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Here is the finalized track design for my new layout. Lower deck has Bombay Station, upper has Delhi station.
My new layout is on two decks, Below is the tentative design of upper deck. This will have Delhi station and yards, connecting to Bombay station on the lower deck using a Helix.
New Layout Plan is starting to take shape. Layout will be in 2 decks with a Helix connecting the lower and upper deck. Plan below is for lower deck and will have Bombay Station and yard.
I am in the process of moving and my current layout will be replaced with a larger and better layout at my new place. I am in the process of dismantling my layout. Until the new layout is built there will be no new updates. I will blog occasionally.
My WAG12 model on trial runs on my layout (Layout is being demolished and will be replaced by a new one in a new location, with more track and features). This will be the last video for a few months till the new layout is finished.
Here is my 12000 HP double electric locomotive WAG12 which is 9,000 kW at the wheel rim. Made by Alstom of France in India. To be introduced by IR in the Eastern Freight corridor. I will post a video of it soon.
My new WDG4G locomotive is nearly ready. Here are some pictures. DCC sound have to be still installed. As soon as DCC Sound is installed I will post a video.
The prototype is made by GE of USA and is a GE Evolution design. It’s a dual-cab locomotive with a 4,500-horsepower engine. A total of about 700 GE ES43ACmi (4500 HP) 300 ES57ACi - single cab (6000 HP) will be produced.
A rare WDM2 Jumbo locomotive operating on my layout. These were WDM2 locos which had full-width short hood; these are unofficially termed 'Jumbos'. These were apparently produced with the idea of improving the visibility for the drivers
A video of a WDM2 starting from cold position, honking its horn and then shutting down. This is to demonstrate the startup/shutdown sequence of some of my WDM2 locos.
Here a Motorized Crane and a Tamping Machine are maintaining a track at the Bombay Yard. They start out and then reverse to run a second pass on the track.
VideoHere a multi gen set WDM2G pulls out of Swai Madhupur junction with a goods train. This is the latest ALCO, based on the WDM3D with it’s same under-frame and high-adhesion bogies. The single 3300 hp engine of the WDM3D has been replaced by three 800 hp “gensets” which can work individually in parallel. This means that one, two or three of the Gensets can be operated depending on the situation and power required, translating into tremendous energy-efficiency (two engines can be shut down while running light or idling). Looks only vaguely like the Indian ALCOs and more like American locomotives
I am of Indian descent and moved to the USA in Mid 1970's. Model Railroads and Model Remote Controlled Aircraft are my two hobbies both of which I have been pursuing since my childhood in India.