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Extension to the PRR Bellevue Sub Branchline
« on: January 27, 2017, 04:30:44 PM »
I have a approximately 30' x 12' layout of a fictitious branch line of the PRR Bellevue Sub. It has a single mainline in a folded dog bone that you can walk into the center of the layout. I just started a 1' x 10' extension on the front of the layout to service Pennsy's LCL loads and trailers on their TrucTrain flat cars. The time frame is the late 1940's-mid 1950's.

This is a picture of the extension area. Please pardon the mess. I have already added the extension wiring and cabling that is just hanging loose now. Today I bought the wood for the job and cut to size the 4 outside pieces.

   
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Re: Extension to the PRR Bellevue Sub Branchline
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 04:36:02 PM »
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Welcome to the forum.  It's great to see another layout in the expansion mode.  I look forward to following your progress and seeing more of your layout.
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Re: Extension to the PRR Bellevue Sub Branchline
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 05:35:32 PM »
Welcome to the forum Curt. :) 8) Have fun working on that extension.

Stay cool and run steam........ 8) 8)

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Re: Extension to the PRR Bellevue Sub Branchline
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 07:10:52 PM »
Welcome to the forum Curt

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Re: Extension to the PRR Bellevue Sub Branchline
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2017, 07:35:31 PM »
Welcome!
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Re: Extension to the PRR Bellevue Sub Branchline
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2017, 10:55:48 AM »
Thank you for the warm welcome. Since I won't be doing any modeling today I have a picture of a coaling trestle I made a couple of years ago. Since this picture was taken I have added a heating oil component to the business. Of course the oil has to come in by tank car. The piers are actually "N" scale and worked perfectly for the project.

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Re: Extension to the PRR Bellevue Sub Branchline
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2017, 11:06:24 AM »
Welcome, Curt.  Looks like a nice layout.

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Re: Extension to the PRR Bellevue Sub Branchline
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2017, 03:57:57 PM »
Nice work Curt!


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Re: Extension to the PRR Bellevue Sub Branchline
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 09:19:07 AM »
Welcome Curt.....keep those pictures coming.  ;D
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Re: Extension to the PRR Bellevue Sub Branchline
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2017, 03:15:31 PM »
Thanks everyone. Today I had to go to plan B because of the rainy weather here. I had wanted to finish the framing but instead I installed the #5 PECO Insulfrog T/O (the size and type I use for everything). Before installation I solder jumpers and paint the rails (latex rust color). When I solder it in place, I only solder the far side of the joiner so I never solder the actual T/O.

After it was installed I checked it with a level and ran a loco back and forth without issue. This was also a test of my expansion of the electrical and DCC system.

Here is a picture of the complete Hillcrest Coal and Heating Oil facility.

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Re: Extension to the PRR Bellevue Sub Branchline
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2017, 08:25:55 AM »
Thanks everyone. Today I had to go to plan B because of the rainy weather here. I had wanted to finish the framing but instead I installed the #5 PECO Insulfrog T/O (the size and type I use for everything). Before installation I solder jumpers and paint the rails (latex rust color). When I solder it in place, I only solder the far side of the joiner so I never solder the actual T/O.

After it was installed I checked it with a level and ran a loco back and forth without issue. This was also a test of my expansion of the electrical and DCC system.

Here is a picture of the complete Hillcrest Coal and Heating Oil facility.

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Keep up the good work, and as they say a layout is never finished!! Keep the pictures coming.

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Re: Extension to the PRR Bellevue Sub Branchline
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2017, 09:58:06 AM »
Thanks Bill.
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Re: Extension to the PRR Bellevue Sub Branchline
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2017, 01:36:49 PM »
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Looks good!
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Re: Extension to the PRR Bellevue Sub Branchline
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2017, 02:51:30 PM »
Thanks John.

I completed the framing today but need my son's help to mount it. Probably tomorrow. I will post a pic when it's mounted. Instead I a have a picture of a passenger station I put in last month (not normally a passenger guy).

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Re: Extension to the PRR Bellevue Sub Branchline
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2017, 05:05:43 PM »
Curt,

Neat layout. Thanks for sharing it with us though the forum.

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