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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0
« Reply #495 on: March 17, 2024, 04:04:42 PM »
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Second liftout is in place, thus completing track work for phase one.  This connects Porters Sideling and Woodensburg/Emory Grove sections of the layout.  I'll cut the tracks once everything is set and dried.



Now I'll turn my attention to getting PH Glatfelter trackage figured out.

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0
« Reply #496 on: March 17, 2024, 07:09:00 PM »
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How did you build the liftout? I've got one coming up that I'll need to build.

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0
« Reply #497 on: March 18, 2024, 03:17:29 PM »
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@garethashenden , here's a few additional shots.  I made the approaches the same width as the liftout, installing those first.  Cut the liftout to fit.  Cut a board 8" longer than the liftout to act as a stop.  Screw all into place.  Lay the foam all the way across, cut to fit including cut at the liftout joints, lay cork, install track.  Cut blocks for the liftout to sit on and attach to the bottom of the approaches.  Allow everything to dry.  After drying, take track razor saw/dremel/etc to cut your rails, cork.  I'm going to get 2 screw knobs that will screw in from the front into T nuts installed in the rear of front approach thru the board I attached to the front to secure everything, and allow easy removal.




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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0
« Reply #498 on: March 19, 2024, 04:23:58 PM »
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Tracks going in at PHG.



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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0
« Reply #499 on: March 20, 2024, 12:07:16 PM »
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I used a hinged drop leaf for my access points.

It was a pretty simple operation.  A hinge at one end, and a barrel bolt at the other.

All the wiring was connected at the hinge side, and I used a 6-pin phone jack to provide continuity at the open end.



When it dropped down, the aisle was clear, and I added some 1/4 x 1.5" trim stock to protect the track.  At the open end, I cut two rerailers in half to ensure good tracking through the joint.  The barrel bolt held the shelf snug against the bottom of the tunnel portal, which ensured vertical alignment.




Painted, ballasted and scenicked, it was actually pretty photogenic from the right angle.



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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0
« Reply #500 on: March 20, 2024, 12:11:28 PM »
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I used the same concept to cross a little used closet door, with a much more complex track plan through the fuel racks and ready tracks next to the round house.  (You might still have that chunk)



Despite the hard angles and odd shape of the deck, it worked flawlessly.



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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0
« Reply #501 on: March 20, 2024, 03:42:09 PM »
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Spring Grove mocked up today


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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0
« Reply #502 on: March 22, 2024, 10:52:41 PM »
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And Spring Grove installed today



Just need to lay the chemical tracks behind the "Black Shed" and the switch lead (out the bottom of the photo) which in real life is the ex-PRR main line and the paper mill will be on line again.

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0
« Reply #503 on: March 23, 2024, 11:11:45 PM »
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Chemical tracks and switch lead installed this evening.  A few feet of track every night  :trollface:

Car already lining up at the Black Shed off the old Pennsy main



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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0
« Reply #504 on: March 29, 2024, 01:55:07 PM »
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Dropped feeders and hooked up to the bus.  Naturally I had to run a train to test things out


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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0
« Reply #505 on: March 31, 2024, 01:58:41 PM »
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I set up a Facebook page for my layout. Feel free to follow along there as well.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61557586273998

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0
« Reply #506 on: April 01, 2024, 12:31:22 AM »
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Kinard Trucking and Georgia Pacific skeletons went up today.



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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0
« Reply #507 on: April 02, 2024, 03:16:40 PM »
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Frito-Lay can start hiring workers







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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0
« Reply #508 on: April 03, 2024, 04:00:07 PM »
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Gordon Recycling is on line


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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0
« Reply #509 on: April 05, 2024, 04:14:39 PM »
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Layout update to stitch all the photos together and how they fit in the basement