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Part 34: A new beginning :-)

Posted by M Graff , 10 April 2012 · 509 views

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This is how I have planned my new layout to look.
There will be some changes along the way I think.... :-)
I have designed it to include my current layout along the left side.
The size is nice to fill with landscape. The room is 6.5 x 4.5 meters.
The possibility to have a decent sized harbour is really exciting!
Almost true to scale liberty ship maybe? :-)
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Looks like an effective layout - lots of scope for operation, with the barge traffic extending the possibilities. I always have like U.S modelling and this looks to be a good'un!


scots region
Apr 10 2012 22:33
Ooh nice, love the urban dockside feel, and I wish I could make track plans as lovely as yours :/

Looks like it would be a lot of fun to operate, and the intersecting curves on the harbour approach are really attractive. There are a couple of spots (around the roundhouse, along the top right) where you have vertical separation and quite a bit of track, do you think there's enough room for the retaining walls, banks, etc.?

Looks like it would be a lot of fun to operate, and the intersecting curves on the harbour approach are really attractive...

Agreed, but would it not make sense to complete the triangle with a straight line across the top where the small building is drawn? This would add the possibility of useful reversing and propelling moves into the dock area.

I have made a "small" change on the plan:
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feels much more complete...
Smashing. I think the second version looks much more of a piece. I especially like the dock/car float area. I've said it before, but there's something about railways and water.... nice job; I look forward to seeing it take shape.


Another touched up version, with all the quirks removed.....
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M-K & Eastern RR

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I started this HO scale layout in the spring of 2010 to suit the requirements of the Layout challenge (wich was a success, thanks to all that voted!).
This layout is freelanced and is meant to depict a US railroad in the middle of WW2. I based it loosely on the likes of RRRR and other small railroads on the north eastern coast.
It has a Barge operation as the base for its operations, and it makes the possibilities almost endless, regarding what kind of cars that is being seen on it.
I will show many of the different techniques here on the Blog. Enjoy!

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