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This is at the other end of Cheyenne just out of town on the west side. This is the west Cheyenne industrial area with a Plains Building Products, Wyoming State liquor warehouse, Puma Steel supply, and Systems Piping, and City Coal and Ice (without tracks yet). The Speer wye is on the right edge with the Denver track heading south back toward the edge of the Cheyenne yard as a "hidden" track, and the west leg out of the wye is the Harriman Cutoff Track #3 that bypass Sherman Hill summit. Tracks 1 and 2 along the wall head up to the summit. The wide spot next to the wall is Granite, the rock quarry. Dale is at the end,and then the tracks 1 and 2 drop back down into Laramie starting on the end cap in the center. Medicine Bow is in the center of the next bench under the left edge of the Mezzanine, and the main helix is attached temporarily into the middle of what will be Hanna with the coal mines.
Capture Date: Oct 29, 2013 08:56 AMViews: 642

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A better view of the Speer wye and the 3 tracks leading up Sherman Hill. Sherman hill is actually a 20 mile wide pass, really just a route up and over the Rockies. When you are up there it just looks like high rolling plains with mountains north and south, but many miles away. It is 8013 feet high (1957 location of the highest tracks). In the foreground, the 11 turnouts (one pair out of view to the lower left) that make the 5 crossovers and one diverging track (to the Stock Yard) are faithful to the real Tower A, and we don't have a Tower A building Yet. Any volunteers to scratch build it? Goodness knows we don't have time. I have all the pictures you need if you would like to do it for us. It would be on the near side of the tracks at about the end of that 4 foot wide piece of cork.
Capture Date: Oct 29, 2013 08:56 AMViews: 728

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Lenny Oct 31, 2013 05:17 PM
We found an Overland brass model of Tower A. Superb. FULL interior. It all needs to be painted. And then there's the modeling of all the pipe linked together to make the mechanical linkages from the tower to the turnouts.
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Looking east from about Tower A Interlocking tower toward the coal tower and the Passenger House, which is about 1/3 of the round house. The Freight House will be on the other side, but will be cut away in the middle to reveal the interior (and to reach the turntable to operate it). The approach to Ogden is on the lower level. the row of white dots is the bottoms of the Sperry Mills elevators seen in a much earlier picture.
Capture Date: Oct 29, 2013 08:56 AMViews: 732

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This is looking back towards Cheyenne from just past the 7 turnouts making the crossovers and one junction at Dale, aka Dale Junction. The bunch of wires at the right is the back of the Dale Tortoise panel to operate those turnouts. The Sherman summit is near the very large beam at the left with the backdrop bending around it (almost). The twin tunnel, #1 at Hermosa is on the very right in the incomplete scenery. Eventually we will do all 10 tunnels between Cheyenne and Ogden, but many are in Utah. We have reached #1 and #2 and #3, Aspen and Altamont, respectiverly. #3, #4, #5, and #6 are in but not sceniced over. The rest are yet to be built and will be on the 3 remaining benches not yet built. There is an aisle under Tracks 1 and 2 on a shelf hung between the wall and the first bench. I added this shelf to make the bench wide enough for #3 to swing "far" to the south around the summit. Note that the Harriman Cutoff, #3 does not rise as high in elevation as do #1 and #2.
Capture Date: Oct 29, 2013 09:26 AMViews: 720

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another view showing the Hermosa Tunnel, a double bore job with separate portals, but with one number. There are 2 other similar double bores running side by side with single numbers, both in Utah, #8 and #9, both listed on at least one UP listing as being at Devil's Slide, Utah. I call them probably not too prototypically, Taggart and Mountain Green, east to west, for the communities near each. They are less than a mile apart on the prototype. but I get way ahead of myself. Suffice it to say, we will have all 10.
Capture Date: Oct 29, 2013 09:27 AMViews: 716

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This is down the aisle that operators stand on to work the lower level coming back from the helix. Standing on that aisle, west is still to the left, just like it is on the upper aisle. That means if your train is running away from the camera you are probably facing you so it is going west toward Ogden to your left. When you fallow it back down this aisle, presumably you will turn around and west will still be to your left. On the upper level aisles to either side to work the upper bench, the same left is west rule holds. Notice that if you follow a train around up and down bearing to the left in this picture you will go past Sherman Hill into Cheyenne to the right or east. Note also that lower level and upper level operators cannot see each other. That is the beauty of the floor space hogging mushroom design. All Wyoming Division aisles are a full 41 inches wide except for staging which is 39 inches, but no one but the 2 or 3 operators are allowed in there, and they do not move in and out of it.
Capture Date: Oct 29, 2013 09:28 AMViews: 720

