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Mike's HO Scale Layout (Under Construction)

I'll be using this to share work-in-process photos of my under-construction layout.
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Alden Corrugated Loading Dock
Alden Corrugated Loading Dock
Alden Corrugated Loading Dock
Alden Corrugated Loading Dock
Briar Patch
Briar Patch
Brockway-Main Line
Brockway-Main Line
Brockway GradeX-ing
Brockway GradeX-ing
Brockway Grade X-ing2
Brockway Grade X-ing2
Brockway Grade X-ing Aerial
Brockway Grade X-ing Aerial
Brockway Mine Overall
Brockway Mine Overall
Brockway Mine with bays
Brockway Mine with bays
Brockway Mine with bays-2
Brockway Mine with bays-2
Cars Under Bldg Overhang
Cars Under Bldg Overhang
Conveyor
Conveyor
Conveyor-2
Conveyor-2
HopperBay-1
HopperBay-1
LessRocky-1
LessRocky-1
Main Line Greenery
Main Line Greenery
Mine Stairway
Mine Stairway
Overhead Bridge X-over WIP
Overhead Bridge X-over WIP
Pipe Bridge
Pipe Bridge
Pipe Bridge Closeup
Pipe Bridge Closeup
Single Track Ballasted Deck Bridge Finished
Single Track Ballasted Deck Bridge Finished
Single Track Ballasted Deck Bridge Side
Single Track Ballasted Deck Bridge Side
Brockway Mine Scale House
Brockway Mine Scale House
Truck Hopper Bay
Truck Hopper Bay
Vosburg Backdrop Greened
Vosburg Backdrop Greened
Vosburg Backdrop Greened-2
Vosburg Backdrop Greened-2
Vosburg Dense Forest
Vosburg Dense Forest
Vosburg Greened
Vosburg Greened
The Spaghetti Bowl that is Mike's Trackplan
The Spaghetti Bowl that is Mike's Trackplan
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Trackplan2-06DPS.jpg
After Trees
After Trees
After Trees (heading south)
After Trees (heading south)
After Trees (looking south)
After Trees (looking south)
Mehoopany Backdrop
Mehoopany Backdrop
Brockway Mine With Finished Foliage
Brockway Mine With Finished Foliage
Fun with the 300mm Telephoto
Fun with the 300mm Telephoto
Close-up Tele shot of Brockway Mine
Close-up Tele shot of Brockway Mine
Tele Picture of Brockway Mine
Tele Picture of Brockway Mine
Brockway Mine tight shot
Brockway Mine tight shot
Coal Hoppers (somewhere in PA)
Coal Hoppers (somewhere in PA)
Overall peninsula view
Overall peninsula view
Mehoopany viaduct left hand side
Mehoopany viaduct left hand side
Mixed Freight Heading South
Mixed Freight Heading South
Mehoopany Backdrop (overall view)
Mehoopany Backdrop (overall view)
Mehoopany Backdrop-Elevated
Mehoopany Backdrop-Elevated
Mehoopany Backdrop
Mehoopany Backdrop
Mehoopany Future Underpass
Mehoopany Future Underpass
Mehoopany Future Viaduct
Mehoopany Future Viaduct
Mehoopany's right side mountain (Binghampton Side)
Mehoopany's right side mountain (Binghampton Side)
Mehoopany RH mountain
Mehoopany RH mountain
Mehoopany Portal
Mehoopany Portal
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GradeX-ingPlantedPainted.jpg
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MineOfficePlantedNoPaint-1.jpg
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MineOfficePlantedNoPaint-2.jpg
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MineOfficePlantedNoPaint-3.jpg
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MineOfficePlantedPainted-2.jpg
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BackOfRearWall.jpg
BackOfRearWallFullLength.jpg
BackOfRearWallFullLength.jpg
BothBridgesTestFit.jpg
BothBridgesTestFit.jpg
FormBeingGlued2Wall.jpg
FormBeingGlued2Wall.jpg
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FormGlued2Wall.jpg
FormReinforcementAllGlued.jpg
FormReinforcementAllGlued.jpg
FormReinforcementsBeingGlued.jpg
FormReinforcementsBeingGlued.jpg
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FrontSideFinishedFormedWall.jpg
GluingARearWallToMDF.jpg
GluingARearWallToMDF.jpg
GluingFormedWall2ArchUnderpass.jpg
GluingFormedWall2ArchUnderpass.jpg
InsideEmbankmentScreenWork.jpg
InsideEmbankmentScreenWork.jpg
RearConcreteBridgePre-Install.jpg
RearConcreteBridgePre-Install.jpg
RearConcreteBridgePre-InstallFront.jpg
RearConcreteBridgePre-InstallFront.jpg
RearRetWallCloseUP.jpg
RearRetWallCloseUP.jpg
RearRetWallDone.jpg
RearRetWallDone.jpg
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RearRetainingBeingGlued.jpg
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ScreenWireOnEmbankment(2).jpg
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ScreenWireOnEmbankment(3).jpg
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ScreenWireOnEmbankment.jpg
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SignalBunkerArea2BCovered.jpg
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SignalBunkerStyreneBase.jpg
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SignalBunkerStyreneCovered(2).jpg
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SignalBunkerStyreneCovered(3).jpg
SignalBunkerStyreneCovered.jpg
SignalBunkerStyreneCovered.jpg
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UnforgivingLowAngleThroughTunnelView.jpg
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WallGluingClamped.jpg
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Mehoopany Viaduct Basically Complete
Mehoopany Viaduct Basically Complete
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Northbound CR local at Mehoopany
Northbound CR local at Mehoopany
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Approaching Binghamton
Approaching Binghamton
First switch at Mehoopany Paper
First switch at Mehoopany Paper
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ErinPre-CleanupLeft.jpg
ErinPre-CleanupLeft.jpg
ErinPre-CleanupRight.jpg
ErinPre-CleanupRight.jpg
ErinPre-CleanupOverall.jpg
ErinPre-CleanupOverall.jpg
ErinPre-CleanupOverallEnd.jpg
ErinPre-CleanupOverallEnd.jpg
ErinPost-CleanupLeft.jpg
ErinPost-CleanupLeft.jpg
ErinPost-CleanupRight.jpg
ErinPost-CleanupRight.jpg
ErinPost-CleanupOverallEnd.jpg
ErinPost-CleanupOverallEnd.jpg
ErinPropsedViductBridge.jpg
ErinPropsedViductBridge.jpg
NLadRemovableHatch.jpg
NLadRemovableHatch.jpg
PittstonEngineTermDrawerOpen.jpg
PittstonEngineTermDrawerOpen.jpg
PittstonEngineTermExtension.jpg
PittstonEngineTermExtension.jpg
POETrackLeft.jpg
POETrackLeft.jpg
POETrackLeftAerial.jpg
POETrackLeftAerial.jpg
POETrackRight.jpg
POETrackRight.jpg
POETrackRightAerial.jpg
POETrackRightAerial.jpg
PortOfErinTrackLayoutRev2.jpg
PortOfErinTrackLayoutRev2.jpg
PortOfErinTrackLayoutRev3.jpg
PortOfErinTrackLayoutRev3.jpg
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NewPOEswitchingLead-1.JPG
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NewPOEswitchingLead-3.JPG
NewPOEswitchingLead-3.JPG
NewRemovableGrainElevatorBase.JPG
NewRemovableGrainElevatorBase.JPG
RemovableBaseBracket.JPG
RemovableBaseBracket.JPG
AerialviewErinEngTerm&Mid-CityNewLeads.jpg
AerialviewErinEngTerm&Mid-CityNewLeads.jpg
ElevatorRearView.jpg
ElevatorRearView.jpg
POEelevatorMock-up.jpg
POEelevatorMock-up.jpg
POErightHandCut.jpg
POErightHandCut.jpg
CulvertSceneryBeginning.jpg
CulvertSceneryBeginning.jpg
PinkFoamRemovableModule.jpg
PinkFoamRemovableModule.jpg
RemovableModuleInPlaceNoScreen.jpg
RemovableModuleInPlaceNoScreen.jpg
RemovableModuleSupports.jpg
RemovableModuleSupports.jpg
StreamBedCloser-up.jpg
StreamBedCloser-up.jpg
Port of Erin Removable Scenic Section
Port of Erin Removable Scenic Section
Removable Section--Rear
Removable Section--Rear
Spot for removable module
Spot for removable module
Retaining wall embankment
Retaining wall embankment
Use of the handle!
Use of the handle!
Removable module in place. left view
Removable module in place. left view
Module in place, right view
Module in place, right view
Plastered stream area
Plastered stream area
Plastered embankment
Plastered embankment
Alternate stream bed view
Alternate stream bed view
Scenery continues to the front
Scenery continues to the front
Plastered removable module
Plastered removable module
Module rear
Module rear
Module in-place
Module in-place
Alternate module view
Alternate module view
Culvert under tracks, aerial inside view
Culvert under tracks, "aerial" inside view
Embankment under engine terminal
Embankment under engine terminal
Another view.....
Another view.....
Finally moving to the left side of the viaduct
Finally moving to the left side of the viaduct
Industry foam bed in place
Industry foam bed in place
Getting ready for screen
Getting ready for screen
Area with screen
Area with screen
More of Saturday night's work
More of Saturday night's work
Vertical view
Vertical view
Aerial down
Aerial down
Wider angle view
Wider angle view
Plastered left hand side
Plastered left hand side
Vertical view
Vertical view
Overall view of area just under engine terminal
Overall view of area just under engine terminal
If plaster is good.....paint is better!
If plaster is good.....paint is better!
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DIRT!
DIRT!
Right hand dirt
Right hand dirt
Aerial dirt view
"Aerial" dirt view
Making the Water Template
Making the Water Template
GREEN!
GREEN!
Green on the right too
Green on the right too
Waterfront plywood
Waterfront plywood
Back track ballasted
Back track ballasted
Overall view of Port of Erin right hand side
Overall view of Port of Erin right hand side
Stream bed given depth
Stream bed given "depth"
Another stream bed view.
Another stream bed view.
