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Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« on: December 07, 2013, 04:11:08 pm »
Hi,

As I have a thread for my WPR layout I thought I'd start a new one for my BAR layout. Those that have followed by previous layouts will know I scratchbuild or convert a lot of my BAR stock and I have more to do.

This will be my main layout and take sup most of the shed space.



Along one side will be the fiddle yard, although I plan to make it more like a switching yard like this.

http://users.silcon.com/~lgoss/baroak.htm





The two top tracks will be through running and the rest will be for the lower bottom track which will go through most of the small industries I plan to add.

Although the boards have been down since I moved into the shed earlier in the year I have only just fixed them into place today. The backdrop has been painted light blue. Tomorrow I plan to get the top fibreboard in place and make a start to track laying.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013, 04:51:25 pm »
I am so looking forward to following your progress Alex  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2013, 05:19:19 pm »
Cheers John,

I've no track plan. I just make it up as I'm going along, but I know what I want to include.

This'll come as a surprise to both of us.... :D

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 09:28:16 pm »
Nice collection of stock, Alex :thumbsup:
I'll be interested to see how you disguise/hide the 90 degree curves :hmmm:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 10:49:55 pm »
Tunnels and densely wooded inclines.

As it was quite mild tonight I've glued down the top layer of fibreboards. Track laying next. Maybe tomorrow.

Going to sell off some excess stock at weekend. Mainly Baltimore and Ohio stuff, but some other odds and sods. Need the pennies to buy new stock.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 07:53:35 am »
looking forward to seeing this progress.

Great selecting stock too, love the GP7's  :D

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 09:45:33 am »


Going to sell off some excess stock at weekend. Mainly Baltimore and Ohio stuff

Alex  :wave:

Bang goes Lawrence's Christmas :laugh:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 11:46:05 am »
Tunnels and densely wooded inclines.

As it was quite mild tonight I've glued down the top layer of fibreboards. Track laying next. Maybe tomorrow.

Going to sell off some excess stock at weekend. Mainly Baltimore and Ohio stuff, but some other odds and sods. Need the pennies to buy new stock.

Alex  :wave:

You have my number Alex  :D

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013, 08:15:01 pm »
Hi  Alex  :wave:   

Looking forward to  this layout  developing more   :claphappy:   hope the weather stops mild  so things can progress   :thumbsup:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2013, 08:54:00 pm »
I've had a rethink on my fiddle yard and I can now squeeze in extra storage tracks.

As the length of the wall are about 13ft I can get two separate storage yards. The gap is for a lift out section, that I've still to cut and fit.



The track closest to the wall will be a straight roundy - roundy circuit for my preservation special. The next track down is the West bound track with three storage yards.





The bottom track next to the board edge is the East bound track with another three storage yards. So I can run three trains at the same time and store six more in the yards.

Around to the first end wall there will be a storage siding for the BAR wrecker and an engine shed for one of my 2-8-0 Consolidation steamers.



There will be some extra storage sidings at the various industries down the opposite wall. Need to get some more points.

Before you mention the danger of trains dropping off the front edge there will be a 3 inch perspex strip along the board edge to stop them falling off.

Alex  :wave:
« Last Edit: December 11, 2013, 08:56:41 pm by Alex »

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2013, 09:10:26 pm »
 :hmmm:
13ft - 2 long fiddle yards
 :envy: :envy:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2013, 09:56:38 pm »
Yeah, I could but I like to run different trains and I have 7 BAR engines.

Alex  :wave:

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2013, 10:13:26 pm »
Sorry, Alex, but I meant you have a 13ft length split into 2 fiddle yards (each of 3 roads) - hence the envy button.

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2013, 04:05:27 pm »
This is great Alex,

  I'm looking forward to watching this thread, the BAR is a lovely road, although I'm more of a Maine Central kinda guy (always loved the North East being 1/2 Nova Scotian)

More fiddle yards the better I think, and as long as possible, you can have nice long trains of 40' cars behind those geeps

Graham

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Re: Bangor and Aroostook (BAR) layout
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2013, 05:53:05 pm »
Hi,

The longest siding is 4ft and will hold an engine and 12 freight cars. The shortest is 3ft and will take an engine and 8 freight cars. Should be enough to play with.

Alex  :wave:

 

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