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 Posted: Fri Feb 8th, 2019 02:31 pm
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I like the idea of a tramway operation on an island.

If I had more room, I would have located my Appetite layout on a group of islands in Lake Superior.
The geology on the Minnesota side near the Canadian border is very rugged.
The plan was to have only one island with suitable conditions for docking boats.
All other islands would be reached by bridges between islands.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 8th, 2019 03:22 pm
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Larry, boats, islands, and railways- a great combination.

If I had the space, I would add a small airfield on this island. 

Civilian aviation of the 1920s is another interest of mine.  

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A interesting book covering a railway around St Kitts Island "The St. Kitts Railway",
about a Sugar Cane operation on the Island,
lots of photos and track layout.

Pub Locomotive International Publication
by Jim Horsford in 2004

ISBN 1-900340-18-6




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 Posted: Fri Feb 8th, 2019 03:35 pm
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Thanks for the heads up on that book, Ken.

I did check and Amazon has it available used, but it is a little expensive.

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David

As a side note, the air strip for St. Kitts is next to the sugar mill yards.



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 Posted: Fri Feb 8th, 2019 08:09 pm
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Here is another little layout concept. 

The poor little church in the valley could not afford to buy adjacent land for their grave yard,
but a large, cheap parcel was available on the bluff overlooking the church. 

Being frugal, the church elders purchased the land and figured that the only way to reach it was a small railway. 

The way up was a long and gentle grade so that coffins would not slide off the coffin car,
but coming down was a lot shorter and a lot less gentle
(the locomotive brakes could help slow the funeral train.) 

The engineer/fireman/grave stone maker had a small business next to the church. 

Since there were pine trees on that bluff,
the railway came to be know as the "Rest in the Pines" RR. 

Once a new coffin car arrives it will be lettered "RIP RR". 

Thanks for looking. 
Regards, Dave L.


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 Posted: Sat Feb 9th, 2019 12:29 am
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There seems to be no end to cool concepts for a minimum gauge railway.

Hauling trash to some distant landfill might be another concept to explore.

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Hauling trash to some distant landfill

Don't put crazy ideas where my wife may see them...

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 Posted: Sat Feb 9th, 2019 01:33 am
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Here's the concept for the RIP RR funeral car. 

A hearse body mounted to the flat car will add a little more protection for the deceased's coffin on the trip up to the final resting place. 

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Hi David,

I really like the way your railroad ideas evolve. 

I have been traveling down a similar path with my Von Leipnik Interplanetary Transport Co.

Located on a small island in Lake Superior, the company site includes
a machine shop / manufacturing facility, library, laboratory, astronomical observatory,
as well as a hand-full of other structures.

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