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Flagler

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Pacific Railroad
« on: June 27, 2015, 10:24:49 AM »
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Re: Pacific Railroad
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2015, 10:28:25 AM »
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After a little over two years I have started to build the Pacific RR. The Tables are finished and I have begun to lay things out.
This planning/development stage can take some time and thought, but the space is defined in the 20 x 20' Room

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Re: Pacific Railroad
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2015, 07:56:07 PM »
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The Blue Dow foamboard is delivered tomorrow.The base layer will be glued down to the plywood over the next week

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Re: Pacific Railroad
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2015, 08:44:15 PM »
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Looks good so far. What did you use for the Passenger station?
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Nick Lorusso
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Re: Pacific Railroad
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2015, 10:51:31 PM »
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Great start! Keep the photos coming.

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Re: Pacific Railroad
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2015, 08:36:28 AM »
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The Passenger station is a Kibra kit. It could be a Faller I built/painted it around 23 years ago

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Re: Pacific Railroad
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2015, 03:03:43 PM »
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Started to add the blue foamboard & ran a DC engine on the 2% grade









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Re: Pacific Railroad
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2015, 03:13:21 PM »
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Now, see that just looks like fun.  That's the great strength of Unitrack...that you can be up and operational quickly and reliably, and still change track arrangements with no trauma.

I like it!  My only criticism is that the double crossovers--although ubiquitous in Unitrack layouts--are rather rare on the prototype outside of light rail and passenger terminals.  On the prototype the diamond is a heavy-wear track component and significantly reduces the speed allowable through the crossover.  They are convenient for models, though.
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Re: Pacific Railroad
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2015, 03:47:54 PM »
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I agree Dave, The X over helps however because I only have a short Distance from the Bridges until the start of the grade. If I two pairs of #6 turnouts it would take up more space.The  X overs help with compaction, a very important thing with model RR

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Re: Pacific Railroad
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2016, 12:34:10 PM »
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Some progress below












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Re: Pacific Railroad
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Re: Pacific Railroad
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2016, 01:49:54 PM »
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Considerable progress, indeed. Congrats!

What are you using to simulate new crops in the very first photo? Is that just corrugated cardboard? Corduroy?

Jim

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Re: Pacific Railroad
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2016, 01:55:50 PM »
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nicely done
thanks for sharing
one of the better unitrak layouts I have seen
kudos!
sincerely
G
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Re: Pacific Railroad
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2016, 02:32:59 PM »
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Considerable progress, indeed. Congrats!

What are you using to simulate new crops in the very first photo? Is that just corrugated cardboard? Corduroy?

Jim

also curious as I have to make some fields for a friend…