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Hiroe

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Updating an older Corridor module
« on: March 20, 2022, 10:47:23 PM »
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Dock Street was one of the first straight modules built for the Corridor project, and hadn't been given much work in the last eight years.
The blunt rail ends all got resoldered as needed, the plugs got redone, and both crossovers got local control switches installed on the underside along the edges, so operators can actually use them to change tracks. I also tuned up the scenery, and redid the catenary poles in preparation for finishing the wire over the front two tracks.

Before:
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Redoing the span wires on the poles meant disassembling the original catenary for repairs:
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How it looks now, renamed for a local Chester street more appropriate to the structures on it:
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Re: Updating an older Corridor module
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2022, 08:30:55 AM »
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Nice work, really makes the ones I've been doing for John Swift look like toys in comparison.
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Re: Updating an older Corridor module
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2022, 06:12:22 PM »
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Looking good!  Kudos for having the patience to get the catenary looking right.  The scenery certainly has that not-far-from-Philly sort of look.

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Re: Updating an older Corridor module
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2022, 09:35:31 PM »
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A good photo backdrop would make this absolutely killer.

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Re: Updating an older Corridor module
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2022, 09:23:33 PM »
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Wouldn't that be Atlantic Steel then for the background? 

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Re: Updating an older Corridor module
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2022, 07:04:10 PM »
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Wouldn't that be Atlantic Steel then for the background?

Maybe, but as there's only 4" between the mainlines and the skyboard, I don't really have room to expand on that.
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Re: Updating an older Corridor module
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2022, 05:18:41 PM »
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I follow your work here and on Facebook. The modeling reminds me of tapestries having stitching so fine and over such a large area that an artist might risk blindness from eye strain. And unlike a tapestry, model catenary requires 3 dimensions.

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Re: Updating an older Corridor module
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2022, 06:01:10 PM »
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Couple of pics of new wirework in progress:



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