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ednadolski

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Re: Constructing a Detailed Proto:48 Turnout From Scratch
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2021, 01:06:08 AM »
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It's going to be super hard to distinguish this from a proto turnout when it's done.

Yikes, nothing like setting a high bar on expectations....  :scared:

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Re: Constructing a Detailed Proto:48 Turnout From Scratch
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2021, 09:18:15 PM »
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I've been busy with a few other efforts, but did get the points on this turnout into place and functional (using the throwbars from Irish Tracklayer, which AFAICT are not available any more).   Here are a view quick vids of MRL 132 testing them out 'in action'.....  I am planning to post some better pics of the point areas after I have installed the rail braces and other details.




Hopefully it also is going to be time for some paint and ballast soon... ;)


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Re: Constructing a Detailed Proto:48 Turnout From Scratch
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2021, 10:32:13 PM »
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Nice! I’d love to see photos of the point areas and the linkage to the ground throw (is it caboose?) I have a couple packs of the Irish Rack layer throw rods I guard cautiously waiting for the real layout.

That’s a sweet locomotive too! What brand is it? What decoder do you have in it?

Cheers
Greg

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Re: Constructing a Detailed Proto:48 Turnout From Scratch
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2021, 09:53:28 AM »
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@gregamer yes, that is a Caboose Industries throw (the N scale one, I believe).  The loco is based on the Red Caboose shell with a bunch of additional stuff, there is a build thread w/details & pics here:  https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=31130.msg343427#msg343427

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Re: Constructing a Detailed Proto:48 Turnout From Scratch
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2021, 09:33:29 AM »
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So, a few thoughts:

I miss rail squeal.

You need to install an interior in that geep. I could see out the grill through the cab.  ;)

But I mean, it really is gorgeous.


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Re: Constructing a Detailed Proto:48 Turnout From Scratch
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2021, 06:20:06 PM »
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You need to install an interior in that geep. I could see out the grill through the cab.  ;)


This ^.

With an engineer and interior, it would be hard to determine if it was real or a model. Beautiful model.
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Re: Constructing a Detailed Proto:48 Turnout From Scratch
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2021, 06:53:01 PM »
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For now I'm not planning to retro-fit this model (too many other priorities), but if you have any proto pics of a comparable cab interior, I can use them for planning the "next one" (and yes I do have a shell and other parts) ;)

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Re: Constructing a Detailed Proto:48 Turnout From Scratch
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2021, 07:00:29 PM »
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I could see out the grill through the cab.  ;)

Oy, the perils of making see-thru parts....  I could just put some black tape over the insides of the grilles the next time I have the shell off.... :D

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Re: Constructing a Detailed Proto:48 Turnout From Scratch
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2021, 11:02:30 AM »
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Oy, the perils of making see-thru parts....  I could just put some black tape over the insides of the grilles the next time I have the shell off.... :D

Don't be a chicken! Add in some shutters and radiator cores. That's the reason you're doing O, isn't it?


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Re: Constructing a Detailed Proto:48 Turnout From Scratch
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2021, 12:04:23 AM »
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That's the reason you're doing O, isn't it?

Alas, even chickens have to prioritize... ;)