Hi everyone - interesting thoughts, all of em...! FWIW, I am not going to stick some SG track down, as the area I am trying to model never saw any broad gaugeMessage 1 of 4 , Mar 14, 2000View SourceHi everyone - interesting thoughts, all of 'em...!
FWIW, I am not going to stick some SG track
down, as the area I am trying to model never
saw any broad gauge rail, to the best of my
knowledge. What intrigued me with Wayne's
layout was the opportunity to place SG rolling
stock adjacent to NG cars, and how this would
dramatically illustrate just how small the NG
equipment really is. Bill Uffelman's modules
sound like they would give a similar effect -
any chance of a sketch, or JPEG, Bill?
I liked Bill Adkins' suggestion about the dual
gauge car ferry for the Copper River & Yukon,
Brian...I know that several of us have already
suggested a potential breakwater for it (the poor
On my previous HO-HOn3 layout I concentrated mainly on HOn3, but had a standard gauge line coming into the scene to provide hoppers of coal that were pushed upMessage 1 of 4 , Mar 14, 2000View SourceOn my previous HO-HOn3 layout I concentrated mainly on HOn3, but had a
standard gauge line coming into the scene to provide hoppers of coal that
were pushed up an incline to a "thru-thr-rails" coal dump below. Next to
that incline was a single standard gauge track, for storing empty/full
hoppers and also for interchanging lcl boxcars. I constructed a small
covered platform between the ends of that SG track and my NG track. The NG
track was on a slight rise to bring the floors of the box cars equal to the
platform level. That way, it was a straight across push of the hand carts
for the platform workers.
The tracks leading into this complex were dual gauge around one end of the
layout, thru a couple of dual gauge switches eventually ending up at two
separate storage tracks at the other end of the layout. The SG went into the
mountain to two tracks, while the NG sent two tracks into the same mountain
to two storage tracks and the mainline continued around the outside.
It worked fine and really showed the difference in sizes of the NG and SG
equipment. I haven't any desire to do so with the Sn3 layout now, but do
plan to have a very small representation of Sn2 on the 3' of line feeding
the stamp mill.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I can produce a sketch and I have one lousy photo taken from a hotel balcony of the most complicated portion. I ll try to get a sketch scanned then post to theMessage 1 of 4 , Mar 14, 2000View SourceI can produce a sketch and I have one lousy photo taken from a hotel balcony of the most complicated portion. I'll try to get a sketch scanned then post to the files this week OR send a snail address and I will mail one.