Why er I mean WYE

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by shamus, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Here's the wye section over two bridges, I have just had my friend John Toll paint my lake in for me so I can run the waterfall off it.

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  2. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Looking good!

    Looking good, Shamus!
    Umm.. is that some sort of plastic sheeting you have covered the scenery with?
  3. justind

    justind Member

    Shamus, that is really nice...and the background is perfect! :)
  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I'm guessing, but that 50 ton class B sidewinder #3 looks like a Model Die Casting engine. I have one of those kits, and haven't completed it because I can't get it to run as smooth, and as quiet as I want it to.
    I am working on an idea to use "V" belt drive to the engine crankshaft to provide drive through the side gears, and have removed the original worm drive. All that remains of the truck gearboxes is the bolster area. The drivers have been re-installed on pointed axels, and the sideframes modified to accept those axels. The engine coasts very smoothly, and if I can't get a drive mechanism that works, I can still "dummy" the engine with a Bachmann spectrum.
    If you think I'm completely mad, patronize me, I'm also reworking an Arbour Models Allegheny kit with new drivers, and full working equalization, and I still have more trees to grow.
    Great photos !
  5. David Eaves

    David Eaves New Member

    Hi Shamus

    Your layout is awesome and is progressing at an amazing rate. I've been looking through some of the older posts on this forum and your website. All I can say is wow! Thanks for posting the regular updates, its great to see. Your new sawmill in the another post I've seen is just amazing. Looking forward to seeing the Badger-Creek progress.

  6. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Shamus, I know it was in another thread, but I can't find it. I was wondering how big that access hatch of yours was??? I'm planning on at least one in my final layout, and it's currently 2' x 2'. Is that big enough???
  7. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member


    Isn't the best way to judge how large an access hatch should be is to take a quick look in the mirror. :D

    I have one hatch that is 24" X 13" and it isn't large enough on the 13" side. I can easily get up through it, but turning around becomes something of a chore.

  8. billk

    billk Active Member

    I was thinking along the same lines. Maybe cut a hole in a piece of cardboard and see if you're able to get though it. Gotcha's that come to mind are
    1) Don't forget you have to get into the hole, not just fit once you're in it (allow for shoulders, etc,
    2) Make sure you have enough room to get tools, power cords, whatever, up and onto the surface, and
    2) Don't forget to allow for "future expansion" (of you, not the layout!)
  9. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member


    Add another to that list:

    Make sure you can get back out!!


  10. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    I think maybe your #2 is the most important. If you can't see where you are putting tools, etc. up through the hatch and onto your finished scenery before you go up into it you might wish you made the hatch big enough to drag them up after you are in place. Another idea you just gave me is to build a small shelf into the benchwork to place your tools, etc. on. You can then just reach down to get them rather than have to come up and down through the hatch yourself to fetch what you left on the floor.:) In my case, with the small hatch, I would probably build a shelf on each side.

  11. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Access hatch is 22" square (For my er smallish waistline)

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