Chilliwack Show 2017

Re: Chilliwack Show 2017

Postby CFRiad » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:26 pm

Bill Dixon wrote:It also allows this to be used at the BCSME setup.

:o
Is there enough time?
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Re: Chilliwack Show 2017

Postby Bill Dixon » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:52 pm

CFRiad wrote:
Bill Dixon wrote:If the adaptor module can be shortened to 600mm it works better. [...] Shortening the adaptor module allows the tunrback loop to line up with the module joins.


Hmmm... How about this: if we shorten the adaptor module to 579 mm, then we are getting future-proof. When we will make a mirrored second set of diversion modules, we will make the total yard length a multiple of the standard module length.

This comes at a price though: the minimum radius of the yard entrance is now 310 mm, down from 353 mm. It is tight, but all our rolling stock should be able to negotiate it, including Terry's BR-01.

If we are working towards a run through yard, then I would consider completely rebuilding the yard in the future.
There a few nonstandard bits that we could eliminate. It would allow us to make the adaptor modules as long as necessary to give us a good curve.
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Re: Chilliwack Show 2017

Postby Bill Dixon » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:58 pm

CFRiad wrote:
Bill Dixon wrote:It also allows this to be used at the BCSME setup.

:o
Is there enough time?


There is lots of time.
My diversion module is usable but not pretty.
One loop is done except for wiring.
The second one is ready for cork and track. I have that on hand now. The Dual Frog Juicers are here.
One day for cork. One day for track. One day for wiring.

I have this week off and hope to devote some time to getting both loops ready to use. They may not have finished scenery or be ballasted but they will be ready to use.

Tonight or tomorrow I will be putting blinds up on the sundeck so I can work longer through the day. Way tooo hot to do that now.
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Re: Chilliwack Show 2017

Postby CFRiad » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:34 pm

Bill Dixon wrote:If we are working towards a run through yard, then I would consider completely rebuilding the yard in the future. There a few nonstandard bits that we could eliminate. It would allow us to make the adaptor modules as long as necessary to give us a good curve.

I second that. :thumbup:

For now, I will focus on getting the modules ready for BCSME (?!) and Chilliwack. I already cut the frame for 579 mm adaptor. When we rebuild the yard, I can also rebuild the adaptor for smoother curves.
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Re: Chilliwack Show 2017

Postby CFRiad » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:40 pm

I started working on the modules. I will post the progress in my TT-Tracks thread here: Subject: CFRiad's TT-Tracks modules.
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Re: Chilliwack Show 2017

Postby CFRiad » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:47 am

Bill Dixon wrote:Standards are wondefull now if only if I followed them.

From the front edge of the module ignoring the 1mm thick fascia
Measured to center of outside rail.

Front Track 46 from front edge
Outer Main 43 from front track
Inner Main 42.5 from outer main
Back Track 143.5 from inner main

I'd feel more comfortable laying this track if I had the two adjacent modules here. Can you bring them to the shop next Saturday? I can come by to pick them up.
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Re: Chilliwack Show 2017

Postby Bill Dixon » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:57 pm

A quick update on the Chilliwack show.
They originally released the wrong dates.

It is on the weekend of the 14th and 15th with setup on Friday the 13th.

With the BCSME show running as good as it did, the Chilliwack show should be great.
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Re: Chilliwack Show 2017

Postby Bill Dixon » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:54 pm

All going well we will start setting up at 7 PM on the 13th
That depends on travel time from Vancouver to Chilliwack.
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Re: Chilliwack Show 2017

Postby CFRiad » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:34 am

Booking of hotel for Friday night in Chilliwack: check
Plans for getting there in the worst rush hour traffic: check
Plans for rebuilding the yard access module: all on my head for now.

This show will be fun
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Re: Chilliwack Show 2017

Postby Bill Dixon » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:39 pm

Have the new module to make the layout wider laid out.
Have worked out the track needed to get from the inside main to the back track. Not worrying about the front track for now.
Going to try hand laying the straight track on the two mains.

Still thinking about the 30" curves.
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