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Bit more progress today...

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...shifted that pallet as well, planning curves next...just have to remember as it will be a loop that the jumper cables will have to go outer/outer and inner/inner...

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...will probably put that on the inner track, and bend something for the outer.

May be lucky and get the curve in, but won't get much further with the supplies of slabs and sand, it will be a race to see which runs out first.
 
Rhinochugger

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, planning curves next...just have to remember as it will be a loop that the jumper cables will have to go outer/outer and inner/inner...
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Green to green, red to red, perfect safety, go ahead :nod::nod::nod:
 
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Had a day of fishplate mangling, drilling, tapping and bending a combined straight and curve section.

Clearance jesting...

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...jury is out on the clearance, approx. 8 cm over sleeper ends...

One thing the jury is not out about is the construction of the supports for the start of the curve slab work.

The plan is full slabs with wedge segments between them, anyhow I know what I mean.
One of the first supports have cracked and needed a quick repair, it looks a mess, and no you ain't getting a photo, and once the slab is in place no one will notice.
 
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That track I fettled yesterday, well I've fettled it again, wider clearance...

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...and that henge that cracked is now covered up, so no one can see it...

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...but more track fettling to do to bring those ends back into alignment...

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...first curved sections laid and a trial fit of the inner curve...

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...and that's it, last bag of sand empty, there is enough supplies get to get a 90 bend done, but no more sand, so it ends here, until next spring...

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...unless ;)
 
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That track I fettled yesterday, well I've fettled it again, wider clearance...

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...and that henge that cracked is now covered up, so no one can see it...

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...but more track fettling to do to bring those ends back into alignment...

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...first curved sections laid and a trial fit of the inner curve...

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...and that's it, last bag of sand empty, there is enough supplies get to get a 90 bend done, but no more sand, so it ends here, until next spring...

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...unless ;)
Gwan, you know you want to :devil::devil::devil::devil:
 
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... ...and that's it, last bag of sand empty, there is enough supplies get to get a 90 bend done, but no more sand, so it ends here, until next spring...
...unless ;)
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream :D
 
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Having ran out of sand, guess the only thing I could do today was to square up the straights and install the first two inner curves...

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...rail offcuts wonder why I keep them...

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...so with the straights sorted, the first two curves could be laid.

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...If only I had managed to get some more sand, I could have got two more slabs done and the quarter circle laid...

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...devious or what? ;)
 
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Looks as if I may have finally reached the end of what I can get done this year.

Still have some half slabs, sand and cement, but now short of blocks, and the weather and my hands are not conducive to work.

So this is the extent of the extension as of today.

Installed outer curve following the purchase of some not so straight s/h straights..

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...whilst it is not perfect, it is functional.

Installed more s/h straight, straights after the 1/4 turn...

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...and installed the half slabs, whilst the supports are now't to write home about, they will be hidden when I get to the landscaping stage, whenever that is.:rolleyes:

So better explain how it will progress.

The inner curve, will curve again and go under the slabs and back through in the style of a "Brusio Viaduct" but plain track.

The outer curve will turn then start a straight incline, to dive under phase I and the loop around to connect to the inner track.

Looking to drop approx. 9 inches over 18 feet on the straight, shallower on the curve.

But it could all be revised again as things progress next year.
 
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That track I fettled yesterday, well I've fettled it again, wider clearance...

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...and that henge that cracked is now covered up, so no one can see it...

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...but more track fettling to do to bring those ends back into alignment...

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...first curved sections laid and a trial fit of the inner curve...

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...and that's it, last bag of sand empty, there is enough supplies get to get a 90 bend done, but no more sand, so it ends here, until next spring...

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...unless ;)
Good progress good to see that Mr Lumphammer is out and about. Nice screwdriver set as well. But why wait till next Spring? Even in frosty weather so long as it is warm in the day and you cover new cement overnight progress need not be curtailed.

Lonicera will help to disguise the supports if that is what you wish to do. Easily clipped and a very good looking evergreen plant. We used it on the Ruschbahn and with plenty of Chicken Poo (was growing near Conifers in very poor soul) and with sensible clipping was achieving 3 ft high by the time Andy died. But it is an easily tamed plant with hand hedge clippers (or a hand held battery set) keeping under control. What they use at Pecorama to disguise the wooden board supports.
 
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Cementing etc. isn't that much of a problem, not with HTO's help, but with damage to hands/fingers when I got burned, not to mention the skin grafts in other places they don't do too well in the cold, have enough problems with lack of "feel" on warm days.
 
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Thinking ahead, or playing with track today...
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...I may have underestimated the size of the inner loop, spiral dive under loop, it's actually 12 and a half feet diameter.
 
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To move forward you sometimes have to go back.

Yesterday revisited my duff fishplates and re fettled them, then a clean in the time honoured fashion.

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so I now have enough "pairs" to do 36 lengths of rail.

So today spent some time recovering fishplates (To add to the above total.), concrete sleepers, eliminating short rail joints and making a R3 curve section, for future use.

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Then a tidy up, stuff that really need to throw out, std gauge sleepers as such they are of no use to me.

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Oh! Oh!

Gordon,
I have several lengths of track (not rail, track) where there are many (most?) of the sleepers missing..

Could I cross your palm with silver? And us come to some arrangement?? :think::nod:
 
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Oh! Oh!

Gordon,
I have several lengths of track (not rail, track) where there are many (most?) of the sleepers missing..

Could I cross your palm with silver? And us come to some arrangement?? :think::nod:
Yours FOC, just want shot of them, have sent you what we used to call a P.M..
 
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Having mentioned my lack of sensitivity in the finger feeling dept. it will come as no surprise to you that I have lost the odd few fishplate screws, which are as rare as hen's teeth to get hold of now.

So I have invested in a few alternative spares...

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...just a few...

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...but if I need more, the pack has the answer.;)

Also invested in the scenic front, but on a smaller scale...

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...only 10 of them for the moment...;)