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pockets
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« Reply #80 on: Jan 20th, 2010, 9:40pm »
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I'll give ya an AMEN on that one, Bruce. O' course, he had some pretty good mentors  
 
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
BobbyT
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« Reply #81 on: Jan 20th, 2010, 10:34pm »
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Thanks, and you are right Greg, i am fortunate to have been under the tutelage of some very good track builders.  
oh and Bruce, we are actually further along than the photo's tell. Today I ballasted the other side of bridge 2 all the way down to where the track will curve west and parallel the main line along the north side of the property. Mike has the rail fastened on ties along this parallel section. he is about 250" from connecting the loop. But here is where it will get very interesting with multiple switches and diamonds. You know the greatest joy of a track builder is to be able to run a complete circuit with the train.


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« Reply #82 on: Jan 20th, 2010, 11:26pm »
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Bobby,
 
You've laid some pretty good looking track.  One thing to watch is to keep at least 10' of tangent in the middle of reverse curves.  It will greatly reduce the chance of long passenger cars binding up and will make for a smoother ride.
 
How much track do you have down altogether?
 
Rob Gardner


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BobbyT
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« Reply #83 on: Jan 21st, 2010, 12:03am »
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Hey Rob, thanks for the tip. We have down about 1650' at this point (about 1500 of it ballasted). the main line loop will be 1900' when done plus 700' of yard tracks and another 700' of branch line.

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« Reply #84 on: Jan 21st, 2010, 9:35pm »
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   Bobby,
 
    I thankyou for the nice compliment referring to the mentor thingy. You, my friend are also a good student.
 
   I feel this next comment needs to be made. Even if it pisses some folks off.  
 
   It seems that a couple of posters that have recently made remarks in this thread are not aware that Bobby T. was one of only two of the major prime movers and planners directly involved and responsible for the very major changes that were completed recently at the Buckingham Central RR. In conjuction with Pete B.  
 
  This being said, I don't recall these same folks ever makeing any remarks, positive or negative in the "Buckingham Central thread" or the "Track laying thread" . Had they taken notice of the track plan or the track work for that matter in either of those threads, corrective suggestions to Bobby T. would have been mute recomendations, at best. It was Bobby that sweated the radius of curves,  and easements between reverse curves that I suggested to his track plan. It was Mario, Ron A, Pete and myself that mearly orchestrated the track plan that Bobby T put on paper. And the plan, BTW, works PERFECTLY.  
 
   Again, Bobby, your doing a super job of building that RR. Keep doing exactly what your doing. If folks would open thier eyes, they would realize that you don't need any more advise from me or anyone else in this hobby. The workmanship on that track work speaks for itself.


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« Reply #85 on: Jan 23rd, 2010, 3:02pm »
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Bobby,
 
Your trackwork is pretty impressive.  I didn't mean to take anything away from your work by commenting on the tangent between curves.  It looked to my eye to be a minimal amount of tangent, but it's obvious you know what you're doing.  My only recent miniature trackwork of late has been on a 3" scale 15" gauge RR that is in upstate NY and about 9 hours from home.  Hoping to do some switch building (AREA No.10's) and some new track construction this spring if the 'ol work schedule will allow it.
 
Can't wait to see more progress photos as they roll in.  Bruce, your tutelage is quite apparent and you must be proud of Bobby's achievements.  Can't wait to see some big steam power polishing these rails soon!
 
Rob Gardner


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« Reply #86 on: Jan 23rd, 2010, 9:01pm »
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   Rob,
 
   I thank you for the very nice comment. I lucked out forty years ago in this hobby by meeting good intensioned, non-arrogant, very accomplished live steamers. Men the likes of John Cassady of Orlando, Fl., Julian VanSiclke of lakeland, Fl,  and Ben Schneider of Ft.. Myers Fl. These men are gone now. Men of this caliber were my mentors in the live steam hobby. For which I will be eternally grateful.
 
   This being said, Bobby T. is, as I said in a previous post, a very good student. I learned track work from some very good guys at the Largo Central RR in Largo Fl. All I've done is try to pass on to others, some of the good habbits of track building that I was fortunate to learn early on in my expierience in the live steam hobby.


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« Reply #87 on: Jan 25th, 2010, 6:31pm »
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The bridge finally arrived today.

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« Reply #88 on: Jan 25th, 2010, 6:32pm »
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installed, looking north

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« Reply #89 on: Jan 25th, 2010, 6:32pm »
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side view

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« Reply #90 on: Jan 25th, 2010, 6:33pm »
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Looking south

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« Reply #91 on: Jan 25th, 2010, 9:14pm »
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Sweet....., just sweet  
 
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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

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« Reply #92 on: Jan 25th, 2010, 10:17pm »
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 HOLY  HANNA, That is one nice bridge !!!!!!!!!!!!


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« Reply #93 on: Jan 26th, 2010, 1:50pm »
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Bobby,
   I'll secont that. It looks AWESOME!!! Hey, any pictures of the turn table yet? I am interested to see how that's going to look. Thanks again for your help on Sat. with my engine.
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« Reply #94 on: Jan 26th, 2010, 11:50pm »
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Yes, I agree, they did a nice job on the bridge. Today we got the tracks across and in the tradition of another local track, i immediately fired up the engine to run what we have done. Of course I didn't take any photo's.

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« Reply #95 on: Jan 27th, 2010, 7:06am »
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Shame on you. Just kidding.  

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« Reply #96 on: Jan 27th, 2010, 10:32pm »
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OK Russell just for you, lol. Here is the much anticipated photo of the lift/turntable

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« Reply #97 on: Jan 27th, 2010, 10:33pm »
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Here are some photo's of our track progress as of today

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« Reply #98 on: Jan 27th, 2010, 10:34pm »
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This is as far as I got with the ballasting. the tracks going off to the right are going to a 2 track car storage addition along the entire length of the barn.

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« Reply #99 on: Jan 27th, 2010, 10:36pm »
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going ahead and looking back at the same area you can see the rail is all attached waiting for ballast

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