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12.05.2015
When developing a plan to replace the existing Flat Switching Yard in Hinkle, Ore., President John Kenefick and other operating personnel were concerned about getting the new Hump Yard built, and because none of the employees at Hinkle had ever worked in a Hump Yard, there was concern the employees would not know how to use it. After several discussions on the issue, Kenefick asked if it would be possible to build a Model Train Yard duplicate of our plans for Hinkle.
After they built the table to hold the Designed Yard, we took our plans over to the rail car and drew the plans where all the tracks were to be built. Since I had connection at University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I had been giving speeches on railroad design and operation, I asked the Professor I knew if the school would like the Model Hump Yard and he said yes so it was donated to the University of Nebraska. The ironic part of this story is that when they were ready to operate the new yard, Tom Simon, who had years of experience operating the North Platte Hump Yard, was transferred to run the new Hinkle Hump Yard, which made the revision a lot easier and Tom was able speed up the process of educating the existing employees. I thought it was time to post a few pictures of my Thoroughfare Gap Railroad, (named after the song by Stephen Stills).
The layout is divided by a mountain which forms a deep canyon on one side of the layout the backside of which form the hills behind the town on the other side. Only the end of the shortline is modeled (on the upper level) I am building a staging fidde yard which will branch off from the straight leg of the hidden wye on the lower level. The table is on wheels so I can pull it out from the walls and make the aisle smaller or larger depending on what else the garage is being used for and also for positioning against the backdrop for photos.
The above is from the town side of the layout, thoroughfare gap pass is the the upper left, being the passage between the canyon wilderness and the settled town area. A poor shot of thoroughfare gap pass, this will make a better photo with a train (obviously!) and a focus stacked image. I've also attached a video I took back in October as an experiment, so some of the scenery has changed a little since then. I am far from being an expert, but looking at your OP pictures and the follow on with the video, you are just having too much fun - makes me feel I am right there in the old west. You are quite skilled in drawing the diagram of your track plan with a "paint" program - which program did you use? Like many before I have returned to railway modelling after family commitments have relaxed and now that space, time, and funding allow.
Unlike many, no one in my family was orientated towards an interest in, or worked for the railways. The table top set track circuit of a€?Super 4a€™ from my brothers set and the single BR black 4-6-0 soon gained a permanent homea€¦a€¦.. So some 30 years later, my children have flown the nest (well 2 out of 3), previous great plans to build a sweeping garden layout or a purpose built garage for an extensive layout, never came to fruition (thata€™s the time and money bit), but the 9a€™ x 6a€™ box room was now available. Should you need it I have GWR [30s?] track diagram of Abingdon, send me an e-mail address and I'll mail it.
I think I absorbed most of the information that I read but then promptly forgot 90% of it (I must admit interests broadened from everything of the a€?big 4a€™ to modern traction and in any gauge), that 10% now at least reminds what to reference from the many media at our disposal to research my chosen layout.


