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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #255 on: April 12, 2019, 06:07:05 PM »
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Rummaging through more boxes and pulled together some of the parts I'll need to build my roundhouse.  A few more parts to find, but I was,surprised at how much I have in stock!

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« Reply #256 on: April 13, 2019, 09:18:54 PM »
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That's the model at the Science Museum that now occupies the building.  I can print the window grids on acetate.
Wonder what can use for the dome?
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That looks a lot like a model I saw when I brought my modules to a get-together in the Science Museum at Richmond several years ago, which the organizers called an "unconvention".  We were set up in a tent under the concourse on the far side from the model pictures you show.  I talked with the builder, and he said he made the dome from a hard hat belonging to a toy called Bob the Builder, a character from a kids' TV show.  Will that help?
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #257 on: April 14, 2019, 08:57:19 AM »
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Actually, the model in my photo is 1/8" scale... about HO, and was built in 1924 by the RF&P's pattern maker to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the station.  It is displayed in the Rotunda as you enter the museum.
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #258 on: April 14, 2019, 07:30:35 PM »
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Rummaging through more boxes and pulled together some of the parts I'll need to build my roundhouse.  A few more parts to find, but I was,surprised at how much I have in stock!


Yeah I had that built too, once upon a wannabe time...  :( :facepalm:

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #259 on: April 16, 2019, 10:01:02 AM »
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Ordered the stuff to build the TTrak style return loop at the right end of the track plan.
Debating whether to do two corner modules or one endcap... for all practical purposes, I only need an endcap, which saves me on the wiring components... but the corners provide for more flexibility downstream... Hmmm.





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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #260 on: April 16, 2019, 12:12:33 PM »
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #261 on: April 16, 2019, 02:21:58 PM »
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Coin toss, really. So many competing pros and cons. I think if it was me, I'd do the two 90s, since, as you say, it offers more flexibility. FWIW.

 
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #262 on: April 16, 2019, 02:51:32 PM »
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^^^^ This... unless you’re looking for a unified scene to model for the combined modules.

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #263 on: April 16, 2019, 04:11:29 PM »
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Do the 90s. If you want to be cheap, put the electrical feeders in the middle.

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #264 on: April 16, 2019, 04:45:09 PM »
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There's a solution that had plum evaded me... Brilliant!

I'll work out a supporting frame design that will work for two 90s...  As for the scenery, I'll have to work that out yet.  Might be a good place for some "negative space" for the photographers...

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #265 on: April 16, 2019, 10:42:13 PM »
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #266 on: April 17, 2019, 04:59:25 AM »
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As for the scenery, I'll have to work that out yet.  Might be a good place for some "negative space" for the photographers...
With a barn and a farmhouse on the inside of the tracks, you could make a really condensed version of Helmstetter's Curve.

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #267 on: April 17, 2019, 08:31:44 AM »
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It would make sense given its potential proximity to the Cumberland Station on occasion... But I'm also thinking Sabillasville, with its highway underpass at the apex of the curve...


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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #268 on: April 17, 2019, 08:34:26 AM »
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Ordered the stuff to build the TTrak style return loop at the right end of the track plan.
Debating whether to do two corner modules or one endcap... for all practical purposes, I only need an endcap, which saves me on the wiring components... but the corners provide for more flexibility downstream... Hmmm
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End Cap. Less bolts to fiddle with....
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #269 on: April 17, 2019, 08:36:19 AM »
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...I'm also thinking Sabillasville, with its highway underpass at the apex of the curve...

Yes, this. You're right on the edge of a dense mass of railroading, so a sudden shift to "nothingness" might be jarring.
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