Saturday, December 7, 2019

Rochelle Comes Alive

Work is progressing nicely in Rochelle.  Below is an update video and a google maps view of the prototype.  In order for it to fit in the layout space available I rotated the crossing and tracks about 60 degrees clockwise.

Sunday, November 17, 2019


With huge thanks to Jim Petr, I am finally posting a detailed track plan of the UPRR Geneva Sub.  The drawing is the complete work of Jim.  I just provided information, pictures and a few videos.

Monday, October 28, 2019

White Road Stripes

I was reminded by a YouTube viewer about white stripes along the edge of the road.  After checking googlemaps, his observation was confirmed,  So, I added them.  Definitely adds to the scene.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Global III Check Out Booth

Check on/out booths have been detailed with crossing arms, computer tech, stop signs, etc.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Progress at Global III Intermodal Yard

Quite a bit of progress has been made at the Global II intermodal yard.  Work has continued at the Global III entrance/exit area and even more work has been completed on the Global II engine maintenance facilities.

First a look at the engine facilities.  Concrete surfaces have been added using styrene sheets.  Also, added are Synder fueling cranes, a sanding tower and additional details.

For the Global III entrance/exit area, a second set of video shed and truck booth has been constructed and both sets have been painted.  In the picture below, the foreground set is for trucks entering the yard while the background set if for trucks leaving the yard. 

This view is from the other direction.  The foreground set is for departing trucks while the background is for arriving trucks.  The exit driveway is off camera lower left.

Chain link fencing has also been added.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Track Plan (sort-of)

I have needed a track plan for the Geneva Sub II since the layout was moved from Rochelle to Atlanta.  Here's a start!  The track plan shows how the layout from Rochelle was cut up and re-positioned in out home in ATL.  I still need someone to fill in the rest of the trackage that has been added, including the staging yard.  I can send aerial  photos of the tracks to assist.  Let me know if you are interested.