Forum Sponsorsss


Forums General Operations
  • Topic: Operations on the Candlewood Valley Scenic Railway

    Back To Topics
    (0 rates)
    • July 26, 2014 7:55 AM EDT
      • Southern Illinois
         
      • Posts
        9,102
      • Thanks
        434
      • Thanked
        445

      Jon's QUOTE -

       

      "I'm glad I'm not smart enough to design switching puzzles on my own railroad!"

       

      Every once in awhile, I need to re-post this statement.  Really?  No switching puzzles!  Wow!!!!

       

      :-)

    • July 26, 2014 9:49 AM EDT
      • West Grove, Pennsylvania
         
      • Posts
        11,060
      • Thanks
        680
      • Thanked
        1,033

      Ric Golding said:

      Jon's QUOTE -

       

      "I'm glad I'm not smart enough to design switching puzzles on my own railroad!"

       

      Every once in awhile, I need to re-post this statement.  Really?  No switching puzzles!  Wow!!!!

       

      :-)

      He will get more than his fair share of them operating on Bob's in August.........;)

      ____________________________________

      "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --Martin Luther King Jr

    • July 26, 2014 3:37 PM EDT
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        13,432
      • Thanks
        1,197
      • Thanked
        838

      I never noticed anything particularly nasty at Bobs; nothing like the craziness at Ken's and Bruce's. But then again I spent last years session working the yard with Bruce. The biggest challenge I remember at Bobs (and mine as well) is keeping everything on the rails.

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • July 27, 2014 10:23 AM EDT
      • Southern Illinois
         
      • Posts
        9,102
      • Thanks
        434
      • Thanked
        445

      Jon Radder said:

      I never noticed anything particularly nasty at Bobs; nothing like the craziness at Ken's and Bruce's. But then again I spent last years session working the yard with Bruce. The biggest challenge I remember at Bobs (and mine as well) is keeping everything on the rails.

      That's everyone's problem.  Even for the big one to one guys.  ;-)

    • July 27, 2014 2:31 PM EDT
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        13,432
      • Thanks
        1,197
      • Thanked
        838

      Well, unfortunately while digging in the attic for a box to sell one of my Bug Maulers I found 4 usable wide radius switches; 2 right and 2 left. Don't think I'll be designing any puzzles, but expanding Walk Landing to 2 tracks and adding another industry or two along the way is a definite possibility. That will all need to wait until after Train Ops. RV needs some prep and driveway needs repair to get it out!

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

    • July 31, 2014 9:37 AM EDT
      • Southern Illinois
         
      • Posts
        9,102
      • Thanks
        434
      • Thanked
        445

      Priorities always get in the way of great ideas.

       

      The siding on the wye sounds great!

    • August 24, 2014 9:41 AM EDT
      • Southern Illinois
         
      • Posts
        9,102
      • Thanks
        434
      • Thanked
        445

      Ric Golding said:

      Priorities always get in the way of great ideas.

       

      The siding on the wye sounds great!

       

       

      I think we talked about this during our visit.

    • August 24, 2014 11:32 AM EDT
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
      • Posts
        13,432
      • Thanks
        1,197
      • Thanked
        838

      We did. A run-around was discussed and I took a cursory look yesterday to see if it could be done. So far, with grade differentials between tracks I haven't seen a spot where it would work and be long enough. If I could get back to the main from the engine house lead after the first tree but before the second that might work...

      However, after running a few trains yesterday, and comparing my ops to Bob's, I think I may want to build a small yard for an outdoor terminus. Right now my ops are basically an out-and back turn. I have indoors designated as two yards and two industries, but it would work much better if it was just one yard with the two industries.

      So now, the big decision becomes; do I continue to build on the ground - Walk Landing could become a yard on this side of the diamond...

      - OR -

      Do what we discussed, and come off Coal Dump Curve with raised bench work into the back yard (old photo)....

      I'm sure nothing additional will be built this year; so I have at least 6 months to think about it!

      ____________________________________

      www.cvsry.com www.cvsry.com

Forums General Operations

    Icon Legend

  • Topic has replies
    Hot topic
    Topic unread
    Topic doesn't have any replies
    Closed topic
    BBCode  is enabled
    HTML  is enabled

Add Reputation

Do you want to add reputation for this user by this post?

or cancel

Ads by Google