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 Posted: Tue Sep 17th, 2013 09:28 am
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Goll--lee!

I sure do like that car ferry Chol----one of the best that I have seen so far.

Was it saved for this layout?

I hope-----

Horrible Herbie



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 Posted: Tue Sep 17th, 2013 03:10 pm
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It's been A Long Hot Summer; Down On The Waterfront.

The tides & times they are a changin', in the metropolitan district of Tidewater.

1956 ... there's still a whole bunch of steam-action on the docks ...
... USRA switchers & peddler-freights, grace the Tidewater tracks.



After a few slack-years, with a marked drop in freight on the docks ...
... modernisation & streamlining of the Tidewater lines are needed at the dawn of the diesel era.


This has kept the long-suffering supervisor at 'Geiger Gravel' pretty darn busy these days.

Charley drives the rig, for 'Geiger Gravel' ...
... & his pal, Don Dozzerman is on the CAT.



" Hey GUYS ! ... what's the deal ?

Is that yer THIRD ! cup o caauufee ?

The railroad needs more product ... like YESTERDAY ! boys

OK, OK, let's MOVE IT ! then ...

... don't forget ... It's MY WAY ! ... or ... The Highway "

:shocked:




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 Posted: Wed Sep 18th, 2013 12:14 pm
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Woodrow Erb' Si fellers.

Car ferry , Simone..?..relate to "ramon"...is gone as is the Excelsior minerals complex.I lost my mind..it is coming back..I have bricks and concrete..



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 Posted: Wed Sep 18th, 2013 11:17 pm
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Hi Charley

I lost my marbles years ago ! ... :Crazy:

... Thing is ... if I need 'em ... I know where to look.

In the corner ... under the stove ! :cool:

( the stone floor slopes that way a tad )



Quite an interesting & compact formation ... spot-on ?

Spotted ! :slow:

I actualy have a VERY modest HO collection.

What I realise is, that although my new venture is in 1:35n2 ...

... considerably larger-scale than HO.

Unlike my previous 1:24n3 cars ...

... a 40ft HO car ... takes up the same track-length as a 14ft 1:35 one. :brill:

- - - - - - -

The drawing above is obviously 'super minimum length' ...

... but a couple o' more feet; & it almost might look realistic. :shocked:

Ta Ta f' now ...

Cheers

Si. :thumb:

I think the new 'Tidewater' will be a quantum leap forward ... ?




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 Posted: Thu Sep 19th, 2013 04:50 pm
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Si , fellers..

I think it will be better focused..more fun be square meter cubed...etc etc...Only the best retained..and of a size usable..



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Hi Charley

You were running 4-car 'strings' on the MKI 'Tidewater'...
...impressive...
...but...
...if you cut them to 1-car...
...same amount of cards & switching-action...
...25% of the space needed in spurs & perhaps main-lines.

Right ?

More compact; but still good ops. potential.

Cheers

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 Posted: Thu Sep 19th, 2013 09:45 pm
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Si , Woodrow , Erb' the good erb..?.fellers..

Correctimundo as to "strings' of cars operated under one card.Cards became un-gainly with twenty in one string..was had..."sets " of four made the thing neat in the moving of lots of cars.."trains" ..and NOT...moving strings of cards..

Bigger card holding boards were made..but it was a sad day in car card ville..

The current plan is one card / one car..I have about thirty cars on layout now..about forty will be tops...six spaces on car float yet to be done..but the total spaxes will be matched by total car..minus about 6-8 cars..enough to be difficult..but not grid locked..



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 Posted: Thu Sep 19th, 2013 10:48 pm
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Hi Charley

How many switches/turnouts will you use, to operate that many cars in that way ?

I mean, like; 'about' how many do you think ?

Just curious as to what you estimate.

Your MKI 'Tidewater' had a GAZILLION switches; from what I can see in the pix.

Cheers

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Rumour has it Charley has a supply of cards & dice from Vegas; to keep the cars rollin' at 'Tidewater' ...



Casino security saw that !

Charley has handfulls of cards, in his pockets !



Looks like the limestone biz is booming, down on the waterfront.

Si.

:P



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 Posted: Fri Sep 20th, 2013 12:37 am
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Si , Woodrow Elminero Erb'..fellers..whew..

The old was quite a labour..I was skeered if I didn't finish it around the attic I would loose interest..not being able to go roundy roundsy....

I had something like 99 switches..seems I burned a bunch of monies back then..retail therapy...I still have the switches and the track..and the ground throws..

I think I have 28 or so on the new..quite alot for such a small railroad...I add them willy nilly without thought to cost ...as I have them and more..

some are a bit rough from being laid / taken up and stored for almost two years..moved three times..albiet in a box..

I lost my mind for awhile there..I got divorced, that is the reason for the layout being torn down..I moved ..I sold alot of stuff ..I gave away a lot of stuff...

I regret it now..but not for long..I can build whatever I want..things like stairways and handrails are a bit thin on the ground now.I have enough support stuff..angle iron structural conveyor support stuff to do whot I want to "just"

..I had stocks of the walthers large conveyor kits..they are gone..I can still build whot I want to..in fact.I pride myself on being able to make do..and making do is actually quite a bit more satisfying than just slapping a kit togedda..

There is a train shew in november over in cali Roseville..quite alot of warped cracked mutilated and spindled stuff on offer..freight cars at $3-4 per and buildings un built / partial and bits for sale..I intend to be there with a bit of cash to see whot I can find..

That is this evenings story..I have some recent fotos but Erb won't let em post them..I think a mail campaign to get him to let me post them is in order..?..



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