An overdue update

It’s been a way to long time since my last update on the Cleveland & Eastern RR. But I am still working on it but with a much slower pace than in the past. And because I put more time into developing cool stuff for you, things went real slow – really. But here...

EMD NW2 for C&E RR

Today I caught a new resident on the C&E at Elizabeth Oaks. I have never noticed that switcher around here. I saw C&E #76 idling at the engine facility earlier today. In the afternoon she was working the tracks at East Grain Mill complex. I took a photo from the depot side as she...

Terraforming

Last week I resumed work on the part of my layout I call the “Mine Section” – because there are two coal mines located. Within the week I spent some hours gluing down some foam board and shaping the rough landscape. Finally I filled the larger gaps with lightweight putty. Here are some “proof...

Back in action

Last time I did some work on the Cleveland & Eastern dates back to late 2017 as I prepared the Elizabeth Oaks section for our local bi-anual train show. 1 and a half years …. maybe a bit longer … later the Cleveland & Eastern is still here. I freed some hours last sunday...

Preparations

As the big convention shop in October is getting closer, work increases on the Cleveland & Easter layout. The past days I started to construct a movable foundation for the layout segments. They need to be solid and easy to assemble once at the show. Valance and backdrop will be made of cardboard, I...

Modifications II

On my previous post about the ongoing modifications on the Cleveland & Eastern I talked about the ideas and expectations I have on the alteration of the layout. Well, a few weeks later I can summarize the modification as success ! We ran our first Operation Session mid January with the new layout and...

Modifications

After running operation sessions for a while and placing load on the Elizabeth Oaks Yard it turned out that this yard is not frequented as intentionally planed.    The C&E has currently a maximum trafficload of 55 cars on all spots. Dividing the cars up to the two yards – Elizabeth Oaks an Sarverville...

Engine Service Area Part 1

After I finished the engine shed, it is now time to finish off the rest of the service area scene at Elizabeth Oaks. With a tweak in the general track arrangement I was able to have one dedicated track for fuel/sand loads and for caboose storage behind the two main engine tracks. Now I...

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