British Columbia Railway
11/29/2018 - 01:37
There have been a few threads on reducing the size and scope of a layout. I respect people's choices and how they want to do the hobby and if that works for them then so be it. For me however I do not understand the less is more thought. I have made lifestyle choices and worked diligently to achieve what I have. I have not achieved all that I had hoped but the railway is fulfilling. I realize that it will not be "finished" but we operate it and it works which is a main focus. I think if I had to downsize I would not build another layout. As the photo depicts if less is more then isn't an empty closet the ultimate railway?
08/14/2018 - 11:08
I have not done much rambling lately. I have been reconsidering the layout and it's future as outlined here:
08/19/2016 - 15:15
A year end update. I have determined that we could modify Lillooet to be prototypical with all the things described below without lowering the track. We would build a 10 inch high platform for the end of the isle. This would make the effective track level 60 inches and not disrupt Squamish much. I am thinking about this as well.
Currently Lillooet on the Layout is just a staging yard representing things north. I am considering a plan to model Lillooet. It would be over Squamish and 16 inches wide. The clearance from Squamish track level to the bottom of the fascia would be 13 inches which it is now. Thin bench work would allow us to lower the track elevation by 4 inches with the grade taken up going south. with an 8 inch platform the effective track height would be 58 inches. Switching would occur at the north end and at the far south end of the isle which would hopefully not bother Squamish work too much. This would add another yardmaster job that is easier. Duties would be to flip cars, turn trains and switch local industry, which would consist of team track, Esso, shops, ramp, log sort and a large sawmill.
07/14/2016 - 12:45
An update: We have found a source of coniferous trees that look good and are cheap. They are made in the Philippines.
The most unanticipated issue in finishing this railway is trees. There are 4 criteria for trees.
07/05/2016 - 11:45
I have decided to try a page for me to update information and comment on what I am up to.
07/04/2016 - 12:00
I have finished the track work at Pemberton. This is the last change in my initial transition plan.