Starting up again.
I've got a home office that I'm going to use for now. The basement is years away from being available for use. My home office is a spare bedroom 11'7" x 7'10". I now have bracket shelving on three walls. So I'm going to do do a couple of little shelf layouts to experiment with. From all the reading I've done, I've come to the conclusion that my first layout is going to be a failure. No getting around that fact. The main reason is that I don't have the skills to pull off what I want to do. So, borrowing a page from NASA, I'm going to do a series of small projects that will not work as planned. But, I will learn skills and lessons from each failure. By keeping the projects small, the mistakes won't hurt so bad. I don't have the time or expense of rebuilding a 10 x 30 layout several times. So with that in mind...
I have space for about 26' linear feet of track. The shelves will be from 1 to 2 feet in width. I haven't decided on N or HO, so I might build both, one on each level. My fantasy layout would be to model the Reading Bethlehem Branch in the early 1960's, freight & commuter traffic. I have two disigns done up in XtrkCad, I'll post when I figure out how.
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