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    • April 15, 2017 12:19 PM EDT
      • Burke, Virginia
         
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      Looks good, Andy!   I am looking forward to seeing that come October.

      (I was hoping to see an unattended car on that bridge...)

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    • April 15, 2017 1:05 PM EDT
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      Seems to me that that rule is redundant, gravity has it covered.

       

      You could dare your 'habituals' to try!

       

      John

    • April 15, 2017 2:09 PM EDT
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      Now if we could equip a car with hand brakes......

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    • April 16, 2017 9:34 AM EDT
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      I think the real challenge to this puzzle is going to be what to do with the "outbounds" as you prep sidings for "inbounds".  But then again, that is always the challenge.  Will the Freeman Spur Turn have a caboose?  That is always the challenge at Overlook, to get the caboose on the correct end to head back.

    • April 16, 2017 10:41 AM EDT
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      Caboose, locomotive, boxcar, boxcar, gondola, boxcar, boxcar....sounds close enough for me.

       

      Oh, you wanted the crummy on the other end? oh, huh.

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    • April 16, 2017 11:33 AM EDT
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      Ric Golding said:

      I think the real challenge to this puzzle is going to be what to do with the "outbounds" as you prep sidings for "inbounds".  But then again, that is always the challenge.  Will the Freeman Spur Turn have a caboose?  That is always the challenge at Overlook, to get the caboose on the correct end to head back.

      Originally, my plan was to have cabooses on all trains...   Cabooses currently are required on the Overlook local and the Industrial park local, as they both require a backup move...   The Freeman Spur local doesn't actually require a backup move..   I don't consider pushing cars back while switching as a backup move...  Actual backup moves in my mind are backing up on mainlines..

      I am considering requiring cabooses on all locals, even MCL-1 and 2...   I have a picture of a P&L caboose.  Since P&L and EVWR have the same paint scheme's, I know how the caboose for EVWR should be painted and decaled...

    • April 16, 2017 11:51 AM EDT
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      East end of Freeman Spur..    Mainline is in and switches are there for the 2 side tracks...   Need to order switches to install the sidings..

       

      West end pictures...  Track is installed on the bridge..

       

       

      Mainline coming off the bridge into freeman Spur...   Mainline between switches gives me about 38 ft of train that I can make up to serve the town..

       

      Exact train configuration is yet to be determined.. Need to measure freight cars and see what I come up with...

       

    • April 17, 2017 10:30 PM EDT
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      That is so cool! Will it be in the upcoming operating session?

    • April 18, 2017 10:16 AM EDT
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      Matt Russell said:

      That is so cool! Will it be in the upcoming operating session?

      Ordered the siding switches from RLD yesterday..  If the weather cooperates, all track should be completed...   Buildings will be a ways off, however, I do have a couple of buildings for that area already...

      Measured the inbound mainline, and did some train configurations...

       

      Only time will tell...

    • April 18, 2017 5:58 PM EDT
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      Looking good.  We all know Andy isnt the one behind the camera since he is too busy keeping the golf cart seat warm.  

    • April 18, 2017 8:33 PM EDT
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      Shawn Viggiano said:

      Looking good.  We all know Andy isnt the one behind the camera since he is too busy keeping the golf cart seat warm.  

      Shawn, It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.....     

    • April 18, 2017 8:52 PM EDT
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      Andy Clarke said:
      Shawn Viggiano said:

      Looking good.  We all know Andy isnt the one behind the camera since he is too busy keeping the golf cart seat warm.  

      Shawn, It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.....     

      Well, he IS the supervisor...somebody has to check Jane's work....and it's not nearly as easy as Andy makes it look....

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    • April 22, 2017 4:04 PM EDT
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      I've GOT to visit you someday. Bringing it to Tulsa?

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    • April 22, 2017 4:31 PM EDT
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      Tom Ruby said:

      I've GOT to visit you someday. Bringing it to Tulsa?

      Newp Tom, not to Tulsa...  

       

      However, cumon up for an Ops session...  Dates are listed on here, under events...

    • April 22, 2017 5:25 PM EDT
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      Tom Ruby said:

      I've GOT to visit you someday. Bringing it to Tulsa?

      Tulsa to Andy's is about half the time it takes me from VA.  Well worth it from my view.

       

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    • April 26, 2017 11:06 AM EDT
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      The below picture shows the north siding tracks in Freeman Spur...

      Track at the bottom left will be for the grain elevator, which will take 4 covered hoppers at a time..

      Tracks at the upper left will be the fuels storage area..  This will consist of a warehouse building that will take one boxcar, and Liquid storage tanks that will take 3 tankcars...

       

       

      Below shows the south side sidings...

       

      First track at the bottom will be a Grocery warehouse..  Delivery will be from Boxcars and refrigerator cars..  Goods will depart the warehouse in trucks...

      Track in the middle will be a Team track..   Delivery will be done from boxcars and flatcars..

      Track at the top right will be a factory of unknown material at this time...   Goods will be shipped in boxcars...

       

       

      Below is an overall shot of Freeman Spur...

       

       

      Roadbed for the tracks at the top left, top right, and bottom right have been dug out and ballasted..

       

       

       

    • April 26, 2017 11:15 AM EDT
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      Track at the top right will be a factory of unknown material at this time...   Goods will be shipped in boxcars...

       You could have a golf cart factory...just a thought!

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    • April 26, 2017 3:59 PM EDT
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      That looks outstanding Andy! What will be the train length going to freeman. 20 cars? And will the tankers be those usa trains 55 footers..

    • April 26, 2017 5:08 PM EDT
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      Matt Russell said:

      That looks outstanding Andy! What will be the train length going to freeman. 20 cars? And will the tankers be those usa trains 55 footers..

      Matt, The tankers will be 40 or 42 footers...  I got a 6 more of USA's 42 footers at the York Show..

      Train length right now is at 14 cars...  Mix of 40 and 50 footers...

    • April 26, 2017 9:01 PM EDT
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      Andy Clarke

      Matt, The tankers will be 40 or 42 footers...  I got a 6 more of USA's 42 footers at the York Show..

      Train length right now is at 14 cars...  Mix of 40 and 50 footers...

       

       

      Exciting!!!! What's the motive power?

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