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Under building sidings in city industrial areas

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Under building sidings in city industrial areas
Posted by NVSRR on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:26 AM

I need help.   Once i get back from the psychiatrist office....

what i am workingnon is a siding under a building.  The building over hangs the siding.  It is one of walthers older low relief buildings.  What i have been searching for is the type of siding that looks like it is just rails in dirt with no ties. Commonly found in such situation in city industrial areas. Bing and google are no help as usual.  Despite numerous search terms.  Also used the methos of looking up city industrial lines like NY cross harbor. And BEDT looking for the pic or two inhopes that clicking it will lead to numerous others.  No luck. I have seen them i. The past but now that i am searching,  i cannt seam to locate any.  

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Posted by mbinsewi on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:48 AM

Here's a link to some NYC cross harbor pictures:

http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/indloco/nychtracks.html

And here's a link to a MRR forum thread that has some interesting links in it:

http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/13/t/208062.aspx

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Posted by doctorwayne on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:25 AM

NVSRR
...what i am workingnon is a siding under a building. The building over hangs the siding. It is one of walthers older low relief buildings....

Is the siding serving the overhanging building, or just passing by as it goes to another customer?

The structure shown below is a combination of two Walthers American Hardware kits, spliced together to create a larger factory.  To make it look a little-less like its source, I altered some of the wall panels to create a covered, yet still open, loading dock...

NVSRR
...What i have been searching for is the type of siding that looks like it is just rails in dirt with no ties. Commonly found in such situation in city industrial areas....

You should be able to achieve that "rails-in-dirt-and-weeds" look simply by ballasting with dirt and weeds instead of ballast, adding enough to at least cover the ties.  The siding shown above will be getting that treatment...eventually.

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Posted by NVSRR on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:38 AM

It will be serving said building.     Going for a look of the track having been there for multiple decades since the steam days.  I loke to get reference pics first. In the process, always find interesting details and such that get over looked

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Posted by wjstix on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 3:57 PM

I assume your building is the Walthers Heritage Furniture Background Building?

https://www.factorydirecttrains.com/images/products/display/3164.PNG

For me it seems like searching for 'railroad yard tracks' came up with more info than say 'railroad freight siding'.

This little video is kinda neat:

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/railroad-tracks-and-industrial-train-yard-stock-video-footage/167713636

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:10 PM

Some views here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kheelcenter/albums/72157663707114067/page1

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kheelcenter/albums/72157665750224128

I simply build up scenery material (dirt mixed with some ballast) until it just covers the ties. Keep an old truck handy to roll along the rails to keep the flangeways clear.

When set add some weeds and grass. 

 Chem_pave-tar2 by Edmund, on Flickr

(haven't gotten around to the weeds yet)

Good Luck, Ed

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