Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
The railings on the Proto 2000 models are very fine, and appear to be to scale. So why would I want go through the trouble of replacing them with etched parts?
This crop of 0937 taken by Ed Ozog shows the end railing matches that of the Proto 2000 model. The lower portion of the railing curves back up and attaches to the pilot above the uncoupling levers.
This arrangement was only used on the first 10 (0931-0940) New Haven DEY-3 locomotives.
On the remaining locomotives, the railing continues straight, with a right angle turn to attach to the pilot just above the step. This is visible on this crop of 0994, photographer unknown.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Work has kept me pretty busy, and I haven't really gotten any more done on the S-1.
So here's a video at work, running from about mile 3.5, or the Hartford Bloomfield border just south of the cattle chute, across Cottage Grove Rd, and then along Savin Rd. past the Roger Sherman switch to about mile 4.5.
A beautiful October day on the railroad.
Here's a link in case the video doesn't show in the mobile version: https://youtu.be/WuKANfu04nE
And here's a track chart of the line:
Monday, October 18, 2021
A new tool. The packaging was impressive enough to do an unboxing:
Friday, October 15, 2021
While at work I get the chance to do a lot of rail fanning. That is, I get to study the rail and track.
Along Savin St. is a switch for a side track, currently not in use, but still called the Roger Sherman switch/track for a former industry. I will be (semi) handlaying a turnout soon, and also installing the two turnouts for the bulk tracks. So I decided to take some reference photos to prepare for the project.It's a left-hand switch, and there are many things we can document and learn. To start, there are two throwbars (actually, one spreader bar and one throwbar if my terminology is correct).
Head Width: 2-16/32" vs 2-6/8"Rail Height: 4-3/4" for bothBase Width: 5" vs 4-3/4"