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04.11.2013
I got some 40’ cars out to ensure I had the proper spur lengths for the inglenook to work as designed.
I wondered how I would attach my NCE Powercab panel but chose to use a few small self tapping screws. What you describe puts me in mind of the cookie cutter method that was all the rage in the old Model Railroader articles back in the 60s. ShareThisAfter a week away in dreary, humid, rain on me every day Florida, I returned to do a bit of work tonight on the Idaho Belt at the paper mill. First, they are on the main, not off the siding, so at some point the mill switcher would need clearance to use the main through town to switch these locations. What if I locate a crossover (in bright green) near the spur turnouts to make access easier? CTC raises the need for a separate control point at the crossover, with end-of-siding control points where the long pass rejoins the main line at each end.
It would seem to me that once the run around move was made between the siding and the mill track the train could use the main to switch either of the industries off the main.
As to control, while I would love to do CTC on the layout, my wiring and computer skills are nowhere near what that would demand, so probably TWC, which is probably more realistic for the frequency of traffic I envision.
I've used both cork floor tiles from DIY stores and the much thinner & softer cork on a roll from model shops, the thin stuff is OK over plywood, but not over poly foam.
I will be building my baseboards soon on the next phase of the R&GLR and I cover the whole baseboard not just under the tracks.
In addition to Terry's good advice, may I advocate the Doofer method of pinning with Peco pins? I use big 'proper' brass drawing pins to align the track on the layout, either inside or outside on the sleeper ends then drive pins sparingly through the centre of every twenty sleepers so as to penetrate only 2-3mm into the boards below. Then, when all adhesive is dry I snip off the protruding remainder of the pin with tiny snippers flush with the top surface of the sleeper. This has the great advantage that if the track has to be lifted for any reason, it may be levered free from underneath with a steel ruler, the headless pin sliding through the sleeper material. I have heard that using cork tiles can cause some problems as it is impregnated and makes ballasting difficult as the glues can't penetrate it and so takes ages to dry and doesn't always grab the ballast.
Again many thanks for your wise advice (it's like visiting the sage atop the mountain but without the effort of the climb).


60019Bittern wrote: I have heard that using cork tiles can cause some problems as it is impregnated and makes ballasting difficult as the glues can't penetrate it and so takes ages to dry and doesn't always grab the ballast. Mick, why do you cover the whole baseboard in cork?  Why not make the baseline the baseboard surface?
Frame, ply tops, folding legs, adjustable feet, instructions and includes courier next day delivery. The drawing is used to prove that the design will fit into the space available and allows any design changes to be made quickly. An invaluable troubleshooting tool when laying track or after it is laid and problems arise. You need one spur to hold 5 cars, the other two to hold 3 and the lead to hold 3 cars and the locomotive. Not to hijack your blog, but this foamcore has a shiny side and a plain, matte side.  Any advice on which side should face out? If you want to use it without painting, I think it would be a matter of personal preference. I'd been tweaking the track plan for this area because while the prototype mill this layout is based on is on a branch that sees no through traffic inside the mill, my version will. Move the pulpwood track to the chip area, though this would not really allow either the chip pile or pulpwood pile to be as large as desired. Authorize the switcher to work each spur, but do so at separate times, so mainline trains would need to run on the siding track to give the switcher clearance to do so.
Have another train other than the mill job drop off and pick up cars from these two locations.
If I had modeled the mill based on the Boise Cascade one at Wallula, WA, it could have been one of three railroads doing the switching. While the main was tied up the siding (which would have been emptied of cars) could be used to route trains around the switcher working the main. 12-14 through trains with 2-4 locals or turns of various types operating per session, plus perhaps a special (gotta run the #844) or maintenance train. You should be able to buy it as strips (ready to lay) or in larger panels and cut it yourself.
On ply, pins will go through and grip in the ply but that doesn't work on foam, whereas cork tile is thicker and harder (probably impregnated with something) that holds pins OK.


Personally, I always go with a flat finish over glossy because I find that glossy shows scuffs and marks more than a matte finish does. Second, the two turnouts face each other (lower right in picture), so the switcher would not be able to work them both without a run around. Another local could drop coal hoppers and pick up empties, and a second train from the local short line that will have traffic rights could drop the pulpwood loads and pick the empties. I have a set of wind turbine blades from Shapeways to load on flats as well, that might be a special move or could be a local tasks to run to an offload point near a windfarm that will be portrayed on the backdrop.
I'm seeking advice on cork underlay, whether just' under the track and which thickness is preferred. You can add a few pins to hold it down and prevent it from curling up whilst the glue sets ( if the foam comes on a roll ). The point control will be via rods passing through electrical blocks under the baseboard surface so the absence of cork will aid me.
It also means that I can dig troughs through the cork to act as cable runs as well for point motor wiring and feed wires etc. I found it difficult to cut a smooth curve and resorted to cutting a series of straight cuts to achieve the turnout.
This could create some interesting congestion in the area though with the mill switcher working - possibly wanting to leave some cars on the passing siding as it does so, and the other trains needing to get clear if a through train is scheduled.
If mainline traffic diverts through the siding while the switcher works these spurs, what would be the best way to protect the ability of mainline trains to move through without interruption?
With the mill not at a junction, following that example would be a stretch, though I do plan to have BNSF and UP trains running through the territory on my Idaho Belt RR. In reality how many trains will be going past that location in the time it takes to pull and spot a cut of cars?
I spread glue down everywhere and realized that I had glue where the throwbars of the turnouts were.
Instead of ripping all the track back up, I used an eyedropper to douse the area with water.



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