Our layout has been up and running for close to 2 years now, and is fairly complete. Lately we've begun to finish up a few odds and ends, and now a couple of changes are in order. Bear in mind that the simple scenery and toylike elements are purely intentional, and that this is a fully functioning railroad. Climb aboard.Today began the relocation of the Freight Station and the Oil storage tanks.
This area used to be where the freight terminal was. I'm going to clear away most of this and add a second ARCO tank, which was acquired after some negotiations with a certain member of this forum.
Last Edit: Dec 25, 2017 17:23:40 GMT -5 by Deleted
I got some things squared away for the Freight station, and extended the road past the water tower. The vehicles are Davemobiles from the Jade Fog The oil tank area is cleared away so I can mock up the placement of things. The job would be a little easier were the pine tree relocated, but I refuse to move it because it's the first thing little man added to the layout himself.
Last Edit: Dec 25, 2017 19:34:19 GMT -5 by Deleted
The second oil tank arrived from Jerry, but I was mistaken in thinking that it was an ARCO tank. Doesn't really matter to me, now I have one with a blinking light and one with the diesel horn, which little man loves because he always uses whistle signals when operating his trains. I got both tanks wired in to the electricals, and put some sand paper in place to represent gravel. The fuel Depot tank was moved over near the pedestrian bridge as you can see, and I put a few trees and some underbrush there as well.
I plan on putting a tank car dock next to the siding for loading and unloading, as well as having an oil truck parked nearby. The barricades are from an AHM construction set, and the green roofed Eldo is a Davemobile.
Last Edit: Dec 30, 2017 17:58:32 GMT -5 by Deleted
It's tar paper with the lines printed on it. A lot of hobby shops in this area stock it, problem is it tends to get wrinkles and waves in it when the weather shifts. I'm also using black poster board, which works well, and some Walthers cornerstone street pieces. You name it, it's on here!
The challenge now is to squeeze the coal yard kit that I got from Jerry into the available space around this Factory building. At the far right in the photo is the existing coal dump area, which I'm modeling as a barge loadout. I won't need to use the elevated track section from the kit because I already have this structure in place. The gears in my head are already turning, so let's see how this goes!
A little pushing, shoving, and crowding has gotten me this far. I moved the existing warehouse building a little to make more room for the gate and scale and added a concrete drive. The coal yard office fits in a little spot by the warehouse, the loading conveyor and transfer conveyor leap frog through the factory lean-to. The coal trucks (one of which is a Davemobile) are AHM accessories and actually fit on the scale
I have yet to add a coal pile in the yard and a clamshell bucket on the crane to move the coal. You can see some of the Kibri conveyors under the bridges, which will be arranged to service barge traffic
JNXT 7707: At this rate you may take over the entire state of PA in 10 years or so
May 20, 2020 11:13:20 GMT -5
umpdan31: Sooner then that. We're on a mission!
May 20, 2020 21:20:46 GMT -5
umpdan31: JadeFog: i found a brand new in the box ConCor PRR mail car. Although the ones that I already have are all heavyweights with 6 wheel trucks, this one is a lightweight with 4 wheel trucks. I also picked up a few assorted couplers. Glad he was open again.
May 20, 2020 21:36:16 GMT -5
umpdan31: The mail car was 10 bucks. Not bad for a brand new car.
May 20, 2020 21:39:30 GMT -5
yardmaster54: Here in central Ohio it has done nothing but rain since Sunday. I'm starting to build an ark, does anyone have a motor for it.
May 21, 2020 13:46:55 GMT -5
Bull: Hang in there Yardmaster, I'm floating your way!
May 21, 2020 16:24:19 GMT -5
umpdan31: Jade Fog or anyone else interested in Penn Central rolling stock. Go to etsy.com. There is a small assortment of Penn Central freight cars for sale. Cattle cars, gondolas, cabooses, box cars. Check it out
May 26, 2020 19:32:22 GMT -5