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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
This Walthers kit labelled as Schell Industries Limited was put in place near Warwick. The slogan of this Woodstock industry of the 40's and 50's was "Blox Brix Mix". It also involved Schell Transport that carried the cement products around the province and morphed into the present CBM located at the same Woodstock location across Dundas Street East from Home Building Center. A Ready Mix plant is under construction to be placed to the right of the Schell plant.
Here's Cliff and Matt discussing the detailing of the fuel depot that Matt has been installing over the past couple of weeks. It involves bulk tanks, a rail tanker car unloading platform, a tank truck loading platform, the connecting pipes and a warehouse for the bulk petroleum products like barrels, etc.
|This is a closer look at Matt's fuel depot. It includes three horizontal bulk tanks connected with piping to the tanker truck loading platform. The piping seen at the bottom of the closest tank leads off to the tank car unloading platform to the left beyond the picture. The Esso tank truck is an Ulrich Kenworth metal cab and chassis purchased in the mid 60's and fitted with a scratch built tank.|
Work continued on the Wellington expansion to the right of the Zorra Cement Plant. Jim is installing a turntable at that location which, when coupled with a roundhouse, will better serve the yard already laid out to the right of this picture
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Rod put in the track, which he has never done before, for a siding and ballasted it. Trent ballasted a siding in Wellington. Ralph painted the rock wall on the branch line and Bill added figures and details at the chip stand, and along the front of Valleyview. Glen brough in a new building for the port area. Jim and I put up some fascia and tucked up the wires. This section of fascia is about an inch and a half higher than the track to prevent trains from falling to the floor.
|Trent adding ballast|
|Bill added scenery along this section|
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Then the idea came up again to add a round house and turntable to Wellington. The widest part of the aisle was chosen and a board was positioned to indicate the area to be use, so the rest of the group would have input on this extention. On Tuesday the last rock wall on the branch started taking shape.
More ground cover and ballasting went down in several areas.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The derailment is at MP 165 on the 4th Sub between Cyr and the Fish Creek Trestle (just under a mile east of the trestle). All told, six aircraft bodies were involved with three in the river. 5 of the 737 bodies suffered heavy damage while the lead most plane lost the rear truck on it's flatcar carrier This derailment is going to take a day or two yet to reopen the tracks, and even then, likely will require MRL's big hook to retrieve the three planes and flatcars that went over the bank.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Trent laid the rails to the engine terminal. Then painted the floor grey and after postioning the building, ballasted the area. Ralph finished up the hills at Oxford, and cleaned up the area.
The hills at the east end of the Lincoln tunnel were painted and grassed over by Rod.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Only a small crew came out, but a lot got done. Rod tried his hand at laying down plaster on some hills, with guidance from Ralph. Glen worked near Warwick and Jim added more detail at the mine. Ralph worked on the branch line scenery and I painted more mountains.
|Glen adds more scenery|
|Jim added more detail to the mine area|
|The Taylor Mountains|
|Ralph adds more scenery on the branch line|