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Re: The Silver Flash Mining Co. Hon30 small layout
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2024, 01:42:13 PM »
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Welcome to the Hon30 club! Looks like you’ve got a great start. Looking forward to more.

Thanks a lot!!! Hopefully it will look good. If I can get it be half as good as the layouts I have seen here, I think I will have done well. Thanks again!!

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Re: The Silver Flash Mining Co. Hon30 small layout
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2024, 01:53:42 PM »
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Cool. Depending how they were printed you may need to clean out the axle holes.

Here is the real Iron Mountain:
https://www.narrowgaugechaos.com/RPC/Material/IronMtMine/IronMtMine_Historical.htm

I guess one of the cars is still up on the mountain in pieces and someone measured & drew it.

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Re: The Silver Flash Mining Co. Hon30 small layout
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2024, 02:01:04 PM »
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Thanks for the info on Iron Mountain. I love old photos of railroad history. The mining pics are awesome, gives me a few ideas. The holes for the axles, how would I clean those out? Could I use a small drill bit on my pin vise? Thanks again!!

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Re: The Silver Flash Mining Co. Hon30 small layout
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2024, 02:24:40 PM »
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Well try the wheels first, but yeah a drill bit in a pin vise will work.

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Re: The Silver Flash Mining Co. Hon30 small layout
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2024, 02:30:08 PM »
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Thanks again Chris!!! I have a few more items I might have printed out from your thingiverse site. I will have to wait for some more funds for it but I like several of the cars you have on there. Thanks for making them available. :)

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Re: The Silver Flash Mining Co. Hon30 small layout
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2024, 03:22:39 PM »
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Hey Chris. Did not know if you have seen these pics of the cars they found.




Very cool stuff!! I was not sure if the cars were all wood or not. Now I know. Thanks for the info on these cars!!
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Re: The Silver Flash Mining Co. Hon30 small layout
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2024, 03:42:55 PM »
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Yep that is it. I tried to find them online, but no luck. I have then saved though.

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Re: The Silver Flash Mining Co. Hon30 small layout
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2024, 03:51:11 PM »
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Re: The Silver Flash Mining Co. Hon30 small layout
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2024, 03:58:40 PM »
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The one detail you could add if you want is the strap across the bottom of both journals:
https://www.narrowgaugechaos.com/RPC/Material/IronMtMine/IMM_CAR/IMM_CAR_7.jpg
https://www.narrowgaugechaos.com/RPC/Material/IronMtMine/IMM_CAR/IMM_CAR_28.jpg

Just use a piece of thin wire.

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Re: The Silver Flash Mining Co. Hon30 small layout
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2024, 04:02:21 PM »
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Oh Man!! I did not see that pic. That would be very cool. I have some thin floral wire that might work. Not sure what gauge it is. Thanks for that!! :)

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Re: The Silver Flash Mining Co. Hon30 small layout
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2024, 05:55:54 PM »
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 @Scott1984   If I were you I'd ditch the sectional track and use flex track . You will be able to make a much more scenic looking railroad . Using flex you can add some more curves to break up the "track following the edge of the layout".

  Here is a pic from my HOn3 layout that shows the difference .   Mikw

 

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Re: The Silver Flash Mining Co. Hon30 small layout
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2024, 07:53:26 PM »
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Hi Mike,
I am using flex track for both top and bottom layers. The oval for the bottom is just for simplicity and it's more of a novelty I guess. Now for the top part, the actual track plan, I think yours looks good. I can look at curving the track and still using my three turnouts. I am not the best at track planing that is for sure. Maybe I will play around with some ideas and post them on here. What size is your layout?

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« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2024, 04:12:53 PM »
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  It's 40" wide x 8' long .  I just laid it out be eye . Easy enough to work in the switches , I just laid them as I went .    Mike

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Re: The Silver Flash Mining Co. Hon30 small layout
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2024, 04:35:18 PM »
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Thanks for that Mike!! I think once I get to laying the track out, I might find out some different configurations might work better.

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Re: The Silver Flash Mining Co. Hon30 small layout
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2024, 02:23:17 PM »
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Here is what I will be using in the mine scene for my locomotive. It is a 3d printed critter that is on a kato 11-109 chassis. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with installing led lighting to this chassis? I have tried an online search but have found no info. I did post the same question on the forum but did no get a reply. Thought I would put it here. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!! Man!! I need to take better photos, this is terrible!!