New Member znd layout photos FINALLY!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by JorgeC, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. JorgeC

    JorgeC Member

    Hello:wave: ,

    My name is Jorge, I live in New Jersey and I'm an engineer for the Susquehanna Railroad.
    I have been reading the posts for awhile and finally decided to join. Here are pics of my 12' long by 18" wide layout that is currently under construction. I model New York carfloat railroads. I use to work for the New York Cross Harbor Railroad and the layout is a freelanced version but set in The Bronx where I use to live. I hope you enjoy them! Thanks to prodigy2k7:thumb: I was able to resize my pics. I hope everybody enjoys the pics.

    Here is a little history of my model railroad...

    [FONT=Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The Bronx Union Terminal is a mid 70's short line operating out of The Bronx and Manhattan New York. The Bronx Union also operates the ex Delaware Lackawanna & Western Harlem Transfer Co. and the ex Erie Railroad 28th Street yard.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Connections are made with Conrail (CR) at Greenville NJ, via the Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal (BEDT) and with the BEDT at Pidgeon St, Long Island City Queens and Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, the NewYork Dock Railway (NYD) at Fulton and Atlantic terminals,Brooklyn.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The majority of customers are small industrial companies (printing, plastics, coalyard, etc.) as well as a heavy flour milling operation sending shipments off line to dealers nationwide. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Although the line is not truly prosperous, it is making money and has an outstanding engine service facility with a maintenance crew devoted to rebuilding and maintenance with tender loving care. This is attested to by the pioneer diesel CNJ 1000, which is now under Bronx Union ownership and is now in top shape after 51 years of service.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]With its small but dedicated staff of employees, the Bronx Union tends to reflect the sense of optimism found in its headquarters city of The Bronx New York as to a solid future in providing high quality service to its clients as well as presenting rail service in a favorable light to more people.[/FONT]

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  2. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

    hello, sup! nice looking layout.
  3. JorgeC

    JorgeC Member

    Here is the second set of pics.

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  4. JorgeC

    JorgeC Member

    Here are the last three. I hope everybody likes them!

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  5. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Hello Jorge and welcome. Looks like you are off to a good start. I like that beautiful brass loco.
  6. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    very nice pics
  7. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Whoooooooo- A brass diesel, whoooooo, nice!

    P.S. What is that funny thing after that ramp??? Is it a track stencil by any chance?
  8. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    very nice lookin layout,looks like you dont need our help! :D and i also have the same question as madhatter,what is that funny ramp it a fiddle yard?
  9. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Nice!!! Wow that diesel is great looking!!!
  10. JorgeC

    JorgeC Member

    New Member and layout photos FINALLY!

    Hello:wave: ,

    The ramp is a carfloat apron and the red thing is the beginings of a carfloat(barge). Around New York harbor cars were interchanged between railroads on carfloats. The apron is basically a bridge that ties the carfloat to the shore. Train crews then would then shove cars onto the carfloat. I'm glad everybody enjoyed the pics! i will post more as construction progresses.


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  11. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    oooh,i see it now.i should have guessed that.i guess the years are catchin up to me :D
  12. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Looking good! I think modeling a harbor operation with car floats are a great way to provide some staging for a switching layout when you don't have room for a huge layout. Of course it also makes a nice layout even if you have the room, but prefer to model a car float operation!
  13. scottcn

    scottcn Member

    My first thought on reading this was "What do you mean the line isn't really prosperous - that's a fine-looking solid gold locomotive sitting on the rails!" ;)

    - Scott
  14. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Glad you were able to get pics posted Jorge! I'm looking forward to seeing more about that car float!
  15. JorgeC

    JorgeC Member

    New Member and layout photos FINALLY!

    Hello Everybody :wave: ,

    Russ your absolutely right about staging in a small space. The cars come onto and off the layout via the carfloat just like the land locked Brooklyn terminal railroads. The carfloats sit on what is now a shelf under the layout, but that shelf will eventually become a second carfloat terminal, probably Erie's 28th Street yard in Manhattan. I just got in the mail today, the apron for the second float bridge that is going to be used there. I won it on E-bay a couple of days ago. Scott you caught my little joke:D . The Bronx Union says that so big railroads dont take it over. Ralph, I'm very glad because I was about to delete my membership to this forum, but thanks to prodigy2k7, I was able to post my pics. I've posted a clearer pic of the apron. I'll have more pics this week as I'm going to do some work on it this week.

    Have fun,


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