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Re: Conrail Windsor St Yard (York PA) Engineering Report
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2013, 11:59:57 AM »
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 A chop saw  is going to send bits of foam everywhere... :trollface:
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Re: Conrail Windsor St Yard (York PA) Engineering Report
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2013, 01:12:35 PM »
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If not, the Hard Hat is always welcome on the PRR/Conrail Juniata Division.  Just sayin'... :D
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Re: Conrail Windsor St Yard (York PA) Engineering Report
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2013, 01:41:38 PM »
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The Hard Hat is on the PRR . . . Just not yours.  Eric's got it on the PRR Transcon.

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Re: Conrail Windsor St Yard (York PA) Engineering Report
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2013, 05:19:49 PM »
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I can email the image file to anyone wishing to print out their own Hard Hat detail set... You might want to enter negotiations with Sizemore for the highway underpass.  It's based on the Burhans Blvd. duckunder at the east end of Hagerstown Yard...  He might need it.

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Re: Conrail Windsor St Yard (York PA) Engineering Report
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2013, 11:33:19 PM »
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The Hard Hat is safe and sound. It's currently in Idaho Springs, Colorado, but it will ultimately find a home in Morrow, OH overlooking the mainline.
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Re: Conrail Windsor St Yard (York PA) Engineering Report
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2013, 03:51:22 PM »
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What "Hard Hat" are you guys talking about?


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Re: Conrail Windsor St Yard (York PA) Engineering Report
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2013, 05:06:25 PM »
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What "Hard Hat" are you guys talking about?

Its a bar that TRW Conrail Queens visit during the yearly RailBQ's.  Lee created a model of it on his old layout:



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Re: Conrail Windsor St Yard (York PA) Engineering Report
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2013, 05:45:39 PM »
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Ian, I hate to admit it, but I didn't notice the "Hard Hat" on the building. The Penn Central bay window caboose on the over pass caught my eye.  Now that you posted the prototype photo it's as clear as day on the model.  :o


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Re: Conrail Windsor St Yard (York PA) Engineering Report
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2013, 02:33:07 PM »
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The DMV a$$hat brigade descended on Friday and I now have fully functional benchwork with a layout mounted on top.

It all started with a trip to Lowes for a bunch of lumber. I'm glad I've got friends with pickups, because this would NOT have fit in my 3.



Before we got to work, though, there was a brief photo session on the shelf.

Dave Foxx's Fox Valley GP60M. Damn this thing was hot.


And Russ's CR sand train. This was actually the first thing to run on it since I've sceniced the section of.


With a cutlist in hand, I called out pieces to KCS Phil who breezed through turning big ones into little ones.


While John made sure my porch didn't escape:


And my dog gave zero f***s about the goings on:


After the cuts were made and some of the benchwork was laid out, we took a break, since railroads, like armys, move on their stomachs.


Damian "helping" some more:


All joking aside, Phil and John were awesome at getting ***** done. Here they are bracing up the central box from which everything else hangs.


And admiring their work:


Coming together now.


And only a few minutes later it was all up on its feet.


The next stop was fitting the old layout to the top via risers. Here John has been trapped while we put in cross-members to support the risers.


And when all was said and done:








The cross member and riser system:




And for some flavor of the future, a CR MP15 pulled up to the yard office.




The next steps are:
1. Getting the trackwork all back in place
2. Rigging the electrical back up
3. Repairing the various turnout linkages to get them working
4. Build the rest of the layout.

Thanks again to the whole gang who came out, I couldn't have done it without your able assistance.

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Re: Conrail Windsor St Yard (York PA) Engineering Report
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2013, 04:00:42 PM »
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It was fun to see it come together. It was more entertaining to just get together, hang out, joke around, and talk trains.
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Re: Conrail Windsor St Yard (York PA) Engineering Report
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2013, 04:29:46 PM »
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Nice work,,Benchwork can go real quick when the right tools and knoweldge are used.

  Keep it up,,, benchwork that is.

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Re: Conrail Windsor St Yard (York PA) Engineering Report
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2013, 04:33:28 PM »
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Nice work,,Benchwork can go real quick when the right tools and knoweldge are used.

And people. Having the right people around really makes it happen, and as John pointed out, a LOT more fun that cutting and screwing all by myself...

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Re: Conrail Windsor St Yard (York PA) Engineering Report
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2013, 04:49:56 PM »
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Dogs seem to make great supervisors....

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Re: Conrail Windsor St Yard (York PA) Engineering Report
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2013, 05:05:30 PM »
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Perfect fit!  Jealous...!

Can't wait to see that yard choked with rusty PC-CR patch jobs and surplus M&PA Berwick cars!
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Re: Conrail Windsor St Yard (York PA) Engineering Report
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2013, 05:16:49 PM »
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And people. Having the right people around really makes it happen, and as John pointed out, a LOT more fun that cutting and screwing all by myself...
I was going to make a comment on the screwing all by yourself line, but I remembered that I could not edit a post anymore so I refrained from doing so.
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