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Brewmaster

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Richmond Pacific Railroad in N-Scale
« on: November 06, 2011, 12:38:56 AM »
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Here is what I have so far.  The layout is 9 feet on each leg and both legs have a connection for a cassette for interchanges with BNSF.  The shelf is planned for a 22 in depth.  Turnouts are minimum of #7.  Track will be Atlas C55.

Every industry is prototypical.  I'll post more info later.  I just wanted to "break the seal" so to speak with this post.

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Re: Richmond Pacific Railroad in N-Scale
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 12:47:18 AM »
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When do I stop having to decifer the freaking letters to make a post???

Are you posting from your house, or are you in a hotel or something?


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Re: Richmond Pacific Railroad in N-Scale
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 12:53:31 AM »
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http://richmondpacific.blogspot.com/

When do I stop having to decifer the freaking letters to make a post???

Once you reach 5 or 10 posts it'll stop.
Unless Tom or John are nice and turn it off earlier ;)

A great area to model!
Was just in that area last month for the Great Train Expo.
Looking forward to see you bring the Bay Area to life!
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http://sv-free-mon.org/

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Re: Richmond Pacific Railroad in N-Scale
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2011, 10:02:35 AM »
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Re: Richmond Pacific Railroad in N-Scale
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2011, 11:59:43 AM »
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Great trackplan!

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Re: Richmond Pacific Railroad in N-Scale
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2011, 12:47:16 PM »
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I really like this plan.  A good mix of industries and movement possible here plus space to model the industries.

At the bottom where you have access to staging, how will that work?  I seems to me you need more space to extend that spur into staging, which gives some potential to extend the tracks nearby.

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Re: Richmond Pacific Railroad in N-Scale
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2011, 01:36:19 PM »
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Staging will be in the form of cassettes.  I have been working on a design with each one being about 40 inches long.  The cassette will plug in (so to speak) to that spur.

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Re: Richmond Pacific Railroad in N-Scale
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2011, 01:45:39 PM »
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I really like this plan.  A good mix of industries and movement possible here plus space to model the industries.

Thanks!  That is what I am aiming for.  It is tough to stay conservative with the amount of trackage.  I am still trying to figure out how to cut it down.

Here is an overview of the area.  Blue lines arethe parts RPRR that will hopefully be modeled.  Not all of the tracks are highlighted.  I would like to figure out how to incorporate the BNSF interchange near the SIMS plant.


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Re: Richmond Pacific Railroad in N-Scale
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2011, 01:54:19 PM »
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If possible, maybe try for a little larger radius.  You also have a lot of 'S' curves, several where you will be coupling cars. Both of these will likely be issues at some point.


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Re: Richmond Pacific Railroad in N-Scale
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2011, 02:06:18 PM »
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You could certainly use #5's instead of #7's in spots. 

That would make fitting in some of the trackage a bit easier.

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Re: Richmond Pacific Railroad in N-Scale
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2011, 02:10:28 PM »
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S-curves are an issue as is the min radius in a few spots...all a give and take.  #5s is an interesting idea and it may come to that.  The problem is I have a stockpile of #7s leftover from my last layout that I'd like to use.  If I can't get something I am happy with out of #7s then I do not mind spending the extra cash.

Thanks for the comments!

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Re: Richmond Pacific Railroad in N-Scale
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2011, 02:32:28 PM »
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If possible, maybe try for a little larger radius.  You also have a lot of 'S' curves, several where you will be coupling cars. Both of these will likely be issues at some point.


Jason

Jason,I don't think those gentle "S" curves will be a issue..
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Re: Richmond Pacific Railroad in N-Scale
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2011, 02:57:08 PM »
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Jason,I don't think those gentle "S" curves will be a issue..

When did back to back 11" radius curves become gentle?   It's getting hard to know what forum I'm on anymore.  Besides, it's 4 'S' curves in a row.

Here's the path to an area marked "Auto Parts"



The blue rec. is a 86' autoparts cars.

I obviously don't know for sure what cars are getting used where, but that's what popped in my head.

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Re: Richmond Pacific Railroad in N-Scale
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2011, 03:09:50 PM »
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That one is bad and I'll work on it.  That industry (Sims...scrap metal) will only switch one or two gondolas at a time.  This will be done by a dedicated 44 toner out to the mainline where RPRR switcher will pick them up.

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Re: Richmond Pacific Railroad in N-Scale
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2011, 06:17:31 PM »
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Jason,I need to apologize I didn't realize those was back to back 11" curves-they looked larger.  :facepalm: :oops:

Of course 60' autopart cars may not be a problem. :?

However,with free swinging truck mounted couplers the longer 86 footers may work.. :scared: :lol:

Still some short straight sections should solve that problem. :D
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