Aerial shot showing the rear ballasted deck bridge
Aerial shot showing the rear ballasted deck bridge
Looking towards staging, POE left
Looking towards staging, POE left
Removable hatch with grass
Removable hatch with grass
Debris field
Debris field
Blue sky through culvert
Blue sky through culvert
Photo in place behind the back deck girder bridge
Photo in place behind the back deck girder bridge
Aerial overview of ballasted scene
Aerial overview of ballasted scene
Tweaked ballast
Tweaked ballast
Brushed removable hatch and hidden handle
Brushed removable hatch and hidden handle
More views of hiding the seam
More views of hiding the seam
One more view of hiding the seam
One more view of hiding the seam
Lower view
Lower view
Final stages of front scenery work:  tunnel portal under Engine Terminal
Final stages of front scenery work: "tunnel portal" under Engine Terminal
Alternate view
Alternate view
Yet Another View!
Yet Another View!
Original view shot
Original view shot
Screen-only did not last long!
Screen-only did not last long!
Sculptamold!
Sculptamold!
Added rocks
Added rocks
Portal view
Portal view
Another view of today's Sculptamold work
Another view of today's Sculptamold work
Dock/Sea Wall and screen embankment in place
Dock/Sea Wall and screen embankment in place
Alternate view, same area
Alternate view, same area
Raised view, same area
Raised view, same area
Plastered embankment, left side
Plastered embankment, left side
Raised view of plastered embankment
Raised view of plastered embankment
Ready for Sculptamold
Ready for Sculptamold
Sculptamold rocks in place
Sculptamold rocks in place
Rock formation close-up
Rock formation close-up
Into the tunnel view
Into the tunnel view
Different angle
Different angle
Other end of waterfront
Other end of waterfront
Colored a formation
Colored a formation
Sculptamold colored
Sculptamold colored
Left hand formation plastered & dirt-ed
Left hand formation plastered & dirt-ed
A slightly different view
A slightly different view
Fascia #1
Fascia #1
Another view
Another view
Upright view of pour
Upright view of pour
Wide angle view of plaster pour
Wide angle view of plaster pour
Coloring in the scene
Coloring in the scene
Another view
Another view
Alternate angle showing rocks near future bridge abutment
Alternate angle showing rocks near future bridge abutment
Culvert view
Culvert view
Depth added to river bottom with black spray paint
Depth added to river bottom with black spray paint
Black added up to and inside culvert
Black added up to and inside culvert
Looks better with tape off!
Looks better with tape off!
Overall scene view, ready for water soon.
Overall scene view, ready for water soon.
Fascia clamping
Fascia clamping
After clamps
After clamps
Foliage bump-out
Foliage bump-out
Overall view, ready for water
Overall view, ready for water
Debris field cleaned so viaduct work can commence
Debris field cleaned so viaduct work can commence
Test fit of abutment walls
Test fit of abutment walls
Alternate view
Alternate view
Lots of clamps again!
Lots of clamps again!
Underneath clamping
Underneath clamping
Glue-ed up and ready for installation
Glue-ed up and ready for installation
Alternate view
Alternate view
Temporarily placed
Temporarily placed
Bridge girders placed temporarily
Bridge girders placed temporarily
Other side view
Other side view
Bridge components ready for placement
Bridge components ready for placement
Trimmed abutment walls
Trimmed abutment walls
Bridge test fit, final
Bridge test fit, final
Another bridge component view
Another bridge component view
Bridge floor,  upside-down look
Bridge floor, upside-down look
Bridge in place with retaining, left side view
Bridge in place with retaining, left side view
Right side view
Right side view
Overhead view
Overhead view
Underneath view
Underneath view
Little pink triangles.....for you and me!
Little pink triangles.....for you and me!
Wood braces
Wood braces
Screen applied to left side embankment
Screen applied to left side embankment
Right side screen
Right side screen
Plastered!
Plastered!
Right side plastered
Right side plastered
Finished the remainder of the old embankment too
Finished the remainder of the old embankment too
Painted and dirt applied
Painted and dirt applied
Right side with dirt
Right side with dirt
Conrail gray ballast in place
Conrail gray ballast in place
Ready for Sculptamold
Ready for Sculptamold
Sculptamold applied, partially carved
Sculptamold applied, partially carved
More vertical lines in place
More vertical lines in place
Finished abutment face!
Finished abutment face!
Left side view
Left side view
Right side view
Right side view
Rocks and footing stained
Rocks and footing stained
More ballasting in the distance
More ballasting in the distance
Cleaned up view
Cleaned up view
Stained abutment rocks
Stained abutment rocks
Right side cleaned-up view
Right side cleaned-up view
With bridge in place
With bridge in place
Left side view with bridge
Left side view with bridge
With a train
With a train
Filled in the gap with screen
Filled in the gap with screen
Transition from Port scenery into staging
Transition from Port scenery into staging
Close-up
Close-up
Area behind engine terminal
Area behind engine terminal
Plastered screen into staging
Plastered screen into staging
Homa-bed clamped in place after gluing
Homa-bed clamped in place after gluing
Plastered embankment and unpainted Homa-Bed
Plastered embankment and unpainted Homa-Bed
Painted over the embankment and Homa-Bed.
Painted over the embankment and Homa-Bed.
Dirt!
Dirt!
Green!
Green!
Ballasted main line at Vosburg
Ballasted main line at Vosburg
Ballasted transition from staging to Port of Erin
Ballasted transition from staging to Port of Erin
CR local passing behind Hammill engine terminal
CR local passing behind Hammill engine terminal
Tail end of a test train
Tail end of a test train
In your face view of newly painted ATSF SD-45-2
In your face view of "newly painted" ATSF SD-45-2
Southbound grain test train behind Hammill engine terminal
Southbound grain test train behind Hammill engine terminal
Neil Schofield's engines on High-Wide extra at Mehoopany
Neil Schofield's engines on High-Wide extra at Mehoopany
Overall view of High-Wide extra
Overall view of High-Wide extra
Port of Erin trackage mostly cut and in place!
Port of Erin trackage mostly cut and in place!
Other side of abutment
Other side of abutment
Alternate view of Mid-City Scrap, etc.
Alternate view of Mid-City Scrap, etc.
Close up of turnouts at Port of Erin tail track
Close up of turnouts at Port of Erin tail track
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CrossingInstalled.jpg
Dock/Sea Wall with Apron In Place
Dock/Sea Wall with Apron In Place
Overall View pre-water
Overall View pre-water
Macro Close-up
Macro Close-up
Down-on view
Down-on view
Resin water poured
Resin water poured
Fooling around with the macro lens-1
Fooling around with the macro lens-1
Fooling around with the macro lens-2
Fooling around with the macro lens-2
Second Pour
Second Pour
Second Pour
Second Pour
Alternate view
Alternate view
Lower angle view
Lower angle view
This one has a different colored plastic tie in place
This one has a different colored plastic tie in place
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Wet track!
Wet track!
More examples
More examples
Under the bridge
Under the bridge
Getting drier
Getting drier
Not every blank spot got a tie
Not every blank spot got a tie
Liking this one even better!
Liking this one even better!
Main Erin lead
Main Erin lead
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1793@Mehoopany-3.jpg
Old cars on new old track
Old cars on new "old" track
Aerial view of old cars, newly weathered track
Aerial view of old cars, newly weathered track
Ground shot, same spot.
"Ground" shot, same spot.
Track to the right of the viaduct at Erin, weathered
Track to the right of the viaduct at Erin, weathered
More weathered track with an old car
More weathered track with an old car
Near Mid-City Scrap switch
Near Mid-City Scrap switch
Kinky enough for you?
Kinky enough for you?
Left side of viaduct
Left side of viaduct
More left side trackage
More left side trackage
Still more
Still more
Last shot weathered track
Last shot weathered track
Left side of left side!
Left side of left side!
Right side of left side (!)
Right side of left side (!)
Higher view of boomerang insert
Higher view of "boomerang insert"
New seawall on left side, right half
New seawall on left side, right half
New seawall on left side, left half
New seawall on left side, left half
New embankment on the right
New embankment on the right
New embankment on the left!
New embankment on the left!
Left side plastered.
Left side plastered.
Right side plastered.
Right side plastered.
Initial fascia in place
Initial fascia in place
Vertical shot, looking in from staging.
Vertical shot, looking in from staging.
Crossing and grain elevator track in place
Crossing and grain elevator track in place
Forms for paving
Forms for paving
Weird angle showing road system
Weird angle showing road system
Pre-pour view
Pre-pour view
After the pour
After the pour
More post-pour
More post-pour
AFTER the clean-up
AFTER the clean-up
Weird angle showing road system, better paving
Weird angle showing road system, better paving
Close up of crossing in pavement.
Close up of crossing in pavement.
Initial implementation of Colfax, Inc.
Initial implementation of Colfax, Inc.
Future grain facility
Future grain facility
Concrete base of styrene and wooden nickels
"Concrete base" of styrene and wooden nickels
Electrical conduit silos
Electrical conduit silos
Alternate view of unpainted but scribed silos
Alternate view of unpainted but scribed silos
Silos pre-painting
Silos pre-painting
Silos more properly rotated
Silos more properly rotated
Painted silos
Painted silos
Alternate view of painted silos
Alternate view of painted silos
Early Colfax structure construction
Early Colfax structure construction
Another view
Another view
Trackside view
Trackside view
Dulled and faded silos
Dulled and faded silos
Partially assembled truck loading facility
Partially assembled truck loading facility
Rear view
Rear view
Rear-end view
Rear-end view
Platform without roof
Platform without roof
Front angle view, roof still off
Front angle view, roof still off
A more typical view
A more typical view
Another front view
Another front view
From the left front
From the left front
Concrete chairs for piping
"Concrete" chairs for piping
Pump house and sample etched metal gate
Pump house and sample etched metal gate
More views of painted fencing.
More views of painted fencing.
Finished loading piping
Finished loading piping
Down-on view
Down-on view
Tank UN-loading piping in place
Tank UN-loading piping in place
Tank car unloading piping
Tank car unloading piping
Piping and brackets cut and filed flush underneath, and painted.
