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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2020, 02:18:56 PM »
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@Chris333 - and get foam boards that fit apparently.
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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2020, 02:29:45 PM »
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So I'm thinkin'...

Queens, NY in the early 80s.  A freight branch of the LIRR served by a pair of MP15s in a grimy blue/white MTA scheme.

Among the structures in town...  A McDowell's restaurant:



The My T Sharp Barber Shop...a billboard for Soul Glow, etc.  A Paddy's East Pub.  Satriale's Pork Store.

This was the height of the graffiti era, and probably the peak of urban blight.  Weeds, decay, rubble, all the goodies.

Jeez, I'm getting giddy just thinking about it.
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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2020, 03:04:07 PM »
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A PAIR of MP15s? Ha. You'd be lucky to fit one here!

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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #48 on: January 23, 2020, 05:26:57 PM »
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Here is my Kato version laying loose:

I planned to go "full Sellios" with this and model early like 1940. The hardest part is figuring out how to arrange buildings and roads.

If the plan is "full Sellios"

Most of the layout should probably be one complex with the main building occupying an elevated Victorian mill in the top left quarter, other top quarter is mostly covered by an elevated road+L train.  Front of the layout is a dock with cranes reaching over the tracks. Right side of the layout is street running with very tightly packed shops and tenements.
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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #49 on: January 23, 2020, 05:46:24 PM »
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If the plan is "full Sellios"

Most of the layout should probably be one complex with the main building occupying an elevated Victorian mill in the top left quarter, other top quarter is mostly covered by an elevated road+L train.  Front of the layout is a dock with cranes reaching over the tracks. Right side of the layout is street running with very tightly packed shops and tenements.

Now could you just draw that all out on paper for a plan to follow.  :P

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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #50 on: January 24, 2020, 08:20:07 AM »
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Hello lads, good to know my procrastination keeps you up at night as well.

Update: Board is built, track is acquired, droppers have been located and drilled through the board, and a foam layout base has been laid for sound control.....

......and then I have it sitting on a desk within arms reach of my computer and something seems to be blocking my commitment to laying the track down. I think it maybe the Gunnado list of making up the control board or the fact being summer here in Aus I'm supposed to be in peak beekeeping season so I have hive equipment sharing space, but I've got a bit of a mental block.

There have been positive progress, recently I picked up about $1000 of DPM kits and modulars for $600 cash and I found a supply of the Kato connectors on ebay so I can do quick connects, it's just a case of committing to it.

..... Oh and I've adopted a semi-feral kitten who has taken to sleeping on the "layout" or chewing on the Kato connectors, So I'll have to build an enclosed box to keep him off it.

......Oh and I got given a bunch of Trains and MR's from the 1970's so reading through them has caused me to start toying about starting a thread based on a fantasy Milwaukee/Rock Island Merger into a Midwestern Conrail.

Pictures in the weekend update (or maybe later in the week, Australia day is Sunday so take Monday off)
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Re: Brooklyn Cross Hudson
« Reply #51 on: June 22, 2020, 10:06:39 AM »
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Difference 6 months and a case of the 'rona makes, one of these days I'll keep my word.

Nothing photo worthy, I finally got around to the shelving issue and went with some heavy duty pallet racks, fortunately I'm single so I don't have to worry about interior design implications of using warehousing equipment in a residential setting.

Over the weekend finally cleaned up the track I'm set to use from the collection, good news is that all bar one of my second hand locos run and the juice is flowing through the rails.
Bad news is that all but two of the unitrack switches need work to operate as some aren't closing fully, don't have a smooth action, don't move when thrown manually or some combination of all three.

I've also committed to my control board but I would like to bench work test all electrics before laying track. I know it sounds odd for a 2 x 4 layout but I figure it is a good learning experience in wiring if I set the turnouts to actually throw electrically.

Might start a thread over in the main forum but if anyone has an opinion on a DC power pack with a constant 12VDC for the turnouts I'm all ears as the Bachman cheapo from my early days in the hobby only offers 16VAC.

Seal Point Butthole (SPA) is now 8 months old and unsurprisingly despite the multitude of options for sleeping location considers the layout perfect:



If he wasn't adorable I might be annoyed.
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