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 Posted: Thu Jul 2nd, 2015 04:34 pm
   
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Bountyland Railway is now in the structure building phase.
First up is the passenger platform and shelter which are in process now.
Unlike regular model building, here the challenge is to capture as much of the flavor of the prototype as we can while not overwhelming the trains and still build something large enough for full-sized people to use.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 2nd, 2015 04:37 pm
   
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This structure is based on one of the WW&F's buildings,
shown here, flipped over as in our reverse plan.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 2nd, 2015 04:40 pm
   
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I restructured the prototype photo above to produce a preview of our structure when complete.
Think of this as a replica of a fragment!

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 Posted: Thu Jul 2nd, 2015 04:45 pm
   
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BTW, Did you notice the baggage wagon in post 681?
The wheels came from a replica toy wagon my wife found in a craft shop.
The wagon bed is 18 x 36 inches which (like the trains) is close to half size.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 2nd, 2015 05:05 pm
   
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The actual platform is made of recycled 2x6's. The area to the right is for tool storage.

A friend donated the bench, which I am restoring.

This is an earlier photo before side sheeting was applied. Note how adding structures will block seeing the neighborhood in the background and help create the illusion we are after.
The actual STATION will be a 5 by 7 gabled roof building to the left of the shelter.
The platform will continue across in front of the station building.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 2nd, 2015 05:32 pm
   
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Here is the working sketch of the station building.
Not sure yet--This may be our next project.

You'll note that the station floor is more than a foot lower than the platform. This will allow full height headroom inside the structure while, in front, it appears "in scale" with the trains. Entry is through the full sized end doorway. Between the shelter and station, there are steps leading down to station floor level.

When open, the front (platform) door will serve as a "window" through which the agent can do ticket business.

The south wall (unseen in this view) will have an actual window.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 2nd, 2015 05:36 pm
   
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And here's a preview of how the station should look. (Drawn onto an existing photo)
This is looking railroad north with the shelter mostly hidden by the station.

(Background note: ALWAYS look at your background when shooting photos. Obviously I didn't as here the flag pole just happens to align with the "keep of the bridge" sign!!!)

FYI--YES, that is a Maine state flag below Ole Glory.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 2nd, 2015 09:38 pm
   
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Great stuff!



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 Posted: Sun Jul 5th, 2015 08:39 pm
   
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Ray and Charles......THANK YOU !!!

BLRY is a tourist line and most would not think of tourist lines providing much in the way of interesting switching however I find such is not always the case.

A few days back, I'd had the engine out on the work trestle south of the shed and needed to set the train up for a passenger run as guests were coming over. Pulling the engine through the shed, our roster was positioned as on the left side of the attached drawing.

For hauling our guests we needed things set up as shown on the right side: Engine then (passenger) gondola and finally, the caboose.
Take a look and see how you'd move things to get ready for guests. It's hard to read the small print on the drawing but note says the south lead has room for only one car OR one engine. Plenty of room on the (top) north lead.

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