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  1. San Luis and Rio Grande Upper Level Track Plan for Critique

    Hi Folks:

    As a follow on to my earlier track plan critique thread, here is the upper half of the layout, again, Id sure appreciate your input, and I'm glad to answer any questions that you might...
  2. Im not really sure, I'll have to look at it --...

    Im not really sure, I'll have to look at it -- thanks for the suggestion
  3. Cool -- thanks for the perspective, I'll have to...

    Cool -- thanks for the perspective, I'll have to have a look at that -- kinda put blanca on a plateau? -- thats kinda a cool idea -- have to give that a look

    TIM
  4. WP&P - Good Morning -- Heres a 3d shot of the...

    WP&P - Good Morning -- Heres a 3d shot of the area in question, Im not really sure how to get the trains off the high line and down to the industries, particularly since the high line is on a 2.8%...
  5. Update

    Ok, heres the latest update I THINK (Hope) I got everything in it -- I'm a lot happier with how the yard looks too

    TIM
  6. WP&P -- thanks -- those are all great...

    WP&P -- thanks -- those are all great suggestions, I'll dig into that momentaraly and see what I can do -- I like the idea of RIP track. -- the turntable is scaled for big locos as my biggest is the...
  7. Updated Lower Track plan

    HI Folks - Sorry this took so long, heres the updated lower track plan in an AnyRail drawing -- its PDF so everyone should be able to see it -- Comments very needed
  8. WP&P -- WOW -- I stand amazed -- those are some...

    WP&P -- WOW -- I stand amazed -- those are some amazing ideas -- I Really love the bridge and crossover in Blanca, as well as all the other things -- im gonna put some real work into this -- thank...
  9. Hey Gordon: I found the spot to put in laVeta...

    Hey Gordon: I found the spot to put in laVeta Pass -- it will me a mini scene projecting from the side of the helix, the third layer of the helix will be slightly extended and a scene of LaVeta pass...
  10. HI Gordon -- if I can find a way to do so, I will...

    HI Gordon -- if I can find a way to do so, I will do so -- I think its probably going to be on the top of the helix with fir and the concert grounds

    TIM
  11. WOW, this is tons of good stuff -- I'll have to...

    WOW, this is tons of good stuff -- I'll have to take a bit of time to digest it all and try modeling it out -- a turntable would be cool, thats for sure -- never really thought of that idea -- thanks...
  12. San Luis and Rio Grande Track Plan for Critique

    Hi Folks:
    Attached is my new track plan for the San Luis and Rio Grande. This is a very much freelanced railroad based on the SLRG in Southeast Colorado. I'd really appreciate it if you folks...
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    Hi Folks: It turned out to be a balky decoder,...

    Hi Folks:

    It turned out to be a balky decoder, I re-programed it for short address 3 and it works fine -- I think that one is gonna get a new decoder one of these days -- otherwise, it seems to...
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    Uncooperative Bachman 70 Tonner

    Hi Folks:

    I have a bachman spectrum 70 ton diesel with dcc on board:

    ...
  15. Hi Folks: After visiting a club today that has a...

    Hi Folks:
    After visiting a club today that has a mine scene, I came home and started drawing, and came up with the following plan for the coal mine area. A couple notes about this area . The...
  16. Hi Guys: IM actually gonna cheat on the...

    Hi Guys:

    IM actually gonna cheat on the loading and unloading, and use foam blocks cut to fit the cars painted black with glued down coal that I crushed up from some run of mine coal I bought at a...
  17. ​Ok, so I broke out the planning software and...

    ​Ok, so I broke out the planning software and tried to get some ideas in line for the coal mine area. Attached below is what I came up with -- Id appreciate some critiques -- this is going to be...
  18. HI Folks Ive been working on refining my ideas...

    HI Folks
    Ive been working on refining my ideas for the coal mine scene on my railroad, I looked really hard at a loads in empties out situation, but my original intent was to do something like the...
  19. Thanks everyone -- Great stuff -- im looking at...

    Thanks everyone -- Great stuff -- im looking at having a mine and a breaker plant make up the loads in empties out -- Gonna try to to lay it out tonight

    TIM
  20. Wow -- excellent stuff -- thank you so much -- I...

    Wow -- excellent stuff -- thank you so much -- I think im going to work from the Edna plan -- that looks exactly like what I want

    TIM
  21. Hey Paul: You are right, my short trains are...

    Hey Paul:

    You are right, my short trains are not typical western unit trains at all, unfortunately I just dont have the track capacity to handle the longer trains, so there will be a bit of...
  22. The San Luis and Rio Grande

    Very cool -- im working on a freelanced version of the SLRG that exists in a (slightly) alternate universe:

    Heres the (rough draft of) the story

    Due to the destruction of a major bridge and...
  23. Suggestions for trackwork at a modern coal mine

    HI Folks:
    I am working on track planning, and tonight the topic is my coal mine scene. As you can see from the attached picture, I have an area about 8 - 9 feet long (the total area is 10 feet) by...
  24. Way freights, manifest freights, transfers, turns and other kinds of trains

    Part of my project as I design the operation system for the San Luis and Rio Grande is that I want to get things more or less prototypical. In various reading, I'm coming across various "types" of...
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    Layout size

    My layout is an around the walls double deck in my 10x10 bedroom. Most of it is 1 foot wide, but the south wall is 2 feet wide

    Tim
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