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street running
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, July 19, 2003 8:12 PM
Has any one made a layout that has street runs in it? If so I would appreciate it if you could show me some pictures of the layout or give me tips on how you did it. THANKS[:D][:D]
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street running
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, July 19, 2003 8:12 PM
Has any one made a layout that has street runs in it? If so I would appreciate it if you could show me some pictures of the layout or give me tips on how you did it. THANKS[:D][:D]
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Posted by BruceJob on Saturday, July 19, 2003 8:31 PM
Get a copy of the book 'Building City Scenery for Your Model Railroad' by John Pryke, published by Kalmbach. (I think you can link to an online bookstore from trains.com) JP provides intructions for in-street tracks using styrene and posterboard.

I came across a website a couple days ago with lots of photos of the New York Cross Harbor RR, an old urban freight freight carrier. You might find this site interesting. Follow the link:

http://www.oldnyc.com/crossharbor_rr/contents/crossharbor_rr.html

I hope this info is helpful!

Regards,

Bruce J.
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Posted by BruceJob on Saturday, July 19, 2003 8:31 PM
Get a copy of the book 'Building City Scenery for Your Model Railroad' by John Pryke, published by Kalmbach. (I think you can link to an online bookstore from trains.com) JP provides intructions for in-street tracks using styrene and posterboard.

I came across a website a couple days ago with lots of photos of the New York Cross Harbor RR, an old urban freight freight carrier. You might find this site interesting. Follow the link:

http://www.oldnyc.com/crossharbor_rr/contents/crossharbor_rr.html

I hope this info is helpful!

Regards,

Bruce J.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 20, 2003 5:43 AM
Swedtram from Gothenburg Sweden makes rail and turnouts that are perfect for use in a street. They have a website, swedtram.se
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 20, 2003 5:43 AM
Swedtram from Gothenburg Sweden makes rail and turnouts that are perfect for use in a street. They have a website, swedtram.se
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Posted by dknelson on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:06 AM
Years ago I checked out some street running in Phoenix AZ and the interesting thing to me was, the throw for the turnout was covered by a hinged metal plate, which was level with the pavement. So to turn the switch the brakeman would open the hinged door, flip the throw over, and then close the plate again.
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Posted by dknelson on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:06 AM
Years ago I checked out some street running in Phoenix AZ and the interesting thing to me was, the throw for the turnout was covered by a hinged metal plate, which was level with the pavement. So to turn the switch the brakeman would open the hinged door, flip the throw over, and then close the plate again.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 10:55 AM
Step1... Buy some eggs in a foam carton. Step 2 cut clearance shims for the flanges out of eggcarton top and glue them to the inside of the rails with whiteglue. Step 3 build a form around the area and pore envirotek epoxy into areas to proper depth. Do not cover track!!! Alow to set. Step 4 dissolve foam with acetone and clean track of glue. Score envirotek with cracks, etc and mask tracks. Paint with enamel. Detail to suite.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 10:55 AM
Step1... Buy some eggs in a foam carton. Step 2 cut clearance shims for the flanges out of eggcarton top and glue them to the inside of the rails with whiteglue. Step 3 build a form around the area and pore envirotek epoxy into areas to proper depth. Do not cover track!!! Alow to set. Step 4 dissolve foam with acetone and clean track of glue. Score envirotek with cracks, etc and mask tracks. Paint with enamel. Detail to suite.
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Posted by thomas81z on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7:38 PM

does this really work ???

Anonymous
Step1... Buy some eggs in a foam carton. Step 2 cut clearance shims for the flanges out of eggcarton top and glue them to the inside of the rails with whiteglue. Step 3 build a form around the area and pore envirotek epoxy into areas to proper depth. Do not cover track!!! Alow to set. Step 4 dissolve foam with acetone and clean track of glue. Score envirotek with cracks, etc and mask tracks. Paint with enamel. Detail to suite.
 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7:42 PM

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Posted by PennCentral99 on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:32 PM

And his last post was over 16 years ago. Imagine if he'd made a few posts in just 5 or 10 of those years, he'd be pushing 400,000 for sure!

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