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Cobrabob8


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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2013, 10:57:08 PM »

rOgruth,
My lower level tunnels will probably only have walls for the first 8 to 12 inches. The tunnel on the upper level is double tracked and about two feet long on a curve. It will have walls the full length of it as it is in a prominent location. One will be able to lean down and watch the train comming around the bend with the headlight glowing.
Cobrabob.

The other tunnel portal will be located at the bottom of the photo. You can see one at the top of the photo. You will just slightly be able to see out the other end. I am also putting a roof on the tunnel. That way the steam locomotives will be able to fill the tunnel with smoke like the real thing!
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Cobrabob8


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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2013, 11:01:27 PM »

Here is my Williams Pennsy Hudson steam locomotive comming out of the tunnel.
Cobrabob.

In the older photo below, the ends of the tunnel are going to be at the signal bridge at the top of the photo and by the fourth coal hopper above the house.
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coolwaldo

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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2013, 03:06:56 PM »

Cobra: That is solid looking table you built. Looks strong enough to park a Mustang on it. LOL Coolwaldo
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Cobrabob8


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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2013, 07:59:27 PM »

Coolwaldo,
There is a Mustang parked on my layout! In the lower right hand corner of this photo!!! Cheesy
Cobrabob.

And one in my garage! Grin
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r0gruth

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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2013, 12:06:19 AM »

Cobob,

Make sure that you have accessto the inside of the tunnels
because if something happens in a tunnel you want to be able
to fix the problem.This is especially true for longer tunnels.
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Cobrabob8


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« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2013, 08:25:04 PM »

Roger,
Thanks. Will do. I have already thought of that. I learned that years ago on an HO layout I built as a teen.  Wink
Thanks, Bob.
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Cobrabob8


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« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2013, 09:25:39 PM »

Okay, I worked on my tunnel some more today. It is slowly getting there. I got some of the walls up. I need to finish the other tunnel portal supports and run the walls up to it. I ballasted some of the tunnel also. In one photo you can see my Williams by Bachmann Baldwin Shark diesel going on a "Test Fit".
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The curves inside of the tunnel are 48 and 60 inch diameter. Hopefully that will lessen the odds of any derailments. Actually, knock on wood, I have had none in this area in the three years since I built the layout. The tunnel is short enough that I can reach into it from either end.

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« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2013, 04:14:51 PM »

Great pics of a great layout. i'd love to see it in action! Do you have videos of it in action?
Thanks!!
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M1FredQ

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« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2013, 04:33:55 PM »

Cobra

The pre-fab walls are GREAT!!!!!

Where do they come from???

Thanks for sharing!!!!!!
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« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2013, 08:16:25 AM »

Well done Bob! I for one, am quite jealous Tongue ...Grin
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r0gruth

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« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2013, 11:44:18 PM »

Fred,

The rock walls are available from Scenic Express and are available in several styles.
If you want smaller rocks you can use HO walls.

www.scenicexpress.com
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Cobrabob8


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« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2013, 08:10:31 PM »

Thanks everyone for the compliments. The tunnel portals and matching wall are from Scenic Express and the tunnel walls (random stone) are from Micro Mark. The random stone walls are actually a self adhesive paper sheet which I applied to foam board walls. The foam board is stapled and glued to 1x4 supports. I plan on ballasting inside the tunnels and then putting a ceiling on the tunnel. After the tunnel is finished I will build the mountain over it.
Cobrabob.
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« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2013, 07:59:00 AM »

Hi Cobrabob,

            I know that you like the PRR. Take a look at the 'Wholesale Trains' Website. WbyB EP5 on sale!!!
$81.99 each. I have a EP5 New Haven, good puller/runner. Time to add a new 'Pony' to the stable.
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« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2013, 05:59:04 PM »

Thanks rO:

What a web site a lot of great stuff available to get the jobs done looking good!!!!

All of you are great resources it is appreciated
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