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PRR Allegheny Subdivision
« on: January 13, 2008, 12:02:33 PM »
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This is my first posting so I will give you an overview of what I am working on.  I am building the PRR Allegheny Sub from Rose Tower to MO Tower circa 1967.  The layout is 3 level, I have tried to faithfully replicate the track layout subject to some of the usual model railroad constraints.  The track is Atlas Code 55 and all track is laid and the layout is operating.  Digitrax DCC for the control.  I am currently installing turnout controls for the 105 or so turnouts.  I am also head of the Canadian Association of Railway Modellers and our National Convention is here in May so I decided that it was time to start on a little scenery.  This is still in the very formative rough stages but here are some views of the Horseshoe Curve area of the layout with scenery beginnings. 

This is my second layout of this area, the first layout was not as prototypically based.  Some photos of the first layout, construction photos of this layout, and a track plan, can be found at http://kc.pennsyrr.com/layouts/johnston/

I am trying to improve my photography skills, however, that is a work in progress so apologies for the photos.

Overview of the Curve showing basic hardshell, the beginnings of forest background, the pull out which will contain the road, the reservoir, and the sluiceways.



West side of the Curve



East side of the Curve



John Johnston
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http://kc.pennsyrr.com/layouts/johnston/


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Re: PRR Allegheny Subdivision
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2008, 01:27:34 PM »
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Thanks for the link.  Reading your website was a good reminder that my own plans were drifting off course.

I plan to model Utah Railway over Soldier Summit, possibly all the way north to Midvale Ut.  I had begun to lose sight of the fact that the reason for the railroads existance, and beginning, was helper service.  I have been focusing too heavilly on other industries and, recently, the newly re-opened Wildcat coal loadout. (Which brought BNSF interchange into the mix)
Reviving the helper emphasis should help me focus my efforts on what really matters.


I like what you're doing with your own layout, and hope to see more as you progress.
-Robert

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Re: PRR Allegheny Subdivision
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008, 02:34:06 PM »
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That's going to look great, Shark.  What are you trying to do, kill Jerry?!?
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Re: PRR Allegheny Subdivision
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008, 04:16:03 PM »
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That's going to look great, Shark.  What are you trying to do, kill Jerry?!?
Lee

He emailed me the pics for the web site (on my server) before he posted them here... and I responded with something to that effect!

But, hey, it's good to see that someone is going to do the east slope justice!
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Re: PRR Allegheny Subdivision
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008, 08:50:05 PM »
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Wow, your Curve kicks some a$$!  A great example of N scale (for that thread over in the Lounge).

Keep us posted as you progress on the scenery.

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Re: PRR Allegheny Subdivision
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008, 09:04:03 PM »
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Thanks for the kind words, I will keep you posted on progress.  Squirrel Hollow, I have been influenced by so many others in the hobby, its nice to see that I've caused some one else to reflect...thanks.

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Re: PRR Allegheny Subdivision
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2008, 09:11:14 PM »
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NICE!!! ;D ;D ;D
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Re: PRR Allegheny Subdivision
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2008, 09:14:54 PM »
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Looks fantastic John
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Re: PRR Allegheny Subdivision
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2008, 09:20:52 PM »
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Yeah, as I've always said, that is a DAMN FINE layout in the making.

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Re: PRR Allegheny Subdivision
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2008, 09:35:58 PM »
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Hey John,

Bout time you come over from the A-board.

Great work so far. All you have to do is get Jerry to sell you everything you need since it looks like he will not need it anymore.

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Re: PRR Allegheny Subdivision
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2008, 10:02:22 PM »
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Dang! That's some fine work there! ;D

Didn't Conrail come a bit after 1967... :D

How long's it taken you?

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Re: PRR Allegheny Subdivision
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2008, 11:16:55 PM »
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Matthew, the old layout came out in July of 06, had to redo the room, move a wall, put a new ceiling in the entire basement then start layout construction, so around 18 months to this point.  You are right about the Conrail units, if the photos were better you would have noticed they are Straight 40's, not Dash 2's, so at some point they will be repainted into DGLE and will probably join the Helper Pool.

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Re: PRR Allegheny Subdivision
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2008, 11:21:14 PM »
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Bob, unfortunately Jerry and I are modelling about 13 years apart which was a lifetime between 1954 and 1967 in Railroad terms, lots of changes occurred.  Looking forward to receiving those signal bridges of yours, having them guarding my interlockings will have a huge visual impact on the layout.

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Re: PRR Allegheny Subdivision
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2008, 11:24:16 PM »
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They will be @ Springfield John.

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Re: PRR Allegheny Subdivision
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2008, 10:07:03 AM »
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1967, now that's what i'm talking about.  will you have the K-4 rusting away on the curve?

looking good.

-mr. 1967
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