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by rhopkin
Sun 11. Feb 2018, 13:45
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Re: OsO Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: OsO Valley

Hello again Just came accross photo's I took when I was experimenting with painting the Kato Uni Track. Essentially, I removed the entire section of furthest away part of the layout, which wasn't going to be easy to reach, kept it in two halves and then just sprayed it on a drop sheet in the garage....
by rhopkin
Wed 31. Jan 2018, 16:12
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Re: OsO Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: OsO Valley

Posting new video shortly, last updates and running a few trains, discussing tunnel modification, LED lights, finalised yard etc. Probably last udate for at least 8 to 10 weeks, heading back to work and will be away for some time. Thanks for reading and watching the video.

RH
by rhopkin
Mon 29. Jan 2018, 19:21
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Re: OsO Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: OsO Valley

Hello again Thank you very much Jan for adding my You Tube link! It's appreciated and nice to get a lot more viewings on my channel. Keeps me motivated. A few more photo's today. I decided to extend the double tracks under the plywood so the turnout happens before entering the tunnel. That way I hav...
by rhopkin
Tue 23. Jan 2018, 23:54
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Re: OsO Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: OsO Valley

A few more photographs.
by rhopkin
Mon 22. Jan 2018, 23:07
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Re: OsO Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: OsO Valley

Lower deck DCC Bus line installed as are the drop feeders. Used 4mm cable for the bus line and the default Kato track feeder cables (24-818). So far have used over 30 and have another 20 to install on the helix and upper yard area. First test run everything worked perfectly, no short circuits and no...
by rhopkin
Mon 22. Jan 2018, 09:33
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Re: OsO Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: OsO Valley

Hello again It's been a while since I posted anything but have made progress since the last time. Updated I'll post a few photo's shortly but I've also got a you tube channel for the build. Don't expect great production quality as it's all shot from my iPhone and I don't edit the video. Average time...
by rhopkin
Fri 14. Jul 2017, 16:47
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Re: OsO Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: OsO Valley

99.9% done with benchwork.

Electrics and track laying next. Doubt I'll have time now for it until September but you never know.
by rhopkin
Thu 13. Jul 2017, 17:21
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Re: OsO Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: OsO Valley

Have been able to put in almost a full week, More work on the top deck, stringers and even more or less finished the helix roadbed. More photo's for you. I tested a four axle GP7 and my new GS4 on the initial climb to make sure the incline and curves aren't too much. I'll do a full test tomorrow wit...
by rhopkin
Fri 7. Jul 2017, 13:04
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Re: OsO Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: OsO Valley

Upper deck construction underway. I decided to go out on a limb (again) and use 9mm plywood (less than half the price of the 15mm of the lower deck and half the weight) along with the recycled 27Sq mm stringers. First section worked out well so I'll continue. Posted more photo's for you. I'll try no...
by rhopkin
Mon 3. Jul 2017, 16:16
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Re: OsO Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: OsO Valley

Couple more photo's of the back side with track and more foam. Since the photo was taken, I've removed the track and will start building the tope deck this week having finally obtained more plywood.
by rhopkin
Mon 3. Jul 2017, 16:13
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Re: OsO Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: OsO Valley

Thank you drbnc! I figure if I'm going to do it then might as well go large within the available space.
by rhopkin
Wed 28. Jun 2017, 14:35
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Re: OsO Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: OsO Valley

Update - I have been busy with a trip to Berlin (Visited a super a train shop there, "Turberg" in Lietzenburger Str. 51. Not many American trains but I was drooling over the German OO and G scale stuff; Just fabulous although out of my price range) and an unexpected work trip to Palma last...
by rhopkin
Wed 31. May 2017, 16:24
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Re: OsO Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: OsO Valle

Short Update - Since getting home two weeks ago I've been pretty busy with non-train related stuff but I've managed this week to rebuild (Third time...and last!) the lower bench work. All the old stringers removed and a more traditional framework built and the old base boards re-mounted. much strong...
by rhopkin
Fri 12. May 2017, 09:17
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Re: OsO Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: OsO Valley

A couple of pictures during the second build of the lower deck which took place in January. You can see the underside stringers which will be removed and saved for the upper deck as I mentioned in the first post due to plywood warping. Also the far side curved base board will also get used on the up...
by rhopkin
Fri 12. May 2017, 08:56
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Re: OsO Valley
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: OsO Valley

Just another update; Attached is the Upper Deck with lower deck baseboard underneath so you can see it is a much thinner footprint which will allow me easy access to the lower deck. Clearance between the two decks will be about 16 - 18 inches (40 - 45cm). I'm sure this will get revised but hopefully...

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