SpaceMouse said:Well you better get to work on that plan now, because come November you're going to be packing and come December you'll be unpacking and if you don't have a plan to think about you might just go nuts. (I know I would).
NZRMac said:Chip you suggested three peninsulas, when I posted my plan on the MR forum, I still can't see how to make them fit and have some long track runs?
I like the centre peninsula idea I had, but realise I need to do some research into Norfolk & Western and pick some of their line I would like to model.
Soooo much to do!!
SpaceMouse said:The center pennisula is wider than I remember it.
What I see from the layout is that you want to run trains around the track, probably through scenery. You have no provisions for switching, or sidings for industry, so I assume you want none.
Can you elaborate on what you envison doing with the layout? What is the purpose of the layout? By this I mean, what are the trains doing?
Is this a model railroad, or are trains just running so you can watch them? This is not a value judgement, rather just a call for you to define what we are looking at.
Research is the step you seem to be at. N&W gives you some leeway. I don't know what facilities you have availible. Here in the states I would say find a book--probably through reccomendation--and order through interlibrary loan.NZRMac said:The era is a good question, roster so far Class J 4-8-4, 2-8-8-2, two SD40-2's two sw8 switchers. 100 ton hoppers (20 of those ) all Norfolk & Western, Pioneer Zephyr, Acela. So it's modern with some old steam train excursions?
Unsure of the location need something that is mega busy, lots of switching, loco service. Coal using industry would be cool.
I stumbled into Norfolk & Western ( LHS had some cheap ore cars )
I'm hopeless at research, can't concentrate long enough!! LOL.
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