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My new portable project layout
 
« on: Jul 26th, 2014, 2:08pm »
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QUESTION:
 
 Where can you find a combination of three junctions that form a mainline wye, locomotives of six carriers, and a normal volume of 76 trains in 24 hours (not counting extras), surrounded by parkland, with the backdrop of a city across a beautiful bay often dotted with sailboats, and where freight trains are required to fly extra flags?


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« Reply #1 on: Jul 26th, 2014, 2:11pm »
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Here's a hint.....(btw my all time fav diesel paint scheme)


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« Reply #2 on: Jul 26th, 2014, 2:23pm »
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Answer: Bayview junction/Hamilton Junction/Hamilton West, Ontario Canada, commonly just called Bayview. Located on the northwest fringe of Hamilton, Ontario, a steel city 37 miles to the west of Toronto Union Station. At Bayview Junction, Canadian National's Dundas subsdivision branches away from the Oakville Subdivision; a connecting track between the other two juctions forms a mainline wye. CN provides most of the freights, VIA Rail scheduled 26 passenger trains through here before the big cutbacks of the 1990's. CP RAIL has trackage rights on CN's Oakville Subdivision from Toronto to Hamilton Junction, where CP goes onto its own rails to reach the Hamilton Yard of its subsidiary Toronto Hamilton and Buffalo (TH & B). TH&B and PC or CONRAIL depending on era, had power come through on Buffalo-Toronto trains, and GO Transit has two Hamitlon commuter trains each weekday rush hour.
 
If you had a chance to witness this in the 70s and 80s, it was an amazing collection of equipment and colors. Ive figured out a neat way to cram much of it into a 6 X 13 space. Thanks to a famous Canadian model trains manufacturer producing the LRC in HO scale, it should be fun and inetresting project, already underway as a matter of fact.
All aboard
 
Cheers!


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« Reply #3 on: Jul 26th, 2014, 3:51pm »
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Im figuring on setting it in the mid 1970's to 1980 period. The LRC train was in operation then, you could still see TH&B paint, and GO transit still had this. did I mention the colorful schemes...anyone else besides them and ACL ever use purple?

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« Reply #4 on: Jul 26th, 2014, 5:01pm »
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Toss in a B&LE SD9 or F7 during the winter months for lease power.  
 
Very common on CN during that time frame.


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« Reply #5 on: Jul 26th, 2014, 7:41pm »
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Penn Sense,  
Sounds like a charming, interesting setting.  
Good Luck


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on Jul 26th, 2014, 7:41pm, petey wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Penn Sense,  
Sounds like a charming, interesting setting.  
Good Luck

 
I'll gladly second that......very interesting times and looking forward to seeing more.
 
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« Reply #7 on: Jul 27th, 2014, 12:57pm »
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Thanks for the encouraging words all. I never met this guy, but he sure took some great pics. here's one of those aftermentioned "interlopers" at Mimico in the sixties.
 
I live near the B&LE...makes it all the more interesting



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on Jul 26th, 2014, 3:51pm, penn_senseless wrote:       (Click here for original message)
...anyone else besides them and ACL ever use purple?

 
Auto Train. Locomotives had purple cabs and purple striping. Passenger cars had purple stripes.
 
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on Jul 27th, 2014, 5:03pm, toddsyr wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Auto Train. Locomotives had purple cabs and purple striping. Passenger cars had purple stripes.
 
Todd K Stearns

 
 
how about that, they did use purple. I think Bachmann made HO and N scale auto train models too


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I found this on the net and purchased it. Im going to do this up as a CN tempo service engine. Not quite an RS-18, but close enough. I dont have access to some of the really good stuff that Canadian modellers do, so it wil have to suffice for now. I think some manufacturer there was going to do an RS-18, but apparently the company was a total fraud and the owner from what I understand took off with alot of deposit money  , but thats a tale for another time.
 
Proceeded to take model apart and clean and lube it. it's a Model Power engine from years back made by Mehano in Yugoslavia (cheap but affordable). Ran good using analog button with my dcc controller for awhile then it stopped, with some smoking occuring from where brushes contact the motor shaft. I think I got some Labelle 108 on the part of the motor shaft that contacts the brushes. Cleaned off some black gunk from the copper contact areas of the shaft, and got it to run again with a regular analog MRC power pack. Anyone know if im right about the oil, or was my dcc unit literally cooking it? (I was careful to not let the engine just sit idling under power like instructions say with older locos).


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« Reply #11 on: Aug 18th, 2015, 8:07pm »
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Reviving this thread with a project status update:
 
CN Oakville sub mainline complete
CN Dundas sub complete
 
CP Rail Hamilton sub up next
 
Locos
 
Rapido VIA LRC
Bachmann CP Rail S4
VIA Tempo train with model power rs
CN F3's
CN GP 18
Bowser CP Rail m636 next hopefully
 
 
Pictures coming soon. This is proving to be alot of fun to operate.
 
Cheers
 
 


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