Oak Point Yard Car Float Switches and Rapdo's New RailCrew Switch Machines

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nhhe52
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01 Nov 2017, 22:45 #11

rsullivan wrote: Thanks Mr. Ed(nhhe52) for those additional pictures of Hunts Point Station's eastside. Now I know exactly how to model the stairway crossover and descending stairs to the platform between tracks 2 & 3. I know I have to buy ten Type 3 and at least 14 Type 2 Catenary from Model Memories to match the catenary through that stretch. I have close-up pictures of the front side's small dormers, the roof overhang supports, the fancy roof edge design, and the stone moldings around the windows and doors that I will make masters of. Then I will cast enough for the model. The decorative moldings at the top of the chimneys may be made as a master and I'll cast them, or I'll make each individually. I already have the windows, doors, and finials from Scale Structures Limited, and I'm not sure how I'm going to do the decorative roof trim along the ridge. I'm going to make it as detailed and accurate as possible since it will be viewable from a few inches away. There will be an interior, but I'm not going to try and duplicate the arched roof.
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Sorry all for my redundant replies.  I was having difficulty posting from my phone.  This one should be deleted.

Ed
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rsullivan
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01 Nov 2017, 23:04 #12

If SpeedWitch agrees to publish what I send on my modeling of my Oak Point Yard and Harlem Branch as I finish the 23' x 4' mainline tracks and yard, you should see it Mr. Ed(nhhe52). That section might have some of the Rapido RailCrew Switch Machines with the RACOR 20C white/yellow kerosene lantern moving switchstands for the inner yard and car float yard leads that start on that section. I'm trying to figure out a way to connect a semaphore on the dwarf signals along the mainline and initial yard switches that were controled by S.S. 3 and S.S. 4 so the semaphore goes up to the 45 degree angle when the switch is thrown and back horizontal when it is closed. Then I'll do the 23' x 4' section that will have the car floats, locomotive service area, NYC&H RR powerhouse and NYC's yard. I have already made a compressed version of the powerhouse with one coal barge being onloaded on the river side instead of three coal barges on the westside of the powerhouse.
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nhhe52
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01 Nov 2017, 23:11 #13

Sounds great!

Ed
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nhhe52
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01 Nov 2017, 23:51 #14

rsullivan wrote: Thanks Mr. Ed(nhhe52) for those additional pictures of Hunts Point Station's eastside. Now I know exactly how to model the stairway crossover and descending stairs to the platform between tracks 2 & 3. I know I have to buy ten Type 3 and at least 14 Type 2 Catenary from Model Memories to match the catenary through that stretch. I have close-up pictures of the front side's small dormers, the roof overhang supports, the fancy roof edge design, and the stone moldings around the windows and doors that I will make masters of. Then I will cast enough for the model. The decorative moldings at the top of the chimneys may be made as a master and I'll cast them, or I'll make each individually. I already have the windows, doors, and finials from Scale Structures Limited, and I'm not sure how I'm going to do the decorative roof trim along the ridge. I'm going to make it as detailed and accurate as possible since it will be viewable from a few inches away. There will be an interior, but I'm not going to try and duplicate the arched roof.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr. member #3967
Richard:

I would love to see some images of your model of Hunts Point Station and layout.  Share some progress images.  Modelers have great imaginations, we have to. 😀
Seaport Model Works has some very nice model tugs and barge kits and the owner Bruce is a very nice guy to work with.

Ed
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rsullivan
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02 Nov 2017, 02:43 #15

Mr. Ed(nhhe52). Thanks for the tip about Seaport Model Works. I have two Walthers Railroad Tug models, and a wooden Model Shipways Taurus Tug kit. The Taurus will have the hull lengthened, a steel deckhouse, and wooden pilothouse added that match ones of the diagrams for the transfers I have. I'm going to model six of the eight car float bridges plus the wharf between the two segments. I have enough car float kits to make them 100' longer, and I have to smooth the ridges from the sides. I'll be using metal diesel handrail stanchions for the side railings on the car floats. So, I'm pretty well set for when I get to the third segment of Oak Point Yard.
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nhhe52
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02 Nov 2017, 03:03 #16

Richard:

Sounds like the layout will be amazing!

Ed
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