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ednadolski

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Re: Concrete Tie strip for N Scale and Code 40 Rail
« Reply #285 on: July 18, 2021, 11:36:06 PM »
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It's still subtle.

Simple and subtle are exactly what I am looking for :)

On my little Loop layout, I built the Walong siding 1/32" lower than the parallel mainline.   The effect was very hard for most folks even to notice, but to my eye it still was enough to see something which was subtle even on the prototype.

In your vid there, I think the camera angle make is easiest to see the SE effect on the first curve after the bridge.

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Re: Concrete Tie strip for N Scale and Code 40 Rail
« Reply #286 on: July 19, 2021, 12:50:49 AM »
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Nice video Mike. 

Here is a quick & dirty shot of the S curves through Allard, just upgrade from Tunnel 2:



If you look closely you can make out the SE transitions, and you can also see how the foreground ties sit above the cork by .020".

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Re: Concrete Tie strip for N Scale and Code 40 Rail
« Reply #287 on: July 19, 2021, 12:19:20 PM »
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How does the SE look with equipment on it?

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Re: Concrete Tie strip for N Scale and Code 40 Rail
« Reply #288 on: July 21, 2021, 02:51:06 PM »
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It's pretty subtle:



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Re: Concrete Tie strip for N Scale and Code 40 Rail
« Reply #289 on: July 21, 2021, 06:41:24 PM »
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It's pretty subtle:



Subtle but effective. Really looks good,  Gary. It's much easier to notice with tall rolling stock on the curve.
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Re: Concrete Tie strip for N Scale and Code 40 Rail
« Reply #290 on: July 21, 2021, 11:57:57 PM »
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Subtle, even with double stacks.  These pics are one with vs. one without the SE  (leaving it as an exercise to the viewer to decide which is which.... sorry the DOF is not very good).






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Re: Concrete Tie strip for N Scale and Code 40 Rail
« Reply #291 on: July 22, 2021, 10:24:36 AM »
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I'm going to guess that the closer curve has the SE, based on what appears to be a slight lean in the first well car.  But either way, it's subtle.

As long as you're thinking about tapering the ties, it occurs to me that you're in the unique position of being able to do the proper thing of lowering the inner rail rather that raising the outer rail.  That might be fun to experiment with.

[BTW, what's with the 1:1 scale covered hopper ladder in the background?  :P]
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Re: Concrete Tie strip for N Scale and Code 40 Rail
« Reply #292 on: July 22, 2021, 02:41:53 PM »
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you're in the unique position of being able to do the proper thing of lowering the inner rail rather that raising the outer rail.

Interesting, I never knew it was like that.  For modeling that would mean that the tangent track needs the 0.020" spacers under each rail.  I guess that could be done with flextrack too.


[BTW, what's with the 1:1 scale covered hopper ladder in the background?  :P]

Colorado building codes again.... that's a fire escape ladder that the builders have to put into the basement window wells (even if the space is unfinished).

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Re: Concrete Tie strip for N Scale and Code 40 Rail
« Reply #293 on: July 27, 2021, 05:07:20 PM »
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Interesting, I never knew it was like that.  For modeling that would mean that the tangent track needs the 0.020" spacers under each rail.  I guess that could be done with flextrack too.


Colorado building codes again.... that's a fire escape ladder that the builders have to put into the basement window wells (even if the space is unfinished).

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Not just Colorado, I think it's in the national code for fire egress. I had to have them in Utah and I think it's for any window well that's more than 30" deep.
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