The M-K & Eastern RR
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Some more progress today.
I've glued the cork. It's standard HO cork that I cut off a 6 mm (1/4") wide strip to make it fit HOn3 (16.5mm - 10.5mm = 6mm).
Now I have to order more cork .... I need about 40-50 yards.
I've begun on the Spline roadbed.
I'm gluing it with "No more nails" from Pattex on cartridge (I guess it's like liquid nails?).
The splines are 6 mm (1/4") MDF, which is cut in 25 mm (1") wide strips.
There is a need for huge amount of clamps though. Have to find some more, I know I have some...
Time to make all the curved and Y-turnouts as well.

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#32
More progress. I've finished about 2/3s of the subroadbeds.

I had to check my inclines to keep them under 2%.

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Graffen:
I checked my inclines with a 2-foot level and pieces of 1/8 x1/4 and 1/16 x ?? wood under one end. I guess a 1/2" piece would give 2%.

I had a problem when I didn't check and through it would be level because all the supports were the same height. Found that the basement floor had a bit of drainage slop built in.
David
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Perth & Exeter Railway Company
Esquesing & Chinguacousy Radial Railway
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I've started the work on the landscape painting on the backdrop.
To make a representation of the Colorado rockies isn't as easy as it sounds....
You want them to be tall and imposing, and have the color variations of the real thing.
On top of that I have to find a level of detail that I'm satisfied with.
I use regular artist acrylics for it.

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