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polarfred
Engine Wiper

Canada
408 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2019 :  1:23:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A few years ago, I saw a formula to inform us of how many cars we have on a layout and how many we should have.
I have contacted NMRA to get some input from them, and they would like to see the formula themselves.
Here is a list of the headings that was in this formula:
Total Car Capacity
% of Total Capacity
Capacity by Type
Suggested # of Cars (70%)
Actual # of Cars on Hand
Cars Needed
If anyone has seen this article, which came off the web, I would appreciate having a link or a copy sent to me at:
fmadams@videotron.ca
Thanks in advance for any assistance
Polarfred

Blazeman
Engine Wiper

USA
110 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2019 :  09:02:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Read through this thread, especially Joe Fugate's observations.

https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/19494
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