I'm trying to model Kokomo ca 1936, but I'm having trouble finding much C&S info. The Denver Library has a couple of pictures of the D&RGW depot, but nothing of the C&S depot.
Also, anyone know if they would have still had stub switches in Kokomo in 1936, or if they would have all been upgraded? (I knew there were some stub switches in the Como yard until the bitter end, but I've recently discovered that the Jefferson siding was still a stub switch in 1937, so I'm now wondering about Kokomo....)
DSP&P Historical Society's "Bogies and the Loop" has had some articles about Kokomo including photos of the depot.They have a CD available of back issues for around $30-the price may have gone up. DSP&P Historical Society
Buena Vista,CO 81211-0026
I'm not saying there weren't any point switches on the South Park but they would have been the exception - right to the end. Nothing says South Park trackage like stub switches - including several 3-way types. My default is stub. No one will question that choice.
Besides, I believe the standards only provide stubs - but I could be wrong because I haven't time to verify.
I have one #6 to a freight spur and and one #6 wye -- I'll plan on making those both stub switches.
I also have a #6 at one end of the Jefferson siding which I was planning on making a stub (as I'd previously found a picture of it).
After that I have two #8s which are curved (one at the other end of the Jefferson siding, and one leaving Kokomo). I feel a little nervous about putting a stub switch on a curve (operationally), so I might leave those points.
Then again, I don't have much experience with stub switches at all. Do they work fine on a curve? (HOn3, code 55 rail, if it matters.)
stubs are fine on curves or straights, I've forgotton how many I've built now over the years, must be now reaching a total of 45 to 50 in H0n3, 0n3, 7/8" and 18" full size. Rails were code 40, 55, 70, 125 and 12lb. Never had any problems except expansion on the sliderails pinching up on the headblock. Had that happen inside in H0n3 and outside in 7/8" and just last week on the 18". Stubs are so much easier to build than blades, I've only ever made 4 bladed and they're on the 10.25" park railway; hate 'em!
Back to our regular programming (C&S theme) sorry it's not Kokomo.
note:Spiked, drifted and jointed for the Main i.e. out-of-service.
Yes, the CRRM has the ICC map set (#38). I have one on order, but I haven’t seen it yet.
I couldn’t quite tell if the Colorado Narrow Gauge Quarterly site was still up and running, but heck, it was only $6.50 so I took a punt on it and ordered a copy of 1st Quarter 2008 (which I believe is the issue in question).
Do you mean the ICC 1915-1919 map set?
On 11 Mar 2015, at 03:30, Doug Heitkamp [via C&Sn3 Discussion Forum] <[hidden email]> wrote:
I believe that the article Chris wrote on Kokomo was publish in the "Colorado Narrow Gauge Quarterly".
These two photos in my computer files show the Kokomo depot, after it was moved from its original "downtown" location (in Doug's posted photo) up to the C&S mainline, to its final location just down grade from the snow shed covered cut and the trestle over the D&RG grade. Both date from after abandonment, c1940.
I'm sorry but I cannot reference the source of the photos, both attributed either to Richard B Jackson or Jackson Thode (don't know which Jackson!), added to my files years ago
Note the grade of the spur leading downtown in the foreground, the position of the handcar shed and outfit car body.
The second photo is from behind the depot, up the hillside above the grade and shows a second outfit car body and outhouse, as well as a view of "downtown" Kokomo in the distance.
I believe I have a copy of the Kokomo article that has been discussed. I will look for it and possibly send you a copy.
This is a part of a map that I put together for the DSP&P Historical Society for use in a presentation and the Bogies & the Loop articles. The versions in the two issues of B&L with Kokomo articles include tags showing where all the photos in the articles were taken from. The map was based on scans of the ICC maps overlaid with modern and historical aerial photos and USGS topo maps (including one old enough to show the switchback), as well as what we found during our two excursions to the site.