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Re: SP Mountain District (Tehachapi Pass) - N scale
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2014, 11:13:08 PM »
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Impressive!  The signaling, the CATS system, all of it.  Talk about a big project.
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Re: SP Mountain District (Tehachapi Pass) - N scale
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2014, 09:11:54 AM »
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Apparently, Chris has been playing with his trains again! :scared:


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Re: SP Mountain District (Tehachapi Pass) - N scale
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2014, 08:03:04 PM »
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Fantastic footage!  There are some really good reference views for scenery in there, especially the cut after the creek crossing.  Sure makes me wish someone made 53' trailers again...

BTW, what's happening with your pike Marc?

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Re: SP Mountain District (Tehachapi Pass) - N scale
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2014, 09:59:29 PM »
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Not much, at least until I can secure funding. :|

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Re: SP Mountain District (Tehachapi Pass) - N scale
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2014, 06:35:18 AM »
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Fantastic footage!  There are some really good reference views for scenery in there, especially the cut after the creek crossing.  Sure makes me wish someone made 53' trailers again...

Agreed on the footage and the trailers!
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Re: SP Mountain District (Tehachapi Pass) - N scale
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2014, 09:48:56 AM »
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Maybe we could adopt that as the TRW theme song. :ashat:  Rumor has it that Gary plays it continuously in his garage .....   :D


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Re: SP Mountain District (Tehachapi Pass) - N scale
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2014, 03:03:05 PM »
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Truth be told: I listen to the Tehachapi dispatcher on RailroadRadio.net.  Ask my wife about the floozy at MP377.    :lol:

(I do like that music though!)

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Re: SP Mountain District (Tehachapi Pass) - N scale
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2014, 03:50:55 AM »
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Here's a recent panorama of the layout, showcasing the newly completed trackwork in the ATSF/SP yards. :)


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Re: SP Mountain District (Tehachapi Pass) - N scale
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2014, 12:02:07 PM »
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Mind boggling progress.  You have enough layout there to justify a drone-camera-flyover video.   :lol:

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Re: SP Mountain District (Tehachapi Pass) - N scale
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2014, 03:15:08 PM »
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Fantastic work, and breathtaking scope!    I'm curious, what do you have in mind for a backdrop?

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Re: SP Mountain District (Tehachapi Pass) - N scale
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2014, 09:16:05 PM »
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Most of the roadbed is down on the upper level of the new expansion (which covers tunnel 17 through Summit Switch) and one main track is in place (main 2 on double track). Main 1 from Cable to Summit is next. I'm waiting to tackle anything, including the sub-roadbed, on the lower level (which covers from Bena to just shy of Caliente) until the upper level is all wired and detected (i.e. no longer generating falling sawdust).

This expansion project extended the mainline approximately 6 scale miles (or about 30%) and, more importantly, will allow me to much more prototypically model tunnels 14-17, Summit Switch, and downtown Tehachapi (all with 24"+ deep benchwork).

« Last Edit: August 16, 2014, 09:20:42 PM by ChrisKLAS »

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Re: SP Mountain District (Tehachapi Pass) - N scale
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2014, 12:15:22 PM »
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I'm confused, is this a change from the plan linked below?  Truly mind-boggling progress!

http://www.jetphotos.net/ck/layout-latest.jpg

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Re: SP Mountain District (Tehachapi Pass) - N scale
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2014, 12:59:30 PM »
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Looks to me like an extension in an adjacent room, is that correct?

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Re: SP Mountain District (Tehachapi Pass) - N scale
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2014, 04:02:38 PM »
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It is actually an extension! As if the first part was not enough  :D
See the last post on this blog page of Chris:

http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?26282-Tehachapi-Pass-in-900sqft/page15
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Re: SP Mountain District (Tehachapi Pass) - N scale
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2014, 05:12:52 AM »
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