Trackplan: advise or suggestions?
My latest trackplan for the Vermont Railway - Clarendon and Pittsford subdivision.
The shed (man room) is getting close to ready for trains (blog to come soon). I have designed this rail plan based on the prototype and based on the room I have for this layout.
HO scale, 8x16 feet. Shelf style, 2 feet deep. 48" high. Era: Present day. Shortline Railroad located in west-central Vermont. Primary customer is the Omya limestone plant just outside of the town of Florence, Vermont, with a large volume of interchange traffic with CP Rail, located in Whitehall, NY.
Wanted a fair amount of switching potential without the "spaghetti bowl" look of track everywhere. I did not include elevation changes, but the Omya plant is roughly 200 feet below Rutland in altitude. Lots of interchange activity here, especially if I include the line going to Bennington Vermont, which interchanges with the Pan-Am railroad. Omya ships limestone slurry to the Pan-Am via this route. Video of this transfer is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE4BrWu3rj4&feature=mh_lolz&list=LLMGdT7jS4ll9ZSFi-KqQIdw
If I included this, the line (based on the prototype) would leave the Rutland yard on the far left opposite Irving Oil. The reason for the tapered top portion of the layout to the left of Omya is because my desk is there.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
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