Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

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Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:26 pm

Hi all,

This is the next chapter in my ongoing american adventure.

The one thing I regret with North Valley is the lack of real operational interest, my own fault for not really thinking it through, so with this next one I have designed it with an inglenook in mind.

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Very rough design. The crossing adds interest and the traverser acts as the second point.

5'2 (again) by 1. It's a size I like as it fits in the car nicely.

I'm looking at brick or asphalt set rails, ice and snow. Zebra stripe locos and tatty 40 footers with some shiny 50 footers.

I have designed it with Peco 100 Setrack points as they have nice tight radius and they won't be seen once set into "concrete".

Let me know your thoughts and opinions. This will be a slow build as other factors (such as the wee nipper) get priority.

Thanks
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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby whynot » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:21 pm

Bring it on! Traversers are an excellent ploy - they improve micros hugely IMO. Getting them to work smoothly can be a bit of a pain (well, for me anyway!).
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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:37 pm

I'm excited too! First time building a traverser. Plenty of resource material available so hopefully it will work?

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby LukeB » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:41 pm

It'll be nice to see another small US layout on here, looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:45 pm

Thanks Luke. I love US micros. This will be my 3rd. We shall see how it goes!

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby Emettman » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:22 am

SR/ScR Fan wrote:I'm excited too! First time building a traverser. Plenty of resource material available so hopefully it will work?



Sector plate or traverser? I've always thought the former an easier build.

Have a look at
"A weird bit of Lima kit" as the discussion is now going a bit wider.
http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=47133

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:02 am

Sliding traverser. Yes harder to build but I require the sliding table action.

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby whynot » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:12 am

Just a thought .... if you can bring the two traverser tracks nearer the centre then avoids the "plate" having to slide beyond the rear of the main board. I always found getting the sliding bit level with the entrance tracks the main difficulty. I concluded that if I built another I would make two tops each from one piece of ply, the uppermost of the two carrying the scenic and the sliding tracks and THEN cut into fixed and moving parts. Does that make sense?
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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:21 am

That does make sense. The 2 tracks are closer to centre on my Anyrail design, just not on the doodle!

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby whynot » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:58 am

A real life Inglenook?

http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/indloco/rbe.html

Beyond that page, some fascinating photos and plans for the USA modeller "INDUSTRIAL & OFFLINE TERMINAL RAILROADS
OF BROOKLYN, QUEENS, STATEN ISLAND, BRONX & MANHATTAN"
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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby alex3410 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:07 am

looks good, keep us updated as i am looking forward to seeing it progress

i have built in two inglenook areas into my new layout for the same reason - adding operational interest. I have slightly cheated on one buy adding it in with some large sidings but can 'adjust' the difficulty by filling up the sidings with unmovable rolling stock etc.

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:39 pm

Thanks Alex. I have deliberately designed it with max capacity already: 3, 2 and 2, although a friend on another forum has suggest I can include a "Do not move or return to" rule. If a wagon has to stay in a certain spot (unless it is included in the selection), it can be moved but must be returned to that same spot within a certain time period.

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:12 pm

Sorry Dave, I somehow missed your post! That looks great that yard. Reminds me of a layout by Ray on RMWeb (59th and Rust). Also features an Alco RS11 in that exact livery.

There are loads of real life inglenooks in America. Makes it even more prototypical!

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby SR/ScR Fan » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:12 pm

So tonight I did a quick mock up of the layout:

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It seems I have most of the track already available - bar the crossing - and it all seems to work.

In other news, I have been experimenting with some weathering.

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Thanks for looking.

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Re: Tilley S Yard, an inglenook set in Chicago in winter 195

Postby whynot » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:04 am

That's Super, Chief! I do like box cars.
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