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New Layout (Cleveland Flats Prototype)

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New Layout (Cleveland Flats Prototype)
Posted by NScale4x8 on Saturday, December 25, 2021 1:13 PM

https://nscale4by8.github.io/nscale4x8/

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Posted by snjroy on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10:12 AM

Wow, lots of nice bridges in there!

Simom

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Posted by tstage on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10:19 AM

It's too bad you don't have room to include that nifty auto swing bridge on Center Street, between Detroit & Merwin Avenues:

That would be eye-catching on any layout...

Tom

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Posted by wrench567 on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 12:42 PM

Is a later addition out to Whiskey island in the cards? Anyone making N scale Hulets? My uncle worked at USS on the Flats way back in it's heyday before the fire. I still remember the smell of the Flats fifty years or so ago. The rusty dirty snow in winter and all the driveways and playgrounds topped with slag from the mills.

       Pete.

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 1:01 PM

wrench567
I still remember the smell of the Flats fifty years or so ago.

Amen!

The Clark Avenue Bridge on a sunny day —

 Clark Avenue and Clark Avenue Bridge. Looking East from West 13th Street, Are Obscured by Smoke from Heavy Industry, 07/1973. by The U.S. National Archives, on Flickr

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Colorado Ray on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 6:07 PM

Very nice.  Captures the flavor of a busy industrial city.  Impressive how you got all the grade changes with foam risers. 

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Posted by NScale4x8 on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 8:29 PM

Thank you. For the grades, I calculate the rise over run for the grade I want and draw that slope onto a flat piece of foam. I buy the foam in 4x8 sheets giving up to 8 ft for each run. Curves are no poblem. Just cut the foam support into segments and arange the segments along any curve you want including S curves. In my case, I used every other segment so that there are frequent gaps for running wires.

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Posted by Colorado Ray on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 4:23 PM

NScale4x8

For the grades, I calculate the rise over run for the grade I want and draw that slope onto a flat piece of foam. I buy the foam in 4x8 sheets giving up to 8 ft for each run. Curves are no poblem. Just cut the foam support into segments and arange the segments along any curve you want including S curves. In my case, I used every other segment so that there are frequent gaps for running wires.

 

 

That's a really clever idea for making the risers.  Would make foam roadbed a lot easier than I would have thought.

 

Ray

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Posted by BRVRR on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 12:03 PM

Nscale4x8:

A worthy project. The photo is one of the Flats loxomotives. I passed by it 4 or 5 times a week for more than 12-years.  I occasionally got caught by their car movements on Columbus Street.

By the way, the swing bridge is shut down for maintenace.

Good luck. I can't wait to see the finished product.

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