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    Originally posted by Bill Gill


    Mike, Your depot looks good there along the wye. Can you reach it there to lift the roof off to show all your interior work?

    Don't you love it when you think you understand how something ought to have been constructed (like the metal roofing on the overhangs) and it's confirmed later in photos!


    Bill,
    Thank you. Yes, I can reach it easily. However, it is a temporary stand-in until the day I build a model of the Alderson PA depot. I've been collecting photos and plans of similar depots. At that point, the current depot will go back onto the shelf, unused but not unloved.

    Yes, it's a good feeling to be right occasionally, especially when a conclusion is based on reasonable and rational inference; that is so seldom true.

    Mike
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    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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    • Speaking of the depot. I didn't have a copy of the July 1960 RMC. I found one on Ebay and purchased that, so now I have plans for the depot. Thanks for offering to find set of prints for me.

      Bernd
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      • Sounds like you’re all set. I’m always happy to help when I can.

        Mike
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        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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        • Every time I catch up on this layout I’m re-inspired... that my unlikely projects are in fact achievable. Well done, Mike.

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          • Mike,

            In the picture showing the North end of the wye, the main line comes off the middle switch and the wye ends in just a short stub track. Is that what the prototype did? I ask because if the mainline came off the end of the switch where the stub track is now, it would eliminate one switch and you could turn an entire train on the wye.

            Scott
            There's a prototype for everything.

            If you can't make it perfect, make it adjustable.

            DCC is not plug and play.

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              Originally posted by RyanAK


              Every time I catch up on this layout I’m re-inspired... that my unlikely projects are in fact achievable. Well done, Mike.


              Thank you, Ryan. I missed your post here or I would have replied earlier. I appreciate your kind words. You know, of course, that you’re encouraging my tendencies to go in weird directions. As my parents would say “You shouldn’t encourage him.”
              Mike
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              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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              • quote:


                Originally posted by Hawghead


                Mike,

                In the picture showing the North end of the wye, the main line comes off the middle switch and the wye ends in just a short stub track. Is that what the prototype did? I ask because if the mainline came off the end of the switch where the stub track is now, it would eliminate one switch and you could turn an entire train on the wye.

                I

                Scott


                Scott,
                Good question. I’m following a prototype track arrangement. I think the purpose is to turn locomotives. I don’t think whole trains need to be reversed. It’s a curious arrangement.

                Mike
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                Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                  Originally posted by Michael Hohn


                  quote:


                  Originally posted by RyanAK


                  Every time I catch up on this layout I’m re-inspired... that my unlikely projects are in fact achievable. Well done, Mike.


                  Thank you, Ryan. I missed your post here or I would have replied earlier. I appreciate your kind words. You know, of course, that you’re encouraging my tendencies to go in weird directions. As my parents would say “You shouldn’t encourage him.”
                  Mike


                  Oh I’m encouraging you!! Ice house! Tannery with 4’ running of bark piles! Wood chemical plants! Lopez! The Dushore trestle accident! This!:



                  Or... (LVRR on the Branch near Ricketts)



                  Or... (On the LVRR in Dushore)


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                  • Ryan,

                    I like the rustic-looking depots railroads built in tourist areas. And the silk mill is particularly interesting.

                    Mike
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                    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                    • Is it a Silk mill or Rilk('s) Mill? Ether way it"s a interesting building.
                      It's only make-believe

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                      • I'd love to know who the photographer is. His handwriting is distinct and you see his work from all over the region c.1897-1910-ish.

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                        • Ryan,

                          I noticed on the map you posted of Lopez PA that there’s a silk mill. It also appears to be a long narrowish building if we can believe the drawing. That’s a business I know virtually nothing about. Hmmm.

                          Mike
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                          Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                          • https://sites.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv...lopez_text.htm

                            That website is pretty tricky to find in searches. Interesting reading, lots of photos, including the silk mill. Women labor force. I don’t know much about them either.

                            This one is mostly text.

                            http://lopezpa.com/lopez-history/

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                            • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_Valley_Silk_Mills

                              Big business in the Lehigh Valley.

                              Also... I learned that the process of producing silk is known as 'throwing'. So now I know that when I see a 'throwing mill' on a Sanborn map or on the side of a historic structure, it was part of the silk industry.

                              Here's the small mill in Lopez. Built in 1914. Nice model-sized industry.






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                              • From what little I know, live silkworms in cocoons were brought over from China, and express shipped from the west coast to the eastern silk mills. Pretty sure it was the Southern Pacific that had specific cars, that looked like short baggage cars, to carry the cocoons. If any of this needs correction, and someone can add to it, please correct me. Years ago an importer brought in a run of brass silk cars, all I've presented was from what was in the ad for the cars, at least what I remember.

                                brian b

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