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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#33
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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