Sunday, August 30, 2015

More background

Next step on the background work are to make Crawford deeper. Here first the skypainted start with only som sketches of the details.

After a morning with som paint and brushes but still a lot to make. A small height with some trees behind the elevator.

A wiew across the yard along the Chicago road. Almost hidden behind Valley Growers Shed are Jensen Motor with it's small garage.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday in August, part two.

A brief wiew of the handles i use to run the trains with. Fred, FredI and Daisy

The River Zephyr, train no 11, passing the gravel pit.

Stopped at Crawford.

Picking up speed around the pond.

Passing Crawford Junction Tower

Train 302 ready to depart staging (Savannah). Two old boxcars for the feedmill.

Train 51 awaits the local in Crawford

Train 302 switching the feedmill.

Train 51 departure directly when 302 arrives.

Train 302 pick up the ready cars.

Train 12, the southbound River Zephyr arriving.

At last makes the Doodlebug a trip west and home again.

That was some train running an ordinary friday somewhere West.

A Friday in August, part 1

Some photos from a day of operation.

At first, the real simple Timetable, a few lines and numbers on a paper

Preparation, the blue tab is a reminder of cars that will be moved to other customers in Crawford.

On the staging, from left train no 52, 11 (the River Zephyr) and 301, the local freight.

First to roll, train 191, a Doodlebug that will run westwards...

At the depot

Turned  far far west ;) and renumbered to 192 at the junction.

Back at Crawford hidden by train 52, the morning school and work train

Back at the turntable

Train 301, the local freight has arrived an uncoupled some cars.

Sort out the cars for the east and west side customers.

Teamtrack at the West side of the yard.

Putting the LCL at the freighthouse. Switching place with the green which will be picked up at the return trip.

Switching the east side, "Kowal Steel Mfg", "Mars Textile" and the Scrapyard

Passing the Feed Mill that will be worked on the return.

To be continued by the afternoon session...

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Bridge, part two

A lot of improvement :) . A background with painted trees, gravel and grass make's the difference.


To improve operation possibilities Crawford got one more section. A turntable with the remainings of the long gone locoshed. Att the opposite side there is a siding to the gravel pit.

In some cases people says DCC make's it simpler...