Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Ian's Purespring Watercress Gn15 Update

Ian's Gn15 layout, Purespring Watercress, will be on display at the 2018 National Narrow Gauge Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The dates for the convention are September 5 - 8, 2018.

More information about the convention can be found at the following...

Photo by Ian Holmes 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Gn15 Wescott Rwy Update 02

Work on my Gn15 display layout is infrequent, but I am slowly making progress. Here are a few progress photos...

I am working to finish the structure first, then moving on to the bridge build.

Tom Conboy

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Small Layout Track Plan - Valley Minerals

Valley Minerals is based on a dolomitic lime facility located in Desloge, Missouri. Dolomitic limestone (Dolag) is mined and processed at this location and is used in steelmaking. Railroad tracks enter the facility, but I believe it no longer uses rail service for receiving or shipping.

Here is a link with more information about Dolag...

Several possibilities exist for operating this layout. Use the back track for shipping bagged lime. Use the middle spur (3 silos) to load covered hoppers or tank cars for shipping slurry. The front track can serve as a runaround or a spot to offload LPG at the tanks.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Wescott Mine and Mill Railway - First Run

Wired and fired up!

Tram loco made from a modified HO scale Model Power Hustler and some dropside wagons from Shapeways.