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2) Assuming I did a 10-20% enlargment, could I just increase the distance between forms a corresponding amount and still maintain a proper looking boat. 3) Would be interested in any other STRIP BUILT hulls anyone could suggest, but I think the Ocean Pointer is too big. Before you alter the shape of the boat, contact the JBS's owner Aaron Porter at WB and ask him what he thinks the effect would be of having the larger heavier motor you contemplate.
I've enlarged plans on a copy machine for the purpose of making half models but not for changing the dimensions of a full size boat. One design I know of, the Dyer Glamour Girl, has been lengthened from 16 to 20 feet by spacing the aft three stations farther apart by a foot plus. I feel sure the boat could tolerate this increased motor as-is but would like a slightly larger boat in any case. My 30hp E-rude 2 stroke is an electric start motor, with no starter, and pulls on the first pull, ever since 1985. If you like the JBS but just want x% more room space the stations x% further apart (where x<10).
Phil Bolger has a similar strip planked launch in two sizes, the longer one is the 21' Fisherman's skiff. I have also decided to place a small center console like that of the West Point Skiff in the center and place the battery in that to keep more weight forward. As I mentioned, I am in the early stages of construction and there will undoubtedly be changes made as I build, but I thought this might be some food for thought.
Hull bottom is Petit Easypoxy in Burgundy, above bootstripe is Interlux Perfection in Mauritius blue, with a lot of filling and sanding.
Otto generously gave me permission to reproduce the Van Gelder track plan and a photograph in this Gallery.
A simple capstan operation pulls the car to the Car Elevator, where it is lowered to ground level. The loco at D then comes out to the main, reverses, couples to the car at C and pushes it onto the Elevator, then uncouples and returns to D.
Cleverly using a single car to represent an endless parade of ore cars, the Van Smelter Werken line is continuously busy, making it an excellent layout for exhibition and train show use!
Some track has been added to the Van Gelder Zonen layout, bringing the dimensions to 60×50 cm.
A hidden fiddle siding and loco siding behind the scenes provide opportunities for an amazingly wide variety of operations on this tiny layout. While the traverser is hidden, it can be slid to the rear, and cars loaded with complete welded structures can be brought out to the interchange track when the doors are opened again. A little thought will show a variety of additional operating themes that can be worked out on this very flexible micro switcher!
Pete’s Pallets (above) is a well-known industrial micro layout from Australia, created by Pete Heininger. With Pete’s permission, I thought it might be fun to take this basic plan and translate it into other scales, designing industrial trams to serve different industries. The pachyderm passengers emerge into the Loading and Unloading area, where they may be offloaded (using the heavy crane) and led into the Exercise Yard. Tubs of potatoes are either brought in from outside via the gate or fresh picked from the on-premises Potato Patch. The finished product emerges from the left side of the factory building and proceeds immediately to the Ice House for storage before being reloaded and shipped to the hungry epicures of the world.


