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 Posted: Sat Apr 2nd, 2011 04:46 pm
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Thanks James. Appreciate the photos as I'm always looking for shots of stubs since my plan is to always scratchbuild my own. The more references I have the better. :)



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 Posted: Sat Apr 2nd, 2011 05:17 pm
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Dwayne,

I just sent you a PM with the contact information for Jerry Wilson. He offered some manuals for constructing stub turnouts - probably still has them.

If anyone else would like these books let me know. I have no financial interest involved - just think everyone ought to have info to hand.


PS...

I just called Jerry and the books are still available for $12.95 each. He said in about another month he'll have a video available on building stubs.

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Thanks for the info James. :thumb:



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I took a tip from a certain friend and did a little track layout I could follow locating switches and track on the yard section of the Chisos Mining Tram.



Again, if anyone has any advice, fire away. However, this is pretty set in foam right now.

I may have changed my mind as to what will follow...but that's all for a different day. Right now, let the track laying begin...



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 Posted: Mon Apr 4th, 2011 12:01 am
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Hey James--

I know where there's a four way stub that the owner can't figure out what to do with----



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 Posted: Mon Apr 4th, 2011 12:36 pm
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Well, there's that extra yard trackage up at the smelter. I'm sure Jim (mopman) would appreciate the extra working space.



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In the long run, we will all benefit from the extra trackage at the smelter.



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James-that spray painted track is great! Since you wre using r/c, you will have no problems. Of course, you might consider hooking up the steering from the car board to let you "steer" the locos through the yards. Thinking(?) about this, what if you just used one truck and squished it down into the foam where you want track, this would cause a kind of "flangeway" in the foam and the train could follow that. Will wonders never cease?

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 Posted: Fri Apr 8th, 2011 11:06 pm
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OK...while this has no particular bearing on the Chisos per se, I finally received my first subscription issue of NGDU today. It seems there was a bit of a snafu down under but that was all worked out.




Hopefully this weekend sometime I'll make my next update to the actual RR. I have been working on it a little this week and I have the grandkids over right now. Track IS BEING LAID...allbeit slowly. Handlaying takes time.

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As I stated in my last post, I planned to finally get more done on the first section of the new Chiso, the yard area. As you remember I taped everything off and sprayed the areas where the track would eventually be located (more or less).

I began with the three-way turnout and began placing ties there. I had considered just getting those ready for spiking, but since I actually hope to move a tiny bit more quickly, decided to go ahead and place ties in a few other places adjacent to the 3-way also.

This is how that area now looks...



I figured it couldn't hurt to add ties to the main track leading off the section and so they have also been laid...



Here are pictures from either end as it now sets...





CROOKED TIES!!?? I DON"T SEE NO CROOKED TIES!

There is still plenty to be done before I can spike it all in place and add rail. I still have to distress the ties and stain them. Some might tend to do this first - at least the staining part - but because this is 35n2 I simply feel the ties look better to have  abit of roughness added first.

Call me a glutten for punishment but this is how the ties of the first ever section were done and I really like the look.

And yes, at least twice I started to work on spiking that 3-way into place before catching myself that there was still work to do cosmetically.

So right now I'm watching glue dry...

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