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Re: Turnback Curve Scenery Dilemma
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2021, 05:13:43 PM »
Here's my peninsula in context.  The rock overhanging the fascia is a sort of tribute to Malcolm Furlow's San Juan Central.  The rock itself is spongey foam so if you bump into it, it gives.

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Re: Turnback Curve Scenery Dilemma
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2021, 05:14:31 PM »
And--to be honest--you and maybe half a dozen other folks who'll see the layout will know the compromise.  Everyone else will think it's exactly how it's supposed to be anyway.

^ This.  About 99% of the people who ever see my layout would never know of the compromises.  Rule #1!


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Re: Turnback Curve Scenery Dilemma
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2021, 07:10:02 PM »
There is actually a wooded hill on the inside of Ableman's Narrows. It's the location of Ableman's Gorge State Natural Area. Across the the river, and Hwy 136, from the tracks. And it includes a fairly impressive rock cliff. The river crosses under both the highway and the tracks. Here are a couple of street views. This is the first bend in the highway, at Van Hise Rock, where the track is between the highway and the tracks. Both being to the right in both. But just ahead of where the river crosses under the tracks to flow between the tracks and highway.

If you model the inside you could include the river, the highway, and the cliff. And then just a "thin" portion of the rise outside the curve.'s+Gorge+State+Natural+Area/@43.4900043,-89.9200813,575m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x88075dfa4d7ef27b:0x60d8107e8e91af15!8m2!3d43.4903154!4d-89.9181819?hl=en


Actually, this strikes me as a great idea, and closer to prototype, space allowing...
But as others have said, few will know if you do it the other way.
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