User:Wolfgang

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I'm building a new yard for my town Westport. The old one was too small for the traffic. Image:Westport_mini.gif

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At this time I'm laying track at the west end. I've soldered the curved turnouts. The other turnouts will be Peco code 83 #6.

And here's a first picture. The first train is testing the track.

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Now I'm busy with the right, the east entrance of the yard. The picture shows the big compass with a very special center construction.I need this big one for my curved throat.

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Now, Sep 9, 2006, I'm busy with laying track. Both yard entrance ladders are installed and the first train did run.

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I had to solder another scratch build piece of track, a crossing. This time, I've downloaded the tie template from the Fast Track site.

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And this is the current left side of Westport: Image:left_side.jpg


Here's the moveable magnet for the two A/D tracks:

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I've glued a wire to the magnet, at the steel plate, for a push-pull-device. When I finished the fitting I covered all with a brass sheet. The picture shows the two A/D tracks over the magnet. More about this device at my Moveable magnets site.

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This way I can break long trains in parts and the switcher has a shorter cut. You see the new Peco code 83 turnouts, #6. Electrofrog of course.


Golden Spike

I dismantled the old Westport in June for the FREMO meeting. Now, Nov 19, 2006 I can run trains through the new yard at Westport. Here're pictures from the first train (there were some test trains also). This train picks up auto carriers. It will become a very long train.

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And these are my current type of Car Card Boxes. With more room you can better look at the different car cards. Image:PB190067.jpg

Now, dec 17, 2006 I've installed the new Walthers 90' turntable. With this, the new yard at Westport is ready for operation. It will take some time before I start with scenery. There're some other projects I want to do. I can run trains. That's a big point for me!

Here you see the right side of the yard. Class tracks are about 46 mm apart! (nearly 13'). Each class track starts with a Kadee magnet.

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And here's the left side with engine facility. You can see the turntable.

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And now I can operate! Engine FBL 2525 is designated for the Plywood Extra.

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And the Extra 2525 is departing.

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You can see more at my website Westport Terminal RR --Wolfgang 13:21, 19 August 2006 (PDT

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