Posts Tagged ‘track plan’

Layout Design: 5×9 HO

Posted on November 10th, 2011, by Mike

This is a slight revision to a layout plan posted in a forum, for a 5′ x 9′ HO layout. It suggests reconfiguring the yard in order to gain a useable engine house spur in one corner, along with slightly longer yard tracks.

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Module Design

Posted on June 7th, 2010, by Mike

My N-Trak module was designed initially as an exercise to see just how much could be made to happen within the standard 24″ by 48″ dimensions of a regular module, and adhering to all the N-Trak standards for curvature, tangents, etc. I came up with a design that actually worked pretty well to tell one more piece of the WP&P story, which is its interchange with the Norfolk & Western’s Shenandoah Valley main line.

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Sunnyvale Track Plan

Posted on May 18th, 2010, by Mike

No, I am not a “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” fan! Sunnyvale is the next-door neighbor to Paston, located right about where the real-world town of Petersburg sits, at the headwaters of the South Branch of the Potomac.

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Paston Valley Track Plan

Posted on May 18th, 2010, by Mike

The real-world town of Moorefield, WV, sits right about where the fictional Paston does. The South Branch Valley tracks through Moorefield wind around in a way that is similar to the broad S-curve of the main, and when I first saw the town I was astonished at how much it felt like the town of Paston as I had already modeled it!

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Trellisville Track Plan

Posted on May 18th, 2010, by Mike

Trellisville is a coal town, but it is also the endpoint of a B&O branch line and thus an important interchange. It corresponds to the real-world town of Romney, WV, which is the home base for the Potomac Eagle excursion train.

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