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February, 2015

A year & a half after moving to Bracebridge, I started resurrecting the Southwood & Macey Bay model railroad. This page will be a step by step collection of photos of the construction over the weeks or months (or years).
The latest photos are here.

Memories of the old Southwood & Macey Bay RR

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The move, and in storage

The room needed better lighting

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Background sky colour decision

Preparing for construction

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First section framing is completed

Yard is assembled

"L" girders laid out where the 2 peninsulas will be

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Far wall construction

Peninsulas construction

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Southwood Yard track work

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Plywood for the towns and track sub roadbed has arrived

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Severn River section started for bridges, river & ponds

Working on the risers to secure the subroadbed

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River area preparation

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Homasote has finally come
This will provide the level for the industry tracks & buildings

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Roadbed installation started

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Track going in, and more roadbed

More track installed

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New subroadbed

Running the first train

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Trackwork on the peninsulas finished

Cleaning track

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Working on the control panels
This is taking a long time trying to figure out where all the wires go
So not a lot of visible progress

Still working on the control panels

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Control panel getting finished

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Next is to wire the switches
But before, I wanted to remove 2 'S' curves. These can cause derailments, and look bad.

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Time being spent changing the couplers on the cars
Only about 1/3 of the cars had been done

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Moving along
Giving a view of what's here so far
All these cars have their couplers done, finally

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Reparing tracks too close together
The siding at Little Chute was on a curve, and it got too close for 2 trains
So I rearranged the curve

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Reparing track too high
The high track was too steep, and the locomotives had trouble pulling cars up
So I lowered the highest point down an inch
And reduced the grade up & down to 1.7%

Reparing the dip
The dip was causing cars to uncouple as the train when down & back up

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Starting to electrify the switches

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Replacing a switch that wasn't working

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Start of water

Muskoka water is black

Starting with the fascia
Fascia is the border around the edge of a layout
To make it more neat

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Fascia is installed, needs painting yet

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The last pieces are now in place

Update - Nothing to show for almost a year.
Been working on getting remote throttles functioning properly.
And running trains to get the bugs out

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I decided to paint the ground brown to make it look more 'real'.
I think it worked quite well. ;)

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Next the yard

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This many people have seen this great site. ;)

Thanks for visiting.
Drop by every now and then to see what I've been up to.

You can reach me at . . . web@drdougie.ca


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