Posted by: bgtwindad | June 12, 2010

Glover’s Bend

I’m trying to kill a few birds with one post here. First, I’m testing the WordPress iPhone App. Second, I want to give a sneak preview a project that has been officially “under wraps”, though I’ve been hashing out the plans on for a while. Mahalo and many thanks to my friends there who have been helping!!

Anyway, I have decided to significantly expand the Mini-layout. The current tiny oval is just too small and offers little opportunity for operations.

The new layout is an 80×36 “hollow core door” or “HCD” layout featuring bridges, tunnels, a yard, a double loop main, staging – the works!! The track an is pretty well settled and I am working on details of the scenery plan, signaling and control.

I’ll post a layout map as soon as I get one cleaned up.

Centrally placed on the layout will be the town of Glover’s Bend. I am still considering the exact location and history, so I can’t even say what state it will be in just yet. Glover’s Bend is named after the very real, very small and very old Glover’s Gap, WV, which is something of an ancestral home for one branch of my family. The “bend” part of Glover’s Bend refers to the rather significant bend in the river behind the town and over which the railroad bridges twice.

The news, today, is the name. We only just settled on it.

I’m preparing to start on the benchwork right after our upcoming vacation. Stay tuned!


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