Diesel Facilities

Danimal Apr 25, 2000

  1. Danimal

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    Hello All,
    The March/April issue of N-scale magazine has once again fueled(pun intended)my desire to build a large locomotive facility to occupy my overabundance of motive power. This issue features an article by Pete Thomas & Walt Huston on BN's diesel inspection facility in Vancouver Washington. It mentions a multi-part article published in Mainline Modeler Feb-May 1983 as a resource. Does anyone have these issues and could scan them for me? This article also say's that Mr Hundman built a HO diorama of an engine facility, does anyone know where to obtain photos of his project? I also would be very interested in hearing from others who wish,might,or have built such a facility. I have acquired an additional 30"x 8' to build this project and would enjoy hearing your ideas on how best to bring this project to life. Thank You for your time! Rock On Danimal
     
  2. Harron

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    Thanks for the site info Corey I'll check it out! Rock On, Danimal
     
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    Harron,

    If you get pics of that would you mind sending a copy to me at BCRKIng@hotmail.com?

    I have heard alot about that yard, and yet only seen one pic [​IMG]

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  5. Harron

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    BCR, my website at present is entirely dedicated to CSX's Selkirk Yard. I kinda have too many pics to send, so just click on the link. The Terraserver shot is cool too.

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  6. Danimal

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    I was told by someone in the know, that those of us who enjoyed this article in N-Scale will really find part 2 useful! I can't wait, maybe my diesel facility really is going to become a reality!
     
  9. mtaylor

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    Do railroads use each ohter's diesel facilities?
     
  10. BC Rail King

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    Only if there is a contract. Ussually GE.

    Example-BC Rail GE warranty work sometimes takes place at the Southern RR of BC Shop.

    Happy Railroading!

    Dane N.

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  11. Alan

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    I see what you mean, Danimal. I have just received my copy of N Scale magazine you mention (the first of my subscription).

    The article may change my plans for the locomotive servicing area on my layout, as this area is not yet built. I must start measuring [​IMG]

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  12. Gats

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    Generally, you will find servicing of foreign power is done under loco pooling arrangements between various roads. On-the road repairs are also done up to a point. That is dictated by the pooling terms and will cover easy to repair and replace items like brakeshoes and wheel turning, et al.
    Major repairs will be done in the locos home shops and hauled dead-in-tow to home rails, unless a contractor is used.
    Dane's comment regarding BCRail's GE's being worked on in Southern RR of BC's shops is possibly due to lack of space in BCRail's shops and necessary upgrade/warranty work needing done. They were upgrasding the Dash 8-40's to Dash 9-44 specs with split radiators and injection/manifold changes.

    Gary.
     
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    The reason is, dun dun dun, Because GE does so much stuff there that it is easier, and BC Rail doesn't mind, ussually [​IMG]

    Happy Railroading!

    Dane N.

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    How so, Dane? What makes it easier to use an off-road workshop rather than a home shop? I'm interested in the reasons the work is being done in SR's shops, that's all.
    And I know how far BC is from Erie [​IMG]

    Gary.
     
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    BC RAIL SHOPS ARE FULL

    AND, GE HAS NO PEOPLE LIVING IN PRINCE GEORGE, MAYBE ONE IN SQUAMISH, BUT THATS NOT ENOUGH! WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN SQUAMISH?

    Also, BCR has more a rebuilding type facility now that they rebuilt the back shop, as apposed to the general maint. shop of the SRY.

    It sound wierd, but it is [​IMG]

    Happy Railroading!

    Dane N.

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  16. Danimal

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    Just got my May/June n-scale and I've gotta say that part2 is all that was promised. IMHO this facility is a work of art! I can't wait to see this entire complex. Anyone thinking about building something similar will surely get some good ideas from this article!
     
  17. mtaylor

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    Is it out in the hobby shops yet?

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  18. Alan

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  19. Danimal

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    Yes it's in hobby shops, atleast around here thats where I got mine.
     
  20. Dash

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    I Am designing my layout, and have made room for a small but effient locomotive repair center with 2 traks, using spectrum building, and 4 storae tracks

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    The one and ONLY Dash!!
     

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