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Re: Modular CP Rail layout
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2011, 11:45:08 AM »
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What a great set of modules!   You've nailed the urban look, and the country look, the snow look, and just about any look.

I've seen the heavy industrial areas of Chicago and Philly (and NY to a lesser extent) by train and you've captured it well IMHO.  I particularly like the one that you commented as "old-photo effect" with the lumber yard (or some kind of materials loading with the trucks) off to the right.  Just a great scene.
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Re: Modular CP Rail layout
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2011, 01:35:21 PM »
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Oh those black patches on that poor C40-8W hurt! (But it still looks really nice)

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Re: Modular CP Rail layout
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2011, 01:45:03 PM »
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Oh those black patches on that poor C40-8W hurt! (But it still looks really nice)

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Re: Modular CP Rail layout
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2011, 02:42:11 PM »
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Oh those black patches on that poor C40-8W hurt! (But it still looks really nice)

I'd rather they be black then yellow
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Re: Modular CP Rail layout
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2011, 08:19:30 PM »
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First and foremost-- thanks to all of you for your kind comments and support!!

Now for a more detailed description of my urban area operation:



On the far right is Tri-State pipe and steel, rail served by CP for its slab steel- carted over from the port of Philadelphia and by NS for its pipe and coil steel. Adjacent to Tri-state, at the rear of the layout to its immediate left is South Jersey Building Supply which receives building materials from CP. Across the tracks from South Jersey Supply, at the front of the layout is South 7th Street Scrap metals, served by CP and NS. To the left (on the other side of the highway exit overpass) of South 7th is Girardi Brothers food products, a food distributor, served by CP. Across the tracks at the rear of the layout at the far left is NS "Rail-Trans" a team track, with Old Lancaster Baked Goods at its farthest left. Rail-Trans is served by both CP and NS and receives mostly bulk hopper loads of cement, sheetrock materials and granulated roofing materials.

All will be served out of the Philly Ameriport


RailTrans:



South Jersey Building Supply in a light flurry (with the Tri-State Pipe front office in the background):



CP working South Jersey Building Supply:

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Re: Modular CP Rail layout
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2011, 08:24:19 PM »
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Girardi brothers on the right, Rail Trans on the left:




South 7th Scrap metals on the left:



The passing track on the right is referred to as "The Hole" by crews
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Re: Modular CP Rail layout
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2011, 08:57:03 PM »
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and here is a track plan:


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Re: Modular CP Rail layout
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2011, 09:14:18 PM »
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There you go, now you're cooking with gas.  There's a lot more here than I appreciated before.  I love the flurry shot with the wet snow clinging to the fences.  The sunlight in the South Jersey Building Supply shot is also quite striking.

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Re: Modular CP Rail layout
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2011, 08:36:49 AM »
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It's like Lance Mindheim's Florida layout, with snow instead of alligators!  Excellent atmospherics.
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Re: Modular CP Rail layout
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2011, 09:39:58 AM »
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It's like Lance Mindheim's Florida layout, with snow instead of alligators!  Excellent atmospherics.
Lee

I agree, modelling work that is top notch!  Looking forward to see more of your progress.

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Re: Modular CP Rail layout
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2011, 08:01:06 PM »
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To quote Phil Rizutto: "Holy cow!" Lance Mindheim references! Lance has been a huge influence on my modeling, and I work just down the block from the scene of his most recent CSX Miami layout. This resulted in me designing my urban track plan somewhat similar to that area (it was easy to do as I was seeing it every day). So a big thanks!!

I have been working on the urban corner and will post pictures of the progress soon. It is a simple corner with a mainline single track that runs between the UPS cargo parking lot and the rest of the Girardi Brothers parking lot, with a drainage ditch at the southeastern edge with a culvert the track runs over. There will be parked trailers at Girardi and UPS trailers and trucks at the UPS lot as scenery (all fenced in). This will be a good transition to the lead 2' module for the intermodal yard, which has all grass wetlands on the east side of the mainline (Delaware river side). The real Philadelphia Ameriport sits on the edge of ex-Navy yard wetlands in Philadelphia, just south of the port, so this should work well. The intermodal yard lead breaks the yard loading lead off of the mainline but is otherwise a simple straight track plan. So this will be a transition module from urban business to the port.

Finally, I plan to build a fictional Delaware Valley Port Authority swicther to use at the intermodal yard.

My best,
Jan