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new elevated railway

Post by mymodeltrain » Tue May 15, 2018 3:02 am

I spent the weekend to build the elevated railway. The original bedding was built on wood; after 5 years, they got rotted, and honestly speaking by that time, I was not knowledgeable enough to build a good bedding for the tracks. This new one is made of all PVC material, the tracks were recycled from the old system, which used R1 tracks, for small trains only. I just tested the train today, so far so good, and I am still trying to figure out how to level them; specifically, a grade at a tight curve makes a bad combination. It is not simple though even I have a lever. Any idea please let me know.
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Re: new elevated railway

Post by ge_rik » Tue May 15, 2018 7:30 am

Interesting idea. Not sure about the levelling issue. Are the the legs telescopic - ie does one section fit inside another? If so, that could give you a method for adjusting the height.

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Re: new elevated railway

Post by mymodeltrain » Tue May 15, 2018 1:10 pm

ge_rik wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 7:30 am
Interesting idea. Not sure about the levelling issue. Are the the legs telescopic - ie does one section fit inside another? If so, that could give you a method for adjusting the height.

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Rik,
I learned this construction technique from Ron Karlsson. Yes, the legs are telescopic, I can adjust the height by raising up or down. I guess, the leveling process needs two persons and we have to undo several legs at one time. It's challenging for a one-person job. Probably, I will call my daughter out for a hand.

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Re: new elevated railway

Post by ge_rik » Tue May 15, 2018 6:35 pm

mymodeltrain wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Rik,
I learned this construction technique from Ron Karlsson. Yes, the legs are telescopic, I can adjust the height by raising up or down. I guess, the leveling process needs two persons and we have to undo several legs at one time. It's challenging for a one-person job. Probably, I will call my daughter out for a hand.
Looks like it's a case of a long spirit level. I'd have thought though, that it's a case of adjusting one leg at a time. Once you've decided which post is your datum, you need only adjust one leg at a time starting from that one. If your spirit level is accurate, by the time you get back round to the first leg, all the posts should be level.

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Re: new elevated railway

Post by mymodeltrain » Wed May 16, 2018 2:23 am

ge_rik wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 6:35 pm
mymodeltrain wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Rik,
I learned this construction technique from Ron Karlsson. Yes, the legs are telescopic, I can adjust the height by raising up or down. I guess, the leveling process needs two persons and we have to undo several legs at one time. It's challenging for a one-person job. Probably, I will call my daughter out for a hand.
Looks like it's a case of a long spirit level. I'd have thought though, that it's a case of adjusting one leg at a time. Once you've decided which post is your datum, you need only adjust one leg at a time starting from that one. If your spirit level is accurate, by the time you get back round to the first leg, all the posts should be level.

Rik
After all I don't need a lever, instead, I observed the train speed and adjust the post where its speed is reduced; overall not very scientific but it works.

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