americaN - Lauffen 2013

  

americaN module layout - Lauffen 2013

At the Lauffen meeting May 09 to 12 2013, FREMO americaN operated one of the biggest layouts so far. Participants came from Sweden, Netherlands and Germany, modules from Sweden and Germany.

 

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For more details, look at the pdf.

 

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Schematic plan

 

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Operations control by dispatchers René and Marc

 

 

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Claus, Gerd, and Naomi at Haslingen Steel Mill

 

A lot of trains at the same time:
We could move the train up to here...

 

 

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or here...

 

 

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maybe there?

 

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okay, this will be fine.

 

 

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then: nearly empty Haslingen Steel interchange yard, but probably only for a short time. 

Manfred, Gerd, Bernd, Oliver, Claus

 

 


 

Set up:

 

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Andreas, at around 11:00 h

 

First impressions of layout, after set up, Thursday night: 

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view from the stage: left side
Claus, Jan, Wilfried, Marc

 

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right side
Wilfried, Marc, Jürgen, René, Manfred

 

 


 

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Watkins, which in this layout is directly besides Yard Extension, seems to be used as car park because Yard Extension got a lot of cars. On the other hand, all engines are busy outside this engine service yard.

 

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Watkins, Some time later, cars are back in Yard Extension, and some engines back. 

Watkins in front, Yard Extension in the middle, then 2nd Street

 

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View back, from 2nd Street and Yard Extension to Watkins

 

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2nd Street, with Yard Extension on the left. View towards the branch line.

We now move into this branch line.

 

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2nd Street, with Main Line crossing in front 

 

 

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2nd Street

 

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2nd Street, looking back from the other side

After 2nd Street, the branch passes KT Feldspar, and gets to  Florida Chemicals:

 

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Florida Chemical

 

 

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view of Florida Chemical, Branch Line in front from left to right

 

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next on the Branch Line: Tropicana 

 

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and Homestead, with a runaround.

 

The branch continues to Burney Paper Mill (which I did not take any photos, sorry for that! Have a look at the videos, you will find it there.) and ends at Coors Brewery:

 

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from Golden Branch towards Coors Brewery

 

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What can be found in here? Jens, searching.

 

Detail of the brewery module:

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Yes, this is "N" - scale, module by Elmar Manfroid

 

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End of Branch Line. 

Behind: Claus, Marc and Dirk W. are busy at Burney Paper Mill

 


 

Lazy Creek Mine, built in Sweden by Olle, had the first set up in an americaN layout: 

 

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Lazy Creek Mine, set up by Olle and Per-Olov from Sweden.

 


 

Luketown:

 

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Michael with Clinch River Railroad T-Shirt...

 

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switching with Clinch River Railroad engines #21 and #22 and Coal Train "Black in Black" in Fremont Branch

 


 

Haslingen Steel Mill: 

 

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Claus, Dirk J. and Jan in Haslingen Steel Mill , which had a lot of external and internal traffic. 

More photos of Haslingen Steel Mill are here, on an extra page.

 

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Haslingen Steel Mill, an electric arc furnace.
For illustration of steel making, this photo shows the Tapping the electric arc furnace, at Fonderie et Acierie Denain, Denain.
Foto und (c) Uwe Niggemeier, www.stahlseite.de/ Veröffentlicht mit Genehmigung / published with permission

 


 

Switching in 2nd Street:

 

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What do you think? Stephan, Andreas, Elmar and Marc in 2nd Street

 

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Yeah!

 

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Andreas and Michael are next to switch in 2nd Street and KT Feldspar

 

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Manfred and Jürgen in Yard Extension

 

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Jan, ready to depart at Parkwater Yard

 

 


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