|View single post by Almostretired|
|Posted: Sun Jan 16th, 2022 01:34 am||
Thanks for the reply, Michael.
Especially the part about the switches,
as one of the track plans I do really like,
does have a switch under the mountain.
As I used to sometimes warn my HS students,
when I heard of some of their sketchier plans:
"That sounds like a train wreck looking for its crossing..."
I suppose switches in tunnels are likely not at all prototypical,
(rivet counters: feel free to chime in)
but I think a model tunnel with a switch in it is truly a:
"Train wreck looking for its schedule..."
That stated, the prototype for my model railroad,
exists solely in some alternate past reality in my head,
where prototypical accuracy is a passing suggestion relegated to a moot point...
A large part of what attracted me to On30...
I will have to store some of the flotsam and jettison,
of 39+ years and counting of living in this old house, under the layout,
so if something falls past the tiny fences I will put on this part of the track,
it wont fall too far.
Turning this basement room into a "train room" is actually a good exercise,
as lots of "stuff" is going to recycling and charity...
Mark from Illinois