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Unbelievable
« on: March 03, 2013, 06:34:56 PM »
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I came across this while looking at images of N scale using Google. Maybe you've seen it before but it such an incredible piece of work...
http://www.bronx-terminal.com/?cat=9

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Re: Unbelievable
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 06:41:25 PM »
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I quit. I'll never get to that level.

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Re: Unbelievable
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013, 06:47:39 PM »
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Seen it. Tim Warris of Fast Tracks. He created the whole jig making thing just so he could do this.

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Re: Unbelievable
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013, 09:45:10 PM »
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Hmm...REALLY cool,but how's he gonna continue that one track that just ends on the bottom left on that top pic?..It's gonna have to go right through the moveable points..

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Re: Unbelievable
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013, 09:49:51 PM »
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Hmm...REALLY cool,but how's he gonna continue that one track that just ends on the bottom left on that top pic?..It's gonna have to go right through the moveable points..

Ya what he said. :P


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Re: Unbelievable
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2013, 10:06:05 PM »
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Hmm...REALLY cool,but how's he gonna continue that one track that just ends on the bottom left on that top pic?..It's gonna have to go right through the moveable points..

If you click on the link under "First Time Here?" and scroll down there is a photo of this crossing and also a photo of a locomotive on the crossing. 

To use the crossng they laid temporary rails on top of the switch connecting the tracks on each side.

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They do the same thing in Sacramento, CA when access is needed to the Sacramento Southern (former SP Walnut Creek Branch)  There used to be a 90 degree crossing of the of the E-W UP main line but it was removed years ago.  The location is between the Sacramento River  (I Street swing bridge) and the railroad museum.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2013, 10:20:36 PM by highway70 »

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Re: Unbelievable
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2013, 10:19:03 PM »
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Aaaaaaaand, I need a change of pants.
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Re: Unbelievable
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2013, 10:41:26 PM »
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Er, uh, WOW doesn't even start to cover a reply here. Amazing dedication to apply talent and effort. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Unbelievable
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2013, 03:02:34 AM »
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Where have you guys been? That is 6 years old...

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Re: Unbelievable
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2013, 04:08:55 AM »
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Where have you guys been? That is 6 years old...

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Re: Unbelievable
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2013, 08:04:40 AM »
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Where have you guys been? That is 6 years old...

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Not only that, after all this time, Tim has just laid a few of the key switch clusters, but never completed the terminal. He's put all of his work into the HO scale version, which is finished and running and appearing at shows.

Not to mention that all of this track was laid using special computer-generated jigs--just like the Fast Track jigs, but custom-made for this purpose. (This is not meant to be a slight against him; just "full disclosure.")
« Last Edit: March 04, 2013, 08:09:11 AM by David K. Smith »
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Re: Unbelievable
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2013, 08:11:26 AM »
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What's unbelievable to me is why still they haven't released their "Twist Ties" in N-Scale...... :x

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Re: Unbelievable
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2013, 08:13:18 AM »
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Suspect that many of us take on projects that are far less daunting in concept than they become in reality once the hands-on part starts.
Every graduate student I met initially defined their thesis project in a scope unattainable by one individual.
Reality is a factor in modeling, too.  ;)

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Re: Unbelievable
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2013, 11:12:28 AM »
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 :o :o
I have been following his blogs and he does exceptional things.  I am still having problems tacking flex track to the roadbed nevermind what he can do with spaghetti rails!
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