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'Carolina Central R.R.' - In 'N' Scale - Track Plan
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 Posted: Sat Feb 10th, 2018 04:52 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 & paper, steel & 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 11:07 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.



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 Posted: Tue Feb 13th, 2018 11:12 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.








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 Posted: Tue Feb 13th, 2018 11:25 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: Wed Feb 14th, 2018 03:38 am
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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: Wed Feb 21st, 2018 02:59 am
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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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" I am also willing to help others with designing their layouts ...
... since that is how I get to enjoy the hobby at the moment "



Hi Robert :wave:



How's it going ?

I would ask for help ... But I wouldn't want to drive anyone totally insane !  :shocked:

Sure to ruin someones enjoyment of most aspects of the hobby for certain.  ;)



I did see a rather spiffy 'Chant' pop up on Google-Images yesterday though.  :)

Having wondered if you penned the oDd shelf-switcher or smaller-scheme now & again ...

... my question was answered !



Not 'N' in fact ... But .. OH n two & a half.  :P

Tempting, could even work in my scale as well   .   .   .



:moose:



Si.




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 Posted: Sat Jun 2nd, 2018 11:41 pm
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Hi Rob,

Wow nice track plan indeed.

I started out in N scale, should of stuck with it, but at the time there wasn't a lot out and too expensive, has dropped down in price slightly.

How did you draw that up, would love to do my track plan like that.


Hi Si. :wave:

A challenge could you draw my plan up similar, have to redraw my track plan after all the changes.
Need to draw up a plan for the control panel, which is complete and powered up now.

With the SC-C colour scheme, we have over here a loco with very similar colour scheme. Will find a pic.


Tony from cool down under


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