Author Topic: Amoskeag Northern - Simonds Industrial Branch  (Read 80271 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Ian MacMillan

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 12019
  • Gender: Male
  • Learn to use the god damn search feature!
  • Respect: +157
    • Conrail's Amoskeag Northern Division
Amoskeag Northern - Simonds Industrial Branch
« on: December 29, 2011, 01:55:42 PM »
0
More to follow... as you were

« Last Edit: August 31, 2012, 07:02:22 PM by Ian MacMillan »
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

Yes... I'm in N... Also HO and 1:1

Dave V

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 10879
  • Gender: Male
  • Foothills Farm Studios -- Dave's Model Railroading
  • Respect: +8418
Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 02:25:24 PM »
0
But...  but...  There's no roundy-round?   :scared:

MVW

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 1442
  • Respect: +349
Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 02:40:29 PM »
0
That's a sweet design! Simple and straightforward, but with lots of operational and scenic possibilities. And some options for expansion, if the opportunity arises.

Will that wye on the right side be completed, or is that purely cosmetic? Is that your only connection to the "rest of the world?"

I usually like me some roundy-round as well (or at least the option), but your run is long enough that shouldn't be a problem.

And construction begins ... ?

Jim

MichaelWinicki

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2093
  • Respect: +328
Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 02:51:00 PM »
0
But...  but...  There's no roundy-round?   :scared:

Hmm.  I thought there was going to be a continuous run component to it.

Interesting track plan though.

Ian MacMillan

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 12019
  • Gender: Male
  • Learn to use the god damn search feature!
  • Respect: +157
    • Conrail's Amoskeag Northern Division
Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011, 03:14:06 PM »
0
There are some changes that I have to give Dave so that he can add those to the trackplan. There is a continuous run option that is not on the plan. It comes in on the bottom left side and runs through as a double track main and then leaves on the top left side. It attaches to a loop at shows to have some roundy round and give the layout a link to the rest of the system. This a show layout so there is no desire/want for expansion. Anything "expansion" will be in the form of a home layout once I can buy a basement again...  :|

The wye is not going to be completed, its actually modeled as abandoned. (plus this needs to fit into bedroom) The wye was part of where an old double track main came though. Its abandoned now, but you can see parts of it where the track crosses the river on the front side. Its all majorly downgraded track now.

The layout is all industrial switching trackage so there was a want for no roundy round on it. Its inspired by Bill's Kingsbury Branch.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2011, 06:30:50 PM by Ian MacMillan »
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

Yes... I'm in N... Also HO and 1:1

Hyperion

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 992
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +19
Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011, 03:41:13 PM »
0
What a coinky-dink, that plan has the exact same dimensions as what I'm looking at putting in the new house.  But I plan on using 3 sides of the room instead of just 2, and will probably kick a peninsula out too for turn-around space.  I like the plan -- it's wouldn't do for what I'm looking to do, but I like the possibilities a lot.  What's the prototype and what are the industries?  The right-side looks like it could be paper, the remainder are too non-descript to even guess.
-Mark

Ian MacMillan

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 12019
  • Gender: Male
  • Learn to use the god damn search feature!
  • Respect: +157
    • Conrail's Amoskeag Northern Division
Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2011, 04:12:51 PM »
0
I wish I had the other wall, but its a wall length closet that I use for all my uniforms..which takes up the whole 6' closet: 2 class A's, 4 summer, 4 winter, 2 BDUs, 1 SWAT, 2 vests, 3 coats, etc!

Yes the right is International Paper. All the other buildings are NE mill buildings containing, cold warehouses, printing, Associated Grocers of New England, Lydall Filtration Systems, Morton Salt, Veryfine, a scrap yard, etc. getting them all nailed down as I go along.

« Last Edit: December 29, 2011, 04:23:24 PM by Ian MacMillan »
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

Yes... I'm in N... Also HO and 1:1

3DTrains

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 316
  • Respect: +7
    • 3DTrains
Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2011, 04:18:24 PM »
0
I say burn the uniforms, Ian! For crying out loud, this is supposed to be a railroad!  :scared:

Great plan there with tons of ops potential.

Cheers!
Marc

Ian MacMillan

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 12019
  • Gender: Male
  • Learn to use the god damn search feature!
  • Respect: +157
    • Conrail's Amoskeag Northern Division
Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2011, 06:27:24 PM »
0
8hrs of gluing granite blocks! Sorry for the quality, I need to get my camera back.



I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

Yes... I'm in N... Also HO and 1:1

central.vermont

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2615
  • Gender: Male
  • Jon
  • Respect: +142
Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2011, 06:50:56 PM »
0
8hrs of gluing granite blocks! Sorry for the quality, I need to get my camera back.
I feel your pain there Ian.   :scared: At least your blocks were longer than mine.  :D

Jon

« Last Edit: December 29, 2011, 06:54:00 PM by central.vermont »

Ian MacMillan

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 12019
  • Gender: Male
  • Learn to use the god damn search feature!
  • Respect: +157
    • Conrail's Amoskeag Northern Division
Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2011, 07:31:56 PM »
0
Yeah I used the 2x blocks for the walls, and for the dam I used the "regular" size. I made two additional jigs out of 2x2 pine for the two sizes so I could just place the strips in it and snap away instead of having to score each individual block.

You can see the 2x block jig in this photo by the strips.

I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

Yes... I'm in N... Also HO and 1:1

Dave V

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 10879
  • Gender: Male
  • Foothills Farm Studios -- Dave's Model Railroading
  • Respect: +8418
Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2011, 07:57:01 PM »
0
Ian, your work is phenomenal...  So glad to see you're working again!  :ashat:

chuck geiger

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 3117
  • Gender: Male
  • Las Piedras Railroad - Destination Desert
  • Respect: +2338
Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2011, 08:21:22 PM »
0
Ian are you Batman?
Chuck Geiger
provencountrypd@gmail.com

Dave Schneider

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2377
  • Respect: +50
Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2011, 08:27:34 PM »
0
Looks nice Ian! Where is the Milwaukee Road interchange? :trollface:
Let me know if you want to sell those NW-2s!

Best wishes, Dave
If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

Ian MacMillan

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 12019
  • Gender: Male
  • Learn to use the god damn search feature!
  • Respect: +157
    • Conrail's Amoskeag Northern Division
Re: Simonds Industrial Branch
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2011, 08:34:16 PM »
0
Looks nice Ian! Where is the Milwaukee Road interchange? :trollface:
Let me know if you want to sell those NW-2s!

Best wishes, Dave

Its secretly all MILW as well!
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

Yes... I'm in N... Also HO and 1:1