Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Long Time, No Post

So it's been a long while since I've posted on this blog. I'm going to leave the blog up, but I've converted to using a Facebook Page for my new efforts (not Conrail related). You can follow my modeling journey here. Since it's a page, you don't need to have a Facebook account to view, but if you wanted to interact, you would need one.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Full Circle

Long time, no post. If you were ever bored and went back in history and looked at this blog, you'll know, based off the URL, I initially had chosen to model the Harrisburg Line. I definitely was biting off more then I could chew trying to go from Harrisburg to Lebanon, especially the Harrisburg terminal area. After forays into other lines, and that beautiful plan by Bob Sprague, I'm looking at potentially returning to the Harrisburg Line, incidentally, based off a plan by Bob published in Model Railroader.

I won't embed the plan here as it is Bob's IP, so please click the link above. I basically printed out his 1/2" to foot PDF, cut it up and pasted it on the same scale printout of my basement area. Essentially, it works out pretty well. I will have to slightly adjust the lift-out and staging area somewhat since my entrance is from the the right side of the plan, not the bottom. Also, I'm going to do some modeler's license to the Rutherford area. In my timeframe, this was still a vacant field with the exception of the small Road Railer terminal. I'm thinking, for more operational interest, of putting in a 1 or 2 track yard, maybe a single spur for a "overflow" TV off spot and some of the industries that were found surrounding that area. This would give someone responsibility at Rutherford and another (or two) at Hershey plus the 1 or 2 people to run the road trains.


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