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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0 - A design discussion
« Reply #480 on: February 21, 2024, 07:37:31 AM »
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Agree with @John

Those curved turnouts can be finicky, and having it across a joint like that could be trouble.

I suggest you carve out the foam and put a solid run of it under the turnout if that's the best location for the alignment (which it looks like it is).
You might also re-frame around it to create a pocket where the tortoise can go.  A little bit of work now, but much easier than after it becomes a problem.

An ounce of prevention and all that...

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0 - A design discussion
« Reply #481 on: February 21, 2024, 09:30:14 AM »
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yeah, I have some final positioning of track and turnouts to do.  Basically wanted to get all the noisy work out of the way so I'd be able to lay track at night.  Then I ended up going to bed early anyways  :D

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0 - A design discussion
« Reply #482 on: February 21, 2024, 10:52:02 PM »
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Current status of Spring Grove.  Mainline is corked almost to the turnout location for the coal track.  To the right is 180* turn back loop to head towards Porters Sideling



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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0 - A design discussion
« Reply #483 on: February 22, 2024, 11:42:54 PM »
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Track crew set a record tonight, securing track from Botts, thru Spring Grove, and approaching Thoman Dr just outside of Porters Sideling.  Yes, I left the curved turnout in the same location.  :facepalm:  I'm going to run things for a while and see how it goes.  This turnout can be reached from the end of the peninsula and will be controlled with a slide switch, no tortoise needed.  I'll save the I told ya so in my model railroad file for if and when that day comes I have to tear it out and rework the ground underneath.  But hey, the track crew needs some job security right ?
 


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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0 - A design discussion
« Reply #484 on: February 23, 2024, 06:04:03 AM »
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I'll save the I told ya so in my model railroad file for if and when that day comes I have to tear it out and rework the ground underneath.  But hey, the track crew needs some job security right ?

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0 - A design discussion
« Reply #485 on: February 25, 2024, 12:10:13 PM »
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Added inbound/outbound storage track for PH Glatfelter last night.  YorkRail road job will pick up/drop off cars for inside the mill on this track west of the plant.  Plant switcher will come out and grab inbounds/drop off outbounds using this siding.


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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0 - A design discussion
« Reply #486 on: March 02, 2024, 09:50:09 PM »
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Working on how to connect Porters Sideling to the southbound leg to Emory Grove and Glyndon





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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0 - A design discussion
« Reply #487 on: March 03, 2024, 12:45:20 AM »
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Double Wyes amuse me.
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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0 - A design discussion
« Reply #488 on: March 08, 2024, 07:23:28 PM »
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More trackwork today


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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0 - A design discussion
« Reply #489 on: March 08, 2024, 08:56:36 PM »
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I'll be delivering your industrial trackage tomorrow.
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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0 - A design discussion
« Reply #490 on: March 09, 2024, 11:44:24 PM »
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Porters Sideling got about 85% of the track laid tonight.  Need another section of benchwork to finish out the west end.



And while digging thru another old thread to find something, I stumbled on the original PS on my first layout.



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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0 - A design discussion
« Reply #491 on: March 11, 2024, 11:10:05 PM »
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Looks like you are making rapid progress!  Keep up the good work - I am very much enjoying this thread. Bob

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0 - A design discussion
« Reply #492 on: March 12, 2024, 01:26:31 PM »
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Looking fabulous!

I do think you are well beyond the "Design Discussion" phase!  :D

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0 - A design discussion
« Reply #493 on: March 12, 2024, 04:40:08 PM »
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This is a 24x40 basement to fill, plenty of room for design discussion.  Right now I'm basically going with flow and drawing ideas on cardboard

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0 - Building Phase 1
« Reply #494 on: March 16, 2024, 10:13:29 AM »
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First siding goes into PH Glatfelter.  This is the slurry track for coating materials.  To the left of the crossover, there are 2 spots for boxcars though currently they aren't used very often.