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eidsvolling Feb 12, 2016

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  2. Manitobamodeler24

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    That sounds like an amazing project and you could use the curves to your advantage by making it around the walls with a penisula, I as probably many members wonder what's your abalible space? This would help a lot as there are many ways to arrange Benchwork so if possible a full scale (probably not) compression in a full basement or a small compression in a room. Thank you, Good luck
     
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    "Space, the final frontier." Or is that "demon arbiter of project scope"? I forget which. :)

    For the time being, I'm planning a somewhat compressed layout on modular benchwork 25 feet long and 14 feet wide, to include only the circular trestle and the nearby "Tunnel Station". I'll add a false tunnel for a loop under a mountain. If I did the whole Loop District to scale, I'd need 65 feet in length. I'd like to maintain the (unjustified for now) hope of being able to add the steam-heated tunnel and the additional trestles at some point. Plus possibly the rerouted line if I really need something to do ... Gotta go now and take my meds.
     
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    Well if you did an around the walls you could fit the whole thing in I think, using the real life curves to your atvatage, if you do 2 of the 25 foot lengths that's 50 plus 14- however wide the actuall table is so lets say be cause of mountains -3 1/2 feet for a benchwork width of 20 inches with some jut outs in places for 2 lengths of 11 1/2 feet so in reality you could model it all! And even a staging yard or the docks with a 4 inch thick backdrop in between the beginning and the end so you could model it all but still have a complete loop that would be unoticable in pictures and will create a sense of space. Hope this helped, good luck, also I reccomend scarm software if you have a pc, it is free and simple to use.!
     
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    Also wanted to add on to my previous comment, I noticed your profile picture and as it is Atlas just re-released 4-4-0 Americans, now a warning, do not get the Bachman, here are 2 links to stores that have stocked them, hope this helps, this seems like a very intriguing project,
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    Well I hope I have helped and am not too pushy, this is what I tend to do when I read something I am intrigued by, so let me know if I can help.
     
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    I don't know why the some train store link is not working, sorry!
     
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    I was just really bored at lunch today at school (its still lunch) so i made this trackplan out of boredem, it is based on your drawing and i hope this helps, again just like to track plan, this plan only has 2 switches, i would be happy to adjust, the red area which is the top left corner to the left leg of the wye, is nit based on you drawing just made it to be a complete loop.
     

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    Trust a Canuck to go the extra mile/1.62 km! (I used to live in Seattle and collaborated occasionally on SAR training with folks from Vancouver Island – couldn't find a nicer bunch.) Thanks for all your tips and the drawing. BTW, I've already settled on that Atlas locomotive and the SCARM app is similarly waiting (im)patiently for me to delve into its mysteries.
     
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    Your welcome, i just like to track plan at lunch, if you need any help, I am usually on every day.
     

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