Friday, February 24, 2017

Hill Brake Needed

When I made the hill to get down to Bangor, I had to. Start a little closer to Katahdin, to keep the grade lower. During the next Op Session, it was discovered that a hill brake would be needed. I started to make just a temporary block, but decided I could get it done in time for the next session.
It took a few tries with the bending of the wire bit came came up with this.

I had to turn the wire sideways and add a washer to hold the wire in place. I used the block of wood to hold the wire where I wanted it to be.

A view of the brake when it is holding the train in place. it can be operated from a local control panel and by the dispatcher. It will also affect

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Next Up Orrington

One of the reasons for these changes was to get more room for the Paper Mill. The move of JB Barrels to Bangor, means that all of Orrington can be the Paper Mill.

First up was to make the coal track accessible from the siding. I then moved the pulp track to the old JBB tracks. Then rearranged the Kraft Mill and Tank car tracks a little.

I lengthened all of the tracks, but the Coal track. As you can see by the amount of cars that ended up here the last time, it was a good idea.

I ended up with about 10 extra spots for the paper mill. Most of those spots come to the pulpwood track. It went from 2 to 6 spots.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Bangor is complete.

George C Brown Sawmill

City proper of Bangor. hood Dairy in the far left. job Barrel in the far right. Bangor Freight in the near right. Bangor Freight Station on the mainline.

New Portland Terminal Wooh Chip Hoppers loaded at the Chip track at George C Brown.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Checking to see if a car float will work.

A carfloat is planned for Portland's expansion, so I decided to test I it would work.

It appears that an angled approach would be best.