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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Staging moves around the curves...

Today was a productive day as I managed to get the Staging Tracks all the way around curves on the Staging Deck.





I used a RibbonRail - Metal Alignment gauge to set the initial 28"R on the arrival/departure track.  Once this was set and pinned down using track pins I then cut several strips of 1/8" cork sub roadbed 1" wide and then used this to maintain a track, centre to centre of 2 11/64" (55mm) between tracks.



This worked extremely well and consistently kept the track centres at the above measurements.  The out most staging track is a little over a 40"R.  Once I had the two inner track set and pinned I checked the clearances with my longest pieces of rolling stock.


I then installed the remaining five tracks using the cork roadbed strips as a guide.



All the tracks have now been installed around the curves and the next phase is to install the southern yard ladder.



More soon.

Jas...

2 comments:

  1. Good to see you incorporated easements. Technically not needed in a staging yard but sure does add a nice touch. Well done.

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  2. Thanks Alan, only very small easements. But wanted the staging running as perfect as possible seeing its hidden most of the time.

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