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Completed Trackplan - Final

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MSM
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Completed Trackplan - Final
Posted by MSM on Sunday, August 8, 2021 11:36 AM

Thanks to everyone who commented and made suggestions on my posts.  With that being said, attached is my completed trackplan after many revisions. 

 MSM -

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 7j43k on Sunday, August 8, 2021 11:46 AM

Those words:  "1950's Free Lanced Southern Midwest" have me thinking there won't be any articulateds running.  If that's the case, then my concerns stated elsewhere about curve clearances are unwarranted.

 

Ed

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, August 8, 2021 11:54 AM

MSM: I am glad you settled on a trackplan that will suit your desires.

Be aware... I have never built a layout that followed the plan completely. It seems that once track is going down, a better way will sometimes become obvious.

Be flexible, and have fun!

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

MSM
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Posted by MSM on Sunday, August 8, 2021 12:30 PM

7j43k

Those words:  "1950's Free Lanced Southern Midwest" have me thinking there won't be any articulateds running.  If that's the case, then my concerns stated elsewhere about curve clearances are unwarranted.

 Ed

 

 

Correction:  1950's Midwest region was in error.  Should have read West - Midwest (include Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado) and yes I will be running Articulates.

 MSM

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Posted by Outsailing86 on Sunday, August 8, 2021 1:28 PM

When does construction start? YouTube channel?

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Posted by NVSRR on Monday, August 9, 2021 8:28 AM

Since plans always change,  I see an oppport unity to take the main and give it a double track appearance by running them parallel. Then do a Midwest style fly over.     Any prairie skyscrapers going in, farm coop and such?

shane

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Posted by snjroy on Monday, August 9, 2021 9:01 AM

NVSRR

Since plans always change,  I see an oppport unity to take the main and give it a double track appearance by running them parallel. Then do a Midwest style fly over.     Any prairie skyscrapers going in, farm coop and such?

shane

 

Interesting question about the track. I associated the layout with mountain scenery. My first reaction to Shane's double-track idea was that it would impact the "mountain scenery" effect, if that's the plan. Single tracks look so much longer than double tracks, that would diminish the grandeur of mountain scenery. On the other hand, there are so many tracks in the yard sections that it just begs for a lot of trains running at the same time... So yes, a double track for the mainline, with perhaps less curls, would probably be more in synch with the rest.

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Posted by kasskaboose on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 3:42 PM

Can't wait for the results.  I hope this isn't your 1st effort.  Such an undertaking can take awhile and becoming overwhelming.

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Posted by snjroy on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 9:35 AM

kasskaboose

Can't wait for the results.  I hope this isn't your 1st effort.  Such an undertaking can take awhile and becoming overwhelming.

 

Yes, that trackwork+turntable is going to take a lot of work and resources... I would start with the mainline, and do the furthest yard tracks first, then gradually work my way towards the fascia. I find that getting trains running ASAP helps a lot from a morale perspective!

Simon 

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