Designing A Layout Based On A Single Industry

Mountain man is right again. On my mainly logging outfit there are 18 delivery locations in my saw mill town. there are the obvious logs in, and lumber out, but there is also machinery to the mill and the car and engine shops, a coal wholesaler, an oil wholesaler, and the company store to be supplied. Outward loads from the company store/ warehouse go to the logging camps to supply them. then there is coal and wood delivered for locomotive fuel. and don't forget the ubiquitous team track.

In a more modern or urban setting, some of that might not be necessary, all the more reason to avoid the modern urban setting.

On my railroad I have two interchanges with standard gauge railroads, and a narrow gauge connection as well, I can add in some bridge traffic if I get desperate.

Bill Nelson