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Bill Piche

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Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2021, 01:03:23 PM »
Literally every engine house I have ever encountered, and I worked for the railroad as a career the stalls were numbered left to right. Not from proximity to the mainline.

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It could be worse. They could use the New Haven system and every track away from the mainline is even on one side and odd on the other (which would make the runthrough track 17 and the bays 19, 21, and 23)
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Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2021, 01:42:02 PM »
How about the PRR mainline scheme 1,2,C,and D?

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Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2021, 01:46:35 PM »
yes.....but in Wiscasset Track one was on the left...

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Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2021, 07:07:33 PM »
I share the sentiment to keep the bay numbering order the SAME as on the shop and carbarn.  I have enough trouble keeping track of them in my mind anyway, and this will just add to the confusion.  KISS.

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Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2021, 10:22:56 PM »
Well, if you are looking at the back of the roundhouse, track 1 is on the left. No matter which side you stand on, track 2 is the center. Track 1 wi be the most frequently used track, being the in service track.
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Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2021, 10:51:19 PM »
I think we can all agree to find some middle ground on track 2.

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Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Reply #36 on: March 22, 2021, 11:27:57 AM »
Conway Scenics stalls are right to left, stall 1, being the run through stall, then stall 2, then the shortest stalls being 3 & 4 furthest from the main line. Most railroads have numbered stalls or tracks starting out from the main line.

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« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2021, 07:27:40 PM »
OK, there are a zillion different schemes.  How then about figuring out how to prominently mark all of the bays on all of the buildings so that everyone can see those at a glance from whatever direction they are viewing?

Is it prototypical, not for the permanent employees back in the early 1900's.  But for our ever rotating cast of staff and volunteers, potentially very useful.

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Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2021, 08:04:34 PM »
How about Letters, or maybe name each stall for a prominent Maine insect?

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« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2021, 08:32:24 PM »
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Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2021, 11:09:54 PM »
The stalls in the shop are 1,2,3,4.  The stalls in the car barn should be 5,6,7 (any direction).  The stalls in the roundhouse should be 8, 9, 10 (any direction).  If the speeder stall is added to the carbarn it should be adjusted accordingly.  With this system, stalls would not need clarification.  When someone says go to stall 6, one immediately knows it is the center stall of the carbarn without any explanation needed.

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Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2021, 11:19:26 PM »
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Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2021, 05:59:49 AM »
 I think the answer is to just put visible numbers over the doors to identify them. Numbered anyway you wish.

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Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2021, 09:14:53 AM »
Bernie's suggestion makes sense.

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Re: Roundhouse construction.
« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2021, 09:20:08 AM »
Numbers are already in place on the shop. I forget if the CB has them yet, but same sequence. The one closest to the Main is #1. This applies to all buildings no matter which way you are looking at them. All you have to know is where the main is.

And I disagree with Bernie. There is nothing wrong with each building having a #1 track. Shop track 1 gives you the location and track. Roundhouse track 1 does the same, as does Car Barn track 1 or shortened to Barn track 1.
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