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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #360 on: February 05, 2021, 05:15:36 PM »
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Why? Shadow paint jobs are de rigeur for old engines aren't they??

Well, you wouldn't have had an older paint scheme applied over a newer one.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #361 on: February 05, 2021, 08:16:22 PM »
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This is gonna look so good! The trestle scene reminds me of Myra Canyon up here north of the border...
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #362 on: February 05, 2021, 09:16:38 PM »
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This is gonna look so good! The trestle scene reminds me of Myra Canyon up here north of the border...

Thanks!

Another trestle, equally tall, is under construction this weekend.

I've been refining the space between the lower and upper level loops prior to tracklaying.  I've never been one for sequential construction!



The pink foam overhang will be replaced with another tall wooden trestle supporting the upper track.



Another view of the lower trestle.  I'd been calling the lower trestle Hagerman but a miscalculation on my part is requiring the upper trestle to be equally tall.  Given that it's higher up and Hagerman was the highest trestle on the Midland at nearly 11,500 feet above mean sea level, I may start referring to the upper one as Hagerman instead.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #363 on: February 28, 2021, 08:50:44 PM »
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #364 on: February 28, 2021, 09:22:44 PM »
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The scene looks really good. The ties stand out to me (in a good way), what’s the secret sauce on those?  :D
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #365 on: February 28, 2021, 09:25:40 PM »
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The scene looks really good. The ties stand out to me (in a good way), what’s the secret sauce on those?  :D

It's just Peco code 55 with ME 55 bridge track...that's all.  No secret sauce!

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #366 on: February 28, 2021, 09:26:18 PM »
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Damn, wow!   :o

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #367 on: February 28, 2021, 10:41:38 PM »
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Is that a kink where the regular track and bridge track meet at bottom center of your photo, DV?

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #368 on: February 28, 2021, 10:58:30 PM »
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Is that a kink where the regular track and bridge track meet at bottom center of your photo, DV?

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Yes.

I soldered and reworked the f*ck out of that joint over and over again and I'm fearful I may have to rip some of it out.

Thanks for noticin' @davefoxx !  LOL.

FWIW, it causes no running issues whatsoever.........................yet.

EDIT:  Here it is from above...  It’s pretty subtle.  Remember that this is where the Peco code 55 with the bottom web ground off connects to the ME true code 55.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #369 on: February 28, 2021, 11:28:29 PM »
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I’ll admit I noticed some time ago but...I know, believe it or not, knowing your proficiency, I chose not to say anything.
I wonder if that wouldn’t be a good spot for a a couple of PCB ties epoxied to a nail in the foam or one of those
gapmaster tie connectors used for bridging the gap in modules?
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #370 on: February 28, 2021, 11:31:43 PM »
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I’ll admit I noticed some time ago but...I know, believe it or not, knowing your proficiency, I chose not to say anything.
I wonder if that wouldn’t be a good spot for a a couple of PCB ties epoxied to a nail in the foam or one of those
gapmaster tie connectors used for bridging the gap in modules?

Not a bad idea there!

There's also a minor vertical deflection there...apparently when I anchored the trestle, that end was still a hair high.
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #371 on: March 01, 2021, 12:36:15 AM »
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I reworked it a bit more. The T pins are holding the guard rails in place since I had to move them a bit to straighten the running rails.

I feel like I’m gonna call this good enough for now. Everything rolls through it just as smoothly as if there were no joint.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #372 on: March 01, 2021, 07:40:17 PM »
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...the CMRy is my inner Malcolm Furlow coming out.

Too funny!  But seriously, looking very nice!

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #373 on: March 01, 2021, 10:30:24 PM »
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That's one of the best-looking and realistic trestle and gorge scenes I've ever seen modeled. Just some sparse vegetation needed.


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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #374 on: March 04, 2021, 05:48:13 PM »
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Something I share in common with Malcolm Furlow is a disdain for working "sequentially" on layout tasks:



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