MICHIGAN SUGAR CO. CARROLLTON in HO SCALE

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MICHIGAN SUGAR CO. CARROLLTON in HO SCALE

Unread postby rustbeltrailroad » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:29 am

Here is the start of section 1 of my layout, Michigan Sugar Co. at Carollton (between Saginaw and Zilwaukee). The functioning name of the railroad is a spin off the old Oglebay Norton Saginaw Docks operation in Saginaw, it is called Saginaw Terminal Docks (STD). The time frame is the 1980s and closely sticking to real prototype; when finished it will span between Mershon Jct. and the building of the Zilwaukee Bridge / Sargent Docks (North of here is Bay City which will be hidden Staging). There will be lots of the old track and lots of switching including Michigan Elevator Exchange, The Docks, a couple smaller industries that still got a car or 2 in the 1980s, and Michigan Sugar Co. with be the main industry handling an variety of cars from airside hoppers and tanks to loads of limestone and coal to covered hoppers full of beet pellets and more. You can closely follow on http://www.facebook.com/saginawterminaldocks , but I will post on here too as trains start to move. Here are a couple pics to see where I am at with the first section... You can see in the image from google earth the tracks I am modeling, the two main lines/sidings at the bottom of the image will come later on...
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Re: MICHIGAN SUGAR CO. CARROLLTON in HO SCALE

Unread postby AARR » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:33 am

Looking forward to your progress
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Re: MICHIGAN SUGAR CO. CARROLLTON in HO SCALE

Unread postby KVERBERK » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:54 am

Looks good, looking forward to updates.
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Re: MICHIGAN SUGAR CO. CARROLLTON in HO SCALE

Unread postby rustbeltrailroad » Tue May 16, 2017 1:35 am

GOT THE BACKDROP IN!
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Re: MICHIGAN SUGAR CO. CARROLLTON in HO SCALE

Unread postby rustbeltrailroad » Tue May 16, 2017 1:37 am

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Re: MICHIGAN SUGAR CO. CARROLLTON in HO SCALE

Unread postby SousaKerry » Tue May 16, 2017 10:11 am

Saginaw Terminal Docks (STD)



STD the 12 year old in my is dying from laughter :mrgreen: :lol: :lol:
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Re: MICHIGAN SUGAR CO. CARROLLTON in HO SCALE

Unread postby rustbeltrailroad » Wed May 24, 2017 5:47 pm

The fascia is finished! When the GT took over the PC tracks from Mershon to Bay City it did not bother to paint over anything... hence the color.
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