I am building a 10 x 10.
It will be different......Around the room.
I am viewing each of the four directions as a panarama. Mountains will
go over the four curves.
I grew up in northern new jersey. We had industry and alleys, if you
know what I mean.
Pennsy was the road, although there was a nice assortment of the other
So, the design will be a major passeger station. 4 tracks, plus two
tracks for services (Post office, REA, Commisary)
GG1's power all those tuscan and black varnish. Big power generator
and substation. (COAL) Catenary. Areas
with fill and overpasses like Penn mainline Ny- New Brunswick.
Tracks come from under hill, stop at station, leave through other
underhill. CITY on top of flattened hills. Main work
of railroad is getting trains made up and broken down. (Penn Station in
NY handled trains through four tunnels at one per 36 SECONDS
during rushour (Trains Jan 1941)
One additional loop for through freight, but sidings mainly store
passenger cars behind false fronts.
Double track main around rest of layout allows 4-6 passenger trains to
be enroute....Trains will be 4-8 cars. 3 cars can be at platform allowing
12 cars to be loaded. Station building is up on top of hill. Subway
walkways provide entrance to train platforms. One line is added for
Freight Starts in lower level. K4 and A5s. Pull out 20 inch wide
drawer(drawer is 6' long) with 8 tracks (no turnouts) for staging. Runs
onto a loop and backs into
the staging area. services heavy industry Coke plant, slaughterhouse,
steel mill, and casting house. on opposite sides of the room. Runs
hidden under passenger station.
Risers to freight and passenger tracks on second level. Freight runs
through here to losue up the passenger schedule. no locals, no shunting.
This is pennsy mainlines, the conveyor.
loop through city and third level. Cattle servicing pens, icing for
through freight (and some servicing specials for passenger front end
revenue). locals for sidings in city, coal for
electric plant, and a loop around the 4 side. Perhaps a coalmine
here....City sidings will have 3-4 industries on each. lots of
shunting, local passenger up mountain, through trains with
Bigger steam power.
Period 1943 Some war stuff, (troop trains for Fort Dix, war industry)
lots of nostalgia....
The layout is going on portable tables 36 inches wide and will be light
weight foam. 2" foam will be mounted to center sandwich of 1/4 inch
These will be stacked with track running through or on top of like a
Track is code 100 ( prototype for only this road, I believe) and code 70
or 75. Lots of fancy trackwork (double crossovers,
slip switches, three-ways to conserve space. But non prototypical 18
inch radius in tunnels and snaptrack to gain space. Little of the curves
will be visible.
Catenary, PRR signals, lots of big passenger cars, GG1's, K4s, what
more could you want?
Well, plan what you want to do then make it look like that is what had
to be done was the way I have read prototypical modeling.
But, then, do what you find is fun....
What scale and gauge? What era? What locale?
Where's the door? Does it open out or in? Are you willing to bridge it?
Do you want access to one or more windows? Where are they?
What kind of operations do you like?
Lots of room for scenery and structures or the greatest possible amount
I'm not trying to be pedantic, but to show you that you're asking a
question without sufficient data for an answer.
And also that you're asking a for a great deal of help.
Do a web search. Go to the library. Get some of the applicable Kalmbach
books. Or hire someone to design your layout.
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Iain Rice authored a book, put out by Kalmbach (ISBN 0-89024-416-2) called
Small, Smart & Practical Track Plans. It has information on what to think
about for a small layout, plus several track plans. You can use it as is, or
as a point of inspiration for creating your own.
Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
Sugar Creek RR
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<TITLE>Re: 10 X 11 Foot room Layout Ideas</TITLE>
Iain Rice authored a book, put out by Kalmbach (ISBN 0-89024-416-2) called <I><U>Small, Smart & Practical Track Plans</U></I>. It has information on what to think about for a small layout, plus several track plans. You can use it as is, or as a point of inspiration for creating your own. <BR>
Good luck and let us know how it turns out.<BR>
<FONT FACE="Times">Jeff Hensley<BR>
Sugar Creek RR<BR>
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> Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 00:24:54 GMT<BR>
> Subject: 10 X 11 Foot room Layout Ideas<BR>
> Looking for a good layout that would fit this room size. Would buid a Helix<BR>
> if needed for a two level idea.<BR>
> Please answer if have any ideas here.<BR>
> Thank You<BR>
Looking for a good layout that would fit this room size. Would buid a
Helix if needed for a two level idea.
Please answer if have any ideas here.
I agree with Jeff Hensley. "Small, Smart & Practical Track Plans" by
Iian Rice offers a wealth of good ideas and plans.
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