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by chiloquinruss
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Laser cut switch stand kit
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Laser cut switch stand kit

Is this for personal use or are you going to sell them when testing is done? Russ
by chiloquinruss
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Something new on the Mountain
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Something new on the Mountain

both sides are the same Well that's partly true except there are some 14 or so pieces of rail plus the frog that make the switch. The points for a wye are totally different than for a left or right hand switch, and of course because we have so little need of a wye we have no jig for them. Your righ...
by chiloquinruss
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: A short NG proto video
Replies: 1
Views: 281

A short NG proto video

Came across this really cool video on the Nat Geo YT video page. It's a short video about why we love our trains and the preservation of their memory. Its very short but really well done. I loved it. Please enjoy it. Russ

by chiloquinruss
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Something new on the Mountain
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Something new on the Mountain

Minimum radius is 75 foot. Out on the main we use up to 165 radius panels. The steel panels MUST all be pre-bent. We used to bend the aluminum panels in the field but not with the steel. So the winter chore is to build up enough assorted radius track panels for our September Big Build Meet. We shoot...
by chiloquinruss
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Something new on the Mountain
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Something new on the Mountain

We have been building steel on plastic tie switches for some time at Train Mountain. But we haven't had the need for any WYE switches until now. So here is the first steel on plastic TM WYE! I think it turned out pretty good.

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by chiloquinruss
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Automatic Signals: How many tracks use them?
Replies: 13
Views: 2080

Re: Automatic Signals: How many tracks use them?

Train Mountain signal indications. Russ
by chiloquinruss
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models shipping problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1649

Re: Allen Models shipping problems

Wishing you all the best Steve. My wife had her surgery about a year ago. I was waiting downstairs and the nurse said I could go up and see her after the surgery. When I got to her room she had gotten out of bed and walked down to the restroom. This is a lady that came into the hospital in a wheel c...
by chiloquinruss
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Automatic Signals: How many tracks use them?
Replies: 13
Views: 2080

Re: Automatic Signals: How many tracks use them?

Train Mountain has a system for a portion of their layout. It is used mostly in the congested area around the main yard and Central Station areas. It is of the type as your #1 post and is also of the occupied / unoccupied type. During large meets their are also several powered turnouts that also inc...
by chiloquinruss
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Mountain Track Building update
Replies: 31
Views: 4120

Re: Train Mountain Track Building update

Thanks to all for all of your comments added to Jeff's original doc. I would like to add some first hand knowledge of how it works at TM. These comments are not about any other track or system just my TM experience and perspective. 1. We don't have dirt at TM, you know the nice clay kind. What we ha...
by chiloquinruss
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2018 TM Triennial Video available
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Re: 2018 TM Triennial Video available - correction

I reported that: Blu-Ray, DVD, and PAL formats. were available. Well I jumped the gun a little. We are investigating the possibility of getting some PAL discs done. Once we have that secured I will repost here. Sorry for any confusion. On the good news front we had some rain and just a slight dustin...
by chiloquinruss
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: 2018 TM Triennial Video available
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Re: 2018 TM Triennial Video available

Thanks for all of the orders for this really fun video. We have reordered the next batch so we should be in stock and shipping for your holiday viewing. In this next batch we will have Blu-Ray, DVD, and PAL formats. Thanks again. Russ