Deadwood City Railroad - HO

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Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Post by PeterLJ » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:33 am

Hi
Why do you want a staging yard? One can work quite well assuming the train had just arrived at the first station. Or a removable staging cassette off one end?

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Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Post by calaf01 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:45 pm

What about starting the train from an interchange siding?
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Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Post by santafe1958 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:25 pm

In response to both Peter and Alan, that exactly is my line of thinking!
I usually only run one train at a time, so at the moment all I intend to do is lay a single line, perhaps with the scenery being the outskirts of a town, leading into open countryside, and just placing the train on the track as I need to.
Another reason for this is so I store most of my stock, as the layout room doubles up for other uses too, and gets quite dusty, so the stock if left on the layout, soon gets covered!
I've laid some temporary track at the moment, so I'll try a few operating sessions before fixing anything down!
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Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Post by santafe1958 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:58 pm

Progress has been made (as well as working.....), and a test train run too!
The solitary 'staging' track, which will be surrounded by buildings and farmland, with the section in the closet part hidden.

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Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Post by santafe1958 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:59 am

Progress is very slow......

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The Walthers farmhouse kit has been more or less finished in the last day or so, but that is it.
On the too few occasions lately I've had with the layout, I've been operating and refining the operating sessions.
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Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Post by torikoos » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:35 am

Well it is now starting to come together. You've done more than I have recently, so don't worry about being 'slow' . I don't think it was a race to begin with, was it?



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Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Post by Gloriousnse » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:38 am

Looking good!

Out of interest, why the "wiggles" in your staging track?
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Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Post by santafe1958 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:29 am

torikoos wrote:I don't think it was a race to begin with, was it?

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Not as such, but I needed to get a certain amount done before hosting the next Kent and East Sussex Group meeting.......
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Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Post by santafe1958 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:34 am

Gloriousnse wrote:Looking good!

Out of interest, why the "wiggles" in your staging track?
Believe it or not, there are 3 removable boards, and I wanted the track to go straight across the joints.
However, the third board is in the closet at the back, and is narrower than the other two boards.
(there is another couple of feet behind the backscene where the train is poking out of!)
I also planned to have some view blocks, so that it wouldn't be noticeable. Whether this works or not is another matter.....
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Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Post by santafe1958 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:08 pm

Progressing slowly as and when time and resources allow.
However, I have had a few operating sessions, to make sure that the idea of a single line, in the open, works for staging trains.
So far it has been successful.

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Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Post by Mike_R » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:37 pm

The scenery looks good, I like the power pole, what make is it?
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Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Post by santafe1958 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:08 pm

Mike_R wrote:The scenery looks good, I like the power pole, what make is it?
Mike, it is the Walthers Electric Utility Pole Set.
I don't think it is available from them at the moment.

The various utility poles include some where you can attach (non-working) street lights too.
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Re: Deadwood City Railroad - HO

Post by santafe1958 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:53 pm

Been nearly a year since I visited this page, a fair amount has happened, but not a lot has visibly changed.
Well, 10 minutes after hosting the latest Kent & Sussex area group meeting, and the last two visitors left, the demolition gang appeared. Well not quite, but various structures etc were removed from parts of the layout, and 4 of the baseboards have been disconnected from the remainder. Plans are in place, most of the layout will be reused as is, it's more the end boards that are changing.
And no duck-under either!
Updates will follow!
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