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Date: 09/13/23 14:12
1/8th scale meet G Scale
Author: santafedan

The Indiana Live Steamers now has a G Scale live steam track.  It is 200 feet of track.  There are two main lines with one more to come. There will be a yard for steaming and set up.  Last Saturday they had their commissioning runs. Saturday was our Dog Daze annual event  and it so happened to be a Touch-A-Truck day at the park.  There were a lot of visitors.
They plan to have "Steam Ups" soon.


 








Date: 09/13/23 14:13
Re: 1/8th scale meet G Scale
Author: santafedan

One more.




Date: 09/13/23 15:34
Re: 1/8th scale meet G Scale
Author: jkh2cpu

They're all nice, and that Big Boy is spectacular.



Date: 09/14/23 14:30
Re: 1/8th scale meet G Scale
Author: lynnpowell

What is the material that you are using for "roadbed"?  How long did it take you to build what we see in your photos?  How many people worked on constructing what we see?



Date: 09/15/23 06:29
Re: 1/8th scale meet G Scale
Author: santafedan

lynnpowell Wrote:
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> What is the material that you are using for
> "roadbed"?  How long did it take you to build
> what we see in your photos?  How many people
> worked on constructing what we see?

We are using a composite material used in decking.
Once all the materials were gathered AND the posts set, one week.  The posts took two days.
The workers varied from one to ablate six throughout the week. We estimate 50 manhours!

The remaining third track, which will have dual guage, and yard will take a little longer I guess.  The old addage "once you connect the ends of track work slows down."



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/15/23 08:09 by santafedan.



Date: 09/15/23 07:37
Re: 1/8th scale meet G Scale
Author: BAB

lynnpowell Wrote:
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> What is the material that you are using for
> "roadbed"?  How long did it take you to build
> what we see in your photos?  How many people
> worked on constructing what we see?
Are you in any club?  Few understand what it takes to do these things time wise or volunteer wise quite often one or two people end up doing most of the work. Might be worth your time to join a railroad club that's large scale.



Date: 09/15/23 08:13
Re: 1/8th scale meet G Scale
Author: santafedan

BAB, in the first set of photos I said The Indiana Live Steamers have a G scale live steam track.  The G scale is now part of the ILS. You can see part of the ILS track in the background of one of the photos.
Dan*

BAB Wrote:
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> lynnpowell Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > What is the material that you are using for
> > "roadbed"?  How long did it take you to build
> > what we see in your photos?  How many people
> > worked on constructing what we see?
> Are you in any club?  Few understand what it
> takes to do these things time wise or volunteer
> wise quite often one or two people end up doing
> most of the work. Might be worth your time to join
> a railroad club that's large scale.



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