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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:50 pm

What a difference two weeks makes.
This time two weeks ago it was freezing and I was cleaning snow off of the van off for the first time that week.
Today it is (almost - a bit cool) shirt sleeve weather.
20200126_Working Outside.jpg
I set up a table under the sun deck and cut some foam.
The big piece 2' x 3' is for an HOn30 project.
The leftovers are for a module for the industrial area project.

One thing we talked about at dinner was that we can only do large displays or the GuiTTar case.
We have nothing in between that would fit on a table or two.

The industrial area at five modules long would fit the bill. Enough to do to keep your interest. Enough space to run and show off models while talking to the public.

I have one module done. I am going to repurpose three existing modules (two old crossover modules and the wye access module), but needed a fifth one. Today I cut the foam for it. Not sure yet if I have enough bedding track pieces. If the weather is good enough tomorrow I'll set up outside again and see what I have.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby CFRiad » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:22 am

Bill Dixon wrote:I have one module done. I am going to repurpose three existing modules (two old crossover modules and the wye access module), but needed a fifth one.

There will be a spare module after I rebuild the yard entrance.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:05 pm

Todays weather is about the same as yesterdays expect no rain and more importantly no sun.
It was somewhat colder and I tiffed it out as long as I could stand it.
Made some progress.
20200127_Return Loop Guides.jpg
The guides and locks between two parts of the first loop are closer to completion. Need to add one more set of blocks and then the hardware and it will be complete. Need one more reasonable day to do this.
Not visible because they on the bottom of the corner pieces are the supports for the Triangular filler piece.
It will now stay in place on its own with out the need of a pile of shims.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:46 pm

TT-Tracks is 9????? I LOVE that the standard is still here. I hate how fast time goes.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:22 pm

ConducTTor wrote:I hate how fast time goes.

Interesting how time flies, when having fun or not.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:16 am

AstroGoat760 wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:I hate how fast time goes.

Interesting how time flies, when having fun or not.


Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana.

Yesterday(Saturday) was a beautiful day, a great day to work outside . . . .
except I was at work all day. Sigh.

Today was cold and miserable, light hail, light rain, not a good day to work outside, but I did do a bit of frame milling for an HO Scale project. A customer wants working Marker lights and number boards in a C-Liner. Looks like it will work OK. Making money for TT-Scale purchases.

Tomorrow rain or shine, I am going to do enough work outside to finish the last bit of gluing on the first end loop.
Then I'll paint the wood bits inside. I hope to add the locking hardware next weekend.

Been thinking about ideas for adding weight to vintage cars without taking them apart.
I think drilling holes in the bottom and gluing lead weights in them will work. Just need thin round weights to glue in. I may have to cast my own. If I can get an extra ounce of weight in the cars, they will run better.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby railtwister » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:31 am

ConducTTor wrote:I hate how fast time goes.


Time is not purely linear, the older you get the faster it goes.

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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:45 am

railtwister wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:I hate how fast time goes.


Time is not purely linear, the older you get the faster it goes.

Bill in FtL


Ugh...tell me about it.... :thumbdown:
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:44 pm

Bill Dixon wrote:Tomorrow rain or shine, I am going to do enough work outside to finish the last bit of gluing on the first end loop.
Then I'll paint the wood bits inside. I hope to add the locking hardware next weekend.

The weather cooperated today. Cool but sunny so not bad.
Glued and screwed the final blocks.
20200203_painted blocks.jpg
Then a quick coat of paint.

Next weekend I will mount the locking hardware and then start on the second return loop.
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Re: TT-Tracks

Postby Bill Dixon » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:31 pm

Weather was not too bad today. After running around for part of the day I started working on the corner loops at 2:30. By 4:30 the sun had moved out of sight and it was getting a bit too cold to work outside.

The first loop is finished.
20200209_first loop.jpg
All the locks are in place.

The second loop is progressing nicely.
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Two of the three pieces have their locks. Tomorrow I will finish the third piece of the corner.
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