Piping and brackets cut and filed flush underneath, and painted.
Cross-silo walkway under construction
Cross-silo walkway under construction
Ladder cage view
Ladder cage view
Down-on shot of unpainted walkway
Down-on shot of unpainted walkway
Walkway painted silver
Walkway painted silver
More Real-Estate Was Needed!
More Real-Estate Was Needed!
Raw Materials For Wall
Raw Materials For Wall
Foam additions
Foam additions
Hot-Glued Foam Extensions In Place
Hot-Glued Foam Extensions In Place
Retaining Walls Test Fit
Retaining Walls Test Fit
Hot Glued In Place
Hot Glued In Place
Sculptamold In Place
Sculptamold In Place
Another view
Another view
View From The Embankment of the Viaduct
View From "The Embankment" of the Viaduct
Static-grass maestro Jim Dufour does his thing at Hammil Yard
Static-grass maestro Jim Dufour does his thing at Hammil Yard
Jim using the Noch Static Grass applicator
Jim using the Noch Static Grass applicator
Mike Confalone and Mike R cooperate on static grass
Mike Confalone and Mike R cooperate on static grass
Using cardboard to keep hairspray off the rails
Using cardboard to keep hairspray off the rails
MEC U18B 404 trudging through the new grass below Brockway
MEC U18B 404 trudging through the new grass below Brockway
Rear view of local and new grass
Rear view of local and new grass
Aerial view of local showing switchback move and static grass
"Aerial" view of local showing switchback move and static grass
Local heading onto branch at Mehoopany
Local heading onto branch at Mehoopany
Added cars to local, mainly displaying the grass!
Added cars to local, mainly displaying the grass!
Grassy slope below hoppers at Brockway Mine
Grassy slope below hoppers at Brockway Mine
MEC 404 exiting Vosburg Tunnel, note new grass on left
MEC 404 exiting Vosburg Tunnel, note new grass on left
Overall view of industrial track behind Hammill
Overall view of industrial track behind Hammill
CR U-23C in newly grassy Hammil Yard, north end
CR U-23C in newly grassy Hammil Yard, north end
Side view of CR U-23C and new grass
Side view of CR U-23C and new grass
U-23C 6915 on a nice sunny day at Hammill Yard.
U-23C 6915 on a nice sunny day at Hammill Yard.
CR power at Hammill North Ladder
CR power at Hammill North Ladder
Different view of CR power at Hammill Yard North Ladder
Different view of CR power at Hammill Yard North Ladder
CR 3195, Atlas GP-40, Hammill North Ladder
CR 3195, Atlas GP-40, Hammill North Ladder
Different view of CR 3195
Different view of CR 3195
CR B-23-7 2812 at Hammill North Ladder
CR B-23-7 2812 at Hammill North Ladder
Depressed center flatcar in the weeds behind Hammill Yard
Depressed center flatcar in the weeds behind Hammill Yard
Looking south from North Ladder at Hammill
Looking south from North Ladder at Hammill
Overall view of grass efforts at Hammill Yard
Overall view of grass efforts at Hammill Yard
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Macro close-up of hand-made slope fence
Macro close-up of hand-made slope fence
Inside view of slope fence (Macro)
Inside view of slope fence (Macro)
NWSL chopper used to cut half round styrene
NWSL chopper used to cut half round styrene
Right side slope fence under construction
Right side slope fence under construction
Track gates
Track gates
Right side slope fence assembled
Right side slope fence assembled
Rear fence in place
Rear fence in place
Overall view of fenced-in Colfax
Overall view of fenced-in Colfax
Ballasted siding
Ballasted siding
Close-up showing tank car loading pipe and hoses
Close-up showing tank car loading pipe and "hoses"
Ground level view
Ground level view
Open track gates
Open track gates
E&SH SD-9 makes an appearance to switch Colfax
E&SH SD-9 makes an appearance to switch Colfax
E&SH SD-9 pulling tank cars
E&SH SD-9 pulling tank cars
Alternate view
Alternate view
Overhead view
Overhead view
See if you notice the difference from the previous picture!
See if you notice the difference from the previous picture!
Work done, plant track gate closed
Work done, plant track gate closed
More greenery in background, static grass in places
More greenery in background, static grass in places
Front view for Mike C.!
Front view for Mike C.!
Closer-up view of newly added greenery and static grass
Closer-up view of newly added greenery and static grass
Attempted artsy view from underneath bridge
Attempted "artsy" view from underneath bridge
Taken a week later
Taken a week later
Overhead view of finished (for now) scene
Overhead view of finished (for now) scene
Front overhead view
Front overhead view
Confalone view!
"Confalone" view!
Left side embankment with greenery added
Left side embankment with greenery added
E&SH shuttling grain cars behind Colfax
E&SH shuttling grain cars behind Colfax
Overall view of E&SH transfer run
Overall view of E&SH transfer run
View looking right
View looking right
Mock-up of proposed grain facility
Mock-up of proposed grain facility
Alternate view of mock-up
Alternate view of mock-up
Elevated view of mock-up
Elevated view of mock-up
New Real Estate is always good!
New Real Estate is always good!
Close-up of newly added piece
Close-up of newly added piece
Clamped while adding a shim for proper leveling.
Clamped while adding a shim for proper leveling.
Weird left hand bracing close-up.
Weird left hand bracing close-up.
Structural fascia pieces added
Structural fascia pieces added
Various grain terminal elevator mock-ups.
Various grain terminal elevator mock-ups.
Various grain terminal elevator mock-ups.
Various grain terminal elevator mock-ups.
Various grain terminal elevator mock-ups.
Various grain terminal elevator mock-ups.
Various grain terminal elevator mock-ups.
Various grain terminal elevator mock-ups.
Pipe in jig, cut
Pipe in jig, cut
Pipe in jig, in saw
Pipe in jig, in saw
Close-up of hold-down clamp in use
Close-up of hold-down clamp in use
Pipe with jig components
Pipe with jig components
Underside of jig
Underside of jig
How the pipes will nest
How the pipes will "nest"
Box of pipes!
Box of pipes!
Construction Jig
Construction Jig
Milled Pipe Assembly
Milled Pipe Assembly
Adding Rear Silos
Adding Rear Silos
Adding Rear Silos
Adding Rear Silos
Adding Rear Silos--Final
Adding Rear Silos--Final
Rear of Facility
Rear of Facility
Spot Where Assembly Will Go
Spot Where Assembly Will Go
Assembled silos on 4x8 sheet for top & bottom tracing
Assembled silos on 4x8 sheet for top & bottom tracing
Modified pencil!
Modified pencil!
Creating the proper lip offset
Creating the proper lip offset
Ready to start cutting
Ready to start cutting
Scribe & snap in a larger scale of material
Scribe & snap in a larger scale of material
Base & scalloped top, rough nibbled
Base & scalloped top, rough nibbled
Initial Elevator Construction
Initial Elevator Construction
Gluing the bottom bracing
Gluing the bottom bracing
Adding the mid-bracing
Adding the mid-bracing
The front goes on
The front goes on
Assembled Elevator with pilasters
Assembled Elevator with pilasters
Alternate view
Alternate view
Low angle view for perspective
Low angle view for perspective
In place at Port of Erin
In place at Port of Erin
In place at Port of Erin
In place at Port of Erin
In place at Port of Erin
In place at Port of Erin
In place at Port of Erin
In place at Port of Erin
Center Punching the Holes Pre-Drilling
Center Punching the Holes Pre-Drilling
Using the Drill Press to Make the Port Openings
Using the Drill Press to Make the Port Openings
Close-up of Forstner Making the Flat Bottomed Holes
Close-up of Forstner Making the Flat Bottomed Holes
In-Place Shot Showing Drilled Port  Holes
In-Place Shot Showing Drilled Port Holes
Close-up of Inspection Port
Close-up of Inspection Port
Inspection Ports Drilled on Long Silo Row
Inspection Ports Drilled on Long Silo Row
The Varibit Makes Short Work of the Openings
The Varibit Makes Short Work of the Openings
Quick & Easy to Square Up With the File
Quick & Easy to Square Up With the File
Placement of Dust Collector
Placement of Dust Collector
Pot Toppers used in marsh area
"Pot Toppers" used in marsh area
New programming track location
New programming track location
Roadbed gluing for new curved switch at Binghamton
Roadbed gluing for new curved switch at Binghamton
Curved Peco turnout for new Binghamton Engine Terminal Track
Curved Peco turnout for new Binghamton Engine Terminal Track
Engine Terminal track extensions and new track
Engine Terminal track extensions and new track
New programming track in place
New programming track in place
New Peco turnout
New Peco turnout
Adding more greenery along Mehoopany Creek
Adding more greenery along Mehoopany Creek
Sidings spiked, dirt balasted at Port of Erin (Mid-City Scrap & PA-Crcyc)
Sidings spiked, dirt balasted at Port of Erin (Mid-City Scrap & PA-Crcyc)
Taped off for paving
Taped off for paving
Paving in place
Paving in place
Additional dirt and concrete apron
Additional dirt and concrete apron
Finished basic vegetation at Mehoopany Creek
Finished basic vegetation at Mehoopany Creek
Mid-City office, PA-Crcyc building positioned
Mid-City office, PA-Crcyc building positioned
Taken from boat ground level shot of Mid-City Scrap
"Taken from boat" ground level shot of Mid-City Scrap
Alternate Taken from boat ground level shot of Mid-City Scrap
Alternate "Taken from boat" ground level shot of Mid-City Scrap
Aerial shot of Mid-City Scrap
Aerial shot of Mid-City Scrap
Alternate aerial shot of Mid-City Scrap
Alternate "aerial" shot of Mid-City Scrap
Another aerial of Mid-City Scrap
Another aerial of Mid-City Scrap
Standing on viaduct shot
"Standing on viaduct" shot
Telephoto from underneath viaduct
Telephoto from underneath viaduct
Mid-City Scrap gets a new sign!
Mid-City Scrap gets a new sign!
