The Alexander's Line in n-scale

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  1. trains1972

    trains1972 Member

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    Here is the track design for my layout. I named it Alexander's line in rememberance of my son. The tracks run straighter then on the design. The layout is 12' x 11' with a double main line, 84 feet of track for each main line, the curves are 21" rad. and 19" rad. The plans only show the track plans. I am going to put a mountain across the top section to hide the curve tracks under a tunnels. The track level changes 1/8" for ever 16" of run. I still have to figure out a way to hide the bottom curves so that it does not look like 3 loops when finished.

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  2. trains1972

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    here are some features on the layout that take away from the boaring oval designs.
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    The plywood area is going to be a city in the bottom picture.
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    I do need suggestions for one area. I want to hide the curve tracks some how. This section is below the level of the city and on the opposite side of the layout then the mountain range. Any ideas?
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  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looking Good :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  4. Russ Bellinis

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    Build a really big city where the trains disappear in the midst of all of the buildings. Kind of like George Selios' Franklin and South Manchester.
  5. TomPM

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    Looks like you are off to great start! Nice job!
  6. trains1972

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    here are some more pictures of my layout
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    1)The top train is at the area the city will be at. The bottom train is the area that I need to figure out how to hide the tracks.
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    2)here are two 2-8-0 sitting on the main line with the ground covering done.
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    3) 2-8-0 running near the new city that I am building
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    4) the freight train stopped by the factory at the far side of the city
  7. trains1972

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    Here are more pictures of the layout. I have pictures of what is done on the city and the begining of the winter scene. let me know what you think of the work my sons and I are doing.
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    More of the city

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    Winter scene
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    more of the winter scene.
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    Looking Even Better trains1972 :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: