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"A TWIST IN THE PLAN"

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"A TWIST IN THE PLAN"
Posted by TrainsRMe1 on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 7:05 PM

Hi All

Im planning my trackplan for my new layout, I will be working on in our new home, the question is part of the plan is on peninsula, and the track just loops around the peninsula,what I would like to have is a Tehaphi type curve, could I use woodland scenic risers and inclines for this construction? ??

Thanks Gang.

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Posted by E-L man tom on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 7:54 PM

I too am planning a new layout (train room almost complete!).

I'm not into the "Tehachapi" thing, but in the most recent issue of Kalmbach's "Build a Small Model Railroad", winter. 2018, page 10, "Santa Fe and Southern Pacific in a Spare Room", there's an N scale layout, (albeit small) that features the Tehachapi Pass. And, even though you may not be planning a small layout, and not in N scale, you may have some idea of what you can incorporate into yours.

Tom Modeling the free-lanced Toledo Erie Central switching layout.
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Posted by riogrande5761 on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 8:16 PM

Can't seem to post photos on my smart phone but you could use wood risers instead.

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Posted by TrainsRMe1 on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 8:17 PM

My layout will be mid size, and it will be in Nscale. I  will check out that article and see how it might help in my plans.

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Posted by TrainsRMe1 on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 9:25 PM

Hey Rio Grande

That's cool, I have problems posting from my phone as well as computer lol!

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Posted by cuyama on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11:59 AM

E-L man tom
I'm not into the "Tehachapi" thing, but in the most recent issue of Kalmbach's "Build a Small Model Railroad", winter. 2018, page 10, "Santa Fe and Southern Pacific in a Spare Room", there's an N scale layout, (albeit small) that features the Tehachapi Pass.

That's an HO scale plan of a freelanced branchline inspired by the general Tehachapi area (also published in the July 2104 MR). It’s a very nicely done layout, but doesn't include The Loop and may not be that useful to the Original Poster. Here’s a page about that special issue that includes the track plan:
http://mrr.trains.com/issues/2017/build-a-small-model-railroad

And for subscribers, here is a search in the track plan data base that does include some Tehachapi layouts of various scales, some of which model The Loop: 
http://mrr.trains.com/how-to/track-plan-database?size=&scale=&type=&q=Tehachapi

 

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Posted by E-L man tom on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 1:59 PM

cuyama
E-L man tomI'm not into the "Tehachapi" thing, but in the most recent issue of Kalmbach's "Build a Small Model Railroad", winter. 2018, page 10, "Santa Fe and Southern Pacific in a Spare Room", there's an N scale layout, (albeit small) that features the Tehachapi Pass. That's an HO scale plan of a freelanced branchline inspired by the general Tehachapi area (also published in the July 2104 MR). It’s a very nicely done layout, but doesn't include The Loop and may not be that useful to the Original Poster. Here’s a page about that special issue that includes the track plan:http://mrr.trains.com/issues/2017/build-a-small-model-railroad

Yes, I stand corrected. That is an HO, not an N scale layout. But, then again, it may be useful to the original poster. Just gives an idea of the general topography, nothing actually specific.

Tom Modeling the free-lanced Toledo Erie Central switching layout.
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Posted by tedtedderson on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 2:57 PM

riogrande5761

Can't seem to post photos on my smart phone but you could use wood risers instead.

 

What is the issue you're having?  I used to have problems too until I turned the phone to landscape orientation (turn the phone 90° in my hands) then I could hit the "Ok" button.  The "ok" button is offscreen in portrait orientation.  Hope this solves your issue. 

T e d

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