1. White River Line

    White River Line New Member

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    This is a 9'X10' layout I've been tinkering with for a while. I'm open to suggestions. Please let me know what you think.
     

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  2. Grey One

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    1) Nice clean lines for running
    2) Lots of room for scenery
    3) Some switching
    Given the layout seems to be oriented toward running and scenery I would increase my yard capacity by starting the yard lead as shown and building a 'compound' yard. This will allow for longer trains and more storage with open staging. White River Line from Trainboard.png
    As for the rest? Overall I like ti.
    The software image was hard, (for me), to see so I darkened the tracks.
     
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    @White River Line What do you think?
    Not bad for a guy with limited vision using MS Paint?
    It only took me 90 minutes.
    Did it help? Did I miss something?
     
  5. White River Line

    White River Line New Member

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    This is helpful. You are exactly right, I've got more of a focus on scenery and running. I hadn't considered a compound track. I'm modeling the 1930's so not I'm planning on running very long trains. I like the addition of the yard lead.
     
  6. Grey One

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    Consider:
    You are freelancing
    In railroading there is an exception to every rule. I'm sure someplace someone did a compound yard even as afar back as the '30s.
    Nonetheless Enjoy.
    I have other thoughts if you want them but, one at a time.
     
  7. White River Line

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    I'd love to hear your other thoughts.
     
  8. BNSF FAN

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    I like the overall look of the design. I comes down to what you really want. For me, the only think I might do different is make that outside main double track for the entire layout. The small yard area is nice and i like that peninsula in the middle as well. (y)

    Access is the other question. Going to be a duck under or will there be either a lift out or lift gate of some sort?
     
  9. White River Line

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    It will be a lift gate. The double main could be nice.
     
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