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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision
« Reply #75 on: September 06, 2015, 05:39:34 PM »
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I picked up a Digitrax DB150 with power supply on eBay for almost half price, hopefully will have layout back up and running by next weekend.

With no power to layout, I turned my attention to painting some track, with in turn moved to weathering some rolling stock.  I didn't go hog wild on them, mostly just some road grime on trucks, fuel tanks and lower portions of cars.  I started my track painting with a Woodland Scenics paint pen, but didn't like how that turned out, still lots of shiny rail between the rail spikes, so I went to the airbrush, first with brown but then with weathered black.  Will use the paint pen around the turnouts.

3 Exactrail boxcars, and the 2 Atlas 4750's in next track
20150906_163022 by Adam Henry, on Flickr

2 NS locomotives and my NS coal train that will serve the paper mill
20150906_163451 by Adam Henry, on Flickr
20150906_163524 by Adam Henry, on Flickr

I also did some landscaping around Ag Com just to add some color to the layout, especially here with the open house coming up in 2 weeks.  This and Security are the first areas you see depending on if you come across the landing at steps, or come around back of steps.
20150906_163553 by Adam Henry, on Flickr

20150906_173422 by Adam Henry, on Flickr
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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision
« Reply #76 on: September 07, 2015, 11:20:38 AM »
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I painted the yard area this morning. 
20150907_110852 by Adam Henry, on Flickr

After the trains came back into the yard, I noticed a gathering at the west end of the yard
20150907_110934 by Adam Henry, on Flickr

When minions are involved, it can't end well.... :facepalm:
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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision
« Reply #77 on: September 07, 2015, 05:30:38 PM »
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Nice! How long of trains fit in the yard?

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision
« Reply #78 on: September 07, 2015, 06:14:54 PM »
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22-24 cars fit in the longest yard track (3rd one in from right where coal hoppers are sitting)  15-16 on far left track.

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision
« Reply #79 on: September 07, 2015, 07:26:39 PM »
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Progress. Looks good. I still like that curve in the middle of the yard.

Those Minions are obviously CSX employees.
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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision
« Reply #80 on: September 07, 2015, 08:00:21 PM »
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Here is overhead shot from Hagerstown yard via Google Maps. 

Capture by Adam Henry, on Flickr


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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision
« Reply #81 on: September 07, 2015, 08:50:35 PM »
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Where'd ya get the tiny minions?
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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision
« Reply #82 on: September 07, 2015, 08:57:50 PM »
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Where'd ya get the tiny minions?

I believe they came from Wal-Mart.  My kids had them.  Seen idea over at MRH site

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision
« Reply #83 on: September 08, 2015, 12:02:00 AM »
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I also saw the Minions at WalMart.....not cheap !
I started with nothing and still have most of it left.

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision
« Reply #84 on: September 20, 2015, 07:33:51 PM »
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I think the minions were looking for bananas.  That train had a single UP trinity reefer in consist.  Train crew would not provide information and contacted RR police.  Minions dispersed before they could arrive on scene.  Turns out while reefer was running, someone left it on by mistake.  Car was empty  :facepalm:

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision
« Reply #85 on: September 20, 2015, 07:34:49 PM »
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Layout was opened for public viewing this weekend during LHS open house. Had 75 visitors on Saturday, only 15 on Sunday. Very few issues during showings, amounted to mostly truck/coupler issues. With last few weeks and issues I'd been having with my Zephyr heading south for repairs, not being able to do much troubleshooting or programming on locomotives, I was somewhat hesitant of participating this weekend but couldn't be happier with results.

Have throw an extra special thank you out there to @Ed Kapuscinski for loaning me a throttle to use for the weekend.  Wouldn't have been able to run trains without it.
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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision
« Reply #86 on: September 20, 2015, 08:17:44 PM »
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I'm glad I could help!

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision
« Reply #87 on: September 28, 2015, 07:48:00 PM »
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I came home to find that what I can only explain as a time warp had occurred on the CSX Hanover Subdivision.  Here is WM #501, in what I am guessing is the late 1960's/early 1970's, pulling a short local past the future site of Ag-Com.

20150928_193501 by Adam Henry, on Flickr

Maybe they look better on the module.  What do you think @wm3798 ?

20150928_193327 by Adam Henry, on Flickr

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision
« Reply #88 on: September 28, 2015, 08:04:35 PM »
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Uh, oh!  Dual era?  :D

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Re: CSX Hanover Subdivision
« Reply #89 on: September 28, 2015, 08:13:33 PM »
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Actually, with the addition of this motive power, I could technically pull off a tri-era  :scared:

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20150928_201923 by Adam Henry, on Flickr
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