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A better view to compare the upper level risered aisle and the lower level aisle on the concrete floor. Both will be eventually carpeted, and I wish I could do so now, because I have two full rolls of carpet in dark gray that are just laying there in the way. But with benches to build and soldering and welding to do.....
Capture Date: Oct 29, 2013 09:28 AMViews: 689

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this is the Echo aisle under the Sherman Hill shelf. It seems more narrow because of the pinch points of the two roof and Mezzanine support posts, but you can walk straight by each post without turning. But you do have to pause if you pass someone there. The Echo has a small 17 foot long 2 track yard, a 2 track main line with a center siding, the coal dock track and freight house stub tracks in line, and the track at the edge of the bench is the track down to a hidden track just under the bench top to Park City Utah. The Park City Junction is at the far end of the yard and Devil's Slide geological phenomenon will be running (on the wrong side of the tracks just 4-5 feet beyond were the solid top for the yard starts. The Park City track runs on the edge here before starting its descent just to the right of the photo around the end cap.
Capture Date: Oct 29, 2013 09:29 AMViews: 708

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Here we see the Park City track rapidly descending down to its shelf on the far side of the end cap. The Ideal Cement Plant, of the old Red Devil brand, is in the center of the end cap. The tracks are in for the bulk loading (3 on the left) and the 2 delivery and sack loading on the right. The buildings are nearly built, but since they are not in shows we are more interested in ops than scenery. You can also see car card pockets and a switch panel to govern the turnouts. Again most main line turnouts are easily reached from the aisle, so Caboose Hobbies ground throws are used predominantly.
Capture Date: Oct 29, 2013 09:29 AMViews: 684

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This shows the terrain east of Echo (remember left is west) at the approximate location of Tunnel #7 at Castle Rock, Utah (go ahead do a Google maps of it, sucker). The Park City Branch is the hidden track at the bottom about 4 1/5 inches under the bench at this point. Park city is at the bulge in the bench in the distance in this picture. This branch makes one train to operate out of Ogden to Echo to switch it and Ideal Cement, and on to Park City, where...(con't on the next pic)
Capture Date: Oct 29, 2013 09:30 AMViews: 695

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(cont from last picture)...there is a small turntable to turn the locomotive in the bench bulge, and a 2 track yard to switch. There is a mostly coal marshaled there from further south at the mine I don't know the name of (Park City is Allen's baby, and I am really happy he talked into having it).
Capture Date: Oct 29, 2013 09:30 AMViews: 687

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Just past and over Park City is Curvo, Utah, the overpass seen here and just behind it the two tunnels #5 and #6 bored at different times years apart and at different elevations. We have the west portal in place for the lower one, and the others are cast,but not fixed in place.
Capture Date: Oct 29, 2013 09:30 AMViews: 672

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This is the Evanston, Wyoming round house and turntable, so the Wyoming-Utah border is just to the left. Wasatch Tunnel #4 is just to the left also in Utah very close to the Curvo Tunnels. The yellow sign on the fascia is a compass map with east to the, which way??...that's right, class, "right," and west to the left. Curvo Overpass and Echo are pointed out as being west and Aspen and Altamont Tunnels are right. Usually such signs point to places that are to be switched, but this is out in the boonies on the Utah/Wyoming border.
Capture Date: Oct 29, 2013 09:30 AMViews: 689

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Evanston yard with Card Pockets, throttle holsters, UP-4 plugins for throttles,and a map of the area. The Aspen and Altamont tunnel west portals can be seen in the distance. This is the highest point of the layout on the other side of the long "bowl" of Wyoming, with Sherman Hill forming the other rim of the bowl. You can't see the elevation changes of the spline roadbed here, because the yards are all level on a sheet of plywood, but the spline shows up just past the yard.
Capture Date: Oct 29, 2013 09:30 AMViews: 675

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The map of Evanston yard on the fascia, made from screen shots of sections of the 3rdPlanIt drawn track plan. There is no easy way to print different sections of the track plan that does not require a lot of trial and error and paper. And there is no provision that works built into the program to output in any format but the proprietary .3pi format. I guess it is the best track program, but in my opinion, compared AutoCad or AutoSketch, it is pretty sad. The building is the Depot with freight house/dock in one building.
Capture Date: Oct 29, 2013 09:31 AMViews: 707

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