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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2017, 03:16:59 PM »
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Oh, also, excited to help out with it too. You've got a village to help you with your project. And since it's modular, you can bring it to where the tools are.
Additionally, if you do the end of each side to match the BANTRAK onetrak standard, you can bring it to shows too.

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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2017, 03:24:27 PM »
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Lose the CNJ interchange, keep that side all scenery.

On the Reading one, it doesn't have to be a crossing like that. There are lots of places where it's just a spur from one yard to another.

The Reading one will just be a spur but I also wanted to do a bridge crossing over a lower set of tracks.

I`m split on the CNJ interchange, I think it will add a little to that side but I also don`t want it to be a parking track for cars just a spur heading off into the background
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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2017, 09:05:52 PM »
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Ahh, didn't realize there was grade separation.

Have you watched the bednar videos, btw?

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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2017, 09:26:29 PM »
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Yeah I've watched quite a few of those maybe not all of them though
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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2017, 09:50:11 AM »
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I love em, really give you a taste of that part of the world.

Let me know which ones you haven't seen. If I've got them in the collection I'll be happy to loan em out next time I see you.

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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2017, 11:17:23 AM »
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I love em, really give you a taste of that part of the world.

Let me know which ones you haven't seen. If I've got them in the collection I'll be happy to loan em out next time I see you.

They may actually be in my possession, currently.
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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2017, 11:21:24 AM »
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They may actually be in my possession, currently.

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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2017, 12:20:02 AM »
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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2017, 07:39:47 PM »
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This weekend was finally time to cut up the Plywood up in PA and get it back down to Maryland.

Crosscutting a module deck.
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All the sheets after being ripped
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We decided to go with pocket screws to hold everything together
Here`s a shot of that setup
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Jeep loaded up with 8 Module`s for the drive back down.
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Laid out on the basement floor.
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Verified I didn`t forget anything in PA (They are upside down)
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Stacked back up so they can adjust to the basements climate.
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Once they are screwed together I`ll cut the 1/2" deck to follow the roadbed since I`m going to use a cookie cutter design.

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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2017, 07:59:28 PM »
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Awesome.

There is much promise in raw lumber.

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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2017, 03:16:16 PM »
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3 day weekend so spend today messing around with the track plan
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I lowered the number of tracks crossing over the joints for the city sections and fixed the track so they are centered correctly
I also moved apart the crossovers in the bottom 3 so I could use them to allow trains to pass.


Ordering the last things I need
Gapmasters
Power Poles
and feet for the legs

I`ll spend some time this week drawing on the Ply so we can cut out the track profile.
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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2017, 03:29:01 PM »
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Cody -
I'd still probably encourage you to straighten out at least one of those S Curves at the bottom of the plan, probably the one closest to the CNJ flyover would make the most sense.
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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2017, 04:02:29 PM »
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Hmmm, this sort of contraption could work out for my Oregon ideal, maybe with a branch off somewhere or two for industrial side modules.  Hmm, must study more when not at the office and then follow this tale....
Now seeking Pacific NW N scalers to create a Modutrak-style modular club featuring NP's shared mainline between Seattle and Portland. PM me if interested.

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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2017, 07:22:13 PM »
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Cody -
I'd still probably encourage you to straighten out at least one of those S Curves at the bottom of the plan, probably the one closest to the CNJ flyover would make the most sense.

Agreed. I think one big sweeper will be FAR better scenically than a bunch of "wiggles".

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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2017, 10:59:17 PM »
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Piggybacking on what Ed mentioned earlier
1) lots of help around here if you ask for it
2) the scenic side of the layout looks hot...  losing the CNJ interchange helps IMO
3) eager to see the progress
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