautiful.
     

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