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Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 2:48 pm
by nickbrad
Rivarossi you say....... actually, that's for further down the line. my SW9 has arrived this morning, i'll upload some pictures to my planning thread after I've done the school run

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:08 pm
by Notroh
Hi SR/SCR Fan,

Just been having a quick browse through Continental Modeller and what did I come across?

Some great photos of the layout, you must be pleased

Peter

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:22 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
Hi Peter,

Thank you. Yes I was very pleased with the article. Andrew Burnham certainly knows how to take a good picture or two!

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:47 pm
by nickbrad
I agree, it was a very good article and although I'd followed the build on here throughout, (and re-followed via RMweb,) I still felt like I saw and picked up even more from the pages of Conti Modeller. The icing on the cake was seeing the layout in person.

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:09 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
Thank you Nick :)

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:03 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
While I wait for my brain to make up its mind on the next project, I thought I would sink my teeth into extending TYS.

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34 inch by 12. Why 34? The original board is 62, so by going for 34 gives us exactly 8 ft. I like nice even things. The board is constructed exactly how the original was, just 5 odd years apart.

On the left is the continuation of MPB and Empire storage that end TYS. Then in the middle at the back is some classic tenements, then a main road with some generic shop fronts.

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:45 pm
by nickbrad
That extension will bring plenty of visual benefits, being able to run the trains for that extra length, even if it is just 34 inches, will feel a lot more I'm guessing.

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:58 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
Well it is really just for running the RDC. And I wanted to give it an actual destination rather than another hidden fiddle yard.

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:28 pm
by whynot
For reason unknown, I seem no longer to receive up-dates from the ex-Carl Arendt site and so have only just caught up with the June Scrap Book. Fame, Rob, FAME! Well done. Well deserved.

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:46 am
by SR/ScR Fan
Thanks Dave, although the layout had changed quite a lot between me submitting it as a work in progress and it appearing on the site.

Just in case you didn't get a chance to grab Continental Modeller, here are a couple of pics.

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Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:24 pm
by THE CHIEF
Lovely pictures :) The extension should be a nice addition.

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:55 am
by SR/ScR Fan
Thanks mate. I apologise for not being around much. I have just come back from 2 weeks in Eqypt and I am finding myself frequenting the USA and Canadian section of RMWeb and Model Railroad Hobbyist more and more these days.

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:00 pm
by Allegheny1600
Hi Rob,
It's funny that! You spending more time "over there", I'm spending more time "over here"! Although I must admit, I do like the US & Can section over there too, of course
Anyway, hope things are good.
ATB,
John.

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:40 pm
by SR/ScR Fan
In fact, I have had very little time for any forums or any modelling really as of late! Must rectify this!

Re: Tilley Yard South, Chicago, Winter 1956

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:56 pm
by nickbrad
nickbrad wrote:
THE CHIEF wrote:From what I've seen of American railroad's they lend themselves to scenic fiddle yards quite nicely. Why not do both? I think one of the stand out features that sets the scene is your gloomy back scene, it just looks cold from the get go. Makes me want to watch runaway train. Great film :) So much more than a film with trains in it. As much fun as unstoppable was it cant touch runaway train for sheer story and acting ability.


Going a little off topic, what was the name of the other film in the 80s where there was a runaway train and it was frozen up, they managed to stop it just before it hit the station at the end of the line in a similar fashion to Unstoppable, ie hooking up an engine to the rear. Been searching without success on and off for a few months now.


The layout looks great and I second the idea of a scenic fiddle yard, rows of wagons sitting in the icy weather would be great.



Holy post revival Batman, this guy's gone completely off the rails!
I have in all probability, lost the plot, but I thought I'd share with you all that my search is finally over, after a completely unconnected internet search, (loking for info on what engine was used in the film, "End of the Line,) I came across a site called "obscure train films". It turns out the film I was looking for all this time was simply titled "Runaway" and is from 1973. I was right, the film does exist and not just a figment of my crazy imagination, (even if it a decade older than I thought).


Anyway, back on topic, I cannot believe it's been a year since I saw this layout in person, it remains to this day my favourite "shunting plank" type layout.