Weekend Photo Fun 11-04-05

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RexHea

RAIL BENDER
Ken: Am I missing something or do you not have a way to turn your locos around? No big deal, just curious.
 

IronBeltKen

Lazy Daydreamer
RexHea said:
Ken: Am I missing something or do you not have a way to turn your locos around? No big deal, just curious.
Rex, the point-to-point operations I plan to do, involve diesel hood units in pairs (one facing each direction) or switchers - no steam :eek: .

[Later edit] I suppose if I really wanted to accommodate steam power, I can stick a short turntable on that new spur hanging off the mine tracks, and another at the end of the staging yard. (None of the tracks shown in [blue]blue[/blue] have been permanently fastened yet.)

My current space limitation doesn't allow a full-sized engine terminal and a slag pit. I have ideas that might eventually offer a workaround solution, but I'd rather make a fool of myself in private before I discuss them here and discover they don't work!:D

[An even later edit:] Here is the diagram showing where I might place my 90' turntables. As to when I'll actually get them, that is anybody's guess - I'd need to scrape up a minimum of $80.00 for 2 kits, and $600 to get them built-up.
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RexHea

RAIL BENDER
Ken: Ok! That is explains it. But, what about tomorrow when that good looking "F" or "E" unit comes along. You never know. The turntable placement looks good. Another option would be to add a room or go through the wall and.....and....:D

Chip: Looking good with your restoration. I really like that fuel tank.
 

Steve B

Firefighter
KEN, heres the new hill with a road on it, a long way from completion but it's looking good
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this Porsche driver found out to late there are no guardrails or railroad crossing signs, whooops
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IronBeltKen

Lazy Daydreamer
Brian, nice work on that Milwaukee SD7/9 - I've always loved those first generation SD's with a missing fuel tank, the B&O had quite a few of those for branch line service.
 

IronBeltKen

Lazy Daydreamer
Steve - I see you're putting that recycled clay to good use, looks like it hasn't fully dried yet. That hapless Porsche driver must have been a kid borrowing his Dad's car - who else would be foolish enough to drive a sports car on a dirt road <LOL>:D Good work, can't wait to see the finished product!
 
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GatorDave

Railroading Fan~Gator Fan
Chip,
Any idea who makes that fuel tank. It looks like maybe IHC(?). The
reason I ask is that it's along the lines of what I need. I have a coaling
tower and a water tower for my steam locos... but my diesels are in need
of fuel! And it looks to be just about the right size. Thanks, Dave
 

SpaceMouse

Fun Lover
GatorDave said:
Chip,
Any idea who makes that fuel tank. It looks like maybe IHC(?). The
reason I ask is that it's along the lines of what I need. I have a coaling
tower and a water tower for my steam locos... but my diesels are in need
of fuel! And it looks to be just about the right size. Thanks, Dave
My guess is that it is Revell. It started out as a Gosh-awful orange color, but the detail is pretty good and paint's up well. You might have to find it on eBay. The good news is you shouldn't have to pay much for it.
 

GatorDave

Railroading Fan~Gator Fan
Ken,
Just an idea...
How about putting the turntable here instead:
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This would give you room for some loco tracks and possibly a roundhouse.
Unless, of course, this area already has a purpose. Good luck, Dave
 

GatorDave

Railroading Fan~Gator Fan
Thanks Chip,
I'm going to look around and see what I can find. I don't have a lot
of space for anything huge. Something like what you posted would be perfect.
I'm sure someone makes what I need... time to crack open the Walthers
book. Dave
 

JeffShultz

Stay off the tracks!
Awful lot of track in that space - remember to leave room for buildings! They tend to take up a lot more room than you first envisioned...
 

IronBeltKen

Lazy Daydreamer
GatorDave said:
Ken,
Just an idea...
How about putting the turntable here instead:
This would give you room for some loco tracks and possibly a roundhouse.
Unless, of course, this area already has a purpose. Good luck, Dave
Thanx Dave, I was eyeing that area myself, but I decided I just had to keep my slag quarry (where liquid slag is dumped, allowed to cool, then crushed and recycled) - it provides point-to-point operation between there and my blast furnace. [Also I have numerous Kibri models of heavy equipment specifically designed for that scene.] I agree with you though, a roundhouse would be great to have if the space was available...
 

IronBeltKen

Lazy Daydreamer
JeffShultz said:
Awful lot of track in that space - remember to leave room for buildings! They tend to take up a lot more room than you first envisioned...
[Jeff - I'm just guessing you were addressing that to me?]
Yeah it is crowded I admit, I'll have to make use of false-front buildings wherever possible...
 

GatorDave

Railroading Fan~Gator Fan
CSX_road_slug said:
Thanx Dave, I was eyeing that area myself, but I decided I just had to keep my slag quarry (where liquid slag is dumped, allowed to cool, then crushed and recycled) - it provides point-to-point operation between there and my blast furnace. [Also I have numerous Kibri models of heavy equipment specifically designed for that scene.] I agree with you though, a roundhouse would be great to have if the space was available...
Ken,
I see...
I had a similar problem. I had to go with a wye to turn my locos. I could
have used a turntable, but I would have had to get the 120' TT to turn
my larger equipment and I just didn't have the real estate.

I wish I had the space for the track you have! Looking good. Dave
 

RexHea

RAIL BENDER
Ken: All you have to do with the slag is what I told you my little people do each night...they dump it in the floor. See how easy it is to get more space.:D :D
 




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