Tuesday, June 10, 2014

More track

Laid the rest of the main and sidings in the west industrial zone.  I think I will just refer to this area as LaGrange since the centerpiece here will eventually be the woodchip unloader that used to be there. 
I am only using roadbed under the main because it looks better, but it sure is a pain to have to cut and sand foam transitions for every turnout.
 This area will see lots of cement hoppers, a few tanks and tons and tons of woodchip cars.

I have the track laid from the yard that represents Brownville Jct. down to the bridge over the swamp that marks the transition into the paper mill.  Hopefully tomorrow, once all the glue dries and I can get my tacks and pins again, I plan on starting the lay the track into the mill.

If anyone has one or a pair of Atlas GP38s in the Bangor & Aroostook red, black, and grey paint that they are willing to sell, drop me a message at hobbezeq@gmail.com

1 comment:

  1. For the transition from the "higher up" mainline on roadbed to the "down in the weeds" spur, I used "homeowner shims" from Home Depot: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-8-in-Homeowner-Pine-Shims-12-Per-Bundle-PSH8-12-12/100082960?N=5yc1vZbqjt

    They are a little too tall on the higher end, but the angle is good. That is an easy issue to address. I just cut off the extra that was too tall to make it the height I needed. "Cut" is actually a strong word, I really just score it twice then snap. Takes like 15 seconds and done. Plus, they are pretty cheap and no sanding required. There is a bit of a gap as the small end is still like 1/32" of an inch, but once you put dirt over it (or ballast) and glue that down it's well supported.