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kicking around an N Scale plan
« on: July 20, 2011, 02:21:34 AM »
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givens, 15"x96" layout, well build staging cassettes until more is built

Druthers, Southern Pacific, 1980's. locals powered by a pair of 4 axle locos, switching based, local is Casa Grande, AZ, wherethe track is straight as a rail....for miles. the 3 industries are a grain elevator (hoppers), oil dealer (tank cars) and a cotton gin (box cars), I am thinking about not scratchbuilding the station, but using a type 22 station like what burnt down in 1937 (ironically, the art deco station burnt down in 2009).

Any suggestions guys?



http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=32.874243&lon=-111.752358&z=16&r=0&src=msl

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Re: kicking around an N Scale plan
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 08:31:43 AM »
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You've got enough room, how about including a runaround and reversing the direction of a siding or two to spice up the switching moves?

« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 08:45:30 AM by David K. Smith »
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Re: kicking around an N Scale plan
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011, 12:42:27 PM »
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I'd suggest considering longer turnouts, esp. on the crossovers.  At 96" it doesn't look like you'd need to trade off too much for that.

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Re: kicking around an N Scale plan
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 03:20:54 PM »
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You've got enough room, how about including a runaround and reversing the direction of a siding or two to spice up the switching moves?


David, I have thought of the same things....only issue is the prototype, all switches are east bound, and the siding dead ends just east of the grain elevator.

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Re: kicking around an N Scale plan
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 04:22:57 PM »
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well, then the conundrum is following the prototype or making operations more fun. It all depends on what will make you sleep better; having a close as I can get it layout, or a fun ops layout.
I'm looking forward to seeing how the cotton gin turns out. Living in the Southeast (especially in South Kackalacky), I could very easily add one to the list of industries I could include on a layout. Only prob is I suck at research (for now)
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Re: kicking around an N Scale plan
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 04:26:10 PM »
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well, then the conundrum is following the prototype or making operations more fun. It all depends on what will make you sleep better; having a close as I can get it layout, or a fun ops layout.
I'm looking forward to seeing how the cotton gin turns out. Living in the Southeast (especially in South Kackalacky), I could very easily add one to the list of industries I could include on a layout. Only prob is I suck at research (for now)
out here, cotton gins are large, corrugated steel buildings that kind of look like a modern coal mine

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Re: kicking around an N Scale plan
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2011, 06:15:23 PM »
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David, here is the east end of town where the elevator is, the ties were where the station was

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=32.872846&lon=-111.751087&z=17.6&r=0&src=msl

A little further north west is the oil distributor....

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=32.877239&lon=-111.756317&z=17.6&r=0&src=msl

and further northwest is the abandoned gin just south of a modern plastics plant

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=32.883713&lon=-111.770605&z=17.6&r=0&src=msl

The only 1980's industry that I know that I missing is Fertizona,on the far east end of town, just west of Peart

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=32.855698&lon=-111.72393&z=17.6&r=0&src=msl


The next fun thing to model will be in Eloy to the southeast
http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=32.7585&lon=-111.577202&z=16.4&r=0&src=msl

or Maricopa to the northwest (nothing really) There is also a wye in Estrella to the southwest
http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=33.001236&lon=-112.41749&z=16.6&r=0&src=msl

an interesting siding further west
http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=32.992769&lon=-112.510547&z=15.2&r=0&src=msl
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Re: kicking around an N Scale plan
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 01:40:36 AM »
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It looks like I am going to go through a divorce (no, I did not do anything wrong). My larger Gila Sub of the Sunset Route's Tucson Division looks to be on hold, what do you guys think about stretching out a tymewaster to have double the normal space to place/replace 2 cars and use either 2 4 axle road switchers or a U30C? I have all of the nesacary turnouts, and would senic it to look like the Gila Sub....brown and all....

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Re: kicking around an N Scale plan
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 07:30:42 AM »
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It looks like I am going to go through a divorce (no, I did not do anything wrong). My larger Gila Sub of the Sunset Route's Tucson Division looks to be on hold, what do you guys think about stretching out a tymewaster to have double the normal space to place/replace 2 cars and use either 2 4 axle road switchers or a U30C? I have all of the nesacary turnouts, and would senic it to look like the Gila Sub....brown and all....

Sorry to hear about that. BTDT, not fun. There are a number of interesting features further up the line; are you thinking of cherry-picking features to include on the longer plan, or are you going to stay relatively proto?
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Re: kicking around an N Scale plan
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2011, 01:32:03 PM »
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Sorry to hear about that. BTDT, not fun. There are a number of interesting features further up the line; are you thinking of cherry-picking features to include on the longer plan, or are you going to stay relatively proto?
I would like to  stay more proto than not, but this would besimplya chainsaw...$30 in wood, $50 in track, add a few cars, convert to DCC, build some buildings, basic scenery...less than $200 that will go away....