Here is a rough diagram (very rough, I'm not artistic) of the train shed layout. Scale is not truly accurate. This drawing is a little "scrunched" at the bottom. Bottom level has approximately 165' of main line (including one staging track at each end), while the upper level has 180'. In all, there's about 1300' of trackage including 11 passing sidings of 18'+ each and the 12 track 18' staging yard on the right as well as all industrial spurs, etc.Willie- it would be interesting to see your train in person.
They are Roundhouse kits. I have quite a few Roundhouse cars on my layout. They are super reliable for me. They just dont give me any problems and that in itself is a good pay off. The ones I just purchased have good roster numbers to the prototype. However the Chesapeake and Ohio in the center is wrong. But they are good enough for me.Afternoon All,
Spent the day working on the company store and just have the roof left to do. I'll take a picture tomorrow when it's complete.
Dave LASM- Nice layout shot.
TomO- Nice simple scene.
Justin- Nice looking cars. Who makes them? Mine are all Bowser (kits and RTR) but Bowser is heavily invested in all types of Pennsy freight cars.
IB Ken- Congrats on the new arrival .
Tom- Nice loads. What is old is new again. I had both as a kid.
Jesse- You shouldn't have but since you did I'll take 2.
Joe- Nice photo. Good luck with the Cardiologist.
I hope everyone has a good night.
That's a massive Pacific. I think a photo of an engine like this with that big tank or whatever is ahead of the smokestack was one of the things that attracted me to American trains. That and the fact they looked so similar to NZR's home built steam, which of course were patterned on them. Got a photo of one somewhere with the same sort of tank, but mounted on the side, see if I can find it. Here it is, on one of the 4-8-4's. Somewhat similar, but maybe not.Good morning, y'all 24° and clear just before sunrise. Those donuts Jesse brought in look great.
Couldn't sleep after 4AM, so here I am. 3 cups of coffee, and groggy. Guess we have a lot on our minds this morning. I have an appointment with the Cardiologist, this afternoon, but that doesn't enter into my uneasiness.
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The Famous CNJ "Blue Comet" in Atlantic City. Date and Photographer unknown. Note the Cab Signal and Train Control boxes below the smokebox.
My pleasure Karl! If those temps include dry air, that'll come in quite handy for assembling the blower on the driveway. Can't do it in the shed because the box barely fits in there with the mower, generator, log splitter and other stuff. As for the garage...well, you know what's in there!. . .
Ken, Glad to see you got your snow blower, BTW were having daytime highs in the 50's this week. Thanks!!
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Patrick, do you need the whole set, or just pieces?? I'll dig through my handrails tonight, IIRC I may still have some GP7 parts. I sold off all of my Athearn Geep 7s a while back with parts, but something tells me I still have some. BTW with minor modification, Atlas "yellow box" GP7 handrails and Front Range plastic handrails will fit.Anyone have a source for an Athearn 11529 or a Smokey Valley SD9 handrail set (or equivalent)? I need it for a BB GP7 as I have one that is missing those parts. The 11529 is the "correct" part and in reading the Smokey Valley part is similar. Unfortunately these are now made of unobtainium. I think I can bend some but I'd like to get something that's a little less work. No really close hobby shop has anything (no real train stuff in any of them anymore).
Yes and I am not sure where it is all leading. I am just going to continue to isolate and ignore the world for a few days. Maybe it will all go away.Guess we have a lot on our minds this morning.
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