Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby Bernd » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:00 am

ConducTTor wrote:The wire spring is great idea! Never thought about it.


I believe it's a great idea for a portable or modular type layouts that are going to go to shows. Less wiring for sure.

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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby dileTTante » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:28 pm

Similar spring mechanism is used in Kuehn turnouts. One reason to like them.

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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby Bernd » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:44 pm

dileTTante wrote:Similar spring mechanism is used in Kuehn turnouts. One reason to like them.

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Peco uses them to on their HOn30 turnouts.

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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby Bernd » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:11 pm

Bumping this back up so I can remember where I left off.

Haven't touched it in over a year. The talk here: https://www.ttnut.com/there-market-for-t3183.html#p43546 has me fired up again to start working on this module.

Also this one I ran across. I had stopped since I couldn't remember where I had seen the caboose by Jack Work. Now I know what magazine it was in.

https://www.ttnut.com/freelance-caboose-build-t2895.html?hilit=caboose

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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby Bernd » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:40 am

The start of a new year has me fired up to do some TT scale modeling. The one forum I follow has a lot of scratch builders on it. I got very enthused again to build an engine house for the first module I started back in Oct. of 2015. I did tinker around with the module for a while but nothing serious in that time frame. I plan on remedying that this year with a scratch building project, an engine house I designed. Here's a picture on a mock up I made of the engine house.

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So look for a build thread in the "Builders Corner" sub-forum soon. I tell how I came about with this design.

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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby Bernd » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:27 am

While waiting for the lumber to arrive to build the frame I thought I'd get to learn my 3D CAD program better. I drew up one wall of the engine house added windows and siding.

The frame work.

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Frame work with windows.

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Inside wall with windows and siding.

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Outside wall with windows installed.

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Hopefully the lumber will be here this week so I can get started.

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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:58 am

Oh, that is very pretty! I wish my computer drawing skills were even 1/10th as good as yours...
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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby Bernd » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:45 pm

I think I'll have the engine use done in 3D CAD before I get the lumber to build it.

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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby Bernd » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:15 pm

I re-did my 3D drawing of the engine house. I've also received my lumber to start building the engine house. I'll post an SBS as I go.

Front side.

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Rear side.

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More to come as I start the scratch-build.

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Re: Otter Creek Falls Coal & Lumber Rwy

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:37 pm




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