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'Carolina Central RR' - in N-scale - Track Plan
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 Posted: Sat Feb 10th, 2018 12:52 am
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Robert Chant
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Hi All,

This N-scale design is based on the South Carolina Central RR, a class III railway that operates 42 miles of former CSX Transportation trackage in South Carolina, from the CSX interchange at Florence, to end of track at Bishopville. Primary commodities include agricultural products, chemicals, construction materials, fertilizers, minerals, plastics, pulp and paper, and steel and scrap. It handles about 30,000 carloads per year.

Here's the design:



Take care,
Rob.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 13th, 2018 07:07 pm
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Hi Robert :wave:



Well, as a former shortline N-scaler ...

... I gotta say that your trackplan looks like a dream for mooodern ops. ! :P



The idea of modeling a relatively small road ...

... but with plenty of industry, switching & interchange is very appealing.



It look like an AWESOME concept for such a layout, in every detail ! :cool:





'South Carolina Central Railroad', EMD NW2 diesel-electric locomotive, in Cheraw, South Carolina.



:)



Si.

Last edited on Tue Feb 13th, 2018 07:16 pm by Si.



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 Posted: Tue Feb 13th, 2018 07:12 pm
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A slightly lower-res version of Roberts layout plan.

Just to see the overall design.

( good for small screen viewers )






:thumb:



Si.






Last edited on Tue Feb 13th, 2018 07:18 pm by Si.



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 Posted: Tue Feb 13th, 2018 07:25 pm
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Atlas #10002488 GP-38-2 Locomotive w/DCC & Sound - South Carolina Central #2033





This lil' baby is an HO version ... But hey ! ... I like the livery !!



:)



Si.



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 Posted: Tue Feb 13th, 2018 11:38 pm
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Hi Si,

Thanks for the good review of the design. When I found the line, I was impressed with how much heavy industry there was in only 41 miles. It hauls 30,000 carloads per year, so there is plenty of switching.

Take care,
Rob.

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Hi Robert :wave:



Well it's really incredibly well drawn & clear to look at.

I looked at various plan drawing software a while back.

But didn't actually end up with anything on the 'puter. :f:



So it was back to the 4B pencil, squared-paper & ERASER ! for me. ;)



Obviously the software doesn't do it all for you.

You're clearly an expert at using it to best advantage.

So what is the software you draw your plans with Robert ? ???



:)



Si.



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 Posted: Tue Feb 20th, 2018 10:59 pm
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Hi Si,

I have been using 3rd PlanIt by El Dorado Software since the mid-1990s. I can't say much about the learning curve since all new features were introduced over a 20 year period and I kept upgrading my software.

I am also willing to help others with designing their layouts (for free of course) since that is how I get to enjoy the hobby at the moment. So anyone wanting help, just send me a PM.

Take care,
Rob.

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