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    • June 21, 2018 8:22 AM EDT
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      Hey Rooster, Excellent research!

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      Yes, on the selective compression.  Basically modeling two of the switching yards.  Cherokee Street Yard to the south of the complex and parts of the River Yard, between the engine house and the Mississippi River flood wall.  There will be a number of designated interchange tracks and industry tracks for the American Car Foundry, Terminal Railroad's Carroll Street Yard, Dorcas Street for the Manufacturers Railroad and industries on Second Street, Brewery Trackage and approach to both the MacArthur Bridge going to Gateway Yard across the river and Mopac's Lesperance Street Yard.

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      I spent a lot of time in this area in the 1980's watching the switching and waiting for access to the US Army Corps of Engineers Base at the foot of Arsenal Street, which is now US Coast Guard Base St. Louis (first line of defense, which ever side falls off)    

    • August 13, 2019 11:26 AM EDT
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      13 August, 2019 - Using Jan's Freight Shed, I thought I'd update progress on this HO project.

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      Overall picture of spare room HO layout

      http://largescalecentral.com/filesharing/file/view/13414/1908134-overall-jpg

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      Cherokee St. Yard

      http://largescalecentral.com/filesharing/file/view/13416/190813-cherokee-st-yard-jpg

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      Arsenal Street Engine Terminal

      http://largescalecentral.com/filesharing/file/view/13415/190813-arsenal-st-terminal-jpg

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      River Yard

      http://largescalecentral.com/filesharing/file/view/13417/190813-river-yard-jpg

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      Working on this when too hot to be outside.

      No clue why pictures don't post, except that I don't do it enough.

       

      This post was edited by Jan Golding at August 13, 2019 7:26 PM EDT
    • August 13, 2019 7:29 PM EDT
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      Does Jan know that you are using her Freight Shed ? Besides you just got home so why not unpack first !

    • August 13, 2019 7:52 PM EDT
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      If I had that much indoor space, I never would have gone to playing trains in the back yard.

       

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    • August 14, 2019 9:22 AM EDT
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      " Rooster " said:

      Does Jan know that you are using her Freight Shed ? Besides you just got home so why not unpack first !

      Too Hot!

       

      David - This room has to be shared as the spare/guest bedroom.  Jan did allow me to have the bigger of the two bedrooms.  Trust me there were lots of negotiations.

      This post was edited by Ric Golding at August 14, 2019 9:26 AM EDT
    • August 14, 2019 9:44 PM EDT
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      We don't have a spare bedroom, nor basement, nor.....

      So I go outside to play.

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