Before taking my degree and becoming an Engineer for a Diesel engine manufacturer, I worked in model retail and built up a reasonable collection of GWR stock and accessories ready for that a€?biga€™ layout in the garage! So as the a€?box-rooma€™ freedom was on the horizon, I spent some time looking at how I could fill the room with as much track as possible ! Permission from SWMBO would only initially permit phase 1 ( I could work on persuading her about phase 2 after she saw how good phase 1 looks!!?). I spent a few months planning the arrangement so that phase 1 and phase 2 would easily merge at a point in the future, in fact the real branch junctioned with the main line just south of a station at Radley on the London to Oxford mainline. The Thames town of Abingdon is on fairly level land, with no major characteristics, hence board construction for phase 1 could be of typical a€?closeda€™ frame with chipboard top ( a method that is rigid enough in this environment although a little heavy, but the only time it will be moved is when we move house!). I told him we would check it out, and then in researching for those who build model trains in museums, we found someone to do it.
Then we turned it over to the Contracted Model Train contractor to build the plans so they would operate the same way the yard would operate.
My father paints 25mm American Civil War figures and has been painting my HO figures for me. I do wish I had someone who paints for me (am colorblind and need all the help I can get) like that.
Apologies for taking a while to reply, I'm finding life quite busy recently with the arrival of our baby daughter 5 months ago. The Wyes on both levesl are for continuous running, so I could run a train up the hill to the town and vice versa without having to turn anything manually. I'm running DC and none of my locos are sound equipped so I had a go at adding some sound in post production.
The Brunswick green boilers, multiple shining brass plates and copper capped chimneys seemed to compliment the a€?chocolate and creama€? passenger stock perfectly (to me).
Like many others I subscribe to the monthly magazines, and *have been reading them cover to cover since the late 70a€™s. The realization dropped fairly quickly that a more prosaic approach was required, and a two phase plan was put together to build a a€?top decka€™ terminus to fiddle yard as phase 1. So research was started to find a GWR terminus that would a€?fita€™ on a 9a€™ x 2a€™ board without too much compression or reduction in a€?play valuea€™.
To fit the terminus a€?overa€™ the fiddle yard I would need to have a gradient on most of the lines so that transition up and down levels was smooth:- essentially I ended up with the whole length of the station and approach on a slight slope (I have a drawn a schematic somewhere and will attach it to this thread). Arrangements were made to utilize a passenger car that was stripped clean, and then we measured the area for building the Model Hump Yard and created a design plan for the Hinkle Hump Yard in the designated area.
We closely monitored construction and set it up so the builders could have several people in at a time to give demonstrations on how the yard was to operate. When they were through with the model in Hinkle, it was shipped back to Omaha and the model was modified to look like North Platte Westbound, and they did it all over again.


He does a great job as far as I am concerned, they are mainly Musket Miniatures figures with some Presier and Bachmann ones in there as well.
Any chance you can share more of the railroad parts and possibly an overall of your layout? But I like how I can’t see all the scenes on my railroad at once, I have to walk around the layout to follow my trains and I get a sense of journeying with the train. I especially enjoyed seeing the surveyor up on the rise taking a line up with his theodolite. Phase 2 would be to build a lower deck tail-chaser double track mainline which would connect up with the terminus as a branch in a scenic section on the opposite side of the room to the terminus. Phase 1 (Abingdon station) would be built on a 9a€™ long 3a€™ wide scalloped to 2a€™ 6a€? board split in two, which would be hinged on a 6a€? wall mounted shelf (allowing access to the fiddle yard of phase 2).
Keep up the good work and post a lot more of what you are doing, because you're certainly doing it well. The inspiration for the track layout came from an article in Railroad Model Craftsman Sept 1994 about Ron Hatch’s HOn3 Fulton County Narrow Gauge railroad. Adds some realism - yes, railroads served people, so one really needs those people on the layout.
Maybe that is why the 'onlineshop"e bays" ' always seem to have so many people bidding for almost any variant of PT ? Under the terminus the tail-chaser would feed a set of fiddle yard loops, and hence allow me to run some of the blue-riband stock and longer freight trains than my small terminus would allow. Of these three Abingdon was not the most compact (I would need to increase my board width to 3a€™ ) but it was the shortest (from shunt back to buffer stop) AND it had an adjacent rail served maltings AND gas works !
A temporary sliding plate fiddle yard would service the terminus from a separate board across the 6a€™ width of the room. Visits with my friends to the Bluebell Railway and then the impressive collection at Didcot were complimented by the fascinating BBC TV series Gods Wonderful Railway (anyone else remember it?).
The GWR was always at forefront of my mind as I read about everyone elsea€™s exploits; fantastic layouts, great modeling skills, superb attention to detail and above all enthusiasm.
On top of this it had Swindon influence from the outset, ownership by the GWR as of 1904 (built by the Abingdon Rlwy Co as broad gauge in 1856), a two mile long branch from the Oxford mainline into a Market town that ultimately served not only the maltings and coal demands of a growing town and ita€™s gas supply, but the nearby famous MG car factory!



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