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    Default Re:Gulf Summit Lines & Susquehanna Valley Railroad Atlas N-

    Hola Moshken,

    You did not post the layout you want to build. Anyway, feel free to shoot your questions, I'm pretty sure that you'll get the answers you're looking for.

    :roll:
    So wherever you go, there you are...

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    Default Re:Gulf Summit Lines & Susquehanna Valley Railroad Atlas N-

    Quote Originally Posted by "Atouk"
    Hola Moshken,

    You did not post the layout you want to build. Anyway, feel free to shoot your questions, I'm pretty sure that you'll get the answers you're looking for.

    :roll:
    The Lay out is Atlas N-18 as I mentioned it in my post.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re:Gulf Summit Lines & Susquehanna Valley Railroad Atlas N-

    here's the #18 (#11018-Gulf Summit Lines...Susquehanna Valley Ry.)

    requires a min. 48" by 74 1/4".
    i haven't built it, but if you have any questions...fire away

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    Quote Originally Posted by "sams"
    here's the #18 (#11018-Gulf Summit Lines...Susquehanna Valley Ry.)

    requires a min. 48" by 74 1/4".
    i haven't built it, but if you have any questions...fire away
    Thanks for replying. Yes I have the layout plan and I have all the material to build it too. I have just some question on how to cockie cutter the top surface and how to install the upper level?
    I am hiring a handy man to help me built it, and we suppose it built today but it is heavy snow in Colorado, so we postpond for tomorrow.
    Mo:-)

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    Default Re:Gulf Summit Lines & Susquehanna Valley Railroad Atlas N-

    If you can get a copy of the Atlas book on building N Scale layouts this layout is included. It gives a very detailed parts listing and guides you pretty much step by step on how to make this layout. If you cann't find a copy send me a PM and I'll send the information to you.
    Interested in N Scale in Central Pennsylvania.* www.pennscalers.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by "PennsyPride"
    If you can get a copy of the Atlas book on building N Scale layouts this layout is included. It gives a very detailed parts listing and guides you pretty much step by step on how to make this layout. If you cann't find a copy send me a PM and I'll send the information to you.
    Thanks and I have 2 books instead on one. It is not clear cut for me. The frame bench is OK, but the location and how you put the upper level is little bit confusing for me.
    Thanks again.
    Mo:-)

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    Default Re:Gulf Summit Lines & Susquehanna Valley Railroad Atlas N-

    moshken,
    i think this may help...
    its a fellow n-scaler's (fotheringill) layout on railimages.
    his layout is very similar to the gulf summit...
    just doesn't have the dual crossing in the center (and a couple of other minor changes).
    he just got the upper level done.
    i hope his pics can answer your question.


    heres the link...
    http://www.railimages.com/gallery/marktulip/abp
    you can enlarge the pic there.

    hope this helps

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    Default Re:Gulf Summit Lines & Susquehanna Valley Railroad Atlas N-

    Quote Originally Posted by "sams"
    moshken,
    i think this may help...
    its a fellow n-scaler's (fotheringill) layout on railimages.
    his layout is very similar to the gulf summit...
    just doesn't have the dual crossing in the center (and a couple of other minor changes).
    he just got the upper level done.
    i hope his pics can answer your question.


    heres the link...
    http://www.railimages.com/gallery/marktulip/abp
    you can enlarge the pic there.

    hope this helps
    Thanks a lot. I have seen this and I have seen some photo of the real N-18. One thing the photo does not show how to insert the upper level in. I am going to build this tomorrow and I hope to be lucky to figure it out.
    Thank you very much for your help.
    Mo:-)

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    Default DID YOU BUILD IT? I HAD THIS LAYOUT IN 1977

    I HAD THIS LAYOUT IN 1975 I THINK

    WAS QUITE AMAZING

    YOU PUT THE SECCOND LEVEL BY JACKING THE PLYWOOD UP, ITS ONE PIECE OF WOOD YOU INSERT BEAMS TO RIAS THE MIDDLE AS I REMEMBER.

    I CAN GET YOU PICUTRES.

    not to cut down the picture above but.. well the layout of Atlas - Gulf Summit Lines...Susquehanna i had looked quite amazing. tons of cars and 35 plus engines. four power transformers, underneath where i spent much time tons of wire. on the side a big switch board that could change any switch or shutoff any section of track or put it on any power supply.

    i remember big trains had trouble getting to the second level. and of course the double tracks on the top level that had a death "X" in the middle always made for awsome collisions.

    anyone got this layout would love to see a pic.

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    Default Re:Gulf Summit Lines & Susquehanna Valley Railroad Atlas N-

    How cool is that layout?

    Somebody's been there and done that. I can only hope to have anything approaching something that cool.

    Total props to the architect!!!

