2018 Cilliwack Lions Club Display

Re: 2018 Cilliwack Lions Club Display

Postby Bill Dixon » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:56 pm

I am hoping there will be someone in the store by 5:30 to cover for me so I can hit the road.
All going well I should be there around 6:30.
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Re: 2018 Cilliwack Lions Club Display

Postby dileTTante » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:20 pm

We plan to be there about the same time as Tibi. Graeme, my transportation, will arrive Vancouver in the morning and we'll leave soon after lunch hoping to avoid later traffic.

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Re: 2018 Cilliwack Lions Club Display

Postby Bill Dixon » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:51 pm

Information from the show:

Set-up: Friday October 12, 2018 10 am to 11 pm
Saturday October 13, 2018 7 am to 9 am
Sunday October 14, 2018 7 am to 9 am

Public Show: Saturday October 13, 2018 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday October 14, 2018 10 am to 4 pm

Take Down: Sunday October 16, 2016 4 pm to 6 pm

Doors Open to Exhibitors: 7 am Saturday, 7 am Sunday

We are in the West hall along the West wall.
We have 75' of space. Loading in and out will be easy. We have both a big roll up door and a standard door behind our display.
Might be able to be out earlier on Friday.
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Re: 2018 Cilliwack Lions Club Display

Postby CFRiad » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:44 am

There's been a change in my schedule. The earliest I can leave work is 16:00. This puts me in the worst of rush-hour traffic. Your guess is as good as mine about my arrival time. Btw, it doesn't make sense any more to stop at Central Hobbies, so I will drive straight to Chilliwack.
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Re: 2018 Cilliwack Lions Club Display

Postby Bill Dixon » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:09 am

Not a problem.

I should be on the road somewhere around 5 to 5:30.

The van is loaded. Not bringing much equipment. You guys can have an European Saturday.
I'll bring everything else out Sunday including a new Z21® WiFi-MULTIMAUS®

Hope somebody has remembered the password for Terry's Z21.
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Re: 2018 Cilliwack Lions Club Display

Postby Bill Dixon » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:20 am

This layout is too large to easily photograph.
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From one end.
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From the other end.
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A panoramic shot.

Had wiring issues. After fixing or bypassing them, we successfully ran locomotives around the layout.

When I left them to make the 100k drive home, they were finishing leveling the modules.
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Re: 2018 Cilliwack Lions Club Display

Postby Bill Dixon » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:20 pm

This layout is bigger than last year.
At a reasonable speed a train takes a full four minutes to make a circuit.
It takes 10 seconds to cross four modules, so four minutes equates to 96 modules, or 47.808 metres or 156.8' in old money.
That is about 3 1/2 scale miles of TT-Scale track.
Not a bad display.
I believe that this is the largest TT-Scale display in the last 50 years.
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Re: 2018 Cilliwack Lions Club Display

Postby CFRiad » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:56 pm

And here is a series of photos of the entire layout, section by section. All modules are Bill's unless noted otherwise. Starting at the north end:

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End loop

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Voytek's station module with the sharp sway-back

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Voytek's colliery module

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Voytek's trestle module

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Sway-back module and two crossovers (nearest one Tibi's); one remote power feed comes here

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Station module followed by a plain gravel module

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Industrial yard entrance with creek, siding, tank farm, and farm-farm

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The long sidings with platform; one siding module is Tibi's

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New siding entrance and cross-over

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Bjoern's bridge module

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Bjoern's baseball diamond, followed by the power district boundary module and a short siding

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The entrance to the short siding followed by Module No. 1 and sway-back module

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Yard entrance and a cross-over, both Tibi's, followed by the opposite crossover; second remote power feed

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The abandoned overpass module by Bjoern followed by Terry's river module

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Terry's siding modules

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Cross-overs,the nearest one hand-laid

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The wide curves with the third remote power feed

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The loop at the other end

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Back to the yard entrance, with the new yard ladder, all Tibi's

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Yard, with the ladder at the other end

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The entrance to the reversing loop, built by Bjoern, now owned by Tibi

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The reversing loop, with a long and complicated history of ownership, currently Tibi's

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Voytek's grain elevator module under construction (not used in the layout this weekend)
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Re: 2018 Cilliwack Lions Club Display

Postby CFRiad » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:32 am

I took the photos in the previous post early this morning before the show opened to the public and before we fired up the layout. If you look closely you can spot the longest train that ran this weekend: an eleven-car passenger train with BTTB Y-B70s headed by a Piko BR118.
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Re: 2018 Cilliwack Lions Club Display

Postby Bill Dixon » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:04 am

Some turnout images.
First a fifteen degree crossing.
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Notice how sharp the angle of the cars are.
Now a ten degree crossing.
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Notice how much gentler the crossing is.
And a train coming off of the back track to the mainline.
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The ballast line to the left is the old line that had a fifteen degree turnout.

These new turnouts look much better than the bedding track turnouts. After VTE next month, I am going to start removing or replacing all the fifteen degree turnouts in the mainline that I can easily do. I know the one on my bridge module will be a problem.
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