I recently completed a move...and there was some
damage done to the layout. To make myself feel better, I decided
to change the track arrangement for Granger. Combining some ideas
I took from the Carsten's Publications book Track Design and modeler's
license, I have opted for a "paired industries" track arrangement.
Now, Granger will be a two-part/two-sided town having both a Power Plant
and a Coal Mine. The two industries allow for loads in and empties
out. I have included a main line bypass to the rear of each industry.
I am still debating the inclusion of a tunnel in the Coal Mine portion
(at least I have ordered the tunnel portal and retaining walls from Mr.
Plaster in the Walthers 2002 World of N&Z Catalog.)
Additionally, I have purchased a digital camera - and
plan to document the changes to Granger as they happen.
Other changes have included the replacement of the existing
leg and L-Girder support table and some rewiring in preparation for the
installation of Signals from Sunrise Enterprises.
Overall, the layout is awaiting the following:
1) Final ballast installation - in the Granger Area as
well as final grooming of the ballast in Kemmerer.
2) The addition of vehicles and people - completed and
ready for placement
3) The final detail application to my car and locomotive
fleet - an invaluable reference set is the two WB Videos "Diesels on the
Union Pacific" and Diesels on the Union Pacific - the Sequel" These
productions capture the locomotives, cars, and cabeese of 1984.