New type of rust treatment
New type of rust treatment
Scrap picker
Scrap picker
Over-view, KRL flat in background
Over-view, KRL flat in background
Overview, gon in background
Overview, gon in background
Close-up of new scrap pile & rust treatment
Close-up of new scrap pile & rust treatment
New E&SH power!
New E&SH power!
Grainzilla Takes Shape!
Grainzilla Takes Shape!
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Car Unloading Shed
Car Unloading Shed
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Triple Length Ladder Cage Soldered Together
Triple Length Ladder Cage Soldered Together
Roof in Place on Largest Elevator Cupola
Roof in Place on Largest Elevator Cupola
Inside View of Roof Construction
Inside View of Roof Construction
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Tall Leg Piping
Tall Leg Piping
Tall Leg In Place
Tall Leg In Place
Tall Leg In Place
Tall Leg In Place
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Shorter Leg Mounting Pins
Shorter Leg Mounting Pins
Cross Conveyor Mountings
Cross Conveyor Mountings
Short Leg Piping
Short Leg Piping
Cross Conveyor In Place
Cross Conveyor In Place
Short Leg In Place
Short Leg In Place
View of both Legs and Elevator Lettering
View of both Legs and Elevator Lettering
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First view of my new brass railings!
First view of my new brass railings!
End view of new brass railings
End view of new brass railings
Another view of new brass railings
Another view of new brass railings
Gerbil and feeder pipes
"Gerbil" and feeder pipes
Repaired Dust Bin
Repaired Dust Bin
Overall view of elevator top
Overall view of elevator top
Elevator Top
Elevator Top
Left Side Elevator Top
Left Side Elevator Top
Painted Gerbil, Dust Bin & Pipes
Painted Gerbil, Dust Bin & Pipes
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Added peeling paint under silo 2 cap
Added "peeling paint" under silo 2 cap
Overall view showing painted silo bases
Overall view showing painted silo bases
Large silo group with installed railings
Large silo group with installed railings
All windows installed, insides of walls painted black to show nothing
All windows installed, insides of walls painted black to show nothing
Treatment of railing seam so the two can butt against but not connect
Treatment of railing seam so the two can butt against but not connect
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Added styrene rims, railings
Added styrene rims, railings
Added additional platform on leg
Added additional platform on leg
Freshly painted bins, legs, loading dock
Freshly painted bins, legs, loading dock
Bins in place
Bins in place
Motor drive end added on
Motor drive end added on
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Cardboard office mock-up next to finished styrene building
Cardboard office mock-up next to finished styrene building
The whole thing!
The whole thing!
The whole thing!
The whole thing!
The whole thing!
The whole thing!
New Truck Dock
New Truck Dock
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Truck loader painted Floquil new concrete
Truck loader painted Floquil new concrete
Brass parts constructred for truck loader
Brass parts constructred for truck loader
Truck loader in place
Truck loader in place
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Note poured concrete weathering!
Note "poured" concrete weathering!
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Best view of truck loading chute
Best view of truck loading chute
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Beginning to hide A-C duct
Beginning to hide A-C duct
Removed offending 2x4, smoothed out
Removed offending 2x4, smoothed out
Side view of duct hider
Side view of duct hider
More joint compound!
More joint compound!
Duct cover side in place.
Duct cover side in place.
Overall view
Overall view
How I got to the layout rear
How I got to the layout rear
Painted sky blue
Painted sky blue
Head-on view of painted cover
Head-on view of painted cover
Countour-early
Countour-early
Countour in progress
Countour in progress
Countour in place, cut for doorway
Countour in place, cut for doorway
Wood shaper to hold contour up
Wood shaper to hold contour up
What I had to cut out!
What I had to cut out!
Small triangle being glued
Small triangle being glued
Styrene side in place
Styrene side in place
Finished backdrop
Finished backdrop
Finished backdrop
Finished backdrop
Finished backdrop
Finished backdrop
Finished backdrop
Finished backdrop
The New England Meet Boys visit!
The New England Meet Boys visit!
Tru-Scale removed, roadbed and Peco tried in place
Tru-Scale removed, roadbed and Peco tried in place
More distant view of work area
More distant view of work area
Taylor Yard Ladder removed!
Taylor Yard Ladder removed!
Peco turnout ready to install
Peco turnout ready to install
Code 100-83 soldered segments
Code 100-83 soldered segments
Close-up, yes the heights match, different profiles on rail!
Close-up, yes the heights match, different profiles on rail!
Stock Peco and mounted, ready to install version
Stock Peco and mounted, ready to install version
Mike Rose Hobbies site
Mike Rose Hobbies site
View of replaced Taylor Ladder
View of replaced Taylor Ladder
Port of Erin left side track re-alignment
Port of Erin left side track re-alignment
Port of Erin right side track re-alignment
Port of Erin right side track re-alignment
New Mehoopany Peninsula kit
New Mehoopany Peninsula "kit"
Assembling Peninsula
Assembling Peninsula
Mehoopany new peninsula spine in place
Mehoopany new peninsula "spine" in place
Using Peco Code 83 templates
Using Peco Code 83 templates
Using Peco Code 83 templates
Using Peco Code 83 templates
Using Peco Code 83 templates
Using Peco Code 83 templates
Using Peco Code 83 templates
Using Peco Code 83 templates
Using Peco Code 83 templates
Using Peco Code 83 templates
Using Peco Code 83 templates
Using Peco Code 83 templates
Expanding the peninsula
Expanding the peninsula
Making a blob with cubes
Making a "blob" with cubes
30-yr. old Baltic Birch plywood--the best!
30-yr. old Baltic Birch plywood--the best!
Future return route of main behind viaduct
Future "return route" of main behind viaduct
viewing port cut into hillside to help in the installation of new hidden track connection
"viewing port" cut into hillside to help in the installation of new hidden track connection
View of Meshoppen
View of Meshoppen
New location of Kintner Milling
New location of Kintner Milling
Peninsula End View
Peninsula End View
Charmin Yard
"Charmin Yard"
Alternate Kintner Milling view
Alternate Kintner Milling view
Tele shot of main line turnouts from under the viaduct
Tele shot of main line turnouts from under the viaduct
Note opening at end in retaining for new mainline hidden track
Note opening at end in retaining for new mainline hidden track
Triumphant wave of hand from view port!
Triumphant wave of hand from view port!
Future East Yard
Future East Yard
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Old turnout removed
Old turnout removed
Two tracks where there was one
Two tracks where there was one
Ripped up!
Ripped up!
A very careful transition from old to new
A very careful transition from old to new
Close up of transition joint
Close up of transition joint
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Cleaned-up right of way
Cleaned-up right of way
Cleaned-up right of way looking left to bridge
Cleaned-up right of way looking left to bridge
Removing old Luan
Removing old Luan
Using new tool to remove Luan piece
Using new tool to remove Luan piece
Luan piece removed
Luan piece removed
Using a scraping chisel to smooth the area
Using a scraping chisel to smooth the area
New Luan
New Luan
Close up of Luan bridge piece
Close up of Luan bridge piece
Close up of other Luan piece and Peco turnout templates
Close up of other Luan piece and Peco turnout templates
Luan jig saw puzzles
Luan jig saw puzzles
Scribing the new piece for East Yard
Scribing the new piece for East Yard
Definitely a luan jig saw puzzle
Definitely a luan jig saw puzzle
Luan in place
Luan in place
Luan for the future Charmin' Yard
Luan for the future Charmin' Yard
Rounding the peninsula end with more luan
Rounding the peninsula end with more luan
Meshoppen now has roadbed!
Meshoppen now has roadbed!
More cutting and fitting
More cutting and fitting
The final piece
The final piece
All main line luan now in place
All main line luan now in place
Breaking The Main Line
Breaking The Main Line
Removing old sub-roadbed
Removing old sub-roadbed
Old sub-roadbed gone
Old sub-roadbed gone
New roadbed for rear track
New roadbed for rear track
Modified upper main riser
Modified upper main riser
View of truncated old roadbed
View of truncated old roadbed
Trying the new curved turnout in place
Trying the new curved turnout in place
Underground sub-roadbed, ready for track
Underground sub-roadbed, ready for track
Close-up of luan laminated portion
Close-up of luan laminated portion
Peco and Custom Trax
Peco and Custom Trax
Close-up showing feeders attached
Close-up showing feeders attached
Finished underground connection piece, ready to install
Finished underground connection piece, ready to install
Future East Yard, now with an extra track
Future East Yard, now with an extra track
Laying out the yard ladder and main
Laying out the yard ladder and main
Infrastructure 101
Infrastructure 101
Infrastructure 102
Infrastructure 102
Infrastructure 103
Infrastructure 103
Infrastructure 104
Infrastructure 104
Viewport now no longer needed
Viewport now no longer needed
Land ho!
Land ho!
Creating the tunnel portal
Creating the tunnel portal
Walthers Double Track Through Truss Bridge
Walthers Double Track Through Truss Bridge
Bridge placement
Bridge placement
Tunnel Liner Supports
Tunnel Liner Supports
Tunnel Liner
Tunnel Liner
Double stack clearing the tunnel
Double stack clearing the tunnel
Distant view showing the tunnel liner
Distant view showing the tunnel liner
Close up view of lined tunnel
Close up view of lined tunnel
Laying out the curves
Laying out the curves
Tank Farm and Sludge Track
Tank Farm and Sludge Track
Plant leads and West Yard
Plant leads and West Yard
Crossing close up
Crossing close up
Another view of West Yard
Another view of West Yard
Revised underpass area
Revised underpass area
Close up of re-located first turnout
Close up of re-located first turnout
Another view of East Yard
Another view of East Yard
Modified view
Modified view
Mehoopany Proto Photo Scan
Mehoopany Proto Photo Scan
Mehoopany Proto Track Diagram
Mehoopany Proto Track Diagram
Changed track arrangement yet again
Changed track arrangement yet again
Close up of changes made to switching lead
Close up of changes made to switching lead
Alternate view of latest track adjustments
Alternate view of latest track adjustments
Stock Prep and chemical unloading area, sludge track on right
"Stock Prep" and chemical unloading area, sludge track on right
West Charmin Yard, two warehouse track pairs
West "Charmin" Yard, two warehouse track pairs
Stock Prep and chemical unloading area, sludge track on right
"Stock Prep" and chemical unloading area, sludge track on right
Reverse view
Reverse view
New arrangement with buildings
New arrangement with "buildings"
New Tank Farm arrangement
New Tank Farm arrangement
New Prep Track arrangement
New Prep Track arrangement
Modified warehouse track arrangement
Modified warehouse track arrangement
Modified building arrangement
Modified building arrangement
Aerial view of truck dock and West Yard
Aerial view of truck dock and West Yard
Plywood Origami
Plywood Origami
One-Pc-Luan-Cut-Out
One-Pc-Luan-Cut-Out
Using roadbed as template
Using roadbed as template
View of future in-plant double sidings and West Yard
View of future in-plant double sidings and West Yard
Main, siding, and West Yard roadbed
Main, siding, and West Yard roadbed
Meshoppen roadbed and new alignment for sidings
Meshoppen roadbed and new alignment for sidings
Another view of Kintner Milling at Meshoppen
Another view of Kintner Milling at Meshoppen
And now it's all cut out!
