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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #315 on: February 20, 2023, 04:25:37 PM »
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Somehow I missed your post Alan.  REALLY great shot.  And yes I do plan to include the other end (in this photo) of the bridge on the layout.  Thanks for posting it.

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #316 on: May 07, 2023, 12:10:58 PM »
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I now have all the yellow S2s I need to efficiently work Brittain Yard.  One more than actually existed really.  100 is a foobie.



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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #317 on: May 07, 2023, 02:58:37 PM »
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Wait, the ACY had power other than the FMs??

I'm shook.

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #318 on: May 07, 2023, 04:35:31 PM »
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Did you paint 103, 106, 107, and 108 Pevler blue?
Alan

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #319 on: May 07, 2023, 09:10:54 PM »
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Wait, the ACY had power other than the FMs??

I'm shook.

The first two AC&Y diesels were Alcos Ed, delivered 1942 and 1945.  Probably war production board assignments.  They ordered FMs after that and then purchased the second hand S2s starting in 1962.  If I were to do another S2 it would be 104 in NKP black and striping with the NKP road name replaced with AC&Y.  Should I ever find a factory painted NKP model the temptation might be too hard to resist.  I'd need decals though.

I forgot to include a photo of the other original purchase Alco


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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #320 on: May 07, 2023, 11:42:08 PM »
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Nice work on the 105, I see the ACY had a similar handrail situation the Nickel Plate to prevent crewmen  from being thrown over while exiting the cab.

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #321 on: May 08, 2023, 12:18:17 AM »
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I now have all the yellow S2s I need to efficiently work Brittain Yard.  One more than actually existed really.  100 is a foobie.



Nice job on the ex-NKP unit.  Any tips on making the safety cage?
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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #322 on: May 08, 2023, 10:40:38 AM »
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Nice job on the ex-NKP unit.  Any tips on making the safety cage?

Nothing to it.  Measure.  Measure again.  And again.  Draw a template.  Assemble the template into a 3D soldering fixture.  Measure again.  Take a deep breath.  Begin bending .008" pb wire.  Swear and pray.  Repeat.  Use a light touch with the soldering iron.  Swear and pray some more.  Clean up your half-a**ed soldering attempt (My soldering skills are just adequate enough).  Exhale.  See, simple.   :D  I'm glad I don't have a fleet of these to do.


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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #323 on: May 08, 2023, 12:13:20 PM »
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"swear, measure, pray, repeat" --- true for so many projects!

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #324 on: August 04, 2023, 04:27:57 PM »
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I mocked up the Goodyear Akron synthetic rubber plant this week.  Using a Sanborn map, a couple of aerial photos and some good old fashioned guessing I think I have something that looks reasonable, for a start anyway  Most of it is gone so who's gonna know?



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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #325 on: August 05, 2023, 07:31:13 PM »
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Well, SOMEBODY knows, but they say a thing, take away the beer you gave them and point them in the direction of the door.

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #326 on: August 06, 2023, 10:56:30 AM »
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Well, SOMEBODY knows, but they say a thing, take away the beer you gave them and point them in the direction of the door.

True enough but I've not met them yet.  How does it go though - Build a model and someone will invariably step forward to tell you what's wrong about it.  Actually kind of hoping that will happen.  Then it's 20 questions (or 200 maybe) time.   :)

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #327 on: August 06, 2023, 10:18:25 PM »
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I know but I'll never tell. Wasn't it the B&O rather than the AC&Y that served the synthetic plant? Don't forget to include the signature item - giant steam tubes with expansion loops that crossed over Archwood just beside the tracks. It is still there all these years later!

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #328 on: August 07, 2023, 09:55:46 AM »
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great job on the loco-weathering....

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Re: AC&Y - Ohio's Road of Service
« Reply #329 on: August 14, 2023, 08:46:00 PM »
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I know but I'll never tell. Wasn't it the B&O rather than the AC&Y that served the synthetic plant? Don't forget to include the signature item - giant steam tubes with expansion loops that crossed over Archwood just beside the tracks. It is still there all these years later!

Yes the SBR plant was a B&O customer, but I don't let little things like facts get in the way of a good build and ops opportunity. 
The pipe racks and steam expansion loop will be part of the build.  And the reality is Archwood Ave is on the other side of my model as built.  Kind of like my General Tire structure (a mirror of the prototype) I laid out the site per the prototype but flipped Archwood to the opposite side.  Sort of disconnect connector thing, if you know what I mean.

An aside;  I'm building the B&O Akron Jct. engine servicing facilities for a layout here in NE Ohio.  The engine house is done and I'm closing in on the coaling station. Since it's (gasp) HO scale, the buildings required quite a bit of selective compression/elimination.  @LKOrailroad would have a field day picking apart that build.   :D

Thanks @LIRR.