|View single post by Reg H|
|Posted: Fri Dec 15th, 2017 01:36 am||
|Progress (other than what is going on inside my head) has been slowed by holiday activities.
But things have been going on inside my head.
One thing I would like to include is some provision for continuous running. Previous thoughts only concluded that the only way to include something was to tear out the existing benchwork and design a layout that would include either a lift out or a duck under. Neither of which I am willing to consider.
But then I started thinking of adding a "tourist" HOn30 loop. With 18", or even sharper curves, I might be able to squeeze something in.
Further cogitating brought to mind that I have two HOn3 industrial diesel kits lurking somewhere in my stash of stuff. I have had them so long I can't remember where, when, or why they were acquired. But I am sure they are still in the stash.
Those little bitty engines would look just fine on 15" radius curves. I could model a modern make-believe narrow gauge logging show with these little diesels as power.
Yeah, I know, nothing like that has ever existed. So what?
That aspect of the layout could be made to appear point-to-point (mill to re-load, perhaps) but include a sneak around to complete an oval.
There would be an added benefit. This part of the layout might go some ways towards slaking my thirst for narrow gauge.
But I am way ahead of myself. I don't even have the track mapped out for the west end yet.
I still have three structures to complete before I can begin that process.