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    did you say you built it? ? you mentioned in your orginal post you was going to.

    I will try to get some pictures from my parents. We bought the layout somewhat pre-made. A guy had built it but got too frustraited and quit. I was 12-13 if I remeber right. My Dad was too frustraited to do it also and left it to me. The set we got had no scenery on it yet, just the tracks and wiring which was messed up. Eventually I got all the wires in order. I kind of lived under the set, and memorized every connection. I can still remember it like it was yesterday even though it was in 1975 or something.

    The layout was awsome. Unlike many sets that you have to manage the trains constantly you could have 4 trains running at once. or if you was quick enough you could run a couple trains through the whole 4 track circut by being quick on the switches.

    I added a turntable to the lower left side, kind of overkill for a set that size. Think we used about 50 pounds of plaster and half an acrea of pet moss and 20 pounds of pete moss dust and plaster dye to get the hills and such. I being a kid liked to have allot of junk around burnted cars, old broken trains in the woods etc etc. Still the set looked pretty good you would have trouble knowing it was a kids operation.

    I think one of the coolest things about the set was bringing the trains to the top level kind of an expetition, and seeing which engines can pull how much to the top. The switchyard was fun to work with too that was fairly involved with many switches and tracks to turn off and on.

    I read somewhere else someone saying it was not the best layout becuase the trains will always be bent, and curving. I am not sure if he is right about this. For one there was several straight areas. I think this set was designed to be the maximum amount of action in the area provided, with continual routes verses having to backup or stop and train and turn it around.

    Well its been 30 or so years I dont know what is the current thought now on N scale. I will post up some pictures after scanning them. If anyone has a really nice set of pictures of this layout I would love to see them.


    ALSO IS THERE A PLACE THAT COULD RUN THIS LAYOUT IN MICROSOFT TRAIN SIMULATOR OR ANY TRAIN SIMULATOR?? I WANT TO TRY THIS ON PC!

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    Default Re:Gulf Summit Lines & Susquehanna Valley Railroad Atlas N-

    I was kicking around at this site and was quite shocked and a bit miffed to see photographs of my basement looking back at me with a layout that was still in the construction phase.

    To set things straight, the first picture shows an overview of the layout with the upper level modified so it can accommodate some industry and a freight station. The original design wasted the entire upper level with a double figure 8.


    As to the poster referring to the "real" N-18, I think I have done a damned sight better than the guys at Atlas with the scenery.





    Fotheringill

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    Default Re:Gulf Summit Lines & Susquehanna Valley Railroad Atlas N-

    Mark

    Mifffed? C
    Best,
    Tony

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    Default Re:Gulf Summit Lines & Susquehanna Valley Railroad Atlas N-

    [quote="Gargoyle"]Mark

    Mifffed? C
    Fotheringill

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    Default set with Trainz

    this is fun to try make your favorite layout with Trainz simulator here is GSL&SVR layout. I have this file if anyone would like it. Its fun to ride the trains around the layout.





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    Default Re:Gulf Summit Lines & Susquehanna Valley Railroad Atlas N-

    I would like the file. Can you send it to:

    pantherefn@yahoo.com

    It has an unlimited mailbox.

    Thank you.

    Mark
    Fotheringill

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    Default Re:Gulf Summit Lines & Susquehanna Valley Railroad Atlas N-

    sent to you tell me if you like it

    i uploaded the files to my site too if anyone wants.


    www.goapa.com/picts/Sus-desert.zip

    www.goapa.com/picts/GulfSummitLines.zip


    Put the files into world/custom/map/ to thier own directory

    the first is the desert style made in the pictures.

    the seccond is just a bunch of test attempts made, its fun to experiment with snow, trees, mountains, buildings etc to see how different the layout can look.

    any nice modifications to this would love to see. snow, choice of rollingstock etc in a flash. i added this snow texture in about 15 secconds.

    Rich



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    Default Re:Gulf Summit Lines & Susquehanna Valley Railroad Atlas N-

    I installed the file where you specified. It shows up in the surveyor where I can alter it, but not in the "driver" area where I can run a train. Is there another place to install it to drive a train?

    Thank you again for the file.
    Fotheringill

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    Default trains

    wow its been a long long time. mabye save it under a new name. can you add some rolling stock and engines? mabye you opened one of the ones with no trains on them.

    you drive the trains that have been added to the layout at the layout prior.

    is it busted? tell me if that works.


    oh also this was with Trainz 2004 you may have to import.. sorry its been a while but i think thats all the files

    tell me if there is other files needed mabye this is common problem any word of it on auran site?

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    Default Re:Gulf Summit Lines & Susquehanna Valley Railroad Atlas N-

    i tested it with Trainz2006 and it worked there also i moved directory from

    world/custom/maps to the 2006 program and then went into asset manager add on and added it all works here.

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