View single post by W C Greene
 Posted: Tue Mar 31st, 2015 05:55 pm
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W C Greene

Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
Posts: 7806
I'm not knocking track planners, it is a much needed skill that I don't have! I will relate one story. A good friend has been planning his dream layout for several years, he has CAD drawings of the track plan, benchwork, even the stud locations within the room he intends to use. Years it has been. I do feel sorry for him since he is getting older and that "dream" may be just that. A dream on paper and computer bytes.
And I did use a "plan" of sorts for my new layout. Duane Ericson (author of the Silver City NG book) sent me some drawings of what the track plan at the smelter seemed to be and I was able to get an idea of what the real thing could have been. I drew the track plan in full size on the flat styrofoam sheets and then laid ties & rail pretty much on the lines. But this seems to be the exception to what I have done for so long.
Oh well, back to "work"...


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