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Re: SP Lufkin Sub Engineering Report
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2017, 01:22:32 AM »
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Marshall,


How about a switch lead off the ladder near the main on the right side, so you don't have to foul the main all the time.  Unless that's Espee practice...
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Re: SP Lufkin Sub Engineering Report
« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2017, 06:12:00 PM »
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Marshall,


How about a switch lead off the ladder near the main on the right side, so you don't have to foul the main all the time.  Unless that's Espee practice...

Well the prototype yard did not have a switch lead. Also since with the elimination of staging there will be very limited thru trains so it should not be an issue. I did flip Lufkin and Corrigan 180 from their respective prototypes to allow with switching not to interfere with each other.
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Re: SP Lufkin Sub Engineering Report
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2017, 10:48:28 PM »
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I made some more progress toward starting construction on this layout. I took advantage of the long weekend and got a head start on clearing space on the long wall of the garage. It did not get a before picture, but here is what is looks like now. I can actually walk around now. The upright freezer is going to a new home later this week. The chest freezer (aka beer fridge) will stay; the layout will be above. I am still looking for a new home for the 1971 radial arm saw on the far end, so once that is gone I will rearrange some of my signage on the wall and get the benchwork started.
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Re: SP Lufkin Sub Engineering Report
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2017, 10:39:05 PM »
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Received a pair of Life Like SW1200s today that I won on Ebay. These will be the power for the MSCA just like the prototype. I also have an undecorated Athearn bay window caboose in the closet to go along with these; if I can find it.  :D
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Re: SP Lufkin Sub Engineering Report
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2017, 05:25:59 PM »
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I braved the Texas heat yesterday afternoon and ripped a sheet of 1/2" plywood into 3" strips. It was a nice 100 degrees outside and a cool 88 degrees in the garage. Miles was good helper and was practicing his tape measuring skills.  :D

The plan is to build L-girder benchwork that will support the layout sections. The legs will have casters and levelers so I can roll it around the garage as needed. The layout sections will be box frames, but see need to determine the sizes and number of the sections. I am thinking 4 sections that will be roughly 3.5' x 3.5', but think they might be bit too big to handle. 






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