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    Copper Valley Railroad - A New Beginning

    Having decided (with input) that the train elevator is not a good idea. I have decided to focus my layout to be based loosely on the town of Houghton, Michigan and the dock area. I have included a small yard at the dock area where the copper ingots are unloaded off the train and loaded onto...
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    Copper Valley Railroad - A New Beginning

    Thank you for your input Dennis. I appreciate your honest opinion. I will have to look for an alternate plan to move the trains from one level to the other.
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    Copper Valley Railroad - A New Beginning

    I've been messing around with the track plan and gotten rid of the turntables. I have added an interchange to the lower level to give me a connection to the outside world and allow different traffic once in a while to move onto the layout. I've also added in the industries I plan to have on...
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    Which 2-8-0?

    Thank you all so much for the pictures and input on the 2-8-0. Dennis it is especially nice to see the Roundhouse photo next to the original #29. I think I’m hooked on the roundhouse. I’m only planning on a 4-5 car consist on the layout, but may see a 3% grade In one small spot. Dave thank...
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    Minot, ND - Souris River N Scalers

    And finally the refinery area.
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    Minot, ND - Souris River N Scalers

    More scenery.
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    Minot, ND - Souris River N Scalers

    The staging yard.
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    Minot, ND - Souris River N Scalers

    Didn’t realize it’s been over a year since I’ve posted a progress update so here goes. Scenery is continuing to be added and we’ve expanded into a third room which contains a staging yard for the layout.
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    Which 2-8-0?

    Thank you Iron Horseman for your insight.
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    Copper Valley Railroad - A New Beginning

    Dennis461 asked for a sketch. Here a rudimentary one, not sure if this helps or not, but here is what I’m thinking.
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    Copper Valley Railroad - A New Beginning

    Thank you for the information on the TV stand. Looks like an expensive way to go, but definitely some good information there.
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    Copper Valley Railroad - A New Beginning

    You asked about a train elevator. I've been thinking about this and here's how I plan on tackling it. First off I plan to build one that is a semi-circle of track not a straight one. That way the train moves forward from one level to the next. I plan on a 18" radius so a 40" x 20" 3/4...
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    Which 2-8-0?

    GeeTee, Thank you for looking at the CR and your input on the closer match. I was thinking for the time period I will be modeling it would look closer too.
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    Which 2-8-0?

    I do intend to go DC. But I will keep my options open.
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    Which 2-8-0?

    MHinLA. To answer your questions I intend to buy DCC locomotives. But only plan on having two locomotives for the layout. The 2-8-0 and an 0-6-0 to be used in the main yard and town. I plan on only having about 20-25 cars total, 8 of which will be dedicated to the smelter/mine loads-in...
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    Which 2-8-0?

    GeeTee Thank you for the information. My layout will be based loosely on the Copper Range Railroad in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The largest steam locomotive was a 2-8-0. This layout will be standard gauge. The layout is planned to have a Copper mine, a smelter and into the town where...
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    Copper Valley Railroad - A New Beginning

    I will look into the scissor Wye Rico. Thank You
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    Which 2-8-0?

    Thank you all for the information. I will definitely have to do my research before buying one.
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    Which 2-8-0?

    I was wondering which 2-8-0 would be better for my layout. I have no experience in HO scale. My layout will be set in the 1920's and will probably be DC as I only plan on having two locomotives on the entire layout. I've only seen two choices the Bachmann and the Athearn Roundhouse. Are...
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    Copper Valley Railroad - A New Beginning

    If I'm correct in what you were saying MHinLA this is what you were talking about.




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