Hedley Junction
#31
Nice track plan! What is the overall size?
Mike

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#32
Tyson Rayles Wrote:Nice track plan! What is the overall size?

About 15ft x 11ft for this part. Maximum benchwork depth is 24". The other room is slightly larger.


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#33
During the last club meeting, we discussed about reworking the grain elevator area. We had kept provision for a small yard lead extension and decided to finally built it. While checking old and recent pictures of the prototype, we decided to have a double-track unloading bay. For this purpose, we simplified the track work a little bit.

***EDIT*** While measuring the structure and its original 4 unloading bays, I found out it could unload 16 x 40' grain boxcars at the same time! It's going to take a lot of bocars to feed this monster!

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The grain elevator itself is quite huge and one of the biggest still in service in Canada. The original part was built circa 1905 and was similar in look and proportion to Parry Sound/Depot Harbor elevator on the shore of Superior Lake in Ontario (both built at the same time and at the ends of a connecting main line).

The actual elevator is 1 860 feet long (566 m) and is composed of 4 rows of bins. The original part, still standing, is 630 ft long (6'-4" in HO). It's this building I will be reproducing at scale with PVC 2" tubings (for vaccuum).

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#34
Matt,Nice plan! I like it.

Your plan does remind me of a isolated CP branch that required a car float to reach-this was in Trains Magazine(Railfan?) several years ago..I remember it because it was a unique operation with a FM H24-66.
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#35
Brakie Wrote:Matt,Nice plan! I like it.

Your plan does remind me of a isolated CP branch that required a car float to reach-this was in Trains Magazine(Railfan?) several years ago..I remember it because it was a unique operation with a FM H24-66.

Thanks Brakie! This area needed a real improvement.

Are you talking about the Kootenay area? That's a very interesting operation. I remember a guy was mdeolling it in HO. FM H24-66 is a really interesting beast. Ugliness makes them even cuter!

Barge are always an interesting point of interchange.

Matt
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#36
Matt,

I follow since 6 months your progress. really interesting! I would like to see the overall plan altogether since your layout seems to be divided in two parts. I really appreciate the St-Paul st. station. Was it there in 1957?
What is your operation aim? Is it only shanting in Quebec area? No staging seems restrictive since you won't be able to "send" trains out of town. Anyway, you're doing the best part: making selective compression of the real thing.

Yvan
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#37
Matt,The CP barge operation was the one that served a island by barge from Slocan City..IIRC it was the Kalso sub or something like that..I do remember the H24-66 since I thought it odd such a large engine would be ship by barge.
Larry
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#38
Larry, I think that the locos used were H-16-44s, the "Baby" Trainmasters.
Tetters is modelling the carfloat operation, and there are a few pictures HERE.

Wayne
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#39
Wayne,I'm sure it was a H24-66 but,its been several years since I read that article so, maybe it was H16-44.

I do know it was a unique operation that lasted into the 80s.
Larry
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#40
caribou Wrote:Matt,

I follow since 6 months your progress. really interesting! I would like to see the overall plan altogether since your layout seems to be divided in two parts. I really appreciate the St-Paul st. station. Was it there in 1957?
What is your operation aim? Is it only shanting in Quebec area? No staging seems restrictive since you won't be able to "send" trains out of town. Anyway, you're doing the best part: making selective compression of the real thing.

Yvan

Thanks Yvan!

I will assemble a layout plan with both part. Yes, St. Paul St. Station was in operation in 1957 (it closed down in March 1959). In it's place, they built the new Central Post Office that is now Telus Building in front of Palace Station.

The aim is to have a good representation of Quebec City operation in the steam era. To my knowledge, nobody in Quebec really tried to model this area who is full of potential. Another aim is to have a good share of QRL&PCo cars in a believable environment. Probably one of the strangest rail oddity that survived through the 50s in Canada. And, for sure, lots of CNR and CPR in their glorious green/gold and grey/maroon scheme.

The track plan varied a lot during the last years and it took us a long time to go back to the harbour original theme. At this point, we are trying to complete the Wolfe's Cove/Bunge Grain Elevator Area. When it will be complete, we will rebuilt the Hedley-Junction and St.Paul St. Station room.

The layout is strictly shunting/switching between Limoilou Yard/Quebec Harbour & Wolfe's Cove throught Sillery. Staging is done with the car drawers under the benchwork. The barge, a stand-in for the real Leonard ferry that existed before Quebec Bridge was completed works as a interchange point for trains from New England, Maritimes and the South Shore. At St. Paul Street, there's another interchange with CPR (Montreal). The last interchange is Limoilou Yard itself, trains there have destination such as Lake St. John and the old Transcontinental National (grain trains from Winnipeg). Do we always follow this strictly? No at all!!! But you're right, someday, we will have to do something about staging. The furnace room dividing the two parts would be the best place... without the furnace!

Matt
Proudly modelling Quebec Railway Light & Power Company since 1997.

Hedley-Junction Club Layout: http://www.hedley-junction.blogspot.com/

Erie 149th Street Harlem Station http://www.harlem-station.blogspot.com/
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#41
doctorwayne Wrote:Larry, I think that the locos used were H-16-44s, the "Baby" Trainmasters.
Tetters is modelling the carfloat operation, and there are a few pictures HERE.

Wayne

Yep! That one! Bayby Trainmasters are quite a sight...

Matt
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#42
Either the H16 or H16-44 was a impressive sight on that car float.I seen in the link photos they used a Geep as well.

I wish I still had that magazine because its now bugging me. Confusedhock:
Larry
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#43
Yesterday, we rebuilt the Bassin Louise area. Larger radius turnouts were used and yard capacity is now 50% over the previous version. Curves are also smoother so no more issues with some rolling stock and locomotives. The grain elevator sidings can now handle 14 grain cars. I love it when a plan comes together!

The grain elevator is also being rebuilt, using vacuum 2" pipes.

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Matt
Proudly modelling Quebec Railway Light & Power Company since 1997.

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Erie 149th Street Harlem Station http://www.harlem-station.blogspot.com/
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#44
Matt-

That really is looking good, nice a smoooooth.... I am not a big fan of having yards on curves, but understand that they are often necessary. Keep us posted on your progress, it is really looking neat!
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#45
mountaingoatgreg Wrote:Matt-

That really is looking good, nice a smoooooth.... I am not a big fan of having yards on curves, but understand that they are often necessary. Keep us posted on your progress, it is really looking neat!

If I could trade one of our 2 curved yards I would! Icon_lol

Matt
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