new modules

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by sumpter250, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    It was a great spring day in Chicago, so I moved the car out of the garage, and set up the slice and dice equipment, and commenced hacking up some wood. The second three module set is under construction.

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  2. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Looking great sumpter250, whats that big grey bridge on the bottom right, part of a further module?

  3. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    rockislandmike wishes he were at that stage already. However, he has definitely scheduled most of this weekend to re-arranging/organizing the garage so his layout can begin construction in one of the corners (being the ever so nice guy, I'm going to let my wife decide which corner).
  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    That "Grey" bridge is on the right hand module of the three I've already posted pics of. My basement isn't that big !
  5. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Sumpter, are your modules knock down for club show use? Another question, is that a draw bridge you are fitting in the center module, if so, functional?

    Bill P.
  6. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    top 5 questions

    From the top 5 questions thread:

    Those of you who have seen the module photos I posted will understand why my "top five" are all the same,,

    Does the bridge work????


    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :) :cool:
  7. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Woodie, I don't think "the top five" are applicable to my question. The bridge could be a static display, if not, I had a question of how Sumpter makes provisions for his track alignment. :D :p

    Bill P.
  8. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    aww WOODIE, look what you did now! you made me a senior:(
  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    The bridge on the center module is a rolling lift, and I do intend to make it operational. Changes to the plans require that I move the rolling lift to the back of the module and put a non operating vertical lift in its place. The purpose of the placement of the bridge was to actually "bridge" the center and lefthand module, the vertical lift will do the same thing, but with a manually removable bridge deck. The rolling lift will still be an operating bridge. The beauty of the rolling lift is that it is basicly self aligning, and its bridge deck can also be removed, to make transport of the modules safer.
    In order to include the "waterline"route, at a lower level than the standard mainline spec's, I will have to use the "take down" bench work instead of the standard legs. The modules are 48" X 30" vice 48" X 24", but will fit in the same trailer I use for the older mod's.
  10. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Thanks Pete, that answers my question and gives me several ideas. Plan on making several more "N" scale modules for our shows and water will definitely be in the planning. I'm impressed with your 30" wide modules. It doesn't seem like much over the 24", that is until you try and manuever them through some door in a high school gymnasium. Thanks again,

    Bill P.
  11. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    The "skyboard", or backboard is the same for 30" as for 24", and the mod's are usually carried "front high" through doors, so there's really no more problem,,,,except for the extra weight.
    There is an N scale group in this area, and one of their members has a "module" that is a self contained "layout" featuring the Edmond Fitzgerald, and a complete ore dock and waterfront scene. If it shows up at the mall this weekend, I'll try to get some decent pics.

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