Actual trackplan

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by csxengineer, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

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    From a industrial complex outside of pittsburgh. Whatcha think?

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  2. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

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    The industries

    Now keep in mind that most of these industries are gone, or changed. Most of the track is either removed, hidden in weeds, or paved over. I don't know what alot of them were, but I thought it would make a good starting point for a 5'x5' switching layout in N scale.
  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I think that would make a great layout.
    Although since I like continuous running, I'd probably complete at least one loop around.
  4. Russ Bellinis

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    I looks great, and I can see all sorts of possibilities. If someone had an apartment and didn't have room for a 5 x 5, that layout could work on bookshelves as an around the walls switching layout.

    If it was built in a large basement with lots of "real estate" available, it would be a great start on a larger railroad. If it was in a corner so that access wasn't available all the way around, the spaces between the street and the curbs for the sidewalks would nicely hide a lift out access panel. For someone in that situation, they could have something to operate while the mainlines at the bottom of the picture were expanded in both directions to make a huge dream layout.