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    • February 27, 2017 1:56 PM EST
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      Bluestone Southern's Inside Yard extensions

      After finally getting the rest of the walls in the basement drywalled, and Jane got the sky painted, I started with building more tables for the inside layout...  The top portion will be completed later, but the lower portion is the Bluefield freight yard for Operations sessions..

       

      Below is a shot from the liftout bridge that starts the freight yard on the lower level that runs past the island area, and then along the north basement wall..

       

       

       

      The below picture shows where the 4 ft wide area narrows and runs along the north wall on the right side of the picture.

       

       

      The below picture shows the east wall, where the tracks make a 180 degree turn...

       

       

      The below picture shows where the 180 degree track starts to open back up for more freight yard.

       

       

      Below pictures show the additional freight yard area..  There are 7 tracks, approx. 18-20 ft long..

       

       

       

       

      The wood cabinets at the far end of the right side is where the work station is/will be located..

       

      Below are shots of the work area and cabinet setup...  Pictures start looking at the east wall, and panning around to the west.

       

       

       

       

      Workshop area is still in the final stages of construction..

       

      Eventual plan for the upper portion will be the inside layout..  The inside layout will be run mostly with GP's and SW locomotives and 40 ft freightcars..

      Eventually, where the 7 track yard area is located, will become the south side of a peninsula in which the top area will be mountains..

       

      Updates as this area progresses..

       

      (and yes, I finally figured out how to post the pictures)..  For some reason, edge wouldn't work for me yesterday, but is working now...

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Andy Clarke at March 1, 2017 9:21 AM EST
    • February 27, 2017 6:52 PM EST
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      Lets all gather round the campfire, get out the wenies and marshmallows. Dad has another story to tell!

       

       

      Pics or it didn't happen ....you know the rules!

    • February 27, 2017 8:59 PM EST
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      Rooster!  He's building anticipation for the Spring Ops.  Easy boy, I said, son you got to be patient.

    • February 27, 2017 9:29 PM EST
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      " Rooster " said:

       

       

      Lets all gather round the campfire, get out the wenies and marshmallows. Dad has another story to tell!

       

       

      Pics or it didn't happen ....you know the rules!

       

      I blocked you from seeing the pics....     

    • February 27, 2017 10:28 PM EST
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      Andy Clarke said:
      " Rooster " said:

       

       

      Lets all gather round the campfire, get out the wenies and marshmallows. Dad has another story to tell!

       

       

      Pics or it didn't happen ....you know the rules!

       

      I blocked you from seeing the pics....     

      That's funny, I seem to be blocked, too.  

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    • February 28, 2017 9:18 PM EST
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      I got the pictures, through this site and Andy, that is very impressive.  Look forward to seeing it.

    • March 1, 2017 8:40 AM EST
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      Andy

      That is a very impressive layout.  My basement layout is much smaller and only one level.  Do you have a way to go between levels?  I am learning JMRI on my layout and it has been fun.

      Jay

    • March 1, 2017 8:43 AM EST
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      Hey Andy.........     Sure looks like it should work....    Super Job...    

       

      Hope the heavy weather missed you yesterday.... 

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    • March 1, 2017 9:04 AM EST
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      Geez, man, you keep going and your gonna have more in the basement then you got outside............

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    • March 1, 2017 9:17 AM EST

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      Dang, I was just starting to get the hang of the yard! By the time I get back up there for an ops session ill need a map and compass hahaha. Looks great Andy, can't wait to see it!

    • March 1, 2017 9:23 AM EST

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      Thanks for the photos, looks like a great place to store trains. You might have to take over for Marty!

      Don

    • March 1, 2017 10:39 AM EST
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      Looking forward to seeing this!   Very impressive.

       

      I just noticed that Google Maps knows your address now!   You're on the map!      It's a great view of the layout.

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    • March 1, 2017 11:02 AM EST
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      Jay Root said:

      Andy

      That is a very impressive layout.  My basement layout is much smaller and only one level.  Do you have a way to go between levels?  I am learning JMRI on my layout and it has been fun.

      Jay

      Jay, yes, there is a ramp track on the backside of the south wall to run a train from the bottom layout portion to the top layout portion...  The inside layout (top portion) will be the yard area for the 40 ft freight cars, eventually...  Only the 40 ft cars will run on the top layout...

    • March 1, 2017 11:05 AM EST
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      Appreciate all the comments, guys...   It is all coming along, slow but sure....

    • March 1, 2017 11:15 AM EST
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      Looks great Andy.  Your indoor is bigger then my outdoor lol..... Shut up Rooster.

    • March 1, 2017 11:28 AM EST
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      Andy Clarke said:

      Appreciate all the comments, guys...   It is all coming along, slow but sure....

      Yes, as we get older, things do have a tendency to slow down............   

       

      So good that you can't relate to that... 

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    • March 1, 2017 11:38 AM EST
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      That is some impressive sky work!

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at March 1, 2017 1:53 PM EST
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    • March 1, 2017 1:52 PM EST
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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      That is some impressive sky work!

      Sean, that sky is all Jane's work...  She's done a fantastic job with it...

    • March 1, 2017 3:58 PM EST
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      So Andy, do you have enough room for these 2 beauties or should I keep them?

       

    • March 1, 2017 4:21 PM EST

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      Jim Agnew said:

      So Andy, do you have enough room for these 2 beauties or should I keep them?

       

      Nice work!!! Didn't know there was new motive power on the horizon

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