And now it's all cut out!
End of peninsula view of Meshoppen/Kintner Milling
End of peninsula view of Meshoppen/Kintner Milling
West Yard
West Yard
End of West Yard, view of Meshoppen
End of West Yard, view of Meshoppen
View of West Yard and plant sub-roadbed in distance.
View of West Yard and plant sub-roadbed in distance.
Roadbed on top of sub-roadbed, all cut out.
Roadbed on top of sub-roadbed, all cut out.
Gluing it all together.
Gluing it all together.
Reverse angle of weights and clamps
Reverse angle of weights and clamps
Continuing around the curve with road bed glue-up
Continuing around the curve with road bed glue-up
CV Turnout strips
CV Turnout strips
Main Line being installed from East Yard towards the crossovers
Main Line being installed from East Yard towards the crossovers
Aerial view of turnouts under construction
"Aerial view" of turnouts under construction
Taking shape;  multiple curved turnout beds ready for rail
Taking shape; multiple curved turnout beds ready for rail
Opposite view of crossing area
Opposite view of crossing area
Close up of turnouts under construction
Close up of turnouts under construction
Opposite crossover view
Opposite crossover view
#8 curved turnout under construction
#8 curved turnout under construction
Gluing Meshoppen road bed
Gluing Meshoppen road bed
Gluing the two double warehouse track road beds
Gluing the two double warehouse track road beds
Overall view showing progress to date
Overall view showing progress to date
Continued progress on Robinson's Crossover
Continued progress on "Robinson's Crossover"
Gluing Kintner Milling at Meshoppen
Gluing Kintner Milling at Meshoppen
Curved turnout base at Meshoppen
Curved turnout base at Meshoppen
Alternate view of future site of Kintner Milling at Meshoppen
Alternate view of future site of Kintner Milling at Meshoppen
Double track at Skinner's Eddy
Double track at Skinner's Eddy
View of East Yard turnouts and tail track, cut in
View of East Yard turnouts and tail track, cut in
East Yard--first locos and cars!
East Yard--first locos and cars!
normal view of East Yard
"normal" view of East Yard
Jim's madness
Jim's madness
Cars in East Yard
Cars in East Yard
Another view of East Yard, spiked
Another view of East Yard, spiked
New tunnel liner in place, location tested
New tunnel liner in place, location tested
Jim Lincoln's now famous hand
Jim Lincoln's now famous hand
The results of Jim's Madness--Really Good Looking Track
The results of Jim's Madness--Really Good Looking Track
The wood ties and tie plates are killer!
The wood ties and tie plates are killer!
I like the way the ballast cars snake into East Yard
I like the way the ballast cars snake into East Yard
Conrail ML-something passing East Yard
Conrail ML-something passing East Yard
East Yard closer-up
East Yard closer-up
Chemical Yard  with curved turnout ties tacked down
Chemical Yard with curved turnout ties tacked down
Crossing template
Crossing template
normal view of Chemical Yard
"normal" view of Chemical Yard
lump behind Chemical Yard
"lump" behind Chemical Yard
Rear main hidden from view by lump
Rear main hidden from view by "lump"
Skinner's Eddy industrial lead
Skinner's Eddy industrial lead
Another view of Skinner's Eddy Industrial Lead
Another view of Skinner's Eddy Industrial Lead
Custom Crossing in place
Custom Crossing in place
Turnout leading into crossing
Turnout leading into crossing
Turnouts under construction for warehouse leads
Turnouts under construction for warehouse leads
Turnout Progress
Turnout Progress
Turnouts leading to crossing
Turnouts leading to crossing
Jim's CAD drawing of Chemical Yard
Jim's CAD drawing of Chemical Yard
Better view of CAD drawing
Better view of CAD drawing
Inner turnouts now in place!
Inner turnouts now in place!
The Man Himself, at work
The Man Himself, at work
Beginnings of Meshoppen Creek
Beginnings of Meshoppen Creek
Lower angle view
Lower angle view
First switch at East Yard!
First switch at East Yard!
Inside view of the proposed Meshoppen Creek abutments
"Inside" view of the proposed Meshoppen Creek abutments
Opposite angle view, from the Mehoopany side
Opposite angle view, from the Mehoopany side
Advancing onto the first set of warehouse tracks
Advancing onto the first set of warehouse tracks
Opposite view of newly installed warehouse track
Opposite view of newly installed warehouse track
Live track
Live track
One more aerial
One more "aerial"
First cars at Warehouse K&L
First cars at Warehouse K&L
New warehouse tracks without cars
New warehouse tracks without cars
Backdrop planning
Backdrop planning
More view block
More view block
New Meshoppen concept
New Meshoppen concept
View towards Meshoppen from Skinners Eddy
View towards Meshoppen from Skinners Eddy
Meshopen low angle
Meshopen low angle
Aerial view of the new Meshoppen concept
"Aerial" view of the new Meshoppen concept
Instant Yard Ladder
Instant Yard Ladder
Close-up of new Chemical Farm yard ladder
Close-up of new Chemical Farm yard ladder
Meanwhile, back at Meshoppen
Meanwhile, back at Meshoppen
Yes, it was a good installation
Yes, it was a good installation
Opposite view of long Meshoppen incline
Opposite view of long Meshoppen incline
The Maestro at work
The Maestro at work
Progress on the Chemical Farm yard lead
Progress on the Chemical Farm yard lead
New spine backdrop from Mehoopany side
New "spine" backdrop from Mehoopany side
Both pairs of warehouse tracks now in operation
Both pairs of warehouse tracks now in operation
The Cut at Meshoppen
The Cut at Meshoppen
New spine from the Meshoppen side
New spine from the Meshoppen side
Adding the river and embankment support
Adding the river and embankment support
Close-up of Meshoppen and future river bank.
Close-up of Meshoppen and future river bank.
View of incline to Meshoppen and Kintner Milling
View of incline to Meshoppen and Kintner Milling
Opposite view of long Meshoppen incline
Opposite view of long Meshoppen incline
Chemical yard firms up
Chemical yard firms up
Staggered spine supports
Staggered spine supports
Back view of Meshoppen Creek
Back view of Meshoppen Creek
Complex track work
Complex track work
Opposite view of complex switch work
Opposite view of complex switch work
Chemical yard
Chemical yard
Another view of the chemical yard and proposed culvert
Another view of the chemical yard and proposed culvert
Looking at Charmin' Paper Mill shot
"Looking at Charmin' Paper Mill" shot
Now you can see the dished nature of the backdrop
Now you can see the dished nature of the backdrop
Meshoppen with backdrop
Meshoppen with backdrop
Expanding the chemical yard at Mehoopany
Expanding the chemical yard at Mehoopany
Bridge abutment prep work
Bridge abutment prep work
Low angle view
Low angle view
Aerial view of right hand abutment modification process
Aerial view of right hand abutment modification process
Left hand top-down view
Left hand top-down view
More on the left hand side
More on the left hand side
New sub-roadbed adapter
New sub-roadbed adapter
Now for the roadbed
Now for the roadbed
New turnout for the crossover
New turnout for the crossover
New roadbed mates with plaster retaining on left hand abutment
New roadbed mates with plaster retaining on left hand abutment
Cutting the plaster retaining
Cutting the plaster retaining
Curved turnout traced
Curved turnout traced
Shims for abutment
Shims for abutment
Angle bracing
Angle bracing
Overall view of construction area
Overall view of construction area
Turnout roadbed now trimmed to fit
Turnout roadbed now trimmed to fit
Overall view
Overall view
Constant trying and fitting for accuracy!
Constant trying and fitting for accuracy!
Another view of the Jim Lincoln Track Laying Machine at work!
Another view of the Jim Lincoln Track Laying Machine at work!
Plywood sandwich
Plywood sandwich
After the glue has set, the completed assembly is ready for installation.
After the glue has set, the completed assembly is ready for installation.
Reverse view showing actuator slot
Reverse view showing actuator slot
Rear support for plaster retaining
Rear support for plaster retaining
Retaining now supported front by abutment and at the rear
Retaining now supported front by abutment and at the rear
Low angle view
Low angle view
Eureka moment!
Eureka moment!
Modified bridge track
Modified bridge track
Close up of old problem and solution
Close up of old problem and solution
West Yard complete
West Yard complete
Another view of completed West Yard trackage.
Another view of completed West Yard trackage.
Initial abutment coloring
Initial abutment coloring
Close up with cars on the bridge
Close up with cars on the bridge
The abutment is now in place
The abutment is now in place
Higher angle view
Higher angle view
Overview showing painted track
Overview showing painted track
Lower angle view
Lower angle view
Left abutment now Sculptamolded in place
Left abutment now Sculptamolded in place
Of course I had to see it with the bridge in place!
Of course I had to see it with the bridge in place!
Alternate view
Alternate view
Time to patch the holes!
Time to patch the holes!
I altered the river bend and covered up the old portal
I altered the river bend and covered up the old portal
Hot glue fastens all the pieces firmly and easily,.
