All I know about that place is where it is and that's about it. Never been in there. I do know that I need some cork roadbed and a few turnouts. I'll need a few sticks of flex track and then next tax season I will be on the hunt for a DCC set up. Slow going, for sure!Obviously they're not into internet sales.
That doesn't look all that far off from the track you already had in place for the industrial end of your layout. It should fit in there nicely. Just be careful you don't end up with too tight a radius. There are a couple places on that track plan that appear to have a very tight radius in the photo.
you are exactly right. They are using an 18" radius and I have room enough for a 22'' radius on the industry side and a 24" radius on the Neighborhood side. Still tight but I'm hoping that I can do it.That doesn't look all that far off from the track you already had in place for the industrial end of your layout. It should fit in there nicely. Just be careful you don't end up with too tight a radius. There are a couple places on that track plan that appear to have a very tight radius in the photo.
Thank you, Mr. Jim. I do appreciate your inputThe track you already have laid out on the industrial end of your layout looks like a good start towards duplicating that track plan. It looks like you have plenty of space to make it work. Its hard to tell, but it looks like there are a couple places on that track plan that have rather tight radius curves. I think you have enough space that you won't need to go as tight on the radius.
I really like your idea, Santa Fe Jack. I'll probably go with that.I would make a few modifications to that layout...
Instead of having the yard tracks bending up to the right (in the photo) why not keep them more in line with the yeard lead, and have them go down to the right. Straighter yard tracks are good, and I think these could even give you more yard track.
At that point, you could also extend the siding that is currently just around the inside of the curve, to go all the way across the straight section at the top, too. And maybe even more of the bottom.
That is a beautiful area despite Oppenheimer's attempts. I've been through there a few times and I really like it out there.I live in Los Alamos, about 20 miles northwest of Santa Fe, as the crow flies. It is a beautiful area, and I am thankful that I managed to figure out a way to move here 16 years ago. It's been a great place to raise kids, being safe, with great access to nature and world class geology, a highly educated populace, perfect climate, and green chiles! Speaking which, the roasting has begun! Yum yum!
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