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Re: New Hope & Ivyland shelf layout (ex-Reading)
« Reply #105 on: March 17, 2021, 09:43:19 AM »
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Awesome, thank you for sharing that @Ed Kapuscinski !  That leased power would look great on the layout, I had previously read about it here:

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56e1d6eb7da24f6613f5a758/t/5a74d1f0c83025b92d961f17/1517605366454/2017-2_TriStateBlockLine_GarbelyArticle.pdf

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Re: New Hope & Ivyland shelf layout (ex-Reading)
« Reply #106 on: March 21, 2021, 08:42:21 PM »
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I squeezed in some time this afternoon working on some stairs; a few railing sections remain:


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Re: New Hope & Ivyland shelf layout (ex-Reading)
« Reply #107 on: March 31, 2021, 08:38:49 PM »
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With the addition of unloading hoses, the Castrol facility is now open for business!





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Re: New Hope & Ivyland shelf layout (ex-Reading)
« Reply #108 on: May 27, 2021, 10:30:01 AM »
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Not much in the way of updates, as I have been enjoying some time JFRT!  I did add a little breathing room for switching, which also provides some (removable) staging as well:



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Re: New Hope & Ivyland shelf layout (ex-Reading)
« Reply #109 on: January 03, 2022, 09:06:22 PM »
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@chuck geiger here is a closeup of the NZT ground throw I mentioned in Weekend Update.  @DKS deserves so much credit for bringing these to market!



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Re: New Hope & Ivyland shelf layout (ex-Reading)
« Reply #110 on: January 03, 2022, 09:35:43 PM »
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With the addition of unloading hoses, the Castrol facility is now open for business!





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Frank, I really like the simplicity of that industry!

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Re: New Hope & Ivyland shelf layout (ex-Reading)
« Reply #111 on: January 04, 2022, 08:58:12 AM »
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Appreciate your comments, Allen @Bendtracker1 .  I took some liberties and eliminated the overhang of the prototype facility.  It could also use some more weathering, but it's a suburban industrial park, not an inner city chem plant after all  :|

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Re: New Hope & Ivyland shelf layout (ex-Reading)
« Reply #112 on: January 11, 2022, 08:10:59 PM »
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Over the weekend I finally got these abandoned 40-foot trailers off the workbench and onto the layout; these are old Wheel Works kits that I have had forever!



Tonight I also put a pair of home road boxcars into service (thanks Ed K).  Here's the Conrail local pulling them off the NH&I interchange track:



And a trackside view showing the ride height after filing down the bolsters and body-mounting 1015 couplers:



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Re: New Hope & Ivyland shelf layout (ex-Reading)
« Reply #113 on: January 30, 2022, 05:48:31 PM »
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Time to bear down on the last two feet of scenery...  got some .040 styrene sized and cut for the four-lane road crossing (PA 132 for you locals).  Paint and lane markings are next!



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Re: New Hope & Ivyland shelf layout (ex-Reading)
« Reply #114 on: March 08, 2022, 09:18:43 PM »
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Took some time away from projects tonight to just switch some cars!



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Re: New Hope & Ivyland shelf layout (ex-Reading)
« Reply #115 on: March 08, 2022, 09:21:28 PM »
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Nice weathering on that GP15 Frank!

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Re: New Hope & Ivyland shelf layout (ex-Reading)
« Reply #116 on: March 09, 2022, 05:54:09 AM »
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Love it!

This reminds me of something you might find interesting.

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John Almeida, OaksModelRR for those of you know, has posted a bunch of his videos of the Philly area from the 90s&2000s. Including an awesome cab ride on the CSX local that ran from Landsdale to Greenwich and back. Granted, it's at night, but it's very cool footage.

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Re: New Hope & Ivyland shelf layout (ex-Reading)
« Reply #117 on: March 10, 2022, 10:43:17 AM »
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Appreciate the comments @Bendtracker1 !  I wrote up some details over in the Weathering channel last year, I will dig that up.

And thanks for the video @Ed Kapuscinski , love the discussion in the cab, Philly accents and all.  "You don't need a Form D" LOL!

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Re: New Hope & Ivyland shelf layout (ex-Reading)
« Reply #118 on: March 28, 2022, 08:05:15 AM »
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Highway lane markings are happening!  Need to finish it off with dashed yellow lines in the middle turn lane and some weathering...



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