Seligman and Beyond layout

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

  1. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

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    Shaped "the tunnel hill" and glued the upper 1/3 of the batting down.

    In other news, decided to go with Railpro's radio control system. Ordered the starter kit and a couple of locomotive modules.
     
  2. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

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    Cut out undulating incline, will replace. Test painted a section with color base for underneath the vegetation.
     
  3. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

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    Getting acquainted with static grass application. Foam batting glued (Mod Podge) to a foam base, soaked in dirt colored latex paint with three shades of static grass applied .
     
  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Hey that looks really good Craig.
     
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  5. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

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    Filled in the tops of the inclines, plaster cloth applied to one.

    Side note: Spring Creek Model Trains is shipping my F7 A/B set Monday.
    I remember the a few of the F units plying the Ft Smith sub, but mostly the GP7s and up.
     
  6. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Great progress and great thread! Looks like you’re doing a very high quality job.
     
  7. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Thanks, its meant to be lightweight and can be broken down for transport, if needed. I'm just molasses. Lol.
     
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  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Lookin good Craig!! Looking very much FWD to seeing a train on that outfit.
     
  9. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

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    Seligman and generic yard.
     

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  10. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

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    Wiring begins.
     
  11. Nice. Keep it up Craig.
     
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  12. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Looking good Craig.
     
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  13. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Before I settled on NCE, I took a look at the Ring system, but since no one I knew was using it, I wasn't able to get any first-hand endorsements. How do you like it?

    GS
     
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  14. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Keep it going Craig! I'm happy to see and hear about your making good use of the cars and locos we passed along. You are going to have a neat layout with nice rolling stock and locomotives. Ship it on the Frisco!
    Ken
     
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  15. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Limited use on short test track, which should change shortly, but here's some highlights I have learned so far.

    Sound files aren't quite up to Tsunami 2 grade, but good. If I remember correctly, you mentioned too many locomotives with sound on a layout can get loud.

    Other than that I really like it. Speed matching is quick, thru a simple electric motor load test accomplished in seconds during engine setup.

    The grand kids took to it quickly and enjoyed it. Pictures vs digits and labels help a little I'm sure. All were able to grasp using the "momentum" function. Well, I didn't have the 5 yr old try yet.

    Speed table has more "steps" than 128 step DCC so you tune acceleration finer if desired. This makes for a "big sweep" or "slow ratio" spin of the "acceleration" dial.

    None of this is meant to knock DCC.
     
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  16. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Thanks Ken, they should get to stretch their legs soon.

    You'll have to stop by when you visit STL.
     
  17. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Will be having a number of StL visits this year. Will see what we can do.
    K
     
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  18. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Go West Young Man! How about Grand Junction CO, for a visit. A lot of National Forests as well as Monuments very close by :D:D:D:D
     
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  19. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Sounds good Tom!
     
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  20. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Approximately 75% of main loop track is down. Wiring power is closer to 50%. Track acquisition is challenging these days it seems. 20220521_144733.jpg 20220522_141003.jpg 20220116_152300.jpg
     

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