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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2019, 01:25:47 PM »
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So when you're not running trains, you can use it as a Polynesian sex swing!

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2019, 01:48:06 PM »
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So... Coal country...
Does this mean big consists of MP15s?
Unless there's a decision to further backdate so that the scene at Weigh Scales would look like this:


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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2019, 02:21:40 PM »
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Unless there's a decision to further backdate so that the scene at Weigh Scales would look like this:



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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2019, 02:35:11 PM »
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Hopefully BLI will do the PRR I1sa for that very reason!!!
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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2019, 02:53:51 PM »
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In all seriousness though, I'm actually pretty stoked about my leg plans.

I'm reusing the 2x4s from the old layout screwed into cleats that run across the bottom of the doors.

Then, for added rigidity I'm using heavy duty shelf brackets for rigidity and to keep the bottom as clear as possible. I'm doing lateral cross members at the bases too.

The legs have NTRAK style t nut adjusters on the bottom which will sit on plastic cups to spread the load a bit.

Going to go assemble them now.

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2019, 04:49:14 PM »
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Hopefully BLI will do the PRR I1sa for that very reason!!!

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2019, 05:57:12 PM »
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I'm gonna reuse the chains that were hiding up above the drop ceiling. Don't know what they were from before but they end up about waist high.


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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2019, 06:10:09 PM »
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Also, determined rail height will be about 47". It feels just about right.

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2019, 07:48:31 PM »
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So what does “JFRTM” stand for? I can’t figure it out...

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2019, 07:50:41 PM »
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Just fu__ing run trains man or more, perhaps.
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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2019, 08:00:43 PM »
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Should we get into how much more stable the layout would be... around the walls  :trollface:

Now go some track, hurry up run!

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2019, 08:28:12 PM »
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Just fu__ing run trains man or more, perhaps.

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2019, 09:45:45 PM »
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Just a few more T-Trak modules and you'll be up and running trains in no time.

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2019, 09:54:47 PM »
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No pictures of the chains?   :trollface:

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Re: Conrail up in Coal Country
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2019, 10:52:02 AM »
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A railhead height of approximately 48" from the floor should be good.  I can't remember where I set the Seaboard Central 3.0, but I would guess that it's along the lines of the v2.0, which was 48" to the bottom of the HCD and put the 0" railhead elevation at approximately 52".  That's great for viewing, but sometimes it's not so great for switching, especially if there's reach into the layout involved.  Unless I'm operating cars right at the edge of the layout, I sometimes get the footstool out to help me get a better view of the coupling/uncoupling.  Of course, you don't use Sergent Engineering couplers, so this might not be as much of an issue for you.  But, again, I think the chosen railhead elevation of 48" from the floor should work for you.

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