Westlake Publishing Forums
June 26, 2019, 06:37:23 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:     REGARDING MEMBERSHIP ON THIS FORUM: Due to spam, our server has disabled the forum software to gain membership. The only way to become a new member is for you to send me a private e-mail with your preferred screen name (we prefer you use your real name, or some variant there-of), and email adress you would like to have associated with the account.  -- Send the information to:  Russ at finescalerr@msn.com
 
   Home   Help Search Login  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: The MERCHANT ROW SYSTEM  (Read 14045 times)
Chris
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 54



« on: June 03, 2011, 01:40:56 PM »

The MERCHANT ROW SYSTEM

Scale: O (1/48ème) NMRA.
Dimensions: 12,00 m x 0,80 m - 40' long near 3 feet large
Basement: L guirder
tracks & switches handmade code 148 & 125.
17 switches 164 feet of tracks
4800 ties handmade
18500 "spikes", one in gold yes that's true a real gold spike in scale during a great ceremony 
Tortoise motor
max grade   3 %
digital (DCC) with sound inside engines
decoders Digitrax/NCE/Soundtraxx/Zimo
Signalisation:NJ International/K.Line with cells in the tracks for detection

MRS is a switching layout point to point composed with six modules,
the layout have an hidden yard for the operations
we operate it, with waybills for each cars.












A short video during Adliswill 14th in Switzerland


Some pics about the texaco station...


This layout represent ten years of work, many buildings have been scratchbuilt 
Freight cars came from Atlas Weaver Intermountain but have been detailed and weathered we have about 110 freight cars in the roster
but during operations we used around 50 (need to build extensions Grin that have been sheduled)



NH 32196/36833/0501



ICG 480069/ NP 659999



PRR 351485



NYC 45720 / GN 39601 / ERIE 67603

[/url]

SOO 70176-70179 / TLDX 3866 / TLDX 5402 / PRR 260608



LN 170912 / NYC 502351 / MRS  :?: & :?: faut que je regarde dans les boîtes :oops:



DH 17103 / NYC 168002 / WAB 78077 à vérifier :!:



MRS / MoW 20 / transfer 02 / Tool Car



EL 21151 / GACX 40230 / IDLX 342 / PRR 236073 / PC 74217



GACX 42380 / AEX 176



MILW 2155 / LN 41237


During a show at Eneria (Caterpillar)with employees and customers
I have got many others pics Wink hope you enjoyed this !
 

Logged

Welcome to Wherever You Are!
Ray Dunakin
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3955



WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 10:39:07 PM »

Sweet!! Really nice layout.

Does the blue pickup truck actually run on the tracks, or is it just for show?
Logged

Visit my website to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!

Ray Dunakin’s World
Chris
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 54



« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011, 11:54:33 PM »

No it's just a static model  Cheesy
you have no place to put a motor + decoder inside Sad
Logged

Welcome to Wherever You Are!
jacq01
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1110



« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 02:25:32 AM »


  Chris,

  congratulations with this nice layout.  Very refined weathering.
  How big is the crew that has built the layout ?  How many are needed to operate ?
  Do you plan to go to more exhibitions ?

  Jacq

Logged

put brain in gear before putting mouth in action.
never underestimate the stupidity of idiots
I am what I remember.
Chris
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 54



« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 04:28:45 AM »

Hi Jack
The team is about 5 persons
Jean Soukiassian, Gerard Rodriguez, Marcel Jeanson, Julien David, and me
Generally Marcel is the dispatcher, compose train in function of the different industries along the track, every car got a card "waybill" with destination loading etc...
one guy assist Marcel to place every car on the hidden yard
2 or 3 people switch (delivering or picking cars)
We work with an accelerated clock, a day is only 8 hours like John Allen did at his time Wink
for the buildings in fact some have been built by group of 2 persons but for example Jean made the garage, I made Purina; Marcel made all the wiring and electronics
I also drawn backdrop with alcohol pencils, that was made 10 years ago.
Next exhibition shoud be in South Paris, Rail expo
It will be fun to bring it to the states, but it's 6 modules + two extensions now, in fact it's 800 pounds of materials
we need a container and it's cost money by plane  Embarrassed



 

Logged

Welcome to Wherever You Are!
eTraxx
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1019



WWW
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 05:07:59 AM »

Excellent .. Excellent .. and .. Most Excellent! ...
Logged

Ed Traxler

Lugoff, Camden & Northern RR

Socrates: "I drank WHAT?"
Hauk
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 862



WWW
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2011, 05:27:32 AM »

I have got many others pics Wink hope you enjoyed this !

O yes. Keep the pictures coming!

Regards, Hauk
Logged

Regards, Hauk
--
”Yet for better or for worse we do love things that bear the marks of grime, soot, and weather, and we love the colors and the sheen that call to mind the past that made them”  -Junichiro Tanizaki

Remembrance Of Trains Past
Chris
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 54



« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2011, 07:57:39 AM »

Thanks thanks and rethanks



* DSC00126.JPG (87.06 KB, 614x460 - viewed 1644 times.)

* DSC00378.JPG (107.08 KB, 648x432 - viewed 1630 times.)

* DSC00390.JPG (96.47 KB, 648x432 - viewed 1630 times.)

* DSC02189.JPG (89.12 KB, 648x432 - viewed 1587 times.)
Logged

Welcome to Wherever You Are!
Chris
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 54



« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2011, 08:10:23 AM »

two domes tank car was scratchbuilt, it's a chemical one used for solvents
 


* DSC02334.JPG (122.17 KB, 648x432 - viewed 1628 times.)

* DSC02340.JPG (108.39 KB, 648x432 - viewed 1594 times.)

* DSC07785.JPG (118.03 KB, 648x432 - viewed 1633 times.)
Logged

Welcome to Wherever You Are!
Chris
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 54



« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2011, 08:18:05 AM »


Logged

Welcome to Wherever You Are!
finescalerr
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5381


« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2011, 01:23:18 PM »

Nice freight car and switcher weathering. -- Russ
Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.13 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!