Hot glue fastens all the pieces firmly and easily,.
What a difference opaque makes!
What a difference "opaque" makes!
I really like the new contours here.
I really like the new contours here.
Compare this to earlier views.
Compare this to earlier views.
West Yard filled to capacity
West Yard filled to capacity
All track in this view live and usable.
All track in this view live and usable.
Chemical Yard now in place
Chemical Yard now in place
Three right hand tracks not yet spiked
Three right hand tracks not yet spiked
This industry soaks up a lot of cars!
This industry soaks up a lot of cars!
Golden Spike!
Golden Spike!
Close-up of slide switch for turnout control
Close-up of slide switch for turnout control
Side view of slide switch and custom mounting
Side view of slide switch and custom mounting
Underneath view of polarity switching slide switch (macro)
Underneath view of polarity switching slide switch (macro)
Meshoppen with all tracks in place and powered!
Meshoppen with all tracks in place and powered!
Aerial of Meshoppen with all tracks in place
"Aerial" of Meshoppen with all tracks in place
Alternate view of Meshoppen with all tracks in place.
Alternate view of Meshoppen with all tracks in place.
Side view of Meshoppen
Side view of Meshoppen
Carved out ditches
Carved out ditches
No more white
No more white
Other side of bridge
Other side of bridge
More pre-dirt.
More pre-dirt.
Things look so much better with real dirt!
Things look so much better with real dirt!
Green applied
Green applied
Green & bridge in place
Green & bridge in place
Ballasted turnout
Ballasted turnout
Westbound empty ballast train on bridge
Westbound empty ballast train on bridge
Under-bridge view
Under-bridge view
Helicopter shot of train on bridge
Helicopter shot of train on bridge
Braces added to riverbed along Mehoopany
Braces added to riverbed along Mehoopany
More riverbed near East Yard
More riverbed near East Yard
Close up of riverbed termination near East Yard
Close up of riverbed termination near East Yard
Almost done
Almost done
Note how 2 verticals have been added to support the fascia
Note how 2" verticals have been added to support the fascia
Riverbed along Meshoppen
Riverbed along Meshoppen
Skinner's Eddy riverbed
Skinner's Eddy riverbed
Turnout controls
Turnout controls
Switch mounting methodology
Switch mounting methodology
Z-scale throwbars, electrical switch in place
Z-scale throwbars, electrical switch in place
Roadbed prepped for switches
Roadbed prepped for switches
Chemical Yard slide switch installation
Chemical Yard slide switch installation
View of prepped spot without the switch in place
View of prepped spot without the switch in place
Soldering points to Z-scale throwbar
Soldering points to Z-scale throwbar
Tinning the throwbar
Tinning the throwbar
Tinning the wider throwbar segment
Tinning the wider throwbar segment
Drilling the hole for the slide switch knob
Drilling the hole for the slide switch knob
Extended length Z-scale PC tie throwbar
Extended length Z-scale PC tie throwbar
Trimming the slide switch knob
Trimming the slide switch knob
Throwbar in place
Throwbar in place
Throwbar trimmed
Throwbar trimmed
Pile o' tools!
Pile o' tools!
Meshoppen area clean-up
Meshoppen area clean-up
Pittston area clean up
Pittston area clean up
Continued clean-up
Continued clean-up
West Yard area clean up
West Yard area clean up
West Yard clean-up
West Yard clean-up
Ceiling Tile Ground
Ceiling Tile "Ground"
All Mehoopany Ground In Place
All Mehoopany Ground In Place
Styrene spine backdrop painted
Styrene spine backdrop painted
Meshoppen spine cut and in place
Meshoppen spine cut and in place
Styrene backdrop from Mehoopany side
Styrene backdrop from Mehoopany side
Spine behind Mehoopany
Spine behind Mehoopany
From Meshoppen side, view of styrene blue painted sky
From Meshoppen side, view of styrene blue painted sky
Alternate view at Meshoppen
Alternate view at Meshoppen
Newly puttied seam at Mehoopany backdrop
Newly puttied seam at Mehoopany backdrop
Filling in the right hand 3D hill
Filling in the right hand 3D hill
Filling in 3D hill remainder behind West Yard at the cut
Filling in 3D hill remainder behind West Yard at the cut
Overview at Meshoppen of hill shapers
Overview at Meshoppen of hill shapers
Left hand side of Meshoppen showing transition to viaduct
Left hand side of Meshoppen showing transition to viaduct
Opposite view at Meshoppen showing shapers in place
Opposite view at Meshoppen showing shapers in place
Overall view of Meshoppen with hill shapers in place
Overall view of Meshoppen with hill shapers in place
Enough tape?
Enough tape?
Beginnings of hill side on left
Beginnings of hill side on left
Ground level view
Ground level view
More foam on left
More foam on left
Foam on right
Foam on right
Mehoopany Right hand side foam finished
Mehoopany Right hand side foam finished
Right hand foam close-up view
Right hand foam close-up view
Mehoopany left side foam guides
Mehoopany left side foam guides
Mike Confalone (tm) View
Mike Confalone (tm) View
Screen added to peninsula end
Screen added to peninsula end
Meshoppen with screen
Meshoppen with screen
Screen hillside behind Kintner Milling
Screen hillside behind Kintner Milling
Full spine shot with screen
Full spine shot with screen
End of Meshoppen where it attaches to layout, with screen
End of Meshoppen where it attaches to layout, with screen
Testing retaining wall placement
Testing retaining wall placement
Another view of retaining wall
Another view of retaining wall
Gluing the wall addition together
Gluing the wall addition together
Left hand access road in place, screen completed
Left hand access road in place, screen completed
Access road
Access road
New retaining wall in place
New retaining wall in place
Extended retaining wall in place
Extended retaining wall in place
Black plastic protecting the photo backdrop
Black plastic protecting the photo backdrop
Screen work in progress on the right side of Mehoopany
Screen work in progress on the right side of Mehoopany
All screen complete, ready for plaster cloth!
All screen complete, ready for plaster cloth!
First plastering
First plastering
Plaster now around the back of the first efforts, on the Meshoppen side
Plaster now around the back of the first efforts, on the Meshoppen side
View from behind workbench showing peninsula end
View from behind workbench showing peninsula end
Finished plastering Mehoopany left side
Finished plastering Mehoopany left side
Overall peninsula view from Skinner's Eddy
Overall peninsula view from Skinner's Eddy
Dirt!
Dirt!
End view of dirt ground cover
End view of dirt ground cover
Mehoopany right hand side with dirt
Mehoopany right hand side with dirt
Embankment work at Mehoopany
Embankment work at Mehoopany
Green on right hand side hill behind Mehoopany
Green on right hand side hill behind Mehoopany
Riverbank formers under construction
Riverbank formers under construction
Formers in place at the cut
Formers in place at the "cut"
Peninsula end view of the new cut hillside formers
Peninsula end view of the new cut hillside formers
Overall end view of the peninsula showing a hard day's work.
Overall end view of the peninsula showing a hard day's work.
Meshoppen left side hill green-ed
Meshoppen left side hill green-ed
Culvert kit
Culvert "kit"
Hillside end of culvert now in place
Hillside end of culvert now in place
View looking through the cut.
View looking through the cut.
Cut hillside with screen, ready for plaster cloth
Cut hillside with screen, ready for plaster cloth
Peninsula end and riverbank screen in place up to Robinson's Crossovers
Peninsula end and riverbank screen in place up to Robinson's Crossovers
Culvert installation
Culvert installation
Culvert being glued in place.
Culvert being glued in place.
Meshoppen river embankment foam formers in place
Meshoppen river embankment foam formers in place
Elevated shot showing the foam formers between Kintner Milling and the main line.
Elevated shot showing the foam formers between Kintner Milling and the main line.
Alternate view of Meshoppen, ready for screen and plaster.
Alternate view of Meshoppen, ready for screen and plaster.
Meshoppen Kintner to main line formers, different view.
Meshoppen Kintner to main line formers, different view.
View of future Mehoopany Creek, showing relationship to foreground cut hillside.
View of future Mehoopany Creek, showing relationship to foreground "cut" hillside.
Embankment at West Yard Mehoopany, ready for plaster
Embankment at West Yard Mehoopany, ready for plaster
Meshoppen embankment, ready for plaster
Meshoppen embankment, ready for plaster
Screen, then plaster
Screen, then plaster
Meshoppen plastered
Meshoppen plastered
Cut plastered
Cut plastered
This is what still needs screen and plaster
This is what still needs screen and plaster
Plaster along West Yard in Mehoopany
Plaster along West Yard in Mehoopany
Looking east from West Yard
Looking east from West Yard
Dirt again!
Dirt again!
Everything plastered now dirt-ed
Everything plastered now dirt-ed
Everything dirt-ed now green!
Everything dirt-ed now green!
Green along West Yard
Green along West Yard
Meshoppen greened
Meshoppen greened
Culvert retaining wall, stone retaining wall
Culvert retaining wall, stone retaining wall
Full screen all the way to the bridge now, ready for plaster
Full screen all the way to the bridge now, ready for plaster
Low angle shot to show contours
Low angle shot to show contours
Reverse angle shot of new retaining walls and screen
Reverse angle shot of new retaining walls and screen
Note the road bridge abutment, and how the screen dies into the old rocks on the far left
Note the road bridge abutment, and how the screen dies into the old rocks on the far left
Culvert rocks in colored Celluclay
Culvert rocks in colored Celluclay
Mehoopany Creek with rocks and colored Celluclay
Mehoopany Creek with rocks and colored Celluclay
Higher view of creek and rocks
Higher view of creek and rocks
Access road
Access road
Access road view from Mehoopany West Yard
Access road view from Mehoopany West Yard
Extending the finished area towards the original layout
Extending the finished area towards the original layout
Alternate view of newly river embanked Meshoppen area
Alternate view of newly river embanked Meshoppen area
Tie in to original scenery
Tie in to original scenery
Finished scenery Stage 1 at Meshoppen from Skinner's Eddy
Finished scenery Stage 1 at Meshoppen from Skinner's Eddy
Embankment below Meshoppen
Embankment below Meshoppen
Meshoppen peninsula end view from workbench
Meshoppen peninsula end view from workbench
Trees in place!
