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Updated trackplan for the Amoskeag Northern
« on: February 03, 2010, 01:28:42 PM »
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Since some people have been bugging me for a while now to get a track plan up for the layout, here it is in its current rendition. El quicky Paint drawing

The only part of the layout that does not have track down at this point is Meredith Yard and the staging yard.  CP Lakeland  to the lift bridge was finished last night.

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Re: Updated trackplan for the Amoskeag Northern
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 01:59:05 PM »
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That's a great trackplan Ian, and you have the space to do it justice. It'll be interesting to follow your progress.

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Re: Updated trackplan for the Amoskeag Northern
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 10:07:01 PM »
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Looks good!  Looking forward to seeing it progress.
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Re: Updated trackplan for the Amoskeag Northern
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010, 10:13:21 PM »
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Re: Updated trackplan for the Amoskeag Northern
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 12:47:21 AM »
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I like those wide aisles!
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Re: Updated trackplan for the Amoskeag Northern
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010, 09:20:03 AM »
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That trackplan looks great Ian.  Keep the progress shots coming along too.

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Re: Updated trackplan for the Amoskeag Northern
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 09:31:17 AM »
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Totally dig the trackplan, especially the switching district to the west coming off the Amtrak yard. I'm afraid Meredith Yard may overpower the feel of the rest of the layout but I think you'll pull it off nicely! I'm also a huge fan of the wide isles too.

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Re: Updated trackplan for the Amoskeag Northern
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010, 10:06:25 AM »
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Thanks guys.
Isles are 4' min, in most places it is 5' so that there is plenty of room for lots of people to move around. With showing off the layout for open houses being on of the main focus points I wanted wide isles. So far all of the "open house" layouts I have visited in New England, aside from Rick Keller's and John's (MEC_Fan) have had these 24" isles which is insane if you want anyone to come view it or operate it.

While Meredith yard in its current plan is 18 tracks, I may end up being much smaller than that as I would like to possibly add some commuter car servicing. Below is more of what I am thinking for a track plan. For its roll in the entire layout in overpowering, in the detailed trackplan I think it will fit better. The space is very similar to how Beacon Park yard in Boston is set up, so I think the space will allow for a decent scene. One thing to remember when looking at the track plan is that there is no distance compression. There is just over 6 miles of track in the layout, and it is modeled as 6 miles, not 40 or 100; Meredith yard is just over 1 mile long.

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Re: Updated trackplan for the Amoskeag Northern
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010, 10:10:07 AM »
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Wow, that's even more impressive.  I didn't realize there was no distance compression!  Very cool.   8)

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Re: Updated trackplan for the Amoskeag Northern
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010, 11:45:55 AM »
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If you're thinking of shrinking the yard, it might be scenically cool to leave the space open, but only have half the tracks in service, or have a big open swath between the active yard and the commuter servicing, kinda like how Morrisville is now in PA.
http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=qpz6x88s08mr&scene=20859565&lvl=1&sty=b&where1=Morrisville%2C%20PA

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Re: Updated trackplan for the Amoskeag Northern
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2010, 11:59:50 AM »
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If you're thinking of shrinking the yard, it might be scenically cool to leave the space open, but only have half the tracks in service, or have a big open swath between the active yard and the commuter servicing, kinda like how Morrisville is now in PA.
http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=qpz6x88s08mr&scene=20859565&lvl=1&sty=b&where1=Morrisville%2C%20PA

Actually Ed, that location where the map goes is where the old engine servicing and car shops were and the "open space" was where the current commuter yard is according to the 1994 ZTS map I saw (wonder if it was an old hump yard there). I only know this because you made me rethink what I wanted to model the last few days,  :),

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Re: Updated trackplan for the Amoskeag Northern
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2010, 12:14:53 PM »
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While Meredith yard in its current plan is 18 tracks, I may end up being much smaller than that as I would like to possibly add some commuter car servicing. Below is more of what I am thinking for a track plan. For its roll in the entire layout in overpowering, in the detailed trackplan I think it will fit better. The space is very similar to how Beacon Park yard in Boston is set up, so I think the space will allow for a decent scene. One thing to remember when looking at the track plan is that there is no distance compression. There is just over 6 miles of track in the layout, and it is modeled as 6 miles, not 40 or 100; Meredith yard is just over 1 mile long.



I like the smaller one much better. With a yard that large, what will your hidden staging do!  ;D

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Re: Updated trackplan for the Amoskeag Northern
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2010, 01:32:03 PM »
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If you're thinking of shrinking the yard, it might be scenically cool to leave the space open, but only have half the tracks in service, or have a big open swath between the active yard and the commuter servicing, kinda like how Morrisville is now in PA.
http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=qpz6x88s08mr&scene=20859565&lvl=1&sty=b&where1=Morrisville%2C%20PA

I kinda think more like this, only a bit larger scale in terms of length.
http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=r3ftqf92343z&scene=30355893&lvl=1&sty=b
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Re: Updated trackplan for the Amoskeag Northern
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2010, 02:02:51 PM »
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Yep, that works.


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Re: Updated trackplan for the Amoskeag Northern
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2010, 08:48:34 PM »
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Ian,

The plan looks good and the wide isles will be nice. Wish I could of gone a little wider on mine gets a little crowed sometimes. How are you making out with R+R Co.

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