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  • Dave and Mike,

    Thanks. You are right about these engines feeling right at home on my layout. It's nice to be at the point of getting these little treasures out running, where they belong. The variety of engines will provide an abundance of photo opps. and enjoyment for years to come.

    Heres a shot of that 3-truck shay No.12 high above the Redwood River.

    Gregg


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    • Hey Gregg;

      You lucky dog![:-doggy][:-dog]

      That is a really sweeeet looking L&N H-28a 2-8-0

      I am really [:-sick][:-sour][:-irked][:-drool] envious of you. Your engine is one of the very few L&N specific steam engines I have ever seen and I am pretty sure its the first model H-28a I have ever seen.

      Thanks so much for posting;

      L&N nut

      Jon

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      • Great roster, Gregg. There's really a nice variety in all these engines.

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          Originally posted by Frederic Testard


          Great roster, Gregg. There's really a nice variety in all these engines.


          Thanks Frederic. Yes, this locomotive roster has taken years to collect and paint/weather/detail for my road. Each has it's own character, which should make for great railfanning and photo opps.
          Gregg

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          • Your lokies are awsome, you did a great job on the weathering.

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            • Wow!!!!!!!!!!! Gregg, that sure is an impressive display of locomotives.

              This is coming from a diesel guy.

              Is your collection of rolling stock available for use as extensive as your quantity of locomotives?
              <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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              • quote:


                Originally posted by Bbags


                Wow!!!!!!!!!!! Gregg, that sure is an impressive display of locomotives.

                This is coming from a diesel guy.

                Is your collection of rolling stock available for use as extensive as your quantity of locomotives?


                Thanks John. Believe it or not, these little gems look even better than the pictures show, which was important to me so they would compliment the layout (as well as any photos taken).


                Regarding rolling stock, my passenger cars are already painted and lettered for my road.



                I have been collecting cabooses, boxcars, flats, gondolas, tankers, disconnects and work cars over the years, some of which needs a good workover before use. The cabooses are next to be painted and lettered. I will continue to pull out more and more as the construction progresses. At this point I must manage how much I place on the layout and remember to put away right after I use. I am still creating a significant amount of dust, plus there is a risk of damage due to my natural clumsiness when working.

                Gregg

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                • Gregg Great lookin locomotives you have there. I really like the 2-6-2t and 2-8-2t.

                  your whole layout looks great too. You were having questions on your yard area did you come to a decision?

                  Phil
                  Phil Z

                  POR (press on regardless)

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                  • Nice set of horses in your stable for sure.

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                      Originally posted by Carrie Creek


                      Gregg Great lookin locomotives you have there. I really like the 2-6-2t and 2-8-2t.

                      your whole layout looks great too. You were having questions on your yard area did you come to a decision?

                      Phil


                      Thanks Phil. The yard area is still a work in progress. The challenge is to build to maximize operation capability, within the limited space available. This is a head scratcher when you see how the yard enters out of a tunnel on one side and a river canyon on the other, which you can see in this birds-eye photo set which I took when I started the effort.


                      There is also the challenge of not impeding the walk/work space between the yard and the town of Grant's Landing across the way, which you can see in this earlier photo below.



                      Based on everyone's inputs (and I appreciate all the ideas you and others provided to address operational ideals, without fully understanding space constraints), I sketched out a potential solution, which requires extending the yard outward into the existing walk space.



                      This needed to then be modified to not only fit #6 switches, but meet the available space and have a natural flow up into the river canyon. I next expanded the plywood base about 10" angling in on both sides. This is a size which appeared workable, leaving the required walkspace for this high traffic area. (Whatever my final track solution is, must fit within this space.) I was very concerned about the AD track and switch leads coming off the river canyon side of the yard and how they would interfer with the first bridge. So I decided I needed to get the canyon built first and shifted efforts accordingly. The canyon is now about 80% complete. You can see this expanded plywood on the left edge of this photo, as it angles out for the yard. You can also see the remaining aisle area.



                      The main and AD track entries must fit in this area, then branch out for the switch lead and classification tracks. Thus the final solution and number of classification tracks is based on this available space and entry angle.



                      As much as I wanted to give more space for additional yard, I did not want to narrow the river and ruin the effect of it entering the harbor, plus I needed to allow for work space and room to shoot photos of Grant's Landing. The view looking up the road is wonderful and something that should not be lost. I have not yet shown details of this area, but you get a glimpse of this in this photo.



                      So, I am stewing on the final switching design while I work on other things. I will not rush this as it will have a significant impact on operation. In the mean time, I am very pleased with how the visual flow from the harbor town to the river canyon and to the yard is all turning out.

                      Regarding the locomotives, as you can tell from my roster, I have a fondness for tankers, including the two you mentioned. Here is another shot of C&D #14 working the docks.

                      Gregg


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                        Originally posted by Tim Kerkhoff


                        Nice set of horses in your stable for sure.


                        Thanks Tim. Here is a shot of C&D#17 and C&D#18 rounded up near the roundhouse.
                        Gregg


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                        • Hi Gregg,

                          You have a great looking fleet of steam locos and have done a wonderful job of painting and weathering them. Very nice job!![^]
                          Look out for #1, but don\'t step in #2!



                          Andy Keeney

                          Dewitt, MI

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                            Originally posted by Bbags


                            ...Is your collection of rolling stock available for use as extensive as your quantity of locomotives?


                            John,
                            Thought you would appreciate this box car photo I took while shooting the toy company pics.

                            Gregg


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                            • A few photos of part of the caboose fleet.

                              Gregg










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                              • Great cabooses Gregg,

                                Mike

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