Empty potato tubs are returned to the Materials Storage yard, where supplies used in the manufacturing process are also unloaded (often using the yard crane) and stored. This little layout gem proves beyond a doubt that everyone has room for a large-scale layout! The standard gauge wagons, into which the Gn15 tipper cars dump their cargoes, are built at a lower elevation than the slimgauge line, which adds scenic interest to the layout. One of the delights of a little switching layout like this in a big scale is the details that can be added. There are lots of switching opportunities in this little terminal — three or four industries can be represented on the backdrop, perhaps with their loading docks modeled in low relief and served by the kickback siding at the top. The Dual Gauge Stubbier Yard has only one cardinal switching rule — the narrow gauge cars can only be moved by a narrow gauge locomotive and the same limitaton goes for the standard gauge cars. The narrow and standard gauge engineers will probably have a lot of challenges as they move cars about the yard. Corporate names & trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.
Some Felix launches have been fitted with electric power and others with a conventional diesel inboard. To get WoodenBoat delivered to your door or computer, mobile device of choice, etc, click WB Subscriptions. I assume since the wheel is located slightly off center this was done to allow passage to occupants to one side of the driver. The additional length will give me more room forward if I keep the console about 4' from the stern. I have the book on how to build the Ocean Pointer and it has the offsets for the West Pointer.
The usual problem is the bow is too light and rides high, or climbs into the heavens when getting up on plane.
Perhaps with a console just tall enough to reach the top of the wheel without stooping but low enough to not be in the way while seated. It is one of the classic micro layouts, depicting the log-loading operation in a large paper mill. Featured operation is an automated log loading sequence from a motorized overhead crane (shown at left). In addition, he good-naturedly agreed that I might rework the track plan to serve other operating patterns and to run in different scenery from the original. The basic operating plan is to load open wagons with the spoilage and waste materials of the smelting process.
The Car Elevator may be hidden inside the Smelter building or, if you want to build a scale mechanism, it can be fully visible outside the building. The Elevator rises, lifting the loaded car to the tip level, where a capstan operation runs it out to the tip and triggers a dumping of the contents into the undertrack hopper. The basic operation is to bring carloads of steel structures from the concealed interchange spur at lower left, into the factory at the upper left.
In a variation, structures can be brought out from the plant via a working overhead crane and loaded onto empty flat cars at the upper right.
Or they might continue around the loop to the Food Warehouse for a buffet dinner on the train.
You can use standard Atlas Snap Track sections to make the rest of the trackage (as shown), or substitute flexible track from almost any manufacturer. The freight house has a constant flow of cars and wagons in and out, and represents a real challenge to switch while the passenger car is in town! This busy little layout models the transfer point between standard and narrow-gauge railroads back in the early part of the Twentieth Century. The layout can be operated by two people — one controls the narrow gauge locomotive and the other the standard gauge. The layout builder will have a challenge, too, if he intends to make the Transfer Crane a working model!


Carl came to Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie Mellon where he graduated with a degree in physics and met Sheila, his wife of 49 years. The design was also stretched to 15' and this can be done with the model plans simply by increasing the distance between the mould stations. If I was a able to run without a battery this would bring the weight in the rear from 25hp range to the 20hp range.
I have also considered making a longer breast hook and a small forward deck and mounting a 20 gallon fuel tank under it with a fuel inlet fitting on top of the deck. I will give him a call at some point and perhaps he will not feel like I am commercial threat as I have no intention of building any boat for profit. Van Gelder Zonen (Van Gelder & Sons) was a real mill in the Netherlands, served by a very attractive narrow-gauge rail system until 1960. Another outstanding feature is a synchronised sound system–matching both the operations of the motorized crane used to load the logs and the diesel engine sounds of the locomotives. This exploration shows that a good trackplan can provide inspiration for a nearly endless variety of individual versions from different modelers. Operation requires two small switching locomotives (located at B and D) and a bottom-dumping ore car.
When the sliding factory doors shut, the concealed arc generator produces spectacular showers of sparks, indicating that major welding is being performed. With a steady stream of Preiser or Model Power G-scale elephants to handle, Pete’s Pachyderms is a lively place! He plans to “have a scale Narrowboat as a setpiece in the forefront of the layout with the back cabin visible to the public. In this form, it’s a good operating railroad in micro size (under four square feet), that can use easily obtainable and relatively inexpensive HO and OO rolling stock and locomotives. For the GDRR, the enlarged version is still within the micro layout size range, but that isn’t always the case. The tracks in the yard are spaced so that the two-track traverser will line up with any two adjacent yard tracks.
I may or may not try this but it would again move weight forward and probably allow you to use the larger outboard. No data yet on performance, heading to the dealer today to run the motor for the first time, a Yamaha warantee thing. We can begin describing the cycle with the ore car empty, high atop the tip (at A) about 20 scale feet above the lower track. After the last car clears the turnout, the points are thrown and the train is backed into the Wash & Dry Area building. I am going to place a couple of temporary battens over the frames to be sure the lines look okay and adjust the station molds if I have to.
As the train runs very slowly through, this automated (but hidden) facility cleanses the animals, spraying them with water and soap, rinsing, and gently drying them.
Following retirement from Westinghouse, Carl threw himself into the world of micro-railroading.
This web site attracted a large worldwide following, and Carl built up a collection of friends who came to know and respect him even though most had never met him in person. He and Sheila moved to Olympia in 2009 to be close to their son Giles and his family, where Carl enjoyed time with his three grandchildren. His wit, erudition, and creativity made this true gentleman a joy to be with, in both the real and the virtual world. This site is a trove of microlayout ideas and examples, and so long as it continues will keep Carl's memory alive and further the hobby he loved.




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