americaN FREMO - modular model railroad in N scale
americaN module layout - Lauffen 2011
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americaN module layout - Lauffen 2011
At the Lauffen meeting June 23 to 26 2011, FREMO americaN operated the biggest layout so far: more than 80 m of lenght, with a 50 m main line and two branches. There were 60 engines, 430 cars and 18 cabooses in operation. The time frame was 1975 up to now.
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This layout tour is starting from Erehwyna Yard to Moonrise Yard. After that, we walk along the branches.
Details of Second Street
First set up on the americaN layout: this slack preparation plant is part of Haslingen Steel Group (see module Haslingen Steel)
Liquid slack arrived
South King Street
View from Colorado Cement to Haslingen Steel
Haslingen Steel was at the americaN layout for the first time. It has been built to fit at European and US N scale module layouts with FREMO standards. View from west.
Tank spot for steel mill engines
Haslingen Steel is an electric arc furnace. The biggest amounts of products coming in by rail are scrap and burnt lime. Outgoing products are steel as coils, sheets and tubes, and hot slag. On this plant, metal products of other companies are continued to process, too. Therefore, there is a lot of rail traffic inside this plant.
At this side of the shop, the hot slag cars are pulled out.
Scrap is transported into the shop from the other side.
On the west side of Haslingen steel, this control panel is used.
At the east side, this new computer system is in test, and maybe will replace the old panel on the west side.
Enjoying the job as Haslingen Steel yardmaster.
A train with scrap is arriving.
On the right, scrap is transported into the shop
Detail of the scrap processing. Haslingen Steel is operated from both sides. To use all possibilities of internal and external traffic, three operators are needed.
At Haslingen Steel, the branch is meeting the main line. This starts at Sarah Creek Yard:
Sarah Creek Yard
west of Chatteris
Chatteris, with Four Oaks in the background
looking back: the grain silos of Chatteris
Passenger station of Haslingen Steel
connection to the steel plant
Hawkins, with Sand Pit Junction on the left
Sand Pit Junction
Aberdeen Industrial Park, a new module. It was operated by a yardmaster.
Details of Aberdeen Industrial Park
east side of Aberdeen Industrial Park
Detail of the scrap dealer
Diesel Service was operated for the first time, too
with illustrations of the prototype
The Gap, and Miller's Crossing
Rocky Point. Watkins, Yard Extension and Rocky Point were operated as a unit, and got a yardmaster.
Rocky Point from the east
following the main line
Fremont Branch with the connection to the main line, which is on the right.
Luketown, from the west
Luketown, view back from east
Moonrise Yard, the other fiddle yard of the main line.
Now, we are looking at the branch line from Rocky Point to Trunklaid Valley:
Oil Straight, which I saw for the first time
another new module, Dixie Hills
and Rick's Cattle, which has been in the layouts for a long time
and another new module: Topton Station
another view of Topton Station
Swift Industries, with Calahan Paper
Pacific Highway & Lennox Avenue, another new module
Detail: this side of the module is only 25 cm
and the side to the right only 15 cm, which looks really great if you are looking at eye level
Speer's Ferry, and KT Feldspar
Trunklaid Valley was the terminus of this branch line.
at the car sorting tables
more information about this great meeting:
- my video page of Lauffen 2011
- FREMO Website Lauffen 2011
- Description of the planning process for this meeting (in German language)