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Activity on the NPP

After several months hiatus from the layout, there’s been some activity. Rolling Stock Weathering/Upgrades From the previous post you can see that having another go at weathering the fleet morphed into new flatcar decks. I figured that as I was … Continue reading

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Flat Car Decks and Lumber Stacks

Some ongoing activities on the Northern Pacific Project: Rolling Stock Weathering I bought some Pan Pastels last month and was hoping they’d allow better weathering results than I’ve enjoyed. I’ve read good things about them from folks who’ve used them … Continue reading

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The Stacks

With the input side of the sawmill taken care of, I needed product. Cheney Lumber specialized in building studs, and photos show a lot of them:   I wasn’t going to model nearly that density, but I still needed a … Continue reading

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Raising Crane 6

Attaching the mechanical house to the boom was the last major assembly step. The house has two main support beams where the boom sits, and until I installed the backstays, would be the only attachment point. I used epoxy for … Continue reading

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Raising Crane 1

The entire lumber yard of the layout is modeled after the Cheney Lumber facility in 1940’s Tacoma. The signature element of the scene is the gantry crane: I figured I had enough scratch-building experience under my belt to have a … Continue reading

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Cheney Lumber Pt. 2

I decided to tackle the lumber storage/loading area next. From the photo, It doesn’t look like the concrete pads are at freight door height. I decided to cheat a bit and make the uncovered pad high enough to load boxcars. … Continue reading

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Fork It Over

The NPP mostly has material-handling industries on line, so I’d been debating whether to acquire some forklifts. I’d gotten some pallet jacks and scattered those about, which helped. But now that I’ve started developing the lumberyard, I needed forklifts. You … Continue reading

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