|On “The Plan” page I have each of the structures and most of them linked to a thread – either on this blog or a forum|
|As my imaginary history has evolved for my layout, the names have also evolved.|
|Lugoff, Camden and Northern Railroad|
– Originally I just picked a name out of my virtual hat and at the time applied it to my On30 modules. Since that time it has migrated to a Standard Gauge line and parent of the On30 Deep River Railroad and the Hill Valley Coke Company On18 operations. Since it makes no sense for a narrow gauge line to be servicing facilities and a standard gauge line in the same place, I don’t show the LC&NRR at all. IF I ever build a large layout that would change.
Thinking that “LCN” is incorrect. It should be either the “LC&N” or the “LC&NRR“
|Deep River Railroad|
– This is the name you see at the top of the page – Currently this is the name for the On30 line. The story being that in the ( [insert date]: late 1800’s or early 1900’s – haven’t decided yet) a group of investors moved the equipment from a mine in South America that had closed (30″ railway) back to the Carolinas to move aggregates. The idea is that a dedicated narrow gauge moving aggregates (including sand and gravel), rock and minerals survives into the early 1940s. The list of minerals extracted may give an idea of how the railroad survived. It is the rarity of the minerals .. mostly metals that makes moving on a narrow gauge profitable.
Carbonadium, Duranium, Fiminum, Harbenite, Unobitanium
Since the DRRR is a subsidiary of Lugoff & Camden Aggregates I moved all of the DRRR to the top arc and added L&C Aggregates Co. to the bottom. I also reduced the font height. I used Baskerville Old Face; size:80 with both foreground and background set to same color and Stroke width to 6.0
|Deep River Coal & Coke Company|
– This is the On18 line. The small gauge is due to it running directly from a fairly nearby coal mine to the Coking Operation. I had originally named it the “Hill Valley Coke Company” – as I had to have something at the time. I was letting the On18 Plate Girder bridge when I decided to rename it the DRC&C – since the DRRR was adjacent .. figured .. what the heck.
Modified so DEEP RIVER COKE & COAL” arching over the top with “LC&N AGGREGATE CO.” on the bottom.