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 Posted: Wed Apr 1st, 2015 08:46 pm
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Woodie, I often find myself in that club of people with big dreams, a good sketching hand, but terrible work ethic. Thankfully I broke the vicious cycle with a little N scale layout. Now I just need to update my thread.

I will say that I find conceptual drawings to be more helpful rather than true track-plans. I do a lot of "track planning" on Microsoft Paint, but it's rarely to scale or even proportional to itself. Drawing it out helps me visualize what might work, and what probably won't work. However, a track plan is hardly set in stone, Lee's story is a perfect example of that. I found out the hard way last summer that when you go in with an air-tight plan, you end up suffocating the dream, hence why my C&S project fell apart.

In other words, don't be like this: :brill: when planning a project, be like this: :mex: (if you know what I mean ;) )

If it works for music, painting, sculpture, and pottery, it's good enough for model railroading.


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