How many model the NE?

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  1. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

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    Just curious, after reading fifer's post. How many model the busy NE Corridor? or the Windsor-Ottawa-Montreal corridor?

    Thanks
  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    I model the Northeast, northern NJ and southern NY on my frrelanced JGL, and the Hudson River area on the NYC. I will be using about 4 feet of the 4 track Pennsy NE corridor trackage to hide my freelanced lines exit to staging in another room. I just ordered the catenary from Model Memories and must find a way to solve the problem of the tracks and wires running into the backdrop. I welcome any suggestions!

    Gary
  3. Tileguy

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    I just ordered the catenary from Model Memories and must find a way to solve the problem of the tracks and wires running into the backdrop. I welcome any suggestions!

    Gary, I believe its easier to get a sense of what you are doing if you toss up a photo of the area........... Just a thought. ;)
    Youve always been a pretty creative guy but there are times when many imaginations can be better than 1.
    Ive been guilty of being blind of the obvious in the past in my own situations and its like someone hitting a light switch when they say well Duh,why not just do this!! :D
  4. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Tileguy, I guess timing is everything! I just built up this mockup to get an idea how things will look this morning. I just placed the locos for perspective. I'll keep the NYC electric where it belongs! There will be a brick bldg. on the far side of the tracks, from the backdrop on towards the left. There will also be a bldg on the near side of the tracks to the left, so the left side doesn't present much of a problem. Buy as you can see, there is an awfully wide right of way heading into the backdrop at an angle. The NE trackage will be on a cut stone wall. I like the way the JGL main looks going under the Pennsy track. I'm planing on installing a leg for the catenary bridge on the near side right at the backdrop, and asking my wife to paint the bridge on the backdrop, and gluing the wires to the painted bridge. It won't be terribly deceiving, but hopefully it won't draw attention. I know my photos won't include it!

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  5. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    How far NE? I have been modeling the railroads of Western Pa.
    Pennsy, PC, CR, B&O, NYC, P&LE
  6. grumbeast

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    and I'm even further North East that that. Modelling the CN / CP in Maritime Canada (can't get further east unless you're modelling Narrow Gauge in Newfoundland!

    Graham
  7. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    The Wiscasset Bucksport & Schoodic Point is just a touch down the road from theyah, yessah, but far enough it'd take a days walk at least t' get theyah.

    Narrow gauge in Newfoundland.........................hmmmmmmmm
  8. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    Well, my layout is of the Orangeville branch, it ran north from Streetsville.
    Course I am doing 1900.
  9. wjstix

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    I model northeast Minnesota, does that count?? :confused: ;)