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rutlandfan
Engine Wiper

Canada
267 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2012 :  6:48:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit rutlandfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's been a while since I have posted an update about my Rutland Railway Ogdensburg Subdivision, with good reason.

"It's gone Jim!"

Due to the expanding needs of family, I needed to scrap the existing layout to put a new bedroom in the basement. So the 17' by 17 1/2' layout room is still the same size, but with a 9' by 10' corner taken out.

It was cheaper to do this and put a new bedroom in there, than to put a window in the foundation to convert other basement space into a bedroom.

The downside is that 2+ years of work has been torn down.

The upside is that my new layout space is drywalled (old space wasn't) and that the smaller space is actually working out to a better, more attainable layout to finish given the time I am able to commit.

Drywall and mudding is almost finished and layout construction starts next week (yay). I am shifting my focus from modeling Norwood, and two stations between Norwood and Malone, to Malone proper. The yard at Malone, the industrial area of Morton's Siding are focal points, as is one town west of Malone. I am omitting the ornate station in the downtown area and the bridge across the Salmon River as they are scenic, but don't add to the operation of the layout.

So far I have Bangor, the town west of Malone designed.



I'll start posting some photos once I have some layout built. I am looking forward to this new challenge, though it was a bit depressing taking all the layout sections down.

Phil

Phil

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Phillip Blancher - Morrisburg, Ontario
Membership Chair, Rutland Railroad Historical Society - http://www.rutlandrr.org
Personal Sites: http://www.rutlandrailway.com | http://phillip.blancher.ca

jbvb
Fireman

USA
2891 Posts

Posted - 11/23/2012 :  07:48:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sorry to hear about the lost work. It looks like you've got plenty of information and live near the area you model, but I recently read through Russ Nelsons's narrative of biking old roadbeds around Malone, so I'll mention it: http://russnelson.com/
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rutlandfan
Engine Wiper

Canada
267 Posts

Posted - 11/23/2012 :  12:37:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit rutlandfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am fortunate that the subject matter is an hour away from where I live and a lot of the buildings that I need to model still exist. The stone freight house in Malone is still there, same with some of the businesses at Morton Siding. The 1953-build engine house is also there as is the coal trestle, minus the rails. Lots of modeling potential.

I've talked with Russ frequently via Facebook, he's done a lot of work documenting those old lines.

Phil

Phil

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Phillip Blancher - Morrisburg, Ontario
Membership Chair, Rutland Railroad Historical Society - http://www.rutlandrr.org
Personal Sites: http://www.rutlandrailway.com | http://phillip.blancher.ca
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LVN
Fireman

Canada
5150 Posts

Posted - 11/23/2012 :  1:14:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well. Phil it is sad you had to start over and take a step back. However I have done it many times in the military on postings and you find it is not so bad. Infact you have the joy of building some more. After all every day is train day. Looking forward to the photos.

Chris Lyon
http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com
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rutlandfan
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Canada
267 Posts

Posted - 11/23/2012 :  5:04:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit rutlandfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Chris. I am looking forward to this. Just need to get the drywall mudding finished. I hate plastering.

Phil

Phil

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Phillip Blancher - Morrisburg, Ontario
Membership Chair, Rutland Railroad Historical Society - http://www.rutlandrr.org
Personal Sites: http://www.rutlandrailway.com | http://phillip.blancher.ca
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Mike Hamer
Engineer

10285 Posts

Posted - 11/23/2012 :  7:56:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Phil, you are more than welcome to come up to Ottawa to see my layout. It is a smaller layout than most occupying a room 11x13. Then, afterwards, we can head out in the car for 10 minutes or so and check out Chris's LVN, an awesome railroad! Anytime, my good friend...just give a shout! [:-apple][:-apple]

All the best, Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://craftsmanstructures.blogspot.com
http://bostonandmaine.blogspot.com
http://fridaynightgroup.blogspot.com
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rutlandfan
Engine Wiper

Canada
267 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2012 :  10:25:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit rutlandfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you Mike. I will definitely take you up on that offer. The staging on your layout is the inspiration of the staging I am using on my new layout. I'll PM you off the board.

Phil

Phil

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Phillip Blancher - Morrisburg, Ontario
Membership Chair, Rutland Railroad Historical Society - http://www.rutlandrr.org
Personal Sites: http://www.rutlandrailway.com | http://phillip.blancher.ca
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Railrunner130
Engine Wiper

USA
107 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2012 :  10:17:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm glad to see/hear that Rutland routes are being modeled.

I'm still planning my Rutland. However, I'm afraid mine will be more fictional than prototype based. Partly because I live three hundred miles from Rutland. Part of it is because my idea of what the terrain should look like is more Rt.100-like than I've seen in books.

I look forward to what you may be up to.
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