Show #199 Track-laying, the Big Picture; and Meat!
with hosts Craig and Tim and guest Dave Ramos
- Updates from the gang
- other intro stuff
Roundhouse 1. Tracks, from Paper to Plywood
- Trackwork, laying and beyond.
Trackwork is perhaps second only to benchwork, we don't have a model railroad with out it.
- Executing the Plan
- Starting off well, from plan to plywood, what should we expect? (as in I'm sure I'm not the only to see a plan not directly translate)
- Tools of the trade
- Differences to take into account when hand-laying vs sectional or flex
- Looking to the future
- When laying track, are there factors that I can (or should) take into account for the future, such as maintenance?
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Roundhouse 1 continued...
- What issues can I expect to see popping up with my track as the years accrue on the layout?
- Soldering, what to expect with age? and how much soldering?
- Quick revisit of the cr product
- Bright boys or sanding blocks?
Roundhouse 2: Operating with a Meat Packer on the Layout
- The Meat Packing Industry
- Brief description
- The importance of location near rails
- Serving your Meat Industry
- It's tempting to get lost in a session and just relegate my imagination to just dropping off a Reefer at Cudahay, but obviously there's a reason that reefer is there; but also other cars that might show up to deliver or haul away.
- The priority of meat, how should we be running our meat trains?
- Key differences between serving a packer in the turn of the century, vs late period packers.
- If possible, ideally would there be different spots or tracks for different needs? How many spots should we have to effectively model one?
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