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  • CNE1899
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    Larry,

    Just ran across this thread and read thru it. Thanks for all the photos and info gathering.

    I am going to try to build some dump cars for my layout and was wondering if you or anyone else had generated

    layout drawings for the dump cars?

    Any assistance you can provide is appreciated,

    Scott

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  • BigLars
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    Bumping for a friend.

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  • BigLars
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    Bill, Let's get this going.

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  • the_arkansas_traveler
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    Hey Larry,

    I would be up for working on something for the NNGC in Hickory. We got plenty of time to do it right.

    BILL

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  • BigLars
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    Ed, The NNGC is in Hickory in few years. We might be able to win a prize! If Bill Davis "the arkansas traveler" jumped in the sky is the limit. Well if two retired guys could get me to concentrate on the modules and not my full time job. Plus Palmetto Brick was interested in having a touring layout when I talked to them a few years ago.

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  • eTraxx
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    and .. like a lost soul .. a thread is resurrected! ....

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  • the_arkansas_traveler
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    Well I am glad to see this thread starting up again. Very nice simple layout design. Makes me want to get back to my freelance quarry railroad.

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  • ed_k
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    Excellent work by all. Love it.

    ed

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  • robchant
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    Thanks Larry.

    That bridge looks excellent. I also found your build thread for it. Very nice work.

    This is the URL to the build thread of anyone is interested:

    http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=37836

    Take care,

    Rob.

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  • BigLars
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    Excellent work Rob.

    For inspiration here is the bridge I built as a test.



    One day I will try again to build the layout. Maybe three 5 foot modules.

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  • robchant
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    Thanks Frank, I am glad you like the design. It would not have been possible without all the information available on the thread, and using Google street view helped with a lot of the details too.

    Take care,

    Rob.

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  • FrankS
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    WOW! What a fabulous piece of work, Rob. Congratulations on your expertise.

    I thought my track planning was pretty good, but, it pales into insignificence compared with this.

    Excellent work.

    Frank Savery,

    Tasmania,

    AUSTRALIA

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  • robchant
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    Hi All,

    After finding this thread last week I wanted to do a design for an On30 layout based on the PBCo. The first thing was to narrow down the scenes to include, and I decided upon trying to incorporate all key scenes in the design, which I identified as:

    1) The clay pit loading area which would include the Caterpillar excavator;

    2) The highway crossing protected by the flashing crossing signals;

    3) The scene with both the railway and highway bridges over the millpond;

    4) The run-around tracks at the brickyard surrounded by a chain link fence; and

    5) The clay unloading building itself.

    Of course compromises had to be made to fit everything in the 18" x 14' space, but I think it is a reasonable rendition of the railway, and there is enough room for trains lengths of 8 dump cars plus a Plymouth loco, which also seemed to be used on the prototype.

    Here's the design for the layout:



    And some 3D screen capture from the design:























    Many thanks again to Larry for starting the thread, and to all that contributed to preserving this record of a very interesting prototype.

    Take care,

    Rob.

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  • BigLars
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    Rob,

    In the past I spoke to the company executives and they wanted me to let them know iwhen I started construction. Not close yet.

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  • robchant
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    Hey Larry,

    This is a very interesting thread with lots of info on a very nice little prototype to model, so thanks for starting it. I was actually looking for a small industrial railway to base a layout design on, so I have been playing around with a track plan based on the railway.

    Take care,

    Rob.

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