|View single post by Robert Chant|
|Posted: Wed Feb 7th, 2018 03:06 am||
After reading Keith Pashina's excellent threads on the Gilpin Tramway, I thought that I would take a stab at designing a layout for it.
I will warn you that I did take a lot of liberties with the design (most noticeable the overuse of tunnels),
but I think over all, it has some recognizable features.
The design is in O-scale so the mills needed in Black Hawk are big, so I had to reduce most of them to 75% of the original size.
You will also see that I didn't name all the gold mines, and instead just went with generic models.
(Of course, Keith's thread gives enough information to make more accurate models.)
You will also see that I decided to just name the various gulches that the line crossed.
Also not that I didn't like the way my design software handles dual gauge tracks, so I just went with all the same trackwork.
The 3-foot track for the C&S starts at the Hidden Treasure Mill.
Here's the design: