Showing posts with label New N Layout. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New N Layout. Show all posts

Sunday, June 26, 2016

New Project - 140' Thru Plate Girder Bridge - Final Part

Over the last few days, I manage to finish the 140' Bridge install and get trains running again.

Next project clean up layout and room

Sunday, June 5, 2016

June Update

Here my monthly update...Not a lot going on been busy with work and other TT scale projects, but I did do a little painting on both the bridge and loading platform and some attempt at weathering on the bridge.

Loading Platform


Thursday, May 5, 2016

New Project - 140' Thru Plate Girder Bridge - Bridge Shoes

Sorry for the lack of progress, but I been focusing on other project and my drafting service business new client back to working 30 hrs a week.

I did manage to get some bridge shoes designed and 3D printed.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Clean up the layout room last Friday, have not work on the layout in a couple of months. Here are photos of it's current status (not a good photographer)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New Project - 140' Thru Plate Girder Bridge - Part 6 Abutments

So the polystyrene abutments did not work out and after two other fail attempts. I final got a pair of bridge abutments I like.

These are laser cut from 1/16" taskboard.

Need to primer them and determine finish for them. Also need to make some bridge shoes.

Friday, December 4, 2015

New Project - 140' Thru Plate Girder Bridge - Part 5 Install

After a month of not working on the layout. Today I got back at it.

I bit the bullet and cut the track to remove the old CV bridge.

Then I remove some of the inclines on both sides to lower the grade up to the bridge. Also while the bridge is out of the way. I cut away and shape the ceiling tile behind the bridge. Something I forgot to do last time.

Here  the bridge temporary in place.

The bridge track is CV bridge ties left over from another project with Atlas code 55 rail.

Start making some simple concrete bridge abutments by gluing some 0.1" white styrene together. Once they dry I can start shaping them.

Applied gray primer to the bottom side of the bridge too.

I have not decided on a final color yet, leaning toward silver/gray.

See Ya...

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Layout Update - 30 August 2015

Been couple week since last post. My dad went into the hospital around my last post and I was busy with him, he is home and fine now. Around mid point of his stay, I pick some bug and got sick. Today I feel better and when out to the train room did a little clean and fix one electrical problem. Now I am tried and worn out so that it for today.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Layout Progress - 14 August 2015

Not a lot of progress this week, installed 4 track bumpers, leaves about eleven more to go...

Monday, August 10, 2015

Layout Progress - 10 August 2015

Update for the last few days.

Saturday, I finish installing the track feeders for Honey Grove and got power to the (6) industries tracks. Then I move on to the last track that need installing. That would be the service track for coal, oil, ash and sand at  the yard. did some temp layout planning to see how everything would fit.

Today, I install the service track and added feeders

Then move on to making more track bumpers (need sixteen) per my friend Rich instructions. I would provide a link to his original instructions but the forum does not exist anymore.

First cut up some code 55 rail into 1.125" long pieces

Then file a v-groove at mid point, note: v-groove shown below does not have enough slope. also try not to file into rail head or web as this weaken the bending point.

Then cut up some brass wire (whatever you like to use), I had .02" diameter on hand to 9/16" long.

Then bend them as shown, what you looking for is just a little wider than track gauge so you have a tight fit between rail.

Solder to your track and cut the bumper in the middle to add styrene for insulation between rail to prevent shorts

Not my best work today, I broke a few getting code 55 rail between the track rails.

Below are some previously one's done.