THE New and Larger BO&W Layout

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THE New and Larger BO&W Layout
Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Friday, October 18, 2019 11:12 AM

The plan. Separate yard in the future that wraps around upper most basement column.

 

 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, October 18, 2019 6:32 PM

Ambitious!  Big SmileThumbs Up

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Posted by fifedog on Friday, October 18, 2019 9:24 PM

Track planning; my favorite part.  Watch the edges.  Nice graphics.

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:14 AM

fifedog

Track planning; my favorite part.  Watch the edges.  Nice graphics.

 

 
Thanks!
The edge clearance was set at two inches except where the future rail yard would be constructed. Do you see those little purple squares used for spacing at edge?
 
One thing RR Track 5.0 would not let me do was to add a batter to the outside legs of the trestle piers which counteracts the centrifugal force as the train speeds around the curve. I remember laughing at a photo of a trestle in CTT where the pier's legs were not battered knowing that even a heavy model locomotive could take it down if the track joints were not tight and soldered.
 
Joists will be constructed of 1x3 with a masonite facing board and curtains. The curtains will be the black landscaping material available at Lowes.
 
I have already eliminated two of the four switches on the lower loop. Not needed.
 
 

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:19 AM

Penny Trains

Ambitious!  Big SmileThumbs Up

My former layout was ambitious because there were many things I didn't know how to do.Dunce It took me many hours to put my first table together and now I can do it quickly because I purchased six more C type clamps. Big Smile

 

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Posted by V8Vega on Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00 AM

Do you operate your trains or mostly loop running? If I was starting over I might not have any switches.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:35 AM

Buckeye Riveter
 
One thing RR Track 5.0 would not let me do was to add a batter to the outside legs of the trestle piers which counteracts the centrifugal force as the train speeds around the curve. I remember laughing at a photo of a trestle in CTT where the pier's legs were not battered knowing that even a heavy model locomotive could take it down if the track joints were not tight and soldered.

 
There's rivet counting and then there is Buckeye taking it to a whole new dimension!
 
Nice job on the layout plan Buckeye!

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Saturday, October 19, 2019 6:02 PM

V8Vega

Do you operate your trains or mostly loop running? If I was starting over I might not have any switches.

 

 
When guests visited my former layout, they would operate the trains with a CAB-1 or LC+ controller. As the late Chuck "Blueberry" Mathews said, "When you operate Buckeye's layout, you really run the trains." I believe in the video below, the oldest grandson and I were running the trains and the youngest grandson was amazed we didn't crash.
 
 
Normally we ran three trains, but on occasion we had five short trains running using cruise control.
 
Roy please remember I use POT bearings on my bridges, too. Laugh

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Posted by Sturgeon-Phish on Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:01 PM

Looks great Buckeye!

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:32 PM

Thanks Jim. 

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Posted by cheapclassics on Sunday, October 20, 2019 10:26 PM

Looks good.  Will be nice to see it as it progresses.

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Monday, October 21, 2019 7:22 AM

cheapclassics

Looks good.  Will be nice to see it as it progresses.

Mike C. from Indiana

 

 
Thanks Mike. As displayed on my former layout, Garrett, Indiana, the home of the Railroaders, will again be prominent with water tower, station and billboard. As a kid, I loved visiting Garrett to watch the B&O passenger trains stop for crew changes. 

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Sunday, November 10, 2019 6:42 AM

The progress has slowed due to my surgery, but there has been progress.  

Levelers with a non-mar finish.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Sunday, November 10, 2019 10:58 AM

Looking good Buckeye

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Friday, November 15, 2019 7:11 PM

 

 

Third table done.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, November 16, 2019 7:02 PM

It looks like you're taking the time to build great bench work. Should make for an excellent layout !

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Posted by Buckeye Riveter on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:19 PM

Thank you Paul.

Building L-girders.

Forth table.

Last table

First joist @ 16" centers.

Gusset bracing.

I love Irwin clamps. When I built the orginal BO&W all I had were C clamps. Sigh

7th and 8th grade shop class plus good tools really helps.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Saturday, November 23, 2019 9:50 AM

Wow !

Just the bench work alone is a work of art !

Can't wait to see the layout !

Paul

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