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    • March 10, 2019 9:53 AM EDT
    • Rick Marty said:

      Now there is an interesting concept, a Superliner  on a broke down narrow gauge mountain short line 

      Why not? Amtrak has had a penchant for derailments.

    • March 10, 2019 12:31 AM EST
    • Superliner Special..                     

       

       

    • March 9, 2019 7:51 PM EST
    • Now there is an interesting concept, a Superliner  on a broke down narrow gauge mountain short line 

    • March 9, 2019 7:35 PM EST
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      Make sure it's able to service Superliners ...they are all the rage these days  !

       

    • March 9, 2019 7:12 PM EST
    • David Maynard said:
      Rick Marty said:

       

      Looking from the freight shed end, of course there will be support posts along the edge of the roof canopy.

      Wouldn't it be better if the support posts came down from the peak. That way you wouldn't be obstructing access to the car doors?

       

       

      Hmmmm, good point, I'll have to think that over and see where it goes. Thanks 

    • March 9, 2019 8:39 AM EST
    • Rick Marty said:

       

      Looking from the freight shed end, of course there will be support posts along the edge of the roof canopy.

      Wouldn't it be better if the support posts came down from the peak. That way you wouldn't be obstructing access to the car doors?

       

       

    • March 7, 2019 9:34 PM EST
    • Thanks guys,

      It may be a couple weeks before I can get started on it as we just picked up our new Travel Trailer Monday and according to the boss that is top priority for my attention.

      Getting it set up for our needs, getting everything from the old RV moved in and sorted out, learning the new systems, etc.  Hopefully we will take the shakedown cruise 

      in a couple weeks if the damn weather ever gets above 40 degrees.

    • March 7, 2019 6:03 PM EST
    • I agree with what Dan stated...    

    • March 6, 2019 10:51 PM EST
    • The station is going to look good, Rick.  I look forward to sitting back with some popcorn and coke and watching it come together 

    • March 6, 2019 10:32 PM EST
    • Rick that looks very good, I like your design, this should be a fun build and a fun watch for us to follow.

      Dennis

    • March 6, 2019 9:51 PM EST
    • Well, I got the station "mock-up" done and set in place.  I welcome any criticism of the design and suggestions for changes.

       

      Looking from the freight shed end, of course there will be support posts along the edge of the roof canopy.

       

      The front of the passenger area of the building featuring the bay window and extended dormer above.

       

      This end of the building is cut at a 45 degree angle to match the table which is cut at a 45 degree angle to allow for access to other parts of the railroad.

       

      The freight office makes for a tight squeeze for passing equipment, but should work out fine.

       

      The backside of the building will have no detail at all as there is really no viewing angle that is comfortable.  The building will be wood sided and probably wood shingle roof similar to Southern Pacific  small depot standards, even the Shasta Pacific's colors, mustard yellow and brown, are similar to Southern Pacific standards,  strictly a coincidence .

       

       

       

    • March 4, 2019 11:03 PM EST
    • Rooster,

      I take it that your implying that Ken doesn't like getting out in the cold and plowing snow. Now there is a smart fellow, I knew I liked him for a good reason

    • March 3, 2019 8:50 PM EST
    • You don't need a plow ...you need just need to pay your work force better and make them shovel that minimal amount of snow. However you could become member #2 of the Ken Burnt club unless he sells you his plow then you own it all ! Make him an offer and he will think about it by his wood stove !!!

    • March 3, 2019 8:23 PM EST
    • Getting a start on the new Redding Depot, as the one from the old RR just won't fit in this new location.  The old depot will be re-lettered and used at the other end of the line at Humboldt Bay.

      This new building will be a sort of typical small city combination freight/passenger depot customized to fit the location.

       

       

      The platforms for the freight area and passenger depot are built and set in place to check for alignment and clearances. The two platforms are separate pieces that interlock to make this easier to move around, it is 5 and 1/2 feet long overall. The freight dock is where the refer is parked and the coach track is to the right. The track behind can be used for either coach or freight. 

       

      The freight dock (the raised area) will be open sided with a roof over the top.  The open area seen at the far end will be the freight office building. The depot itself will sit on the OSB between the platform planking areas.  I have done some napkin drawings of what I think I want the depot to look like but am going to do a cardboard mock-up to test for proportions and sizes.

       

      I will post some pictures of the mock-up when it gets where I want it, and ask for some input.

      Rick

    • February 27, 2019 10:22 PM EST
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      Snow once again on the Shasta Pacific, a snow plow is really needed and one will be built in the company shops. 

      Look here    https://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/29247/snow-plow-needed/view/post_id/381638

    • February 18, 2019 5:49 PM EST
    • Rick Marty said:

      Thanks guys,

       

      Ken, the track arrangement is mostly based on where I wanted to go and the limited ways to get there.

      Plus I wanted it to serve my existing structures and planned future structures and they would/will only fit the available space in certain ways.

       

      And that's how a "very interesting track arrangement" is created  It certainly wasn't based on knowledge or experience 

      Yup, been there, done that and may even have the T-shirt laying around here somewhere..............

    • February 18, 2019 11:01 AM EST
    • Thanks guys,

       

      Ken, the track arrangement is mostly based on where I wanted to go and the limited ways to get there.

      Plus I wanted it to serve my existing structures and planned future structures and they would/will only fit the available space in certain ways.

       

      And that's how a "very interesting track arrangement" is created  It certainly wasn't based on knowledge or experience 

    • March 8, 2019 7:32 PM EST
    • Back in the day in the hood !

       

    • March 8, 2019 11:51 AM EST
    • Ric Golding said:

      Going for the record!  Its a shame he doesn't have the complete evolution here.  It could go all the way back to the first loop by the garage window and the railroad tie retaining wall.  Rooster can't touch this, he was a mere "yoke in a shell", when it started.

      Actually the "first loop" was in the driveway, while the retaining wall was being built. 

      That was probably around 1989 or so. 

      Visitors........the sawhorse was to keep people from parking there.................

      When the retaining wall was done, it moved from the driveway to behind the house.

      And the original Bachmann "Big Hauler" running around the layout.

      And eventually that retaining wall had to be replaced and the RR evolved again into this: