Greater Raleigh Railroad has begun

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by screwysquirrel, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Well at least books are good for something!!:rolleyes: Just kidding. Almost ready to start laying the track SS. This is where the fun begins.

    We drive the 'golden shovel' spike:

    I'm just hooking things together to see if the track fits first, then I'll put things down more permanently with the AMI roadbed, and ballast as we go.

    Here is the 'golden spike' as the first three sections are fit together

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  3. The first curve!

    This is the innermost tunnel curve. the Great northern hopper is one of my most unstable cars, so its a nice test for derail messups. :D

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  4. inner loop complete!

    Heres where I finished fir the night after a good 90 minutes work. I started rather late in the evening.

    I need to get a few 1/2 11" to continue anyway, so here's where I left off.

    Its looking ok so far. I hope to get the track connected and a test-run of a loco tomorrow before starting roadbed/ballast.

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  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Almost like a jigsaw puzzle getting the track to fit the way you want it to eh SS. Next thing you know you will have some trains running.
  6. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Great start SS. Keep us posted on your progress.
  7. The Interchange track and city siding are finished

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  8. another view

    a long view from the west side. the sidings are nicely visible

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  9. Triple Track!

    The north entrance of the tunnel is here. This will be a busy railroad!

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  10. very coolkeep us posted on what happens
  11. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

  12. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    Keep them coming. I love to see pics of a layout in construction. :)
  13. Lowver level complete

    well, with the lower level complete, I test ran a loco around the line. here's a few pics!

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  14. 'nother pic


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  15. 3rd pic

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  16. and back around

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  17. grade finished

    well, I'm done with the piers.

    this leaves only the 'green' section of the track to go. once this is done, I'll run a train a couple times with no blocks, then pull it apart and roadbed sections.

    Here's the piers!

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  18. temp tunnel areas

    this is the area the tunnel will be in. its not too pretty, but it gives me basic plans

    you can also see the squiggles that will be part of the river area
  19. forgot the image itself

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  20. MAN YOUR GOING SO FAST on that wow a great start to

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