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Re: Colorado Midland Railway Engineering Report
« Reply #870 on: July 13, 2020, 12:24:42 AM »
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Wait, it was HO scale 10 min. ago.

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Re: Colorado Midland Railway Engineering Report
« Reply #871 on: July 13, 2020, 12:25:05 AM »
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Well, Bryan, I do really appreciate the compliment!  Sadly, if I was unable to lay commercial Atlas code 55 well enough the first time I'm fairly certain I'd fail at any attempts to handlay in N scale.  I would try again in Micro Engineering code 55 if I thought it might help.  I'm really not doing great in N scale these days so anything that boosts my chances of success would help greatly.
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Re: Colorado Midland Railway Engineering Report
« Reply #872 on: July 13, 2020, 01:00:42 AM »
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Two Words.  Retro Snap Track.  Okay ... Three... words.

Old Retro Snap Track... no wait... FOUR words.

DC Power Pack and Retro Track...  Dammit!  SIX words!

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Re: Colorado Midland Railway Engineering Report
« Reply #873 on: July 13, 2020, 01:02:03 AM »
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Two Words.  Retro Snap Track.  Okay ... Three... words.

Old Retro Snap Track... no wait... FOUR words.

DC Power Pack and Retro Track...  Dammit!  SIX words!

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Re: Colorado Midland Railway Engineering Report
« Reply #874 on: July 13, 2020, 01:12:55 AM »
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NOBODY expects the Colorado Midland!!!
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Re: Colorado Midland Railway Engineering Report
« Reply #875 on: July 13, 2020, 01:58:13 AM »
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Hey Dave
I’ve moved from ME to Peco code 55 because of the size of my layout and the desire to efficiently & quickly lay reliable track with hand thrown turnouts - Peco checks those boxes for me.  I’ve seen really nice work done with ballasting, painting & weathering to make the track look great - if not totally prototypical, and your modeling skills lend themselves to being able to pull that off.   

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Re: Colorado Midland Railway Engineering Report
« Reply #876 on: July 13, 2020, 02:54:43 AM »
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Peco 55 is definitely worth a look. The tie spacing is all wrong for the Pennsy, but it might not look half bad for a Colorado mountain line. I’ve used a bit of it in the past, and I really like the functionality of it.
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Re: Colorado Midland Railway Engineering Report
« Reply #877 on: July 13, 2020, 04:57:29 PM »
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Peco code 55 — especially since yoy intend to transport this layout to shows.

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Re: Colorado Midland Railway Engineering Report
« Reply #878 on: July 13, 2020, 08:14:58 PM »
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Well, Bryan, I do really appreciate the compliment!  Sadly, if I was unable to lay commercial Atlas code 55 well enough the first time I'm fairly certain I'd fail at any attempts to handlay in N scale.  I would try again in Micro Engineering code 55 if I thought it might help.  I'm really not doing great in N scale these days so anything that boosts my chances of success would help greatly.

Why? I can do it, and if I can do it I imagine a much better modeller would be able to.

Handlaying track is pretty easy once you get into the groove of it, its just kinda tedious.
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Re: Colorado Midland Railway Engineering Report
« Reply #879 on: July 13, 2020, 09:26:19 PM »
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Why? I can do it, and if I can do it I imagine a much better modeller would be able to.

Handlaying track is pretty easy once you get into the groove of it, its just kinda tedious.

I'm sorry, but I don't think I can handly my own turnouts.  I know what I can do and what I can't do.  More importantly I don't want to.  Tracklaying brings me no joy, so handlaying would just be even less fun.
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Re: Colorado Midland Railway Engineering Report
« Reply #880 on: July 13, 2020, 09:37:51 PM »
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I'm sorry, but I don't think I can handly my own turnouts.  I know what I can do and what I can't do.  More importantly I don't want to.  Tracklaying brings me no joy, so handlaying would just be even less fun.

I enjoy the instant gratification of tracklaying, but, yeah, if you're losing dexterity in your hands, it would very quickly become a chore.  I wish I lived closer, because I think I could probably fix up the track issues in the existing track without completely tearing the layout to pieces.

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Re: Colorado Midland Railway Engineering Report
« Reply #881 on: July 14, 2020, 02:06:47 AM »
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I'm with Eric on the on the track.  The big issue with Peco is the tie spacing, and for a cheap, lightly built, mountain railroad, the wider spacing shouldn't be a problem.
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