Trees in place!
Another view of Mehoopany right hand side with a few trees
Another view of Mehoopany right hand side with a few trees
Backdrop photo with 3D scenery for the first time
Backdrop photo with 3D scenery for the first time
Attempted full backdrop shot
Attempted full backdrop shot
Meshoppen view of treed hillside.
Meshoppen view of treed hillside.
Riverbed in place!
Riverbed in place!
Riverbed panorama.
Riverbed panorama.
Peninsula end view showing wrap-around riverbed
Peninsula end view showing wrap-around riverbed
Meshoppen panorama
Meshoppen panorama
Rix road bridge segment
Rix road bridge segment
River bed in place all the way past the two track through truss bridge
River bed in place all the way past the two track through truss bridge
Road bridge close-up
Road bridge close-up
Overhead view of bridge abutment work sans bridge for clarity
Overhead view of bridge abutment work sans bridge for clarity
Underside of bridge with shoes, painted
Underside of bridge with shoes, painted
Ditch work at East & Chemical Yards
Ditch work at East & Chemical Yards
The Culvert
The Culvert
Culvert ditch base
Culvert ditch base
Pipes for the road culvert
Pipes for the road culvert
Culvert face and wing wall base
Culvert face and wing wall base
Completed culvert in place.
Completed culvert in place.
Culvert ditch ready for screen wire.
Culvert ditch ready for screen wire.
Final screen wire in place
Final screen wire in place
Track taped for protection, ready for plaster cloth
Track taped for protection, ready for plaster cloth
Ditch with plaster as well as brown Sculptamold covering.
Ditch with plaster as well as brown Sculptamold covering.
Culvert mouth with plaster and colored Sculptamold in place.
Culvert mouth with plaster and colored Sculptamold in place.
Better view of rear ditch/stream
Better view of rear ditch/stream
First segment of finished fascia attached
First segment of finished fascia attached
Track tape largely removed
Track tape largely removed
Finished fascia down to West Yard
Finished fascia down to West Yard
Overview of Meshoppen with finished riverbed and no track tape
Overview of Meshoppen with finished riverbed and no track tape
Modified scenery here at Skinner's Eddy (less rock), no tape
Modified scenery here at Skinner's Eddy (less rock), no tape
Sharp radius fascia
Sharp radius fascia
Clamp-less final fascia
Clamp-less final fascia
Styrene fascia insert, in place.
Styrene fascia insert, in place.
Gluing the Skinner's Eddy fascia
Gluing the Skinner's Eddy fascia
Close-up showing clamping and bracing used.
Close-up showing clamping and bracing used.
Port of Erin left side
Port of Erin left side
Correcting and old problem
Correcting and old problem
Port of Erin left side with finished fascia being glued in place.
Port of Erin left side with finished fascia being glued in place.
Finished fascia at Skinner's Eddy
Finished fascia at Skinner's Eddy
Gluing ceiling tiles at Mehoopany
Gluing ceiling tiles at Mehoopany
Gluing down the area adjacent to West (Charmin) Yard
Gluing down the area adjacent to West (Charmin) Yard
Most tiles glued down, gluing the tiles to the pop-up hatch.
Most tiles glued down, gluing the tiles to the pop-up hatch.
The Cider Mill Office has arrived!
The Cider Mill Office has arrived!
Cider Mill Office--alternate view
Cider Mill Office--alternate view
Cider Mill office, yet another view
Cider Mill office, yet another view
A lonely office
A lonely office
This view is from near the cut between Mehoopany and Meshoppen.
This view is from near the cut between Mehoopany and Meshoppen.
Using the hatch
Using the hatch
Open hatch.
Open hatch.
Scribing the foam
Scribing the foam
First foam filler piece
First foam filler piece
Last foam filler cut to fit (in rear)
Last foam filler cut to fit (in rear)
Gluing them together
Gluing them together
Foam glued and ceiling tile cracks filled with Sculptamold.
Foam glued and ceiling tile cracks filled with Sculptamold.
More Sculptamold used for land contouring
More Sculptamold used for land contouring
Final ground in place and all cracks filled
Final ground in place and all cracks filled
More sculpting
More sculpting
Sculpting of terrain extended towards the foreground.
Sculpting of terrain extended towards the foreground.
Opposite view.
Opposite view.
Leveled stream bed
Leveled stream bed
Removable hatch now painted and sealed.
Removable hatch now painted and sealed.
Foam transition piece with dirt
Foam transition piece with dirt
Foam transition piece with added green ground cover.
Foam transition piece with added green ground cover.
Ground cover and dirt road added next to Kintner siding at Meshoppen.
Ground cover and dirt road added next to Kintner siding at Meshoppen.
Footprint of Mehoppany plant designed.
Footprint of Mehoppany plant designed.
Cardboard mock-up in progress.   Note cars inside building.
Cardboard mock-up in progress. Note cars inside building.
Roof added to mock-up.
Roof added to mock-up.
Loading dock planning.
Loading dock planning.
Alternate view showing entire facility mock-up.
Alternate view showing entire facility mock-up.
Coffee can used as future tank stand-in.
Coffee can used as future tank stand-in.
Manufacturing section of plant.
Manufacturing section of plant.
Alternate view of shipping side of plant.
Alternate view of shipping side of plant.
Building and track purpose change
Building and track purpose change
Tank cars on newly designated sludge track.
Tank cars on newly designated sludge track.
Another view of Chemical Yard
Another view of Chemical Yard
Low angle view of shipping/warehouse and Cider Mill Office.
Low angle view of shipping/warehouse and Cider Mill Office.
Alternate low angle view of shipping and warehouse area.
Alternate low angle view of shipping and warehouse area.
Another low angle, more central view.
Another low angle, more central view.
Playing with photo angles.
Playing with photo angles.
Ballasting
Ballasting
Ballasted main line, mostly dirt on siding
Ballasted main line, mostly dirt on siding
Drainage ditches filled in at Mehoopany
Drainage ditches filled in at Mehoopany
Fish-eye view
Fish-eye view
Another view of Mehoopany overall
Another view of Mehoopany overall
Mehoopany Creek needs a bridge!
Mehoopany Creek needs a bridge!
Road bridge stub in place at Skinner's Eddy
Road bridge stub in place at Skinner's Eddy
Getting the bridge in place
Getting the bridge in place
Bridge girder in place at Mehoopany Creek
Bridge girder in place at Mehoopany Creek
Protecting the slide switch
Protecting the slide switch
Another view of the slide switch protectors
Another view of the slide switch protectors
Like I said, there were a lot of them to build!
Like I said, there were a lot of them to build!
Slide switch protectors in the Chemical Yard area
Slide switch protectors in the Chemical Yard area
Ballasting and scenic materials make a huge difference.
Ballasting and scenic materials make a huge difference.
Ballasted crossing
Ballasted crossing
West yard and the sidings up to the paving and grade crossings now ballasted.
West yard and the sidings up to the paving and grade crossings now ballasted.
Rock cut area
Rock cut area
Surface removed, foam exposed.
Surface removed, foam exposed.
I used a hot knife to take about half an inch off the foam risers.
I used a hot knife to take about half an inch off the foam risers.
Rock temporarily tried in place.
Rock temporarily tried in place.
Testing clearances.
Testing clearances.
West Yard Ballast Close-up
West Yard Ballast Close-up
Mehoopany East End
Mehoopany East End
Existing rocks at West Yard area cut blended in
Existing rocks at West Yard area cut blended in
Close up of blended rocks
Close up of blended rocks
Another view of cut
Another view of cut
Green ground cover added
Green ground cover added
Blending largely complete
Blending largely complete
Adding more trees and shrubs.
Adding more trees and shrubs.
Chemical Yard ballasted, along with main line and East Yard Ladder
Chemical Yard ballasted, along with main line and East Yard Ladder
Beginning of roads at Mehoopany
Beginning of roads at Mehoopany
Cutting out the Gator Board
Cutting out the Gator Board
Base of building
Base of building
Assembling the building
Assembling the building
Continuing the assembly
Continuing the assembly
Internal reinforcements in place
Internal reinforcements in place
Opposite view
Opposite view
New building core in place, second building footing cut out in styrene
New building core in place, second building footing cut out in styrene
Overhead of new buildings from West Yard angle
Overhead of new buildings from West Yard angle
View of new tank and newly cut out warehouse footing
View of new tank and newly cut out warehouse footing
Taken from mid-peninsula
Taken from mid-peninsula
East Yard view of complex
East Yard view of complex
One last view from the west
One last view from the west
The giant planning mess
The giant planning mess
Warehouse takes shap!
Warehouse takes shap!
Warehouse front
Warehouse front
Truck loading dock
Truck loading dock
Warehouse rear
Warehouse rear
Sunday's final result
Sunday's final result
P&G Warehouse
P&G Warehouse
Front warehouse view
Front warehouse view
Taping for brick painting
Taping for brick painting
Much painting completed
Much painting completed
Higher angle view of roof supports
Higher angle view of roof supports
Warehouse with cars inside to show where they are located
Warehouse with cars inside to show where they are located
Roof on!
Roof on!
The roof is not glued on yet, but once it is, I'll be adding corrugated metal along the top where you see white.
The roof is not glued on yet, but once it is, I'll be adding corrugated metal along the top where you see white.
