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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2022, 08:33:47 AM »
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"Infrastructure"



All the curbs are down, all sidewalks are glued in place. Everything is painted. I really doubt I will add markings to the road because I don't think there were any back in the 1940's.

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Oh and that huge box for my strip styrene. I went to Hobby Lobby today to get primer and they now carry Everygreen, even had the size I needed. I could have just drove a mile and had all this done days ago. Oh well.

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #61 on: January 13, 2022, 09:19:01 AM »
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Just drop some yellow stop signs around. Or you can find the 1930s or 1940s editions of the MUTCD and try to figure out things from there…

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2022, 02:43:20 PM »
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Wow, that film is a gem!!! Inspiration for many a mini-layout!
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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #63 on: January 15, 2022, 06:08:16 AM »
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Adding grab irons was fun. Yeah keep telling yourself that.



There is a missing vertical post that goes in front of the door. Just leaving it off right now while I work on it.

And I will be using 2004 couplers inside a 1015 box. This is not needed, but if I mount the coupler lower it give me more meat to screw into.

Also I gave up on double worm reduction. It would have worked, but when I moved the vertical motor back .040" it made the vertical worm rub right on the center wheel flange. And I wanted to let the center wheel have some side play for sharp curves.  So I'll be able to fit a 40 tooth gear on the lay shaft and a 8 tooth gear on the horizontal motor. That will give me an even 100:1 ratio. I can live with that.  :)

Still 3 worms though  :P  what do I win?
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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #64 on: January 15, 2022, 06:41:43 AM »
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Still 3 worms though  :P  what do I win?


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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #65 on: January 15, 2022, 07:10:42 AM »
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LOL oops I posted the above to the wrong thread  :facepalm:

I'll keep it here though to keep those extra votes   :ashat:

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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #66 on: January 15, 2022, 09:51:11 AM »
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Nope it is 3D printed wall sections that I already had. I just shaped them to fit and pushed or pulled a few random bricks to make it look beat up. The curb is part of the print.

It never occurred to me to 3D print a cobblestone surface. Tried laser-cutting but the edges are a little rough, especially with black styrene. I might try this for the Brooklyn module. I’ve already decided to use a portable scanner to get the contour of the street tracks more accurate.
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Re: Erie Canal Branch Mini Layout N scale
« Reply #67 on: January 15, 2022, 10:01:59 AM »
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It never occurred to me to 3D print a cobblestone surface. Tried laser-cutting but the edges are a little rough, especially with black styrene. I might try this for the Brooklyn module. I’ve already decided to use a portable scanner to get the contour of the street tracks more accurate.

Ha that is why I asked you about the sanding the cobbles. But some digging found no cobble roads in this area, they were all brick. BTW I did try using the air eraser and looked the same as sandpaper.