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Title: Bronx Terminal - Pointwork Spectactular
Post by: Mark Damien on April 09, 2007, 08:15:33 PM
G'day All,

Take a look at this site.
It is of the Central New Jersey Bronx Terminal.
The trackwork is fabulous.
It has a couple of videos as well.
I'm sure it will look great when it's completed.

http://www.bronx-terminal.com/

Select the links on the page to expand the each section for more detail.




Title: Re: Bronx Terminal - Pointwork Spectactular
Post by: brad on April 09, 2007, 09:48:55 PM
It looks a lot like the Harlem terminal in this years MRP but the pictures are better. OUTSTANDING track work. Thanks for the link.

brad


Title: Re: Bronx Terminal - Pointwork Spectactular
Post by: Stephen Warrington on April 09, 2007, 11:10:54 PM
wowzers, amazing track work thank goodness the ICRR didnt have anything like that in the area I am modeling lol.

Stephen


Title: Re: Bronx Terminal - Pointwork Spectactular
Post by: WoundedBear on April 10, 2007, 11:21:44 AM
I need someone to draw me a track plan using Atlas sectional to replicate that.....lmfao. ::)

I wouldn't be able to figure out the routing to get a train through all that, let alone actually build it......excellent track work.


Title: Re: Bronx Terminal - Pointwork Spectactular
Post by: Seasaltchap on April 10, 2007, 12:24:41 PM


A few years ago PECO constructed the track plan of Waterloo Station, London, used in adverts of the time, to demonstrate what could be done with PECO track.


Title: Re: Bronx Terminal - Pointwork Spectactular
Post by: Atlantic Central on April 10, 2007, 01:21:36 PM
There where actually a number of these around the New York City area, owned by a number of different lines. Many where built from the same or similar plans. Harlem and Bronx are just two of the best documented ones.

And it is a neat modeling idea. Could be a stand alone module with a larger layout. The trackwork of the Harlem terminal isa little simpler and could easily be done with Atlas snap switches and crossings for the most part.

Sheldon


Title: Re: Bronx Terminal - Pointwork Spectactular
Post by: Gene P. on April 10, 2007, 06:47:17 PM
Great work!! Awesome link, thanks!


Title: Re: Bronx Terminal - Pointwork Spectactular
Post by: Mark Damien on April 13, 2007, 07:27:15 PM

Hi All,

 Tim has added an image of the Terminal taken in 1944.
If you ignore the distant background, it even looks like a well made model, especially with the automobiles in the foreground

http://www.bronx-terminal.com/


Title: Re: Bronx Terminal - Pointwork Spectactular
Post by: Mark Damien on May 06, 2007, 06:55:19 AM

Not satisfied with the difficulty factor involved with building the Bronx Terminal trackwork in HO scale, Tim is now experimenting with it in N scale - Take a look at his lattest entry.

www.bronx-terminal.com/


Title: Re: Bronx Terminal - Pointwork Spectactular
Post by: pdlethbridge on May 06, 2007, 05:30:18 PM
when I first saw the terminal, I thought it was a roundhouse and turntable. The roundhouse part was correct, but it was for trucks. Awesome trackage, and it's all gone now.... :(


Title: Re: Bronx Terminal - Pointwork Spectactular
Post by: jsmvmd on May 08, 2007, 07:59:46 AM
Dear Friends,

Can anyone tell me where the "flaw" is?

Best, Jack


Title: Re: Bronx Terminal - Pointwork Spectactular
Post by: Mark Damien on May 08, 2007, 08:09:34 PM
Dear Friends,

Can anyone tell me where the "flaw" is?

Best, Jack


Hi Jack,

were you referring to the missing track that runs through the switch rails.
It's all explained in Part 1

www.bronx-terminal.com/index.php?paged=6

apparently the Bronx Terminal used removable rails.


Title: Re: Bronx Terminal - Pointwork Spectactular
Post by: jsmvmd on May 08, 2007, 11:20:56 PM
Dear Mark,

Thank you, and sorry for my "dumbestness."

Best Wishes,  Jack