White River Line

Discussion in 'Freelance' started by dboone74, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    I entered my latest couple of models into a contest and part of the of contest is voted on by the public. I'd sure appreciate your support. There are some other really great models there, too. I'm not sure my gondola car is quite as good as the top entries in rolling stock, but I think I've got a good shot with my corrugated metal building. Here is the link for the public voting.
    https://midwestmodelrr.com/downndirty/
     
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  2. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    The newest video is out and I've started on my benchwork. Hope you like it.
     
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  3. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Drew,

    Another great video. The attention to audio and video quality is much appreciated.

    I managed to jam in a wye on my layout with 18-inch wide benchwork:

    Modular-CnC-Cherokee-to-Weir-2020-01-20b-cropped-Weir.jpg

    I am wondering if you might do the same at the base of your peninsula, in particular if you are running steam on this layout.

    -Bob T.
     
  4. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    I'd love if I could do that and I was just thinking about it a few moments ago. A few questions, because I've had trouble getting it to work in xtrkcad. What size turnouts did you use, what are are the radii on the curves, how much easement on the curves?
     
  5. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Drew,

    It was made with a #5 wye on the peninsula and #6 on the other two turnouts. All are fast tracks. The radius worked out to about 24" with just a bit (~6 inches) easement near the #6 turnouts and just a bit more available on the #5 wye. I think you could use the #5 curved diverging route turnouts from Micro Engineering and cut it a bit more. I was able to get away with the seam on the curved section by having alignment pins and cutting the track with a razor saw after it was all locked down.

    You will also note that the upper incoming track on one leg is at an angle to east the tight radius. If you could have a bit of a broad s-curve along the bottom, it might fit better too.

    -Bob T.
     
  6. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    It is relatively easy to make #5 or #6 wyes with FastTracks #5 or #6 Turnout jigs.
     
  7. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    That seems relatively intimidating. I've considered building my own turnouts, but seems like it might be a tough skill to learn.
     
  8. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    Ok, I'm still trying to figure out the easement thing. I've been reading items that suggests 16" of easement for 24" radius curves. I've got some tight places so it kind of sounds like it isn't that necessary to do that much. How much offset do you typically do in these cases?
     

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