Thanks Matt! Little by little, it's starting to look like something
Thanks Matt! Little by little, it's starting to look like something
I'm waiting to see what Long Island Equipment you have in your collection.
My motive power is all Long Island. I am modeling 1955, but as I started to build my collection, I "cast a wider net" as to what I would run. As for steam, I have:
RDC Budd car set
I would like to get a C-Liner, and an S-1, or S-2
i have a pretty good collection of various passenger cars, and a few MOW cars.
That is an impressive roster. Very nice. I can't wait to see pics of them on the completed layout.
I've been looking for the C-Liners myself for a while, they are hard to find.
I see that you're in front of JawsIII ( a wedge snow plow). Was that taken in Greenport? Every time a new catalog comes out, I'm hoping for a C-Liner.
Impressive collection it will look good running around your layout. I think we all hope for a c liner when a catalog comes out.
I stopped by the Greenport museum after a day of wine tasting and lunch at Claudios this summer. Both RMLI sites have some great exhibits.
I'm with you checking every catalog for the C-Liners, I don't have a lot of hope for this week's though.
Cant wait to see them in action on here. I only have an RS-1 and RS-3, 2 hacks and Island Model Works P-74's. Still looking for a reasonable 35 and 39 one could only hope a Rail King Version.
Of course the Maiden voyage will be steam . Either the 4-6-0, or the 2-8-0, or maybe both! I'm anxious to see all of them running. I also have a small collection of freight cars to move around between passengers runs. I wish I had more room to model the area on the layout known as "The Hole" more extensively. It had some interesting track work. I'll model what I think is the most interesting part. I recently ordered the MP-15 from Charlie at Nassau Hobby. Who knows, he might have some left. I was in Oyster Bay in the Spring, and was lucky enough to get a picture of one crossing the Mill Race Bridge. I'll attach it. Don't forget, the MU passenger set, and Rail Inspection Car from MTH are coming out in December. I always keep my fingers crossed for new Long Island motive power in the catalogues. I hope we all get a nice surprise for the Holidays!
Here is my little list of LIRR:
RS-3 (Lionel and soon MTH)
number 2 (Atlas)
Island Model Works coach
3 lionel coaches
and PRR K-4 MTH
Not bad Mike. Do you have a working layout? The K4 is a nice engine, but did not run on the Oyster Bay Branch, as it was too big.
Well getting the bright Idea to go back to college a few years ago and graduating at 32 I had to take down my layout I had at my fathers house. I still have a small 5x9 with 0-48 fastrack now. When I had my apartment in Rhode Island before I moved into a dorm I had an N scale layout. I am doing some work right now at my dads house in the garage. Attached is my original layout which was 4x12 never got to do scenery because I was out at sea alot during my 20s and will be most of my 30s as well. On it when this when I took these photos back in 2011 I have all NYC steam besides the K-4.
At least you can enjoy what you have now. I'm sure you'll build something more to your liking when you have the time and space. Good luck,
So I looked at the MTH 2014 catalog and it has two Long Island steam locos a rail king camel back and an L1 in Long Island which I do not think there was any lettered so. The RS-3 is back as well as the BB1. I like the tuscan red passenger cars. The wreck train looks ok as well.
My first cab ride was in G5s #34 from Floral Park to Oyster Bay.
The Long Island bought several cabooses from the NYO&W, and Walter Matuch's RMT center cupola caboose is similar.
As for Long Island rolling stock, LITTLE and the RMLI each produce a commemorative piece yearly. The Nassau Operating Engineers also produce Long Island cars.
N0. 19 4-6-0 westbound at the Oyster Bay Branch Junction in Mineola.
Freight Train In Long Island City
N0. 19 Returning To Oyster Bay
I did like the RMLI sub car and I have the boeing container on a flat somewhere. But I also want to get the Islander car NOLE came out with? But some stuff is to much toy like. I cant wait for a Spreader someday even if I have to make it myself out of the MTH one. See I do not like operating items or stuff like that when I build my layout it will be like a real layout maybe the only thing would be the lift bridge.
I also got the C-420 engine a few years ago from the NLOE. Runs as good as it looks.
I have three Rail King H Class 2-8-0 engines that will get Long Island livery and tender backup lights. Road Nos will be 108, 110 & 111.
I have also been collecting Rugged Rails 027 heavyweight passenger cars which have a 13.5" length which equates to a scale 54' length like the commuter P54 Coach. These cars will be re-lettered Long Island and sprayed Tuscan Red or the light gray color scheme of the early 1950s. The three axle trucks will eventually be swapped for 2-axle trucks.
Very nice Bobby. Please post pictures when they are done.
Great to see you last week. Hope to see you back at November open house days
Good to see you too, Steve. I'll be there.
I've installed and painted Homasote in some additional areas of the layout. I've also installed the track in those areas. The track for the grade coming East out of Mineola is temporarily placed on blocks. I just wanted to get a rough idea of the grade, and it pretty much falls in line with what I expected (~2.7%). I'll build permanent supports soon. The track for the rest of the grade is a little less. I wanted to make the grade around the turn as small as possible, and then increase it where the tracks go straight again. I made some adjustments to the track plan as I go along. It's kind of like a 3D puzzle, and I've had to cut and re-cut, but that's OK. I wired the Staging Yard, and will test every engine I have backwards and forwards. This area has to be 100%, as I'm going to cover the entire space with the Oyster Bay Yard. I'll also be building a lift out section to support the tracks that span the Staging Yard to Mineola. I'm going slow because this is all new to me, and I want the best result possible.
Thanks Mike, I look forward to your progress as well.
Looks great, as a kid growing up we always took the Babylon branch which basically follows sunrise highway. Taking the local was slow as molasses trying to get to Penn Station. Keep up the good work
Thanks Mike, will do.
Andy, The layout is looking good. Keep up the good job. I can just about see trains running on it.
Thanks Pops, I'm getting there
Andy, Any new progress updates?
I've set up the permanent structure for the grade East of Mineola, and I'm currently working on a drop down section between the staging and Mineola. I'm following the plan of Jim Barrett in his Backshop series, volume 11. I've wired all of my drops in the staging area. I'm waiting to hear back from Terry Christopher at Custom Signals. I think it's best if I wire the signals in now. I'm going to start building the Oyster Bay yard over the staging shortly. That should be interesting. I'll post some pictures when the drop down is complete. Thanks for your interest!
Looks great only if I had the room I would so build the Babylon line.
Thanks 1555, Babylon would be great to model!
Both of the retaining walls looks good, but I do like yours just a little better...it just looks more "weathered" and "right" to me. Good job!
Thanks John, I appreciate the feedback!
Things are looking good. Nice to see how far you get from time to time. As for the Babylon line that would be one long run. Keep up the good work.
Thanks Mike. It seems like the progress comes in spurts. How is your layout coming along?
Can't wait to see future photos/videos. Looking good!
Thanks John, I'm enjoying the process. I look forward to the steps ahead. I should be installing the retaining walls this weekend. I also have some plate girders to install. Then I'll continue to wire up the power drops. Most of the switches will be hand thrown. I think that will bring me closer to the action.
Andy work on the layout all ways comes in spurts. We (son and me) are almost finished with our first layout here. It is not as larger as yours but a decent size for our first one. I think when we finish we will post some photos, then start thinking about our next layout.