Dawson Creek Subdivision - British Columbia Railway - H0
#46
Hi there,
thanks for the kind comments about my layout....There´s not much to report,I made some Loco programming and testrunning.
I made two short videos running a short trains with a consist of two Atlas Dash 8-40B with factory installed sound. First video is on the upper level on top of the helix with the farm in the background.
https://youtu.be/Z7r5ruwGP7w

The second video is on the lower level in the small village called Cold Creek just in front of Lukes Gas Station to the left
https://youtu.be/t8pBzy_tbw0

During my sessions I found out that I have to add two turnouts in the Dawson Creek yard as a runaround...This will be changed,soon...and the other thing is the change of the location of the yard for the lower level.It will be no more on a shelf around the corner with another liftout piece of wood.Instead it will be part of the sundance siding and will sit between the wall and main with 3 tracks...one for departure and two for arrival...Here´s my Anyrail plan for that...
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And first tests laying down some track...I`ll cut the wood for the three yardtracks and install it in three pieces...the longest track is as long as the longest yard track on the upper level. So this seems to be the last change for now....maybe one idea I have for the upper level but that´s another story and not worth to talk about...
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So that´s for now....you may think I´m crazy and you may be right....but that´s okay for me.... :dumb1: :dumb1: :dumb1: :dumb1:

Cheers and have a nice weekend,

Chris.
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#47
Hi there,
so finally I made some progress on my layout and all the new trackwork is done and tested. As you´ve seen in my last post I reworked the siding on my lower level and added three staging tracks to it. I installed BluePoint switches and installed them on my bench.That was a lot easier than crawling under the layout and wire all the switches etc. I have only done the connections to the buswire under the bench. Big Grin
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After that I installed the piece of plywood on my benchwork,glued the korkroadbed and installed the track and turnouts. Made the connections and tested the trackwork.All worked fine and I could run some trains....So I´ll call it done for now.
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Next step was to change the tracklayout on the Canfor planer mill around the corner. I wasn´t happy with the woodchip loading track next to the millbuildings and the loading tracks for lumber are far away from the buildings. I decided to remove one track and flip the other tracks. Now I have the woodchiploader farthest away from the mill to the front of the layout, next will be one of the tracks for loading lumber ending under a shed and the last track also for loading lumber. The shed will be scratchbuild with a concrete ramp inside. There will be a lot of lumber stacks around the buildings and under the shed,the track next to the mill will be on streetlevel and filled with concrete,the rest of the ground will be earth and fine gravel. I´ll remove the blue foam and install some 10mm plywood. 2mm kork will be glued to the plywood and track will be glued on top of the kork.
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Entering the mill from the new build Sundance Siding.The track in front will simulate the mainline to Chetwynd.It´s long enough for two engines.I´ll add a rounded piece of plywood in the corner...
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I hope to get some time to buy the plywood this week and install it here.....for now I´ll cal it done.The track is wired and tested and some switching could be done on the mill....

Last part of the update is only changing some buildings at Dawson Creek West....I wasn´t really happy with my decision to add the large Silocomplex in the middle of that section. Instead of that I´ll go with to Walthers Silos (still one to build) and some smaller structures to the left of it....First is a before picture,the second is how it will look now.
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I like the new look much more....So let me know what you think about my changes.Any ideas,tips and comments are very appreciated.

Thanks for looking,
Cheers,Chris
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#48
Hi there,

here´s a short update on my layout.I´m back into structure building or better scratchbuilding and kitbashing. First I started on the additional structures for my G.E.R.N. Industries complex. The loading shed is made from styrene and some Pikestuffparts glued onto the white plastic.I´ll add a corrugated metal roof and two walkways with ladders and some more little details...Behind the shed I added an addition to the elevator house from made from leftover metalsiding. I found some pictues online showing the prototype version of a similar structure....Still a lot to do on this strutures.
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The second structure I started with was for Wright Food Service Ltd. It will be scratchbuild from styrene sheet. The truckramp is also also scratchbuild...have to add the front and roof....also still a lot of work to do.....Wink
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More progress will,soon....

Cheers,Chris
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#49
The only thing that I might change if possible is this curved turnout.
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It makes a slight S curve, if you changed it to a straight right hand the spur closest to the edge of the layout would come straight into the switch and make a smoother turn. Looking good either way though :tada:
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#50
You have been making great progress. The track and structure arrangement looks great at the mill.
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#51
Hi there,
thanks.....
I made some progress on two of my current projects. First one is Wreughts Food Service LTD. I added the additional buildings. I´ll add another structure to the roof of the bigger structure with the truckramp.I´ll also build a base for the structures to rise them to tracklevel...
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The other project is my G.E.R.N. Industries complex. Worked on the millbuilding and changed one wall,added a roof extension.The walls for the extension are scratchbuild from styrene sheet....

