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 Posted: Tue Aug 3rd, 2021 02:41 am
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Hi Larry

And other mine modellers,
and those who decide to run on extremely tight radius curves.


The following link is current UK regulatory "guidance" for mining railways.

https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/mines06.pdf

Yes this can get way technical very quickly,
but this is probably some of the best freely available stuff,
on running with tight radius curves and tight vertical curves.


For Larry, have a look at the section on curves.
 
The flange climbing formulas do work when scaled down to our models,
with dimensions converted to metric mm.

Notice that the weight of the vehicle doesn't come into these equations,
when it comes to flange climbing on very sharp curves.


Enjoy the read.




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The underground workings, of this decommissioned mine,
will fit under the layout, here.

This display will be a static display only, no operating anything.
Of course, it will be dimly lit.





The available space measures 33" wide x 9" high x 12" deep.




 
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Finished the return loop.





Added a concrete block retaining wall.





Patched all the damaged areas with new scenery.

Note the concrete footings,
for a new structure to be built over the track.





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    Larry

    There is really something wrong there.

    You are way too neat and organized.

    Next to you I'm a slob.




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     Posted: Mon Sep 27th, 2021 02:57 am
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    I've been doing a small bit of work on my Appetite Mine layout.

    Put together a large water tower made from plastic plumbing parts.
     




    Also, cobbled together a boardwalk at the Big Stone Mountain Lodge.
     









    The passenger train is on the storage track between runs.                           





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    Loop build is shaping up nicely.

    Wall and boardwalk look good.






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     Posted: Mon Sep 27th, 2021 10:51 pm
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    Larry G
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    Thanks kitbash, BTW, I love your slogan.

    "Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere"


    That's what I'm going for too, atmosphere.
    I also go for a sense of drama.

    I'm sure a mining company would have found a less expensive, less dramatic route for their tracks.
    However, I think my cliff hanging track route has more atmosphere and drama.


    Even though I trashed the majority of the Big Stone Resort,
    I'm liking the way my new concept for the Lodge is coming together.

    Next, I'll tackle a new much smaller 'station' building within the return loop.


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    This is excellent,
    and in concept similar to the post-ecopocalyptic world I have in my mind.

    I have a different aesthetic about color scheme,
    and people in my world are what are called anthro's or furrys,
    but otherwise, the place and context and especially form factor,
    are what I conceptualize and aim for.

    Would that I had space to build half inch to the foot, on HO track and wheels,
    instead of being limited to quarter inch to the foot, on N track and wheels.

    Really really like the feeling of how people are able to live,
    atmosphere absolutely.




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     Posted: Wed Oct 20th, 2021 08:03 pm
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    Larry G
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    I've been having issues with my 8-wheel passenger car,

    on the new 7" radius reversing loop.
     

     


    Solution,

    cut the car in half.
     




    Then rebuild one half as a shorter 8-wheel car with an open air bench seat. 

    The remaining half will be rebuilt as a 4-wheel enclosed car.

    The white bench is from SHAPEWAYS.
     



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