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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #210 on: July 20, 2020, 08:31:18 PM »
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Thanks guys im really happy with how the space turned out!
But im sure at @Ed Kapuscinski is missing the baked potato
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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #211 on: September 04, 2020, 10:39:12 AM »
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I was unhappy with how the first staging loop module turned out so I pulled it down and put more supports and a set of legs in



Now she isn`t going anywhere

Yesterday I laid down the cork for the 9 return loops, and then promptly ran out of cork




I also think I figured out how the staging ladders will be laid out. I`m using Atlas #10s for now but they may get replaced with handlaid turnouts in the future.

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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #212 on: September 04, 2020, 11:01:32 AM »
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Go Cory go!

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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #213 on: September 04, 2020, 01:01:09 PM »
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For roadbed under the staging yard tracks, did you consider using cork sheet, which can be had in 2' x 3' sections?

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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #214 on: September 04, 2020, 01:32:06 PM »
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For roadbed under the staging yard tracks, did you consider using cork sheet, which can be had in 2' x 3' sections?

That’s just cruel since he’s already glued down the strips.

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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #215 on: September 04, 2020, 03:00:16 PM »
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That’s just cruel since he’s already glued down the strips.
Well, it was either that or ask if he knew about the clearance sale on #10 turnouts at BLW.

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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #216 on: September 04, 2020, 03:03:36 PM »
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For roadbed under the staging yard tracks, did you consider using cork sheet, which can be had in 2' x 3' sections?

Or just using a single width under each track

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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #217 on: September 04, 2020, 03:03:37 PM »
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looking good, Cody
digging the return loop and all the tracks for storage
especially noted the carpentry skills on the framework
great stuff


sincerely
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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #218 on: September 04, 2020, 03:51:01 PM »
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For roadbed under the staging yard tracks, did you consider using cork sheet, which can be had in 2' x 3' sections?

Yep, but I wanted to use the strips so I could follow the radius curves I already marked out on the ply.

I used the 1/8" x 3-1/4" x 36" sheets for the main body of the yard.

Or just using a single width under each track

I debated that too...
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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #219 on: September 06, 2020, 09:05:00 PM »
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With the cork down it was time to lay the 9 loops

The outer most Mainline running loop is code 55 the rest is PECO code 80.

I started with the reversing loop which is controlled by a handlaid code 80 switch my father built for our old layout.


After that I got busy with the other 8 loops


Everything is laid down and glued in place, I used carpet seam sealer for the glue, it gives a good bond but if I ever want to rip the track back up its easy to do


I also had to test and see how many 85' cars the reversing loop could handle,
20 cars which should be fine, the loop is about 10' 6" long and I want to limit trains to under 9' 6"

Next up was laying down the keystone of RO interlocking
3 code 55 Hand laid switches my father made for our old layout



I`m happy I could reuse them in the new layout, this was where they sat on the old layout



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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #220 on: September 09, 2020, 02:06:12 PM »
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All those staging tracks sure do bring back memories...


Mostly memories of not having to box up all my rolling stock when I wanted to run a different train...

Looking really good, Cody.
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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #221 on: September 12, 2020, 09:44:17 PM »
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Soldered up both of the ladder tracks last night used 12 atlas #10s the only non handlaided turnouts on the layout, most where reused from @seusscaboose `s layout he recently decommissioned

Plan is to use 12 Cobalt switch machines to power these plus 7 more for the lead tracks off the main.

Thatll exhaust my stock so I'll need to order more before I work on the TBD steel Industry but the the main goal is getting the mains and staging up ASAP.
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Re: CodyO`s Pennsy Modular 16'X4'
« Reply #222 on: September 12, 2020, 10:14:58 PM »
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All those staging tracks sure do bring back memories...

Mostly memories of not having to box up all my rolling stock when I wanted to run a different train...

Looking really good, Cody.
Lee

Thanks Lee thats my main point of this expansion I was tired of moving trains off and on!
Hopefully 200' of staging will resolve this
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