Rail dock loading liners
Rail dock loading "liners"
Completed dock liner
Completed dock liner
End view
End view
Also working on the manufacturing plant building
Also working on the manufacturing plant building
Loading dock liners with doors cut out
Loading dock liners with doors cut out
One wall has no cut outs
One wall has no cut outs
Car inside, doors installed
Car inside, doors installed
Better picture, more distant view
Better picture, more distant view
Overhead view of liners before roof is installed
Overhead view of liners before roof is installed
Another overhead view
Another overhead view
Gluing the roof on
Gluing the roof on
Another upside down view showing more weights
Another upside down view showing more weights
Upside down view showing loading dock doors inside
Upside down view showing loading dock doors inside
Making a 90 degree corner
Making a 90 degree corner
Gluing up the right hand side of the plant
Gluing up the right hand side of the plant
Over head view
Over head view
Foundation glued in place
Foundation glued in place
Compare with stock piece below
Compare with stock piece below
Magnets holding glued foundation
Magnets holding glued foundation
Another wall technique
Another wall technique
Gluing up last front side of plant
Gluing up last front side of plant
Masking to paint the newly made sides
Masking to paint the newly made sides
Cutting the facade for the loading track entrances
Cutting the facade for the loading track entrances
Working on a large structure
Working on a large structure
Rear wall of structure
Rear wall of structure
Overall view on table saw of warehouse with facade
Overall view on table saw of warehouse with facade
Low angle view
Low angle view
Rear corner view
Rear corner view
Overhead view
Overhead view
Building so far in place on the layout.  It's shaping up!
Building so far in place on the layout. It's shaping up!
Front, low angle view
Front, low angle view
Overall roof shot
Overall roof shot
Future truck dock wall tried in place on plant building
Future truck dock wall tried in place on plant building
Using a compass to accurately mark the loading door locations
Using a compass to accurately mark the loading door locations
Receiving wall with Pikestuff doors in place
Receiving wall with Pikestuff doors in place
Manufacturing railroad receiving doors
Manufacturing railroad receiving doors
Doors from Walthers Medusa Cement
Doors from Walthers Medusa Cement
Before (on left) and after
Before (on left) and after
Railroad receiving doors in place
Railroad receiving doors in place
Slightly different view of railroad receiving side.
Slightly different view of railroad receiving side.
Getting ready to assemble
Getting ready to assemble
Final shot
Final shot
Stairs and railings
Stairs and railings
Truck loading dock plates
Truck loading dock plates
Openings cut for truck dock plates
Openings cut for truck dock plates
Material removed from window and door areas prior to attaching walls
Material removed from window and door areas prior to attaching walls
Railings fabricated (close up)
Railings fabricated (close up)
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Attaching manufacturing building walls
Attaching manufacturing building walls
What I'm up against!
What I'm up against!
Gluing on the other building sides
Gluing on the other building sides
Wall cap and trim details in place
Wall cap and trim details in place
Left side view of roof cap in place.
Left side view of roof cap in place.
Time to ballast the interior tracks
Time to ballast the interior tracks
Re-lay of plant pulp siding
Re-lay of plant pulp siding
One roof option
One roof option
Or, keep all the lines with right angles except at the bends
Or, keep all the lines with right angles except at the bends
Chemical Yard and straightened siding
Chemical Yard and straightened siding
Overall shot of manufacturing building
Overall shot of manufacturing building
Cider Mill Office has moved!
Cider Mill Office has moved!
Another view of relocated Cider Mill Office
Another view of relocated Cider Mill Office
Warehouse with ballasted tracks, grade crossings fixed up too.
Warehouse with ballasted tracks, grade crossings fixed up too.
Overall view of Cider Mill Office relocated
Overall view of Cider Mill Office relocated
Overall view from above West Yard
Overall view from above West Yard
Aerial view above West Yard
Aerial view above West Yard
Relocated Cider Mill Office
Relocated Cider Mill Office
Dave & I both think this location makes more sense.
Dave & I both think this location makes more sense.
Warehouse Overall from West Yard
Warehouse Overall from West Yard
Manufacturing building showing pulp track boxcars in place
Manufacturing building showing pulp track boxcars in place
Another wide angle view
Another wide angle view
Sludge Track and Cider Mill Office in new spot
Sludge Track and Cider Mill Office in new spot
Warehouse with cars inside
Warehouse with cars inside
Warehouse-Manufacturing-Tank view from West Yard
Warehouse-Manufacturing-Tank view from West Yard
Another low angle, wide angle view
Another low angle, wide angle view
View of Cider Mill Office and Manufacturing
View of Cider Mill Office and Manufacturing
Cider Mill Office and Sludge Track
Cider Mill Office and Sludge Track
Plant Roof Dividers in place
Plant Roof Dividers in place
Plant Roof Styrene--making removable panels
Plant Roof Styrene--making removable panels
WhatsNext-Kitbashing the roof details
WhatsNext-Kitbashing the roof details
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Whoops, this isn't Meshoppen!
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Mainline re-route  (Before)
Mainline re-route (Before)
Left side before view of main line re-route
Left side before view of main line re-route
Former Engine Terminal Area-before demolition
Former Engine Terminal Area-before demolition
Engine Terminal (panning right)
Engine Terminal (panning right)
Long Shot of former Hammill Yard looking north
Long Shot of former Hammill Yard looking north
Last train out of Hammill Yard
Last train out of Hammill Yard
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Last cars in yard
Last cars in yard
Removing the electrical infrastructure prior to demolition
Removing the electrical infrastructure prior to demolition
Rails removed prior to saw cuts  (South Ladder)
Rails removed prior to saw cuts (South Ladder)
No more control panels
No more control panels
Rails removed prior to saw cuts  (North Ladder)
Rails removed prior to saw cuts (North Ladder)
Weapons Of Mass Destruction!
Weapons Of Mass Destruction!
Gone baby gone!
Gone baby gone!
Looking south.
Looking south.
Kinter Milling progress
Kinter Milling progress
Kintner close-up
Kintner close-up
Old Engine terminal and underground turnback loop removed
Old Engine terminal and underground turnback loop removed
Another view of former engine terminal area
Another view of former engine terminal area
View of former engine terminal area looking south
View of former engine terminal area looking south
View towards the former North Ladder
View towards the former North Ladder
Scenery removed up to the beginning of Laceyville at ground level
Scenery removed up to the beginning of Laceyville at ground level
The Wretched Refuse
The Wretched Refuse
Some of it was even left over from previous remodels!
Some of it was even left over from previous remodels!
A dramatically different vista
A dramatically different vista
This view amazed me
This view amazed me
Different view of same gash
Different view of same gash
Back to the other aisle
Back to the other aisle
Other end of tunnel removed
Other end of tunnel removed
Aerial view of half of the former North Ladder in a new location
"Aerial" view of half of the former North Ladder in a new location
Proposed area to branch off of for the track into Towanda
Proposed area to branch off of for the track into Towanda
Proposed turnout location
Proposed turnout location
Making a mess outside now
Making a mess outside now
Close up view of new mainline segment
Close up view of new mainline segment
Segment in place--right hand side
Segment in place--right hand side
New main line sub-roadbed in place (view from the aisle near mine)
New main line sub-roadbed in place (view from the aisle near mine)
Overall view of new sweeping mainline double track curve
Overall view of new sweeping mainline double track curve
View with both portals
View with both portals
A little more spline to be removed
A little more spline to be removed
Ready for plywood and the raising of the riser
Ready for plywood and the raising of the riser
Trying the grain mill in place
Trying the grain mill in place
View of arrival/departure track pair in foreground
View of arrival/departure track pair in foreground
View looking back toward the old port of Erin area
View looking back toward the old "port of Erin" area
Lots of right hand real estate
Lots of right hand real estate
View of mill tracks and R/D tracks looking south
View of mill tracks and R/D tracks looking south
Connection to former Erin trackage
Connection to former Erin trackage
Removable hatch removed!
Removable hatch removed!
Velux window controls re-located
Velux window controls re-located
Old seam with old mesh tape removed
Old seam with old mesh tape removed
First coat of mud
First coat of mud
The beginning of an invisible seam
The beginning of an invisible seam
Spiking the Vosburg Tunnel track prior to installation of the sub-roadbed
Spiking the Vosburg Tunnel track prior to installation of the sub-roadbed
Tunnel liner end of Vosburg Tunnel track
Tunnel liner end of Vosburg Tunnel track
Vosburg Tunnel track installed!
Vosburg Tunnel track installed!
Close up view of the track just inside the tunnel.
Close up view of the track just inside the tunnel.
The importance of sufficient clamps
The importance of sufficient clamps
The final connection on the left
The final connection on the left
It's now in place:  32 feet of new Vosburg Tunnel track
It's now in place: 32 feet of new Vosburg Tunnel track
Staging Yard--empty and clean!
Staging Yard--empty and clean!
Curved Portion of Staging Yard
Curved Portion of Staging Yard
Looking the Opposite Way
Looking the Opposite Way
Mehoopany and East Yard, Sans Cars
Mehoopany and East Yard, Sans Cars
New Towanda Yard
New Towanda Yard
New Towanda Yard, Opposite View
New Towanda Yard, Opposite View
Towanda Yard Ladder
Towanda Yard Ladder
New Trackage and Old, plus Masonite Sidings
New Trackage and Old, plus Masonite Sidings
How New Tracks Tie Into the Old
How New Tracks Tie Into the Old
Laceyville Agway
Laceyville Agway
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Laceyville Agway (reverse view)
Laceyville Agway (reverse view)
Wyalusing Purina Feeds Mock-Up
Wyalusing Purina Feeds Mock-Up
Wyalusing Purina Feeds Mock-Up
Wyalusing Purina Feeds Mock-Up
Wait--what happened here?  Where's Laceyville?!!
Wait--what happened here? Where's Laceyville?!!
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First new layer: 1 foam
First new layer: 1" foam
Second Layer: 1/2 foam
Second Layer: 1/2" foam
Drawing on the joists so I know where the screws go
Drawing on the joists so I know where the screws go
Ready to apply the glue
Ready to apply the glue
Groove cut into existing foam to accept 1 foam connector
Groove cut into existing foam to accept 1" foam connector
Village planning
Village planning
Amazing construction mess
Amazing construction mess
Background hillside under construction
Background hillside under construction
Hillside in place!
Hillside in place!
Nice to be rid of that big hole!
Nice to be rid of that big hole!
Hillside almost complete
Hillside almost complete
Hillside ready for painting
Hillside ready for painting
Laceyville town view
Laceyville town view
Looking into Laceyville from Wyalusing
Looking into Laceyville from Wyalusing
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