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Version 5 of The CB&Q in Wyoming

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Posted by Pruitt on Friday, January 24, 2020 12:44 PM

24 January 2020

Well, I think I'm finally on track (ahem) with the track plan. I've spent some time on Option 5, and here's where it's at now:

The Wind River Canyon peninsula looks pretty complicated, but I've checked all elevations and they work out. The hidden Frannie Staging is on the lowest level of the layout. Cody is about 4 inches above that, then Thermopolis, on the main deck, is about 15" above Cody. Ten inches higher, and hidden in the peninsula, is the Lander branch, climbing towards Lander on the opposite side of the room.

It looks complicated, but it isn't that bad. The hard part was working out the elevations.

I'll be adding some elevation markers as I further refine the plan, and maybe posting some cross-section views to clarify track clearances, etc.

I think I'm going with this option. I'm a bit disappointed that I won't have Laurel yard on the NP, but I'll certainly be able to live with that.

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Posted by Doughless on Friday, January 24, 2020 1:41 PM

Make it so!

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Posted by Colorado Ray on Friday, January 24, 2020 10:51 PM

The only issue I see with Option 5 is that you have the narrow aisle right where the Casper yard crew will be working.  I'd suggest sliding Casper to the right and shortening Powder River.

Ray

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Posted by Doughless on Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:12 AM

Colorado Ray

The only issue I see with Option 5 is that you have the narrow aisle right where the Casper yard crew will be working.  I'd suggest sliding Casper to the right and shortening Powder River.

Ray

 

Actually, sliding Casper all the way to the sump pump would be the best way to fit the blobs together, but that would introduce some other problems.

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Posted by Pruitt on Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:17 AM

I had a version of the plan with Casper all the way to the right, but it made fitting other elements rather problematic.

I'm into the "tweaking" (not twerking!) phase of plan development, and I'll be adjusting the position of the blob end of the Wind River Canyon and Worland peninsulas to provide more aisle space by Casper by reducing the space at Lander a little bit (pulling the blobs slightly towards the bottom of the diagram).

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Posted by selector on Saturday, January 25, 2020 6:47 PM

Nnoo....NO TWERKING!!  PUHLEESE!! Ick!

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Posted by Pruitt on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:47 AM

28 January 2020

I've added elevation callouts for all the station locations. That should make it a bit easier to "see" the plan in 3-D.

I've also adjusted the bolb ends of the peninsulas to provide a bit more room (8 inches or so) in the aisle so the Casper operator(s) won't feel quite so squeezed.

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:23 AM

Pruitt
I've also adjusted the bolb ends of the peninsulas to provide a bit more room (8 inches or so) in the aisle so the Casper operator(s) won't feel quite so squeezed.

Hi Mark,

I'm a big guy so I am all in favour of wider aisles. When I designed my old club's layout I made the huge mistake of having the narrowest point in the aisles right where the Yard Master would be standing. If I was doing it again I would have made that part of the aisle at least two feet wider so that people could pass by the yard master without feeling squeezed. Hopefully your aisle adjustment will be sufficient to prevent operators from getting too intimate with the Yard Master as they pass by.Smile, Wink & GrinLaugh

Dave

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Posted by Pruitt on Monday, February 3, 2020 10:39 AM

3 February 2020

I just posted my latest video update:

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Posted by Pruitt on Monday, February 10, 2020 6:49 PM

10 February 2020

I've begun adding rigid foam insulation to the walls in areas where the subfloor is done. In the next week or so I'm going to try to start on the studwalls as well. Unfortunately I'm going to have to move that big pile of heavy boxes again.

Maybe by summer I'll have some actual layout updates to post (but don't hold your breath)!

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