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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #90 on: September 19, 2018, 08:12:38 PM »
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Phil,

We can discuss this at MARPM this weekend.
I'd be happy to make revisions as required/desired.
Bernard Kempinski

That would be great @AlkemScaleModels - but I figured I’d let you run The RPM before making such a request.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #91 on: September 19, 2018, 08:16:25 PM »
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If it goes according to plan, I won't have anything to do at the meet.
But if is a mighty big word.......

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #92 on: September 19, 2018, 10:57:07 PM »
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One thing about modules is I've never seen one with two levels of track not connected. The twice-around on different heights concept is never presented. So even if you do make enough modules to connect back around continuously you have one flat oval to travel. So yes, modular construction is suited primarily and almost exclusively to flat trackage, even if mountains are built behind and ravines cut out in front of the line. No way to build a module with an incline from one end to another without having everything roll off one end.
For anybody who wants a twice around with active tracks crossing over others, doing modules is not the way to go.

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #93 on: September 20, 2018, 03:59:13 AM »
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@Philip H

If you find you need more room in the cubical, watch Office Space.


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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #94 on: September 20, 2018, 07:05:35 AM »
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One thing about modules is I've never seen one with two levels of track not connected. The twice-around on different heights concept is never presented. So even if you do make enough modules to connect back around continuously you have one flat oval to travel. So yes, modular construction is suited primarily and almost exclusively to flat trackage, even if mountains are built behind and ravines cut out in front of the line. No way to build a module with an incline from one end to another without having everything roll off one end.
For anybody who wants a twice around with active tracks crossing over others, doing modules is not the way to go.

since I'm modeling south Louisiana, grades are much less of a concern then elsewhere.  Railroads have to create grades where they need them.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #95 on: October 02, 2018, 08:08:02 AM »
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While i finish space prep and layout design for the BRS 3.0, I got out the Baton Rouge Yard module (nee Elkins, WV) and hooked it up.  Since I didn't want my NCE components permanently attached, but want them contained to keep them safe, I invested $2.99 at Walmart:



You can see where I've marked the top to cut the panel opening. There will also be a powerswitching module added that will support a programming track.  More pictures when I get home Thursday.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #96 on: October 28, 2018, 12:52:32 PM »
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Once the DCC box was done:

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I needed a workbench. I built this one last weekend with plywood I had lying about. It has a 3/8 too screwed to a 3/4 B/C carcass which is glued and screwed together. Simple but effective:

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That done I spent a little time in between laundry loads putting together a small card building I downloaded and printed a while back. It’s not anything specific to my prototype by I thought it would make a cool background building for now:

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #97 on: September 09, 2019, 10:19:31 PM »
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Something benchwork this way comes.
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #98 on: September 10, 2019, 08:02:48 AM »
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Good to see some action on a fresh build. 
Hopefully you won't need that plywood for anything else for the rest of hurricane season...

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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #99 on: September 10, 2019, 08:04:06 AM »
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So have you worked out your real estate issue for the installation?
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Re: Baton Rouge Southern 3.0 - a Design discussion
« Reply #100 on: September 10, 2019, 08:16:09 AM »
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Good to see some action on a fresh build. 
Hopefully you won't need that plywood for anything else for the rest of hurricane season...

Lee

It’s 1/2 inch so not useful for windows. I have those panels cut from 3/4
Philip H.
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Baton Rouge Southern RR - Mount Rainier Division.

"Yes there are somethings that are "off;" but hey, so what." ~ Wyatt

"I'm trying to have less cranial rectal inversion with this." - Ed K.

"There's more to MRR life than the Wheezy & Nowheresville." C855B