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« Reply #40 on: Aug 2nd, 2011, 2:48pm »
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hmmm me thinks, pete, the map is becoming a joke
 
rail bender looks pretty chunky and i like the new allignment. BTW where did you pick up those sprockets from, (need some for harplings 0-4-0)?
 
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« Reply #41 on: Aug 3rd, 2011, 6:17am »
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Chunky, eh!    Well here it is with the chunky bits painted in pretty hammer finish

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« Reply #42 on: Aug 3rd, 2011, 6:22am »
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And a closer view. That rail doesnt stand a chance against this baby!
Sprockets from Bearing Supplies (multi function soft centres so you can turn them out to your favourite bore).  Chain from the same place, but dear as poison.
I cut the kitchen chairs down to make feed supports, will try it at the weekend.
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« Reply #43 on: Aug 3rd, 2011, 8:03am »
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very nifty bit of kit mate. rail better hold up or im a dead man...

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« Reply #44 on: Aug 3rd, 2011, 5:49pm »
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  Hi Pete,
 
   Thats a nice piece of inventiveness. I like that!!
 
   Bruce R.


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« Reply #45 on: Aug 4th, 2011, 4:58am »
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Thanks guys.....it made a bit of room in the junk box too
Next is to copy the club automatic gauge improver.  Used when laying track. The idea is the triangle sits on straight track exactly at gauge. The outside rail is first secured to the ties. When the jig is placed with the long side on the outside of a curve, the inside rail will be set easy gauge and is ready to be screwed or welded .  Ideally the long side should be the same length as your longest fixed wheelbase, then the gauge increase will suit all your stock.


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« Reply #46 on: Aug 4th, 2011, 5:02am »
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The other jig is the "superelevator". Self explanitory, but I think I might try for a simpler version.
Beside it is the "persuader" for rotating the track to the correct cant.
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« Reply #47 on: Aug 6th, 2011, 3:38am »
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So here's the rolling rig at work. Steel bar slowed it down but results are A1

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« Reply #48 on: Aug 6th, 2011, 3:41am »
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And the outcome for todays effort.....One grade crossing ready to plant and concrete in place.    My very first track panel

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« Reply #49 on: Aug 6th, 2011, 9:14am »
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That looks really good mate, light work of things
 
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« Reply #50 on: Aug 17th, 2011, 3:02am »
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Been a bit quiet here lately. Here's a progress shot taken from the other end of "reply 37".  The old alignment (where the cat is, er, fertilising)will now be a siding, while the main, on the right, will become a station.

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« Reply #51 on: Aug 17th, 2011, 3:09am »
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The house passed its final building inspection without a wimper   so now I can dig holes and rearrange things .  The station will need water and drainage for the water tower, and power for the lights. Later it will get a canopy and also a coal stage.
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« Reply #52 on: Aug 17th, 2011, 6:31pm »
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hey pete!
 
keep the good stuff coming!  ya doin' good friend...just make sure your junk bin stays full so you can keep building stuff.


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on Aug 4th, 2011, 5:02am, fred_55 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The other jig is the "superelevator". Self explanitory, but I think I might try for a simpler version.Pete

 
Pete, how about some more pictures of this tool?  I would like to see the lower part in a couple of different views.  Right now, we use the belly flop and stare as our sighting tool with a level for elevation changes.
 
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« Reply #54 on: Aug 18th, 2011, 1:08am »
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Looking good there mate
 
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« Reply #55 on: Aug 18th, 2011, 4:21am »
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Tom,  it's a pendulum basically. There's a bearing at the top of the A frame(I can live without that) and a plastic trough which acts as a damper when filled with water, half way down (I can live without that too .
At the bottom is a plumb bob weight and a scale, which could read degrees or radius, etc. It sits on a baseplate on the track and you read off the really big numbers without stooping.  The accuracy might be a bit suspect in Wyoming or Chicago if the wind gets behind it


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« Reply #56 on: Aug 28th, 2011, 2:52am »
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Time to dig up the driveway and lay the crossing. Ready for concrete next Saturday. Theres a pad for the station too.

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Station prep

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« Reply #58 on: Aug 28th, 2011, 3:13am »
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It will be a small wayside halt, like this one, with basic water and coal facilities. Its other purpose is to hold garden tools and the rider mower, freeing up some workshop space/
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« Reply #59 on: Sep 3rd, 2011, 10:25pm »
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G,day Pete....well how's the body going after the concrete pour? You are certainly putting in some work there. Thought I might have caught you at Grandchester or Track & Tent, though looking at the work you are getting done I can see where you were.
Have a good one and keep on tracking....John(southpass).


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There was one,
Can't get a much better start to the day than that....

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