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americaN - Lauffen 2016
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americaN module layout - Lauffen 2016
The 2016 FREMO americaN Lauffen layout was a huge one, too. The meeting was Mai 05th to 08th, 2015, participants came from Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and South Tirol (Italy).
Stehan an Oliver did a fine job as layout and traffic workload planner. And the result was a good one, thank you.
It was a super meeting, feedback from all participants was excellent.
Oliver proudly presents where to go:
Start of operations: presentation of layout and jobs of this railroad model, the americaN Lauffen 2016
And if you were entering the balcony, you could see the panorama:
this job is the same as in reality. What the dispatcher does? He keeps the railroad moving. In a safe way!
Note: Dispatcher cannot see anything of the operating session: this is like the prototype!
well, just normally, he does not. But what happens if thee are some jobs to deliver?
Haslingen Steel Mill
Haslingen Yard Switcher
2nd Street Branch
Staging: Rest of World
Railroad cars are moving across the country. Or layout is limited. Therefore, we nee the Rest of World, our staging yards.
and the following photo is just the center of the photo above
Chatteris + Four Oaks
More photos of Chatteris and Four Oaks are at:
Florida Branch (Lenox Ave. + Escondido Row)
Helikopter flight over Layout:
Main Line from Centralia to Moonrise Yard
- the staging yard at the end of the track is Centralia.
- then: MoPac Bridge (= the green "S")
Whitehall is in the foreground
South King Junction behind Whitehall turntable:
- to the left: Chatteris Branch
- strait on: Main Line
To the left into Ocala Yard, the right track is the through track (and to the Ocala passenger station, at the crossing)
Out of Ocala.
Emeryville. The track to the left leads to 2nd Street Branch
Tracks strait on: Main Line
Track on the right: is going down, towards Emeryville commercial district
entering the Gauntlet Bridge (Gauntlet = 2 parallel tracks without switch, built to minimize cost of the bridge. Have a look at Gauntlet in Wikipedia.)
the Gauntlet Bridge.
After the bridge, the tracks are diverting:
- to the left: to Rocky Point Branch
- strait on: Main Line
Main Line, out of tunnel, towards Two Trestles
Hazeltine Lap Siding
towards Haslingen Steel Mill
First time at a meeting: the new mock up of the Steel Converter building
still Sabilasville Curve. Moonrise Yard (= staging yard) in background.
Chatteris Branch Line
Whitehall Yard is the starting point of Chatteris Branch Line.
South King Junction:
- Main Line to the right,
- Chatteris Branch Line to the left
Sand Pit Junction
Four Oaks, with Chatteris behind.
Chatteris, view from End of Branch
Emeryville Commercial Area
Emeryville Commercial Area, with connecting track to Emeryville Interchange in front
2nd Street Branch
At Emeryville Junction, the 2nd Street Branch has its connection to Rest of World
2nd Street, view from other side
2nd Street Crossing (foreground) viewed from 90 degrees, , with Clausen Storage behind
Cars are crossing at Clausen Storage, then to the left: Calahan Paper and Jock'n Meldrum
Jock'n Meldrum, from other side
Overview: 2nd Street Branch
Rocky Point Branch
At Emeryville, the train has to take the left track to move on the left side over Gauntlet Bridge, and then into the left tunnel.
Out of tunnel and towards Boonford Interchange
Rocky Point, Interchange Track in front
Rocky Point passenger station
Sarah Creek, staging yard
Ocala Branch Line
At Ocala, the cars for Ocala Branch Line are classified, and maybe stored
Main Line in foreground, with Ocala passenger station
At Whitehall, Florida Branch begins
Climate changes: a little bit warmer
and a look a little bit closer: tree, not rattle snake
Property for sale, someone interested?
Begin of Escondido Row
End of Lenox Ave.
from left, behind modules: Peter, Bernd, Jürgen, Per-Olov, Dirk, Melinda, Elmar, Hagen, Alexander, Claus, Dieter, Stephan, Marc, Simone, Michael P., Wilfried, Naomi, Andreas, Michael H., Oliver and Jan.
in front of modules: Manuel, Jan, Imelda and Leander
Photo und (c) 2016: Bernd Schneider; published with permission
to be continued