New logging/mining layout

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Thats just the printed trackplan :)
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Look forward to seeing your progress.
Nurse, the screens!
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Railroad ties in the making:
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Tracklaying in the mine:
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The ties are not yet glued to the cork, that's the next step.


Test run video:
https://youtu.be/iivR5Akapew
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A little detour from tacklaying:


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Pocahontas Logging Railway. Oh, my, this is going to be a treasure. The quality of the scratch build is breathtaking. :o
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My daughter tested the tracks, i need to fix it in a few places:

https://youtu.be/78HuZDF_SiY
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I confess, I fail to see any track issues. Never the less, you certainly know the rails of these logging outfits resembled spaghetti sunk in mud. Your log buggies are amazing. What of these locomotives? They, too, are museum quality.

I enjoyed my second trip out to Washington state, Snoqualami in the latest, so this sort of railroading is fresh on my mind.
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Chops wrote: Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:14 am I confess, I fail to see any track issues. Never the less, you certainly know the rails of these logging outfits resembled spaghetti sunk in mud. Your log buggies are amazing. What of these locomotives? They, too, are museum quality.

I enjoyed my second trip out to Washington state, Snoqualami in the latest, so this sort of railroading is fresh on my mind.
I can hear in some places when the loco passes over the turnouts too loud, but iäm not sure i can fix that.

Thanks for the kind words however.
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I've spotted your cunning plan saving time and money by substituting many copper clad sleepers with alternative, lower cost and less soldering.
I tried this 50 years ago. Like you I had to cut/insulate sleepers on points with a craft knife.
For straights I made a jig about 3 feet long with a steel edging strip screwed down and many plastic spacers glued in precise position.
An Uncle was a tool maker at British aerospace and kindly made a guage for me (OO).
I made a complex points intersection and several straights, before realising it was taking too long and solder cost was substantial so aborted ifo peco track.

I can't remember if the fine track (finer than peco 100) would have meant I'd have trouble with the wheel flanges being too big and may have to be replaced. I was also careful in picking my sample stock for testing, that the wheels were actually correct as there is variance.
I reccomend checking what you have thoroughly before doing more.

I've been thinking myself what theme to go for on mine - Logging/mining is a good one.

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