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by Gov. Crappo
Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: The "new" K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 5807

Re: The "new" K&L

an update....

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by Gov. Crappo
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: The "new" K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 5807

Re: The "new" K&L

Northend Richland is a crossover that is really 3 locations. "Northend Richland" and "Diamondale" beginning of double track into Cedar St Yard as well as "Vermontville" with the Gates spur. The spur makes the area cramped for handthrows. http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/999trainman/the%20K%20...
by Gov. Crappo
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: The "new" K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 5807

Re: The "new" K&L

no plan what so ever....just wingin it.....i know what i want on the layout so im just making it work....rough in the curves with radius tools and stringline and lay track.
by Gov. Crappo
Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: The "new" K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 5807

Re: The "new" K&L

some action on the Line.... http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/999trainman/the%20K%20and%20L%20Rwy/106_2133_zpsye1f3qww.jpg http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/999trainman/the%20K%20and%20L%20Rwy/106_2137_zpsz0fbtten.jpg http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/999trainman/the%20K%20and%20L%...
by Gov. Crappo
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: The "new" K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 5807

Re: The "new" K&L

here is Enfield now. Added the "Enfield Switching District" which has the K&L freight house Kalamazoo Crane and a lead to Checker Motors. the mainline goes yowards the bottom left crossing the Kalamazoo river. http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/999trainman/the%20K%20and%20L%20Rwy/106_2229_zpszi...
by Gov. Crappo
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: The "new" K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 5807

Re: The "new" K&L

Trains are rolling!!. still much planning and track work to get done but...freight is moving. Enfield Yard with the AM Yard Job working the lead while train #10's power waits on the "old main" http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/999trainman/the%20K%20and%20L%20Rwy/10172580_1056384384388577_39783...
by Gov. Crappo
Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: The "new" K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 5807

Re: The "new" K&L

finished most trackwork at P Jct tying together Enfield and Richland. Main panel known as Enfield Yard Office in and partially wired. First test run thru P Jct from River Crossover to Southend Richland. P Jct http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/999trainman/the%20K%20and%20L%20Rwy/inservice_zps63...
by Gov. Crappo
Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: The "new" K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 5807

Re: The "new" K&L

have filled the gaps in the bench work...also layed out the new "Parchment" which includes "P Jct" far end and "Yard Jct" near end. http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/999trainman/the%20K%20and%20L%20Rwy/benchworkEnfieldtoLansing_zps829dcdb0.jpg http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/999trainma...
by Gov. Crappo
Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: The "new" K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 5807

The "new" K&L

the new layout has started. reusing what i could of the old and making new where needed. theme is the same (1940's mid Michigan line with PRR ties). "the plan" http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/999trainman/the%20K%20and%20L%20Rwy/10302038_1039885479371801_7103971165853069684_n_zps207bd48c.jpg ...
by Gov. Crappo
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Kalamazoo & Lansing
Replies: 225
Views: 24531

Re: Kalamazoo & Lansing

a "worst case scenario" has taken place on the K&L RR....its been abandoned..... http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/999trainman/Kalamazoo%20and%20Lansing/theKampL_zpsb68f324b.jpg family has moved into our own home instead of a rental....the K&L Rwy will return soon in a new form with some saved...
by Gov. Crappo
Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Railroadfan.com 2014 Fall Meet - Fostoria/Deshler 9/20-9/21
Replies: 74
Views: 26534

Re: Railroadfan.com 2014 Fall Meet - Fostoria/Deshler 9/20-9

:twisted: :wink: was just down in F-Town last weekend.....guess imma drag the family back there next weekend ......ill bring my own beer :p
by Gov. Crappo
Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Kalamazoo & Lansing
Replies: 225
Views: 24531

Re: Kalamazoo & Lansing

the bridge....is built..... was offered some used (but free) Micro-Engineering 80' bridge girders so I "skinned" the existing bridge...added some 1/24x1/24 sills painted girders in "lamp black" and deck in "slate grey" sills "burnt umber"... http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/999trainman/Kalama...
by Gov. Crappo
Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Kalamazoo & Lansing
Replies: 225
Views: 24531

Re: Kalamazoo & Lansing

crews have started construction on the Jennifer Lynn Bridge over the K-Zoo River at Enfield. It will be a double track curved plate girder deck bridge. It is not my intention to build a prototypically correct bridge as much as something functional and "pretty" as it were. Using 1/32 birch plywood fo...
by Gov. Crappo
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Kalamazoo & Lansing
Replies: 225
Views: 24531

Re: Kalamazoo & Lansing

LMR's South yard in action... K&L northbound train #11 ready to go the inbound #10 and local cars in the yard. http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/999trainman/Kalamazoo%20and%20Lansing/000_1285_zps22118e97.jpg Cedar St Roundhouse with K&L #310 on the table http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176...
by Gov. Crappo
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Kalamazoo & Lansing
Replies: 225
Views: 24531

Re: Kalamazoo & Lansing

speaking of "the Turn working SpeedQueen"....heres a shot from 2/09 and a shot from 12/13

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by Gov. Crappo
Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Kalamazoo & Lansing
Replies: 225
Views: 24531

Re: Kalamazoo & Lansing

some action from today.. the AM hostler wyeing the road engines backing past P Twr... http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/999trainman/Kalamazoo%20and%20Lansing/000_1274_zps1d03c523.jpg the Turn working SpeedQueen from the siding as the northbound Morning Dove leaves Richland station http://i120....
by Gov. Crappo
Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Kalamazoo & Lansing
Replies: 225
Views: 24531

Re: Kalamazoo & Lansing

i dont think so...South Yard is a north "end" of my railroad and is basically an interchange yard. Any industry would be switched by the LMR anyway :mrgreen: ...but plans have changed before :wink:
by Gov. Crappo
Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Kalamazoo & Lansing
Replies: 225
Views: 24531

Re: Kalamazoo & Lansing

The K&L announced today that the Lansing Manufactures Railway's South Yard is spiked down and Cedar Street Tower is wired for full operation.

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by Gov. Crappo
Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Kalamazoo & Lansing
Replies: 225
Views: 24531

Re: Kalamazoo & Lansing

the mainline ans siding are spiked down with feeders in place....surveyed for the turntable and got that built and installed yesterday...

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by Gov. Crappo
Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Kalamazoo & Lansing
Replies: 225
Views: 24531

Re: Kalamazoo & Lansing

its been a while i know!!...and yes hopefully better "point to point" operation now....have one other extension planned for a "Downtown branch" off the main yard