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Dual gauge waterfront layout plan

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Dual gauge waterfront layout plan
Posted by jrbarney on Friday, July 11, 2003 1:24 PM
Circa 1994-5 I saw a plan in a book of plans for a dual gauge waterfront layout.
It was an inverted U or W shaped, around the walls point-to-point layout that had both standard and narrow gauge trackage patterned after the WW&F - MC configuration at Wiscasset, Maine. It included wharf tracks similar to the WW&F setup, a compact steam engine yard and an interchange track at the depot on the
right side. As I recall, the left side of the inverted U included another yard and possibly another waterfront area. There may have been hidden loop return tracks, but if so, that has faded from my memory. It is not in any of the currently available Kalmbach publications. And, no, it was not the Atlantic Air Line plan shown in 101 Track Plans for Model Railroaders Does anyone remember
what book this plan is in ?
"Time flies like an arrow - fruit flies like a banana." "In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria." --German proverb
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Dual gauge waterfront layout plan
Posted by jrbarney on Friday, July 11, 2003 1:24 PM
Circa 1994-5 I saw a plan in a book of plans for a dual gauge waterfront layout.
It was an inverted U or W shaped, around the walls point-to-point layout that had both standard and narrow gauge trackage patterned after the WW&F - MC configuration at Wiscasset, Maine. It included wharf tracks similar to the WW&F setup, a compact steam engine yard and an interchange track at the depot on the
right side. As I recall, the left side of the inverted U included another yard and possibly another waterfront area. There may have been hidden loop return tracks, but if so, that has faded from my memory. It is not in any of the currently available Kalmbach publications. And, no, it was not the Atlantic Air Line plan shown in 101 Track Plans for Model Railroaders Does anyone remember
what book this plan is in ?
"Time flies like an arrow - fruit flies like a banana." "In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria." --German proverb
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 14, 2003 8:23 PM
I'm not sure if this will help you or not. In 1990 I went to my pulic library and found they had almost every book on model railroading you could ever want. If they didn't have it and it was in the card catalog, they would get it from another library. It's an idea. That way if you find it then you can buy it at the horry shop, or copy the layout and not have to buy the whole book just for one layout. Good luck.
Have a groovy day
Bob
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 14, 2003 8:23 PM
I'm not sure if this will help you or not. In 1990 I went to my pulic library and found they had almost every book on model railroading you could ever want. If they didn't have it and it was in the card catalog, they would get it from another library. It's an idea. That way if you find it then you can buy it at the horry shop, or copy the layout and not have to buy the whole book just for one layout. Good luck.
Have a groovy day
Bob
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Posted by jrbarney on Monday, July 14, 2003 8:51 PM
Bob, what you suggest is exactly what I plan to do, if someone can identify the book
that has the plan. I've had good luck with the local public library, using inter-library
loans for railroad books that they don't have. Thanks for the tip, it's a good one for anyone in a similar situation.
"Time flies like an arrow - fruit flies like a banana." "In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria." --German proverb
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Posted by jrbarney on Monday, July 14, 2003 8:51 PM
Bob, what you suggest is exactly what I plan to do, if someone can identify the book
that has the plan. I've had good luck with the local public library, using inter-library
loans for railroad books that they don't have. Thanks for the tip, it's a good one for anyone in a similar situation.
"Time flies like an arrow - fruit flies like a banana." "In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria." --German proverb
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 4:09 PM
J R,
Your very welcome, I hope it helps.
Bob
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 4:09 PM
J R,
Your very welcome, I hope it helps.
Bob

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