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    My serious guess is that the railroad is not literally 375 feet long, but rather has a simple enough track plan that the whole thing can be compressed into 28x8 without losing any of the plan.

    Something like a 10 mile branch line with two small industries on it.
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    We could be here all day (and night) guessing!
    This might be the first time I've seen an attempt to reverse-engineer a thread. :l:

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    Quote Originally Posted by conrailandrew View Post
    reverse-engineer
    ...I see what you did there
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    that's actually pretty cool Wayne thanks

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    Here's an interesting link containing a listing a short railroads, mostly under 10 miles.
    http://www.trainweb.org/lfnwfan/html/veryshortlines.htm

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    I'm holding to the idea that the intent was to model "a complete prototype railroad in 28x8 inches" without selective compression, or reducing the Union Pacific to two stations connected by a single piece of flex track.

    The posts contemporary to the thread alluded to a lack of operating potential, interest on the level of a ball of lint, a specific mention of "cable" and a suggestion that the railroad might be "a fun addition to a busy city model." This led me to buy Conrailandrew's thought that the subject was a cable car or funicular railway.

    Here's a few more:

    Southend cliff railway, Length: 130 feet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvsfqj48Nug

    Zagreb_Funicular (217 ft) http://www.likecroatia.com/news-tips/zagreb-funicular

    Marzilibahn funicular (344')
    http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/...al-stream.html

    Up and down. Interesting as lint!

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    I dig the idea of a modeling complete railroad with no compression. I'm working on plans to build an operating shelf layout that models the entirety of the Vatican Railway in Rome. It's a very short short line, going from just outside the Vatican walls, to inside a head shunt (switchback) inside a tunnel within the Vatican. It has a station, a freight siding with loading platform, another siding, and a runaround. In N-scale, the whole visible part can fit on a 1' x 4' shelf, with a removable fiddle stick for the head shunt.

    Here it is from an aerial view:



    And here's the track plan:



    This is how the route map looks:



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    pwnj

    Careful; by using a 'fiddle yard' off to the right, you're starting to think like an 'English' railway modeller: they seem to use such devices at almost every opportunity. That would never do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Komata View Post
    pwnj

    Careful; by using a 'fiddle yard' off to the right, you're starting to think like an 'English' railway modeller: they seem to use such devices at almost every opportunity. That would never do...

    (Just saying...)
    No worries, Dad's side of the family was British (well, they moved here sometime in the 1700s, but I'm not gonna split hairs) :crazym:
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    PwNJ

    Re: 'Dad's side of the family was British (well, they moved here sometime in the 1700s...)'

    I see, so they are recent arrivals; 'Newcomers'.


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    Could the layout be a "TimeSaver"?

    Or maybe the dreaded Inglenook?
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    Funny, it's almost an IngleSaver. (TimeNook?)
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