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More progress will follow soon. I will paint the Mill complex Tamiya Desert Yellow and add some weathering later.Doors and windows will be painted green matching the G.E.R.N. logo and the metal sidings will be painted a metal color.......
Wright´s will be painted a light grey,white roof on the building with the tracks and fine ballast for the other flat roofs. Doors and windows will be painted blue...So that´s my plan for the next time....more progress on those structures, adding a blue sky to the backdrop,painting trackwork etc.....

Thanks for looking,

Cheers,Chris
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#52
Hi,

after I had some small op sessions during the last few weeks I found out that the new part on the lower level with the grade and the bridge is a bit to steep....so I made a redo of this part and also widened the curve so it will work much better for longer cars....I´ll insert the bridge later after some more testing of the trackwork.....First pictures shows the old track with a template in front of it as a comparsion.
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Second one with the ne track layed out and the bridge behind the new track....
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The second update is the last big project on the layout...It´s for the Planer Mill scene on the upper level just in front of the entrance into Dawson Creek Yard. First I have planed to build the Mill on the back of the layout with the main in front of it. But it was a bad solution for a good reach for uncoupling and switching....so I thought about a change of the scene and moved the mill to the front and the main to the back.
Here is my drawing made with Anyrail:
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I ripped off the old track and roadbed and started the new trackwork. All the cork is glued down now and track is layed down. I have to wire the tunrouts and install the Bluepoints and will be ready with the last big wood and trackwork...I have to buy three more sheets of 3mm plywood for the backdrop and have to mount it....I´ll start to paint it light blue soon and I think this will change the whole look of the wooden empire Wink
Here are the pictures of the work I made. The Walthers Sawmill will be kitbashed for the Northwestern Wood Preservers planer mill and the other structures will be scratchbuild.
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The two tracks with the boxcars will be inside the millbuilding. There will be no problem with reaching over the buildings and I´ll leave the backside of the building open....More progress with some trains running will be follow,soon.

Thanks for looking.Any comments and tips are very welcome.

Cheers,Chris
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#53
Your industries are looking good and you progress at a steady pace.

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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#54
Hi there,
Matt,thank you for your kind words. So following the steady pace on my layout I finished the trackwork at Dawson Creek. I added two more tunrouts and got a runaround for the industries behind the yard.
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This will make switching the elevators easier and I can also use this track to run the RDC straight to the station.
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Leaving the turnout to the right this is the spur to Northwestern Wood Preservers planer mill. In this picture you´ll see the wigwam woodchipburner still in place but this track will get a small change. There will be no woodchip loading track but a track for tankcar unloading for the mill. The mill get paint and other liquid in tankcars for manufacturing plywood...I also started with the first buildings for the mill. The large warehouse is made of two pikestuff kits with foundations made from sheet, the other large structure is made from styrene sheet. There will be two other smaller buildings, a tankcar unloading platform and the Walthers log loading crane.
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foundation for the large warehouse.
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warehouse started and large millbuilding behind it
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More progress with the other buildings will follow,soon. Weather here is rainy so there will be some time for modelrailroad...

thanks for looking,
Cheers,Chris
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#55
Great job on the warehouse Chris. The foundation really make a big difference in the appearance of the kit. How big is the building in scale HO feet?
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#56
Hi,
Stephen, I have to do some math for the dimensions. The long side is 76 cm so in HO it´s about 66 m.......216ft. It´s 26 cm wide, HO 22.62 m ....74ft.
Thanks for the kind comment about the warehouse....more progress will follow soon. I´m thinking about leaving the backside to the isle open and adding some interior with lights and a lot of busy details...

regards,Chris
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#57
Wow! I wish I could have a building that size on my ISL. You will have an impressive scene with it in place.
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#58
Good proportions on that warehouse. It's fun when a model can live up to the prototype size.

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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#59
Hi,
thank you for the kind words about my building.This mill area will be a large complex but they are covering huge areas on the prototype sometimes so why not do the same on the layout....I hope to get the next structures up,soon.....

Regards,Chris
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#60
Hello

I do not post often, however I do check in regularly on your progress
It is an extensive and great layout

Well done :tada:
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