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yard or industry
« on: May 07, 2014, 09:32:38 PM »
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I have a 18 in x 60 in section at the end of a L shelf ho scale layout I could use the area for industry or a stub track yard   whats ur opion

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Re: yard or industry
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 11:54:38 PM »
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Not really enough information to generate many opinions. Just too open ended. If you tell us more about the rest of the railroad and your general thoughts on era, prototype, operation style, etc... you will get more responses.

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Re: yard or industry
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 12:38:39 PM »
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I think you should make it an adult diaper factory.

They're fascinating industries.

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Re: yard or industry
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 12:42:26 PM »
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Well, without knowing anything about your layout, I can at least add that an 18" x 60" area is probably not a big enough space in HO for a yard.  I'd use it for an industry and avoid the spaghetti bowl look.

Hope this helps,
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Re: yard or industry
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014, 12:44:50 PM »
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Re: yard or industry
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2014, 12:48:40 PM »
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Well, without knowing anything about your layout, I can at least add that an 18" x 60" area is probably not a big enough space in HO for a yard.  I'd use it for an industry and avoid the spaghetti bowl look.

Hope this helps,
DFF

Disagree and I will be operating on a layout next week that has one which has close to those dimensions. I will take pictures (and measure) to give an idea. I will agree that an industrial area would probably be a better way to go. Here are a couple of pictures of 2 areas on a different layout that are probably a little longer then 60" but can give you an idea of how one could do an area like that:








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Re: yard or industry
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2014, 08:33:39 PM »
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Not really enough information to generate many opinions.

Ah, ye of little faith... With the vivid imaginations and endless opinions of Railwire members, a thread can get rolling with even less of an opener...
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Re: yard or industry
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2014, 01:02:08 PM »
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Ah, ye of little faith... With the vivid imaginations and endless opinions of Railwire members, a thread can get rolling with even less of an opener...

Although whether it has any semblence of what the original guy was looking for is a different question...

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