americaN - Lauffen 2014

americaN module layout - Lauffen 2014 

 

At the Lauffen meeting October 02 to 05, 2014, FREMO americaN operated the biggest layout so far: 122 module meters!

Participants will come from Sweden and Germany, modules from Sweden and Germany.

 

Schematic Plan of Lauffen 2014 americaN 

Schematic Plan of the americaN country

 

 

This was the plan of the layout:

 

Layout Lauffen 2014 - americaN

 

The detaillied version as pdf is here.

 

Layout - Schema Lauffen 2014 americaN 

 

Layout scheme

 

 

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Details of Planning, all Trains, etc., you will find here

 

 

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the arriving cars: full of Equipment

 

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die ersten Module kommen in die Halle

 

the modules are arriving 

 

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More modules in the hall, and some are on their legs by now

 

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some modules have specially formed cases for transportation

 

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DCC Besprechung

 

A DCC dicussion. DCC was running a short time after the layout was set up.

 

Overview layout

Overview Layout

 

At Oct. 03, start of first time table was at 09:00 am.

 

Dispatcher Claus 

First dispartcher: Claus 

 

Sarah Creek Yard, americaN

 

Bernd operating at Sarah Creek Yard 

 

Sarah Creek Yard, americaN 

Sarah Creek Yard, Jan and Wilfried

 

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searching for cars to built the trains. Jürgen and Robert 

 

 

Whitehall, americaN 

Whitehall Yard. Oliver, Dirk, Bernd, guest.

 

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Simone, switching Whitehall Yard

 

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Chatteris (NE) in the back, with Stephan.
Yard Extension in , with Jürgen

 

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Stehpan and Wilfried, working at Chatteris

 

Chatteris, Nebraska (americaN) 

Details of Chatteris (NE)

 

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Four Oaks (NE) 

 

Same day, at about 23:00: some engineers and conductors are still working... 

 

Überblick

 

This is the night shift...

 

Dispatscher Stephan + Oliver 

Dispatcher Stephan + Oliver at night shift

 

 

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Peter, at Calahan Paper

 

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Lazy Creek Mine, with Robert

 

Watkins, americaN 

Watkins

 

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Watkins: Holdes for Car Cards with Waybills, one for every spot.

 

CSX engines at Watkins

 

CSX engines at Watkins

 

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Job descriptions for the trains pulled by CSX engines, americaN Lauffen 2014

 

Fremont Branch, americaN

 

Fremont Branch 

 

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Olle working at Chatteris, Jürgen at Yard Extension

 

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Jürgen at Yard Extension, Wilfried at Chatteris 

 

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Paper Work at Yard Extension

 

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Marc at 2nd Street (below),

Jan at Haslingen Steel Mill (front) 

 

Haslingen Steel Mill, americaN

 

Haslingen Steel Mill, Jan sorting cars

 

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Haslingen.

From left to right: Elmar (at Burney Paper), Robin, Andreas, Marc

 

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Per-Olov and Robin, at Haslingen

 

 

 

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Elmar, switching at Burney Paper

 

 

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Michael, switching at Clausen Storage

 

 


 

Premiere at an americaN Meeting: americaN TT 

These are the first modules "on stage":

 

americaN TT

 

Overview of the set up

 

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Corner, and set up of legs

 

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from the left ...

 

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around the corner (looking from behind) 

 

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same corner 

 

 

AmericaN TT modules 

Claus, one of the americaN TT builders, in discussion with Elmar

 

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next Tacoma Branch module (by Peter)

 

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moving to the right

 

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Detail: on top of the backdrop is the place to set up te Car Cards and Data Sheets

 

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4 tracks, on 18 cm. Module by Claus

Photo with all the surroundings, to give an impression of the size

 

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Detail without surroundings, to give an impression of depth

 


 

Burney Paper Branch, including Florida Branch 

 

Burney Yard, americaN

Burney Yard

This yard is an

  • interchange yard (two tracks on the left) 
  • industry support  (all other tracks)

Burney Yard is an "Industry Support Yard", built by Marc, according to the principles of railroad operations described in "Industry Spurs: how to coordinate Large Industries, Industry Support Yards and major Classification Yards"

This yard supports an industry railroad which is switching the Burney Paper Mill (behind), and (on this layout) the Florida branch (to the right).

To give an orientation: Burney Paper Mill got "only" 30 cars per day at this FREMO americaN meeting. The limitation was made because the layout system as a whole could not feed more than these 30 cars to this destination.

If the layout has more capacity for this paper mill, Burney mill gets more than 100 cars per day. Therefore, such an industry support yard is essential to operate the mill.  

 

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Burney Paper Mill, detail

 

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Burney Paper Mill, overview

 

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View from Burney Yard towards Florida Branch 

 

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Florida Chemicals 

 

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Florida Chemicals, other spots

 

 

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Tropicana

 

 

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Homestead

 

 

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Homestead, other side 

 


 

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Group photo, left to right: Manfred, Jan, Bernd, Robert, Elmar, Stephan, Olle, Oliver, Marc, Robin, Andreas, Claus, Peter, Per-Olov, Dirk, Jürgen, Wilfried and Michael.

Photo by Bernd (c) 2014, published with permission

 


Story of Planning americaN Lauffen 2014 

 

Here you get the detailled report of the planning process for this layout, and the operational concept.  

 


Videos von americaN Lauffen 2014

 

 

CSX Through Freight from Parkwater Yard to Moonrise Yard

 

 

 

Live Video of switching a local freight at Chatteris, Nebraska (americaN). 

 

 

 

Passenger Train from Erehwyna Yard via Haslingen Steel to Sarah Creek Yard

 


 

have a look at the other Sites about this meeting: