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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #45 on: July 14, 2020, 01:09:29 AM »
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Excellent!  Thanks!  That ought to save space! I only have one more request… It’s not obvious by looking at the plan which turnouts are which. Any way that AnyRail will identify them?

Yes, it can, but the labels are illegibly small, so I captioned the plan.


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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #46 on: July 14, 2020, 02:32:06 AM »
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2020, 03:11:44 AM »
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I could do one as D&RGW standard gauge...
... with a Kato California Zephyr train running on it.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #48 on: July 14, 2020, 08:07:47 AM »
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... with a Kato California Zephyr train running on it.

In 1905?



Because Peco 55 is buried code 80!  And besides, their turnouts are just so much better than anything Atlas has ever made.

Yes, it can, but the labels are illegibly small, so I captioned the plan.

Thank you sir!  Time to spend money!!!

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2020, 08:14:09 AM »
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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2020, 08:17:46 AM »
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That’s it.  That’s totally it.  That blank siding on the upper level that comes off the passing siding is going to go to the red stamp mill but otherwise that’s exactly what I envisioned.  Get out of my head!!!   :ashat: :tommann:

Seriously, thanks once again.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2020, 08:25:10 AM »
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That blank siding on the upper level that comes off the passing siding is going to go to the red stamp mill...

Ah! Well, then, here ya go.


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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2020, 09:35:52 AM »
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In 1905?
1905 on the upper level and 1955 on the lower level.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #53 on: July 14, 2020, 09:55:49 AM »
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1905 on the upper level and 1955 on the lower level.

Yup, no, LOL.  Besides, they’re gonna look really weird on those really tight curves. The only way I’m getting away with this is because I’m using such old time equipment.

Diesel locomotives no longer hold any charm for me.   :D

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2020, 11:37:21 AM »
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Yup, no, LOL.  Besides, they’re gonna look really weird on those really tight curves.
The only way I’m getting away with this is because I’m using such old time equipment.

Diesel locomotives no longer hold any charm for me.   :D
The CZ cars would look less weird on tighter curves if you have easements.

What is the main intended purpose of this layout - to charm you or to entertain the general public at train shows?

There is the option of running the steam-hauled Exposition Flyer from the period when, late in its existence, it had mostly heavyweight cars plus a few of the new CZ cars, as well.


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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #55 on: July 14, 2020, 11:50:42 AM »
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What is the main intended purpose of this layout - to charm you or to entertain the general public at train shows?


Yes.

And...why the push?   :?  I'm actually confused by this.

I'm more than happy to keep both levels Colorado Midland and/or turn-of-the-century cool stuff like D&RG, CS&CCD, etc.

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« Reply #56 on: July 14, 2020, 12:43:11 PM »
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Yes.

And...why the push?   :?  I'm actually confused by this.

I'm more than happy to keep both levels Colorado Midland and/or turn-of-the-century cool stuff like D&RG, CS&CCD, etc.
Well, in your first post you did state that "So, I'm crowdsourcing this dilemma.  I'll post my ideas as they flow but I'd love any input you guys have."
Does that not sound like an open invitation to respond?

I have several of the Kato CZ sets and they seem to be popular with the public when run on Ntrak layouts.
If you're already locked into the turn-of-the-century era, then that won't fit into your scheme.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #57 on: July 14, 2020, 12:46:31 PM »
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Well, in your first post you did state that "So, I'm crowdsourcing this dilemma.  I'll post my ideas as they flow but I'd love any input you guys have."
Does that not sound like an open invitation to respond?

I have several of the Kato CZ sets and they seem to be popular with the public when run on Ntrak layouts.
If you're already locked into the turn-of-the-century era, then that won't fit into your scheme.

I came close to adding a 1905 era to my givens list but must have forgotten.  I'm locked in as you say.  I was crowdsourcing the layout design only...not the prototype.  I have no desire at all for running a transition-era train.  I should have been more specific.

Era for this layout is 1905 give or take no more than 10 years.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #58 on: July 14, 2020, 12:53:14 PM »
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The CZ cars would look less weird on tighter curves if you have easements.

Doubtful. Anyway, there are easements. Not enormous prototypical ones, but there are easements.

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Re: Colorado Midland in N scale 2.0
« Reply #59 on: July 14, 2020, 01:12:53 PM »
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Doubtful. Anyway, there are easements. Not enormous prototypical ones, but there are easements.
A bit of a moot point, now, but have you tried it?
I have a test oval built with Kato Unitrack in which the end loops start and end with a section of 718mm radius curve track, followed by a section of 481mm curve track and the rest is 381mm or 348mm curves.  IMO, the passenger cars flow quite smoothly in and out of those loops.