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The Breitenbach - Rosenheim Railroad V3 Locked

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, November 30, 2018 6:11 PM

I've started laying track at the Rosenheim station:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, December 01, 2018 6:09 PM

The first two station tracks are almost complete:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, December 02, 2018 6:12 PM

I started this morning by installing a few turnouts at the east end of the station, then I connected the two station tracks and added most of station track #3:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, December 03, 2018 4:59 PM

Today I've finished station track #3 and added track #4 as well:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by BNSF UP and others modeler on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 2:22 PM

Wowza! Your progress is really impressive!

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, December 06, 2018 6:17 PM

Three days ago I ran out of right hand turnouts. Luckily I had them on order and even better, today they came in the mail. This allowed me to finish the east end of the Rosenheim station:

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, December 07, 2018 6:09 PM

I installed several turnouts and laid more track at the Rosenheim station:

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, December 09, 2018 6:10 PM

Today I spent eight hours laying track at Rosenheim. Almost all of the station is now finished:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Monday, December 10, 2018 4:54 PM

I've added the turnout and a few feet of track where the branch line will connect to the Rosenheim station. The waiting train is a battery operated ETA 177:

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:06 PM

Now that the Rosenheim station is complete I will move on to the next peninsula which creates a small problem: it's a mess! I have been using it as a storage/sorting/work table and now I have to find different places to put all this stuff. 

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:10 PM

It took exactly 2 hours to get everything cleaned and organized. Now I'm ready for a few sheets of plywood again!

 

 

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Posted by 7j43k on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:47 PM

michaelrose55

Now that the Rosenheim station is complete I will move on to the next peninsula which creates a small problem: it's a mess! I have been using it as a storage/sorting/work table and now I have to find different places to put all this stuff. 

 

 

As your trackwork grows, your "free" tabletop tool storage will disappear.  I recommend some high quality audio-visual carts:  

 

https://www.amazon.com/Presentation-Adjustable-3-Outlet-Electrical-Assembly/dp/B00KEER2WQ/ref=sr_1_29_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1544571922&sr=8-29-spons&keywords=audio-visual+cart&psc=1

 

You can leave your stuff on them and move them around easily.  If you're lucky, they'll fit under your layout.

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:37 PM

7j43k

As your trackwork grows, your "free" tabletop tool storage will disappear.  I recommend some high quality audio-visual carts:  

 

https://www.amazon.com/Presentation-Adjustable-3-Outlet-Electrical-Assembly/dp/B00KEER2WQ/ref=sr_1_29_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1544571922&sr=8-29-spons&keywords=audio-visual+cart&psc=1

 

You can leave your stuff on them and move them around easily.  If you're lucky, they'll fit under your layout.

 

Ed

 

That looks interesting, thanks Ed!

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:38 PM

Today I built the base for the helix:

 

 

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Posted by Erie1951 on Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:52 PM

Hello, Michael...Not only is your work impressive, the layout size is almost breathtaking! Will you be adding un-powered catenary in order to put your pantograph-equipped locomotives "under the wire"?

Russ

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, December 13, 2018 5:08 PM

Erie1951
Will you be adding un-powered catenary in order to put your pantograph-equipped locomotives "under the wire"?

Yes, I will. It looks silly to run electric locomotives with the pantograph down. The funny part will be installing catenary in the helix because the clearance isn't big enough for the fully extended pantographs. We'll see how that goes...
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Posted by Erie1951 on Thursday, December 13, 2018 5:18 PM

michaelrose55

 

 
Erie1951
Will you be adding un-powered catenary in order to put your pantograph-equipped locomotives "under the wire"?
 

 

Yes, I will. It looks silly to run electric locomotives with the pantograph down. The funny part will be installing catenary in the helix because the clearance isn't big enough for the fully extended pantographs. We'll see how that goes...

 
The idea of installing catenary will certainly be a terrific detail and, like you said, the locos would look silly without it. Now I understand your commitment to detail. Bravo! Thumbs Up

Russ

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:02 PM

There will be a river crossing the peninsula so I had to make a base for it:

 

 

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Posted by SouthPenn on Friday, December 14, 2018 7:42 AM

Wow, that looks like a large river. I imagine there will be a very impressive bridge going across it.  Stone arches?

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Friday, December 14, 2018 7:58 AM

SouthPenn

Wow, that looks like a large river. I imagine there will be a very impressive bridge going across it.  Stone arches?

 

You'll be disappointed, the river will be a lot smaller. It will run kind of diagonal across this area so I had no choice as to take out 2 cross beams and put in such a wide piece of plywood. And yes, the bridge will be a stone arch bridge Big Smile.

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, December 15, 2018 10:51 AM

The humble beginnings of the stone arch bridge:

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:30 AM

The Bridge is growing...

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, December 15, 2018 1:16 PM

...and growing...

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Saturday, December 15, 2018 2:37 PM

...and growing!

 

 

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:11 AM

I have started to make the visible parts of the viaduct. This one cover piece takes 75 minutes to engrave which means that all parts including the bridge heads will take about 35 hours. Have to be patient!

 

 

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Posted by Edsland on Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:57 AM

That is really nice

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Posted by nycmodel on Sunday, December 16, 2018 1:45 PM

I have just started following this thread. All I can say is wow! That is Club level space you have. You must be retired and have a very understanding wife what with the time you put into the layout. Your track laying progress (who's quality appears to be excellent) is exhausting just to follow. Looking forward to the ongoing progress!

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, December 16, 2018 1:56 PM

nycmodel
You must be retired and have a very understanding wife what with the time you put into the layout.

Wrong with the first, correct with the second. I work full time for 2 companies but I sure have an understanding and very supportive wife.

If I ever retire I need a bigger room Big Smile.

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Posted by nycmodel on Sunday, December 16, 2018 2:41 PM

I don't know where you find the time. I will say this, when I was busy laying track, etc. I would basically "zone out" into the process and the stress of the work day would disappear.

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Posted by michaelrose55 on Sunday, December 16, 2018 6:10 PM

The result of a Sunday's worth of laser engraving:

 

 

 

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