UpdatesGrass and weeds are almost completed. I also started to heavily weather the concrete pads, particularly in the coal dealer areas. It's quite promising and it blends everything together nicely.
I also started to build the concrete ramp out of styrene. It's already in the weathering process and when dry, it will be permanently glued on the layout with epoxy.
RequestsI'm looking for second hand or unbuilt cars to populate the layout, mainly from North Eastern roads. I'm open to any reasonable offer and cars can be old kits or RTR models, as long as they are suitable for the mid-1950s and fit the theme. I have no preference for manufacturers, as long as they are decent. But remember, no trainset quality stuff (Model Power, old Life-Like, Bachman, Tyco, name it).
According to historic pictures of Harlem Station, here is a list of suitable cars to give you an idea of what I'm looking for. Sure, Erie cars should be a priority.
40ft Steel and OSB wood boxcars: mainly Erie, Pennsylvania, Milwaukee Road, Southern, Norfolk & Western, ATSF (Chief, DF), Monon
Steel hoppers (varied prototype): Erie, Pennsylvania, Reading, Lehigh Valley.
40ft & 50ft Flat cars: North Eastern Roadnames.
40ft & 50ft Gondolas: North Eastern Roadnames.
40ft Reefers: FGE (steel, insulated with plugdoor), wine (Chateau Martin, etc.)
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's a more comprehensive list I once made:
|Erie||OSB boxcar||Accurail 4116|
|Erie||Twin hopper outside brace||26551|
|Pennsy||Old 40' steel boxcar||Round Keystone|
|Pennsy||OSB boxcar 8 panels||Accurail 4304|
|MILW||OSB boxcar 6 panels||Accurail 7005|
|D&H||Outside brace steel hopper|
|C&O||Steel boxcar DD||With the logo|
|ATSF||Steel boxcar 50ft||DF logo||11129|
|N&W||Steel boxcar DD||43384|
|Pennsy||Twin hopper g panel|
|Pennsy||Quad hopper 10 panel|
|Ann Arbor||Steel boxcar|
|N&W||Steel boxcar||Large lettering|
|CNJ||Steel flat hopper||55 ton|
|Lehigh Valley||Hopper 55 ton|
Chris Schmuck kindly remarked another road crossing existed near the freight house. This area was never documented during Harlem Station's existence.
First: What's the exact location of the crossing (photographic evidence?). Here are two options.
Second: I need information about the freight house. The facade on East 150th Street is never depicted on photos I've seen so far, particularly the 2 storeys part. Any hints or factual information would be appreciated.