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by MIGN-Bill
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Point to Point Layout
Replies: 6
Views: 6810

Re: Point to Point Layout

My layout is an around the walls type with continuous running possible. But When I operate, it is run as a point to point operation. I rarely use the continuous running option. There have been a few times when I am operating solo that I have added an extra loop or two to add miles between towns - en...
by MIGN-Bill
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates January 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 19308

Re: GLC Updates January 2018

This traffic is supposed to average around 30-40 cars per month and goes to a mill in WI (last I heard). However, when the new mill in Grayling opens these chips will probably be diverted to there and will go by truck. Who ships or unloads the wood chip hoppers in Cadillac? Wood chips are loaded an...
by MIGN-Bill
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates January 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 19308

Re: GLC Updates January 2018

Who ships or unloads the wood chip hoppers in Cadillac?
by MIGN-Bill
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Cherry Growers - Grawn
Replies: 1
Views: 4160

Cherry Growers - Grawn

I included Cherry Growers in Grawn as an "active" industry on the MIGN layout. I made a cardboard mock up version in one of the corners of the layout inspired by Kelly Countryman photos from the photo Gallery. Here is a pic of the mock-up: http://railroadfan.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11076/thumb_C...
by MIGN-Bill
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Great Lakes Central - Wyoming Warehouse - Cadillac
Replies: 9
Views: 2560

Re: Great Lakes Central - Wyoming Warehouse - Cadillac

How often does the facility need to be switched - once a week?
by MIGN-Bill
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Cherry Growers in Grawn has shut down
Replies: 17
Views: 5802

Re: Cherry Growers in Grawn has shut down

TC-Man: that would be most helpful and appreciated! I will post a pic later this week in the model railroad section showing the cardboard mock up I started a few years back for Cherry Growers based on the couple of pics in the photo gallery. That assumes I can relearn how to upload photos. Thanks Bill
by MIGN-Bill
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Cherry Growers in Grawn has shut down
Replies: 17
Views: 5802

Re: Cherry Growers in Grawn has shut down

Well in that case, I have been hoping to model that building for the basement layout and may not get up there in time to take pictures. Does anyone have pictures they can post of the facility? I have found a few of them in the photo gallery of this board but more would be helpful.
Thanks, Bill
by MIGN-Bill
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: GLC Updates January 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 19308

Re: GLC Updates January 2018

I Really enjoy all these location reports, pics, vids.
I am modeling operations Cadillac and North and to see this much info on the operations is very valuable and enjoyable.

THANKS for you work!
by MIGN-Bill
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: MIGN Layout Reopened -- Wanted HO Scale:
Replies: 2
Views: 4542

MIGN Layout Reopened -- Wanted HO Scale:

Just finished dusting off the layout in the basement after ignoring it for many years. Good news is that everything seems to be working well and it has been fun to revisit operations of the MIGN north of Cadillac. It is also good to be back on the Board - I have spent too many hours visiting all the...
by MIGN-Bill
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: MIGN Layout - Cadillac Industries
Replies: 20
Views: 619

Re: MIGN Layout - Cadillac Industries

Here is the track plan for Cadillac showing the industries between the backdrop and North Yard - temporary track is in place to check operation - so far so good - pics coming soon. http://railroadfan.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-59167[img]http://railroadfan.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11076/Cad...
by MIGN-Bill
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: MIGN Layout - Cadillac Industries
Replies: 20
Views: 619

Re: MIGN Layout - Cadillac Industries

Layout Progress Update: Progress has been slowed due to more finishing of layout room (wall work, cove lighting and lots of paint). During this time I have been expanding the freight car fleet with strategic purchases through Ebay and have been filling in the Cadillac Industrial area (about 25 feet ...
by MIGN-Bill
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: AMV Fantasy 2-4-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: AMV Fantasy 2-4-2010

Nice Layout and pics. It is nice to see finished scenery (mine is woefully lacking). It looks like a nice location to sit back and railfan!
by MIGN-Bill
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Kalamazoo & Lansing
Replies: 225
Views: 24554

Re: Kalamazoo & Lansing

Nice work Gov. - your scenery is very convincing in the pics - looks great!
Bill
by MIGN-Bill
Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: my WC roster grows!
Replies: 60
Views: 3471

Re: my WC roster grows!

Nice Rosters Gentlemen,

I would model the GBW or WC if not for the MIGN/TSBY.
For the GBW, probably the Wisconsin Rapids area, the WC- Wausau Area.

If I had to choose......GBW - I like their Alco's.

Hopefully you put your rosters to good use.

Bill
by MIGN-Bill
Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Getting Started with Construction
Replies: 12
Views: 538

Re: Getting Started with Construction

Good Luck Dan. The plan seems solid - especially lighting and ceilings before the layout - I did the reverse and it was a pain and took a lot of extra time. If you are limited in time, you may want to reconsider building your own turnouts. At first, I built my own with purchased frogs and it took wa...
by MIGN-Bill
Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: MIGN Layout - Wexford Sand
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: MIGN Layout - Wexford Sand

Wexford Sand (now Sargent Sand) is actually near Yuma which I believe is on the former Ann Arbor line between Cadillac and Frankfurt - I am not sure if the MIGN operated this segment, but TSBY did and GLC does. I have incorrectly located this north of Petoskey on my layout for added traffic. There h...
by MIGN-Bill
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: JUST AARON's LAYOUT
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: JUST AARON's LAYOUT

Great Layout - that is more action than I have ever seen!

How many seperate cabs (or is it DCC) do you need to have all those trains operating at once?

Bill
by MIGN-Bill
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Kalamazoo & Lansing
Replies: 225
Views: 24554

Re: Kalamazoo & Lansing

Nice work on the scratchbuilding (and the layout) - I cant wait to see pics of hoppers unloading on the trestle!

You have come a long way the last few weeks - keep it up.

Bill
by MIGN-Bill
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Don Simon's Layout
Replies: 23
Views: 924

Re: Don Simon's Layout

Hi Don,

Is your track plan still available - the old post shows it removed?

Bill
by MIGN-Bill
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Help with Helix (Laying track between levels)
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Help with Helix (Laying track between levels)

I have no experience with a helix, but I think the glue option would be OK. I have "glued" all my track down with latex paint as the adhesive - holds well (10 years) and comes up easy if I want to make changes. Good Luck. By the way, I don't recall a track plan or pics of your layout - I will have t...