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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #105 on: April 23, 2020, 06:24:18 PM »
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  @johnb Is that the same T.H.E.R.R. that is seen on another forum ?


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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #107 on: April 30, 2020, 12:25:45 PM »
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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #108 on: May 12, 2020, 01:03:44 PM »
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I have now learned why railroads hate foamers...the electricians from Laguna de los Borrachos worked in the Washington Blvd yard this cool 80° morning  (I live in the middle of the Sonoran Desert) and while wiring up the extension (all black feeders are on the rails and all red feeders are tinned), one of the electricians put their Double IPA  down  a little hard and that part of the yard (and the floor below) was covered in foam. These darn foamers sure make a mess. The electricians were also drinking Jameson...I really need to hire a new  electrician...

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #109 on: May 18, 2020, 08:07:38 PM »
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I have finally got a brass locomotive! It took me almost 44 years to get one, but finally! The locomotive is an Oriental Limited Southern Pacific C-8 with a modified pilot that has a Micro Trains coupler.



I have also picked up a Micro Trains Southern Pacific tank car runner pack.

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #110 on: May 19, 2020, 01:33:45 AM »
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One word @johnb , Neolube. 
2nd paragraph; cool loco, congrats.
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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #111 on: May 19, 2020, 02:00:55 AM »
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One word @johnb , Neolube. 
2nd paragraph; cool loco, congrats.
thanks, and I was thinking the same thing

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #112 on: May 19, 2020, 05:38:55 PM »
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John,

Congrats on the brass, that's a nice looking locomotive.

Scott
There's a prototype for everything.
If you can't make it perfect, make it adjustable.
DCC is not plug-n-play.

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #113 on: May 19, 2020, 07:10:18 PM »
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How does it run? I have the UP version of this loco with a short Vandy, and it’s a good runner. Still need to convert it to DCC...and plan to do all wheel tender pickup....
Otto K.

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #114 on: May 19, 2020, 08:14:19 PM »
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How does it run? I have the UP version of this loco with a short Vandy, and it’s a good runner. Still need to convert it to DCC...and plan to do all wheel tender pickup....
Otto K.
good, for the 6 inches that I have ran it

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #115 on: May 22, 2020, 06:08:37 PM »
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I started to wire up the yard today, I soldered all of the feeders and ran the main bus. I only got one set of tracks wired (the main) before I ran out of connectors.


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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #116 on: May 23, 2020, 04:40:23 PM »
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I realize that this is not prototypical paperwork for the Pacific Electric, but this is for a model railroad, and I am using artwork from an era correct notepad

This is in Excel, so it can be edited as needed. I also plan to draw up a SPINS (Southern Pacific Industrial Numbing System, a map of all tracks) sheet for the branch, that is why there is a SPINS column, to match up with the track number.

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #117 on: May 26, 2020, 01:12:08 PM »
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I only have to wire up the freight station and engine house track, I have SPST switches for these, so I can store locos on them and still operate the layout. The soon to be laid staging track will be wired. I have also painted all of the track, up next is ground cover. I am really thinking about using Arizona Rock dirts and ballast in the yard, I have only used Woodland Scenics ballast, and it is a pain to work with when you glue it down.

I have also painted the tracks with Krylon camouflage brown, and I have drawn up the SPINS for Playa Desnuda. I plane to use these as a control panel and a diagram panel.


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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #118 on: May 29, 2020, 09:47:17 PM »
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A buddy of mine who lives in Chandler was kind enough to print out a few wig wags for me.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4043395/files

I used some really old Floquil Old Silver that is still good. About the time they were just about dry, my Great Dane walks by the table and his jowl catches one, fortunately it landed on the floor. On a side note, my 2-8-0 pulled a 23 car train! Now I need to do some more track cleaning

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Re: Playa Desnuda Branch of the Pacific Electric
« Reply #119 on: May 30, 2020, 01:17:11 AM »
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