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 Posted: Wed Jun 7th, 2017 06:47 am
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A little larger than the Kadee HO couplers,

Actually the HO ones are a bit overscale.
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I hand painted the rails and ties on the turnouts so the spray painting wouldn't gum up everything.




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Hi Michael :wave:

Nice going on the track & base.

The San Juans are 3/4 size, in 1:35 ... Perfect.

Very easy to mount with a single screw, I use M2.5 machine screws.

Experiment with styrene or wood sides, for the centering-springs.

:moose:

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Well, after all this spraying, I'm going to my cantina and have a drink...or two...

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The nice thing about this 26 x 30 inch section is that it's very portable and I can move it around when I need to do some messy jobs like painting the track.  I was trying for that well worn and sun bleached look. 

Already have extension plans in mind. 



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It's all that little stuff that gets in the way of greater things.

For switch control I used some slide switches epoxied to the underside.
Two holes are drilled in the handle.
One for a small wire that goes up through the eyelet on the throwbar of the switch;
a larger hole to accept a rod that used to move the slide switch.
It's a cheap and easy way to get turnout control without using a switch machine (and all the wiring that goes with it),
or having to reach into the layout to throw a switch.










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Been putting together a backdrop today.  Sawing, gluing, and painting.

Make slow progress on the railcar.  Still waiting on an RC car to show up in the mail so I can pull the guts out.  Have a pair of 14mm red spoke wheels for the rear.  Think they came from a place called 'You Kay'.



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Got the backdrop attached.
I think that every model railroad should have some sort of backdrop.
It's a little jarring to see a photo of a nice layout and then curtains in the background.
Sort of breaks the mood.





I've found that the tipple is just a little too deep to fit between the track and the backdrop.
Need to either shave a little off the back, or build a new one that's a little thinner. 

Added some guard rails where the tracks gets just a little too close to the edge for comfort.
Just trying to keep locos and cars from taking a nosedive to the concrete floor.
Had a few pieces of Atlas N scale track (code 80?) that I used for the guardrails. 







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 Posted: Tue Jun 13th, 2017 11:13 am
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I post all this for feedback, and for those that may follow in 1/35 scale they can see my sucesses and many failures.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHaJBaZupD4



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What we need is a rocket car!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86ZnWc1B7W4



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