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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2016, 12:39:34 AM »
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And here are a few pics from the photo session, which have nothing to do with this layout,just 'cuz....enjoy! These are some recently completed projects..














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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2016, 12:33:31 PM »
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Oh man, I love it!

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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2017, 09:07:50 PM »
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Are you really modeling Holyoke?
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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2017, 10:39:29 PM »
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Are you really modeling Holyoke?
While I have not actually "broke ground", I do intend on building this, and have begun collecting materials to do so. I have not updated this thread in a while, but changes/additions/refinements are as follows..

1.After debating on using pre-made or brick by brick walls, I settled on using the brick by brick/vinyl tile method for cost...Total should be less than 10$ for about 12 actual feel of stone walls, about 2 inches high. This also will allow custom abutments. I have built a cutting jig, and begun cutting strips of vinyl tile to be broken into bricks later..

2 I have decide to use a variation of this module design, stolen from forum member @timwatson build thread:(scroll down)
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=30022.0
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3733/9349304700_4eec4abe68_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7312/9255920656_3945184318_c.jpg

I have decided to use a the photo backdrop seen below, if possible. scroll down to the one called "Valley Paper" It is an actual photo of Holyoke!
http://www.larcproducts.com/Industryseriesfive.html

Currently I'm trying to decide between using Atlas Code 55 #5 turnouts or ME #6s......
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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2017, 05:19:10 AM »
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Check your PM's Joe.

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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2017, 12:34:43 PM »
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Really nice work!

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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2017, 08:54:21 PM »
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This i kinda cool as I model Holyoke in N scale on the BM.
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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2017, 09:45:04 AM »
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Hi would you please show your cutting jig for the stone thanks Wendell

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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2017, 10:37:43 AM »
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Hi would you please show your cutting jig for the stone thanks Wendell

I will post a photo as soon as I get a chance, probably after this weekend, Springfield show this weekend!

This i kinda cool as I model Holyoke in N scale on the BM.

FYI I clicked the facebook link in your profile, it said the content was "unavailable"...

I am actively looking for ANY photos or info on the canals. I have found plenty of photos of the yard, just not of the switching lines on the canals..So if you know of any, please point me in the right direction! I would be grateful!
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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2017, 07:45:55 PM »
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https://www.facebook.com/Boston-Maine-Conn-River-Line-173358446076160/

Try that... It has not been updated in a while. I live 1.5 miles from that area. You need anything pics whatever ask and I will do it.

Brian
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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2017, 10:59:19 PM »
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https://www.facebook.com/Boston-Maine-Conn-River-Line-173358446076160/

Try that... It has not been updated in a while. I live 1.5 miles from that area. You need anything pics whatever ask and I will do it.

Brian

Same link, same result!..And yes I have a facebook account...

I have spent a day driving around Holyoke taking pics, and may do that Sunday too, after the Springfield show!
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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2017, 03:11:45 PM »
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check that Facebook link again I uploaded some blueprints that may help you
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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2017, 07:06:51 PM »
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Brian. Yep the facebook link is now working..
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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2017, 09:50:57 AM »
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check that Facebook link again I uploaded some blueprints that may help you

Worked for me too! Thanks!..It seems I was already one of your followers too!..Those maps seem to cut off before showing the area I'm modeling, but will help nonetheless! Thanks!
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Re: The Canal Line
« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2017, 12:29:28 PM »
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What area are you modeling?
Brian Sklarski
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