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  • 4 weeks later...

In the last few days I extended the layoutframe to the place of the passing station. Pictures will follow soon.

I'm wondering if you could help me. I'm looking for another small steam engine for the G&D Sorethroat branch.

So could you tell me the length of the Bachmann Alco 2-6-0 and the older Bachmann 2-6-0?

 

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  • 4 months later...

Hello,

 

It's been quite a while since my last post. With only a bit more of a month until my housemove and change of job. I started to tear down my G&D Sorethroat branch layout.

But I will built a new one. Because my new layout room is smaller in size. It is roughly 4x3 meters. So I planned a new one. These time the Sorethroat branch runs from the fiddle uphill.

I will reuse my bought Piko and Atlas track for the fiddle yard. On the visible part I will handlay the track and for the turnouts I will use Fast Track templates and turnout jig.

The end of the line is located over the fiddle yard.

 

The lower part of the layout.

 

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The upper part

 

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Hello, it's been some time since my last update on my G&D plan. Due to the housemove last year I had to scrap the beginnings of my Sorethroat Branchline Mk2 layout. I was only able to start tracklaying in the fiddle yard. But now with some time gone I started on planing the new version. The new layout should be a homage to John Allens layout. But with less space,  I don't want to copy his layout. So I set my layout further north. So in the Northern Californian or Oregon area. My room is roughly 4x4 meters. And the intended layout is placed over my current british N scale modular layout.

The Sorethroat branchline connects with the G&D network at Little Divide (my Fiddle Yard) and climbs the mountains towards Porkbelly, from there the line declines to Sorethroat the end of the G&D branch. At Porkbelly there is a short line which serves the small community of Achingback and some logging and mining camps along the line. From Sorethroat there is a short line connecting with Weber Point (a future small fiddle yard). These connections will allow for continues run if needed.

At Sorethroat I plan to fit a small Sawmill, a Coal and Fuel Merchant, a small Powerstation, an larger manufacturing plant against the wall, and some smaller businesses, which are rail served. There is also an engine terminal.

The Line to Achingback see some lumber and ore traffic, and some occasional goods traffic.

And the short line to Weber Point will bring in some perishabel traffic (that my reefers got someting to do)

My engine roster haven't changed much. I own a 4-4-0 (Mehano/IHC), two 2-6-0 (Mehano/IHC; Bachmann Alco), one 0-6-0 Camelback (Mantua), one 2-6-6-2 Articulated (Mantua), two 2-8-0 (Frateschi/Model Power; Roundhouse by Athearn), one 0-4-0 Dockside Tank (Mehano/IHC) and since last year an 0-4-0 with sloped tender (Rivarossi, I changed the mechanisem against a Mehano 0-4-0 from another Dockside tank). The Rivarossi 0-4-0 is planned for the Weber Point Short Line.

Here is the trackplan. The Fiddle Yard will be about 6 inches below Achingback.

 

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Hello,

 

I did some thinking about the trackplan and I wasn't happy with it. In 1992 September Issue of Modelrailroader, there was a trackplan for a proposed layout in a small room called Spokane, Pasco & Wallace. Since I saw these trackplan in the 90s I tried to plan a layout based on these plan. Over the years these plan was stored in the backs of my brain, but during the last weeks it reemerged. ^_^

So I got back to the drawingboard (in my case Anyrail). I changed the overall layout of the plan to the settings of my layout room and the N gauge layout beyond the H0 layout. At the terminals I added some tracks and at the Harbour I added a Motive Power depot. And I will incooperate an interchange between the harbour (Little Divide) and the Porkbelly station. The layout got a runaround connection, for times when I wil show the layout to visitors, running in of rolling stock and for relaxation. During the last two weeks I altered the shelf above my N gauge Fiddle Yard and over the weekend I transfered the trackplan for Sorethroat and today I placed some rolling stock and buildings from the previous layout on the new one.

 

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The green stuff is impact sound insulation, I bought these becaus Cascade Rail supplies stopped trading, and I can't get hold of Homasote roadbed. I've some of it stored but I think these is just enough for the tracks between the stations.

 

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I made some progress on the layout. I installed some additional bracing, and I started withe the roadbed. I put in some raisers to rise the line to the future minig and logging area, and lowerd the line to Sowbelly. Because the Mine is diffuclt to reach, and the circumstances that the turnout to it  sits above a joint I decided to use a Atlas Code 100 turnout and some Piko Code 100 Flextrack for the track on the logging/mining line. My first plan was lay almost all the track by hand, except for the curved turnout at Sowbelly and the turnout and crossing which run to the ferry slip at Little Divide. But due to the height restrictions I decided to use ready to use track at these remote area. For the station areas I plan to use the green fibre insulation boards. Here I will glue down the ties before the boards are glued down to the layout so that I could lay and arrange the easily. The rails will then be spiked down when the boards are glued in place. maybe with the helf of a homemade jig to get the distance from the edge of the ties to the rail.

 

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At these end the bracing won't reach to the board, so that I can lower the area of the future line running over the liftout section towards Little Divide.

 

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Yesterday I glued some ties and three of my four Fasttracks Quickstick Ties for the turnouts on the first station board and laid some of my turnouts that I salvaged from the old layout temporarely in place.

 

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I continued with the gluing down wood ties and laid some of the tracks in the engine shed area. Because I'm using the Atlas turntable I used Flextrack in these area.

 

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Hello,

 

since my last post I continued with laying the track on the seconde fibre board. I had choosen to to these on my workbench, because it is easier for me to do there, than when it is in its final possition. And I think I will continue these method on the rest of the layout. Now I think almost 95% of the track at Sorethroat is laid. Most of it is handlaid, with the exceptions at the engine facility one siding at the background and the lines leading to Sorethroat. For the logging branch I used leftover flextracks from Piko A Gleis, and a Atlas code 100 turnout. The other tracks are laid with Peco code 83 flextrack. Next step is installing the feeder wires.

Here you can see the result.

 

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Since my last update I installed the turnout actuators, and soldered in the feeder and bus wires. Now I only had to solder the wires for the frog polarity to the turnoutfrogs.

Today I was able to run the first train at Sorethroat, which I will share with you.

 

 

I hope you enjoy the film.

 

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During the summer I build a Kitwood Hill turntable. Since they aren't offering their H0 turntable anymore, I modiefied a 0n30 turntable to H0.

 

 

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