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Hey Bill, looking at your track end bumpers, you know there are North American style ones available right? I don't remember off top of my head where from but somebody on this board has them as their avatar. Perhaps MacG? I have a bunch but I bought them years ago and don't remember the source.
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You're right. Thank you for your advertising. They are in stock at Lok-n-Roll. But it is a little tricky to mount them on bedding track.
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Bill, don’t scavenge turnouts. I have a few available, donated by Richard in SLC.

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Three left and one right.

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CFRiad wrote:Three left and one right.
I need one LH.
Hopefully I won't need it before you stop self isolation.
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MacG wrote:...it is a little tricky to mount them on bedding track.
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Module One is now ready to be resceniced to a more industrial look.
20200319_module one.jpg
Module two is also ready to be resceniced.
20200319_module two.jpg
The empty space in the front right will be cut away to make space for a coal trestle. Still working on the design. 3/32" wood is about a foot but looks too light. I think I will use 1/8" balsa wood and accept the heavier look. I will modify a piece of flex track to allow a walkway one one side and openings for the coal to fall through.

Module three was cut today and the track glued down. Now drying.
Tomorrow I should be able to start module four.
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A bit cool outside but still able to work for an hour.

Cut foam for three modules.
20200322_foam for three modules.jpg
Two are full modules and will become module four and five of the industrial area.
The third one is for an idea where a spur off of the mainline goes to a coal trestle that empties into a barge. I have the barge model. Not sure how this I going to work yet but I have a lot of time to make this work.

Module three has dried and module four is mostly glued.
20200322_gluing track on module four.jpg
Not all the track on module four was glued down at this time. As each module has needed the track adjusted before gluing down, and this module has a significant amount of track that connects to module five, those pieces have been left loose for now. This track will be glued down tomorrow when I work on module five.
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It was time to start on the station modules.
I spent a lot of time measuring and drawing lines to see how this will work.
20200322_laying out track lines on first station module.jpg
I confirmed that I need to take more care in doing this. Eventually I got something that I liked.
20200322_first track glued down.jpg
Here the first two pieces of bedding track have been glued. I am not sure what width the station platforms will be. Two inches wide is too narrow. Three inches wide will fit but the outer two tracks will be too close to the module edge. I am going to build the two station platform kits that were donated to me, and see what they look like. One problem with this is if I like the platforms, I will need another dozen or so to complete the modules.
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Another cool day outside but I got work done.

The track on the last two modules has been glued and is drying.
20200323_modules four and five.jpg
Again there was much fiddling with track pieces to get it right.

If warmer weather comes in the next few days I am going to set them all up and see how they look.
Now inside warming up.
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