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  1. The Dogeared & Broken Spine Rail Road

    Well, I've always appreciated the time & effort people have taken to document & share their layouts and experiences, so I guess it's time to return the favor.

    I'm pretty computer iliturat, so there's no way I can do a website, but maybe I can post some picts and share some experiences here.

    Up until now, my model railroading experience mainly involved going to the local HO club layout at the Walnut Creek Model Railroad Club:
  2. So here's the plan.....

    by , 12th May 2009 at 03:56 PM (Hayeswo's Farmrail blog)
    Here is my plan. I like to call it the 30 year plan, because it will probably take me 30 years to build it(I hope not). Anyway, it's good to have dreams right? It's a double decker, with the top deck being a little more elaborate. The bottom deck floor to rail distance is 44.5" and the top distance floor to rail is 60" with a helix in the middle giving approximately a 1.5' rise at around 1.8% grade. I've been working on this plan for about 3-4 years, and am just now feeling pretty ...
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  3. More Prototype stuff.

    by , 8th May 2009 at 11:05 AM (Hayeswo's Farmrail blog)
    So here's a pic of a GP10, near Elk City. So you'll notice it says Sac-Fox on the short hood. Each engine has it's own tribe name, representing different Native American tribes across Oklahoma, including the five "civilized" tribes, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Seminole, Creek(Muscogee) If you aren't up on history, trail of tears and such, many of the tribes across North America were forced into Oklahoma(translates:home of the red man) during the late 1800's. That's another topic for ...
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  4. A Short History of the Turtle Creek Industrial RR

    The TCIRR is not exactly a prototype. It is part freelance and part prototype. The prototype part was an accident. When I was starting to plan a layout about 2 yrs. ago I found a coal loading facility at Duquesne Wharf, Pa on the Monongahela River. It is owned and operated by the Union RR. I also wanted to include a car float. So these 2 items were already in the back of my mind. I started looking at Google maps and found town names nearby - Turtle Creek, Murrysville, Mifflin, East Pittsburgh, ...

    Updated 9th May 2009 at 12:41 PM by epumph

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  5. Let's go back a bit further......

    by , 5th May 2009 at 04:51 PM (Hayeswo's Farmrail blog)
    I mentioned previously that Farmial's east/west line was an Old CRI &P line. That is true, however before that, it was owned by a company called Choctaw, Oklahoma and gulf, or the Choctaw route. CO&G built the original line from OKC out to Amarillo.
    Here is a link to a photo of a rebuilt CO&G caboose, in Elk City, OK.

    CO&G merged with CRI &P in ...
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