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Re: The Chicago Great Western in Waterloo
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2016, 07:16:37 PM »
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So a small update to this thread.

I had been getting ready this RR season for this to happen.



But then this happened.



I have been looking for a view of the depot for 10 years that showed the NE end and decided to try and use it as motivation which worked well because this happened.



Which is the middle depot area module of this.




And this soon followed.



There's actually all the brick drawn on the drawing, but didn't show saving it to the .png) file. The patch at the lower right is a photo of a brick wall.  I think I'm going to look at using photo textures at first.

I'm not happy with the bench work I made with my sub-par tools but I'm going to try and keep it going the best I can.



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Re: The Chicago Great Western in Waterloo
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2016, 08:49:08 PM »
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This is awesome news...  :D I always saw so much potential with those modules.

Are plans back on to build the whole set?
Ryan in Alberta

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Re: The Chicago Great Western in Waterloo
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2016, 12:10:42 AM »
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Are plans back on to build the whole set?

That would be the plan. 

I'm pretty sure this attempt boils down to getting whatever bench work I can done before snow fall and freezing temps hit the front range.


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Re: The Chicago Great Western in Waterloo
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2018, 03:12:04 PM »
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So I've been doing some work on the final roster regarding this proposed layout so I though I'd blow the dust off this thread.

Waterloo is on the 4th district of the southern division which goes from Oelwein to Marshalltown.  As I've mentioned in the past, I transcribed 10,000 car movements to and from this division.  The southern division had four daily trains, two each way.  The plan is to build four 50 car trains which would include 4-8 interchange cars at Waterloo.

I have finished the preliminary list of Waterloo interchange cars -

Billed to Waterloo -

TTX      TRAILER(S)   TF
TTX      TRAILER(S)   TF
TTX      TRAILER(S)   TF
CGW      TRAILER(S)   TF
CNW      MEAL   B
NYC      MEAL   B
ATSF      OATS   B
CGW      SCRAP   G
MILW   LUMBER   B
NP      STEEL   G
LN      COAL   H
LN      COAL   H
CO      SALT           B
CBQ      FEED           B
GN      BARLEY   B
CGW      MDSE   B
CGW      CEMENT   CH
CGW      CORN   B
CGW      CORN   B
CGW      CORN   B
CNW      CORN   B
SPS      CORN   B
UP      CORN   B
CBQ      CORN   B
RI      CORN   B
SLSF      CORN   B
MON      CORN   B
CGW      X   DF
CGW      X   G
IC      X   H
IC      X   H
IC      X   H
NYC      X   H
NYC      X   H
GATX   X   T
RPRX   X   R
SRLX      X   R
OTTX   X   F
ATSF      X   F
IC      X   CH

Billed from Waterloo -

CGW      CORN   B
CGW      CORN   B
CGW      CORN   B
CNW      CORN   B
SP      CORN   B
UP      CORN   B
SOO      CORN   B
BO      CORN   B
SP      FEED   B
CNW      FEED   B
RI      FEED   B
NP      FEED   B
TTX      FR MEAT/Trailers   TF
TTX      FR MEAT/Trailers   TF
TTX      FR MEAT/Trailers   TF
CGW      FR MEAT/Trailers   TF
OTTX   TRACTORS   F
CGW      TRACTORS   F
GN      OATS   B
CGW/NYC/RI      STARCH   B
RI      MEAL   B
IC      BOXES   B
CGW      SCRAP   G
GATX   SYRUP   T
IC      X   H
IC      X   H
IC      X   H
CGW      X   B
CGW      X   B
ACL      X   B
UTLX      X   T
SOU      X   B
PRR      X   G
NP      X   B

The trailers are all for Raths meat packing.  And the tractors are from John Deere.  Some of the 'Billed to' cars can also be picked up as empties.

I'm slowly getting through the four trains trying to utilize as much of the cars I already have as possible.

As for the layout, I'm going to take another run at making benchwork in the next couple weeks.

Jason


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Re: The Chicago Great Western in Waterloo
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2018, 04:07:08 PM »
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Represent'n!  Glad your getting this off the drawing board.. ~Ian
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Re: The Chicago Great Western in Waterloo
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2018, 05:47:10 PM »
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Almost all your pictures from earlier in this thread are missing. Also, could you show a large drawing of the junction area? Something big enough to see all the details. It would be half of each module at that joint.


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Re: The Chicago Great Western in Waterloo
« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2018, 12:40:49 AM »
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Almost all your pictures from earlier in this thread are missing. Also, could you show a large drawing of the junction area? Something big enough to see all the details. It would be half of each module at that joint.

Here's the interchange with the IC.



Right now the divide between modules is down the center of the street just next to the IC tracks.  These IC track were it's downtown passenger line to the depot. 

I'll take a look at the missing pictures and see what I can do.

Jason

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Re: The Chicago Great Western in Waterloo
« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2018, 02:23:41 PM »
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I didn't realize there were 2 Dimonds on the north side of the bridge (I knew there was 1)..  If the IC had built elevated through downtown similar to the Santa Fe through OKC, that would have solved a LOT of flooding problems down the road.

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