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 Posted: Thu May 24th, 2018 04:07 am
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Guys,
I am still kicking around.

I have garnered a few cars and a couple of locos.
Man it is difficult to resist just going off the deep end on acquisitions!

I think I will just try something that is a half-mock up but operable with the code 100 stuff I have (was gathering it for On30).


Si,
That post is what originally got me interested in model railroading!
I initially ran across it at Large Scale Central and found it also posted here which drew me to this site,
(I linked it in my first post in "help me select a scale").

I do not know if the TrainOps software is available (free or cheap),
but I plan to use something to generate random operations orders (reminds me of opord from the military).
Maybe jmri has a module.


James,
I have been trying to put some thought into things,
and am almost to the conclusion that a freight terminal with small yard might be the best thing for me to do,
maybe with a class I and branch interchanging there.

I got the idea from early San Diego where the ATSF ran to,
plus the San Diego & Arizona (after a couple of local RR consolidations).

Maybe a waterfront facility could come later as a separate module as well.
Something along those lines at least...




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Man it is difficult to resist just going off the deep end on acquisitions!
The one free of guilt cast the first stone...
Jose (guilty at least as charged).




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 Posted: Fri May 25th, 2018 04:33 pm
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" Man it is difficult to resist just going off the deep end on acquisitions! "


Hi Helmut  :wave:


Defendant No.3 ... GUILTY AS CHARGED !  :old dude:

OK ... I confess as well !!  :P


:thumb:


Why on earth had I SWORN A BLOOD OATH to totally QUIT 'rubber-gauging' FOREVER ! ...  ???

... and then spent half of last year, searching out & buying vintage 'Tri-ang' HO from the '60s ?

Cos it's FUN perhaps ! ?  :P



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Oh well ... once you've got 'em ...  :cool:

... just don't let those nice new acquisitions go off & into the deep end !  :shocked:


;)





I'd actually NEVER seen a car-float like these ^^ ones before today !  L:

The foreground object ... Is another similar car-float ... Look at the 'widthways' rails on the deck.



More tracks to line up, on loading/unloading, perhaps ? ... I haven't seen the 'loading bridge' used ?

Obviously quite an old photo, with the sailboat in the background & the vintage wooden freight cars.



:)



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 Posted: Fri May 25th, 2018 07:29 pm
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Si,

Yeah I saw that photo while researching car floats.

Interesting, but those with the rails lengthwise on the float seem like they would be more efficient.

I would like to know the story behind these.




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Hi Helmut, James and all,

L: A sectional/modular layout built in bits on fold-up tables as a foundation??





Could be a good idea :2t:





What can I say?? As for industries, this one is a coal mine with an incline.

Other industrial suggestions with a diversity of car types:
Brewery, explosives plant, foundry, commercial bakery, refinery of ??, smelter joinery, furniture factory and there are plenty of others. 




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Ever had that  'Monday morning feeling'  ? ... ???

... It could be a BAD DAY in the ociffe today.  L:





I think I'm getting THAT   s  i  n  k  i  n  g      f   e   e   l   i   n   g        a     g     a     i     n        !



:doh:



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Wow, that would suck.

I like how the caption starts:

freight cars that won't be making any deliveries today.




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The cars on the float crossways are USMRR (United States Military Railroad) in Virginia during the Civil War.

A great forum is Bernard Kempinski's beautiful 1:48 layout featuring Aquia Landing.

Found here  http://usmrr.blogspot.com

Bad day at the car float!

Yikes.




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Port of New York railroads circa 1900 ...





How's it going Helmut ?



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Si,
That is a cool map, thx for that. I have gathered enough stuff to play with, just need time to set something temporary up so that I can play with it. I have some cars that need some TLC before I can use them; most everything came used off of eBay with 3 or 4 from the LHS. I also have one DCC switcher (no sound unfortunately), a Bachmann side tank 0-6-0 Porter, that I can use for now. I will probably forgo the BPRC for my test phase since I am just seeing how I like the different aspects of model railroading.

In other news my oldest daughter was disappointed in selling off the 'old' trains (the G scale stuff) so my wife acquiesced to keeping enough track and a few cars to run them around in the garden. It will not be anything fancy or elaborate, but should be nice enough.



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