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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 03/17/2020 :  6:42:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful work on your yard office. It looks real.


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Coaltrain
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Posted - 03/23/2020 :  10:58:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
a few more progress photos. not too much to say about it other than "its getting there".









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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/23/2020 :  11:34:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The yard office is looking really good, Jeff. Thank you for giving us something to enjoy while we are all hunkering down!


Bruce

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railman28
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Posted - 03/23/2020 :  1:53:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That came out really sharp.

Bob


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quarryman
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Posted - 03/24/2020 :  07:18:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit quarryman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I see the front doors are standing wide open. Are they going to stay like that?

Mark


Mark Chase
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Coaltrain
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Posted - 03/24/2020 :  2:55:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by quarryman

I see the front doors are standing wide open. Are they going to stay like that?

Mark



Those are not doors, I learned that those are screen doors. if you look at these two close ups of the front doors you can see that they are screens. from far away they look like five panel doors, but once I got better photos and blew them up I could see that they were five panel screed doors.

one thing that I found interesting is that before I had good photos of the structure I assumed it was red with white trim, which is how I first started this structure. After I got some better photos I could tell that the trim was a much darker color, ay source told me that it was red with green trim, so I changed my trim to green. then I got even more photos, one of which is attached here and it shows white trim again. the photo of the white trim was taken after the structure was abandon. I am not sure when there was a switch but the structure definitely had at least two different paint schemes. now that I know I should have kept mine red and white as this would have most likely been correct for the year I model, and also since I plan on the car shop, company store, and company houses to be red and white. I like the green but maybe someday I will change it back to white.








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quarryman
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Posted - 03/24/2020 :  6:29:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit quarryman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Canít help but notice the odd spindle spacing in the porch railing in the second photo, also the cool light at the corner.
I like the red and green color combo. The office building of an old stone operation I am researching was apparently yellow ochre with green trim. Definitely going to mock something up with those colors first to see how they look.

Mark


Mark Chase
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Coaltrain
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Posted - 03/24/2020 :  9:48:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I plan on adding the light on the corner post. The railing post in both photos are the same location, the uneven post spacing is caused by some falling out, that photo was taken after the structure was abandoned and the RR shut down


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vamodeler
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Posted - 03/25/2020 :  09:04:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit vamodeler's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jeff,

Great work as usual! Love how it came out and really enjoyed your interior. Thanks for sharing your secret stash of Mann's Creek photo's. I'm amazed that the structure photo's exist at all.

Can't wait to see what is next.

Cheers,

Brian


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Sully
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Posted - 03/25/2020 :  10:29:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Sully's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jeff, beautiful work! You've set yourself a "lifetime" goal with this railway with almost a "museum like" presentation.........(love the curtain idea)
BTW, The DL&W used that red/green trim in the early part of the 20th century. Over the years they simply repainted the green trim in red.

tom (now retired in Charleston, SC)



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Sully
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Posted - 03/25/2020 :  10:31:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit Sully's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jeff, beautiful work! You've set yourself a "lifetime" goal with this railway with almost a "museum like" presentation.........(love the curtain idea)
BTW, The DL&W used that red/green trim in the early part of the 20th century. Over the years they simply repainted the green trim in red.

tom (now retired in Charleston, SC)



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Coaltrain
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Posted - 03/25/2020 :  1:14:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks everyone. after making the first model of my future layout I found some areas that I did not like the way the scenery was going to work out, which was the reason for making the model. since all the benchwork was 3D printed I just made a few adjustments to the benchwork CAD model and reprinted them out and made a second model. I am still doing scenery on it and it is all still white clay, some of which is still drying. I will paint it all and add trees as I did on the first.

the main reason for the change was to add a little more space for scenery between the upper and lower tracks on the switch back in Area 3. the hardest part of 2D track plans is really knowing if the scenery will work out, and Area 3 was going to be hard because in this area the vertical separation is the greatest and there is very little horizontal separation. the first version of this model was ok, but I knew that if I just added a few more inches between the upper and lower track it would make a big difference.

here we can see looking down on the old version (in color) and the new version (still in white clay). I have added 4" more space between the two tracks.






you can see that the slope under the upper track trestle is a lot better.




