How about some pics of our track plans!!

dave f Nov 16, 2000

  1. dave f

    dave f TrainBoard Member

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    I think one of the best topics here is the "favorate layout picture" topic. So how about a "track plan" topic? I'm kinda new to this web site but is there any way we can "draw up" our track plans on "Paintbrush" in Windows and display them here?
     
  2. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  3. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here is a track plan of what my layout will look like once it is completed. I used Microsoft Paint to draw the layout then converted it to a jpg file.
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    Paul Cassar-Moderator & Member number 50
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  4. ten87

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    Here's an early encantation of my layout. Once the track got spiked down, there were some changes. The diagonal line across to layout is a backdrop. The theme is heavy urban industrial.

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    Ed Harrison

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  5. mdrzycimski

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    I can't post my track plan directly because of the web host that I use. But, here is a link to view the track plan on my site.

    The Southview Lines Trackplan

    I used MS Paint to draw and converted it to GIF using a free utility I found on the net.

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    Mike Drzycimski
    Arlington, TX
    The Southview Lines
    www.crosswinds.net/~mdrzycimski


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  6. dave f

    dave f TrainBoard Member

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    Hey, how do I attach a photo here? [​IMG]
     
  7. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Dave,
    To attach a photo here you must first have it on a website.
    first you typr [​IMG]

    If you do not have a website you can email the picture to me and I will paste it for you

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  8. tunnel88

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    While i normally wouldn't use Paint to draw a trackplan i can Save As jpeg/gif in addition to the various bitmap modes so there's no need for anyother program/utility. Can anyone else do this?
     
  9. John Whitby

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    Hi All,
    Heres a pic of the visible part of my layout. It was hand drawn initially in b/w, scanned into the PC and finished using CorelDraw.
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    John

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    See Swiss Trains at http://website.lineone.net/~john.p.whitby
     
  10. dave f

    dave f TrainBoard Member

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    Ok, I'll have to make one up in paint brush tommarow and e-mail it.
     
  11. Justin May

    Justin May TrainBoard Member

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    Here is my plan, and has pretty much come into being, just waiting for the track to arrive so I can begin spiking. It is based on the Piedmont of NC and is a true SOU and NS region, which are well represented in my collection...now if I can just get the Fedex man to get here [​IMG] Y'all have a good one, Justin

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  12. Robin Matthysen

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    The M.A.T. trackplan is for a basement room that is 26 feet long and 11 feet wide. I decided on double decking to get the run length closer to my desire. The track plan shows the two levels side by side.
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    Maberly and Tayside
     
  13. frank martin

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    I am looking for track plans that are double deck and have a helix. Include radius used in helix if possible. I am thinking of making a layout with a 4tack helix useing 24inch radius.
     
  14. Maxwell Plant

    Maxwell Plant TrainBoard Member

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    Ok, here's a overhead look at Gridley, TX. It's not exactally as planned but you'll get the main idea.
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    Hope you liked it!

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    BNSF Railfan-to-the Max and a N-Scaler to boot!
    "Ship it on the Route of The Roadrunners!"
    The Aransas Odessa & Western, a division of the BNSF

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  15. Grantha

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    Here's a look at my old trackplan. Recently, I've started to make some major renos to the layout so this layout is no longer in existance.
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    grantha@Canada.com
    CEO Wascana Sherwood Lines

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  16. HelgeK

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    My layout drawing(s) are manually made by pensil and paper. Then copied to a smaller format and scanned. The scanned b/w pic is then worked out with Paintshop Pro.

    The main items on SR&WF are 1. Sandy River Stn, 3. Ind. area with a power plant, two mines (7, 9), and 11. West End Stn with a branch to the West End Hump yard, shown on the second plan where 2. is the hump yard load track.

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  17. leghome

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  18. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here is a track plan of dave f's track plan
    " This is a crude drawing I made from "paintbrush" but it gives an idea of what my trackplan is. It may not be the most creative trackplan in the world but I wanted it to be kept fairly simple for the one man operator (me). The era modeled is modern CSX and Conrail somewhere in western Pennsylvania(freelance).

    Note: the grade to the three track siding(bottom) is a coal branch line ending in a coal mine.
    : the three track siding(brown tracks) in the yard is an intermodal yard.
    : the blue tracks on the bottom is a staging yard and is actually under the coal branch/mine, although it appears to be beside it. I did this to simplify the drawing".
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  19. dave f

    dave f TrainBoard Member

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    Colonel, thanks for displaying the pic. My layout was adapted from a layout featured in last years' MR, I think it was Decembers issue. It was built by Lionel Strang and featured mainline running, a coal branch line, a staging yard between "point A and point B, and a small yard built on a 7 by 5 foot "T" shaped table. I was going to build the same layout but decided later that I wanted to take advantage of the "around the walls" design but still use the same basic priciples.
     

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