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Re: C&S Clear Creek and High Lines
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2019, 05:56:40 PM »
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So this is going to be in Nn3?

That is the plan.
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Re: C&S Clear Creek and High Lines
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2019, 06:12:15 PM »
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That is the plan.

Wow, more power to ya.  I'd go blind trying to work in Nn3.  Are you going to hand lay the track?  Looking forward to seeing it come together.

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Re: C&S Clear Creek and High Lines
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2019, 09:07:24 PM »
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Honestly before you build anything I'd set up a loop of track and run whatever Nn3 loco you have to make sure your happy with that.

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Re: C&S Clear Creek and High Lines
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2019, 09:09:22 PM »
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Honestly before you build anything I'd set up a loop of track and run whatever Nn3 loco you have to make sure your happy with that.

I have a feeling this has been done already...   :D
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Re: C&S Clear Creek and High Lines
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2019, 09:30:01 PM »
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Oh when carry on. I gave up on Nn3 steam locos.

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Re: C&S Clear Creek and High Lines
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2019, 10:24:37 PM »
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Honestly before you build anything I'd set up a loop of track and run whatever Nn3 loco you have to make sure your happy with that.

Oh yes, that has been done. I picked up my MT #5 over a year ago, broke her in, and it now runs pretty nicely. I’ve got it reliably down to 15 SMPH. I know it’s still a bit fast for the prototype, but it’s slow enough that it will take real time to traverse the planned loops and curves.



Hey @Shipsure how about a rerun that includes #9? :D
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Re: C&S Clear Creek and High Lines
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2019, 07:27:53 PM »
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Great theme!

Just wondering if you're going to add any additional spurs?

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Re: C&S Clear Creek and High Lines
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2019, 08:22:47 PM »
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Not planning to. There were several in Idaho Springs, but this layout isn’t really meant to be ops-centric. I think the point-to-point design will provide just enough uncoupling/coupling/shifting to keep it interesting if I want to operate, and the continuous running option allows for roundy-rounding if I just want to railfan.
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Re: C&S Clear Creek and High Lines
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2019, 06:47:50 AM »
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I rode the Georetown loop 2 summers ago....nice ride

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Re: C&S Clear Creek and High Lines
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2019, 06:51:50 PM »
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Got to plugging away at the plan for a bit.  I had two goals: Improve visibility up Clear Creek under the Devil's Gate Viaduct, and increase the distance between the hidden track and the "to Denver" track at the lower left side of Como to reduce the grade of the eventual landform.



I lose the siding in Idaho Springs, which is where I was going to keep the passenger train.  I might keep it there anyway, since the hidden line is just a continuous running contingency, and I can easily move it.
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Re: C&S Clear Creek and High Lines
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2019, 09:41:14 PM »
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FYI There is an MTL C&S #7 up on ebay right now.

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Re: C&S Clear Creek and High Lines
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2019, 01:04:18 AM »
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Yup, saw that. I’m good on power right now. Those things ain’t cheap. Now if MT were to do another release with #9...
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