Seligman and Beyond layout

Discussion in 'General' started by Ozarktraveler, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    It didn’t look that wrong to me
  2. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    With "rate" accelerated.

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  3. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Looks about right on!
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  4. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    That looks very nice, Craig.
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  5. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Managed to coax two of the grandkids away from their computer games long enough to reach the milestone of operating two trains simultaneously on the layout.

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    Had de-rails on the curved turnout. I caught the left front wheel on the lead truck climbing the rail like this. Couldn't find anything on the rail, but after checking all four wheels of the lead truck, I found that the right rear wheel was dropping in a depression at the frog. The floor (name?) was too low allowing it to drop and lifting the opposite side.

    Reminds me of adjusting race car chassis...

    I added a new "floor" to help.
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  6. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Well done on all counts!

    "Wheel drop": From what I understand it can be a common issue with model track products. You seemed to have solved the problem by decreasing the depth of the flange way at the frog. Good job!

    Hopefully, your grand kids enjoyed the experience?
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  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Looking good Craig congrats on getting the kids to run trains.
    Is that a Peco switch?
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  8. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    I believe it is. Not at home to check.
  9. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    On all of my Peco switches I added a .015 shim to the outside guard rails to help keep the flanges from picking the frog point. Not a single problem since. I think I used .015 x .060 styrene strips from evergreen and just plastic glue cemented
    In place, painted with micromark neolube
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  10. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Thank you for the knowledge share.
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  11. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Yes, they did.

    "Flangeway", that was the term I was lacking.
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  12. skyraider

    skyraider Member

    The layout is looking really nice. And that's cool, sharing the railroading bug with the young guys.
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