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Brakie

Member
Guys,I am helping a very good friend design a N Scale layout on a 36" x72" hollow core door and as of now we are stumped and need help.
The wants.

1.A small 3-4 track yard.

2.A Small town area with 2-3 industries.

3.A power plant /mine loads in/empties out.

The first two is the easy part #3 is where we are stumped.

The givens.He would like not to have any steep grades and prefers to have no grades.

My thoughts is to have a Mountain on one end with the mine at one end and the power plant at the other with the main line passing behind the mountain while 2 hidden tracks connect the power plant and mine.
Any suggestions,ideas or plans is quite welcome.
 

SpaceMouse

Fun Lover
Of course, you can use the scenic divider down the center and have a scene split.

Side A Yard
Side B Power Plant and coal mine.

Side A Yard and Mine
Side B Power Plant

Side A Yard and Plant
Side B Mine
 
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dthurman

Guest
MR had an article/layout build with that idea Chip, it was a Conrail based layout, though a hair bigger, it did work. I would have to dig for that issue and date.
 

Brakie

Member
Well,a view block will play a major roll in the mine/power plant loads in empties out..
It just dawn on to me that Ron is really after a mini Clinchfield layout.:eek: I am sure the older N scalers will recall that MR project layout from 78..A great layout..
 




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