In the discussion area it was mentioned that more western buildings would be welcome. Our response was that there will be more and that there are several appropriate buildings like the “Silver City mine shed and the whistle stop.
Bill Laird has sent us a couple of pix of his conversion, whistlestop to telegraph office. A good idea and a nice clean build.
Steve, just wanted to show you that you can cram alot into a switching oriented layout, even if you don’t have a bunch of space. This is our traveling O scale layout, that we take to shows.
I’ve been asked for some follow up, so first, I sugest that you read Steves’ comment in the “pick your brains” on the discussion page, which will give you a bit of insight as to why I posted the pix.
To answer some questions.
The layout is currently 2’-6 x 16’. It is made of two 6’ and two 2’ modules. The 2’ end modules were supposed to be replaced with reverse loops in time for the O scale March Meet this year, but alas, didn’t git-er-dun. All the structures are, quess what, paper! The layout is actually a switching puzzle that I used to run at shows. Probably get back to that soon. Modules are very light weight. 6’ ones are about 20# tops. It can be set up (on table tops) by one person, in about an hour. Runs DCC. Has an On30 stub siding crossing the wide gauge at the far end. Built the whole thing about 6 years ago in two weeks. (minus buildings & DCC)
I’m sure this is too small to really see anything, but I was asked to post the trackplan. When you go from an AutoCad drawing to a .jpg, you loose alot of resolution.
This is a continuation of a discussion about a possible “downloadable” catalog, we are having on the “discussion” page. Can’t post pix there. Just thinking how a catalog page might look. Comment, if you wish. Nothing is in concrete. I know the pix have shadows and the footprint is too light, just trying things on for size and layout.