A little interchange action

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  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I added that line in my signature about the interchange between the Penn Central and my feelanced road a while ago but here's the first time I've shown it in action.

    A Penn Central SD9 running a local pulls gons loaded with scap metal (automobiles chopped up by Sal's car shredder) from the auto salvage yard...

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    The PC local arrives at Williams Yard and prepares to drop off the gons on the interchange track....

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  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Once the local has departed, Kings Port & Western Geep #707 rolls in to couple up with the gondolas....

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  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    ...and takes them away to their eventual destination, a Basic Oxygen Furnace at Kings Port Steel.

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  5. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Nice operation, there, Ralph. I like that big pile of tires in the scrapyard (got any N scale mosquitoes breeding in there?) ;) and the multiple-track crossing is particularily nice. I know how much work is involved when there are turnouts in the pavement.:thumb: :thumb:

    Wayne
  6. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    Looks great Ralph. I like that loaded semi in there.

    Loren
  7. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    Great stuff. Anything dealing with operations is a winner with me!:)

    Do you use magnets for uncoupling, or picks?
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    SWEET pics Ralph!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I also like that loaded flatbed with the scrap cars, thats my fav :-D
  9. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    SWEET LOCOS!!!!,i love the KP&W's paint scheme! now how bout some pics of the BOF at kings port steel for the steel mill modelers like me and certain others here....:D --josh
  10. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    Lookin good Ralph. Nice layout.. I really like your interchange theme..
  11. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Ralph, i echo Mark and everyone else, GREAT SHOTS!:up: and your interchange theme was a NICE touch:up: :mrgreen:-Deano
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I'm a hands on kind of brakeman and use the bamboo skewer picks Gary. :)
    I still have some horn hook couplers and use a three sided mini file which works great as an uncoupling tool with those old style things.

    Bigsteel, While I do have some scratchbuilt buildings to suggest a steel mill complex I don't have a BOF and simply drop the scrap gons at a small yard near the mill, letting my imagination complete the later moves. I don't seem to have many photos of that area any more but here's one. The yard that accepts scrap is behind that brick building and in front of the blast furnace towers. When I first created the scene I really hadn't thought much about realistic steel mill operations but maybe some day will revise it if possible.

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  13. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

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    Ralph, N?

    I always had the impression you were an HO modeler. You know I'm a PC fan and always liked your work. If it's N, I like it even more.

    Keep up the good work.

    Mark
  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Oh I didn't catch that comment about N scale mosquitos....No, Its HO.
    Ralph
  15. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    very cool steel mill,even if its not switched like a part of the layout :-( LOL.all great pics though :thumb: --josh
  16. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    That's Great Ralph. Great Photo's.:mrgreen: