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||Posted - 02/06/2012 : 9:22:34 PM
Guys, I'm wondering if anyone really likes track planning and would be interested in helping me develop a plan?? Thanks Pat
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||Posted - 03/28/2012 : 05:16:53 AM
Chris, this is the first time I'm seeing the work you've done. Also on the link right above it shows the mill in all it glory. Also the main building I built is shown on page 3 of this thread.
http://www.btsrr.com/millplan.htm shows all the buildings in the complex, just scan down the page and each buildings dimensions are given in an individual link. The 1-1 world is getting in the way too much again. Pat
||Posted - 03/28/2012 : 03:07:26 AM
Too bad you lost interest with this plan. It's been 4 days and you haven't made a response to my simple request.
Makes me sad
||Posted - 03/24/2012 : 11:12:35 PM
Hi. Here are the first mock-ups.
I can't do the logging mill without better information as to the size and trackage, etc.
||Posted - 03/19/2012 : 6:31:10 PM
http://www.btsrr.com/pix/millplan-final.jpg this is the kit my sawmill is build after. Pat
||Posted - 03/19/2012 : 5:50:14 PM
Pat, I can't make a mock up of the saw mill. There is not enough information.
In the photos it looks like the building is hanging over the edge of the base and I can't see the track. I need more information on this one please.
||Posted - 03/18/2012 : 8:17:54 PM
||Posted - 03/18/2012 : 7:51:18 PM
Chris, the dimensions are here http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35792&whichpage=3 along with some pictures. Thanks again for the continued efforts gents.
||Posted - 03/18/2012 : 7:07:08 PM
TrainClown, belg posted the size, arrangement, manufacturer, and photos of his
'must have' structures earlier in this thread. Since these structures are already built and quite large; 26" x 10" in the case of the saw mill, they put significant restrictions to the design of the plan.
||Posted - 03/18/2012 : 6:42:04 PM
Hi Pat, Yeah I know about not having your already built dioramas included into the plan and it was so kind of the Schoolmaster to point that out. Unfortunatly the list of names means nothing to me. If you want me to incorporate already established items into the plan, then I would need to have a scale drawing of the footprint of each item.
Something simple like this;
If you would supply this information then I can whip up mock-ups of the dioramas and incorporate them into the plan as units. Otherwise, I might as well be trying to fart "Annie Lauri" through a key hole.
Fer those of ye nay familliar wit this fine old Scotish melody, here ya go;
By the way, the whole point of posting the plan I did was to share the idea of having a scenic divider to increase the scenic possibilities. This was strictly to give an idea of what could be done and lots of details were omitted. Of course placement of the mine and other details such as extra sidings, etc, are to be determined by whom ever was to build such a plan. What I really wanted to share was the basic idea and show how it might play out.
||Posted - 03/16/2012 : 9:56:11 PM
It has virtually zero operational potential from a car forwarding standpoint. There is a mine, but no place to load cars. If you did get them loaded, there is no place to unload them.
||Posted - 03/16/2012 : 05:59:21 AM
Hey Chris, this is a really great looking plan. I love all the extra time you took to populate and scenic it. Your story line is just priceless, you are a master story teller. I bet that comes in very handy in your line of work. If you have the time I would like to know as well where you see my already build dio's fitting in. I think you took the time to read almost all of my points and would love to talk to you off line when you have the time. Hope all is going well at your house. Thanks Pat
||Posted - 03/13/2012 : 9:50:14 PM
Nice plan and well drawn. I realize that you don't have the models for belg's structures, but which ones are:
Mill and two pplaning mills
||Posted - 03/13/2012 : 9:38:49 PM
Hi Pat and fellas. Sometimes I can't stop my brain from thinking about something. This track planning challenge is just such a thing, so if I post this latest idea, perhaps I can stop thinking about it.
Keep it simple, less track is better.
Logging area with mill.
Town with dock area.
Mine with service track in narrow gauge
No duck under or lift bridge.
Plenty of opportunity for scenic interpretation.
All these "around the room" style of layouts is very interesting and there definately is some good ideas there, but something occurred to me and I like the idea. So here it is.
I started with the perfect dimensions of the room, so this is drawn the perfect scale. The gray lines are one foot apart. The BLUE line is a false wall or scenic divider (however you want to name it). Where the track crosses twice like an "X" near the center, those are double slip switches.
This track plan has only a 2% grade and you can see the elevation changes in this 3D pic.
Here is the completed drawing showing buildings, contour lines and a rough idea of the bench work. I really wanted to make all those 45% angles round, but that would have taken a month of Sundays, so just imagine the bench work has all rounded corners, except for the end by the town (but it could be, I guess).
I know these buildings are the wrong era, but they help to flesh the thing out.
So here we go. The morning milk run has just left the station at Drinkwater and is winding it's way around the town.
Harvey, the engineer of Climax No.1 gives a wave to Bert who is who is running Ol' Smoky and who is just spotting some gonns beside the town docks along the waterfront. Just imagine there is a dock complex there.
Harvey leaves the main body of water as the tracks follow the river. OR The tracks follow the edge of the lake/ocean. In any case, plenty more opportunity for water-side structures and features along the long waters edge.
The Curmudgeon drums his fingers impatiently as he sits behind the throttle of the Red Ruby as he impatiently waits for the daily to go creeping by. Harvey toots his whistle and waves to his friend Sid who is busy stoking Big Blue high up on the Feenblat Mine's elevated narrow gauge track, just hauling a drag out from deep inside of Cow Mountain.
Harvey exchanges a knowing nod and a smile with William, who's driving The Ol' Goat and taking his time bringing a load of logs down to the switch to the main line just beside the mine.
Harvey pulls his machine to a halt and spots the combine beside the depot at the Lightning Creek Logging camp.
Just time for a cup of coffe before he heads off through the tunnel (just imagine the tunnel opening) that leads to parts unknown further down the track.
Soon he will be back in Drinkwater to make yet another milk run.
Needless to say the track that goes into the tunnel runs under Cow mountain to re-emerge beside Drinkwater. This way there is only one mainline track that crosses each scenic vista.
So there you go. I enjoyed drawing this and sharing it with you guys. Comments are welcome.
||Posted - 03/12/2012 : 04:27:00 AM
Thanks, John and Rob. It's been a funny and interesting topic.
||Posted - 03/06/2012 : 11:47:19 AM
My thoughts exactly. And we should drop a line to Frederic too. He had some very good ideas.