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  • #16
    Well a surprise visit from Bob.

    Happy to see you back at this. Looking forward to going forward with this project.
    Jerry



    "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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    • #17
      I was going to wait before posting until I had some track laid, but that is a ways down the road yet. I won't bother explaining what has happened over the last three years except to say that this hobby is now a high priority.

      I am excited because UPS delivered the shelving chanels for the upper deck today. In getting ready for the 1:1 layout of the track plan, I found and corrected several errors as well as relooked at the train elevator. I simplified the elevator design and am much happier with it now.

      First step is installing 38 slotted channels and locating studs for the elevator slides. That is going to take a while because I have 3 kinds of wall construction to deal with. I don't want to draw the 1:1 plan on the floor so I will build the lower deck benchwork next.
      Modeling Arizona Eastern Railroad, Hayden Junction (1920), in On30

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      • #18
        Good to hear your back at it. Looking forward to progress!
        Jerry



        "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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        • #19
          Hi Bob.

          Good to hear about your new high priority.

          I'll be on the lookout for any new progress.

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          • #20
            Good to see you back at it again Bob ... looking forward to seeing your progress and the new simplified design.

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            • #21
              Revised elevator design.


              Modeling Arizona Eastern Railroad, Hayden Junction (1920), in On30

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              • #22
                I'm a little embarrassed about the delay, but I dusted off the plans this week. I never liked the closeness of Winkelman to Hayden Jct so I found a solution when I realized I could combine the switchback with the town.

                I also dropped the rock quarry and renamed the whistle stop "Hayden", a passenger stop between Hayden Jct and Winkelman.

                The result is that I eliminated 2 elements without significant impact to traffic, but I lost my classic small town station. Winkelman was actually an historic railhead so the new look is only inaccurate for the year that I am portraying.


                Modeling Arizona Eastern Railroad, Hayden Junction (1920), in On30

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                • #23
                  One of my favorite areas of AZ, can’t wait to see track and scenery!

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                  • #24
                    Well, I like many others have had to deal with real life. I have sketched a reduced and simplified one level layout that keeps my main operating interests. Guess what? No main line modeled at all.

                    The plan is to keep the West and East parts of the UL (the mill complex) and put a stub version of the Hayden Jct Yard on the East wall. Everything at 48" height. I will keep industrial switching and yard operations at the junction and a sawed off version of Rob Chant's design.

                    Keep well, everyone.
                    Modeling Arizona Eastern Railroad, Hayden Junction (1920), in On30

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                    • #25
                      Welcome back Bob.

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                      • #26
                        Bob, welcome back, looking forward to seeing your progress.

                        I like the revised plan, still lots of operating potential.

                        As for the lack of progress, I can relate as I have been on the road for 4 of the past 5 years, progress on my layout has been at a standstill over that time.
                        Ron Newby

                        General Manager

                        Clearwater Valley Railway Co.

                        http://cvry.ca

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                        • #27
                          Good to see you back with us Bob. I'll be following along!
                          Jerry



                          "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                          • #28
                            Howdy Bob!

                            Smaller is better! I missed you the first time. I'm in and out of here. Following.
                            Philip

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                            • #29

                              Patient bunch these RR-L folks…carry on!

                              Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                              Cedar Swamp
                              SW of Manistique, MI

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