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Philip H

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #165 on: April 20, 2020, 09:11:06 AM »
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modeling work this weekend consisted of:
  • Finding my stash of code 55 #7 turnouts;
  • determining that I DO NOT have the lone #5 I need
  • Getting a #5 from a friend online
  • participating in a Saturday TRW virtual Happy hour
  • and body mounting couplers on a lone Deluxe Innovations woodchip gon.
so progress I guess.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #166 on: April 20, 2020, 09:22:41 AM »
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any progress is good progress

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #167 on: April 20, 2020, 04:59:16 PM »
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Let the track laying begin:

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #168 on: April 20, 2020, 06:55:29 PM »
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I love the smell of a freshly torn open box of Midwest Cork.
Congrats!
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #169 on: April 21, 2020, 03:56:28 AM »
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I love the smell of a freshly torn open box of Midwest Cork.
Congrats!

There's a prototype for everything.
If you can't make it perfect, make it adjustable.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #170 on: April 21, 2020, 08:31:01 PM »
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Beat me to it @Hawghead!  What a great movie.

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #171 on: April 22, 2020, 12:57:41 PM »
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Beat me to it @Hawghead!  What a great movie.

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Sorry, it instantly came to mind  ;).  One of my all time favorites.

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #172 on: April 22, 2020, 08:50:48 PM »
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So who want to share a great Legos for transferring the printed plan to the foam? My video conference addled brain is having a tough time, as I don’t just want to glue the pattern down since I have to scrape through it to do scenery bit poking a bunch of pin holes requires eyesight I may not longer possess.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #173 on: April 22, 2020, 09:10:17 PM »
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Have access to a tracing wheel ?  Or come up with some similar ?


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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #174 on: April 22, 2020, 09:15:12 PM »
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Have access to a tracing wheel ?  Or come up with some similar ?

Don’t have one.
But I like a good @DKS like engineering challenge
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #175 on: April 22, 2020, 09:18:49 PM »
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What I do is tape the plan down, then trace over the track outline with a ball point pen, bearing down heavily enough to leave indentations in the foam. After I remove the paper plan, I draw over the trace lines with a Sharpie to make then easier to see.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #176 on: April 22, 2020, 09:26:42 PM »
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I use a tracing wheel, also known as a "pounce wheel". I found this one on eBay:



I print the plan at 1:1 on an 11x17 laser printer with the (AnyRail) plan set for centerline and go from there. It's done well for me.

(Yeah, the wheel looks like a medieval torture implement, but it's effective. At marking the plan, that is.  :P )
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #177 on: April 23, 2020, 08:50:48 AM »
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What I do is tape the plan down, then trace over the track outline with a ball point pen, bearing down heavily enough to leave indentations in the foam. After I remove the paper plan, I draw over the trace lines with a Sharpie to make then easier to see.
And I think we have a winner, though @C855B certainly brings an A game to this topic . . . .
Philip H.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #178 on: April 23, 2020, 09:24:03 AM »
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I usually use knowable points (like this switch is parallel with the front) from the plan and then triangulate.

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #179 on: April 24, 2020, 03:16:19 PM »
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Ed would put track parallel to the front edge... :facepalm:
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