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Old 09-07-2012, 04:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I took these videos of my Accucraft Mason Bogie steaming into the sunset. The uneven track work adds some interest to the videos. Will the train stay on the track or will it tip over? Lucky for me and my locomotive, everything stayed on the track.



I will be spending some time leveling out the worst sections of track where it looks as if the locomotive is going to derail at any second.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice!!! The uneven trackwork adds to the charm!!!
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Posted By Dr. J on 07 Sep 2012 06:33 AM
Very nice!!! The uneven trackwork adds to the charm!!!



Thank you for the compliment.
It encourages me to spend more time working on my model railroad when I should be mowing the lawn!


I agree that the "roller coaster" component of the uneven trackwork provides some charm to the live steam model railroading experience.




It's the side-to-side rolling that makes it want to tip over that gives me concern. My project list for today is to fix some of the bad sections of side-to-side unlevel.

Then I will make a test run with some passenger cars.
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How have you attached the track to the roadbed?
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Posted By Shay Gear Head on 07 Sep 2012 09:15 AM
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How have you attached the track to the roadbed?

During this setup phase, the track is held in place by gravity and friction (except for the bridge where it is screwed through the ties to the bridge deck).
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes, you did manage to capture roll, pitch, and yaw. It's the first time I felt like reaching for my dramamine to counteract seasickness, while watching a garden RR!
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Posted By Dr. J on 07 Sep 2012 04:47 PM
........... It's the first time I felt like reaching for my dramamine to counteract seasickness, while watching a garden RR!






I forgot to put the required video warning message: "If this feeling lasts for more than 4 hours, seek immediate medical attention!"
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