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  1. First Impressions: Northeastern STS Watch Tower

    Introductory note: This blog entry first appeared as a blog entry on the old site shortly before the move. With the move to the new site, the previous blog entries will remain where they are until such time as they get moved over. Since I wish to reference this particular entry in an upcoming entry, I am re-posting it here!

    While marking out the Scenery Project 12 area for Alligator Lines it became rather obvious that at least one structure, beyond the planned freight depot, would ...
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  2. 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:
  3. So here's the plan.....

    by , 12th May 2009 at 02:56 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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  4. More Prototype stuff.

    by , 8th May 2009 at 10:05 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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  5. 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 11:41 AM by epumph

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