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Expanding The 'Yellow Creek Western' - On30
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 Posted: Tue Oct 2nd, 2018 11:31 pm
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Tom Harbin
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KitbashOn30,

That is a great idea with the Thomas cars. I just purchased 11 Chiver's Finelines On30 14' cars. I already had one I built years ago (and finally painted). I didn't think ahead though and ordered them all with standard trucks I would like to have a few 4-wheel cars as well and that would be a great way to do it!

Also, I like the paint scheme on your Porter. Is that a Banta cab on it?

I have a bunch of Bachmann 18' cars but I figured the 14' cars save me an inch per car which means longer trains and more cars per siding. I also switched out the Bachmann 36' coaches for Mount Blue 22' coaches (only one built so far). Makes the loop seem less like a loop.

Tom

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 Posted: Fri Oct 5th, 2018 11:55 pm
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Well here is one plan I am considering. 




It eliminates the small loop, replacing it with a large outer loop and moving the freight area inside the loop. I may make the outer loop smaller and move the freight area back to the outside as I really don't like having everything inside the loop. Disregard any little s-curves. I haven't tried to "get it right" as a plan but rather a concept.

I also need to work on the run-around on the freight siding as I want to have 9" or so between it and the "mainline".

 I also may change part of the cut for the right hand of the loop into a tunnel through a hill. That depends a lot on testing my existing structures for fit.

The spur that goes nowhere just before the freight spurs will probably lead to a 9" turntable and some engine/caboose facilities.

The shorter inside spur may also end up shorter and acting as a spur for a yet-to-be-decided industry. Currently it is a team track. If I do change it I will add another spur for a team track to the freight area.

I am playing with a few more ideas but this one seems the best so far.

Tom

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The other main "concept" I am looking into is to scrap this layout and build a shelf layout of 119" x 30". That would actually fit the space better but since I require a continuous run, that would force me to use 12" curves which relegates my 4-4-0s to the display shelf or a little chunk of goes nowhere on the layout while the Porters run the loop.

Tom

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 Posted: Sat Oct 6th, 2018 02:06 am
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Tom Harbin wrote: KitbashOn30,

Also, I like the paint scheme on your Porter. Is that a Banta cab on it?
Thanks! Is the stock cab with some paint experimentation.



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 Posted: Sat Oct 6th, 2018 02:11 am
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Tom Harbin wrote: Well here is one plan I am considering. 

... and move the freight area back to the outside as I really don't like having everything inside the loop. Disregard any little s-curves. I haven't tried to "get it right" as a plan but rather a concept.
I don't recall whether you have said or not, and I don't feel good and am not going to look back through the thread, is there enough layout space available in a suitable room configuration to move that freight area to a shelf perpendicular to the oval and thereby make the layout a sort-of "L" with one really fat part and one really skinny part?



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 Posted: Sat Oct 6th, 2018 02:35 am
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Kitbash0n30 wrote: I don't recall whether you have said or not, and I don't feel good and am not going to look back through the thread, is there enough layout space available in a suitable room configuration to move that freight area to a shelf perpendicular to the oval and thereby make the layout a sort-of "L" with one really fat part and one really skinny part?


No there isn't but I think I see where you are going with that. I'm going to look at the other rooms again to see if that idea might fit one of them instead.

Hope you feel better.

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