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Re: T-TRAK: PRR MG Interlocking
« Reply #105 on: May 11, 2020, 11:55:52 AM »
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All of this could have been avoided if @robert3985 just made all the turnouts for me.

I do have to say, those hand laid numbers are sexy AF.


But moving along...reality is setting in. If I were to use the hawt double track end caps, my look would be 48"x 96".   I am wondering if that's too much space for me. I may have to scale back and use the ugly single tracks.

The double track pieces are all concrete ties, right?
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Re: T-TRAK: PRR MG Interlocking
« Reply #106 on: May 11, 2020, 12:22:40 PM »
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The double track pieces are all concrete ties, right?

They are. 

I'm going a mile a minute here in my brain and @Ed Kapuscinski  and I are going to find a way to make it work.

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Re: T-TRAK: PRR MG Interlocking
« Reply #107 on: May 11, 2020, 12:35:08 PM »
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They are. 

I'm going a mile a minute here in my brain and @Ed Kapuscinski  and I are going to find a way to make it work.

Consider this...  Assuming you can find a 4 x 8 foot area in the basement, the greater curve radius should be a whole lot nicer to your equipment.  While I was able to run my M1s on a 13.75" radius curve on the old JD, they did so begrudgingly rather than happily.
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Re: T-TRAK: PRR MG Interlocking
« Reply #108 on: May 11, 2020, 12:55:34 PM »
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But wait... A proto interlocking alone would fill your basement, and then some... those turnouts would be, what, #20s? :trollface:
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Re: T-TRAK: PRR MG Interlocking
« Reply #109 on: May 11, 2020, 03:13:18 PM »
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Don't worry. It'll all fit.

Josh just had to work up to it.

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Re: T-TRAK: PRR MG Interlocking
« Reply #110 on: May 11, 2020, 05:40:23 PM »
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Best brick material I have used was from the (long gone) Holgate & Reynolds. It was oversize, but looked great!

I agree....While browsing the scratch building raw material shelves at my local brick and mortar hobby shop, these dusty old sheets were hiding under a bunch of sheet wood & sheet styrene. Should be more than enough for my expected use. Don’t remember if he charged me the sticker price or not lol

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Re: T-TRAK: PRR MG Interlocking
« Reply #111 on: May 11, 2020, 05:44:50 PM »
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All of this could have been avoided if @robert3985 just made all the turnouts for me.

IKR, @robert3985 's work is what convinced me to "break the ice" and handlay code 40 switches.  If I can do it after a few failures, anyone can.

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Re: T-TRAK: PRR MG Interlocking
« Reply #112 on: May 11, 2020, 06:40:06 PM »
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Don't worry. It'll all fit.

Josh just had to work up to it.

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Re: T-TRAK: PRR MG Interlocking
« Reply #113 on: May 11, 2020, 08:43:43 PM »
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Don't worry. It'll all fit.

Josh just had to work up to it.

Ahh...the dentate line. Exhale slowly and push...

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Re: T-TRAK: PRR MG Interlocking
« Reply #114 on: May 11, 2020, 08:55:48 PM »
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I agree....While browsing the scratch building raw material shelves at my local brick and mortar hobby shop, these dusty old sheets were hiding under a bunch of sheet wood & sheet styrene. Should be more than enough for my expected use. Don’t remember if he charged me the sticker price or not lol



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Re: T-TRAK: PRR MG Interlocking
« Reply #115 on: May 11, 2020, 09:05:44 PM »
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Hey men get it past that pressure zone.

Anyways, the big'uns will fit nicely. Just had to take some measurements.
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Re: T-TRAK: PRR MG Interlocking
« Reply #116 on: May 13, 2020, 10:39:00 PM »
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Did some more work on MG today. I think I'm about done with the bricks.
There is a lot of subtle blending of colors. I started with a base paint, then painted different shades of individual bricks and did a wash for mortar. Eventually, after more layers and colored washed, I decided I needed to emphasize the mortar again. I used gray oil paints (the artist tube kind) and the super fine particles and long working time really helped.
For the runoff stains, I painted bricks dark gray, then drybrushed them to blend. Then I tweaked with black pencil and drybrushed in some red brown.






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Re: T-TRAK: PRR MG Interlocking
« Reply #117 on: May 14, 2020, 02:16:48 AM »
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But wait... A proto interlocking alone would fill your basement, and then some... those turnouts would be, what, #20s? :trollface:
#15. The distance between the signal bridges on either side of MG tower would be just under 9' for N scale.

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Re: T-TRAK: PRR MG Interlocking
« Reply #118 on: May 20, 2020, 07:57:40 PM »
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I emailed the module company, CMR, to see if they would make a double depth corner endcap module for me.
Long story short, one of the owners called me, already saw what I was doing with MG, and now I'm adding Cassandra modules to the other side of the loop.
Heading up tomorrow to pick them up and test them out!

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Re: T-TRAK: PRR MG Interlocking
« Reply #119 on: May 27, 2020, 09:10:36 PM »
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Finally DONE with this.

I added an antenna on the chimney. My shitty soldier job actually worked out to my advantage.
The MG keystones were made of a graphic that the @Ed Kapuscinski made from scratch. I printed these on photo paper and shaved thickness off them with a technique that @Lemosteam suggested. I also added that little vent on the left side.
I painted the rafters brown after talking with some PRRT&HS folks.
I weathered the roof with powders.












« Last Edit: May 29, 2020, 07:58:39 PM by chicken45 »
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Ed Kapucinski
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Ed Kapucinski
Every night, he plants a new tree.
He asks excitedly "Did you say Ménage à Trois?"
No, I said "Ed's Law."