HO Lumber Module

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by TruckLover, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Hey guys, just thought I would post something I just came up with :mrgreen:

    Its a Module that is 5 feet long x 24" wide

    Ive always wanted to do something using the Walthers Cornerstone Lumber Buildings so......

    Here are the buildings I included in the plan:
    1. Mountain Lumber Company Sawmill - Walthers Model Railroad Mall -- product information page for 933-3058
    2. Walton and Sons Lumber Company Warehouse - Walthers Model Railroad Mall -- product information page for 933-3057
    3. Sawmill Outbuildings - Walthers Model Railroad Mall -- product information page for 933-3144
    All the track is Atlas C83 and the Turnouts are all Atlas Custom Line #4 and the crossing in the middle is a 45 degree.

    I originally did the trackplan in Atlas Freeware but couldnt get the buildings to go at an angle how I wanted them so I simply coppied the trackplan over to photoshop and then drew the buildings in using the dimentions on Walthers Web Site.

    Here is the trackplan:

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    and here it is without all the words for a more clear look

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    In between the black lines on either side is 5'

    Now I realize that this trackplan leaves hardly any room for switching operations, especially at the bottom left corner with the 2 switches, but this is just something im building for looks and fun, no operating trains on this one, ill just use it to take some pics on :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    So with that said, what do you guys think?

    Any comments/suggestions are welcome
  2. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    looks like you got a good setup there :thumb: .and a great place for even better photo shoots :mrgreen: .so what era is it,modern day,50's,1800's?.and even if there is no operation.its easily expandable in the future for great operational possibilities :wave:--josh
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Josh!!! I think it is pretty good for such a small module and considering I did this one in an hour lol

    This will be the modern era Lumber Operation with modern cars :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Exactly, this is going to make for some pretty cool pics I think
  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    wow,one hour! thats quick!was this one of those "spur of the moment" motivations? :mrgreen: .
    i've thought about building a diorama of a local lumber mill called "marfab lumber" on glencrossing way.there used to be a bridge over the ENTIRE intersection to that one industry.ill show pic slater if you want.--josh

  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Yup, it was one of those spur of the moment type things lol I was in chat on another forum and one of my buddies is like uhh ohh we have 2 Josh's in the house (the other Josh was jbaakko) and he said I just thought of a cool name for a lumber compay or something and he said Josh and Josh Lumber and I said hey thats cool Ive always wanted to do a lumber scene and now here I am lol making a lumber module trackplan :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Id love to see the pic, I always like seeing pics :thumb: :mrgreen:

    here is an updated plan for the Lumber module, I moved the 2 switches to the middle that were on the far left corner.

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  6. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    well,i've had some bad luck.i cant fnd ANY pics of mar-fab lumber on google.if anyone knows a place i can try or has some pics theyd be really nice for me and my future ventures :mrgreen: and josh here.TIA.and sorry i couldnt get pics earlier josh i didnt think i be this hard :confused: --josh
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    its okay Josh, im sure they will turn up or someone can give us a link :mrgreen:
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Another small update, extended the top siding to wrap around tha back of the building.

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