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kt9797

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Nobscot Valley RR in N scale
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:49:16 AM »
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Hi everyone. Figured since I'm actually starting to build my layout I would finally post up what I am doing and the plan. It is a freelanced shortline inspired by the Grafton & Upton and the Pioneer Valley. It is set in Central Mass, and will Interchange with PanAm and/or CSX. It is being built on 16" wide shelves cut from 3/4" Maple Plywood. I am using green foamboard on top in 1/2" layers. The "yard" area to the right is going to have 1 1/2" of foam transitioning down to a single 1/2" on the top part. I threw in some basic structures and scenic items to help portray my vision of the plan. Sorry I did not include the elevation changes in it.

I put up the shelf brackets and cut the shelves yesterday. Have to trim 2 of the boards down to get them all too fit. My original plans for how I was going to use the 4 foot shelves got tossed when we were finding out that where there should of been studs there weren't. Will begin to post photos of hopefully the completed benchwork later today or tomorrow but for now the plan I came up with in Anyrail.

Let me know what you all think.
Thanks
Kevin


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Re: Nobscot Valley RR in N scale
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 10:50:45 AM »
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Welcome to the Railwire Kevin!!
Looks like a nice track plan, not too cluttered but just right to do some great switching. Should also be a nice layout to super detail!  :D
One question though is how do you plan on handling the interchange? Will it be some sort of cassette type of thing or do you actually have room off the end there to put in a small 3 or 4 track yard ?

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Re: Nobscot Valley RR in N scale
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2014, 02:48:12 PM »
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Looks good as anything based in Massachusetts would be. I would spread out the customers and think about having structures on the front edge. Its going to be a pain sometimes to work on the layout and operate it
Brian Sklarski
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Re: Nobscot Valley RR in N scale
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 05:00:27 PM »
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As the layout is a big for its space without getting in the way of my closets or sliding door I have made 6" wide by 4' long staging cassets to hold 4 tracks for each end. When I get this part finished and operate on it for a while I plan on extending it to the left. Have another 4' x 9' along the rest of the top of the plan on the left side of the sliding door to expand. Then the current cassette will go to the end of that and I will make a life out section for across the door.

Still debation on that plastics industry along the front. Got plenty of covered hoppers and want to use them but dont want to make a bulk terminal, was playing with the idea of a wood pellet distributer. Would have a small warehouse building and truck dock and a few grain type bins that the pellets would go into. Might free up some space without it looking bland.

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Re: Nobscot Valley RR in N scale
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2014, 06:36:13 PM »
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Here are some photos of the benchwork minus fascia and backdrop and the foam I sized and cut but haven't glued down or cut in the grades or added for hills yet.














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Re: Nobscot Valley RR in N scale
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014, 06:38:39 PM »
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