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 Posted: Sun Jan 17th, 2016 08:45 pm
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oztrainz



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Hi Sean,
If you consider the Rimfire and Latigo plan as it stands,
then:
- If you build the modules as four 4' by 2' modules that run vertically on the plan, no major structures like the turntable or turnouts are on the module joints.
- If you go to HO Scale, you can get in more structures (and trees for a Pacific Northwest feel) because HO floorplans only take up 1/4 the area of O scale structures.
- If the mine stays where it is then it is reasonably easy to change from a metalliferous mine to a coal mine
- As a sweeping generalisation :bg: , philosophically, you may have to go to an operating plan where you run shorter trains far more often. This can be quite a mind-shift for some North American modellers who seem to be fixated on multiple locomotives up front and long trains. This seems to be less of a problem for UK/European prototype modellers where shorter length passing sidings on the prototype have limited the length of trains.
- Caution when modelling trees - a 300' high redwood in any scale is a very BIG tree. You may have to use some modeller's license to justify smaller trees (like poor soil, rain-shadow area, already been logged etc). If you want to go for the "tall timber" then perhaps a "Red Stag Lumber" http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_red_stag_on3.html approach hight work, where only the trunks and lower foliage are modelled and the upper foliage is lost in the pelmet over the layout.

Over to you,



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John Garaty
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