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||Posted - 04/28/2010 : 7:41:22 PM
My previous thread on construction of my layout is
which reported on my experiences hand laying track. I love hand laying track ... almost as much as I love having it all done! [:-bouncy]
This new thread will cover all aspects of construction of the P&EBR going forward from completion of track and track power.
The Piedmont & East Blue Ridge is a freelanced industrial line in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Prototype inspiration provided by the Nelson & Albemarle. Time frame is about 1945-1955. The railroad's reason for being is to move soapstone from quarry to mill for its parent company, Piedmont-Standard Soapstone Corporation.
The layout occupies a 12 by 14 foot room, punching through walls onto shelves in 2 adjoining rooms. Minimum radius is about 24 inches. DCC by Digitrax.
Let's run some trains!
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||Posted - 04/30/2013 : 6:01:15 PM
The latest caboose project brings up the rear of the afternoon train to Winwood on the P&EBR
This long caboose is still a work-in-progress. Tom Sullivan paid a visit last week, and we discussed how I should proceed with detailing the roof.
||Posted - 03/18/2013 : 10:04:34 AM
I have a good friend who does fire sprinkler systems.
However, you would need to go to something other then plaster for a scenic base.
||Posted - 03/18/2013 : 09:39:32 AM
Thanks for all the comments. The tarpaper roof on the caboose is kraft paper painted with dark gray primer and the edges sanded off.
Peter, my layout is in an outbuilding out back of the house. The jackets are necessary due to part of the layout being in an unfinished shop area with no climate control. As other model railroaders have their crews follow prototype practice with switch locks and brake tests, I subject my crews to a little "prototype" heat and cold extremes. Just need to figure out how to get it to rain on the crews working the transfer!
||Posted - 03/18/2013 : 08:22:24 AM
Funny, guy puts up photos of a layout in cold basement judging by the jackets everyone is wearing and we all comment on some crumbling roof.
Oh, fantastic roof btw. :)
||Posted - 03/18/2013 : 08:14:20 AM
Love the tar paper roof, Mark. Hope you won't mind if i try to copy it.
||Posted - 03/18/2013 : 07:45:13 AM
What a "crummy crummy"..... ;-)
Just kiddin Mark!!! Great job!!
||Posted - 03/18/2013 : 07:14:22 AM
Great looking cabeese.
||Posted - 03/18/2013 : 01:58:01 AM
Very nice work.
I especially like the worn and tattered paper roof.
||Posted - 03/18/2013 : 01:16:58 AM
Mark, that shorty crummy looks cool...you have disguised its humble origins and created a very interesting model with unique character.
||Posted - 03/17/2013 : 11:43:34 PM
Originally posted by BBLmber
Hey Mark, here is a link to some interesrting pics, check them out.
This is from the WV historic archives.
track running dump truck, wood sided dump cars ala Bachmann, lots of interesting etc etc
||Posted - 03/17/2013 : 09:58:34 AM
I like the tarpaper roof and the load tarp in the last pic.
||Posted - 03/17/2013 : 09:22:48 AM
I like your choice of cabeese Mark. The roof on the smaller one is excellant.
||Posted - 03/17/2013 : 08:50:46 AM
A couple of Bachmann cabeese on the bench.
I like the low frame trucks on the short caboose.
||Posted - 12/17/2012 : 09:47:19 AM
Things ran pretty smoothly, thanks. But there is always room for improvement. I have concluded that if I run all small steam tea kettles for power during an op session, ALL the track and wheels need to be cleaned just a few hours before the session starts.
Professor Snodgrass usually shows up late in a ratty houndstooth jacket, stained tie and slacks, pontificating relentlessly about how the REAL soapstone railroads operated. His briefcase of dog eared photos and old paperwork is the only reason I put up with him.
Merry Christmas to you, Lynn, and Alex ... and the sled dogs!
||Posted - 12/17/2012 : 09:09:11 AM
Looks like a great time! I am sure things ran smoothly as usual on the P&EBR. Was prof snodgrass there?