while i was at it i decided to make some 1/24th scale On3 trains to add to the new model, so I 3D printed some simplified models (yet still to scale) so I can get a size reference. it worked out so well that I also printed some of the planned structures for the new layout model.


i also decided that I might as well make a scale model of my yard office diorama so I can figure out where to put it.


as i placed the model of the yard office model on the layout model (that's a lot of the word model) i could see that it sort of fits. i knew this was going to be this way as I was building the yard office but I wanted to build the scene close to scale and as it was, and i figured that would force me to get it to fit. as I placed the office scale model on the layout scale model i the place i figured it would fit the best I don't like it, it is too far away from the engine house compared to the prototype. if I move the office closer to the engine house you can see I have a bit of an issue with it hanging off the edge of the layout, however the aisle is wide here and I may be able to bump out the lower deck to get it to fit.




some of the structures for the upper deck (inside the mushroom) were 3D printed to be 1/24 scale of 1/48 scale models of the prototype (that's a lot of scales). i modeled them uncompressed to see how they would fit, even the Babcock company store is full scale, no compression, and it is a beast of a structure, four floors tall in the back.

here you can see the in progress on the upper level model with some of the structures placed and some of the little trains placed for reference, it looks pretty cool if I do say so myself.







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Coaltrain
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Posted - 03/28/2020 :  10:35:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
spent a little more time on the scale model of the layout. I was busy painting scenery. here are some new images. some of the glue and the paint was pretty fresh when I took these photos. there is still a little more to go yet, some areas are still in the planning stage. I am pretty happy with the structures around the Clifftop area, they are all uncompressed from the prototype, even that giant company store. it would have been fun to have a better view of the front of the store but that back is where all the fun happened.



before we get to the upper deck here are some things going on with the new lower deck. the first image shows the track down to area 1, which is based off of Sewell and the interchange with the C&O. I have recently came across a new photo of this area and there were many houses along this track. I decide to add as many houses along the tracks as I think I will be able to. the houses are not based of the real Manns Creek houses because they were a little bigger than these. The houses I modeled here were from plans I have saved for houses along the Clinchfield. I also have seen one of these houses in person in Blacksburg VA when I was visiting with Brian Bond.


I also painted some of the scenery around Area 3 to see how the new scenery was going to look, I am very happy I made the change to the lower track here.


the photo is of area 9. this is sort of a fictional area that would best be described as Manns Creek #7 mine area. I am playing with structures here. at first I was not going to have any homes here but now I think I might add some up on the hill so I do not have to model so much forest, but I am still undecided because there were no such homes next to tipple #7 as far as I know, however it was not far from homes so it would not be totally wrong to have some there.


now to the upper deck, first stop is the branch to what is a very fictional version of Landisburg. first off is the truck dump that I am adding, which I may turn into a small mine that the mine carts will dump right into hoppers. passing the little mine site there is a run around and a large tipple, maybe it would be like Manns Creek #5 tipple that was along Floyd Creek. this tipple i wanted to make large and have a coal storage silo (maybe). there was a silo at tipple #7 and maybe I will reserve that feature for that spot, i don't like to repeat things like that, I want all locations to be unique. Also you can see the different company store, this is just a test. this store is a compressed model of the Swandale store on the BF&G and plans were published in the Gazette. there is a spur that leads off to the drying yard and you can see all the stacks of trying lumber, there is also a single stall engine house.




last stop is area 6 and 7, which is my version of Clifftop. the elements are rearranged to best fit the location but they are not compressed nor are they mirrored. the only item i had to leave out was the single stall engine house that was behind the company store. there is also a mine that at area 6 that should really be past the company store. I really like how this area looks, the little train really works nice to show the sizes of the structures and the track to scenery ration. I like that the strip coal tipple is full sized and it is not tight up to the backdrop, which leaves room for the truck dock. I hope to make this tipple operational and actually load coal.









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jbvb
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Posted - 03/29/2020 :  11:03:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You're making a nice model of a model there.


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danpickard
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Posted - 03/29/2020 :  8:09:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit danpickard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This is one of the most fun and creative layout builds Iíve followed for a long time, and itís not even up to the actual layout yet!
Awesome planning processes being demonstrated for all to observe.

Cheers,
Dan Pickard


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