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Delphos yard

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:17 pm
by West End
The west end of the yard at Delphos is coming along. All AC&Y track including switches is hand laid in code 70.

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Engine 202 on the engine house lead testing things out. The tracks left to right: Cloverleaf mainline (up to the left hand switch) NKP/ACY transfer beyond it, AC&Y mainline, runaround track (switch in distance), caboose track, engine house tracks 1-3, WYE track
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Re: Delphos yard

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:54 pm
by mattwoods
Looks good Westend. Handlaid track is hardcore. Have you started your engine house or yard office yet? I'm thinking that my initial freemo module will be Vaughnsville,but I need to get out there to take some pictures of the elevator. I saw where it is still standing. So many great locations to model.

Re: Delphos yard

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:05 pm
by West End
Matt,

Here is a picture of Vaughnsville Elevator taken a few weeks ago.

http://s1151.photobucket.com/albums/o62 ... GP0825.jpg

Chris

Re: Delphos yard

Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:11 pm
by West End
I started the engine house. That is a tough subject to model. It changed in appearance a great deal over the years. You really have to start studying images to see what I mean. The yard office/agency will next followed by the coaling tower and the smaller buildings.

I think Rushmore will be my first module for the freemo, it is the only town I can't fit into my Delphos to Carey layout at home.

Re: Delphos yard

Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:25 am
by mattwoods
Chris thanks for the photo link. I look forward to watching your layout progress. I know Clever brothers used to male red insulbrick texture paper for the later versions of the yard office. Jtt makes some good texture styrene sheets, that are bigger than what evergreen offers. As for the freemo, I will try to put together a description of how I built mine. My father in law helped me, and it is like a piece of furniture. It would be nice to have a few together by the convention. Anything you want to do is fine.We just need to get a better idea of what peoples interest is, so we don't have replication. I have some half inch birch plywood ripped down to six feet by six inches that I would be willing to sell. Keep up the good work. I think this forum is all ready creating more dialogue and buzz than we had.

Re: Delphos yard

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:22 pm
by West End
Things have been progressing rather slowly but the the track is in place from 3rd street to the yard. The NKP transfer is in place as is the runaround track. The ties for the mainline have been glued into place. Tomorrow the rail will be spiked down. The wye will be last. I have a second level going in along the back wall.

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Re: Delphos yard

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:35 am
by Luke
Delphos modelers (I am one as well) might be interested in this early track arrangement and photo of the Delphos yard. The drawing shows the Clover Leaf Division terminal and the two turntables. The AC&Y (Northern Ohio) turntable was removed about 1922 if I recall and a wye later installed. There were many subsequent track arrangement changes including relocation of the gasoline-electric car shed from Copley to Delphos. These events are well documented in the Society Archive with detailed drawings. Lastly, to the lower right of the early Delphos track arrangement is a mysterious link to the Cincinnati, Findlay & Fort Wayne Railway (once part of the B&O). Little is know about this connection. How/why the CF&FtW Rwy is shown remains another riddle for the ages. REL