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The Interlocking
Posted by BroadwayLion on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 5:25 PM

 

It is not on my layout.

 

ROAR

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Posted by BigDaddy on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 5:42 PM

Watching the webcams, which frequently have a diamond, that must have been a bear to maintain.

 

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Posted by nealknows on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:01 PM

BroadwayLion

 

It is not on my layout.

 

ROAR

 

 

ME THINKS IT SHOULD BE!

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Posted by PED on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:31 PM

Picking the right signal to follow would be a challange

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Posted by bogp40 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:35 PM

I bet you wish it was a subway puzzle on your layout.

Could you imagine the nightmare of isolating those diamonds on a DCC layout?

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:10 PM

bogp40

I bet you wish it was a subway puzzle on your layout.

Could you imagine the nightmare of isolating those diamonds on a DCC layout?

 

 That's why Tam Valley invented the Frog Juicer - the CNJ Bronx Terminal layout that Tim Warris from Fast Tracks built has some pretty crazy diamonds in it and trying to figure out how to power them with switch machine contacts was well nigh impossible - and they HAD to be powered, the AGEIR boxcab doesn;t have a huge wheelbase, and speeds are VERY slow.

 Next project for Tim - build the pictured tract arrangement - is that just a junction, or is there a station in the background that all those tracks converge on? There's a slightly less complex one that existed in the US I've seen pictures of, tracks crossing right through th emiddle of turnouts, and other tracks intersecting multiple parallel curves like that.

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Posted by IRONROOSTER on Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:33 AM

bogp40

I bet you wish it was a subway puzzle on your layout.

Could you imagine the nightmare of isolating those diamonds on a DCC layout?

 

You know, I've never been a fan of battery power.  But if I were to model this, I think that's the way I would go.

Paul

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:05 AM

rrinker
is that just a junction, or is there a station in the background that all those tracks converge on?

Remember the old adage 'carrying coals to Newcastle?'  This is the arrangement of tracks that got all the rest of the coal there first... from all the various sources.

I second the opinion that, if modeling this, 'dead rail' would be orders of magnitude cheaper as well as much more reliable...

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Posted by peahrens on Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:46 AM

Question: For the smaller track pieces that (I'm guessing) require some curvature, did they have to heat and bend them to create the needed curvature, either onsite or at a shop? 

Some other images:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=newcastle+rail+crossing&FORM=HDRSC2

 

Paul

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, May 18, 2018 10:04 PM

That track layout looks crazy complicated, but it is also beautiful.

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-Kevin

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