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Posted - 09/25/2016 :  9:18:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't look for a Leprechaun and a pot of gold. I was looking for the formulas to calculate cutting an involute spur gear, and dug out an old copy of "Machinery's Handbook" that I had bought at an auction. The HB was a 1953 edition. (I think the only thing that has changed is there is a "large print" edition now.

Anyway, when I opened the book a folded piece of paper fell out. The paper was a map of the General Electric plant circa 1953. The 4 track main line at the top was Pennsylvania RR. The Broadway Limited ran on those overhead tracks, and that's how I arrived in Fort Wayne. A surprise to me was the the Wabash turntable and roundhouse which will get me to the library and a little more research.

Google Earth this location and see how much it's changed.


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Posted - 09/25/2016 :  9:26:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting find, Jim! The area looks a lot more upscale than I thought it would based on the map.

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Neil M

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Posted - 09/26/2016 :  05:45:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is a very nice find! It looks like and interesting complex but would make a pretty large for a mini layout


Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52273

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Tyson Rayles

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Posted - 09/26/2016 :  07:38:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"pretty large for a mini layout" That's pretty big for a regular layout!

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