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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1575 on: February 11, 2019, 06:59:33 AM »
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First train circumnavigated the full layout this evening. Once a couple of minor track bugs were squashed, four laps at ~8.5 minutes per, at 53 smph.

The superintendent has temporarily suspended Rule G for a celebratory beer. Then back to work.



Checked the first post of this thread - 3rd May 2012. Your progress is better than mine.
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1576 on: February 11, 2019, 09:10:15 AM »
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Hot damn.

Congrats!!!!!

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1577 on: February 11, 2019, 10:36:29 AM »
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I'm particular about my trackwork and probably tend to make it straighter than the prototype.  So, I am glad to say that your trackwork is beautiful and very pleasing to my discerning eye.

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1578 on: February 11, 2019, 11:02:10 AM »
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Thank you, Dave. Yes, like you it may be "better" than most 1:1, but smooth track = more reliable operation. I can spend a couple hours nursing a kink in a joiner on a curve to get it "just so".

Checked the first post of this thread - 3rd May 2012. Your progress is better than mine.

Ha! Well, not to make you feel any worse about your own lack of progress, we do have to discount that actual layout construction didn't start until three years ago, interrupted by months' worth of a big, awful renovation project of the property next door. The DIY sow's-ear remodeling of the layout building may have been costly in terms of time, but in hindsight assessment it is still very much worth it.

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Played with fleshing-out landforms yesterday. Need to get Robyn started on trees for the scene around the new loop, but she's being distracted by a big, high-profile project at the history museum.

  "Hey, Ed... you miss making trees yet?"  :facepalm: :trollface:
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1579 on: February 11, 2019, 12:10:47 PM »
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Haha, wait, given what you're modeling, you don't even NEED trees!

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1580 on: February 11, 2019, 01:31:25 PM »
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Oh, you'd be surprised by what you find in the middle of Nebraska:

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1581 on: February 11, 2019, 08:20:11 PM »
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Fake news.

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1582 on: February 11, 2019, 08:26:02 PM »
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It’s just a YUGE empty plain out there
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1583 on: February 11, 2019, 09:15:36 PM »
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Oh, you'd be surprised by what you find in the middle of Nebraska:



Eds law strikes again. Pictured here is the oft reviles "S" curve. How do thos 1:1 trains make it through there???? :trollface: :trollface: :trollface:

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1584 on: February 11, 2019, 09:22:42 PM »
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Because there is 1/4 Mile between changes in direction?   :D :trollface:
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1585 on: February 11, 2019, 09:25:20 PM »
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What is wrong with an S curve?

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1586 on: February 11, 2019, 11:54:45 PM »
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You guys are bad:P

This location was discussed many pages ago in this very thread. It's just a few miles east of North Platte, near Brady. A few RR'ers know it as "Buttermilk Curve" since it's a surprise bit of non-tangent alignment in the middle of miles and miles of OMG-when-does-it-end? straight running.

It looks like a great spot to railfan, doesn't it? Busy, yes (five trains in the roughly 40 minutes we were there), but not so hot if you want to take pictures. Only access is on the north side. You maybe could get artsy with long telephoto shots through the 'S', but otherwise it's Dark Side City:

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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1587 on: February 12, 2019, 08:12:12 AM »
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A belated congrats on the quasi-golden spike! You're doing what most of us could only dream about.
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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1588 on: February 12, 2019, 10:06:14 AM »
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Because there is 1/4 Mile between changes in direction?   :D :trollface:

As a 3D-o-phile, make no mistake, I understand foreshortening.  I just could not resist the tease.


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Re: Gibbon, Cozad & Western - "The 100th Meridian Line"
« Reply #1589 on: February 12, 2019, 05:39:04 PM »
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You guys are bad:P

This location was discussed many pages ago in this very thread...............................................

This is one Topic that needs its own Index!!!  :o :D

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