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Re: Expanding the N Scale Juniata Division
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2009, 11:07:54 AM »
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Dave,

You nailed it.  That's exactly what I'm after.  I'm using the older style bridge, though, so it doesn't raise eyebrows when I'm switching cars with an H10sb or L1s.

Here are some more pics:





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Re: Expanding the N Scale Juniata Division
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2009, 11:29:05 AM »
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Boy, Dave, it would seem that the "blue" fleet is growing exponentially by the look of your pictures!  Also, the Fast Track turnouts really seem to blend in well with Atlas Code 55 with a little paint and ballast.  I'm really enjoying your progress, especially since I now have to live vicariously through good folks like you.  I'm seriously jonesing on building/having a layout.

By the way, I meant to tell you that the "trench" that you have for the wiring is exactly how I wired and powered my frogs with Caboose Industries' throws on my door layout.  That's an advantage of working with foam.  Slap a little spackle, or, in my case, Woodland Scenics' Foam Putty, over the wires, and no one is the wiser.

Looking good!
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Re: Expanding the N Scale Juniata Division
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2009, 01:15:35 PM »
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Dave,

Yep, I'm up to 7 CR engines now...  The cable trench thing really makes life easier for wiring.  I've got the "lava" scars to prove how little I enjoy soldering under the table.

You may notice I trimmed some of those goofy "parapets" off the car shop end walls.  It still screams "Walthers" but is a little less fancy.  Enola facilities were no-nonsense.
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Re: Expanding the N Scale Juniata Division
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2009, 01:32:48 PM »
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That last photo has me thinking, you definitely should go for that extra SD40, since they always seemed to run in packs.

But otherwise, this is looking killer, as I've been saying all along.

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Re: Expanding the N Scale Juniata Division
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2009, 05:31:03 PM »
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he needs at least 3 SD40-2's.  looks real good.  waiting to run it at next year's CRHS-BBQ
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Re: Expanding the N Scale Juniata Division
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2009, 10:56:00 PM »
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Dave, is the switchback lead to the engine shop prototype or a concession to your yard design?  I think its a great use of space taht, in many other yards, might go to waste.
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Re: Expanding the N Scale Juniata Division
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2009, 10:57:30 PM »
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Dave, is the switchback lead to the engine shop prototype or a concession to your yard design?  I think its a great use of space taht, in many other yards, might go to waste.

More of a concession...
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Re: Expanding the N Scale Juniata Division
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2009, 11:01:06 PM »
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You mean like this?  This is the north throat at Enola that I shot back at the CRHS Rail-B-Q in the spring of 2009.  Okay, okay, that's actually I-81 and I'm standing on the Belle Vista Drive bridge, but you should get the idea.



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What is with the S-curves on the left side of the yard? That would be a nightmare for our models.

BTW- Dave the expansion looks great. You should know that your layout has helped quite a few people at our shop decide on N scale. It shows what can be done in a small space, yet not look small.
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Re: Expanding the N Scale Juniata Division
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2009, 11:06:19 PM »
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BTW- Dave the expansion looks great. You should know that your layout has helped quite a few people at our shop decide on N scale. It shows what can be done in a small space, yet not look small.

Wow... ;)

That's very humbling...
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Re: Expanding the N Scale Juniata Division
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2009, 11:08:03 PM »
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BTW- Dave the expansion looks great. You should know that your layout has helped quite a few people at our shop decide on N scale. It shows what can be done in a small space, yet not look small.

Wow... ;)

That's very humbling...
Well, when you do very good work, and then you move it cross country and it survives . . . . Hopefully the Air Force moving guys do right by the layout on your next PCS.
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Re: Expanding the N Scale Juniata Division
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2009, 11:35:21 PM »
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What is with the S-curves on the left side of the yard? That would be a nightmare for our models.

Don't let the angle screw you up.  Take another look.

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=qqk93f8kq6z3&style=b&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=41971401&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1

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Re: Expanding the N Scale Juniata Division
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2009, 11:45:10 PM »
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What is with the S-curves on the left side of the yard? That would be a nightmare for our models.

Don't let the angle screw you up.  Take another look.

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=qqk93f8kq6z3&style=b&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=41971401&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1

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I still see S-Curves but they are a lot more gradual than the first picture makes them appear. It seems odd that they would lay the track like that, it seems like it wastes quite a bit of space.
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Re: Expanding the N Scale Juniata Division
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2009, 02:50:38 AM »
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Yeah, that photo has a lot of telephoto on it. What actually impresses me there is how decent the rest of it looks. Imagine if that were CSX...

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Re: Expanding the N Scale Juniata Division
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2009, 05:53:01 AM »
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Imagine if it was CSX.....

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCC&cp=qhng0d7yndwj&style=b&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&scene=35162801&encType=1

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NS yard is just south.

Queensgate yard.  I got a speeding ticket on Western Hills viaduct once because I was watching the hump yard and not the speedometer.  :o
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