Category Archives: Layout Design

Design of my SR&RL and/or general thoughts on Model Railroad Layout Design

Solo Sn2 Free-mo Setups

I’m hoping to display some of my Sn2 Free-mo modules at the 2019 NASG convention.  It would be nice to use the same “U” shape I’ve used at the Midwest Show, but that may not workout.  So I’m putting together … Continue reading

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Dream Layout V2 Concept – More work on grades

I continue to play with my dream Sn2 SR&RL plan as I want to locate Bigelow is a location where I could start building the layout.  By shifting Bigelow under the South end of Strong and moving Carrabasset to the … Continue reading

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Harry’s Farmington – 2,3,4…

As soon as I made the post “Farmington Faithful for Harry” he sent the following email and images to the Sn2_Trains yahoogroup: Dave,  The 13.5 feet is the lenght of the wall at the back of the section of benchwork. … Continue reading

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Farmington Faithful for Harry

Harry Downey just yesterday posted a Farmington design challenge to the Sn2_Trains yahoogroup.  Here is what he wrote: I’ve finally gotten the time to get back to some serious work on the layout. I left off at the track work … Continue reading

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Setting the grade

In a an earlier post, I tested how many cars an Sn2 Forney could pull.  Click here to see post and watch video.  In that post I showed how many cars an Sn2 Forney could pull on level track and … Continue reading

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Concept for a trackplan – Too many cakes? or not enough?

Some model railroaders have a passion for just one railroad and can just focus on it and go go go.  I on the other hand like just about all models of trains and many prototype railroads and I’m just not … Continue reading

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Dream Sn2 SR&RL: Concept #6 – Partial Double Deck

A concept diagram is a sketch to see what will fit into a given space.  Additionally, I can use the profile capabilities in XTrkCAD to estimate track length and grades.  Only the fittest concepts move on to become detailed plans. … Continue reading

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