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Re: Jim Vail

Art D3
 

Sad news indeed. I never met Jim in person, but I was truly inspired by his prolific modeling talents. I wish I could turn out models at half his speed.

Art D.

Re: Editing Posts

Martin Pischky
 

Hello,

Editing an existing post by web interface is a nice
feature if the edit message is send again by mail.

If the message is not send again I would disagree.

Martin

Am 29.01.2018 um 00:29 schrieb RE-Trackman:

One of the things I like the best on Groups.io is the ability to edit
your posts AFTER you send them
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Jim Vail

Steve Hatch
 

A new chat has been created:

Sure a shame to hear about Jim
  He was one of the early members of this group and one of the earliest HOn3 modelers.
I met Jim over 50 years ago. I've run on his RR so many times...
Sad news - Steve Hatch

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Re: Editing Posts

Steve Hatch
 

 You have the option to resend it or not your choice.
-Steve

Re: Jim Vail

c_bryars@bellsouth.net
 

Such a loss, Jim got a C&S #74 from me several years ago.  I was always so happy to know he was enjoying it.  Great modeler, great guy, he will be missed.
Cameron - aka Rabbi

Re: Jim Vail

DaveS.
 

RIP

Re: Jim Vail

Steve Hatch
 

Re:  Jim Vail

  • Bicycleb
    Today at 5:13 PM
    Now that is sad news indeed.
    Happy rails to you Jim
    Bruce

Re: Jim Vail

Dusty
 

I met Jim via this list in 1997 or 1998 I think? I was in Menlo Park doing Y2K. I called Jim to see if I could see his layout. He was a very gracious host. We corresonded and conversed and had common ground on most modeling stuff. He was a 'do it' kind of guy. He will be missed.

Dusty Burman

Re: Old Pharts Duck Under

c_bryars@bellsouth.net
 
Edited

Very nice, can you post plans?  Also would it work for multi-deck?

Thanks Cameron

Re: Old Pharts Duck Under

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Cameron

Sorry, I do not have any plans I'm afraid, I just built it up as I went along to fit the space I needed (basically enough height for most and a little post holiday 'girth'). The drawer runners were described as heavy duty and they were certainly heavy. It's crucial to get them perectly vertical or else when the four legs are connected together, the whole thing will lock up when you try to move it. My runners are those which have a soft closing action to the last inch or so the section needs to be lightly pressed home. I first fixed the small edge of the runners to some 1" square wood, then screwed them to the fixed uprights. Finally I added  cross bracing, a peice of ply about 4" deep front to back to keep the whole thing square and the tops for the track. I've yet to source some other weights - at the moment I've about 3lb each side and that will increase slightly as I add scenery. I secured the rope to the bottom of the moving frame and used eyelets not pulleys becuase I wanted a little friction.
You mention Multi layer - do you mean it joins two or more trackbeds at different heights? If so yes, threre are two layers in my version, you can see the second one in the 'lowered' photo. If it helps I can take a few more photos from different angles to help make up for the lack of plans.
Mark

Re: Old Pharts Duck Under

c_bryars@bellsouth.net
 

Greatly appreciated and any more photos would be great.

Cameron

Re: Jim Vail

Kent Hinton
 

Was always gracious, whether as host or visitor.  His layout was a veritable museum.  

Re: Jim Vail

Mick Moignard
 

I met Jim at the NNGC in Pasadene, 2013, and had email conversations with him before and after that.  Lovely man and a prolific and skilled modeler.  I'll miss him, just as many others will. 

Mick

Re: Old Pharts Duck Under

lloyd lehrer
 

I use a double deck slide up that i had made from structural aluminum components. I have a high ceiling so the bridge section has no issues with sliding up high enough, but you could design it so it telescopes both levels one into the other or use two sets of tracks, one for each level, having them slide beside them, one in front of the other. 

On Jan 29, 2018 6:26 AM, "c_bryars@..." <c_bryars@...> wrote:
Very nice, can you post plans?  Also wouls it work for multi-deck?

Thanks Cameron

Re: Old Pharts Duck Under

lloyd lehrer
 

By using the structural alum. Framework and a rectangular sliding frame, i eliminate any lockup since the sliding part keeps it true on the vertical tracks. The slide uses nylon formed glides in matching slots. It holds a tolerance if less than a 1/16".

The parts are made by 80/20 inc.; look up www.8020.net 

On Jan 29, 2018 7:32 AM, "Mark Kasprowicz" <marowicz@...> wrote:
Cameron

Sorry, I do not have any plans I'm afraid, I just built it up as I went along to fit the space I needed (basically enough height for most and a little post holiday 'girth'). The drawer runners were described as heavy duty and they were certainly heavy. It's crucial to get them perectly vertical or else when the four legs are connected together, the whole thing will lock up when you try to move it. My runners are those which have a soft closing action to the last inch or so the section needs to be lightly pressed home. I first fixed the small edge of the runners to some 1" square wood, then screwed them to the fixed uprights. Finally I added  cross bracing, a peice of ply about 4" deep front to back to keep the whole thing square and the tops for the track. I've yet to source some other weights - at the moment I've about 3lb each side and that will increase slightly as I add scenery. I secured the rope to the bottom of the moving frame and used eyelets not pulleys becuase I wanted a little friction.
You mention Multi layer - do you mean it joins two or more trackbeds at different heights? If so yes, threre are two layers in my version, you can see the second one in the 'lowered' photo. If it helps I can take a few more photos from different angles to help make up for the lack of plans.
Mark

A couple images of my double deck slider

lloyd lehrer
 

More slider images 2 of 3

lloyd lehrer
 

Sliders 3 of 3

lloyd lehrer
 

Re: Old Pharts Duck Under

Mark Kasprowicz
 

I'd like to see it though I'd be a bit concerned that the use of Aluminium would result in a more fragile structure especially at full extention. My runners are steel and they locate at low level with no error but I will add patern makers dies to ensure a 100% location.

Mark

Re: Your First Post

Mike Conder
 

Sending a post to get unmoderated ...

Mike Conder