americaN FREMO - modular model railroad in N scale
americaN - Lauffen 2014
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americaN module layout - Lauffen 2014
At the Lauffen meeting October 02 to 05, 2014, FREMO americaN operated the biggest layout so far: 122 module meters!
Participants will come from Sweden and Germany, modules from Sweden and Germany.
Schematic Plan of the americaN country
This was the plan of the layout:
The detaillied version as pdf is here.
Details of Planning, all Trains, etc., you will find here
the arriving cars: full of Equipment
the modules are arriving
More modules in the hall, and some are on their legs by now
some modules have specially formed cases for transportation
A DCC dicussion. DCC was running a short time after the layout was set up.
At Oct. 03, start of first time table was at 09:00 am.
First dispartcher: Claus
Bernd operating at Sarah Creek Yard
Sarah Creek Yard, Jan and Wilfried
searching for cars to built the trains. Jürgen and Robert
Whitehall Yard. Oliver, Dirk, Bernd, guest.
Simone, switching Whitehall Yard
Chatteris (NE) in the back, with Stephan.
Yard Extension in , with Jürgen
Stehpan and Wilfried, working at Chatteris
Details of Chatteris (NE)
Four Oaks (NE)
Same day, at about 23:00: some engineers and conductors are still working...
This is the night shift...
Dispatcher Stephan + Oliver at night shift
Peter, at Calahan Paper
Lazy Creek Mine, with Robert
Watkins: Holdes for Car Cards with Waybills, one for every spot.
CSX engines at Watkins
Job descriptions for the trains pulled by CSX engines, americaN Lauffen 2014
Olle working at Chatteris, Jürgen at Yard Extension
Jürgen at Yard Extension, Wilfried at Chatteris
Paper Work at Yard Extension
Marc at 2nd Street (below),
Jan at Haslingen Steel Mill (front)
Haslingen Steel Mill, Jan sorting cars
From left to right: Elmar (at Burney Paper), Robin, Andreas, Marc
Per-Olov and Robin, at Haslingen
Elmar, switching at Burney Paper
Michael, switching at Clausen Storage
Premiere at an americaN Meeting: americaN TT
These are the first modules "on stage":
Overview of the set up
Corner, and set up of legs
from the left ...
around the corner (looking from behind)
Claus, one of the americaN TT builders, in discussion with Elmar
next Tacoma Branch module (by Peter)
moving to the right
Detail: on top of the backdrop is the place to set up te Car Cards and Data Sheets
4 tracks, on 18 cm. Module by Claus
Photo with all the surroundings, to give an impression of the size
Detail without surroundings, to give an impression of depth
Burney Paper Branch, including Florida Branch
This yard is an
- interchange yard (two tracks on the left)
- industry support (all other tracks)
Burney Yard is an "Industry Support Yard", built by Marc, according to the principles of railroad operations described in "Industry Spurs: how to coordinate Large Industries, Industry Support Yards and major Classification Yards"
This yard supports an industry railroad which is switching the Burney Paper Mill (behind), and (on this layout) the Florida branch (to the right).
To give an orientation: Burney Paper Mill got "only" 30 cars per day at this FREMO americaN meeting. The limitation was made because the layout system as a whole could not feed more than these 30 cars to this destination.
If the layout has more capacity for this paper mill, Burney mill gets more than 100 cars per day. Therefore, such an industry support yard is essential to operate the mill.
Burney Paper Mill, detail
Burney Paper Mill, overview
View from Burney Yard towards Florida Branch
Florida Chemicals, other spots
Homestead, other side
Group photo, left to right: Manfred, Jan, Bernd, Robert, Elmar, Stephan, Olle, Oliver, Marc, Robin, Andreas, Claus, Peter, Per-Olov, Dirk, Jürgen, Wilfried and Michael.
Photo by Bernd (c) 2014, published with permission
Story of Planning americaN Lauffen 2014
Here you get the detailled report of the planning process for this layout, and the operational concept.
Videos von americaN Lauffen 2014
CSX Through Freight from Parkwater Yard to Moonrise Yard
Live Video of switching a local freight at Chatteris, Nebraska (americaN).
Passenger Train from Erehwyna Yard via Haslingen Steel to Sarah Creek Yard
have a look at the other Sites about this meeting:
- americaN Lauffen 2014 WebSite at www:FREMO-net.eu, by Bernd
- americaN Lauffen 2014 by Andreas