Super Chief additions

The Kato 8 Car Super Chief entender set.


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Fleet Expansion

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Construction Milestone!

Milestone of progress with the construction phase

The "Duck-Under" bridge


Basic structure and functionality is there.
Need to level and position laterally (which will require some tweaking)
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An Ebay addition - string of ore cars


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The Yard Module


15" x 5'
Need to level the surface (somehow), the track work is designed, but purchse and actual install will be "later".
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BTW-

That polyiso foam is crap.
The covering doesn't remove well, it is not flat (many depressions across surface) and its expensive.
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Also-


Removed the track and 2 switches from the siding modules. Scraped one module because my attempt to level the surface of the polyiso foam had made it much worse. The original modules, I think we sized wrong. They should be 310 mm. exactly the same as the ballast of the Kato straight + the 62 mm (1/4). One of the T-Trak sources had said 308 mm. I think that's wrong. But, cutting the 2" foam with the sharpened putty knife is not very "accurate" - very diffucult to be precise.

Never-the-less-


I believe the module constructon phase, and bench work, is complete! Thank gawd. My least favorite part.
Ordered enough track to finish the loop.
I think that's

PROGRESS


operational Phase 3 Rev A

Steam Engine & Passenger Cars

Steam Engine (E-Bay)



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Passenger Cars (DASH)


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Possibly available,… Interior Light Kits with Brighter White LED - 6 Lights Set - Kato 11-212
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Trains

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Bachmann EMD GP50