Thursday, March 16, 2017

Plans for Portland

Here are plans for Portland. The top part of the plan is very similar to what is already in place. Everything to the front is new. I hope to make Portland a lot more water front. This will include the barge (car float) and hopefully three other wharf areas.

I did a preliminary set up and all looks good, but things might change a little as I get started. My biggest worry would be over loading Brunswick yard. At the moment I'm using the old sawmill tracks as a temporary barge. It doesn't do justice to the real thing, but I get a feel for what will happen to the yard. 

Since I made all the changes to the upper and lower level, I added about 25 cars to the layout. The good news is that at least half won't get into Brunswick. So maybe it won't be a problem.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Car Float Will Happen

I decide to go,with the car float, so here is the car float under construction. 

It was suggested that I should use metal rails instead of the provided plastic rails. It was a slight pain to do that, but the results are definitely better. I also started the car float apron to make sure that the change of rails wouldn't mess me up.