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Author Topic: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout  (Read 11588 times)

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2013, 08:15:59 pm »
Hi,

I was out in the shed tonight and the bottom storage yard has been put together and temporary wired to check for any defects. All works ok and all the points function correctly.

I got out all my BAR stock and have five trains that I can run. Lengths vary from 6 freight cars to 12. I'll take some piccies tomorrow.

I thought I had more stock than what I actually have. Have to check my spreadsheets at the weekend.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2013, 09:54:50 pm »
Not enough stock eh?   You know what that means :)

Graham

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2013, 10:11:03 pm »
Hi  Alex   :wave:   

Good you  got  everything  tested  &  it's working  fine   :claphappy:

Playing with a good rake of cars is always good  my aim  for  Xmas is to have something running on  my  layout as its  covered with books  &   part built projects at the moment tidy up   vac  &  clean  the track   &  hopefully  have a coupls of trains runnnig rakes  of freight & passenger cars Xmas day   :D


Then after  Xmas  a  rebuild  &  planning  for the new year  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2013, 10:49:06 pm »
Always need rolling stock. Keeping an eye on a few on Ebay, also spotted another BAR diesel.

What I would like is a BL-2 engine.
http://www.thegilbertgallery.org/For%20Sale%20Pages/for_sale_N_files/HH-Brown-RI-Diesel-428-left.jpg

It would get a repaint, obviously. :D

I'm testing as I go Nick. Learnt that mistake before.  :'(

You'll have to post some piccies of your layout/s.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2013, 10:56:14 pm »
Hi,

Just won a load of points on Ebay over the past few days. 26 for an average of 2.90 each. 16 l/h and 10 r/h. That should be enough to keep me going for a while.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2013, 11:25:15 pm »
That's a great bargain! Nice one.

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2013, 04:19:42 pm »
Hi,

Both fiddle yards have been built and work has started on the inclines for the preservation track. An extra set of lights have been installed under the WPR layout at the left hand side.

 





My BAR wrecker train will have its own siding at the top of the layout. Just off to the right will be a single engine shed for the engine, a 2-80 Consolidation.



Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2013, 08:09:17 pm »
Hi,

Both fiddle yards have been built and work has started on the inclines for the preservation track. An extra set of lights have been installed under the WPR layout at the left hand side.

I spent the afternoon planning out the wood and fixtures required for a baseboard, so it's encouraging to see someone else's good work in a more advanced stage. :thumbsup:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2013, 08:47:03 pm »
Hi Pete,

Thanks. This will be layout number 6 and I've not really done much to it over the past few months. I've been working on my WPR layout quite a bit lately. This layout sits above the BAR layout.

Hopefully I'll get some more done over the next few days.

All the best with your layout.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2013, 09:34:38 pm »
Hi   Alex  :wave:

Lots of room for long  trains  &  fiddlying   ;)   

How long  is the incline  &  how  high out of interest  ?

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2013, 10:49:35 pm »
Hi Nick,

The incline climbs to 2" and is about 3 1/2 - 4ft long. I have a shorter curved incline on my WPR layout and all my engines can handle it with long trains.

The inclines will be fully tested before anything is fixed into place.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2013, 11:07:23 pm »
Hi  Alex   :wave:

Cheers for the info     .............  yes i  agree  exhaustive testing needs to be done on  inclines before it's fixed  finally  :thumbsup:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2013, 11:18:26 pm »
There's someone else on the forum who's testing inclines, and I'll have to do the same. My layout demands a 1-in-50 incline, and some have said that this is borderline for steam locos in N, while others seem to have no problems at all with it. I'll be interested in knowing how you get on with it.

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2014, 08:55:49 pm »
Hi,

Not been able to get out to the shed today so I started a single stall engine house for one of my BAR 2-8-0's.



Hopefully I'll get it finished by the end of the weekend.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2014, 09:15:46 pm »
Hi  Alex    :wave:,

Looking good   :)   did you use plasticard sheet  ?  &   who   made the windows  /door   ?   

 

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