Friday, December 27, 2013

Tie & Plank Mill

The inclusion of the Tie & Plank Mill at Jackpine Camp was just too much.  It could not hold enough cars and switching was a chore, so out it comes, now where can it go, the extension at Grants Pass of course.  With not much work it moved right in.  After putting it in and adding new scenery, I noted that the log cars block the cars loaded with ties and planks.  What to do?  If a turnout will fit a track could be added to feed the logs on the left side of the structure, but this will necessitate moving the mill to the right, not at all impossible.  Or the siding now used for both loading and unloading could be shortened and the only yard siding left could instead be used as the track to load ties and planks. Both are good options, I will think on it for a while.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Plans change

Well I procrastinated myself out of the coal dealer on the Grants Pass extension.  Instead I moved Sprat & Kleen from Patrick Creek, probably to be replaced by a couple of houses, or a gas station.  Reasoning for this move was to get the stock yard in O'Brien and the slaughter house further apart.  This also helps with switching Buckley Mills.  It will however move that problem (2 industries on one siding) to the siding serving Utah Beet Sugar Co.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Grants Pass Expansion

What was to be a small expansion yard turned out to be much different in the end. I had to extend the river, which cause problems with the track work, humm, just like in real life. But it finally took shape. The Utah Beet Sugar Co. was set in place with that track extending over the river to feed a coal dealer. Two other tracks also cross the river and form a yard that holds about ten cars.