Turtle Creek Central part Three

John Moore Oct 26, 2019

  1. John Moore

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    The last dead Bachmann 4-4-0 that was severely weathered and the cab and windows boarded up and been laying in a box awaiting this moment. I also stuck another mailbox on the layout, this time on the side of the general store.
     
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    Really nice use of Bachjunk
     
  3. mtntrainman

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    John....because its a 'display' locomotive in town ...and actually junk...ya might wanna cut off those couplers. It would give it a better overall look for what it is. JMHO
     
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    I could create an iron curtain around the layout using dead Bachmann steamers from over the years including some a batch of F-7 diesels and a solitary S-4. The S-4 was similarly weathered and boarded up and intended to be shoved back in the weeds somewhere but I got over that idea and finally trashed it.
     
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    Been busy with adding roads and vehicles to the layout.

    Here I have created a road to the mine and still have to sand and stain the wood. Thought this was a good place to stage my construction equipment
    Added two trailers and a mail truck to the village train station.
    Added some vehicles to the area behind the brewery complex.
    Added some stacks of rail ties to the M of W area along with a forklift.
    Since the fleet is in harbor due to the storm Effie's is doing a brisk business and one of the ambulances is out on a call.

    Two tour bus loads are over from the mainland doing a brewery tour.
    Ebeneezer Pratt's general store is doing a brisk business.
    The old farmhouse is getting a fuel oil delivery while trucks are pulling out of the port area with containers for delivery.

    I got rid of the container hoist instead going for two forklifts to handle containers from Kato. A truckload of cargo for the intercoastal ship has just pulled on the dock. The fire scene at the dock watchman's house has turned into a possible crime scene and two police vehicles have been added, along with the fire truck, squad, and hearse.
    A small fleet of vehicles have been added to the NUMA ocean research facility.

    In addition street lamps, fire hydrants, mail collection boxes, and power poles have been added.

    And the reason all vessels are in harbor is the gale force and storm flags flying at the USCG station and the flag pole at NUMA now displays a gale warning flag.

    Some more passenger vehicles are on order and will be here tomorrow and then I can finally start adding some more people to the layout ranging from fishing boat crews to folks in the village. The starts a massive touch up of paint a scenic stuff and then track cleaning. Have ordered the Woodland Scenic's track cleaner to try out especially on the back tracks.
     
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    Well after having all sorts of issues last night just trying to get a train down the mine spur and short of taking a big hammer to the whole layout I am considering again tearing up track and replacing it with Kato Unitrack and with 7 inch and 8.5 inch radius available it become doable although a lot of work. One thing I have not researched yet is how to transition the unitrack to regular track on the piers and docks.
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    There is a Unitrack transition section available. I don't have the p/n at hand, comes in at least a two pack.
     
  8. BoxcabE50

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    Try checking out Unitrack #20-045.
     

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