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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #255 on: March 13, 2021, 10:20:09 PM »
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The mockup for Goodyear went up yesterday.  A bit crude but it shows what is possible.  The North end is pretty straight forward.  The tall white board will be sky color.  A proto photo from the same general orientation follows.  I think I can make it work.




The South elevation will be a bit trickier.  SO much to see in the proto photo.  From right to left is the Reclaim Bldg, Boiler/Powerhouse, and Production Bldg.  They are not connected.  I will try to do that as well.  The reclaim and boiler will essentially be building flats mounted on 3/4" ply, with a partial sky board above.  Partial in that it does not go as high as the center board in the prior photo so the lighting to the back of that scene is not blocked.  The carbon black hopper is represented by the gray pipe.  It somewhat distracts the eye from the A&BB interchange tracks, which did not really go under the building.  I think it may just work out.  I'll live with the mockup for awhile and see if a better idea comes to light.  When I brought all the cars back to their spots it was so cool to see the little trains moving between what will become massive factory walls. 




You must REALLY like brick modeling. :)  The layout and structures look amazing.
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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #256 on: March 30, 2021, 06:53:10 PM »
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I haven't spent ALL my time screwing around with trucks, couplers and wheels.  I made labels for the General Tire car spots to support the ops paperwork.  White letters on clear tape using a Brother P-Touch.  I think it looks clean and informative.  I'm hoping visiting operators will think so as well.


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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #257 on: March 31, 2021, 07:15:23 PM »
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Goodyear plant will be an impressive facility, are you including a place for the blimp?

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #258 on: March 31, 2021, 08:32:07 PM »
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Ed K alerted me to the Faller blimp model, so I bought one.  I'm planning to use it as a mood setting device by hanging it above the Mogadore Valley sections and visible just as you come down the stairs.  It's not unusual to see it in that area.  The current blimp hanger at Wingfoot Lake in Brimfield is not far from Mogadore.

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #259 on: April 14, 2021, 09:26:35 PM »
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I spent the afternoon at the U of Akron Archives reviewing more of the AC&Y collection.  The Akron Expressway has come up more than once in this thread.  I found some proposal drawings in an AFE for the sale of AC&Y land to the State of Ohio.  @LKOrailroad will find these of interest.  The on/off ramps did not go in as shown, fortunately in the case of the EB on ramp off of Fenton Ave.  Fun stuff.




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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #260 on: April 14, 2021, 10:26:58 PM »
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I've decided your modeling motto must be "I like big buildings and I cannot lie." with apologies to the original song, "I like big Butts."  :) :ashat:
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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #261 on: April 15, 2021, 07:31:31 PM »
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I like the challenge of constructing large buildings.  Total industrial landscapes really.  Learning about different industries and how railroads serve them is cool too.  The computer controlled cutter and brick paper make the build possible.  I'm starting to get the itch to continue the General Tire build.  Right now I'm working on rolling stock reliability and a few more AC&Y locos and cabooses.  I have a credible ops paperwork starting point worked out.  Maybe by the time we can people again, as Ed puts it, I'll be ready to start operating sessions.
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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #262 on: April 21, 2021, 09:42:21 AM »
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A photo showing the terrain profile of the I-76 ramps at Market/Mogadore roads as seen from Brittain service. It was my train watching hill.

https://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=435804&nseq=0 
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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #263 on: April 21, 2021, 07:51:39 PM »
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Cool.  I'll make sure the foliage is always trimmed so you can see the action clearly.