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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  09:32:35 AM  Show Profile
Railroads have always had to invest a lot of money in the infrastructure needed to keep their locomotives on the rails. These locomotive servicing facilties make for interesting modeling projects, and also make terrific subjects for photographs.

Roundhouses and turntables; diesel shops and machine shops; water tanks and water columns; oil tanks and fuel racks; coaling towers and coaling trestles; ash pits and inspection pits; sand houses and sand towers; wash racks and overhead cranes -- all these and more were (and are) necessary to service locmotives.

Let's set this month aside to document locomotive servicing terminals. Once again, either model or prototype photos are welcome.

As always, please adhere to the following posting requirements: photo files should be no more than 80kb @ 72ppi in size - even if downloading from a remote server or website - and can be no more than 7 inches in width (to prevent viewers from having to scroll back and forth to see the entire photo or read text on the same page).

Photo submissions not meeting the above requirements will be resized by the Moderator.

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bdamon
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  10:00:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit bdamon's Homepage

Great topic! Certainly one of my favorites! I will start with some unfinished model photos seeing nothing is finished!

Here is a couple pictures of my backshop area. The white structure is a City Classics kitbash. Since these photos I have decided to replace the Walthers buildings with a couple of Model Masterpieces Backshop kits. The transfer table is kitbashed.







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MikeC
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  10:30:03 AM  Show Profile
Good topic this month, Bruce. It's going to be fun following this one.

Ben, that's going to be a really neat service area. Is the transfer table motorized?




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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  10:37:27 AM  Show Profile
Ben, I'm also a fan of the Model Masterpieces kits. I've managed to pick a few up in my travels, including the Modern Diesel House & Repair Shop, the 100' turntable, the 4-stall roundhouse, and their inspection pit. When they will see the light of day is another story.


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bdamon
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  11:29:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit bdamon's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by MikeC

Is the transfer table motorized?




At this point it is not. I tried a couple different things and so far I have not found anyway of getting a mechanism that will work properly and be reliable. I had decided to move on and revisit trying to motorize it later.

Ben


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bdamon
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  11:35:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit bdamon's Homepage
Bruce

I have some of the Model Masterpieces kits as well. I had built the turntable on a previous layout and have another one for this one. They are excellent turntables. I also have the roundhouse and ash pit as well as the backshops.

Here is the MM turntable and Korber roundhouse I had on my old layout.

Ben




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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  11:48:59 AM  Show Profile
Ben,
Thanks for those shots from the old layout. It gives me a good idea of what the turntable will look like.



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anbhurst
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  12:08:43 PM  Show Profile
What a great start, Ben. It reminds me of the Livingston Rebuild Center in Montana.

quote:
Originally posted by bdamon

. . .Here is a couple pictures of my backshop area. . .


Allen
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bdamon
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  12:09:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit bdamon's Homepage


Bruce

The arch is a Diamondscale kit. The MM turntsble really builds up nice.


Ben


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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  12:24:27 PM  Show Profile
Our two-year old grandson, who lives out near Tacoma, Wa, will be visiting us at the end of the week. He is currently a full-blown Thomas fan, so it is only fitting that Thomas should visit Grandpa's layout. Here he is at the roundhouse.




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Dick Kuepper
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  2:10:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit Dick Kuepper's Homepage
OK, OK!! I'll get it out of my system early so we can all enjoy some real modeling

TOY TRAIN TIME again





That was about as far as I got before the layout had to come down. Only installed an AF automatic water tower behind where the coaling tower is.

Now bring on the real stuff



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Cigarguy
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  2:23:25 PM  Show Profile
Here is a couple of shots that I have posted before, but it fits this months theme. Here, number 49 gets her ashpan cleaned out.



And here is a shot of one of the D & B's switchers getting some motor work done.





Mike
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railphotog
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  2:54:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage
Here are two from my first pair of HO scale modules, completed over 20 years ago. Geese! I must be getting old, or something!


A primitive coal loading facility next to the roundhouse. Scratchbuilt double ended CN plows sits in the summer sun.


Assortment of power also soaks up the late afternoon sun in the right side of the roundhouse.


Bob Boudreau
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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  3:01:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage
Great submissions everyone. Mike, those close up look awesome! Yes, it took a lot of manpower just to make sure each engine was ready for the next day's job!

Bob, one thing's for sure, your modules have stood up to the ravages of age. They look as realistic today as they were when I first saw them in the mags many years back...a testimony to craftsmanship, my man!

My B&M layout does not have an engine servicing facility due to room constraints, so I'll be an eager "viewer" this month!



Mike Hamer
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jon grant 4472
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  3:06:36 PM  Show Profile
I love that double-ended snowplough, Bob. Rest of the model is excellent too.


It's fortuitous that I built my layout extension last month, I can now take part in this month's gallery.

Here's a few that were taken to show the upgrade upgrade.







Railfans are well catered for at Sweethome - the servicing facility is next to the road.






Jon


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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 10/01/2006 :  4:48:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage
Jon, those shots of the new extension are fabulous. Hmmm, I wonder if you can predict next month's photo gallery in the work you are conducting presently on your layout?

Mike Hamer
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