CITY OF INDUSTRY LAYOUT Project 02-12
Here is my second project, and it is a departure from my previous plan to begin design on the MP/TP operations in New Orleans, namely the Race St. Yard, and Annunciation St. Passenger Terminal, with some of the surrounding industry which the railroad served, i am still in the very rough planning stage for it still gathering information and maps and photographs of the area for the time period during the war and just afterward, pre-NOUPT era.
Here is the staging level.
Well, very little progress has been made since last writing. I have some health issues that are preventing me from sitting at the computer for any period of time, but they are improving and I plan to make a day of designing tomorrow to try and finish the track plan and get it up here sometime early next week for comments here.
As promised here is what i have to date on the desigin im working on in n scale. Please feel free to comment, and any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Ok, Sunday and I'm about 30% done with the design of the layout. By mid week if all goes well, I should have some plans to post here. I am designing this first prototype for n scale, and as soon as I get it worked out, will do another for ho scale. After this design frenzy of mine, and I have the 2 plans in front of me and into the computer, ill make my decision on which t9o build.
Ok, started working from hand sketches this morning and with the room i have available and what i want to acheive, i think im gonna go n scale with this thing. At least for this first preliminary design. Although i have a lot of resevrations with n scale, using it solves a lot of issues i am running into.
Ok, things are looking more concrete. I am still in the sketching ideas stage and have nothing really ready to show here yet, but, here is how its looking for the layout.
Mike Palmeri sent me these interesting points on the Poydras Street Yard.
Guys earlier today I had a emergency crop up and got side tracked. Here are some of the amazing photos and maps that I've collected so far for my layout design. I would like to thank Art Houston and Mike Palmeri for all they sent me on the Poydras Street Yard. I hope you enjoy them and if you have questions or maybe some suggestions for me while I'm still doing a preliminary design, please feel free. My goal is to make this layout true, and ill fit as much as I can with the space limitations I'm forced to deal with.
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